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, January 6, 2011

All Bundled Up

Good news to share! Did you see the badge to the left? I won a Thursday challenge at MelJen's and this precious little snowboy is one of the images I chose. Isn't he a darling?

The next piece of good news comes via a helpful blogging friend (my newest best friend) Cec! When I entered a challenge at Phindy's Place, I mentioned having trouble with my ink smearing when I printed digi images. She told me about a brand of paper that gets rid of that problem -- XPEDX P&G Cover - Cut, 80 lb., 28.77M, Bright White, Smooth, 81/2 x 11 (250 sheets per pack), Part #527558. Thought I had found a place fairly close that sold this paper but when I got there, they were not there! So, Plan B -- I ordered online. Received my paper today, printed out this image and when I colored with pencils and baby oil I did not experience one single, solitary smear! How happy am I?????? Thanks a bunch, Cec!

Made this card for the following challenges:

MelJen's -- cold and snowy -- Well, rats, my first piece of not so good news -- paper came a day too late to enter this challenge! But click on the link to go to the current challenge! (Move It, Move It!)

ABC Christmas -- A is for Anything Christmas
I also won a surprise candy from the ABC Christmas blog hop at the end of the year -- I'm feeling quite lucky!! Guess I'll just have to wait to find out what it is but it doesn't take too much of a stamping surprise to make me happy!


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Congrats Betty, they have really cute images and you chose a goodie! As for the paper, so glad you found one you like.

Patti said...

Aren't you just a lucky little lady... new image and paper you like! It's a great day! Love your card is super adorable as usual!

Becky said...

Congratulations Betty, Adorable snow man.
So glad you passed that info, because I have the same problem, I was thinking on just buying a new printer, but I will try this paper.

Becky said...

Where did you order it from Betty.

Colleen said...

Congrats on the win. What a great find on the paper. Our ever expanding on line community of friends are just the best.

bradsmom06 said...

First of all.........LOVE the card!! Second of all, would you mind sharing where you ordered that smudge free paper? I have the same problem too! No matter how long I let it dry!!

Laura said...

OMGosh that little guy is super cute! Congrads Betty!

Olga said...

ah Betty I love this!!! Your imagae is awesome and the way you colored him is fantastic!!! We are waiting to find out where you got the paper!!!

Janice M said...

Congrats on your win Betty! You pickes a cutie for your win. I don't mind at all if you case my card! If you use that sketch you can enter it here til Tue I think? http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/sketch-challenges/what-if-wednesday-sketch-challenge-d2910/

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! well done Betty!! your gonna love your candy that is all I am saying!! wink wink!

Love this card too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge! hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)

hayward69 said...

Many congrats on winning my surprise candy! As Samantha has said above you will love what I am sending you!!

I love the beautifully coloured image you have used and the gift tag used for the sentiment.

Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Carissa said...

Very pretty card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Carissa

Kym Weber said...

Congratulations on your winning at Meljen's! I just love their images! They are absolutely darling! The snowman is beautiful colored!


Diana Queen said...

Betty...CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you!

This snowman is stinkin cute...I love his cool blue accessories and my how he sparkles! Love this card! ;D