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, April 23, 2011

Roses April Challenge



Sue Walsh is hosting the Roses April Challenge this month and she wanted us to make a card with a fancy fold. My card itself is not a fancy fold but it does have a couple of fancy fold elements on it. I've used some doublesided paper to make the frames for the butterflies which come from Annabelle Stamps set, All Things Grow, as does the stamped greeting. Because the paper is a checked pattern I used Cuttlebug's Checker Board emmbossing folder on the Camero Coral and Very Vanilla card stock.

I have used the sketch from The House That Stamps Built for the layout of my card. Here is the WHAT IF? Wednesday sketch A2011. If you would like to join me in this challenge you have until 5 pm EST on May 3rd to post your card.

My craft area is not yet set up here in Mexico. I have a friend who is going to Costco in Guadalajara next week and is going to pick up a folding table for me. Maybe if I can also find a plastic drawer organizer I will be closer to getting a place set up so that I can rejoin all of my crafting friends in my favorite hobby!

Betty

11 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

OHHHH my goodness Betty... such a surprise to see you here (good surprise)! This is awesome, love the design! Hope your getting used to your new home and feeling better! Have a Happy Easter!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, beautiful card!! Happy Easter my friend!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

woooo hoooo! bet that card "felt" good (-:
having paper and stamps and ink...mmm mmmm mmmm!
it's so adorable - love your colors!
Happy Easter!

Sue W said...

Yeah Betty!!! So good to see you back with a card! Love this one too pink, gigham and butterflies..........win win!!!! Happy Easter!

Janice M said...

Very pretty! I never saw that embossing folder before, I like it!! Happy Easter!

CraftieConnie said...

Well Betty-Rose, for someone who isn't set up yet, you have done a marvelous job with this challenge, love those folded frames!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, Betty! I am so surprised to see you were able to create! That is just wonderful! Cool card. I kind of gave you a pass on my blog. Sorry about that!

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Betty! Love the different folds you did! The colors are so pretty! And the papers are very pretty!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is marvelous! I'm so glad to see your work again!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous folds Betty! Very pretty card. So good to see you are already getting back into the swing of crafting! big hugs to you chick!

Becky said...

Wonderfully creative folds Betty. So glad to see you creating cards again.