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, February 12, 2012

A Red, Black and White Birthday

I laid in bed for almost an hour tonight without being able to get to sleep so I decided to get up and make a card. If I can't sleep, I might as well be doing something enjoyable!!

This card was made with the inspiration from three wonderful challenge sites:

Repeat Impressions What If? Wednesday Sketch F812

I didn't deviate much from the sketch; kept it fairly simple and I really like how it turned out. I did add the banner with the birthday sentiment.


I followed this one to the letter; Nothing but red, white and black on this card!

We're to use or create an image with a button center. I hope that my flower qualifies. I have a red layer with white dots, then a sold red smaller layer; finally there is a solid red button in the center of the flower with homemade bakers twine threaded through the button holes and tied in a cute little bow!

The circle and banners were cut out with Spellbinders dies and white brads were added at the bottom corners of the three panels.

Hope you're all having (or will soon have) a restful night's sleep,


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Great use of all the challenges Betty! I always love a B&W card with a pop of color!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Beautiful combination of challenges! Love every little detail! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Lynn said...

A flower absolutely qualifies and you sound like me...I get up and make cards when I can't sleep too! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Theresa said...

Love the combo of challenges. Great card! It is 40's in FL this am.Like you,I want the warm temps back.

Olga said...

you aced all those challenges with this winner!!!!

Colleen said...

This is so cute,love the flower with the button center. Your sure making the best out of the challenges.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love the banner under your flower Betty, and the strips of coloured card are perfect!
TFS with us this week :)

Kylie said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the sketch you used and loving the banner and your flower is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Janice M said...

Great job combing challenges! I need to try to get to this sketch!

Elise said...

THIS is positively LOVELY! Bold, and crisp and unforgettable - what a great way to extend birthday wishes, BRAVO! Love your "use of button!" well done! THANKS for sharing your lovely work with Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous use of the inspiration colours, LOVE your flower!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Marion said...

Lovely card Betty! Hope that you had a heavenly sleep after creating your card! Good luck at AnnaBelle's this week!

Sue said...

this is such a striking card Betty! you have used the colours beautifully and the sentiment on the banner is fabulous!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Cheri said...

Great card, Betty! Love how you used your sleepless night to create such a beauty. Thanks for playing along with us at Repreat Impressions and JUGS.