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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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bookmark


Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge is an open challenge this week. Make any project, any theme, any colors, with any Isabella's image! I've been wanting to make a corner bookmark which was a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers last week. I printed out "Grape Cluster" and colored it with chalks, then sprayed with Krylon matte finish. I must admit that I messed up more than once making the bookmark -- all right, even more than twice! (I'll watch the video tutorial before making another one -- I've always learned better by having someone show me how!) If you're wondering about the book, it's an older one in my collection. What really makes it interesting to me is that the story takes place in my hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. I love reading the descriptions of the places where the "action" takes place, because I actually know the location of the streets, restaurants, churches, etc. Anyhoo, grab yourself an image from Isabella's Sketchbook and play along with us!

Betty

15 comments:

Patti J said...

These are so much fun! Beatiful job, my friend - Are you going to give it away or keep it??? lol...

Olga said...

Well you did a awesome job! I saw these and keep saying I'm gonna try one but haven't yet, think you may have inspired me!!

Patti P. said...

What a great project....haven't made anything with the grapes yet but yours turned out so nice. Good luck this week.

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely project and great idea Betty! Very nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us at Isabella's! Peggy x

Patti said...

You are a constant inspiration! This is wonderful!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh wow. That's cool that they made the description of the town so realistic. Cool book mark!!

Cec said...

What a super idea and I love the end result. Thanks for sharing it with us at Isabella's Sketchbook.
Hugs!
Cec

Viv said...

How cute is this Betty! What a great idea for a book mark. Thanks for joining us again at Isabellas. Viv x

Sharon Keanly said...

I love your corner bookmark Betty. They are so lovely to have. Well done for doing something totally different. Lovely having you join us at Isabella's this week. hugs Sharon

Sue C said...

Really lovely project Betty. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's. Sue C x

Lisa said...

Nice bookmark! Love the color schemes! Thanks for joining us at Isabella's! :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there GF! I love this bookmark! what a nice idea! now you have me wanting to read this book -I love it too when they describe and use actual areas...TFS and the inspiration! will try this bookmark too!
thanks for playing at Isabella's!!
hugs,
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is wonderful! So nice to see something different from a card. Lovely work on the grape cluster image too. So glad you could have some fun with us this week at Isabella's Sketchbook!

Peri said...

What a lovely project - so nice to see something different. And a great use of Isabella's image too. Thanks for playing along with us this week - hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Peri x

Randi said...

I have been wanting to make one of these so bad. I am now inspired, thanks. I am so glad that you got to play with us at Isabella's.