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

Thanks with Satin!



Oh My Goodness!! Have you al seen the calla lilies blooming at Flourishes? Beauty, beauty, beauty!! This is one that I definitely need to add to my collection!
There is a Noon Day Challenge there today and another one tomorrow -- today, we are to be inspired by the following photo....


The beautiful satin ribbon was the inspiration for my card. All of my colored satin ribbons were not the proper color, so I went with white. I added a strip of ribbon to the horizontal stripe and then added a bow. I think that I would feel properly thanked if I were to receive this card!

Another wonderful challenge going on today is at Nicole Heady's Papertrey Ink blog, Capture the Moment.
If you follow this link you will not only find today's challenge, but their new products for February. This challenge inspired my color choices. Each one of the PTI design team picked a favorite color combo and we were to choose one for our card, using at least one Papertrey Ink product. Yesterday, or maybe it was the day before, Nicole gave us a freebie download with a number of wonderful images. The little flower with the stem "frame" was designed by Tiffany Pastor and provides the focal image for my card. The sentiment is from a PTI set, Gracious Vases. The color combo is a favorite of Dawn McVey:
The sketch that I used is from Freshly Made Sketches, #21, with its clean beautiful lines.


I hope you enjoyed my card and that you will join me in one or all of these challenges!
Betty

16 comments:

joy said...

Pretty, pretty card! Love how you have used the digi image and the perfect bow!

Myrna said...

Betty
Lovely card with great colors and such a pretty bow.
Myrna

Marybeth said...

Betty, this is one gorgeous card! Love this one a lot! Gorgeous!

Becky said...

Wonderful card Betty, love that image with thanks.

Linda Callahan said...

Very pretty ! Love the swirls around the thanks - great colors!

Olga said...

you jsut keep putting out these gorgeous cards!!!!! Well done!

Colleen said...

Betty,
You have been one busy cardmaker this week :)
I love them all keep them coming. Having a bit of trouble this week due to pneumonia. I'll try to catch up later.

My Creative Side said...

Very pretty! Great bow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is springy and sweet, great job. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Gorgeous bow on a gorgeous card!

Jen said...

So pretty! I love the swirly flower - it's a perfect place to stamp the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

What a super pretty card ... clean and classy!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lisa said...

Great use of the PTI image and such pretty colors. GREAT bow too ;)

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! This one stood out at me in the gallery right away!

Rita said...

Beautiful colors for this gorgeous beauty. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cindy Hall said...

I love the clean look and fresh color combination! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!