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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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Christmas Card and a Corner Bookmark!


I have two projects to share with you today. The first is my card for Sketch #13 at Merry Monday. Here's the sketch:

I made my card with a paper pack from Hobby Lobby called Magic of the Season.  I love these red, black, white and ivory papers -- just something a little different from traditional Christmas colors. I also used an older Stampin' Up pack of rub-ons called Old Saint Nick for the snowflake and the tree border with the sentiment "May The Season Bring Gladness". I usually follow Lesley's sketches to the letter -- they are very striking without a lot of extras! Check back with me next Monday -- I'm excited to be a guest designer for Merry Monday Challenge #14!

Next, is a corner bookmark made for the weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens.

It was made by cutting off the corner of an envelope from that most sought after item -- junk mail! Both sides were covered with the red and then a bit of  a border punch was adhered and then I added a little flower I cut out from a piece of patterned paper. Super easy!!

It's another beautiful day in my neighborhood -- hope it's the same at your house!
Betty

16 comments:

LeAnne said...

Stunning card, and what a great way to recycle that awful junk mail!

Patti J said...

Betty, your card is so pretty! I have that sketch set aside - should do something with it, I guess! lol... Love the corner bookmarks, and yours is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous holiday card, I love the papers you used.

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE this little bookmark!! Saving it to my inspiration file! So glad you have started on your Christmas cards. I haven't made a single one. I do have to make 1 more MFP card this week, maybe it will be a Christmas one! Have a blessed day!

Olga said...

yep, they are awesome!!!!

Shelia said...

great use of the dp on the Merry Monday Card. I like those colors too, they make a very interesting Christmas Card.

And I like that corner book mark too!!

redwasher1 said...

Betty I love your bookmark!!! The flower is just perfect!! The Christmas card is stunning!!!

Selma said...

Your bookmark is very pretty Betty. I really like it in red and blue. thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both creations are just fantastic!

Catie Cuddles said...

Love the little trees stamped in the lower panel. Very cute.

Patti P. said...

Hi Betty, your Christmas card is gorgeous, looks like a great one to mail. I too love those colors.
Your bookmark is wonderful, wish I hadn't been away and could have made one of these for the challenge, may still try this.
hugs...

Colleen said...

Betty,
Both these projects are wonderful. It's nice to get out of the normal colors once in awhile. Very cute bookmark great recycling.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful paper and a beautiful card! Can't wait to see your design for next week. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

Janice M said...

Pretty Christmas card and bookmark! Great way to recyle that junk mail!!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! Excited for Monday!

Christy Q said...

How fun! Love the red, black and white combination - so crisp!!!