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, June 27, 2010

Inchies In Color


This is my second attempt to make a card for the ColourQ Challenge to use Red, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Bordering Blue and White. I added Black as a neutral color to make the others pop! Have you ever made a card that you absolutely did not like in any way, shape or form??? That was my first attempt; I tried a couple of different ways to "fix" it but ended up tossing the whole thing in the trash! Decided to persevere and try again and I'm so glad that I did 'cause I'm liking this one! It qualifies for the Cuttlebug Challenge to use inchies and a cuttlebug folder -- the one I used is Stylized Flowers. Speedy the Cat's Friends has a challenge to use 3+ flowers -- can you spy the three flowers on my card? Squint real hard and look in the upper right corner of the inchies!! There's a black heat embossed flower on each one. There's also an embossed flower on the first layer of Bordering Blue (that's the +). I also sponged the edges of the white card base with bordering blue.
The moral of my story is "if at first you don't succeed......try, try again!"

Betty

13 comments:

Markie's Mom said...

I love this Clean and Simple card layout! It's LOVELY! The black gives it a REAL PUNCH!

Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends!

Kerrie said...

Very striking card Betty, lovely colours, and the black just set is off. I've squinted and I think I see the heart! .... yippee.... if at first you don't succeed, try again.... how true ... !

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty card and embossing. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Okay Betty - I see them...now! LOL Love the black - nice punch! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Patti said...

WoWoWoWoW awesome card!You rocked the inc-hies... I don't do those so well :(

Colleen said...

Betty,
I just love your inchie cards. One of these days I will have to try these. I've thrown several tries in the trash. One time I was trying to copy Selma. After 5 hours I gave up.

Selma said...

Wow Betty this is gorgeous. I can't image one of your cards not being pretty but your second try is outstanding.

June Houck said...

Excellent! Very classy card.

June Houck
Design team member creating wow inspiration at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
My blog http://www.simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

redwasher1 said...

Betty, I love the card! But I had to click on it for a bigger view!! LOL. But you know me I love a good challenge.
Thanks for your comments and I haven't seen the little fox except out in the field across from here. They have been doing a lot of clearing around here ,hope they didn't disturb their den!

Joanne Travis said...

Love this clean and fabulous layout.
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

BettyBee said...

Betty, what a stunning card! I love the simple, yet elegant style, with the great colors on the white embossed background. Thank you for being part of the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

Sandee said...

Very nice job! So glad you played in our challenge!

Dawn Mercedes said...

This is such a great card!

Dawn
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