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, December 30, 2011

Am I Blue?


Well, I'm not blue but my card sure is!! I'd like to enter this card in Annabelle Stamps Bling Sketch Challenge #45, Jellypark Friends Old Year/New Year Challenge to use something old and something new, and For Fun Challenges to show New, Something New.

My "something old" is the lighter color paper that I've embossed with Cuttlebug's Checker Board folder; this is actually one of the first papers I bought when I first started stamping, if you can believe that! And the "something new" is my Papertrey Ink stamp, Background Basics: Gingham. I just got it today, it's that new! Many thanks to my friend Ruthie who brought it down here to me!

Wanted to share another photo with you too. I made another valentine similar to the one I posted yesterday, only reversing the colors -- red where the first card was white and white where the first card was red. I used white embossing powder and versamark to stamp onto the red paper. I also made envelopes for both of the valentines. Love how they all turned out -- my thanks again to Melisa for her inspiration!


Bye for now,
Betty

18 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

love the cards you have made! isn't it fun to use new things as well as stuff from our stash? thanks for playing along in our 'Old Year/New Year' challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is really cute. I love the sketch and just might play this one too. Work has really slowed down this week and I intend on taking full advantage, playing as much as I can.

Colleen said...

Oh, I forgot to say I love the second Valentine as much as the first and the envelopes are great.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Love your "blue" card Betty! You totally made that sketch sing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps! Your valentine cards are the bomb diggity GF!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Betty! The blue is SO pretty! I'm glad that it was your card, and not you that is blue! Happy New Year, my friend!

Donna said...

Wow Betty! You've been busy. I Love monochromatic cards. Yours is gorgeous! And love the Valentine set too. Happy New Year! Hope 2012 is the best yet! Big hugs!

Becky said...

Betty, these are lovely. I just love the valentine cards and how you did the envelopes.

Happy New Years.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

A beautiful blue card Betty!
TFS with us thia week and Happy New Year!
Andrea :)

Helen Dooley said...

Oh Betty I love both!!! thanks so much for playing along on For Fun This week and a very happy new year!

Kathy D. said...

Well that is pretty cool that you can make your own gingham paper!! They think of everything! I also love your valentine cards so pretty.

Thanks for creating a "new event" card at For Fun Challenges. Happy New Year! Hope you will come back and play again when we resume on Jan 11th.

Pauline said...

I love your blue creation... so clean and crisp, yet gentle! I love your collection of red creations too... so fabulous in the reverse! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline

Jenn Borjeson said...

Pretty! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Challenges! :)

Sue W said...

Beautiful in blue Betty! Thanks for joining in with the AnnaBelle challenge once again.......love seeing all your cards! x

Sue said...

What a gorgeous display of cards Betty!! Love how you have incorporated the old and new in the 1st and the mirror image in the other is stunning!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Lisa said...

Very pretty card. Have fun using your new stash. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark this challenge.

Lisa x

Marie said...

Lovely creations. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this time.
Love and hugs
Marie

Scrappy Rat said...

Great cards! I love how vibrant your cards are, even with just one color. That's so cool! Thanks for playing along this week @ For Fun Challenges. :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh my goodness!! I love the second one even more!! Gorgeous with the white on red.