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

Happy Birthday ala Nature

I have another card today for the sketch at Lily Pad Card Challenges. You are allowed to enter more than once and it is such a great sketch that I decided to use it again. Didn't even flip it this time!

My colors come from the challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps to Say It In ..... Pink, Green and Kraft.  The stamps are also from AnnaBelle's set All Things Grow.

I pulled out a tool that hasn't seen the light of day in a long time -- my crimper. Sounds like someone on "So You Think You Can Dance" -- oh wait, that's a crumper! Any how, the Kraft paper in the background has been crimped.

Now, on to my report about my trip to Miguel's in Guadalajara. It was two stories of arts and crafts supplies, but very little for card making. All I saw was a small selection of patterned paper and several assorted hand punches for small items like stars, small animals, etc. But, there were ribbons along several sides of the store, both downstairs and up -- they won't be running out any time soon! And what really appealed to me (although I have plenty in my stash and no need to buy now) was a full long aisle of glitter! Boy, was I in glitter heaven -- every color you could think of, from tiny packs to huge bags!  There were foam crafts, artificial flowers, flower picks, storage containers (some of the cutest tiny containers!), jewelry making items, all manner of beads from high end to plastic.  The majority of the upper floor had Christmas items. There were many other things that I can't remember but you get the picture! And speaking of pictures........
Along the right wall is a section of ribbon on the upper level.
There's even more than this downstairs, plus the special bins throughout the store with Christmas ribbons!

Here's the glitter aisle, friends!
The left hand side is the bagged glitter. Right hand side are things that already have glitter on them!
I guess you can tell that I had a good time on my outing; didn't buy anything but had a great lunch, lots of fun laughing with friends and looking at pretty stuff! And we all made it back to Chapala in one piece!! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that at one point Johnny Cash was singing "Ghost Riders in the Sky" over the intercom system at Miguel's!

Gotta go for now, adios.....


Janice M said...

What a pretty card Betty! And woo look at all that ribbon, yum!!

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Patti J said...

Your card is beautiful Betty! Thanks for sharing your photos from your day out! Looks like fun!

Sue W said...

Such a lovely card Betty love the natural feel of it with the hint of pink peeking through!

Oooh I have a small piece of that green stripe left Betty :) How good it looks here!

Thanks for playing along with the AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge this week and Thanks for sharing your photos........that's some store!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You sure A'cd this one this week GF! Super awesome card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Lin said...

Very pretty card, such delicate images......thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards! Your trip sounds like fun!

Payne Holler Cards said...

such a lovely card!!
and wow - so glad this store isnt near me..I'm a confessed "ribbon addict"
and designer paper addict
and punch addict

Arlene said...

I agree about the sketch - wonderful to play with - your card is so lovely!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Colleen said...

I love when you use this set! Too bad they didn't have more stuff you were looking for. Ribbon is one of my favorite things to buy(since I put a stop to buying yummy paper). I pick it up every where and never use it(just like the piles of paper I have. LOL.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Another beautiful card Betty! sounds like you had a great day out!
Thanks for sharing with us this week :)

Sandy said...

Lovely, love your image and a fab layout.

You can view my card here