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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Monday, February 20, 2012

Stir Up A Happy Birthday


Sugar Creek Hollow is having a sketch challenge this week with an added challenge. Because SCH is a vintage, shabby chic and primitive challenge blog they discourage "cute" cards with "cute" images but this week they are going to let us pull out a cute image and want to see how we can turn it into one of the three styles they do want to see.

Well, I found my cute colored image at The Graphics Fairy. Is she not just the most adorable little cook you've ever seen???? It must be hot in the kitchen because her cheeks are extremely rosy!  I almost forgot about the sketch we were supposed to follow because I was all wrapped up in CUTE! With a bit of a stretch (thin image exchanged for a wider one) I think you can still see the sketch in my card. I'm also hoping that it qualifies for shabby chic. Here's the sketch:


I'll be back again later today with  pictures of  Mexican folk dancers that we saw perform yesterday. Also have a picture of the cutest little fellow you've ever seen playing "menu" guitar -- that's just like "air" guitar, only he was strumming on the menu from the restaurant!! too cute!

Betty

11 comments:

Olga said...

you keep amazing me, how do you come up with such gorgeous cards day after day?????? this is awesome!

Selma said...

So-o-o cute Betty. I love how you trimmed your card. Will be looking forward to seeing that cute little guitar player.

LeAnne said...

This is soooooo sweet! I love GF, anything vintage, and I love THIS!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad your sun has returned! Dee and Shaun leave for their friends wedding in Cancun, the end of the week. Hope they get sun and rest! This little girl is just darling, and it is a great sketch too!

Becky said...

What a sweet vintage image Betty, I just love this. Gorgeous card.

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh CAAAAA~utness! Super adorable!

redwasher1 said...

Betty this is just beautiful and the photo's are stunning!! It seems like you really like it there!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

EEEEKS! you SOOOOO nailed this challenge - this is just toooooo adorable! love that image and your soft vintage..way to go GF!
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow - hope to see you again (and this week was a tough challenge!)

Colleen said...

Betty,
Soooooo cute! I love seeing your vintage images. your coloring is wonderful as always.

Patti P. said...

Betty, sorry to be so late visiting. It has been such a busy week with family, friends and the funeral. All I can say is that we are so blessed to have so many people care. I love this image and your entire card is so beautiful. Way to go my friend. So happy to see you supporting us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

LeAnne said...

Congrats on your Sugar Creek Hollow win! I KNEW this was a winner!