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 14, 2010

Flourishes Musical Challenge


This card uses Flourishes stamp set #65, Christmas Music. The challenge is to use a Flourishes stamp and make a card inspired by a Christmas song title or lyrics. The stamped music sheet is Angels We Have Heard On High and the shades of blue wording captures the title of another Christmas favorite, Silent Night. The blue portion is a recycled piece of a Christmas card that we received last year. I distressed the edges and layered it on a piece of card stock and then tore the edges and sponged with blue. The sentiment from the Flourishes set says "Let the song of Christmas Fill your heart."
Because I've been doing Christmas cards lately (in JULY!) it makes me think of a counted cross-stitch piece I did many years ago. The sentiment is "Let us store a little warmth and gentleness away, Let us save a bit of Christmas for another day."

Wishing you all a little bit of Christmas this very day,
Betty

8 comments:

Olga said...

Betty this is gorgeous! You out did yourself!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just so perfect for the challenge! You have been cranking out some gorgeous work! Keep it up!

Sue W said...

Oh wow Betty what a creative card~~~ I love the music score stamp!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

this is nice~ LADYBUG1376@HOTMAIL.COM

Donna said...

how pretty, Betty! and yes, you are welcome to ome visit when we finish the house *wink*

Colleen said...

Betty,
You just keep on with those challenges GF you're doing tigerffic! :)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I love the way you recycled.. It is the card that keeps on giving.. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so pretty. I like the way you have used the music. Nicely done.