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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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Praise with Pink



I didn't know if I would have a card to share today but I was able to get one made last night. Will tell you more about my day later....

The focal point of this card is from Word Art Wednesday #17; the sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #24 and Repeat Impressions has a Spring Challenge to make a card with pastel colors -- I went with a monochromatic pink and white. For embellishments I have used pearls, satin ribbon, ribbon flowers with pearl centers and a Martha Stewart branch punch. Patterned papers are from Stampin' Up.

Larry and I prepared lunch yesterday for the ladies at the assisted living home where his mother lives. We had chicken gumbo, potato salad, tomato slices and french bread. We also had a couple of friends who played musical instruments (guitar and clarinet)  for a short while before and during lunch. They played tunes like Sweet Georgia Brown, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Ke Sera Sera, and others, finishing up with A Whiter Shade of Pale. A good time was had by all and there were blessings all around!

As the Word Art on my card says, hope you are all filled with joy because of Him!
Betty

19 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Betty! I am really liking pink this year! Will have to create with it more often. Love the flowers and branches, and that verse is so comforting. Wow, girl, sounds like you gave that group of ladies a wonderful afternoon! You and Larry blessed them incredibly! Thanks for sharing your card and your life :) Hugs...

Becky said...

This is beautiful Betty, love the pink and love those beautiful white flowers.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! The pink and white is lovely!

Carol said...

LOve LOve LOve the pink and white. So elegant! Beautiful card.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Betty. I love your card - it's beautiful, and am so blessed to see that you used the free Word art provided. Thanks a million for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We are so blessed to have you join the fun, and hope our challenges are a blessing to you as well. Have a great week!
Blessings,
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday
P.S. I would LOVE to have you visit my blog and become a follower. I love making new Christian friends in blog land. I'd also like your permission to follow your lovely blog. Hope to see you soon!
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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can almost here the fun you had with the lunch and music! How wonderful!

Your card is just lovely, with all of it pink, pearls, and special words. Have a great day.

Myrna said...

Betty
This is a simply scrumptious card.
MMMmmm chicken gumbo-any chance of the recipe?
Sounds like life there is agreeing with you. So happy for that.
Myrna

Jen Timko said...

This is simply beautiful! Lovely sentiment and the flowers are so pretty. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wow Betty! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Very pretty in pink. You sound like you are having the time of your life there. Good for you.

Gwen said...

Beautiful card! Love the pink and white! God bless for serving those in the assisted living home!

Payne Holler Cards said...

your luncheon sounded like so much fun and what a blessing to everyone! your card is gorgeous - love those pearls too!

Patti P. said...

This is so beautiful....simply gorgeous!! I am sure they had a wonderful time, you guys are sweet to give them such a wonderful day. God is so good.

Cindy Hall said...

This is a beautiful, professional card. Love the papers, verse and flowers. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cheri said...

Beautiful card, Betty and one of my favorite verses. Thanks for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built.

Jen said...

Lovely card, Betty. The flowers are so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Your card is simply delightful Betty ... the pink and white is so fresh and clean, and your floral arrangement is just gorgeous which highlights this psalm ever so beautifully!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Rita said...

Beautifully done. I love the softness of the pink with that gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful card! What a blessing you guys are to these older people. I know they must have enjoyed it. Does MIL like it better than the last place she lived??