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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Monday, May 3, 2010

Deer and a Card

Just wanted to show y'all the scene I saw out of my bathroom window this morning. Aren't they beautiful -- I'll never get tired of seeing them! (Disregard that rectangular looking thing in the foreground -- it's a thermometer that's stuck on the window!)

I am posting this card to enter in the challenge at The Cat's Pajamas. They wanted us to use the colors turquoise, red and ivory. I used a stamp by Stamping' Up, did some watercolor painting with Twinkling H2Os, and dug a button out of my collection. This was the first card I've made in this style and I see where I can do better. Will have to give it another try.

My Mother's Day easel cards went with my DH to his office today -- 7 out of 8 sold, and I got an order for 3 more! How much fun is that? Some of you may know all about selling cards, but I have to give most of mine away!!! LOL

See you all tomorrow,


Selma said...

How exciting to see all these deer out your window. We have lots of deer but not in our yard. I nearly hit one driving home the other night - yikes!
Love your card. I need to try to make one like that.

Brenda said...

Very cool photo of the deer, how awesome to have them in your yard. Wonderful card and congrats on the sale of your cards. I am not surprised at all that you sold so many.

Kerrie said...

How great to be surrounded by nature on your door step, and congratulations on selling your cards, you are a winner!

Sue W said...

Way to go with the card sales Betty!!!
OMG what an amazing photo.......how cool to see these beauties in the garden. Lovely card too love the effect you got with your H2o's.

Olga said...

How cool, I'd be like you and never get tired of seeing them, they are gorgeous! So is your card.

Colleen said...

I'm so glad you sold your cards! I knew they would sell in a second :). Love those deer and your card!

Patti said...

What a view! I wish deer lived here in town with us! I have to go to the out skirts to see them! Your card is super cute! Congrats on selling your cards.... your a rock star!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love how the one doe is comfy enough to cop a squat! LOL! Congrats on selling your cards! This little round beauty is awesome! I hope to do a nature post sometime this week, so stay tuned! I know that you, for one, will love it , Betty! I just have to get a good picture!

Patti P. said...

Betty, are we neighbors. We live in town and can see anywhere from 10 to 20 most days. They are either in our yard or across the street where we have a field with a barn and 11 acres. This is partly wooded and they have a stream and places to bed down. We also have had as many as 21 turkeys this spring. Rick feeds them corn at the barn, trying to keep them out of our yard and away from my flowers.
Love your cards. You are doing great on the easel card and I love your round one. Have a great day.

Janice M said...

Thats alot of deer! Cingrats on selling your easel cards they were beautiful!