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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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Penguin on a Christmas Card


Jennifer Scull brings the challenge this week at There's Magic in the Air; she wants us to use any type of animal image and go wild on your creativity. Also, the challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to use a bird image on a Christmas project  so I'll be entering my card in their challenge too!

I used the Paper Cupcakes image "Skating By" for my card. I suppose the "wild" element is the color combination -- it's completely different for me -- not my normal Christmas colors. However, I bought a paper pack after Christmas last year when they went on sale; it is called Magic of the Season (appropriate for the challenge, I thought!) and the colors are black, red, and white/ivory. This is my first time to use it and I think the color combo is quite interesting. It certainly works for the image!!

Bye for now,
Betty

10 comments:

MacKenzie said...

Oooohhhh....I like that sparkly red paper - so festive! Thanks for "giving us the bird" this week at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!

Becky said...

Aww, this is so cute Betty.

Colleen said...

Betty,
Love, love the penguin and that paper does match perfectly.

Myrna said...

How cool is this?? Great card and such a cutie.
Myrna

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super cute Betty... love your non~traditional colors!

Janice M said...

Cute Christmas card Betty! I like the color combo too!

Theresa said...

This penguin is one of my faves. Cute crad...love your colors.

Payne Holler Cards said...

you are so right! this dp is perfect and i love this little guy (-:
adorable card!

Kerrie said...

I just love this cute image, and you have really done justice, the dp is just perfect.

Melisa Waldorf said...

So cute! And I love the dimension you added to the hat!