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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Friday, May 14, 2010

Flowers at the Front Door


Hoping I can get this post done before my internet goes down. Looks like we're going to have a thunderstorm here. This picture is a calendar print from a couple of years ago -- I never can throw them away! The challenge over at Flourishes is to "Picture It" -- to incorporate a picture (one of your photos, a magazine photo, etc.) into your card in some creative way. Mine is not terribly "creative" but if you click on the link, you can see some really interesting takes on the challenge! I've used the sketch from Midnight Madness and the color combo is from City Crafter (pinks, white and green). Thanks for stopping by to see me!

Betty

15 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful picture! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Priscilla said...

I hope you don't have much trouble with your storm. Be safe ok? Now to this lovely card. I know what you mean about not being able to throw them away. They are all just so pretty and I tell myself, Oh I will use this someday..LOL Well, I am still waiting on that day..LOL Wonderful take on the sketch my friend. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and for helping celebrate our one year anniversary. I have saved you a dance and would love to see your moves. It is the roaring 20’s Theme today!! See you on the dance floor. DANCE PARTY HERE
Next week we will be celebrating with a Barbeque Midnight Madness style.
See you at the BBQ?
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

june lanum said...

beautiful, thanks for playing along with the CCCB.

Kerrie said...

Yep, I know its very hard to through them away, as they are all just beautiful..... but what a great idea to use them on a card.... your card is fantastic....

Theresa said...

Love the use of the picture on your card. I have so many items I have saved...maybe I should take a look. Great layout.

Linda Robinson said...

What a pretty card, Love that photo, Looks like a place I would like to live! Thanks for playing along with us over at the CCCB

Patti said...

Well for not being very creative.... it sure is a beauty! Your to hard on yourself! Gorgeous work GF!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Betty - this is fabulous! I love the way you have recyled that image - gorgeous! what a great take on the sketch - I am loving it! We are glad you joined in the fun this week and appreciate your support for the MMSC - we look forward to seeing you NEXT week when we are going to be 'sizzling' - on the Barbeque - YUMBLY! C U there! (((HUGS)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Janice M said...

Very pretty! Great way to recyle Betty!

Heather Jensen said...

I think it was very creative. I save my calendars too. Thank you for playing at CCCB. :)

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is a beauty! You picked a great picture and framed it very well. Do you know how many old cads and calender pages I have moved from house to house! LOL Gotta love us crafty people. I'm even moving supplies from old unfinished projects.

Carol said...

How pretty. Your focal point looks amazing. Great colors too!!! Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope you are enjoying our Dance Party this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous photo image and the perfect focal point for the CAS version of our sketch! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again at the MMSC BBQ tomorow!
Jessica, MMSC DT

Makiko Jones said...

Oh I love this card, Betty!! The picture is so beautiful and I love how you designed your card! Super fantastic job on the both challenges!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Silke Ledlow said...

Betty your card is perfect for the FTTC challenge!!! The photo image is so pretty and you did a wonderful job on the Sketch too!!! TFP with us!!! Hugs ~S~