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

Table for One


This card was created for the Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge and also the Papertrey Ink Scrap-tastic Challenge. All dp is from My Mind's Eye, Simply Delightful, that I used for recent projects. Sentiment is Stampin' Up, Short and Sweet. The photo was taken at one of my backyard bird feeders of a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Maybe we can get together and "do lunch" some time soon!

20 comments:

Patti said...

Another beauty Betty! I love the pictures of your birds! We don't have such beautiful creatures in our back yard! LOL!

Gabby said...

Awww...that a sweet take on the sketch Betty!

Thanks for playing with JUGs! Happy New Year!

Gabby~January's guest DT!

wordbird said...

Betty...Oh yea!! I can visit you and your beautiful back yard friends on your blog! Congrats! ;D Diana

Heidi said...

Beautiful, beautiful card and picture of the bird!

Patti J said...

Hi Betty! I think your blog is wonderful! Congrats!!! Love all of your cards - I'm signing up right now to follow you - feel free to stalk me as well if you don't already!!! So happy to see you with a blog!

Helen Dooley said...

what a beautiful card!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card, love the picture of the woodpecker!

Tina Gilliland said...

Betty, congrats on your new blog!!! Great job, girlfriend!! The cards are rockin!!

Sue said...

I love how you use photos on your cards Betty,this one is a beaut! - if I look out my window just now it's wet and a bit grey looking!!!
Now I have to ask why this bird is called a Red Bellied Woodpecker? I see red but nowhere near the belly!!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the pic! Nice card! I should send you an email I just received about a woodpecker making a hole in a tree and a snake comes out and tries to eat it! Amazing!

Theresa said...

Hi Betty. Welcome to blogging. Your Blog looks great and you already have so many followers. Great start. Saw a Red bellied woodpecker at one of the feeders today along with a downy, nuthatches and many more. Great card too.

Jennie said...

Welcome to Blogging Betty! It is addictive and so glad to have you join.

Love your card, what a great picture and love this design. :o)

Stampin' Pam said...

Great take on the sketch Betty - what a wonderful photo and nicely done to add it in your card. Your blog is coming along so nicely! Heh heh - got any free time now? *grin* Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls as we kick off a whole new year. Hope to see you again next week.

Carol said...

Very nice, Betty. You must have an amazing backyard! That bird is beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Betty! What a precious card! Your photo of that Red Bellied Woodpecker is wonderful! Great job combining challenges :) Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge - Hope to see you next Saturday for a fun technique challenge!

redwasher1 said...

Wonderful card Betty! I love the photo!

Lisa Kind said...

What a great picture and love how you incorporated it into my sketch! So happy you played our JUGs challenge once again!

craftieodamae said...

how did I miss this yesterday? It's gorgeous. Isn't he a pretty bird!

Selma said...

Always love your cards with pictures of the birds. The colors you used on the card are so pretty with the picture.

Maria Levine said...

Fun, love the picture! Great way to do it. Thanks for playing along!