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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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flower Smiles

Good Morning Friends! Well I had a fun day yesterday -- 3 hours at the dentist office getting a temporary crown put on a tooth that broke off last week. It's a little achy now so I had to do something to take my mind off it. Here's the result! My card will be entered in three challenges -- Artful Inkables to use paint swatches, Flourishes April Challenge to use a twinchie (2 inch by 2 inch segment) that is the focal point of the card, and stampTV Inspire Challenge to make a card that will brighten someone's day and send it to them! My card base is Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up and all the colored layers are paint swatches. I really like the different textures -- the corner borders and the frames around the stamped images are a rough suede-type texture and I embossed the shiny paint swatch. The flower image and the sentiment are from Gina K. Designs latest stamp TV kit, Spring Mix and were stamped with Bordering Blue and Old Olive from Stampin' Up. I bought the rhinestones and ribbon at Michael's but am not sure of the maker's names.
I'm going to try to get a little sleep now -- till later,



Kerrie said...

Wow, with an achy tooth, you made a fantastic card, love the design.

craftieodamae said...

I love this, you did an awesome job with this gorgeous card!!

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Betty......SNAP I had to go to the Dentist today I'm trying to avoid some root canal work but don't want a problem whilst we're away!!! Hope your tooth setles down.

Patti said...

Gor-Juss! It's amazing what stampin can take your mind off of! Love your card... Thanks so much for playing along with us at Artful INKables!

Colleen said...

What an increditable design. I love the colors and 3 challenges way to go GF

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Artful INKables challenge!!!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, your bound to brighten the day with your card!! Beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

This has such a clean and classy look about it! Very pretty!

Sammi said...

This is LOVELY!!! :D
Thanks for joining in the current Artful INKables challenge :D