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, March 11, 2012

Fresh Flowers

I have made this card with two challenges in mind:

 If you would like a chance to win Flourishes stamps and work with a beautiful color pallette, play along with the March Release Week Challenge at Flourishes.  Click on the link for full details.

Freshly Made Sketches #25
And, if you want a fresh, clean sketch to follow, try this one at Freshly Made Sketches. This challenge will end on Monday, March 12 at Noon (PST) so you best get hopping to play with this one!

My card uses Stampin' Up card stock, Elegant Eggplant and Lavender Lace, along with markers in thoses colors, plus Mint Melody. The other marker I used is a Marvy LePlume II, Spring Green.

I also used patterned paper and textured card stock from my stash of papers; not sure of maker.

Stamps are from Stampin' Up and the ribbon is scraps from my ribbon jar -- a purple and white striped ribbon on first and a sheer purple ribbon on top of it.

Hope you're all having a blessed Sunday!


Myrna said...

This is lovely.
Funny I never thought those two colors would look so good together, but they do.

Karen Letchworth said...

OOOOoooo, Betty - this is SO pretty. You followed the color scheme and the sketch perfectly. Good luck in the challenges, girl! And have a blessed week!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Betty! Those are my favorite Copic colors :) Thanks for sharing - what a pretty creation!

Anonymous said...


It is nice to meet you.

Ciao Bella!

Bella Bliss

The Other Patti Sue said...

Purely scrumptious! LOVE that color combo!

Tui Nathan said...

Just beautiful .... looove these colours and love the super sweet flower!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh! These colors are simply wonderful together. Beautifully done for both challenges! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Great job on combining the challenges! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Fresh, and springy, and BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes! :-)

Colleen said...

This is very spring like you did an amazing job combining those colors. I love the image too.

ChristineCreations said...

Just beautiful use of these colors! It really has such a soothing feel, and great use of that layout too! Thanks for playing with us at Flourishes this month!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great job with the colors, so pretty. Thanks for playing in flourishes challenge.

Dawn B. said...

This is a very pretty card. Your coloring is perfect for this challenge. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes this month.

Beate said...

Beth, your card looks great! Thanks for participating in the Flourishes challenge.
Hugs and smiles