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, May 14, 2011

Monochromatic Cards


I have two monochromatic cards to share with you today. The first is in shades of brown and will be entered in two challenges: Jennie Harper's stampTV Free for All Friday challenge to make your own designer paper. I used a Gina K. Designs set by Nina Bracket, "Nana's Needlework" to make my background paper. Also used two other GKD sets, "Take Flight" and "Eclectic Summer Sayings". Cardstock is from Stampin' Up; Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip. Ink is Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I will also be entering this card in the Annabelle Stamps Challenge to "Say it in Monochromatic Tones".
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My second card is in shades of blue and was made for three challenges: Annabelle Stamps "Say It In Monochromatic Tones" and also for Annabelle's May sketch challenge #037. Papers are from My Mind's Eye and the image is from Annabelle Stamps "Thoughtful Stems". I embossed a bit of Bordering Blue cardstock from Stampin' Up with a Cuttlebug folder and stamped the image and and sponged with SU Bordering Blue ink. Added some blue rhinestones for a bit of bling. I will also enter this in the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge to do a monochromatic card in blues.

After I finished this card I wished that I had added a white mat layer around the embossed cardstock. But I used Scor-tape to adhere this piece and it absolutely refused to come up, even using dental floss! So, it is what it is, and that is that!

Betty

18 comments:

Patti J said...

Betty, these are beautiful! I especially like the first one with the doily background - how classy and elegant! Both are gorgeous cards, and someone will be so happy to get happy mail!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Winnie and Patty said...

Betty these cards are lovely. The blue card is so pretty. I love your layout! And the pearls are the perfect accent! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I love both of them Betty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps GF!

Liz Williams said...

Thanks for taking part in the Speedy Challenge this week.

redwasher1 said...

Betty, both of your cards are so delightful!!Love the soft blues.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Speedy's Friends.

Kerrie said...

Betty both cards are gorgeous... I think it look pretty... you must have strong glue!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You do such a gorgeous job with monochromatic cards, Betty! You created a great background for Jennie's challenge, and the blue one is a knockout!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Love these cheery elegant cards!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Hi Betty ~~waving~~
Both of your cards are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

Sue W said...

Two beautiful cards Betty...........so good to see you back at your craft table and entering our AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge - Good luck!

Myrna said...

Betty
These are both lovely. My favorite is the first one and mainly because I love butterflies. :)
Myrna

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Well your card is beautiful as is Betty, both cards! I had never thought to use dental floss - thanks for that tip!
Thanks for sharing with us this week :)
Andrea

Janice M said...

Betty your cards are beautiful!!

Olga said...

I am so far behind commenting, sorry, but your cards are awesome!!!!! Good luck with the challenges!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab monochromatic card in the blues...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Payne Holler Cards said...

you are so on a roll! both are fabulous! espcially love that first one (-:

Kerry Steger said...

Betty, I love these cards and the soft colours of your sketch card for AnnaBelle Stamp's May challenge is gorgeous!! It is so elegant and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Melisa Waldorf said...

FAbulous monochromatic cards Betty!!