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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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Birthday Card


The challenge at There's Magic In the Air/Paper Cupcakes this week is to make an easel card. I have used Nina's digi image Peony in a Bottle, colored with Stampin' Up markers. Sentiment is also from SU. The layout of the card front is a sketch from Repeat Impressions #M1811. Today is the last day to create a card for this challenge; I had a great time with the sketch! Designer paper is a ColorBok pack, by Tracy Porter that I've had for a long time. I really like the soft blues and yellow. Added very light yellow pearls to act as the easel stand.

We took a walk along the lake yesterday evening. The waves were coming into land so furiously we felt like we were seaside rather than lakeside. I even got splashed! This is a little park area that has been opened since I was here last year. During the day yesterday there were numerous families out under the trees with their picnic lunches, enjoying the beauty of the day together. Hope you enjoyed another glimpse of life "Lakeside" and that you'll come back again! Betty










11 comments:

Patti J said...

Awww....so glad to see photos of you enjoying your new life! You look rested and happy, dear friend! Your card is so pretty! I haven't done a challenge with Nina in a long time - better start thinking about that, right? Hugs, and Happy Tuesday!

Becky said...

What a beautiful view and that card is gorgeous.

Myrna said...

Betty
Such a pretty card.
I can almost feel that water. It is really pretty where you are. You sure do look rested and well.
Myrna

Sue W said...

Beautiful Card Betty! So good to see you relaxing in your new home and guess I'll be seeing all sorts of great cards soon....right! Congrats.

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card Betty!! I really enjoy the photo's!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card and awesome pictures!!!! That water looks inviting LOL

Colleen said...

Betty,
I like this easel card such wonderful softness in the colors. That lake looks so dreamy and you look so relaxed.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous floral card, Betty! That would be such a great area for walks! Enjoy!

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card, and what a way to spend walking along the foreshore, thanks for sharing your photos.. lovely one of you.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful card Betty and I know we all enjoy all the beauty you share with us. I know it always gives me a smile! You look great!

Ildiko said...

Such a pretty card, thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes this week
hugs
Ildiko