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, October 1, 2011

AnnaBelle Bling Sketch Challenge

Here's the sketch this month from AnnaBelle Stamps. A $15 gift voucher is the prize for this challenge and there are great stamps and other goodies at AnnaBelle Stamps. Get your card entered for your chance to win!

You've seen the sketch; now, here's my card.
 The stamps sets from AnnaBelle that I've used are All Things Grow and Sentimental Bluebells. Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies were used to cut out and mat the images and sentiment,  with a little sponging added to the sentiment. Background was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and a smaller ribbon was placed on top of the wider one. Shiny dimensional stickers offer the finishing touch.
Did you enjoy World Cardmaking Day? I spent the morning with our church cardmaking group -- it's sure good to have friends to share this wonderful hobby with!!



The Other Patti Sue said...

Wow Betty... you've really outdone yourself on this one, it's absolutely beautiful! Love the earth tones and your embossing adds the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at AnnaBelle stamps!

Patti J said...

Oh my, Betty - this is another fabulous card! I love the sketch, and you have created with it beautifully! Those colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing :) I'm glad you're my friend too!!! Hugs...

Sue W said...

Oooh perfect Betty! This is one of my favourite sentiments and gets used a bit here! Love the embossed background too! Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle this week and Good Luck!

Olga said...

looks like you aced this one Betty, gorgeous card!!!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Just beautiful Betty! I love the muted tones!
Thanks for sharing with us this week :)

Patti P. said...

This is just beautiful. I have always loved this set and your design with it is over the top.

Colleen said...

Great use of the set and I love the way you brought it out in the sketch.

Kylie said...

Gorgeous card Betty!
LOVE your colours and your embossed background and just love that sentiment, one of my favourites lol!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sue said...

Betty this is absolutely amazing! a stunning showcase of the sketch, the embossing is a perfect backdrop!!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Marion said...

This is stunning Betty! I love love your card! Good luck in our challenge this week!