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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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Joy to the World


I made a Christmas card today for the group Christmas All Year Long on Show and Tell Cards and Scrap Pages. I "fiddled" with this card a lot longer than I usually do; it just took a while to come together!

Card Base: Gina K. Design Pure Luxury Base Weight White; other paper and "Joy To The World" sticker from The Paper Studio: Wonderful Christmas Wishes Scrapbook Kit; Holiday Collection: The Glitter Matstack for punched out items.

Supplies: Stamping' Up Texturz Backgrounds #1 (Harlequin); Metallic Rub-Ons; Martha Stewart Punch; Small Star Punch and Ribbons from Michael's.

Why don't you come over and get a head start on your Christmas cards for 2010! Last year I waited too late to get started and missed out on so many fun challenges because I had to spend all my time getting the Christmas cards made! I hope I won't let that happen this year -- making one each week should help!

Betty

13 comments:

dee marie said...

Hi Betty! This is such a beautiful Christmas card! I know how you felt last year - I was the same way. Hopefully this year will be better, and you are right, one per week should definitely help!!

Kerrie said...

Yes, it's good to get a head start! ... I better join this challenge....very pretty.

craftieodamae said...

Very pretty Betty!!! Glad someone will be ready next year, I need to start!!

Sue said...

Such a pretty card Betty!
Think I need to make one a week too!

Patti said...

So pretty! You,Sue and Olga are right... we should be on top of our game and be making Christmas cards in February!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I finally had to take the countdown to Christmas off my blog because it was making me nervous already! Good for you, being on the ball!

Colleen said...

Betty,
That is a great idea.. right now I'm so over Christmas I can't even think of doing another christmas card. LOL

Carol said...

Nice card, getting a head start is a good idea! I am sure enjoying your blog!

Patti J said...

Holy cow! Another gal gettin' a head start on Christmas 2010!!! You go girl! I'll be there about 12-20!!! lol... Great card, Betty!

Theresa said...

Great idea to make Christmas cards all year long. Will start maybe when my wrist heals.

Barbara said...

Nice card, it's a good feeling to have a jump start on Christmas, I too left it to the last month and some cards didn't make it for Christmas.

redwasher1 said...

A wonderful Christmas card and I know what you mean about waiting too long to get those cards done!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my, lovely card...really should use your goal setting and get started...just not in the mojo for Christmas....ready for Spring! maybe I should just CASE yours LOL....keep 'em coming!