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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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Always on My Mind

I love Sketch and Color Challenges -- don't know if I'd be able to make a card without them. Well, I know I could but the planning process would take a heck of a lot longer!! Anyway......I have used the sketch from Isabella's Sketchbook and the color combo comes from Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (to use black and white plus one other color of your choice). I love the elegant look of black and white cards, and adding one other color is just plain fun! The ribbon was the starting point -- with it I met the color requirements and the background requirements of the sketch. I cut out my ovals with Nestability ovals and stamped the flower from Gina K. Designs Elegant Flowers. Sentiment from Stampin' Up's Always was heat embossed with white ep. A little adhesive and I was done! Hope you like!
(Well, darn it, I just went over to Isabella's to get the link and I won't be able to enter this in their challenge because you must use one of her images -- I do have several, so may make another card with this sketch). So, I'll just give her credit for a wonderful sketch!



Jennie said...

This is so pretty Betty and love the image with that dp :o)

Olga said...

don't ya just hate when that happens lol, gorgeous card all the same and good luck with your challenge!

Patti said...

This is down right elegant!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh this is so beautiful!! The designer paper is just perfect for the stamped image!
Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

Selma said...

Great job matching the design paper with your stamped image. Your card is beautiful.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I really like the way you drew off that pretty ribbon, Betty. I did one of those oopsies the other day also.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful flower card Betty!!! The ribbon is a perfect match to this sweet flower image!!! Love your color choice!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~