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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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Be Strong and Courageous

Are you ready for a purple card? Hope so, because that's what is on the menu here today!

I have three challenges that played a part in this card:

Paper Players #79 - make a clean and simple card with a tag on it
Sugar Creek Hollow -- go girly!
Word Art Wednesday -- use the word art of Joshua 1:9

Hope you enjoyed my card. Now, I need to share a picture that my hubby took of the sunrise this morning as seen from our front porch. He said that he wasn't able to catch it at it's peak gorgeousness, but I'm pretty impressed with what I see here!

Wishing you beautiful sunrises and bright days ahead,


The Other Patti Sue said...

WOW what a sunrise... the glory of God! Love your passion for purple! Absolutely stunning!

KarenC Inspired said...

What a beautiful card & photo! Both are gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us @ WAW.

Grace Baxter said...

Your card in mauves and purples is just lovely! I followed you from your comment on Selma's blog.


Colleen said...

This card is drop dead gorgeous. I love the way you secured the tag with the sentiment and it really work well in these color tones. I love all the embellishments and the dry embossing around the sentiment.

Colleen said...

I like your card so much I forgot too make mention of the beautiful sunrise. Thank your hubby for the inspiration.

Selma said...

We were thinking alike today, weren't we Betty. I love purple and this is a gorgeous card. That is also a gorgeous sunrise!

Myrna said...

Such a pretty purple card. I am beginning to have quite a fondness for purple.
Sunrise is spectacular, thank you Bettys husband.

Olga said...

love your card, that sunrise is gorgeous!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a pretty impressive sunrise, Betty! Then again, so is you gorgeous card! That is a great assortment of embellishments.

This Art That Heals said...

Hi Betty, your card is so pretty. The shades of purple are so beautifully laid out and I love the pop of green along with the sparkle of the gems.
Thank you for using my Word Art and sharing your card with us at my WAW challenge. We hope to see more of your art. Have a great day!

Patti P. said...

Beautiful sunrise!! Don't you love the new Word Art site? Your card is so pretty, Betty, The ribbon is so gorgeous along with the soft purples. Thanks for sharing at Sugar Creek Hollow. We love having you.

Patti SCH/DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Betty: It's so nice to see your beautiful work. Thanks for using the scripture and playing along at Word Art Wednesday. I just love seeing God's precious Word used in such a lovely way, and I really hope you will join us again!
Blessings to you,
Karen - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wenesday

CropStop said...

Great layering and use of the purples! Thank you for sharing with everyone - your sponsor friends at www.CropStop.com

Janice M said...

What a pretty card, love the purple. And that sunrise is amazing!

Cec said...

Very pretty. Purple is such a feminine colour and that is a lovely ribbon accent. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Mynnette said...

Purple is my absolute favorite, so I think this is absolutely amazingly gorgeous! :) LOVE those little flowers and the rhinestones! :)

Nance Leedy said...

Great layout and beautiful colors! Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

This is just lovely, Betty! One of my favorite verses and chapters, and you've done it up so well. And I have really enjoyed your nature photography--keep those birds coming! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Kym Weber said...

What a gorgeous card! The purples are so wonderful! Beautiful sentiment! Lovely embellishments and fabulous layout!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love purple - all shades (-:
and gorgeous sunrise!
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

ps congrats on your win last week at SCH (-:

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Betty! I love the rhinestones and flowers! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Betty. A sentiment and card that are sure to be much appreciated by the recipient. Love the soft colors, too. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week