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, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blogging/stamping friends!! It was one year ago today that I created my first post on this blog. A number of my friends had been telling me what fun it was; I didn't think it was something I wanted to do but I finally gave in and I have to admit that I was wrong. It has been as much fun as they told me it would be!!

I have two cards today based on the sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps. Please go to their site to see the sketch; I tried to bring it over here but couldn't figure out how to do it (even after a year, blogger still defeats me from time to time!). I altered the placement of the sentiment on both of my cards so I'm not sure that they will qualify for the challenge and I wouldn't want to lead you astray!
The first card is ivory and green -- I texturized the ivory cardstock by using the Cuttlebug emobssing folder Checker Board. The focal image is from Annabelle Stamps, Thoughtful Stems. The little butterfly is from Gina K. Designs, Spring Mix. And finally, the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, Everyday Button Bits.
The second card uses the Cuttlebug embossing folder Stripes; the butterfly is from Layers of Color and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Everyday Button Bits. And that pretty satin ribbon came from Big Lots.
Hoping you enjoyed the cards and that today is the first day of a glorious, healthy and happy new year!


Myrna said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.
These are really pretty. I love butterflies on cards, the more the merrier. Congrats on being "one year old".
These are so simple but elegant. I haven't gotten into posting for the new year yet but hopefully soon.

Patti said...

These are so very pretty Betty! I'm so happy you joined the blogging community... it just wouldn't be the same without you!

Sue W said...

Hi Betty!
Both cards are lovely. Really like the embossed checker board background on the first with Annabelle's stems. The soft shades of your second card are really soothing too. Thanks for playing along with the Annabelle Stamps Sketch and Bling Challenge - Don't forget you can add a card featuring Annabelle Stamps to the Gallery (found on the store site) to be in the running for another prize:)

Diana Queen said...

Love your butterfly cards...such a symbol of hope to me. Perfect way to start a New Year.

You and I started our blogs about the same time last year! I'm proud of US that we have kept at it. ;D

I wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year!

Colleen said...

Beautiful entries! Love that checked cb folder and the soft green.

redwasher1 said...

Betty both of your cards are gorgeous!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Kylie said...

What stunning cards, Betty!
LOVE the placement of your butterfly on your first card and the colours you used and your second card is simply gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Both cards are beautiful Betty! Love the soft colours you've chosen!
Thnaks for playing along with us this week :)

Theresa said...

Love both of your cards. Isn't the world of Blogging so much fun? Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Very pretty cards Betty!! Congrats on your first year of blogging. Happy New Year!

Melisa Waldorf said...

And girlfriend you are blogging up a storm!! Wow you have been very crafty! These are very pretty Betty!

Ida said...

Wonderful cards. Love the great embossing on both. As a helpful hint for posting the sketch. Right Click on the sketch, Save to a file on your computer. Then in blogger use the add picture and find where you saved it then hit okay and it should post the photo for you.
Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for playing with us over at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.

Teresa said...

Love your interpretations of the sketch! Thanks for playing along.