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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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Layers (of Color) and a Warbler


Layers of Color is sponsoring the challenge at Play Date Cafe this week. My stamp is The Warbler by Layers of Color; the sentiment is also a Layers of Color stamp, from The Love Chapter set. Play Date Cafe set the colors of their challenge as Mauve, Egg Yolk, and Artichoke.

The warbler stamp qualifies my card to be entered into the challenges at the Pixie Dust Paperie October Challenge, which is to use a bird(s), and Stamps R Us which is "Nature's Gifts". 

Top Tip Tuesday is calling for layers and I have put a few of those on this card as well!

The ribbon looks like it's white but actually is So Saffron Grosgrain from Stampin' Up and I've put artichoke green rhinestones on the ribbon.

Speaking of Nature's Gifts, we had one of our new hibiscus to bloom today for the first time and it was spectacular -- do you want to see????? Well, here's a picture whether you want to or not! lol!


I feel so blessed to be experiencing the beauty of these flowers outside my window -- at our home in Texas we enjoyed the wildlife but because of the wildlife we weren't able to have beautiful flowers like these! I planted some irises once but the deer dug up the bulbs!!!

Hope you enjoyed my card and the flower and will come back to see me again soon!

Betty

16 comments:

Patti J said...

Wow Betty - your card is so beautiful! That bird is one of my favorite LOC images! And I'm so jealous of your gorgeous blooms! Gorgeous! You seem very happy in your new place :)

Olga said...

Betty you out did yourself, I absolutely love this card, it's beyond gorgeous! beautiful flower too!

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty Betty... both your card and your flower (0=

Theresa said...

Love your card...those are not the easiest colors to work with but you did a beautiful jjob. Love that hibiscus...great job. This photo would make a great card.

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the softness of your card! So peaceful! Wonderful job!

Carol L said...

Not only is your card gorgeous, the hibiscus is amazing! So beautiful! TFS and thanks for joining us at Stamps R us!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a beautiful card with sweet and lovely colors, thanks for playing along with Pixie!!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful card, Betty! Beautiful colors and lovely layers! Thanks for visiting my blog!

bettand said...

Spectacular CAS card. Love that birds, the layering and those sweet embellies. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

The soft hues in this card are gorgeous- and so is your flower! Glad you haven't any wildlife trying to eat it. Thanks for sharing both with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. ;)

Colleen said...

Betty,
This card is so pretty, I love this bird and I'm looking for some really great birds I may just have to visit LOC.
I'm so jealous of your flowers, if I look out my window I see frost!!!!
Enjoying your landscape from afar :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh I envy your beautiful views of nature...
and love this bird stamp - your layout is perfect!

Leanne said...

This is lovely!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Remember, you can win an extra prize by leaving a tip on your post and writing TIP next to your name on your entry.

Hugs
Leanne xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful card! LOVE that gorgeous, bird image! And your hibiscus is nearly as beautiful! Wow! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

A really elegant card. I love the soft use of colours, so pretty! So glad you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

lauren bergold said...

What a fabulous stamp and a BEAUTIFUL card!!!