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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Saturday, April 28, 2012

More Springy Thingy Cards

I've made a couple of more cards with "springy thingys" to share with my card making group on May 5. The shiny ivory panel is embossed with a cuttlebug folder and matted with black. A dark blue ribbon holds the sentiment with a Gina K. Designs stamp and two blue rhinestones.

My next card was made with the For Fun Challenges in mind. The challenge is to use a bunny, not Easter. This little digital image is from Anne Bodil and looks so cute on this "welcome little one" card -- that sentiment is from Layers of Color and is cut out with a Spellbinders Banner die, with another die cut in patterned paper as a shadow.

So, now I have three examples to show to my group. Elegant, Fun and Christmas (which you can see here). I know the ladies are going to have fun making a card with this technique.

For me, I'm going to try to go back to bed now. It's around 3 am and I woke up just a little too warm to stay in bed but I'm cooled off now. Not hot flashes, just the weather, and we haven't turned the fan on in the bedroom yet!! May have to get the fan blades dusted off later today!!

See 'ya later,


Becky said...

Both of these are wonderful Betty. Love that first one with the gorgeous embossing and butterfly.

LeAnne said...

Wow--just gorgeous! That butterfly is so realistic!

Myrna said...

Love your butterfly "springy thingy".
I loved the idea so much I had to go to the Dollar Store and get some wire. lol
I am also going to refurbish one of my cards with your idea.
So thank you.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I bet you are having so much fun showing the group all of your tricks! These will make great examples! As for the heat, let me just say we had heavy frost this morning. I thought I was seeing things! Hard to believe it is time for another Rose's Challenge, huh? Time is just zooming!

The Other Patti Sue said...

These are just wonderful! Your group is going to love making them! I wake up with hot flashes... there's not a fan around that can cure that!

Pauline said...

What a fab baby bunny creation... I adore those dots!Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges.
(and I love the Butterfly card also sharing your blog post!)

redwasher1 said...

Betty, both cards are gorgeous!! I love the elegance of the first one!!

Scrappy Rat said...

What a sweet little bunny and I love how you did the background around him. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week. Your card is adorable! :)

Hazel said...

Love the 'welcome little one' card - super pastel colours and such a cute bunny - thanks for joining in the For Fun challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer. x

Helen Dooley said...

Adorable cards! So glad you played along this week Betty.

Colleen said...

I too wake up in the middle of the night, would never dream of blogging though. If I tried to blog I would never go back to sleep. I'm really loving these springy cards. I'm sure your group is going to have so much fun.

Marie said...

Such cute creations you have made. Love your little bunny card. Thanks for playing with us over at for fun this week.
Love n hugs

Kathy D. said...

that is such a cute baby card! I love that banner and must look for it so I can get it!!

Thanks for playing "Bunny - NO EASTER" challenge with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you tomorrow when the new challenge is posted.