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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Monday, October 17, 2011

From Me to You


Hi everyone! I have a cute little card today and it's from me to you!

Paper and Such has a color challenge this week that inspired my color choices. (My card base and background with swiss dots is Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, even though it looks white). Here is a the picture from Paper and Such with the range of colors:


The technique that I've used on my card comes from Papertrey Ink Make It Monday -- Layered Mats & Frames. Please check out the link. Dawn McVey shows us how to use different die cuts to make frames and mats for our cards in this video; she is such a sweet gal and anyone who goes to her blog is made to feel like a friend!  I have used three different dies and the cutest stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Everyday Button Bits. Don't you just love the little bird I made with a button from my stash along with the Papertrey Ink stamps. I can just hear him chirp, chirp, chirping!

So long for now,
Betty

17 comments:

Olga said...

beautiful card Betty, love those colors!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is stunning Betty... has an elegant feel! Yummy color combo!

Marybeth said...

Adorable , adorable!!!! Love the cute bird and your card.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Betty, and what a pretty color palette! Love that barn in the inspiration photo too! And girl, that button bird makes me so happy! Great job!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Grat color combination. that bird is so darn cute too.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

What wonderful take on those colors - your card is SUPER SWEET!

Patti P. said...

Hey Betty, I love your card and couldn't agree more about Dawn and PTI, may just be about to place my first order, about time don't you think? Have your been to SCH to check out the winner???? May want to, congrats. I tried to send you an email and it failed, if you still have mine, please send me one so that I can correct your address. Have a great day!
Patti

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card and the little birdy is so cute. Makes we want to pull outEveryday Button Bits again.

Janice M said...

What a cute card Betty! THose button sets are fun to play with. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such this week!

Selma said...

I agree that this is such a pretty color combination. This card is beautiful.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What an adorable little tweety bird! Great color pallete to work with!

Kym Weber said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combination! Fabulous layout!

MindyYoung said...

I love your color choices! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Suzanne Russell said...

I love your choices in making the stacked frame. That little button birdie is just the cutest! Great job. :)

Lisa said...

This is so sweet! Your little bird framed among the leaves is darling!

Mommy said...

Oh how I love your little bird! And I so agree about Dawn McVey too!

Colleen said...

Betty,
What a cool bird I love the way you did that. You pulled all the colors in nicely.