Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bunnies and Blossoms Banners for Kids blog hop

      Hello we are having a Bunnies and Blossoms Banners for Kids blog hop. It is a 2 day event with different people both days. Be sure to check out the hop both days to see some really terrific banners. These banners will go to the Speciality Care Hospital in PA. There are some really great kids there who need a little cheering up. These banners bring great joy to them. Thank you Ellen for letting me be a part of this great group of ladies.

Today and tomorrow (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works asAdmissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC),

PSC is a long-term care facility for specialneeds children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. Thebabies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and areadmitted from all over the country.
Some are infants, born prematurely and beforetheir lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects,illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving carein a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.

Our banners are meant to cheer the youngpatients, their families, and the staff at PSC. Here is the banner that I madeand will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room:
(Show your banner -- describe how you made it...)

We DO have a tasty bit of blog candyto thank you for visiting us today! What's the prize??!

How about a beautiful handmade (courtesy of our Blog Hop Hostess, CardMonkey!) Cricut Cozy Covers?! Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because CardMonkey does not make them for sale and she usually sticks to paper, not sewing!!

To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish -- the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org.

2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog ... Leave a comment on our Hop Hostess's site ( and let her know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you'd like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, andw hat text you'd like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for her to contact you if your name is picked.

                                    Today I am sharing 2  double sided banners with you.
                                                         This is banner #1.
                                             Here are close ups of the banner.
                               Here is the second side of this banner.

                                            Close ups of this side of the banner.

                                                                       Banner #2

                                            Close ups of  this side of Banner #2.
                                              Next side of banner #2.

                                         Close ups of this side of Banner #2.

                  I used several Cricut cartridges to get the Bunnies. They are as Follows.
Camping Critter-row 2 button 1 at 3" and row 4 button 7 at 3"
Campout-row 3 button 4 at 3.35"
Create a Critter- row 1 button 3 at 3"-all layers, shadow, and accessories.
Cricut Sampler-row 3 button 7 at 2.65"
Celebrate with a flourish-row 2 button1 at 2.68"
Easter- row3 button 5and row 4 button5 at 3", row 3 button 6 and row 4 button 6 at 3", row3 button7 and row4 button7 at 2.78", row3 button9 and row 4 button 9 at 3", row3 button 10 and row 4 button 10 at 3.5"
Give a Hoot- row 5 button 5 at 2.76", row 3 button 6 at 3.15", row 2 button 3 at 3.44"
Gypsy Wanderings- row 5 button 2 at 3"
Noah's ABC Animals- row 4 button 3 at 3.44"
Paper Dolls for Everyday - row 5 button 7 at 3.50"- accessory key
Pooh and Friends- row3 button 8 at 3.35"
Winter Woodland-row3 button7 at 2.76"
Banner was cut from Birthday Bash cartridge row5 button 6 at 5.25" font and font shift  keys.
The flowers were all cut from Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge as follows.
row 1 buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and  10 at2.53"
row 2 buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 at 2.09"
row3 button 7 at 1"
row 4 buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 at 1.50"
row 5 buttons 2, 4, 5, 7, and 10 at 1"- leaves
    Papers used were by Recollections and DCWV. The buttons are by Favorite Findings. Glue dots Memory dots were used to stick them on as I did not want them coming off. The ribbon is grosgrain by Offray. The small 1" flowers I inked with, Stampin Up Rose Romance, and Studio g purple, and blue. Other adhesives used are ATG runner and Zig blue 2 way pen.
   I have blog candy for you. You need to leave me an e-mail address in order to be able to get in touch with you if you are a winner. I would appreciate it if you were a follower too. I can only mail to the USA and Canada or USA at this time. I am giving away a stamp set called You're My Peep from Clear Dollar Stamps. Their store can be found here.   Here is a photo of the picture of the stamps that comes with them.

                        Now remember to leave your e-mail to be eligible for the drawing.

Your next stop on the hop is Theresa

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost or have just found it by chance.

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - 
  2. Ashley - 
  3. Jearise - 
  4. Rachelle -
  5. Edwina Brown- You are here
  6. Theresa ~ Next stop
  7. Nancie ~
  8. Janet S -
  9. Lori -
  10. Jenny -
  11. Jenny D -
  12. Sandra
  13. Jeannie -
  14. Lucy -
  15. Shelly Lynn -
  16. Beth McGee -

For Sunday, March 25:

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Ashley -
  3. Pam -
  4. Rachelle -
  5. Jessica Esch-
  6. Nancie ~
  7. Tami ~
  8. Susan E Bermudez -
  9. Beckie -
  10. Jamie M.
  11. Vicki Wilson
  12. Robin -
  13. Jennifer -
  14. Debbie T. -
  15. Lisa T. -
  16. Cindy Potentier. -
18. Yvette ~


  1. Dear Edwina ... Your banners are STUNNING! I received them and am taking them to PSC on Monday. They will be even more thrilled than I am ... they are breathtaking! Thank you for all the love you've put into them. It truly shows how big your heart is. BEAUTIFUL!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. super job Edwina, love all the bunnies and flowers, fabulous banners :)

  3. Both banners are so pretty. Great job.

    vwilson577 at

  4. Love both banners Edwina. Love the cuts and the colors. Nice being in the hop with you.

  5. Love BOTH of your banners Edwina. Love all the different bunnies! TFS :)


  6. Sweet banners Edwina... I love all the bunnies and the soft colors you used!! I'm a new follower! :)


  7. I love all the bunnies you chose. It is super cute!!

  8. Oh how cute, all the little bunnies just love it, this is such a lovely cute hop that I am doing, it brings a smile to my face never mind what it will do for the kids. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. How adorable.
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  10. Your two banners are lovely! How nice that you all are doing this for the patients, parents, and staff!

    I follow via GFC: allibrary. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Lovely! I love the soft colors!

  12. Bunnies bunnies everywhere; you did an awesome job on both banners! I always like how the banners are done on both sides so the patients and family can see them when they come & go from the room.
    I'm a new follower & glad to participate with you in the hop. :)


  13. Edwina, Your banner is simply adorable..Great Job!
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  14. Wow Edwina you have been super busy I love your banners theya re so much fun to lookk at and I love that they are double sided. Awesome!! Nice hopping with you today!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  15. What a pretty banner! I love all of the different bunnies you used!! Glad to be in this hop with you! Also glad to be a follower.

    lori.apgar @

  16. Supper Sweet Banner love the colors thanks for sharing

  17. beautiful banners!! Love all the adorable cuts and pastel colors!

  18. what an adorable banner!!
    leokc34 at gmail dot com

  19. sweet banner & cuts/ colors..cute..cute..

  20. Beautiful banner!!! I love it! TFS

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  21. Edwina this is adorable and I know it's going to be treasured by whomever receives it! Thanks for the wonderful detailed instructions and letting us know about cleardollarstamps!

    1. Nothing cutter than bunnies in the spring time! TFS

  22. Very cute banner--I like the colors and that is is double sided. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  23. Super cute banner. I am a new follower.