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 24, 2010

Yes, It's January!


I enjoyed making a Christmas card today, thanks to Peggy Lacktorin in the group Christmas All Year Long at Show and Tell Cards and Scrap Pages. She extended the challenge to make a Christmas card using silver and gold, and any other colors of our choice. I used a grayish-blue base card stock that has metallic flecks. The image and the red piece are from a card we received this past Christmas. The silver and gold are leftovers from the cards that I made to send. I embossed the sentiment (from SU) and the ivy (from Michael's) with gold embossing powder. Although I don't have a picture, the inside of the card is gold embossed on a piece of ivory card stock with Melanie Muenchinger's sentiment "May the spirit of Christmas bring you PEACE. The gladness of Christmas give you HOPE. The warmth of Christmas grant you LOVE." This is from her Festive Frame set by Gina K. Designs which is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoyed the early taste of Christmas!

Betty

6 comments:

CraftieConnie said...

Wow Betty, this is beautiful with the gold!

Kerrie said...

Betty, this is just beautiful....

craftieodamae said...

Way to get the jump on Christmas cards! It's beautiful!

Sue said...

Very striking card Betty! Beautiful

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is just beautiful!

Patti said...

Another work of art!Love the embossing... so elegant!