Thursday, September 1, 2011

Labor Of Love Halloween Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Labor Of Love Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Ellen at Card Monkey and Madison at Funky Cards.  We are so glad you could join us!

If you just came from Nicolette at Beyond Scrappin', you are right on track.  If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Ellen at Card Monkey.

Forty amazingly talented women have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the rooms of special needs children at Pediatric Specialty Care in Bucks County, PA.  I'm so honored I get to be a part of this hop with a group of fabulous ladies who never cease to amaze me!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost.  These lovely ladies are the first two days of the hop 09/02-09/03.
Ellen -
Madison -
Jess -
Nicolette -
Ashley (Nikki) - <--YOU ARE HERE
Jennifer - <--NEXT STOP
Dee -
Sue -
Amy -
Lori -
Bobbie Jo -
Jessica -
Shawnee -
Jamie -
Robyn -
Lisa -
Sandra -
Tonya -
Debbie -

I'm so excited to be showing you the banner I made!  It was so much fun to make!

The banner pieces and letters were cut with my Birthday Bash cricut cartridge at 5in for the banner and the letters are at 2in.  The kids are from Paper Doll Dress Up and cut at 4in.

Paper is from DCWV Midnight Spell and my scraps
Cricut Cartridges-Birthday Bash & Paper Doll Dress Up

Want to send cards to the children?  Please click here to be taken to the post Madison has set up with all the linking and mail information!

I'm doing something a little differently.  I will pick 5 hoppers who comment on this post and donate a card in their name to the children.  I will announce the names on Tuesday, September 6th.  Please stop over my Facebook page to say hello.

***This blog hop and all the fantastic prizes we are offering would not be possible without our awesome sponsors***

Pink Cricut

To be eligible for a prize:
**Leave a comment on Day 1 or Day 2. (Fri./Sat.)
**Leave a comment on Day 3 or Day 4. (Sun./Mon.)
**Thank a sponsor/s for sponsoring our hop by clicking on the icons listed above and leaving a message on our sponsor/s blog saying  "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love  Halloween Hop, happening today."
**Link a Halloween card to Funky Cards at the link provided at the end of the hop and donate it to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care.

We will be using Random Organizer to match our prizes to our winners.  You can enter all of the categories 1-4 and be eligible to win every prize:)  There may be more than one winner in some categories and the more comments you leave the better your chances!!

Thanks so much for hopping by and a great big thank you to Ellen and Madison for allowing me to take part in this very special hop.  My post will stay up until Sunday morning.  Please stop back at Ellen's blog on Sunday because there will be 20 more fabulous ladies with some amazing banners.

Your next stop is Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great banner!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

A FABULOUS banner, Nikki. THANK YOU for taking part in this hop and for sharing your love and talent. It's always wonderful to be in a Hop with you!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

jessica said...

Love your banner!! Such a fun Halloween project that will brighten the door of a special child!

Auntie Em said...

Your banner is just adorable! The little characters are so cute.
What a sweet thing to do to send cards to the little children who need cheering up. It will really make their day! {Hugs}

Eva said...

What a fabulous Banner, adorable!!! Love your idea to send in cards for your comments. Thank you for being a part of this and being so giving to these children.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog right now

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your banner. The characters are just adorable! Love it! This hop is wonderful. I love the fact that the banners are going to such a great cause.

mamawcindy said...

Oh,Your Banner is so Cute! Love how each one has a different Trick or Treater. The Children are going to Love this. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

jacgonz said...

I am so loving this blog hop - get to find such talent and follow! Love the banner - great ideas.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome banner, it is sure to brighten the day for the child that receive it for the hospital room.
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Cherie said...

Fabulous Banner! What a great cause too! Thanks for sharing!

cherie.goyer at

Jess B. said...

Great Banner. These are going to have jello pudding faces. TFS

Jess B.

Vicki said...

Love the banner. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at

Linda said...

Hi Ashley we are on another blog hop together. :) I love your banner it is so awesome.

Linda :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love this hop - what a great reason to make banners.

Jessica said...

This is a very sweet banner Ashley! Love that font, I need to use my birthday bash cart more!

Dee said...

Hi I love your banner. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing in this wonderful event hosted by Ellen.


Mad Crafter said...

Ashley (Nikki), your banner is fantastic:) I love how the kids are each holding a letter! So cute and colorful. Thank you so much for participating in this hop with me and Ellen. You're the best.

Lori Apgar said...

What a super cute banner!!! Love the little costumed people! All of these banners are so different, yet all so cute!!

So honored to be in this hop with you!!

The Creative Mommy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner! And I just love the cause!!! I'll be sending my cards in! I made two for two kids!!! Wish I had the time to make TONS more!!!

Anita Braddock said...

I love your banner very spooky thanks for sharing and for the kid that will enjoy. this
thanks for the chance to win

McVic said...

great banner! love that each little guy us holding a letter!

ScrappinT said...

Love the cartridge that you used for this adorable banner!

Michelle said...

Your banner is adorable I just love how it turned out and for such a great cause. I just know that all of these banners will brighten the days of the children at Pediatric Specialty Care and the staff and the families.
Thanks for all of your hard work on this hop.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

SueNJ said...

I now have a new cartridge that I HAVE to have. Thanks for sharing this wonderful banner and I am looking forward to more hops with you.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Rachelle said...

very cute banner.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Tambo said...

I love your banner! I am going to have to check out those carts. I have both of them but have not played around much with either yet. I need more crafting time! LOL I really like that you used the paper doll one though. The characters are so cute! Great job! tfs Tami

Tambo's Creations

Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

Ashley, So glad to see you here for this blog hop. Great banner, cute, cute, cute. The "kids" from the paper doll cart are a nice addition that the kids can connect with. Great work. Ü Cynthia V.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! The kids in costume are my favorite element!

Donna Lee said...

Ohhh and awwww I love the paper. You did a great pice of work on this banner. Thanks for sharing.

Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!!

its boo-ti-ful


jengd said...

Cute! Love all of those Halloween characters!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love how you put the letters on top of the characters!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Denise said...

Very Cute! I need to try and make a banner --- on my list of things to try :) Keep up the great creativity.

Percilla G said...

I had to click on it to see it close up and I am so glad I did.
The different characters are fa-boo-lous

Kris Dietz said...

I love your banner -- it is too cute. The little characters are fantastic! TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Pammejo said...

Love your banner, I am sure the boy or girl that recieves it for over their bed will enjoy looking at it. TFS

Linda said...

Fabulous banner!!!!! Great job!!!!

Jennifer said...

Such a great banner! Love it!

kimberly said...

love your banner - cute little critters or i should say monsters

quilt4fun2 said...

A very sweet cute! Love it.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Michelle said...

I was just stopping back by for day two to see if you posted anything new.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Doris P. said...

love this cartridge and this banner.. so cute. the kids will love it!

Monica said...

super cute banner....

I bet the kids are gonna be so surprised!!!

All the best.

Carol's Creations said...

Love your banner...Paper Doll Dress Up is one of my favorite carts!!!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Beautiful Banner and Great Cause. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com