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, March 11, 2010

TMITA Pot of Gold

This card is for the challenge over at There's Magic in the Air/Paper Cupcakes. Nina is giving us the image to play with and the challenge is to use metal along with the colors green and gold. Well, my metal is in the ribbon and the glittery gold cardstock. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up "A Little Birdie Told Me" and is embossed in gold, punched with SU small oval punch, and adhered to the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio. Then, that is attached to the card with a "golden thread" (lol). Please forgive Mr. Leprachaun's face -- I messed up a bit trying to color his beard. Got brown on his face and didn't like brown after all -- it needed to be gray. Think I fiddled too much trying to get the brown off his face (first with WhiteOut which didn't work, then with a white pen) Finally, colored his face with a Bic marker (which I used on the entire image as well) and was "sorta" okay with it! Also had another Oops -- the gold pen I used to color the coins in the pot covered all the coin outlines -- drew them in with pen but they seemed to disappear. Finally decided to gold emboss them. My card looks okay as long as you don't click on it to make it larger!! Be kind, ok? Found some coins from our travels (Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, The Netherlands) to add to the photo.

Later, Betty


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I promise not to make it larger, it looks fine to me! He has very small details, as do the tiny shamrocks. Wowzer, you went through pains with the coins! Glad you decided to play .

Patti said...

I just figured he had an age spot! LOL! He is just as cute as can be! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC!

craftieodamae said...

Fantastic!! You go girl! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC! Hugs, Olga

Sue W said...

OMG he's a well travelled Leprachaun!!! Just looks like he's spent too much time in the sun.......I like him..he's so jolly!!! Thanks for playing again this week.

Nilla said...

Love all the gold! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at TMITA/PCC! Hugs Nilla

Nina said...

Oh he really is not bad at all, I like his white beard too!! Love how he looks like he is in all those coins, beautiful job on that!! still a fun card! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at TMITA/PCC! Hope to see you next week!
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Kim said...

An absolutely sparkley creation! Love it! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA/PCC and hope to see you back next week too!

Aloha, Kim
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