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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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Fall Card For Y'all

The layout for my card today comes from a card that I have CASEd by Patti J. at Cherish Each Precious Day.
Case Patti J.
Cupcake Inspirations #130
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #132

I have used inspiration photos from the following challenges:
And here's my card:

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Mix It Up Monday challenge at stampTV to make a card and a matching decorative envelope.
Challenge at Speedy the Cat's Friends to use polka dots on a card.
Challenge at Friends of SpeedyTV to make a masculine card.

I made my leaves by using a video that has been posted at SpeedyTV by MariLynn DeGroot that shows a tutorial for Burned Paper Bag Leaves. Thanks to MariLynn, I can also enter the followoing challenges:

For Fun Challenges to use leaves on your project.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to use a new technique.

Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up, Autumn Vine 12x12
Cardstock SU More Mustard and Really Rust
Sentiment is from AnnaBelle Stamps, Sentimental Bluebells

I'm not sure where the image of the pears came from. I found it, already matted in a shoebox full of things that I had punched out, cut out and never used. I've got to wittle down all the stuff in that box!

One more picture this morning, if you're up to it -- Sunrise Over Lake Chapala (taken this morning).


P.S. I have no idea why my post looks so different from the "compose" feature on Blogger. Everything is in strange locations! (the ghosts and goblins may be up and around getting ready for Halloween!)


Helen Dooley said...

Hi Betty so glad you found us! I hope you play again with us. Love the pics and your card is gorgeous! We must chat soon! Hugs! oh yeah Thanks for playing along.

Kym Weber said...

Oh my, Betty! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the softness of the fall colors! Beautiful image with the leaves and gorgeous papers! Love the matching envelope! Wonderful job!

Stampalicious said...

this is a very beautiful card! really like how simple yet elegant it is, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Olga said...

Betty you out did your self with this beauty!!!!!

Patti J said...

Oh My Gosh, Betty....this is beautiful!!! I love the fall take on this layout. It's gorgeous! I think I'm going to have to case your case!!! Thanks for sharing...

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm thinkin this is the most beautiful fall card I've seen in awhile! Stunning GF! Love the sunset... I think you moved to heaven!

Theresa said...

This is one beautiful fall ard...I love everything about it. You certainly covered a lot with this one card. Love the sunrise photo too. May have to case this too.

Marie said...

I love your card. It's perfect, it's so classy. Thanks for joining us here at For Fun.
Love n hugs

Pat Garvin said...

Such a pretty Fall card. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Selma said...

What a gorgeous card Betty. It is really fabulous.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Betty your card is so elegant from the lined envelope to match and those pretty leaves. Just awesome. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week.

Kathy D. said...

Oh what a beautiful card. love the colors and design. And how cool that the envelope matches.

Thanks for making leaves the focal point at For Fun Challenges! Don't forget to come back Wednesday for a new challenge.

Janeen said...

That is one gorgeous sunrise. i envy you. how pretty your card is, I was wondering if you had taken the picture of the pears but i see you found it already done up for you. Thanks for playing in the Speedy the Cat challenge to use dots. We appreciate you.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card!! I just love the colors and the use of leaves. Beautiful case!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you've done it again! this is a treasure...thanks so much for entering in Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:

love seeing your photos - what a beautiful view

Janice M said...

What a pretty fall card Betty! Love the pic of your sunrise too!

Colleen said...

This is beautiful! It took my breath away when I first saw it. Wonderful creation :) Blogger does that to me when I have more than one picture. Love the sunrise.

Patti P. said...

Betty, this is my all time favorite card of yours....it is absolutely beautiful in every way. Great job with the new technique and your papers are gorgeous! I wouldn't mind finding one of those pear images,lol.It is so pretty with your card. Thanks for the beautiful sunrise!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous sunrise! Blessings my friend!

Winnie said...

Stunning card love the papers and the image. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie @ Norwayscrapper

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great card for our polka dot challenge!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Pauline said...

Hi Betty! this is beautiful. I loved that you shared our inspirations pics as well....#3 is just gorgeous - reminds me of my time living in Canada (I look at my scrapped pages often, as you can imagine!) Thank you so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges - do join us again!
hugs and blessings from Australia,