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 8, 2012

Birthdays - A Bird and A Bear


I have two cards to share with you today. The sketches for the layout of both of my cards come  from Card Positioning Systems 5th Anniversary challenges.


This card uses the sketch from Card Positioning Systems 5th Anniversary Day 9. The papers are from Basic Grey and the sentiment is from AnnaBelle Stamps. The image is a photo that I shared on my blog several days ago of an oriole who has been making himself at home on my hummingbird feeders. What a blessing it has been to watch these beautiful birds!

I would also like to enter this card  at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #155  challenge - "Fly Away With Me" (use a bird on your project).

My next card is for Card Positioning Systems 5th Anniversary Day 7


The image is from Sassy Cheryl's and has been colored and blended with colored pencils and baby oil. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the embellishments include a flower of several layers and a little clothespin that I colored with a Bic Marker. I'm thinking it will be a cute birthday card for one of the children in our church.

Have a joy-filled day,
Betty

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, that is so pretty! How wonderful to be able to use your photography on your cards! The teddy bear one is cute, too!

Laura said...

LOVE the photography on the card! Great idea!

Olga said...

love em both Betty, the first is my favo!!!

Janice M said...

What beautiful cards Betty Love how you used one of your photos for a card.

kimevans said...

Love your cards! So bright & pretty - especially the one with the bird. They're just beautiful!!

dee marie said...

Hi Betty!! Both cards are so cheerful :) Your bird friend sure is handsome and your teddy bear image is so sweet. Hope all is well with you!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great cards. The bear one made me giggle. hee hee

The Other Patti Sue said...

Such fun cards! LOVE the 2nd one the most!

Makiko Jones said...

Wonderful cards! I love the pretty colors of the humming bird card. Thank you for playing along at the FTTC!

Deb said...

I just LOVE that you used your own photo...and the papers you chose are such a perfect match for it! Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with CPS' anniversary sketches!

Jennifer Buck said...

Very pretty! Love them both! Thanks for playing! Hugs!