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 21, 2010

Sunshine and Flowers



I have two cards to share with you today, my friends! Hoping this first one will bring a little sunshine into your day. The sketch is courtesy of Card Patterns and the color combo comes from Just us Girls. Image is from Sassy Cheryl's (if you haven't joined her group over at Papercraft Planet, you need to -- she gives out the cutest freebies for each 100 members!) and last but not least, I was able to make the sun rays thanks to a tutorial by my friend Geri. I think they all worked together to make a sweet and lovely card that makes me feel happy just to look at it!

My second card is a CASE from a tutorial at the Operation Write Home blog. I heat embossed the flourish from Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs in gold and cut out the vellum flowers with a Sizzix Embosslit from SU and attached with gold brads. I used two different ribbon tags Nestabilities and blue and gold ribbon to attach to the card. I've become a follower of the OWH blog and my goal is to send a batch of cards to them several times this year.

Hope you have a day filled with sunshine!
Betty

15 comments:

Cynthia said...

Betty - both cards are lovely. I especially like the digi using Geri's sun ray technique!

Olga said...

awesome cards! I love the first one, check out my blog I left you some thing

whoistracy said...

What great cards! I love that gradient sunray background on the first one- so creative. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns.

Patti P. said...

These are beautiful Betty. You did a fine job on both. I love the little bear image and you did a great job on your sun rays.

Janice M said...

Great cards Betty! That bear card is Adorable!!! Love the rays of sunshine behind it.

redwasher1 said...

Betty!! Your rays look FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! I love them! Great cards on both and love your coloring!!

Sue Lelli said...

Your JUGS card is cute! Love the bee flying around the bear and the flowers!

Patti said...

You are so versatile! You went from sunny and bright to gorgeous and elegant! Awesome work GF!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sweet cards Betty! The first is so cute & you did a great job with the JUGS color challenge & the second is so elegant. Love the vellum flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

Maria Levine said...

Such nice cards! Love that sun, looks great! THanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Stampin' Pam said...

Betty - way to ROCK Geri's tutorial - I have not had a chance to try it yet but you got it! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your support!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for that tutorial link. Will go check it out.

Colleen said...

Betty,
Your first card does just make me smile those rays are fantastic! Love the second as well so pretty. I can tell you are having a blast with your card making :)

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards! So different but awesome each one! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely cards. And beautiful job for the Challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. Hugs, Peggy