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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Friday, October 14, 2011

Nightingale Birthday

We have sunshine today! We've had several days of rain due to Hurricane Jova which hit the west coast of Mexico near the Puerto Vallarta area. There are mountains between the coast and Chapala so we are pretty well protected from hurricanes (PTL!) but we did get lots of rain (which was needed, by the way, because our normal rainfall for the year was about 8 inches low).

The colors on my card didn't photograph well -- what looks to be blue is actually a sage green. The papers that I have used come from an older Stampin' Up Designers Paper pack titled Autumn Vine. Card stock is also from SU, More Mustard and Really Rust.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Dutch Dare Card Challenges #134 - Sketch
AnnaBelle Stamps - Say It With Embellished Corners
MelJens Designs #80 - Use a Ribbon
Stampin' B's - Use a Bird
Papertake Weekly - Use 3 Shapes (rectangles, ovals, circles)
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fall or Halloween
Delightful Challenges - Fall Colours

Stamps: See D's Nightingale & Gina K. Designs Fanciful Tags

Dies: ProvoCraft Corner Die and Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals

Embellishments: Metal Stickers Nailheads, Ribbon, and Buttons

Didn't get out a whole lot this week due to the rain but I was able to follow along with the Flourishes new releases and play in their challenges. I'll do a post tomorrow and show you what I created; keeping my fingers crossed to win a new stamp set!!



Myrna said...

Hi Betty
This is such a sweet card. I never thought of putting the oval on the angle. Good thinking!!!
Glad you aren't getting lousy weather.
After almost 2 months of holidaying I am finding it hard to get back in the routine. Oh well it will come.

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is super,super pretty Betty! Have a great day and THANKS so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Payne Holler Cards said...

it does look blue and so pretty! so blue or sage its lovely...best of luck in the challenge (-:

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Another beauty Betty! Love the oval on the angle!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring us this week :)

Marion said...

Love those embellished corners Betty. It gives your card a very elegant touch. Thanks for sharing it at AnnaBelles this week.

Kerrie said...

Sweet card Betty, lovey colours and image... and love those corners!

sallysbitz said...

Your card looks very pretty & elegant. Thanks for sharing over @ Delightful Challenges BUT you only see us in your labels & not on your post, can you edit & add? x

hugs sally x

Robin Parker said...

Love the scroll corners! Thanks for sharing your creation on our Meljen's Design Challenge using a ribbon.

Sue W said...

Hey! hows the B'Day Girl???? Lovely card once again Betty.......I love your colour choices for this card too!
Good luck with the challenges.

Angie said...

Beautiful card love the shapes and the colours and what a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Angie x

Nicola said...

Great card Betty with a gorgeous colour combo and some very special details, love the swirl corners!
Thanks for entering our Fall/Halloween challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Katja said...

I really love this card and the embellishments you've used.
Thanks for joining our Ribbon-challenge at Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog this week!

Greetings,Katja (Meljen's DT-member)

Jane said...

Pretty card, I like your corners and bird stamp.

You can view my card here

Sue said...

So so beautiful Betty!! gorgeous colours and the corners are fabulous!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Colleen said...

Great job on the sketch.