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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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunshine Yellow

I just have to say that this card makes me happy! I love the crisp yellow colors (better in real life than in the photo) and the stamped rose popped up above the pretty green leaves. And the lace, it was a gift from my friend Melisa, and has the most wonderful texture. I don't really know how to describe it -- sort of like a soft fluffy felt. I used the Colored Embossing Folder technique for the Swiss Dots background. This reminds me of a dress my mother made me when I was young that was yellow with white dots!! The panel was not quite large enough so I added some yellow and white striped paper behind that just peeks out at the top and the bottom -- love the stripes with the dots!

I will be entering my card in the Flourishes Noon Time Challenge from yesterday, to use lace on a card. Also for Sugar Creek Hollow's challenge for a floral project in a primitive, vintage or shabby chic style.

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Olga said...

another beauty!

Myrna said...

This is so beautiful. The yellow color is lovely. ( even tho' yellow is the least used color you have made it glow)

Payne Holler Cards said...

So gorgeous! Did you see the DT call over at SCH....hmmmmm (-:
So glad to have you show us this beauty for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge

LeAnne said...

So pretty--yellow is such a happy color!

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty! Love the yellow rose!

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Betty! I love yellow, and don't know why I don't use it more often! Thanks for sharing - sorry it took me so long to get here :)

Colleen said...

This yellow rose holds special memories for me. They were my daughters favorite and always make me smile. So pretty with the yellow and white swiss dots you made.

Selma said...

Is that the pretty Yellow Rose of Texas. I love all the yellow and I never thought to do that technique with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. I love it. Your card is gorgeous.

Theresa said...

Great card...we both seem to be getting in the same challenges. I can feel the texture of that lace ...captured well in your photo.
Is that GKD"s Rose by Melanie?

Patti P. said...

Yellow roses are my favorite and your design is beautiful...your lace is gorgeous and you can see the fluffiness of it. Thanks for sharing your technique and card with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Hugs...Patti SCH/DT

Janice M said...

Betty this is so pretty! Love the soft yellow and the strip of striped DP at the top and bottom.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. Your rose is so cheerful in yellow and wonderful lace. Thanks for playing in Flourishes challenge.

MiamiKel said...

I forgot to leave you some love when I spied this yesterday - I did the one above it but meant to say this is a just stunning! The yellow is a bright, beautiful burst of color that just makes this card pop! I'm SO GLAD you are a Crafter of Faith with us! Blessings to you, sweet sister!