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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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Isabella's Color Blast


I was really pleased when I finished this card! I love the colors and the digi image and the ribbon and button with flourishes on them to complement the flourishes of the stems of the image. And I used my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dots. I have three challenge sites to thank for inspiration for this card. The digi image is from Isabella's Sketchbook and the challenge is to make a card based on a summer memory. I love beautiful blooming flowers in the summer. My flowers are actually paper pieced and the two larger one are popped up although you really can't tell that in the photo. I used buttons for the flower centers. The color combination of Old Olive, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Very Vanilla comes from The Color Dare Challenge #70. Linda Payne's challenge at Stamp TV Blast From the Past is to use an unusual button on a bow. I made my bow with a ribbon that has a pretty flourish on it and the button also has flourishes on the edges that go well with the flower stem flourishes! Hope you all enjoyed this one and come back again for more!!

Betty

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh so pretty!!! I love the colors to. good luck Betty with the challenges.

The Wired Angel said...

Very classy looking Betty! Fantastic card. Thanks so much for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook this week. Hugs, Peggy x

Kerrie said...

Hi Betty, just love the colours too.... such a gorgeous card.

Patti said...

So elegant! It's just bloomin beautiful!

wordbird said...

Hi Betty! So pretty! Love the se flowers done in this coral and that ribbon/bow element is sooo beautiful! Hugs! ;D Diana Q

Lisa said...

Very pretty Betty. Those colors compliment each other very well. The swiss dots are my favorite too! Thanks for playing at Isabella's this week!

Cec said...

Love the colour combination and the way you have done the bow and the flower centres with buttons. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook.
Hugs!
Cec

Patti P. said...

Beautiful card...don't you just love this image. You have tied all the elements together so well. Love your color combo, way to go...doing 3 challenges.

Viv said...

Betty this is so elegant! Love your bow and button. Thanks for joining us at Isabellas and good luck! Viv x

Theresa said...

One of my favorite images. Love the button and bow.

Sharon Keanly said...

Such a beautiful card and so nicely coloured in. Thanks for joining in the fun at Isabella's this week.

CraftieConnie said...

So pretty Betty! Can hardly wait to see what you have for the Roses Challenge!!!!!!

Sue C said...

Really pretty card Beryl. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's. Sue C x

Jessica T said...

I saw your card at colour dare and had to come over for a closer look! it's absolutley stunning! Love everything about it xx