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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Thursday, February 25, 2010

When Just Us Girls (WAS/WERE?) Young!



When I first saw the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge I knew I wanted to make a gradient color card. I found these beautiful colors that worked well together, then added the white strip with Swiss Dots. Next I cut out circles with Nesties and embossed Swiss Dots on the white cirle. I've been making dragonfly cards for Taylored Expressions Card Drive and I had intended to do that with this card. However, at this point, it (the card) just yelled at me, "I need a tissue flower!" Well, who am I to go against the wishes of my card? So I reached for the gorgeous tin on my desk filled with beautiful flowers that I was lucky enough to have won from Just Us Girls for their 4th challenge. (They are now all grown up at 21!) You can see Mona's video on how to make these gorgeous creations by clicking on the link above. I have been hoarding my winnings (I know others of you do this too!!) but have now decided that I must share this goodness with others! This card can be used for many different occasions so I will add that sort of greeting to the inside of the card. Be sure to check out the links and come back to see me again!

Betty

7 comments:

craftieodamae said...

how pretty, thanks for sharing the info, going to check it out!!

Patti said...

Gorgeous GF! I'm meeting Olga over at Jugs to check it out! LOL!

Selma said...

Beautiful card Betty. I have been going to make some of these flowers but have not gotten around to it. They are beautiful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Betty! What a wonderful surprise! I am so thrilled to know those flowers went to a great home & are getting some love :) Your card looks wonderful - I love your color selection & that flower is pretty too :) TFS

Kerrie said...

Betty, really pretty card, the flower is just stunning, must try this technique.

redwasher1 said...

Wow!Your flower Turned out gorgeous!

Sue W said...

Wow love your tissue flower - makes for a great card!!
Have a great week end!!