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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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Here 'Ya Go, Patti!


My friend Patti wants us to play with her this week at Artful Inkables. The challenge is to make a non-traditional fold card and use the color purple. Since Patti is such a sweetheart, it wasn't hard to make the decision to go over and play!! I made this tri-fold shutter card for my friend Molly who lives in Florida. I chose an encouraging scripture from Jeremiah 17:7-8 and printed it for the center of the card. I punched a butterfly in light purple with a Martha Stewart punch and found a silver butterfly in my stash of "what-nots" that was the same size so I layered it over the purple one. Added silver and purple brads; even folded the brad "legs" so that they became the butterfly's antennae. Here's a little closeup -- is it not just too stinkin' cute???? Also used Martha Stewart's Bird on a Wire punch and a tissue paper flower that I had made a while back with a MS Branch punch. Some stick-ons and pearls finish it off!

Hope you can come play too!!
Betty

7 comments:

Theresa said...

Just adorable...really outstanding...I'd like you to play with me anytime!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are so good at these kinds of cards and I love seeing them. This is lovely!

Sue W said...

Oh wow! Look at you go Betty!!!! Love your purple card - so intricate and loads to look at!

Olga said...

WOWZERS! Betty you out done yourself with this beauty! It's fantastic!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Amazing! I love all the work you put in these. I may try an easel card if I get a chance.

Patti said...

Yay Betty... I'm so happy you came to play with us! Love your card, tri-shutter cards rock! Your butterfly is amazing! Molly will cherish this for sure! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AI! We are hosting a swap at SCS, the link is on my post today, would love to see you there!

Olga said...

you got something over at my blog.........