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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Monday, August 1, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends No Ribbon Challenge

The latest challenge issued by Speedy the Cat's Friends is to use twine, bakers twine, jute, yarn, anything other than ribbon on your card. My card uses paper and a punchout from a scrapbook kit called Great Outdoors. I wanted to convey the impression of Speedy the Cat looking out of the window from inside his house at a bunch of birds on a wire.

The inside of the card says "May your future in your new home be filled with much joy and laughter". We have some friends here who are going to be closing on their new home on Friday. It is such a wonderful story. They were having dinner with a friend who is in the real estate business. They mentioned to her that they were in the market to buy a washer and dryer and that talk led to them buying a house!! And it was all accomplished within a few days! The way things happen around here is just incredible sometimes and this time it couldn't have happened to a nicer couple -- congrats to Bob & Sue on their new home!



Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous, but then all your cards are!

Becky said...

Great job on this challenge, awesome card.

Winnie and Patty said...

This card is adorable!!!! I love the birds sitting on the twine is just so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm sure your friends will love this as much as they will love their new home! Wish I was in mine LOL!

Janice M said...

What a cute card Betty! I Love it!

Janeen said...

oh Betty, this is perfect. What a terrific idea using the string as the birds line. And then the cat sitting there. I am so going to use this idea and it really made me smile. Thanks for the grin. Thanks for entering your creations in the challenge with Speedy the Cat. Good luck in the drawing.

Payne Holler Cards said...

how cute to use the string for bird line!!!
thanks so much for joining us at Speedy the Cat (-:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Betty that was a clever idea to use that bird border punch with the cat. How cute. This is such a darling card. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope you can play with us again this week.

Bear Hugs,