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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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Have You Hugged Your Pumpkin Today?

This sweet little image is from Di's Digis; who couldn't help but fall in love with this face!

There are probably more, but I found two sites that have challenges to use a pumpkin so I'll enter my card here.....
Crafty Contagion #2 with the Stamping Together Divas

I started with the image and colored it with Koh-I-Noor pencils blended with baby oil. Next, I cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities and matted it. Took the original die and traced around the edge to get the size for the orange mat and cut  the brown mat with the next sized up die.

Big thanks go out to my friend Patti Rose who included ribbon with the beautiful birthday card she sent to me. I found a piece of patterned paper in a Martha Stewart 12x12 paper pack that had that teal color from the ribbon for my background paper.

I'm going to enter once more in the Lily Pad Cards challenge; this will be the last, I promise! I really didn't intend to but I must have that sketch in my head; it just worked its way out!



Selma said...

Yes, Betty that is a very cute little image. Your card is awesome.

sallysbitz said...

This is a cute card x
I love the dies & papers you have used too x

hugs sally x

(ps.. I have candy up for grabs)

Patti J said...

Very sweet card, Betty! Thanks for sharing!

Olga said...

such a cutie!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super adorable... can't say I've ever hugged a pumpkin (0=

Payne Holler Cards said...

awwww what a sweetie (-:

Theresa said...

Love this little Bear...great card! Behind on comments but I love all the cards that you have made with this sketch. Belated Congrats on your win at Sugar Hollow last week!

Kym Weber said...

Betty, this is absolutely adorable! Adefinite darling image! The ribbon is beautiful! Love the dp!

Colleen said...

Yes this face is sooooo cute. You are just whipping these creations out.

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us!

Jane said...

Lovely card, great image the crimping looks good.

You can view my card <a href="http://janes-creations.blogspot.com/2011/10/owling-for-you.html”here </a>

Sheila said...

Cute pumpkin! Thanks for playing with Crafty Contagion! =)

salma said...

What a fantastic, fun card! Love the way you've merged the images and the bright orange makes the whole card stand out!!!!!!
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Sandy said...

Awwww that is just the most adorable image~ you did a fab job on the card. I wanna hug that bear!

Thanks for joining us at the Contagion!