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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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Annabelle Stamps Challenge

The challenge from Annabelle Stamps this week is ........

And here's my card ........

The stamp set that I used is Ballerina Rose, colored with Koh-I-Noor pencils. The card base is Kraft and dp is Origins, by Basic Grey. The ribbons are white grosgrain and a double-stitched green. Butterflies were done with a Marvy punch. I distressed the edges of the sentiment with green and added a couple of gorgeous light green pearls.

I was pleased with the outcome of this one -- truly enjoyed coloring those delicate wild roses. Unfortunately, we had gale force winds several evenings back which caused two slight leaks from rain getting under the tiles on the roof. And guess what happened to be directly in the path of one of those leaks -- yep, it was this card! (You knew that was coming, didn't you????) I can salvage the ribbon, butterflies and sentiment but the rest will have to be redone.

Do you want to see a picture of the sky during this bad weather? Well, here it is -- if you're scared of storms -- don't look! Actually this was taken as the dark clouds were blowing away and a bit of bright sky was appearing, so the worst was over by this time! We normally don't have very bad weather here at Lake Chapala but Tropical Storm Arlene was slowly moving through the Sierra Madras mountains causing havoc all over Mexico.



Patti J said...

Betty, this is beautiful! I'm so loving the green, white, and Kraft! Great card!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kerry Steger said...

This card is lovely Betty - your paper balances with your image so well. Another beautiful card!

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card Betty, its a lovely colour combo.. I can't see any fault.... and wow what a storm.... great photo!

Sue W said...

Beautiful card Betty! Love the dp you used and the three butterflies to finish off.....perfect!
Those storm clouds look amazing.....We've had incredible windy weather here with trees down....what's going on???

Buffy said...

Beautiful card Betty, the subtle colours are lovely.

Patti P. said...

What a beautiful job you did with this card...love it all, but so sorry it was ruined. Terrible looking clouds. Glad you are ok. Loving seeing your cards as GD.

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a beautiful card Betty... to bad mother nature didn't spare her wrath! Those clouds look so ominous!

Becky said...

This is so pretty Betty, love the flowers and those lovely butterflies.

Great photo of the clouds.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Simply beautiful Betty!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Tis is so beautiful BETTY!!!!

Myrna said...

Your card certainly conveyed what you were feeling. It is so lovely and peaceful.
Compared to those dark clouds.
Such a shame you had to redo it.
Mother Nature isn't being very kind all over the world right now.
Thanks for the award you sent such a long time ago. Sorry I didn't get it acknowledge until now.

Kylie said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Betty!
LOVE all your elements and stunning design!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have every right to be pleased with this card, Betty! It is just gorgeous!

That is one scary sky!

Sue Kohler said...

You have rocked these colours Betty! I love the papers, the beautifully coloured blooms and of course the butterflies! :)

redwasher1 said...

Betty your card is spectacular!!! So is that photo!! WOW!! I don't like storms but love to look at photo's of them!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous Betty!!! I love this one!