Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids Hop~ Day 1

In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."
Good morning everyone! We are hopping today to share the banners we have made for some very special kids!
By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners we crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California! Though these children won't get to be home with their families this Christmas we hope to bring a little bit of home to them.
If you just stumbled upon our blog and would like to start at the beginning of this hop at Ellen's Blog please click here! There is LOTS and LOTS of blog candy so please be kind and visit every blog!
Each day (Sat-Mon) there is a new line-up of participants so please make sure to check back each day! In case you get lost here is the line-up for Day 1 (Sat. Nov 10)

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Jessica -
  3. Lezlye -
  4. Edwina -
  5. Jenny -
  6. Shawnee -
  7. Scrappin Madge -
  8. Jeannie D. -
  9. Jessica E.~
  10. Kimi ~ (here)
  11. Janet ~ (next)
  12. Theresa Neubaum ~
  13. Khrista -
  14. An'Jenic -
  15. Jennifer R -
  16. Gloria W.  

For today I am sharing with you the first banner I've ever made. I decided to go with a "winter" theme for this one. I have to hand it to those of you that make banners a lot. I thought this would be easy peasy...oh I was least for me it wasn't! So kudos to all that can do these and do them well!!!

For my 1st banner I made it using last years "Winter Wonderland" DCWV stack. Love that paper stack! It's filled with beautiful blues and silvers. I wanted to do snowflakes and thought how neat it would be to have them cut out in ornaments. So I got out my Imagine and went to work. Now I can't remember for the life of me which cartridge this is from but it had all kinds of things in the ornaments! For the solid ornaments on each end I added some elements from the paper stack that I fussy cut. With the snowflake ornaments I back them with glitter paper to make them really pop! I have a photo below of the front, some close ups of the ornaments, and then a photo of the back. The back is plain and simple but at least it'll look nice from both sides :)

So there you have it. My first banner! I can't wait to ship this one and one for tomorrow off to the Children's Hospital!

Now don't forget we ♥ followers (old & new) and comments too!!! :)

On to your next stop: Janet!


Pamela Lash said...

Let me be the first to say what a darling banner you created - I know it was out of your comfort zone and I truly know what that's like!! A dainty treasure! xoxoxo Mama

Lezlye said...

Great job on you very first banner! You will find they are addicting! Fun hopping with you!

Marianne said...

Some blessed child will cherish this adorable banner. Thanks for sharing, and for taking the time to make it!

Edwina said...

Your banner is so pretty. I love the ornament shape. that is perfect for a Christmas banner. Love the papers you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Rexann Menz said...

Great Banner and Mine is a first as well!! Come and see it on monday!! Also have my own candy up for Grabs!! TFS!!!

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Shawnee said...

Congratulations on your first banner!! I love the snowy feel of it. It is beautiful and the children are going to love it. The colors are perfect for this season.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Well, that certainly is a BEAUTIFUL banner -- nice job, whether it was in or out of your comfort zone. It's wonderful to s-t-r-e-t-c-h every once in a while, isn't it? I've been involved with some challenges lately that have REALLY made me stretch out of my comfort zone (if you know what I mean); one has to wonder who EVER thinks of these challenges, you know!!? Hmmm...

Seriously though, I appreciate your joining along on this project that is very dear to me. THANK YOU for sharing your talents with ill and injured children who need extra love over the holidays!

Very fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Madison said...

This is really a pretty banner. I really love when I see the color blue used for Christmas:) You ROCKED this. Thank you so much for donating this banner to the kids at Children's Hospital. They will appreciate this so much.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful banner! You did a awesome job!

Melissa Chesser said...

Congratulations on your first banner. I will also be making my first to send for this awesome cause!
Love the colors.


Karenladd said...

This is just lovely, and can be used after the holidays too!