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 3, 2011

A Neat Color Combo & Sketch

My card today uses a sketch from Paper and Such; the challenge ends at midnight, June 4, so if you want to join in, you need to hurry! Here is the sketch:

I have also used the challenge from Annabelle Stamps, to Say it In Olive, Lemon & Chocolate. Here are the colors:

The stamps on my card are from the sets "Thoughtful Stems" and "All Things Grow" by Annabelle Stamps. Papers are from Basic Grey Origins and Stampin' Up. (As I'm looking at my computer screen, the Barely Banana cardstock looks a little "Krafty colored" -- hope it's just the glare of the sun on my screen and that the color shows up as yellow -- I promise you, it is!) Also used a couple of different Cuttlebug embossing folders and Spellbinders dies. Did a little sponging and added a big of sparkly ribbon to finish it off!

Hope you can join in on one or both of these challenges -- I think you'll have fun with both the sketch and the color combo!



Myrna said...

Such a pretty card. Such soft and gorgeous colors.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a great use of the sketch and the allowable colors! Bravo!

Colleen said...

Love this one! Those images are wonderful and that butterfly is a delight.

Selma said...

Betty this is beautiful. I love the soft colors. Have a great weekend.

Sue W said...

Ah such a lovely card Betty! Love the swirly background and your sparkly ribbon too! Thanks for playing along again this week with AnnaBelle!

Kylie said...

What a beautiful card, Betty!
LOVE your design and just loving those Basic Grey Papers!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Kerrie said...

Now that is a great colour combo!... lovely card you have created my friend!

Olga said...


Melisa Waldorf said...

What a yummy color combo!! Great card!

Julie said...

Perfect job on the sketch! The embossing is just the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such.

Janice M said...

Great job with the sketch Betty! I like the way you used the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Just beautiful Betty! I love the sketch you've used, and the embossing!
Thanks for sharing it with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps :)

Janet O'Brien said...

this is a beautiful card - I like your choice of stamps and the embossing gives the card that 'wow' factor

Theresa said...

Lovely card and colors. Found this challenge at Paper and Such last week but did not get an entry in. Love your use of the Annabelle colors. I have some Annabelle stamps on the way and some of their lovely pearl tear drops.

Lisa Lara said...

So pretty Betty!