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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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flourishes Challenges

I have two creations to share with you today. The first one is for the Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes. The challenge is to make a card where you emboss a portion of the card and leave a portion smooth for the image. Here is my card, made with my favorite Flourishes set, All That Glitters. The sentiment is from Christmas Music by Flourishes.

My next creation is for the Wednesday noon time challenge at Flourishes, Tag, You're It! As you might suspect, the challenge is to make a tag or use a tag on a card. This challenge celebrates their November release. Again, I used the All That Glitters set and made a Christmas gift tag. It looks like it could be the offspring of the card above -- they have very similar characteristics!

The shading on the front of the tag was done to cover up a boo-boo (but don't tell anyone, okay?) Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the set which includes the "to" and "from" stamps.

If you want a terrific Christmas set, All That Glitters would be a wonderful choice if you're like me and are really into Christmas ornaments. And Flourishes has even come up with a companion set this year titled Holiday Sparkle. Here's a picture --

Isn't this another set of beautiful vintage glass ornaments? Both of these sets take me right back to childhood and decorating the tree -- such beautiful memories!

Happy papercrafting dear friends! Hope you'll come back again tomorrow for some more Christmas goodies!



Myrna said...

Very, very pretty.
I had better start thinking Christmas too or it will be all over and I won't have gotten started. LOL

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cure tag, your card is great with the embossing! Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my! love that partial embossing - i've forgotten how to do that LOL
love these (-:

Olga said...

Betty this is absolutley gorgeous!!!!!

Colleen said...

These are really beautiful creations.
I went to flourishes to purchase some of their stamps. By the time I was done shopping at the store in town my budget was busted. LOL. I really do like those shadow stamps and might pick those up at a later date. The ornaments are very pretty to. Yes they do take me back, I still have some of the ornaments from back then.

The Other Patti Sue said...

OH my goodness Betty! These are extraordinarily(big word) beautiful! Great work my friend!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, awesome cards and cute tags!!!

Beate said...

Betty, your cards are beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Makiko Jones said...

This is so pretty Betty! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Betty! Love how you used this Set!!! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC...hugs ~S~

Kathy said...

Love your card & the way you highlighted the center of your ornament. Enjoyed your photo of the sunset too. Thanks for playing along with us at Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge. :)