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, May 1, 2012

Steadfast Love of the LORD

I've got to get this one posted today to meet tomorrow's deadline for the challenge at Joan's Gardens. Here are Joan's challenge requirements:
1. Use Butterflies
2. Use some type of scallops or lattice
3. Use yellow or gold colors
4. Use patterned paper for your background.

I have used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, challenge #32. Here is their wonderful sketch.

I would also like to link up this card to Word Art Wednesday, a challenge site dedicated to encouraging, uplifting messages on cards. They give you a beautiful piece of word art to work each week with but you can also enter any card with scriptures or encouraging and uplifting words.

My card was made with the cover plate quatrefoil die by Papertrey Ink. I trimmed the cut piece since I didn't need it to cover the entire card. This wonderful scripture stamp came from Layers of Color, a stamp set called Encouragement. The butterflies are made with a Marvy punch and small yellow pearls.

For those of you who know that I sell my cards at a market on Mondays to raise funds for dental care for a boys home in a nearby village, it was a pretty slow day yesterday BUT I received an email this morning from a friend who wants me to make 9 cards for her so that really encouraged me! There are two new boys at the home and these two plus two more will be taken to the dentist on Friday.

Have a wonderful day everyone,


Karen Letchworth said...

WOW Betty! You did an amazing job working the sketch and all the challenge requirements in together. You made it look so beautiful. Thanks so mucj for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday, and have a wonderful week in the Lord!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Myrna said...

So beautiful, so peaceful, so moving.

Olga said...

WOW, eye popping jaw dropping gorgeous! I love that die!!!!

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! I will need to check out that challenge!

Andrea said...

This is just beautiful Betty!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous in every way Betty!

Becky said...

What a beautiful design Betty. Love the pearls on the butterflies and great verse.

Theresa said...

Betty, I am soooo behind with my visits. You have been doing such lovely work. Love this card!

Colleen said...

This is just precious! I love your die and those butterflies and the message couldn't be more perfect.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Betty, this is a stunner - how lovely and soft, the colors are just perfect and a big AMEN!! x0x0

Janice M said...

Very pretty Betty! I like the lattice.

Melina said...

beautiful! I love the lattice pieces :)

Carolina Little said...

Beautiful paper, butterflies, die and sentiment!!!. Great card!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hi Betty! Great card for Joan's challenge! It was so nice to use yellows for a change, huh?

Joan Fricker said...

Betty, I love your card nd and he simpliciy of it. Great job.
Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens weekly Challenge.

Carol said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card, Betty! I love everything about it!