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, March 5, 2011

For All My Card Making Friends!


This card is for all of you who share this wonderful card-making hobby with me. I am closing down my card-making shop for a short while. DH and I are going to move to the Chapala/Ajijic area in Mexico and while our moving date is still a month and a half away, we've got a lot of sorting and packing to do. I've got to go through all my stamping stuff and decide what I'll leave behind with DD, what I'll take with me in the car when we drive down (these are the essentials) and what will ship with the moving company. We're going to be renting a furnished house for several months, giving us a chance to look for an unfurnished place, so it will be a while before we can get the items we'll be shipping.

I'll still be blogging; although probably not as frequently until we get moved and settled. Will keep you all up to date on our moving progress and maybe share a picture of two.

My good buddy Mary Anne gave me the idea for this card. Hopefully, once we get settled in our rental (around April 20), I'll be able to start back with this crazy, wonderful, satisfying addiction called card-making. I'm surely going to miss it until then! I will however, be keeping up with what you guys are doing!

So long, for a short while,
Betty

23 comments:

Myrna said...

Betty
Much love and luck in your new adventure.
Myrna

Colleen said...

Betty,
I'm sure going to miss you even for a short while. I hope your move is everything you want it to be and more. Looking forward to hearing from you very soon. Safe trip and happy house hunting.

Patti J said...

Betty, I'll miss you! Please keep in touch! Good luck with your move, and be safe in your travels! I'll keep you in my prayers! Your card is beautiful! Hugs...

Payne Holler Cards said...

Blessing and safety for you and DH - moving is a lot of work as we all know! hope you can find a strong church nearby the perfect house and at the right price!!!
looking forward to hearing about your trip
hugs
Linda
ps that card is just too cute n adorable (-:

Kym Weber said...

I absolutely love your card, Betty! It's so darling and sweet! The colors are beautiful!

How exciting with a new journey in your life! Not so exciting of course with all the packing and actural moving! I know you will be definitely missing your card making! But once you able to your creations will be out of this world and stunning!

I'll be thinking about you! Stay safe!

CraftieConnie said...

Such an adorable card Betty, Thank You! So much to do for such a big move! I am sure that you will be so happy in Mexico, all that great weather! Happy House Hunting once you get there, and take good care of yourself with all this sorting and packing!

redwasher1 said...

Best of luck to you, my friend!! Will look forward to hearing from you and we will be here waiting for you to start creating again!! Hugs

redwasher1 said...

Opps!! I forgot to tell you how beautiful card is!! IT"S BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Kerrie said...

Such a sweet card and sentiment, look forward to seeing pictures and hearing from you..

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This little birdie is just adorable and I am sure he will be winging his way back to us with a new, exciting address, and the message that you will soon be crafting.

Sue W said...

Oooh we will miss you Betty......though it will be good to know that you're settling into a healthy life in Chapala! Take care sweet friend travel safely and pop in from time to time when you can. In the meantime this little birdie is too cute.........a sweet card to leave us with. Take care. xx

Jose said...

Lovely cute card Betty, Good luck with your move, and be safe in your travels, Im sure you will find the right house when you get there.
Jose

Theresa said...

What a lovely card..a nice way to leave us for awhile. You will be missed in blogland but I hope it will only be for a short time. Good luck on moving and house hunting. Have a safe trip.

The Other Patti Sue said...

I will sure miss you Betty! Hope you find a home quickly and get settled in! Love your cards... such a warm spring card!

dee marie said...

Hi Betty! Mom said you are packing and moving again. Best of luck - have a safe trip. Also, thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday - the card you sent was beautiful. I also love your blue birdie above! I hope all is well - talk to you soon! dee marie

Janice M said...

Wishing you a safe move and hope you get settled in quickly.

Olga said...

Your card is another breath taking beauty! Sorry for not being here sooner, I caught the BUG!

Selma said...

Betty your card is so cute. We are going to miss you and wish you much luck in finding the perfect new home. Have a safe trip. We will look forward to getting updates from you.

Brenda said...

What a lovely card Betty! I wish you the best of luck in your move. I will miss you and look forward to seeing you back soon.

Hugs,
Brenda

Becky said...

Betty this is lovely. I pray all will go well with your move. I am also packing and moving to Tn from RI. :) in between time, I am still working 10 hour days :)

CraftieConnie said...

Hey Betty, miss your beautiful cards. You asked me how I made the sunburst on my blue and white card, nothing more than the lotus pendant die from Spellbinders, cut in half, heheheheheeheh!
Take good care, hope the packing and getting ready for the move is going well!

JustYolie said...

Very nice and safe travels...will look forward to your next post in April. :)

Audrey said...

Hola Betty,
I know that you don't know me but I live here in Chapala! We have lived here over 4 years and LOVE it! I will be looking forward to meeting you! I would like to invite you to church with us. We atted a Mexican church in Chapala, where praise and worship is in Spanish but the pastor preaches in Spanish and English. Please keep me informed of your arrival date!
Hugs,
Audrey

audrey@rosemansroost.com