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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Monday, July 5, 2010

God is Love

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge -- Anything Goes (using her image)
Crazy 4 Challenges -- 2 or more ribbons
Speedy the Cat's Friends -- die cut
I was so lucky to be a winner in Isabella's Sketchbook first circular blog hop. I chose this lovely image (Flower Ring 1) because I was inspired by Patti Painter's card (entry #2) in this challenge. I also thought it was an appropriate image to celebrate winning a "circular blog hop"!
I printed the image after adding the sentiment and colored it with pencils and baby oil; then cut with a circle Nestability; the mat layer was cut with a scalloped circle Nestie. Added small nailheads for the flower centers. Punched the upper corners of the white layer with Martha Stewart's Daisy Corner Punch after embossing with a Sizzix Texturz Backgrounds1, created for Stampin' Up. Name of the plate is Flourish. Added nailheads to the daisy centers and two ribbons to complete the card (Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Gina K. Designs red with white). Card base is Ruby Red by Stampin' Up and I went with a 5x5 inch card rather than my usual A2 size!!

The sentiment says "God is Love" and not only is that true, but He Loves You!! Isn't that good news!


Patti P. said...

Oh Betty, this is beautiful. I love these colors and the punch is the perfect accent. I am so glad that you and Mary Anne won. I think we will get a lot of use out of this image.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ohhhhh, it was worth the wait! You chose a beauty! Love the way you added the jewels.

Olga said...

gorgeous as always!!!!

Kerrie said...

Congratulations on your win! ... haven't been around much lately, but I'm hoping I will get some time soon. miss you

Patti said...

This is amazing Betty! The color combo is striking and the sentiment is soooooooo true!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...love this image that you won...great selection! Does fit nicely on 5x5.

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card, Betty. Congrats on being a winner at Isabella's.. and thanks for joining in our special hop. Peggy x

Cec said...

What a great selection. I think this flower ring will be very versatile. Your card is so pretty and I love the flower centres. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How pretty is this? Wonderful job coloring the image and I like the sentiment in the center. The punched corners are the perfect finishing touch. Congrats on being a blog hop winner. Hope you had fun on the hop. So happy you could join in the fun with us, both with the hop and this week's challenge. Hope to see you back again next week.

Viv said...

Betty this is lovely! The punched corners and the bling in the flower centres is perfect. Congrats on winning in the bloghop and thanks for joining us at Isabellas! Viv x

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this image too! beautiful coloring and really like it on the larger card - lovin the bling (-:
congrats on your win and thanks so much for sharing and entering our Isabella challenge! hope you make it back for another challenge,

wordbird said...

Hi Betty! Sooooo pretty! Thanks for playing at isabella's each week...you're the best! ;D Also congrats on being the comment winner from my blog for the Isabella blog hop last week! Hugs! ;D Diana Q