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, February 5, 2011

Missing You

(Please scroll all the way to the end of this post -- I decided that I need to redo this card!)
Here is a card I've made to send to Operation Write Home. I have used the sketch from Card Patterns Sketch 101 and the color combo from Annabelle's Stamps Challenge to Say It in Chocolate, Blue and Pink.
You have probably heard about a special campaign for Katie Renz, a designer for Clear Dollar Stamps, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer. Several stamp companies banded together in an effort to help Katie and her family pay for her medical bills. You can find the information about the stamps and how you can help at Jak Heath's blog. Jak is now hosting a contest to make a card with one of the images that you receive when you make your donation. You can find info about the contest here. My image comes from Clear Dollar Stamps and it is part of a set of several sewing images and sentiments. I learned about the contest from a fellow blogger -- thanks, Donna!

On a personal note, it warmed up here today (that made me so very happy!) and we also had someone else come to look at our house which is for sale -- We'll just have to pray that something good comes from the visit!

Edited to Add: I had to redo this card. The more I looked at it, the less I liked the "honking big" brads on the top right. They were fighting with the polka dots and with the focal image. So, here is my card with smaller brads!!


Betty

20 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super awesome card GF! Happy you have lookers... more than we have :0)

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm with you... I like the smaller brads, but both cards are awesome!

Kerrie said...

Yep agree, the smaller brads are best, as I did think of smarties when I saw the bigger of the two.... love the stamp.

Colleen said...

Betty,
Great card I like both of them, your right the smaller brads are less distracting.

Olga said...

okay I vote for smaller. Good luck selling the house~!!!! Glad it warmed up there, I know it makes you feel better!!

Sue W said...

Love your cards Betty! I like the smaller brads on your card though those bigger ones are great .....perhaps to liven up a card with just a sentiment!
Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle Stamps again Betty we love seeing your cards. Good Luck!

Becky said...

Fabulously colorful, and I like the smaller brads also. :)

~amy~ said...

Nice work:) Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Jak Heath said...

Fabulous card, thank you for supporting Help for Katie.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Great card Betty! Love the image and of course the colours!
Thanks for joining us this week :)
Andrea

joy said...

Wonderful card, Betty! I like the big brads -- the little ones are cute also.

Janice M said...

"Sew" cute!! :0)

Kylie said...

AWESOME card Betty! LOVE your sentiment and your image is so CUTE!
LOVE your embossing and your design, very cute and 'Sew' much fun!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Kerry Steger said...

I love the image you have used for this card - it looks like a fantastic image to colour. I agree, both cards are great, but the second is my favourite. Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge.
Kerry

Sue Kohler said...

Oh how I loooove dots, the DS paper is gorgeous!! Both a fabulous but I think I the 2nd is my fab! thanks for playing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps! :)

Nadine said...

Very nice card!

Nadine

CraftieConnie said...

Heheheheh Betty, I like the second one better also, but this is the fun that we have, changing things till we like it, made for a great card!

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous card Betty, love the before and after pics, those brads were HUGE, love the smaller size. Your take on the pink, choc, blue challenge is gorgeous, thanks so much for playing along again with AnnaBelle Stamps!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

What an awesome card! Love that sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE the images!! Such a cute card!