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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Monday, May 16, 2011

Praying and Sending Peonies


I will be entering the card I made today in the following challenges:
StampTV Mix It Up Monday -- Focus on Flowers
There's Magic In The Air -- Use Embossing

The image that I have used is by Nina May from Paper Cupcakes. Isn't it beautiful? I colored it with Koh-i-noor pencils and baby oil. To get your own "Peony in Bottle", click on the link above at There's Magic in the Air and join us in the challenge which is to use embossing. I have embossed the small flowers in white on the Pretty in Pink SU cardstock. The small flower is from a Gina K. Designs kit, Framed Friends. The premade background is also embossed with glitter; it comes from a paper pack by the Paper Studio, Poteeka Souffle. The sentiment is from another GKD set, Fanciful Frames.

We have a day trip planned for Wednesday to a village up in the mountains. We are actually up in the mountains here (around 5000 feet) but where we will be going is around 7000 feet. Looking forward to taking some pictures to share with you all.

Betty

19 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful Betty! You've colored it to perfection! Have a great day trip... can't wait for the pictures!

Myrna said...

Betty
This is gorgeous. Love all the colors and you did a great job on the coloring.
Myrna

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Betty! I love my Koh-I-Noor Pencils. Even though I use mostly Copics now, I find myself reaching for them often. Your coloring is so perfect! Bet the baby oil smells good while you are coloring! Great job! Enjoy your trip! Can't wait to see photos!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Betty. Lovely colors. Enjoy your trip.

Olga said...

gorgeous as always, love the pinks!

Sue W said...

Oh this is just devine!!!! Lovely colouring Betty. You can see my card in full over at the Roses April Challenge x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great paper combo and coloring, Betty! I hope you have fun on Wednesday!

Nana Connie said...

Beautiful, Betty! Saw this at Stamp TV and had to come and leave a comment on your blog. Gorgeous coloring and the dp you chose is perfect! Love the pink palette!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Betty! Love the layout and the embossing. Hope all is well with you!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is such a pretty image and you did a great job on your coloring. Love the dp you made with your embossing. Have a wonderful day one Wed. can't wait for the pictures.

Gloria Westerman said...

Betty I haven't been here in awhile....so good to see ya.....love your card....it's so pretty....and awesome coloring....hope you and your DH have a wonderful time in the mts....can't imagine living that high....we live at sea level....thank you for playing with us at PCC

Theresa said...

Love your card with the peonies. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. Seems like I have been out of action on commenting for awhile but have been watching your blog. Hope the trip was good.

Tammylee said...

That image looks familiar! Great card! Thanks for entering the challenge this week at There's Magic In The Air!

Tammylee
May Guest Designer

Kerrie said...

Love you paper combination, just so pretty, and your colouring is stunning... very pretty my love..

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin your coloring! lookin forward to trip pics (-:

Patti P. said...

Don't you just love this image? and you did a wonderful job with the design. I am so glad that you played along with us this week at Paper Cupcakes.
Patti DT TMITA/PCC

Janice M said...

Very pretty card Betty! Love those flowers!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card Betty!! Enjoy your trip!! Love to see the pictures. The foxes have started showing up here again!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

So pretty Betty. I think the Kohinoor pencils blend better than the Prismacolor. I wish they made more colors.