September 2, 2011

Labor of Love Halloween Hop Day 1!

Welcome to SweetSassyDiva blog!  All this week the design team has been making Halloween banners in honor of today's blog hop!  You can see those in the blog archives here. Also, we are having a SweetSassyDiva Design Team call which you can view by clicking here!  I hope that you will become a follower of Please click the follow button which can be found to the right hand column.  There is an additional option to follow by email.  In addition, I will be drawing a name of one lucky follower who also leaves a comment on this post and tomorrow's post for a surprise gift.   

Today, I would like to welcome you to the Labor of Love Halloween Hop that Ellen is hosting!  If you arrived from Lori's Blog Scrappin My Stress Away, you are in the right spot!  If you arrived here first, please be sure to start at Ellen's blog so, that you do not miss any of the wonderful creations!

I would like to introduce you to a dear friend of mine that creates banners for sale.  She has graciously created a banner for donation to the Pediatric Specialty Care to hang in the rooms of the medically-fragile children who live at the Bucks County facility in PA. ( to help them decorate for Halloween.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for another special creation for Day 2 of the Labor of Love Halloween Hop right here at it will be another new banner that you will want to see.

A special thank you to Sara!

Hello all! Sara from Sentiments by Sara here. I have a sweet little trick or treat banner I have created for you.

You can click on the pictures to get a closer look on them.

Using purple textured cardstock, I cut the outer squares at 5 inches using the Accent Essentials cartridge.

The inner squares are some Halloween patterned paper from Hobby Lobby and are cut at 4 inches. You can do them as scalloped edges but, I chose not to here so that the focus was more on the design than the background pattern.

I used the Simply Sweet cartridge to cut the words at 2 inches along with the shadowing.

The pumpkins, ghost and spiders were cut from the Mini Monsters cricut cartridge at 3 inches (pumpkins/ghost) and 2 inches (spiders)

The cauldron was cut at 2 inches on the Happy Hauntings cartridge.

I hole punched each square on both sides and tied them together with an orange and black ribbon and black tulle (about 6-8 inch pieces)

You can visit my page at  to see more of my banner creations! I make banners, cupcake toppers, centerpieces, favor tags and door signs for all types of parties as well as plenty of other things!!  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the next Banner for Day 2! 

Your next stop is with Jessica.

Thank you for stopping by and check out the daily postings at as well as the weekly challenges.  We are also doing a design team call and are looking for some creative people!  For more details, click here!

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way!

Ellen @
Madison @
Jess @
Nicolette @
Jenny @
Nikki @
Jennifer @
Dee @
Sue @
Amy @
Lori @
Bobbi Jo @ YOU ARE HERE!
Jessica @
Shawnee @
Liz @
Jamie @
Robyn @
Lisa @
Sandra @
Tonya @
Debbie @

Now, on to the prizes! Blog Hop Sponsors and Blog Candy:

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

My Pink Stamper
Pink Cricut
My Creative time
Karber Design
Scrappy Moms Stamps

To be eligible for a prize:

**Leave a comment on Day 1 or Day 2. (Fri./Sat.) Posts!

**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. You can link your card at Funky Cards!

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!!


AmyJRockstar said...

This is super duper cute! I love that patterned paper you used and the font worked so well with it! Love all the little cute Cricut cuts you did. What an adorable banner. Someone's going to be so happy to have this! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

jessica said...

Beautiful banner!! love the colors and the cuts!
TFS such a fun halloween banner

Eva said...

awe, this is soooo cute, I love that background really pops every thing else. Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog right now

mamawcindy said...

Your Banner is so Cute!!! The Children are going to Love It!. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Beckie W said...

Gorgeous. Great job. And it's huge!!! Those lil ones are gonna love it.

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your banner! What a great banner for a great cause.

Shawnee said...

Beautiful banner for a wonderful cause. The children are going to love it!!


Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome banner. It is sure to brighten the day of a sick child.
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Cherie said...

Love the banner!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at

Vicki said...

Super cute banner. Thanks for sharing and for supporting such a great cause.

vwilson577 at

Linda said...

Fantastic Banner, Love the colours and such an amazing job especially for a good cause.


Lori Apgar said...

Love your banner!!! So honored to be in this hop with you!!!

The Creative Mommy said...

Great job on your banner! What a great cause!!! Thank you so much for sharing! You have a new follower out of me!

Dee said...

I love your banner thanks for sharing. Dee:)

McVic said...

beautiful banner! love the colors!

ScrappinT said...

Love the 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...

What a fantastic banner and I will have to check out Sara's site :) Thanks for sharing it.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the banner.

Rachelle said...

Very cute banner!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a really cute banner. Nice being on the hop with you.

Percilla G said...

Love how you used the paper (vertical and horizontal) cute indeed

Kris Dietz said...

What a pretty banner -- love the colors, papers and images. TFS. I'm a new follower.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

A perfect job on a banner that will bring smiles to the kids I am sure.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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