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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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Shaker Fishie Card


Hi friends! I have a card to show you that was the the most fun to make! I've used Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Ocean Mist cardstock for the base of this card -- you can tell the difference in the weight of this cardstock the minute you pick it up!! Mama Fish is from Gina K. Designs, "obedient" fishes are from Stampin' Up and the little "wayward" fish is a brad. He is popped onto a plastic gadget that held the vials of albuterol that I've been having to use around the clock for my latest asthma attack. I slit open the end and poured in some microbeads to make a shaker card. Take a good look at Mama Fish -- she how she is keeping a close eye on the little fellow who wants to make his own way out in the ocean -- mamas just have to do that sometimes!!
On a personal note, I am beginning to feel better. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I'm going to keep heading for it!!
Betty

13 comments:

Kerrie said...

Mamas are always close by... your card is very pretty, and love the tale that goes with it. Glad to hear your feeling a lot better...

Sue W said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better Betty!! Your card is cute as can be!!

Olga said...

Betty this is awesome!!! Glad you are feeling better, take care.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awwww! This is just so adorable! Glad you are so strong and keep up with this fight! Feel better and better!

Jessica said...

Oh my Betty,I hope you are getting better. I sort of know what you're going through. My mom has COPD, and does breathing treatments every 4 to 6 hours. She's now 90 and has been doing these treatments for a very long time.
I love your fishies! Yes we mom's must mother our young every now and then. I had to give my almost 40 yr old baby a bit of that yesterday!
Thanks for sharing how you made the shaker, I'll give it a try with one of mom's vials.

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is tooooo cute! What a great way to make a shaker card. Love the colors. So glad your are feeling better.

Patti said...

Too cute... love the color of that paper! Hope you continue to get better!

dee marie said...

Hi Betty! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog -- I have been missing all of you!! I have been so busy lately that I can't find time for anything! LOL! Your fishy card is adorable! So glad to be back around again :) Talk to you soon! dee

Theresa said...

Love your fishy card...great way to recycle the meds container. Continue to get better. Congrats on your win at TMITA.

Janice M said...

What an adorable card Betty! Glad to hear your feeling better.

Payne Holler Cards said...

so precious! glad to hear you are feeling some better...

CraftieConnie said...

So adorable, Betty! Love how you put this together!

Melisa Waldorf said...

OK, that is just brilliant! How very clever to turn your albuteral container into a shaker box. Cute scene you have built and I love the layout! I also love how you put the border punch along the top!