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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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Roses June Challenge


Our Kerrie-Rose set the challenge this month as "Something Other Than a Card". Well, all my gadget holders that I made a while back are in our shipment that hasn't arrived yet so I decided to make another one for my Koh-I-Noor pencils. After we finished the can of turkey chili (no beans) that we brought down here with us I covered it with papers from My Mind's Eye (after cleaning it out good, of course!), and a bit of Night of Navy from Stampin' Up. Used Martha Stewart's Arched Lattice border punch for the lower border and a strip of navy with small pearls for the upper border. Then a bit of navy ribbon and a bow were added, along with the Marvy punched butterfly with some of the little pearls for his body. Now I have a place to store my colored pencils and they are easily accessible!
We have moved into our new home and just love it! It has lots of windows and some gorgeous oleanders growing outside that we get to look at all the time. We will be getting our shipment in a couple of weeks or so; then I'll have to try to figure out what to do with all the stuff that I thought I couldn't live without. (I think that I could have actually left about half or three-quarters of it back in the States!)

Betty

12 comments:

Olga said...

I'm sure you will find a place for all the stuff you can't live without LOL, love the pencil holder!

Sue W said...

What a fun ime ahead you have Betty!! The unpacking and re-housing will be fun and better to have brought it all just in case!!!! Love your Pencil Caddy. Will blue be the colour scheme for your new craft space......Looking forward to seeing all kinds of pictures.....soon!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Excellent idea, Betty! We all need new gadgets and holders to keep them in! I don't think there are ever enough!

Selma said...

Love your pencil holder. The butterfly on the ribbon is so pretty. It will be so nice to have all your things and I'm sure you will find a place for everything.

CraftieConnie said...

Accessability!!!!! Love that word, I have to have everything in sight around me to be inspired hehehehehehe! Great pencil holder, love the colors and how you embellished. Of course I am partial to buterflies. Hey Betty-Rose, take a bow, you did great!
Lucky you, you get to decorate!
Hugs

Patti J said...

Keep us posted on all of your unpacking adventures - how much fun! Love your pencil holder - I don't think I'll ever get rid of my Koh-I-Noor's - love them! Hugs!

Theresa said...

Love the pencil holder. Glad you are getting situated and it will be fun to have all those things that are familar in your new home.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super adorable Betty! I bet you'll be amazed at how much you do need the things you kept!

Becky said...

This is fabulous Betty. Love it!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

adorable holder! how fun watching you and Patti start up all nice and new!

Kerrie said...

Better late than never!... what a great idea to hold you pencils on your desk!.. hope you are settling into your new home... Kezzie x

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous pencil holder my dear!