Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love Bugs Banner Hop~For Special Needs Kids January 6 & 7

 Welcome to Day 2 of Love Bugs Banner Hop!

Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop.

Forty very talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning. That means if you hop through all 20 blogs each day and leave a comment on each blog then you are in the drawing 40 times!

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Jellypark Digital Stamps will award 2 free digi-images to one winner.

K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.

Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

Now on with the hop....If you have come from (Monica's) then you are on the right track but if you have come here by chance – great! but please start from the beginning at (Ellen's) and continue through from there.

My two youngest children holding the banner I made

Whitney 15 & Zachary 13

For my banner I used the Sweethearts Cartridge, Create a Critter and  Cricut Essentials Cartridge on the E2.

I cut the Scalloped Heart from the Sweethearts Cartridge at 5"
I embossed Each Heart with a Sizzix Valentines Cartridge
Each Heart I threaded ribbon through and then I used Stickles Red glitter around the heart.
The Ladybugs are from the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, I cut them at 3.5"
If you use the shift key on your sweethearts cartridge you will find the multiple hearts, I cut those at 2.25 inches and then I used Glossy Accents on them.

For blog candy I will choose one winner using for a $5 gc to Michaels.

Now please head on over to Beckie's for another great banner for the kids..

Thank you for joining us today on our “Love Bug Banner for Kids” Hop for the children of Pediatric Specialty Care.
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey –
  2. Tami -
  3. Jessica-
  4. Robin –
  5. Theresa Neubaum -
  6. Nicolette -
  7. Vicki -
  8. Lisa T.-
  9. Jessica ~
  10. Jessica ~
  11. Jennifer ~
  12. Nancie ~
  13. Tonya Wilson -
  14. Monica -
  15. Rachelle-
  16. Beckie -
  17. Alina -


  1. Hi Rachelle! Yours is SUCH a sweet banner and I LOVE that you got Whitney and Zachary to hold it for you. They are ADORABLE!!! How very blessed you are!!

    If you have a chance, I should say that your link to Beckie doesn't work and it's MY FAULT. I posted Beckie's address incorrectly. There's no E in the word "be" so the address is If you can correct it ASAP, that would aid our hoppers in getting around.

    THANK YOU again for participating in this Hop that means so much to me, and brings smiles to the faces of the special needs kids at Pediatric Specialty Care!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Your banner is super cute!! I never thought to make a banner with just cute bugs and no words!! The children will love looking at this one!!

    So glad to be in this hop with you!!

  3. How sweet is your banner, I just love it!


  4. Rachelle, your banner is adorable. So cute to involve your kiddos, who by the way are equally adorable. Happy to be a new follower (although I thought I already followed you for a while now) hmmm...anyway, glad nonetheless!
    Jessica S

  5. What a sweet banner. The bug is darling. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  6. So sweet! The little love bug is really cute!

  7. A love bug banner how cute and so addorable. Great hop great cause
    DIANA L.

  8. Great banner! The love bugs are adorable!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  9. Your banner is so cute! It makes me think of old fashioned Valentines. I love it! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown
    PS Cute kids! Did they like your banner?

  10. so so so cute


  11. Beautiful Banner Rachelle. I love the colour and those bugs look adorable. It is great hopping with you again for such a worthy cause.

    Linda xxxx

  12. Super cute banner! Love the lacy hearts for the background and those bugs are adorable!


  13. such a sweet banner with adorable cuts!!

  14. Great job and details. The kids will love it.

  15. very very cute! that CAC ladybug is PERFECT for this banner hop! and cute kids too!

  16. Awe, so sweet. Great job.

  17. This heart design is perfect with great colors. Sure to make someone's day.

  18. so cute, love all those lil lady bugs! Your banner will be sure to bring out lots of smiles, the best medicine the kids get.
    big bug hugs from follower #222 :), I hope you can drop by my blog sometime soon, would love to have you :)

  19. Great banner!