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 29, 2011

Hula Lessons, Anyone?

Hi everyone! It's the last Sunday of the month and time for the Roses' January Challenge. I challenged the Roses to make a card using an old picture of themselves; peferably a childhood photo or a young adult one if a childhood one is not available.
The sweet thing above is me modeling the crepe paper hula skirt and tissue flower that I made for a fourth grade art project. See, I was crafty even way back then!! I scanned the black and white photo, printed it, and added chalks for the bit of color. I have birds singing in the background as well as flowers.

While I was looking through boxes of old photos I found a notepad that I made for my dad when I was in the first grade. It was well used and even has some of my dad's old notes in it. I wonder if he took a lot of teasing when he pulled out his pink note pad!! Thought you might want to take a look at it since it has my first grade school photo on the front and I wrote my dad's name "Curtis" on the front too.

Be sure to check out Connie, Kerrie, Kym, Mary Anne, Olga, Patti and Sue, the other roses in our bouquet!!

Betty

13 comments:

redwasher1 said...

Totally fantastic!!! Love the photo!!!

Kerrie said...

Totally awesome.... don't you just love your looking at your old photos.... i know I do...

Sue W said...

OMGoodness Fantastic Betty! What a fun challenge this has been.......can't wait to see everyones cards!

Olga said...

Man Betty you did great! I love both the pictures, so neat to have found your dad's Pink note pad LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love that little notebook! I am sure he was so proud that he never saw the color! Super project and idea, Betty Rose.

Colleen said...

Betty,
What a cool challenge. I love the card, great idea to use the chalk for color. That note book is so cute and I bet your are glad you found it.

The Other Patti Sue said...

I so love this! Looking through old pictures is so much fun.... I have tons of my kids, just none of me LOL!

Becky said...

I love looking at old pictures. We sure do change. Great card.

Patti P. said...

What a fantastic challenge you gave the girls this month! Wonderful card, and I love your two pictures. That is so sweet....I just love old memories like these and I am sure your dad treasured his notepad. Tfs.

CraftieConnie said...

Oh Betty-Rose, you certainly have met your own challenge very well! Love the pic and how you pulled it together for your card. Mighty creative all right! heheehehehhehe how adorable. Thnks for the wonderful challenge and for sharing your pics! Dad must have simply been bursting with pride with the notepad, Pink and all!

Janice M said...

What a cute picture/card! I like how you made a copy then used chalks!

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE those photo's Betty! Is there anything a dad want do for his little girl, teehee. I have photo's of DD painting DH's toenails. I think he had made her mad about something, teasing her, and she said that was payback!

Selma said...

This is so awesome. So fun to see old photos. What a cutie. It is priceless to still have that cute notepad you made for your dad!