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 12, 2011

A Santa for Brianna

Here's a card I made to take to my granddaughter, Brianna. I'll get to see her and her brother Ashton on Thursday when they come to pick me up at the airport! Can't wait to see those two rascals again, and my sweet daughter too!

I want to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge -- use punches or dies
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge  -- use bright colors and/or sparkle
  edited to add:  oops, missed the deadline for Hazel Nuts!

Santa is a Flourishes stamp; the sentiment and banner are from Layers of Color. Cut out my image with a Nestabilities die and cut another slightly bigger by tracing around the outside of the die that I used and fussy cutting it. I added the red rhinestones to the doily borders and then thought that they would be cute as the holly berries. Sure glad I thought about it because I think it's my favorite feature of this card!

Did you see that I won one of Flourishes new releases this week? The First Noel is a beautiful set and is sure to be enjoyed by my church stamping group when I return on Dec. 1; our group will be meeting on the 3rd and I bet one or two of them are going to want to get this set inky!

I may not have any more cards to post for a bit -- will be trying to clean up my craft area so it will be neat and tidy while I'm away and then I have to decide what to put in my suitcase -- probably should take some winter clothes with me and leave the sandals behind!!

Will be trying to get in a few posts while I'm away so you all don't forget me!! Till then, be happy!


The Other Patti Sue said...

I hope you have a super awesome visit with you DD and Gkids! Love your card and so will Brianna! Congrats on your win (0=

Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, Betty - have fun with your family! How nice to get to see them again. Your card is gorgeous, and she's going to love it! Congrats to you too!!! Hugs...

Olga said...

gorgeous card Betty, and thanks for the heads up bout my name, I fixed it...........

Theresa said...

Congrats on your win at Flourishes! Love this card with Santa. I am so envious that you have Christmas cards ready to mail. Have a safe trip and enjoy the family!

Colleen said...

This Santa is just so precious, I'm sure Brianna will love this one. I'm so glad you won at Flourishes. Have a wonderful time with the gkids and your daughter.

Patti P. said...

I love this vintage Santa and I noticed the rhinestones in his holly right away, so pretty. I hope your visit is wonderful, I know they will be glad to see you in person. We couldn't forget you!
Congrats on your win.

redwasher1 said...

Betty, this is beautiful!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this vintage Santa!
have a wonderful time with famnily and enjoy spoiling those grankids (-: