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, August 4, 2010

Midnight Madness and MyGrafico

I hope you stick with me for two cards this evening. I have a card using the sketch challenge from Midnight Madness and another with a vintage theme which was the challenge at MyGrafico. (drumroll, please!) And, heeeerrrreeee they are .........


The green card is the sketch challenge at Midnight Madness. If you haven't been taking on this challenge, you've got to check it out! There are always two sketches to choose from -- the same basic sketch, but one fancy and the other CAS. Come join the fun!


My second card is for the challenge at MyGrafico. We were asked to use some sort of vintage element on our cards. The patterned paper I chose was saying "Grandma's wallpaper" to me and I thought the ornate label for the sentiment and the pearls also gave a vintage feel. Distressed ink on the paper and the bow also added to the vintage appeal.

Thanks for coming by,
Betty

13 comments:

Patti said...

OMGosh they are amazing! I especially love your sketch challenge card WOWZERS!

redwasher1 said...

Both card are just stunning!!!!!

Katherine said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I really like the punch set you used on the green card, Betty. The second card is truly vintage. Nice job on both.

Sue W said...

Both awsome cards Betty - Good luck with the challenges!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Both cards fit the bill! Of course I love the vintage the best! I love everything vintage style ;) That vase is amazing!

Tazza said...

Lovely Cards ! Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico Challenges!

pam124 said...

Betty, what beautiful cards you made this week. The one you made for the MMSC is wonderful. I love the image, your dp panel and the border punches. This looks fantastic!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can come play with us again next week.

Hugs
pam
MMSC-GD

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Betty - gorgeous cards!! I love the MMSC one, those punched corners are fabulous with the sketch and the fabulous flower! Gorgeous vintage card too Betty! Thanks for joining is this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Betty you are one talented lady. I love what you did with both of these cards. They are simply delightful. Great job with the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Tammylee said...

Great card! Thanks for being part of out challenge at Mygrafico! Love the colors you chose!

tbk100601 said...

Hi Betty!! What beautiful creations!! I love the border punches and color combos as well as the images!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We hope to see you again next week!

Brenda

Primitive Paper said...

BOth are lovely cards Betty and that DP on the second one is just awesome. Thanks for joining us this week. We always appreciate those who take the time to enter their lovely projects such as yours. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT