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, November 11, 2011

Christmas Blessings

This card has been sitting on my desk for several days now -- I wonder how many deadlines have come and gone on these challenges????

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #129 sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon #35 Christmas theme with a ribbon
Jellypark Friends non-traditional Christmas colors
Crimbo Crackers anything goes Christmas challenge
Crafter's Companion celebrate a holiday
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long use your favorite sketch challenge (Midnight Madness)

This is the first card I've made with this stamp that I got shortly before we moved to Mexico. We've had several cats in the past who loved sleeping under our Christmas tree and the tree lights usually ended up hanging quite close to the floor many mornings!! Sure do miss our kitties but love remembering all their personality "quirks" and the joy they gave us over the years! Anyhow, I'm sure they never had a mouse napping atop their heads!

Hope you're all close to getting your cards done ..... mine are all done, sealed and addressed, ready to go into my suitcase when I head to Houston soon; then my daughter can mail them for me once December arrives!

So long for now,


Colleen said...

Very pretty, that kitty looks so comfortable walk on tip toes LOL.
I checked mine yesterday and I'm still a few short. Every year I have left overs because I deem some just not good enough to be mailed. so my list never really gets done. LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You know how I love House Mouse cards! This is so adorable! Ha, I'm so behind that I think I am caught up! Cards manage to happen somehow.

Patti P. said...

Betty, I love this image so much...no mice on my cats heads either. Love the beautiful LO you have used for this card. Congrats on having all of your cards ready to go. I have my list made, now just need to get them laid out and see what I have.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You are so organized! This is just precious!

kathy said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the kitty it so cute.Thank you for joining the challenge.

Becky said...

You never can go wrong with house mouse. This is adorable.

Denise said...

Your Christmas Card is gorgeous BeeBee! Love your darling stamp and mosaic look :) I saw your comment and took care of it over at Crafter's Companion. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!


Olga said...

I love that image!!!!! It makes such a gorgeous card...............

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is adorable! I love how my cats are drawn to the tree also. Such a fun design.
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

marsha said...

Betty, what an adorable Christmas card with the HM kitty! Love all the different colors and your embossing. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, hope you come back and play again next week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a sweet image! Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness. I just LOVE your interpretation of the sketch! Hope to see you again next week!


buglvr2010 said...

I love your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Jennifer Scull said...

how fun is this card?! I love it!
thank you for joining our non-traditional Christmas colors challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Janice M said...

Too cute! I have this stamp, i need to dig it out and use it again soon!!