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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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy


Yes, friends, it's definitely an addiction! I said in my last post that I probably wouldn't be posting any more cards until I returned from my trip to the States but I just couldn't stand it -- had to make another card!!

I was doing some organizing and got to looking in a box with leftover Christmas stuff from last year. Saw this little round piece of "joy" which brought to mind the song -- I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart.... Couldn't get it out of my head so I figured it was calling me to make a card with it! Found a little punch out image that fit right in the middle and a sentiment that I had cut from a card that we received last year. The gold cardstock was even already embossed and waiting. I really like the look of the gold line underneath the sentiment. I cut it from the embossed panel so it would fit onto the white card base. It looks so much better on this card than it would have looked in the trash can!!

I'll enter this card in three challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #50 -- Deck the Halls -- holly or wreaths (do you see the tiny sprigs of holly on the circular image?)
Stamps R Us Challenges -- Bling It On! (gold panel, red pearls)
Hooked on Craft Challenges #12 -- Something Punched! (scalloped mat and image)

Who knows -- I may be back with another card-- I have two more days before I have to get on the plane in Guadalajara!

Betty

14 comments:

Olga said...

gorgeous!!!!!

Sue W said...

Love this card Betty and the way you placed your pearls.......enjoy your trip!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Defiantly puts joy in your heart! Super awesome card!

Theresa said...

Lovely and joyful card. Have a safe trip if I don't talk with you before you leave.

Patti J said...

Ha ha, it really is hard NOT to create! Love this - be safe!

Janice M said...

Very pretty Betty! Have a safe trip.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love this card--so pretty! LOVE those pearls and that sentiment is GORGGGGEOUS! LOVE that you were singing a song while creating this beauty! Isn't it fun to be inspired like that?! LOL!

Alanna said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Candace said...

Love this! Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS! Love the clean lines to this. So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Lynn

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this and its so fun finding some goodies - now you have me humming this wonderful tune (-:
you are on your way to the states now so have a beautiful trip
hugs GF!

Carol L said...

what a lovely Christmas card! I love the bling! Thanks for playing along with the Stamps R Us challenge!

Becky said...

Gorgeous card Betty. Wonderful colors.

Jenny said...

So glad that you made another card. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft.