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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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas Spirit Challenge at Flourishes

First off, I have some more good news to share -- I was one of the winners of a Paperwhites stamp set from Flourishes for their September Christmas Spirit challenge! That set of lovliness should be traveling its way to me this very minute!!

The Flourishes Christmas Spirit challenge for October is make your card (or something on your card) shiny like a piece of candy.

I've got lots of shiny goodnes on this card. The darker blue behind my image is from a DCWV Shimmer Matstack, the tree branch and sentiment are emobssed in white, and the ribbon (especially the edges) are shiny too! A little bit about the ornament -- the stamp is from the Flourishes set, All That Glitters. I embossed it in white on the shiny blue paper in and then took a metallic silver marker  to give the embossing and the paper more of a silver tint. Next, I embossed the whole thing in Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel so it has a very shiny, candy-like surface. I cut a little slit in the branch to thread the shiny metallic gold thread through to hang the ornament.

Hope you enjoyed all the "shiny-ness" and can join me by posting your shiny card in Flourishes' thread on Splitcoast Stampers.



Olga said...

Betty this is gorgeous!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Holy shine~ola! This is awesome... beautiful color combo!

Theresa said...

Betty, this beautiful. You are ahead of me....I am not even started on an entry.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is fabulous! I love the white embossing and very classy looking.

Colleen said...

Love those ornaments, this one is just as pretty as ever.

Patti P. said...

Another gorgeous card. I love the vintage ornaments, reminds me of childhood and this in the whites and blues is stunning.