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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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas Cards?



Yep, my cards today are for Christmas, 2012. ABC Christmas Challenges has released their first challenge for this year -  A is for Anything Christmas. The oranament stamp is from Inkadinkado, Holiday Silhouettes, and the sentiment is Stampin' Up. The ornament was "fussy cut" and popped up on a sponged Nestabilities die cut.

The layout of my card comes from the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #17. Here's the sketch:


This is my first entry at this challenge site; I was too late with my card last week. I do like their neat and clean sketches; I've been trying to get comfortable with other styles, but neat and clean remains my favorite!
I will also be entering this card at For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes.

Thought that I might try to sell some Christmas cards this year since we don't have an outlet for cards in English here so I made an extra card while I was at it. The Christmas tree stamp is also from the same set by Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from Layers of Color, Christmas Verses.



So long and best wishes for a happy day,
Betty

21 comments:

Sue W said...

You are getting an early start this year Betty!
Two beautiful cards though........

Janice M said...

Very pretty Betty! Love the colors.

Liz said...

Great cards. I am so jealous that you are working on Christmas cards for 2012 already!
Thanks for Sharing at For Fun Challenges!
~Liz (Guest Designer)

Myrna said...

Betty
Way to go girl!!! These are lovely.
I think since my Christmas mess is still on my desk I should make a few for next year too. Thanks for the inspiration.
Myrna

Theresa said...

Very pretty cards! Bet you could do a good business there. Good luck.

Olga said...

Great jump Betty, I need to do the same thing, maybe one Christmas card a week......this card is awesome!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Just think if you sell your cards you can use the money to buy more stampin stuff! Beautiful card GF!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are wonderful, great non traditional christmas colours on the first card. I love the tree in the second card with those fabulous imbedded images.

Kym Weber said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Fabulous job with the sketch! Don't blame you for getting an early start - very smart! Need to take a lesson from you!

Linda Callahan said...

This sketch worked perfect;y for your Christmas cards! Pretty holiday cards!

Jennifer said...

These are both beautiful! Wow, how awesome that you are getting ahead. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko

Kathy D. said...

Yes, you should sell your cards. I love how the top one is made with untraditional colors.

Thanks for playing "Anything Goes" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again on Wednesday when our new challenge is posted.

Patti J said...

I've been out of town, and you've been very busy! Love your cards, Betty! You should definitely sell them! You go girl! Hugs...

Colleen said...

Betty,
Tried to comment on these last night! Very pretty Christmas cards, love the tree one. You really should try to sell them it never hurts to try.
Last night when I tried to comment, I told you how the day before yesterday it was 50 degrees here. People were walking around in shorts and tee shirts. Then yesterday we had 5 inches of SNOW and today it will not get out of the low 20's. Just can't believe it.

Helen Dooley said...

Great cards Betty! Thanks for sharing with us on For Fun.

Jen said...

Way to go getting a jump start on your Christmas cards this year. They're both beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Both cards are wonderful! So happy you are enjoying our sketches!! I am trying to get ahead with my Christmas cards too, so I have a new Merry Monday Challenge on my blog! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Lesley

Patti P. said...

These are beautiful....I too want to try and get some made each month, but need to get started as Jan is half over....need to check out your challenge sketch site, love this one. tfs

Tui Nathan said...

Super pretty cards ... good for you getting started on your Chrissy cards!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Delphine said...

Beautiful cards! I love the ornament stamp and the layout is fab! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Helen said...

Wonderful cards Betty - so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x