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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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I was a little to late getting this card made for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches but will try to do better this week. Don't you just love this brilliant butterfly? All I had to do was print and cut it out. I had two others cut out but they were too large for the space so I had to stamp a couple of little ones (Martha Stewart stamp).  They are all popped up with dimensionals. The brown "leather look" background was leftover from my first attempt at the cowboy card I posted yesterday and adding the blue made it perfect for the Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions, to use the colors brown and blue. I colored the pearls with a Bic marker to match the butterfly. I thought a sentiment on the front might distract the eye from the butterfly so I decided that I would stamp the inside when I decide how it will be used.

I was honored to have the vintage collage card that I made for the Roses December Challenge featured by Karen at The Graphics Fairy yesterday. It was also nice to have lots of visitors come by my blog to get the details of the card. Thanks, Sue, for giving us Roses a great challenge and thank you, Karen, for showcasing my card on your blog; your images made it possible to create my collage card with relative ease!

I know it's Tuesday but I'm working on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday today. Hope you'll come back tomorrow to see how it turns out!!


Myrna said...

Butterflies and blue-what more could a girl ask for. This is such a pretty little card.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Congrats to you! Super awesome card GF!

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! That blue is gorgeous! Love the clean and simple design!

Olga said...

you go girl, this is absolutley gorgeous!!!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Betty, love the blues and those butterflies are stunning.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Betty! That center butterfly looks stunning!

Janice M said...

Very pretty Betty! That blue really pops!

Colleen said...

It sure is super your card was featured at the Graphics Fairy. That was one beauty for sure. This beautiful electric blue butterfly is amazing.

Kym Weber said...

Beautiful card! Love the blues and browns combination! Just pops! Gorgeous butterfly! Congrats on having your card showcased - well deserved for a wonderful card!