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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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Cards


I made two cards today and since they are in the same color families I am sharing them with you in one post. The card on the left was made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 69. It is my clean and simple rendition of their sketch. Paper is from K&Co. (solids) and Basic Grey (patterned). The main image is from Annabelle Stamps (Thoughtful Stems) and the small sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up. My camera didn't quite catch the true colors of the solid cardstock; it's really a lighter and darker green.
The card on the right was made for the color challenge at stampTV. The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs, (Say It With Flowers), illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. The main sunflower image is from Just Inklined which I received from imagEnation and colored with colored pencils, blended with baby oil.

13 comments:

Kerrie said...

Hi Betty, both your cards are really pretty, good luck with the challenges.

Patti P. said...

Been missing you....these are both beautiful, a lot of us must be in the mood for sunflowers...that's what I used too for STV. I love them. Good luck in the challenges.

Sue W said...

Both beautiful cards Betty! Lovely colouring too!Good luck with the challenges.

Colleen said...

Betty,
So glad to see your post tonight! I was thinking about sending out the national guard LOL. Both of these cards are wonderful. I love the sunflower one.

Connie M. said...

Oh, Betty! Both cards are just wonderful! I love what you have done with the MMSC card...such a great masculine feel to it! Thanks so much fo playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!

Connie M.
MMDT-GD

Carol said...

Hi Betty-WOW two fantastic cards...you have been busy! I absolutely adore sunflowers-that is gorgeous. The papers on the MMSC card are awesome and really highlight the pretty image. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

marsha said...

Both of your card are just beautiful Betty! Love your image and this will be a perfect male card! Thanks for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

Patti said...

Wowzers Betty these are stunning!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Betty - these cards are gorgeous! I love your style and the way you bring such elegance into your cards! What a great take on the Sketch! Love this! We are glad you joined us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What a cute card. Your dp is perfect with your lovely image. What a great tkae on the sketch challenge! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Denise
MMDT

Priscilla said...

Lovely cards Betty :)..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Melisa Waldorf said...

Betty I love both of these! I would love to stamp off some sunflowers next time we get together, my daughter loves sunflowers and this would be just perfect! I love the wheat image a well. Man, I should have found time to play along with that sketch. I could work with that one. I hope you are having a great weekene and I look forward to seeing you next saturday for the Customer Appreciation Event!
hugs,
Melisa

Selma said...

Betty both these cards are gorgeous. I have been away for a while and am trying to catch up on reading everyone's blog. Going to check out the others you have posted recently.