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, April 24, 2012

More Snowflakes


I have another snowflake card today. I have used the sketch from Merry Monday #17 shown below... I'll also have to to check at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and see if I can enter a second card there.

Most of my supplies are from Stampin' Up -- all except the ivory card base and ribbon. I used a seafoam white embossing powder for the snowflakes and sentiment. The little snowflakes on the sentiment tag are rub-ons from SU; the partial snowflake was a "happy" accident -- it was supposed to go on the other side but I like the "home" that it found for itself! The ribbon wraps around the card and there's another snowflake on the inside where the ribbon edges meet. Tools used were SU circle punches, a Martha Stewart border punch and Spellbinder's Ribbon Tags Trio 2.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and no real snowflakes -- our weather is beautiful here today. I have all the doors open with a wonderful breeze coming into the house and I'm looking out at a day filled with sunshine and colorful hibiscus, oleander and other miscellaneous flowers in the garden. A friend gave me some cuttings from a pencil cactus in her yard and they all have new little shoots on them. I had pencil cactus (cacti?) in Texas and am glad that I was able to find some here. Now I just need some purple iris!!

By for now,
Betty

16 comments:

Myrna said...

Betty
Cool card!!!!
Myrna

Donna said...

Very pretty card, Betty! Great take on the sketch. You are way ahead of me, girlfriend. Christmas isn't on my radar yet.

Olga said...

love your card but hate snow flakes LOL,

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic clean and simple card, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Patti J said...

You are SO far ahead of me on Christmas cards! Another beautiful creation, Betty - thanks for sharing!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you go with these Christmas cards! Beautiful! I forgot to mention how much I loved the EF you used on the last card.

Mynnette said...

Oh, I LOVE the white images on the blue paper! This is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Melina said...

very cute! I have that MS punch...I need to get it out! Thank you for the inspiration :)

Wendy said...

Love your card, Betty! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super pretty! So glad the snowflakes are on your card and not in my yard!

Becky said...

Great take on this sketch Betty. Beautiful card.

Catie Cuddles said...

Another beautiful card.

Ruth M said...

A lovely snowflakes card - fab colour combo! Ruth x

Allisa said...

Great card, I love the clean lines. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Hooray for nice weather, love that you had the windows and doors open! Great card...clean, fresh and sweet. The snowflakes are perfect Betty!
Smiles,
Lesley

Jacqueline said...

Another gorgeous card - thanks for joining in again at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx