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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Friday, June 24, 2011

ABSC039

It's time for the new Annabelle Bling Sketch Challenge, although I think I'm a trifle late. Here's the sketch and it's a great one!



My card is made with the set All Things Grow which happens to be one of my all time favorite sets and Backgrounds by Design 2.


I used one of the tiny stamps from BBD2 to stamp around the borders of my card base of Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, stamping once and then again without reinking. My next layer is SU Garden Green, which I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, Scrollwork. Matting layers from My Mind's Eye and the focal image is stamped on white, sponged in light green. A Ribbon Tag Trio die was used to cut out the sentiment and a few green pearls and ribbon completes the design.
I appreciate the opportunity to be a guest designer for Annabelle Stamps. Andrea has such a creative team; please check out each of their designs and then join us -- we'd love to see how you are inspired by this sketch challenge!
Betty

13 comments:

Olga said...

congrats!!!! Love the card, the sketch is fantastic!!!

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Betty! Love the layers of green and your BBD stamping is PERFECT!!!! It's great to have you as one of the team this month too. x

The Other Patti Sue said...

So fun to have you with us Betty! Beautiful card and I love how you have it surrounded with that amazing foliage!

Selma said...

Congratulations Betty. This card is gorgeous and I love how you took the picture to showcase it.

stampinmoments.com said...

Wow Betty, the background stamping looks incredible, almost embossed! Beautiful colours!
Andrea

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is so beautiful and your background is gorgeous for this card!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

WTG, Betty! Proud of you, and this is one beautiful card!

Kerrie said...

Congratulations Betty!

I love the little stamp around the edge, and beautiful colour.

Janice M said...

Very pretty Betty! Love the way you did the border around your card!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, your card is so lovely and what a perfect backdrop for it!!

Sue Kohler said...

It is wonderful to have you on borad this month Betty! what a wonderful debut card, you have rocked this sketch, perfect colours! :)

Kerry Steger said...

This is beautiful Betty! I love your different shades of green! Great to have you with AnnaBelle Stamps this month!
Kerry

Melisa Waldorf said...

Betty I love what you did with the sketch!! Fabulous my friend!