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, January 20, 2012

A Note of Thanks



As usual, the turquoise in my card looks blue but is really is turquoise, along with lime and yellow, the color challenge from Annabelle Stamps. You should check out the cards from the design team -- they are smashing!


My layout uses the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #18. I have found several challenges at Lesley's blog, Always Playing With Paper that are new to me that I know I will be playing along with from now on! Also met a new on-line friend who loves watching birds as much as I do -- hi LeAnne!


The challenge at Do You Stack Up? is to use patterned paper; designer paper, or create your own. My patterned paper is all from Stampin' Up. The fan fold flower is made from patterned paper although it's a bit difficult to see. Actually, it's the flip side of the turquoise piece with white polka dots and contains all the colors of the challenge.

I've been seeing cards with lots of "white space";  I'm going to try to get used to making some cards in this style along with continuing to make a few each month in the vintage style! Hope you'll walk along with me on this journey to try something "a little different"!

Betty


18 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is so pretty. I love your little rosette flower and the brad. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Just beautiful Betty! You've used the colours perfectly!
TFS with us again this week :)
Hugs,
Andrea

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet card! Love the rosette flower!

Denise and Louise said...

Very pretty clean and simple card. Love the rosette.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Sue W said...

Wonderful card Betty! Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle Stamps again this week!
Hope all's well with you.......x

Marion said...

Love that polka dot paper and the accordion embellishment! I think I will have to have a go at trying to make one of these. Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You totally rocked this color challenge GF! Love the design and all the white space! Something I struggle with! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps and good luck!

Patti P. said...

Betty, this is fabulous and what a great job you did with the rosette. Thanks for pointing me to the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, need to get my card posted.

Becky said...

Beautiful Card, lovely design Betty.

Colleen said...

Betty,
White space I love it! I struggle with that a lot too. This is a marvelous design for white space. I love that rosette.

Jess said...

Oh I love all of the layers and the sentiment - perfectly coordinated!

Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week! :)

lostinpaper said...

Such a fabulous card! Love your medallion and your sentiment panel! Isn't it frustrating when the photos don't show the correct colour!
Thanks for joining us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Kym Weber said...

Beautiful card, Betty! The papers are so pretty! Your fan fold flower is wonderful!

WencheP said...

Such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty, I really like your small rosette.

Marcy said...

Such a pretty card. Love that rosette! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card Betty, just loving the rosette!! Thanks for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!!

Sue said...

Such an elegant display of this weeks colours Betty!!the little flower is just perfect!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)