Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

From the Garden


On stampTV this week Gina K. challenged us to make a card inspired by the garden. I took this photo of a flower in my sister's garden on my last visit with her in Mississippi. Cut it out and framed it with Nestablities. Base card stock is SU Gable Green; the others are miscellaneous sheets. Stamp in lower corner is from Stampin' Up, Take Three, in Always Artichoke. I used Martha Stewart's border punch Daisy to add a strip along the top of the card. Couldn't see it too well so traced the cutout portions with Always Artichoke. Ribbon came from Michael's and I tied a "cheater bow". Some cards just fall together -- 1,2,3; This was not one of those cards. It behaved like my grandchildren on a bad day!! Don't know how many times I changed papers and positions before finding something that I liked. Hope you enjoy it too!

8 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Betty! I know what you mean about cards that just don't behave - lol....turned out beautifully though! Hugs!

Patti said...

Another work of art!I love how you incorporate your pictures into your cards!

craftieodamae said...

girl you nailed this one. Its gorgeous!! I love flowers too.

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card, love the flower and colours are great.

Sue said...

Betty your card might have given you problems but the end result is worth it! Your feature image is beautiful and your choices of card and ribbon to complement it are perfect!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Betty and a wonderful photo. Great colors and layout to.

Helen Dooley said...

What a gorgeous card! you did a great job.

Carol said...

This is just so pretty, Betty! Love the pic and the colors!