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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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Roses Mother's Day Card



It's the last Sunday of the month (is it just me, or has this month flown by?????) and time for the Roses Challenge. Olga is hostess this month and asked us to make a Mother's Day card. Before I share the requirements, let me say that I thought it was just to be a card for Mother's Day. That said, I think I can convince Olga to accept my card anyway!!!! lol  We were  to use a sentiment, a flower and a die cut -- oh, and lots of layers if we wanted to! My sentiment is on the envelope and on the inside of the card; my flower -- well, I have heard butterflies called "flying flowers" so I'm hoping that will let me pass on to the next requirement -- a die cut, which is also on the envelope. I cut out a Spellbinders Fancy Tag and sponged it so the name of the recipient could be written on it. I do have the image with the butterflies matted so there's the layers. Did I convince you, Olga?? Hope so!

The image of the butterflies is from The Graphics Fairy and is sponged to add a bit of distressing. Also sponged distress ink on the lace and added green pearls to match the matting. For the inside, I added some patterned paper and the sentiment is from Gina K. Designs.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and are looking forward to the coming of May!

Betty

11 comments:

Olga said...

Betty this is absolutley gorgeous, you did great!!!!!!

Theresa said...

Betty, Olga will love your card as I do! You do have flowers in your DP...think you have all the requirements filled. Lovely!

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous, Betts!! So soft and elegant! You did a great job on Olga's challenge! Blessings to you on this wonderful SONday!

Myrna said...

Betty
This is just marvelous. Love the butterflies and what you did to them. I knew I had seen it before and don't you just love The Graphics Fairy site?
Such nice finishing touches with the envelope.
Myrna

The Other Patti Sue said...

You convinced me! Lovin the butterflies!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

If you got it by Olga, it is okay by me, LOL! Seriously, it is lovely! Off to watch the Flyers win, win, win!

Patti J said...

Betty, your card is beautiful! Sounds like you snuck past Olga - you go girl! Thanks for sharing :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

It's beautiful...lovin the butterflies (-;

Sue W said...

Wow Betty your Mother's Day card is very special.....love it!

Becky said...

This is just stunning. Love the lace.

Colleen said...

Betty,
You really had me laughing on this one! The card is beautiful and yep you convinced Olga.