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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Monday, December 26, 2011

Papertrey Dec.Blog Hop Challenge


This is my second post today and I have a card for Papertrey Ink's "Holiday Leftovers Challenge".  They aren't referring to food, but all of the wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, tags, canceled postage from holiday cards received, photos from holiday cards and anything else that might be laying around after the holiday has ended.  The challenge is to use some type of leftover materials to create a project. And for a further challenge, create a non-holiday card from these leftovers.

My snowpeople are from a piece of wrapping paper. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits and I wrote the 2012 on the pail of snowballs. This is a Happy New Year card for friends who are having us over to their home on New Year's Eve.

I am looking forward to another friend's arrival back in Chapala toward the end of the year. She is bringing some new stamps and a die that I had ordered earlier from Papertrey -- can't wait till I can play with them!

Hope Santa filled your stockings with exciting new crafting items!! Another year of creating is almost upon us!

Betty

19 comments:

samantha's cards said...

what a creative idea for a new year's card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun New Years card.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Your friends will LOVE this! Super adorable!

Marybeth said...

Love your snow people card it's adorable.

Shay said...

Cute New Year's Eve card. Great idea to add the 2012 in the pail.

Suzanne Russell said...

Very clever, Betty! The year written on the bucket takes the scene in a whole new direction! Great job!

jen said...

The snow people make a great card! I'm sure your friends will love it!

rebecca said...

Seriously cute card!

Jude said...

Great idea to add the date to make a new year card.

Olga said...

well aren't you the clever one, this is fantastic!!!!!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is really adorable! Love that pail, hope they are hauling it away! LOL

HappyCrafter said...

Very pretty! I like how you used the snowmen from the wrapping paper and made them work on a New Years themed card.

Becky said...

What a fun and adorable card. Love the snowmen.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So sweet Betty. That was a pretty wrapping paper. Great way of recycling it. :o)

Payne Holler Cards said...

now that's a neat idea to use them from the wrapping paper! adorable and love that pail - great gift (-:

stampwithjulie said...

what a great card. The snowmen are so cute and I like the embelishments. :)

Theresa said...

Great card...so cute!!! and great use of "leftovers".

Selma said...

I love snowmen so of course I think this is an adorable card. Have fun with your new stamps. Happy New Year Betty.

Melisa Waldorf said...

TOOOO cute! Girl you stepped up to the challeng here! What a cute idea to turn it into a New Year's card, very clever.