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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Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Rose for Melanie


Melanie Muenchinger is an awsome illustrator for Gina K Designs. She is celebrating two years of illustrating and blogging with a ginormous blog hop which she has invited everyone to join by making a card with one of her many stamp sets! I have used A Year of Flowers to create this card. I stamped the image on SU Blush Blossom cs and used a blender pen to color with Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink, and Cameo Coral. I cut out the rose and leaves and adhered to the white cs that has been embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots Folder; I used pop dots for the rose. Added a pretty bow with ribbon from Michael's and it's done!

26 comments:

Lori said...

Lovely, Betty! Your coloring is amazing and that ribbon has the perfect colors.

craftieodamae said...

Hey Hey Hey, I'm first to post a comment! LOL Your card is gorgeous Betty!

Melanie said...

oh that is so sweet Betty! I love that pink and green ribbon, how beautiful!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so excited to be able to leave comments for you now, Betty! Lovely rose for Mel!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Betty!! I love this rose in pink and your coloring is fantastic! I just finished making a card with this rose and in pink for Melanie's hop. great minds think a like, LOL.

JazzyH said...

Beautiful card and I love the ribbon. Welcome to the world of blogging!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful card Betty and I'm SO proud of you for starting a blog - be prepared to have no free time left LOL. :-) GOod luck to you - it's a crazy fun world :-) HUGS,
Pam

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Betty! Welcome to blogging! Oh...that is one gorgeous rose. Your coloring is fantastic! I love the colors in that ribbon too!

Happy New Year!
Sue

Helen Dooley said...

Awesome card Betty. Welcome to the world of blogging. Now we can leave nice comments for you.

Carol said...

Betty-You go girl!!Blogging is a blast, but sometimes hard to keep up with! :0) Happy New Year!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Betty! Congrats on taking the plunge with your blog. It does grow on you and when you don't post for a while you suddenly miss it. Wishing you much fun with your blog in 2010.

Selma said...

Awesome card Betty. Your coloring is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing all your work now. You are doing a great job getting it all set up.

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card Betty, your colouring is first class.....

Becky said...

Congratulations Betty; :) this is a beautiful start.

tlgirl353 said...

Way to go Betty. Good job setting up your blog!

Sunshine said...

Welcome to blogland honey! There is no escape hatch though!! LOL!!

wordbird said...

Oh my stars Betty...this is soooo lovely! ;D Diana Q.

Cathy said...

Woo Hoo!!! Glad to see that you are going to have your own blog. Can't wait to see your creations more often with your own dialogue!!!
Your A Year of Flowers card for Melanie is gorgeous. Happy New Year friend!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

way to go!!!! so glad to be able to read more about your creations and you!!! be careful though...blogging is VERY addictive!! so remember that this is supposed to be fun!!!I used to get so stressed when I couldnt visit everyone every day...or post something every day! now I relax and enjoy!!!
You are off to a most beautiful start!!!

Patti said...

Look at you go girl! Your first card post... and it's a work of art! Absolutely over the top gorgeous!

Kim Marie said...

Oh my! Beautifully done!
Kim Marie

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous!! Betty, congratulations on you getting a blog.

Sue said...

Oh my, look at you 22 comments on your fab card - love the pink and your choice of ribbon too! Way to go Betty. x

qvande said...

Betty, this is so real looking, absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the new blog, too.

Terri E. said...

Great coloring and ribbon accent.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lagene said...

I love this rose card, the colors are so wonderful!