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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Monday, April 2, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge



I'd like to invite you to play along with the challenge at Merry Monday this week. I have the honor of being a guest designer for sketch challenge #14 and here is the really neat sketch that Lesley has for us to play with.....


My patterned papers are from Papermania, Classic Christmas. The deer with the foil sentiment is a punch out from the same paper pack, that I cut out with a Spellbinders circle die. I also cut a scalloped circle to mat the image and added the red rhinestones. The solid green panel is Stampin' Up Old Olive and was embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder. Some ribbon and a bow finished off another Christmas card!

I definitely enjoyed working with this sketch and decided to try a second card, only this time making it a Spring time card.


I used SU Certainly Celery for the background panel, again embossing with the same Swiss Dots folder. The patterned paper is from a SU Prints Pack and a Martha Stewart paper pack,  Classic Woodland. I used the spirelli technique on my scalloped circle and added a little dot with a Certainly Celery marker to the scallops and guess what??? There are more dots on the green ribbon! Stamps are from AnnaBelle Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time to play with this wonderful sketch!
Betty

14 comments:

Carol said...

Betty-these are both BEAUTIFUL cards! I love that layout. The colors you used are perfect! Have a great day!

Patti J said...

Congratulations, Betty, on your guest designer spot! How much fun! Love that you took the sketch and used it for both Christmas and Spring! Your cards are both beautiful, and I do love that sketch - perfect for showing of that pretty DP collection! Hope to get to play this week...thanks for sharing!

Patti P. said...

Betty, so happy for you and what a fabulous job you are doing with both of these. I love the color palette in your Christmas card and what a wonderful image in those papers!! I love the technique on your Spring card, that is gorgeous.
hugs....

Carolina Little said...

Betty, I really like both cards but LOVE the colour combo on the first one!!!. Very nice cards. Very neat what you did with string on the second one!!!

Theresa said...

What a busy bee you are with all these guesrt spots. Love both cards...colors and design are fantastic on the first and great second one with that spirelli technique...have to try that.

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm lovin both beautiful works of art! I have to say the Christmas is my fav!

Melina said...

Both cards are lovely! That is a great sketch. I want to invite you to the challenges over at www.twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com
This is a new venture for me and we start challenges tomorrow! I would love to see you there :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It always amazes me how far behind I get on commenting! These are lovely, Betty!

LeAnne said...

Congrats on being featured on the MM today! Your card is lovely, I just love the subtle colors--and your spring card is nice too! I do like this sketch!!!

Sue W said...

Two beautiful cards Betty! Love the papers you used on the first and the clever spirelli technique on the second!
Congratulations on your guest DT spot too!

Lesley said...

Wonderful card Betty! Love that you created a pretty Spring themed card too! Way to go! Thank you for being my Guest Designer this week!!!

Becky said...

Two wonderful cards Betty.Congratulations for being the guest designer.

Selma said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot Betty. Both cards are beautiful. That is a great sketch and I love the colors you used. My favorite is the Christmas card.

Colleen said...

Betty,
I can't believe I missed commenting on this when I was here before! I love, love that Christmas card! I should really be doing more of them I'm really going to be in trouble! Your spiral is so cute.