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, February 3, 2011

Chocolate and Blue

This card was made for the Fab N Funky Challenge #58, which is a color challenge. Colors are Chocolate and Blue. I've used shades of blue, Brocade Blue and Bordering Blue from SU. Browns are Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa.
The layout that I have used comes from Annabelle Stamps Bling Sketch Challenge, ABSC034; their February sketch.
The stamps are from Annabelle Stamps too; the set is called All Things Grow. The butterfly was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Brocade Blue card stock and cut out. Tools used are Circle Nesties, Ribbon Tags Trio and a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Forest Branches. Also used a scrap of dp, a bit of chocolate ribbon and six little clear rhinestones.
I was quite pleased with this card and want to send it to the Minister of Preschool at my church. The "All things grow with love" sentiment reminds me of her calling to help our preschoolers grow up in the knowledge that God loves them very much.
Stay warm all,


Liz Weber said...

Lovely take on the sketch again Betty, love the soft colour scheme, loving the stamp set you have used and that background embossing just works so perfectly with the card design. Thanks for playing along again at AnnaBelle Stamps!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous !!! I love the colors together!!

Patti J said...

Great job, Betty - your card is so pretty! Love those colors together! Thanks for sharing!

Kylie said...

WOW Betty,
What an absolute STUNNER of a card!
LOVE your colours and your embossing, this sure is a Stunner Betty and I LOVE it, just GORGEOUS!
Thanks for playing along with us again this week at AnnaBelle Stamps, I look forward to seeing your creations!

Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Becky said...

Beautiful card Betty, that butterfly looks like it is going to fly off the page.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Betty,love the colours..And your bookmarks in the post below are gorgeous...thank you for your lovely comment and visit...
Mandy x

andrea said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and sentiment,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Sue W said...

Oooh Betty you've been very busy........this is lovely! Love the embossed background too Perfect for the AnnaBelle sketch thanks or adding it this time round!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Beautiful Betty! Love the textured embossing and soft sponging!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Colleen said...

This is beautiful! I think the Minister will love it. The butterfly is life like and the dp is that pressed flowers I see in the paper? they are lovely.

Kym Weber said...

Ohhhh, just love this color combination! Stunning and gorgeous! Fabulous embossing! Beautiful paper!


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Prettiest colors, Betty! The whole car dis so well balanced. I hope you have warmed up a bit. Do I need to send some cocoa?

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely luscious! You should be pleased with it! Stay warm GF!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Janice M said...

Ohh betty this is so pretty! Love those colors together!

Sue Kohler said...

Gorgeous Betty, I love the colour combo and the butterfly just off the nestie is a beautiful touch! thanks for playing along at AnnaBelle Stamps! :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh I bet she loved this card Betty! I love all the "natural" elements you brought together, including the woodgrain embossing!