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

Shades of Red and Orange



Haven't made a card in the past couple of days so I'm posting one that I made for one of the latest Flourishes release noon time challenges. Since this is the Chinese "Year of the Dragon" we were to be inspired by the shades of the fiery dragon.

Again, it was made to fill a need for masculine birthday cards. I really like the layout; I had saved a picture of a sketch challenge for a long time and just ran across it stuffed in the pocket of a binder.

I've been making my own baker's twine for the past couple of days. Went to the local street market on Wednesday and bought crochet thread and have been coloring it with Bic Markers. Here are the four colors that I've done so far.....


I've had shades of red in both of these pictures, so let me add a couple more....


This is what I call a "fluffy" poinsettia. Is it not gorgeous?????
And here's the full screen view..... I never cease to be amazed at how large they grow here in Mexico!


Later, Betty

7 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

Killer cool twine! LOVE the pictures of the flowers and totally LOVE your card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at that twine! You are amazing! The poinsettia's are gorgeous. Look how they can't hold up their fluffy heads! As for this card, you created a masterpiece!

Patti J said...

Betty, you are wonder-woman, for sure! Lookie at all that beautiful twine! Great job on your twine, your card, and thanks for sharing your flowers with us!

Olga said...

Aren't you the clever one to make your own twine, thanks for the hint, I may try that, and those flowers are amazing!!!!!!!

Colleen said...

Betty,
What amazing poinsettias! Great idea for the bakers twine. I love the design and colors of your card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

now how cool is THAT! to make your own twine!!! love your card..
those poinsettias are truly just so beautiful!!! and you have them blooming for so long...how wonderful

Kym Weber said...

How awesome your card is! The colors are fabulous!

Making your own bakers twine? What a wonderful idea! You totally rock!

And those flowers are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous vibrant colors!