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, April 5, 2012

A CASEd Card and a Link


I was visiting blogs yesterday morning when a card by LeAnne Pugliese at Wee Inklings stopped me in my tracks! She actually posted two gorgeous cards (go on, click on the link; you've got to see them!) but the one that caught my eye was the embossed white one. I had to stop right away and make my own version of her stunning card. My image was already stamped (flower from Stampin' Up; sentiment from Gina K. Designs) so all I had to do was add the sentiment, the shiny flower center, and mats. Embossed my white panel, cut into thirds, adhered it all together and I was done!

I'll be entering this card into the challenge at Fab N Funky -- Emboss It!

Next, I'd like to share a link to an article that I wrote for an on-line magazine called ChapalaClub.com. Sid Grovsener is a retired Dallas, Texas police officer who has lived in Chapala for many years and enjoys sharing his love of this fantastic place with others. My article is about one of our favorite restaurants and I hope you'll enjoy it; if any of my sweet friends ever decide to visit my area, we'll air out the spare bedroom and take you to Rey Taco first thing!!
http://www.chapalaclub.com/2012/04/move-over-taco-bell-heres-the-king-at-lake-chapala/

Adios for now,
Betty

10 comments:

Patti J said...

Betty, this is just beautiful! LeAnne is amazing, and I am not at all surprised that you were stopped in your tracks when you visited her! Great CASE, dear friend!! Love it :) Thanks for sharing - am still trying to convice DH that we need to vacation at Club Betty!!! Hugs...

Carolina Little said...

Betty, beautiful card!!! Love that embossed background!!!.You did a great CASE.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love the color green you used on the leaves, Betty. It really makes the purples pop right on up. Now you have added writer to your lineup. What's next?

The Other Patti Sue said...

OHHHH MY this is just plain stunning! Such a wonderful elegant feel! Off to read your article!

LeAnne said...

Well, thanks for the great publicity for my blog, LOL! Your card is stunning....that embossing is so elegant and the image fits it so well. Your review of the restaurant was making me hungry, too! Maybe someday I'll visit too!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, wow is this ever gorgeous!!!

Patti P. said...

Betty, your case card is gorgeous as was LeAnne's, Love the elegance and simplicity of this. What a great job writing your article, you are just using all of your talents in your new home. I left a comment there under clays2.
hugs....

Colleen said...

Betty,
What a wonderful job on CASing LeAnne's card. Wow that little bit of deep purple really makes the image pop. Your article is wonderful too! You guys are just having the time of your life and here freezing! I'm so jealous. LOL

Beebeebabs said...

Such a lovely card!!!

Emma H said...

Beautiful card - you did a great job CASE-ing! White cards are always so elegant! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!