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 22, 2011

Christmas Music

My card today is made with Flourishes stamps, from the sets Doves and Holly, Drummer Boy and Christmas Music. I embossed the french horn and sentiment with gold embossing powder and used Distressing Inks to make the sheet of music look older; lighter on the background, darker around the edges. Each layer starting with the music is popped up with dimensionals. Had to do a little fussy cutting for the french horn and ivy.

Lily Pad Cards Sketch Challenge provided the layout. Nina Brackett is sponsoring this week.
Their sketch is on the right. But I flipped it -- can you see it now????? I also changed the placement of the sentiment (I didn't want it to be upside down, now did I?)

The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is to use Colours of Fall. This challenge is being sponsored by Paper Cupcakes. Now I struggle with vintage, so I'm hoping that this card will fit their challenge -- I did use a piece of "vintage" sheet music!

The final challenge I will be entering is at Wee Memories which is being sponsored by AnnaBelle Stamps. They are having a "Free For All" challenge so you can make any kind of project that you wish.

Changing subjects, I will be going to Guadalajara this afternoon with a group of my stamping buds from church. We are going to Miguel's. This is a craft store and while I hear that it is not quite like Michael's in the States, I look forward to seeing what's there! Will let you know details later.

Hope you all have a great weekend; say a little prayer for us that traffic in Guad will not be awful!



Payne Holler Cards said...

OMG this is so lovely and perfectly done for each challenge! so fun when it all comes together..this is so creative
hugs (-:

Kym Weber said...

This is beautiful, Betty! Love the music sheet behind your image and sentiment! Your layout is awesome - love the way you turned it upside down to fit your creation! The colors you used are so pretty! Wonderful job!

Have fun shopping today! Hope you find some great finds!

Patti P. said...

Betty, this is so pretty. I love sheet music in a card and your distressing is so lovely. The french horn is a beautiful focal image for this creation. So glad you could play with us at Sugar Creek Hollow again this week. You are quick on the draw with our challenges. Hope you have a fun day trip and can't wait to hear the details.
Hugs and safe traveling, Patti SCH/DT

Cec said...

Very pretty. I love the way you have used fall colours to make a warm Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Colleen said...

Great card! Love the way you made a Christmas card from fall colors. Looks vintage to me.

Cathy Fong said...

Sooo pretty!! love how you use fall colours to make this great xmas card. so clever. thank you for joining us at wee memories this week, hope to see your creation at our next challenge