And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Monday, November 12, 2012

Banners for Special Needs Kids

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas.
 In their hearts, we find its meaning."

If you are getting here from  Tami's Blog, then you are right on track!

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families.  For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.

This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop! It is my first year to participate and I am very honored and grateful to be a part of this special event.

Not only has the number of crafters grown this year, but Ellen has teamed up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT.  The banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California
First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:

This first banner was the FIRST banner I have EVER created IN MY LIFE!
I had a blast making this. It was intimidating at first, but turned out to be a lot of fun. 
Each banner piece was hand drawn and colored.

My second banner was created using the triangle scraps from the first. The banner is thinner and daintier looking. I used the Fresh Brewed Designs Cutie Pie Ice Skating Stamp that I am sponsoring this hop with.
The penguin and the rest of the images were hand drawn.

 Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can, as several will be providing their own blog candy with their own requirements. 

This post will stay up and live from November 12 through November 24. I will link it to the top of all of my posts  Winners will be announced on November 25! To see the blog candy up for grabs be sure to check out Ellen's post at the first hop stop.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
Marianne -
Tami -
Heather D. - 
Jearise -   GO HERE NEXT
Susan B -
Jamie M.
Linda Simpson -
Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com_
Vicky -
Debbie T-
Pam Funk -
Shelly -
Lisa L. -
Nancie -
Dorcas -
Debbie _
Rexann -


  1. Your banners are so cute! Just adorable!

  2. Your banners are adorable!!! Love them both!! You did a lot of colouring!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  3. Really beautiful banners Heather they are just so fresh and vibrant. The children will love them. I am now following too.

    Linda xxxx

  4. what super super cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute banners and for such a wonderful cause. the children will definitely love and cherish them.

  5. Oh my Gosh, Your Banners are so Awesome!! Alot of love and coloring went into them!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  6. Hi Heather, So good to see you with us. I love your banners. They are beautiful! I love your images on them. I thought I recognized them then I read your post. Great job on both banners. the kids will love them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  7. You created two darling banners! Love the colors and design! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Jenny

  8. Heather, your banners are adorable. I love all of the images and am sure the kids will too! tfs Tami
    Tambos Creations!

  9. What a fantastic blog hop. TFS it with us! :)

  10. Your two banners are amazing!! I love the characters and the red and white!! So pretty!! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and donating your banner to the kids at Children's Hospital. I appreciate that so much! You ROCKED this hop!

  11. My, Heather! These banners are GORGEOUS and FUN. You did such a super job it is hard to imagine that these are your first ever!! Thank you again for participating in this hop that is so very dear to me. It is hard to describe the look of wonder and pure, innocent delight in the child's eyes when he or she first sees the banner hanging bedside... precious! That child appreciates you more than I can ever. May you always be blessed knowing the joy you bring.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

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  13. This is so wonderful Heather. I am trying to find the time to make a banner too.




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