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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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red, Gold and Green

I have a Christmas card to share today, made from the color combo at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and the sketch challenge at Card Positioning Systems 5th Anniversary Day 14. To the sides are the color challenge and sketch challenge photos:

My ornament image from Stubby Stampers was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with gold powder, then painted with reinkers. I managed to get outside the lines so I had to fussy cut the ornament and pop it up on the white panel which was sponged with Stampin' Up So Saffron. The metallic gold and red papers were  both embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders -- both the white and gold panels were cut out with Nestability Long Scalloped Rectangle dies. A strip of ribbon and a bow tied with the same ribbon completes this card.

The anniversary festivities are nearing an end for Card Positioning Systems. I have discovered just how much I enjoy their sketches so will be using them to jump start my card making in the future! Deadline to enter your cards for the sketch challenges will be February 18 -- so you still have plenty of time to get your cards made and entered. Prizes for individual sketch winners and the grand prize winner (for someone who has entered all 15 challenges) will be announced on Feb. 24.

Still cold, rainy and windy -- please come back, 70 degree temperatures!!


Myrna said...

This is very pretty. Love how you offset things.

Janice M said...

Very pretty Betty! Love the foil. Your really on a roll with your Christmas cards!

Colleen said...

You are going to be way ahead with the Christmas Cards. I'd better get moving. This one is beautiful.

Jennie said...

Look at you getting ahead on your Christmas designs! Lovely gold touches and love the embossing. Great job on the CPS sketch and thanks for playing along with our celebration challenges this week!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I would LOVE to be in the 70's! We've been in the 40's and thought it was a heat wave! Super pretty card my friend!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow you are already onto next year's Christmas cards...You go girl!

Thanks for playing along with the CPS sketch! Great take on it!

Mynnette said...

This is soooo pretty! LOVE all the texture on this--fabulous use of our colors! :) Thanks for joining us again at 52CCT! :)