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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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shades and Patterns of Blue



I'm cutting it pretty close with the A La Card Monkey challenge #103, but if you want to play, you do have until Midnight PST tomorrow, Thursday.  It is a sketch challenge, with an animal theme. My friend, Theresa Pollack, is guest designer there this week and her card with the doe and newborn fawn makes me so homesick for the old "homeplace" back in Conroe, Texas. The new fawns started showing up in our backyard in May -- I'm gonna miss that this year -- so much!! Enough of that, here's the Monkey Sketch ....


I will also be entering my card in the Designer's Choice challege at Repeat Impressions where the challenge is "Birds of a Feather". Cheri Weston is challenging us to use birds or a bird as our focal image. My bird stamp came from the $1 bin at Michael's and I just love it; don't know why I haven't inked it up in such a long time! Papers are from Stampin' Up, sentiment from Gina K. Designs; button from my stash and ribbon from my "bits of ribbon" jar. (by the way, the doe and fawn stamp that Theresa used for her A La Card Monkey card is a Repeat Impressions stamp!)

Thanks for your visit; come back again!
Betty

13 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my goodness, I cant keep up with you!
love all those Spirelli cards - and the pics of the two young ladies - how fun to have new fresh excited newbies to stampin (-:
This blue card is gorgeous!!! so wish I could play in the challenge since Theresa is the Guest designer...but not a chance for me this week! Best of luck to you though (-:
hugs
Linda

Becky said...

Wonderful cards Betty. I just love the the photo of the horses.

Myrna said...

Betty
Love this blue card and of course living in Alberta I have a deep love of horses and these two are really cute. The little one looks like he is laughing. lol
Myrna

Theresa said...

Betty, love your card...perfect for the challenge. Sorry I made you homesick! Thanks for supporting my guest spot with your entry. Hugs!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Another beautiful work of art!

Selma said...

Your card is so pretty. Love that layout.

Karen said...

I love that stamp! Great card.

Olga said...

This blue card is gorgeous!!! I love the horses!!!

Terry Blais said...

I love the serene feeling of your monochromatic card, Betty. It's really lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with our A La Card Monkey challenge.

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty Color combo!!! Prefect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with A La Card Monkey, GD Diane

Colleen said...

Betty,
That is a very pretty bird stamp! I love all the blue dp.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I love monochromatioc cards! The bird image is pretty. You made a beautiful card Betty!! Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey this week!!

Hugs
Shirley

Cheri said...

What a beauty your bird card is, Betty! I love the blocking with the different dp as a bg. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge at RI this week. Hugs.