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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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Christmas Glitters


Flourishes and Basic Grey are sponsoring a sketch challenge at Page Maps and there is an awesome prize! I would encourage you to follow the link and check it out! I have combined this challenge with the one at Speedy the Cat's Friends to use dry or heat embossing.

At first I thought that I would pass on the challenge at Page Maps because the sketch was a little "busy" for me. But am so glad I decided to give it a try. I used a paper pack by Docrafts Papermania Classic Christmas, a stamp from the Flourishes set, All That Glitters, and a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Holly Ribbons.  The ornament is colored with Stampin' Up's Sage Shadow and Ruby Red, with glitter added, and then cut with Spellbinders Nestability dies. I was thrilled with the outcome; hope you like it too!

Also have a couple of more photos to share if you're interested -- another variety of hibiscus we just had planted in our yard and one more gorgeous sunset!



Adios, from Lake Chapala, Mexico!
Betty

11 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love all the white and the embossing.

Theresa said...

Love your Christmas card! I just found Page Maps too...from Flourishes blog. Love your card..am still debating to try the sketch but hve inspired me to do. Love the photos that you share. Do you ever make cards with these glorious photos.....would make fabulous card sets.

Olga said...

beautiful Christmas card, I really need to get started , the flower is gorgeous too!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Gorgeous GF... your ornament looks like it's super sparkly!

Colleen said...

Betty,
You've been very busy these past two days :). Sorry I couldn't keep up. Love the Christmas card and the CASE of Cathy. Your pictures are wonderful, you should have many humming birds soon.

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card! I love the sparkle of the ornament and the embossing folder you used for the background! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Kerrie said...

Love your christmas cards, so fresh .. that is a gorgeous colour hibiscus.... we might get nice sunsets too soon in down under....

Colleen Dietrich said...

Pretty papers you picked for the Christmas card, Betty! And thanks for sharing that Mexican sunset -- wow! It is so beautiful.

THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Betty this Christmas card is just darling. I love that scalloped border and the pretty embossing folder. So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. It was a pleasure to come visit to see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Designing with Debbie said...

Great Christmas card. I love the colors and your designer paper. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat Friends challenge this week.

Sue W said...

Lovely card Betty bright and cheerful for Christmas! Wow look at these photos.........beautiful!