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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Saturday, November 5, 2011

More Christmas Cards


This is my card for Flourishes' challenge -- Snowy Delights and for the Free for All Friday challenge at stampTV that Tina has named Blue Christmas.

I used a Cuttlebug folder from a set called Winter Wonderland on glossy card stock and then ran my Distress Ink Faded Jeans pad over the paper, followed by buffing it with a paper towel, creating a glassy effect on the glossy paper. Had a small piece left over after cutting out my panel and stamped the Gina K. Designs sentiment from Festive Frame in Night of Navy ink. Cut it out with a Nestabilities rectangle die and framed it with a piece of white glittered card stock cut out with a scalloped rectangle die. Tied a little bow to go at the bottom and I was done!

Our card making group met at church this morning and I showed them the fan fold wreath technique and we all a made a card or two. Here are a couple that I made -- the sentiment is from Flourishes' set Christmas Wreath and the little angel stamp is from Layers of Color Angelic.


And now, just so you'll know that I was at the beach in Puerto Vallerta this past week, here is a picture that shows you some of the scenery that I was enjoying from my hotel window!


Keep warm to those of you who aren't fortunate enough to have temps in the low 80's here at 4:30 in the afternoon,
Betty

14 comments:

Patti J said...

Ha ha, we had about 40 at 4:30..ugh, not ready for that yet! What a great post! Betty that blue card is gorgeous! Looks store bought, from a HIGH END boutique! Great post - love everything!!!

Sewflake said...

While it is not 80 here we will not be having a white.... or blue Christmas. Love what you have done with the embossed image coupled with a sentiment. Simply elegant. Thank you for playing in Flourishes challenge.
Sharon Doolittle FLLC

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I woke this morning to 28 degrees.... need I say more? As for this gorgeous creation, I agree with Patti J.. It's amazing!

Patti P. said...

I am jealous of the view, more than the temps, that is one gorgeous picture. Your blue card is fabulous!! That is a beautiful EF....love it with the blues and thanks for the idea of using it on the glossy paper and buffing. Hope you win!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

thanks for the tip on handbuffing the glossy - that is one stunning card - so now I need that EF !!
also love that wreath technique...

what a gorgeous view!!! we are at 30 degrees :(

The Other Patti Sue said...

I absolutely love all three creations GF! Your blue card is just plain amazing! I love your beautiful sunshine too.... wish I was there with you!

Becky said...

Gorgeous creations Betty

redwasher1 said...

Wow Betty awesome card and looks like you got the folds perfect!!! Too cold here to spend but a few outside!! Love the warm temp.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous creations Betty. I love the technique on your beautiful blue card. I am happy for you that you have such a beautiful view and warm temps. For us it has been very chilly.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and a gret CAS card. Great job, looks like you had a great time away. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Snowy Delights challenge.

Janice M said...

Oh Betty that blue card is Gorgeous!! Wonder if thats the embossing folder that I have? Might have to give it a try if so!

ChristineCreations said...

I love how beautiful that embossed blue looks! Such a classy folder and I love how the ink fades in and out on the card! Thanks for playing with us at Flourishes!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This blue is just stunning! Love the glassy effect. I'm glad you are have fun with your crafts at church. It is so nice to see the way you seamlessly blended in there. I'm not making comments about the weather as you already know how I feel. LOL

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the soft blues you chose for this card. Thanks so much for joining us at Flourishes this week.