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, September 26, 2011



Melisa Waldorf  has hit a home run with another terrific tutorial! This time it is for a Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder. She has a link on her blog for the free template which comes from Waltzing Mouse; she made a modification to the template which makes it much easier to cut out. So, pop on over there and check out her project, decorated beautifully with one of  Layers of Color's  new Christmas releases.

My stocking was decorated with Layers of Color's set, Reindeer Waltz;  just love these guys -- they are so artistic! "Merry Christmas" came from Michael's and "Something for You" is from Stampin' Up.

I was lucky enough to meet Melisa when she moved to the Houston area from Florida. We were able to get together several times to stamp and craft and  chat and I enjoyed her friendship tremendously; it was hard to leave her when I moved away -- if she hadn't been in the process of buying her new house, I would have tucked her into my suitcase! But thanks to the internet, I can still enjoy her friendship and her generosity as she shares so much of what she learns on her blog.

Hope all of my "internet buds" out there have a great day (looks like it may rain here!),
Betty

13 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is way cool Betty! I'm off to check out her tutorial!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello my sweet friend. Thank you. You have touched my heart. I miss you as well. And I hope eventually you can get back for a visit with your daughter and grandchildren and work me in for some shopping at some local scrapbook stores, or stamping.

I LOVE your stocking! The sentiment is PERFECT. and I love it done with the Holly Ribbons embossing folder as well. I'm so glad you have connected with some ladies who are interested in taking classes from you! I wish you could send us some of that rain.

big hugs to you!
Melisa

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Delightful, Betty! We adore Melisa too!

Jennie said...

Just lovely Betty! Sweet little stocking :)

Olga said...

You did a fantastic job!!!! Love it and hope you have a blessed day as well!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Betty - this is gorgeous! I too am inspired by the lovely Melisa - she is wonderful and such an amazing artist! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us! {{{hugs}]]
Linda LOC Design Team

Payne Holler Cards said...

you did such a cute stocking! headed over to check out her toot, TFS (-:

Patti P. said...

Oh what a great project and we can all use something like this. I will visit her blog, thanks for the link. Love those reindeer! Trying to catch back up with everyone after being away!

redwasher1 said...

Awesome card holder!!!

Jessica said...

Beautiful stocking gift card holder, Betty!! Love seeing your work!!

Selma said...

Betty this is such a cute gift card holder. Thanks for sharing Melisa's link for us.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is awesome! I love it!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome idea, Betty! TFS!