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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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2 Cards and a Houseguest

My first card follows the sketch at Merry Monday. Stamps are by Layers of Color, Christmas Blessings and Christmas Verses.  Not quite sure where I found the Christmas Ribbon. Here's the sketch:

My next card was made just because .... just because this fan fold rosette has been laying around for a while and needed to be made into a card.

 Back in December my stamping group at the church made a card with a fanfold "wreath" and I made several examples showing how different they could look by varying the width of the strip, the width between the scores for the folds, and the different patterns of paper.

This little guy is our houseguest. His name is Peppe and his "mom" had to have knee surgery on Monday. He'll be staying with us until she has recuperated. He loves running around in the yard, chasing after a tennis ball or one of his stuffed toys. I was laughing yesterday because he was running in figure eights! Here he is sunning himself on the front step.

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Catie Cuddles said...

Absolutely beautiful stamping... Just stunning. Love the polka dot ribbon too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love both cards, Betty, and Peppe looks quite content with his temporary digs! I bet he is good company.

Olga said...

both of your cards are awesome, and Peppe is priceless!!!!

Becky said...

awww, Peppe is so cute, looks like he is posing for this photo.

Great cards, love the design of that second one, great dp.

Colleen said...

Love that rosette, I don't make enough of them. Your Christmas card is beautiful and the ribbon is just the right touch.
Now for Peppe, so cute! They are really lots of fun to have.

Shelia said...

very pretty Christmas card and your rosette card is gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful cards....and you have prompted me to use the rosette that I have been pushing around on MY desk! Your houseguest is pretty handsome too!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both are beautiful Betty! Love the fan fold! Your little house guest is just as cute as can be!

Lesley said...

What a sweet house guest Betty! Love your cards,I need to try making a rosette again. Great Christmas card, that stamped image is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Betty!

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

Hi Betty, thank you for coming by my blog today, such a nice comment, maybe I will leave the graphics as they are. Love your little house guest! What a cutie!