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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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inspiration Challenge

Made this card for the Mix It Up Monday challenge over at stampTV. Tami posted a picture as an inspiration challenge and I took the colors to make my card. The stamps are from Stampin' Up but the designer paper is from Gina K. Designs. Seems like I had to work, work, work to get this card in shape! Had to restamp and then changed my layout several times, but I'm finally fairly pleased with it. The medallion, leaf and sentiment are popped up but it's hard to tell that in the photo. The center of the medallion was stamped on the dp, then cut out and popped up. I also cut out the thin mat around the medallion in GKD Pure Luxury Ocean Mist (which I also used for the card base) and sponged around the edges with brown ink.

Thank you all for coming by this past week and commenting on my dragonfly card. I was pleased that Tracy chose it to highlight on her blog today. I'd love for you all to stop by at Eat, Sleep, Stamp and take another peek at my card and see the new sketch.  I really enjoyed working with her sketch last week and plan to play again this week. Hope you can join me!



Theresa said...

Wow, Betty, this is a beautiful design Love the subtle colors and how they pop with that blue. Congrat on being featured on Eat, Sleep, Stamp...that's a new spot for me to ck out. Hugs!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is magnificent Betty! You may have struggled but it payed off in the end... just beautiful!

Patti J said...

Betty, you have knocked this one out of the park! What a beautiful card! Good luck on the challenge! Thanks for sharing!

Sue W said...

Beautiful stamps Betty ..... Lovely card too!

Colleen said...

This is a great card for the challenge! I love how you used the blue to highlight the image. Congrats on being highlighted on the eat,sleep and stamp blog that was a fantastic card.

Patti P. said...

How pretty, you could never tell you struggled with this. Your mosaic paper is beautiful with these images. Congrats on your dragonfly card. Have a great day.

Janice M said...

Very pretty, great Thank you card for Fall!!