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 15, 2012

There's Something In My Pocket


Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges wants us to use a pocket on our card. Their theme is "Something In My Pocket". I had no pocket stamps so I cut out a pocket shape and added faux stitiching and brads. PaperPlay Challenges has the theme "In Stitches" -- this can either be faux, hand, or machine stitches.

And this is what's in my pocket.......


Speedy the Fox and Friends is having a challenge to create with a border punch. I used my Stampin' Up Scallop Border punch to create some layers at the bottom edge of my card. 

I would also like to enter this card into the ABC Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday

The birthday sentiments are from Annabelle Stamps. Did you notice the shiny embroidery thread on the little "pocket pull-out"? A friend from church gave me some of the most beautiful Brazillian embroidery thread recently, hoping that I might be able to use it on my cards since she was never able to get around to using it for embroidery! It is simply gorgeous stuff -- thanks, Lucinda!

Hope you all had a blessed Lord's Day!
Betty




19 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so cute! love the pocket you have made and the stitching. :)

congrats on your last win with us at Jellypark Friends. I am thrilled you are joining us again! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

CAAAA~ute! Love the tag with it's fancy border and embroidery thread! Super adorable card!

Patti J said...

Wow, Betty - I'm impressed! You made a fabulous pocket! Love your tag, too. Thanks for sharing...

Kerrie said...

What a great idea tag in a pocket!

Olga said...

this is awesome!!! Reminds me of the gift card holder I made at Christmas, never did post that one...........

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Way to improvise and make that pocket! It came out great!

Theresa said...

Great pocket on the card. Love how you covered the challenges. It's great to improvise...very creative. Love the thread.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark!

Heide said...

What a cute pocket, pocket card! You tag is just lovely with the corner punch.
Thanks for joining us at JellyPark.
Hugs, Heide JP-DT

Selma said...

You are so creative Betty. That is such a cute pocket and tag. The stitching is fabulous and the tag is very cute.

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is wonderful, Love that fancy tag top. Great job on the pocket too.

Kym Weber said...

This is really darling! Love the idea of the tag in a pocket! Wonderful job!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fab card, great use of the stitching challenge, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

Pat Garvin said...

Cute idea. THanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card, perfect masculine card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Lin said...

Perfect masculine card. Love the stitching around the pocket.

Thank you for joining us at ABC.

Lin xx

Sabina said...

What a lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at ABC!!

Jerusha said...

Oh my goodness! How cute is this? Love your pocket! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark!!

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges