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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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Roses Challenge


I have two projects to post today for the Roses' Challenge. The Roses is a small group of us who met at stampTV and began chatting frequently. We've been doing a monthly challenge the past few months and Connie was the hostess for May. She wanted to see cards with flowers! Since her birthday is in May, I made this card with the yellow roses earlier in the month to send off to her in Canada. This is one of the first stamps that I ever bought and I still think it's a pretty special one. A great way to send our "Birthday Rose" some flowers!


My next project was completed just a few days ago. I like to buy art at home & decor places when they have it on sale and then replace their art with my own. I made the large flower from a tutorial I found here at Arielle's blog. She had decorated a frame with the flower and inspired me to do the same. The image of my piece was cased from Cathy/Catdidit at stampTV. She made this lovely card which I printed out and used to make a template for the stitched flower stem and leaves. Thanks, Cat, couldn't have done it without you!! That little embellie in the center of the flower is from Spare Parts "Antique Flowers, Large"; I snagged them on sale at Hobby Lobby. Hope you enjoyed this "flowery" post as much as I enjoyed the creation process of the projects!

Betty

8 comments:

Kerrie said...

Wow, I bet Connie just loved her card, I agree that is such a pretty stamp. Now what your have created in the frame is fantastic, the stitching, and that flower is to die for.... your rock Betty!

Olga said...

Connie loved this card and I do too! You just can't beat it. You are blowing me away with so many gorgeous cards Betty! And that framed picture is breath taking!!!

Patti said...

Both cards are a work of art! Connie will LOVE her card... I'm sure!

Sue W said...

Beautiful Betty ....Love the rose image on the first card and am sure Connie will too. The second project is so creative...........what a lovely piece to have hanging at home!

Theresa said...

Great projects. I love to follow the Roses' Challenges. Your card is lovely and that is an exquisite stamp.

redwasher1 said...

Betty, I love your card especially the rose card excellent coloring!!

CraftieConnie said...

Oh Did I ever love my card! It is gorgeous and so is the litlle gift packet that you made Betty!
I loved all the Roses gorgeous cards that I received, and what a surprise for me because I wasn't even thinking of my birthday when I launched this challenge, was just thinking of planting in the garden because the weather was so lousy. But I became the privileged recipient of all your gorgeous cards. Thank you so much

CraftieConnie said...

Betty your second project is absolutely delightful! Love how you put both flowers together!