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, September 24, 2011

Make It Manly

My last post showcased a "girly" card. Today, we're switching directions and going with a "manly" card.

I have four challenge spots to thank for my inspiration for this card.
Eat, Sleep, Stamp  sketch challenge 148
AnnaBelle Stamps  Say It With A Male Card
Speedy the Cat's Friends  to make things with wings
Fab N Funky Challenges  to make a card that's "hard for you to make".

I used Stampin' Up cardstock, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel and papers from a Scrapbook Kit titled Great Outdoors. I used the Cuttlebug CheckerBoard embossing folder on the small circle to imitate the pattern on the square paper.

I don't make a lot of "manly" cards because "girly" just comes much easier. However, this one seemed to come together with no trouble at all, thanks to a great sketch and a beautiful dragonfly image that I printed, cut out and popped up. The sentiment from AnnaBelle Stamps "All Things Grow" is also popped up to add some dimension.

Hope you all have a pleasant weekend!
Betty

18 comments:

Theresa said...

We seem to be doing similar things...I just finished a manly card but not posted yet. Great card ...love the design and colors...great elements. Liked that embossing ...have not seen that folder.

Payne Holler Cards said...

OMG! this is wonderful!!! love your colors and that dragonfly is amazing!
thanks so much for joining us in Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:
hugs GF

Janice M said...

Oh Betty!! This card is awesome! Love your layout and that little dragonfly is adorable!!

Kerrie said...

Its a great manly card Betty... just love it!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this is really gorgeous - I love that dragonfly and your awesome color scheme!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Manly yes... but I like it too! Remember that commercial? This is awesome Betty! Love that dragon fly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Betty your dragonfly is spectacular. Love the layout and paper too. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit and see what you created for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Sue W said...

Hi Betty, Love the layout on this card and your monochrome colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps for our 'Male" challenge!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is a fabulous sketch! Dragonflies are perfect for manly cards. Thanks for the reminder.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Betty!!! I love all of the wonderful texture and gorgeous details. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is perfect, Love the dragonfly and the colors you chose.

Jose said...

I super male card, always more difficult that girlie ones, but I love the one you have made

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

This is a fantastic card Betty!! Love the layout and sketch, and the colours...beautiful!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I don't make a lot of manly cards either, but for a totally different reason, they would never appreciate the time and effort, ha! That's why I go to Walmart, teehee. Wonderful masculine card my friend! Very clever creating the circle with the checkerboard pattern!

Marion said...

Well done Betty. A great male card indeed! Thanks for sharing it with us at ABS.

Winnie and Patty said...

Betty--What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

NanaConnie said...

This is fabulous! Love all the textures and the dragonfly is wonderful for a masculine card. Great papers.

Tracy said...

Betty I absolutely LOVE this card. Your card truly made this sketch come alive. I especially like all of the texture. I am featuring your card on my blog tomorrow as the featured Sketch Artist. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Thank you for playing along this week.
Hugs,
Tracy