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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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Almost No Stamps!


Seems like I've been in a CASE-ing mood lately. Does that mean that I can't come up with my own ideas???? Actually, I prefer to think that I am highly inspired by the creations of other talented people! My card today was inspired by Tilly at This, That and Everything In Between. You've got to go check out her inchie cards, done with Cuttlebug embossing folders -- adorable!

The color combo that I've used is from
Annabelle Stamps. My green didn't photograph well -- it's closer to the ink color of the sentiment.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Fab N Funky Challenge #93 to use die cuts or punches.
Speedy the Cat's Friends #76 to NOT use any designer paper.

The chocolate background was embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots, the inchies+ embossed with Cuttlebug's DVine Swirl, Tiny Bubbles and a little, tiny folder that I don't have the name of. I used Stampin' Up square punches and a Spellbinders Nestability Long Classic Rectangle die. I didn't have any of that gorgeous baker's twine that the Stamping Together Divas have, but I used some hemp cord. Sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps, Sentimental Bluebells.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Connie, my friend, if you see this hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Betty




22 comments:

Kerrie said...

Lovely card, and love just using different folders, and coming up with a creation, just checked out Tilly's blog, lovely cards....

Sue W said...

Love the different embossing folders you used on this card Betty! Thanks for joining in with AnnaBelle this week!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this! what a neat way to use up some scraps too!! thanks so much for playing over at Speedy the Cat - best of luck to you in the random draw (-:

Brenda said...

Betty this is absolutely lovely!!! I love all of the texture you created with the embossing. Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Kelly A. Clark said...

Look at all that texture! Thanks for filling your prescription at Crafty Contagion!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!
Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/

Kylie said...

Love your card, Betty and love all the different embossing designs you used, just Awesome!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Patti P. said...

I think that it is inspiring to see other's designs and we all case, you are just doing a great job of pointing us in a new direction to other's blogs. This card is an inspiration to me, as I would have never thought about this design, but I love it. So much texture and it makes such and interesting card using the different folders. tfs

Olga said...

you did an awesome job with this, and you are very very talented!!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How fun and fabulous. I love the look of the different embossing pieces. It's just darling. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's "No Designer Paper" Challenge this week. It is a delight to visit to see what you created for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can join us again next week so we can see your latest creation!

Bear Hugs,
Carol
MFP-DT

The Other Patti Sue said...

There are times I need to cruise around all my friends blogs for inspiration too! This is lovely... love the inches! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at AnnaBelle stamps!

Colleen said...

Betty,
I find I get stumped after I create something I really, really like because I can't top it(in my eyes). LOL You have been creating some amazing cards. So I either have to take a break or look around or just plain play for no reason.

Cheryl said...

Fun card! I love the texture. This is a great design for using up scraps.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love the different textures you've incorporated Betty! Great use of off cuts as well!
Thanks for sharing with us this week :)
Andrea

Sheila said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with Crafty Contagion! Have an awesome day.
Sheila
http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful card! Great no designer paper challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Jane said...

Great idea using up the different E/Folders, I like the addition of the twine.

You can view my card here

Sue said...

the little squares of embossing make such an impact Betty! Perfect balance of the colours!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Designing with Debbie said...

Great idea for a card. I love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week. Check out our new design team at SpeedyTV http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/forum/topics/friends-of-speedytv-challenge-week-2

Cherie said...

I love the color and all those textures! Good use of twine, too. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Contagion challenge!

Sandy said...

Betty I love it! I have a hard time with no stamps - this is way cool! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Contagion this week!

Samantha said...

What a fun way to use all those embossing folders! Thanks for playing along at the Crafty Contagion!!