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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Monday, June 4, 2012

Three Cards to Share

The first is a card we all made at our card making group that meets the first Saturday of each month. I try to have a project that introduces a new technique and this month it was sponging. Thanks to my daughter Amanda for the design of the card. I arrived back in Chapala on Thursday so it really helped me timewise not to have to come up with a design for my project that I needed on Saturday morning! Stamps are from Stampin' Up and Gina K. Designs.

We also used colored pencils on the flowers. I purchased a set of colored pencils by CraZArt at WalMart while I was stateside. A pack of 72 pencils was only $5.72! I had read about how good these pencils are on Splitcoast Stampers and figured at that price I could give them a try since I don't have a large set. My next card was made with a new set from Flourishes, Calla Lilies and the new pencils. I thought that they worked very well, and now I have a nice range of colors to use. This photo doesn't capture the colors as well as I would like, however.

My last card is one of nine that I made to take to the Monday Market today. Thanks to Patti P. for making a card with this image from The Graphics Fairy -- I headed right over there and snagged the image for myself. Made all nine of the cards today -- they worked up fairly quickly, assembly line style! Hope they sell as quickly! Stamp is from Gina K. Designs, cut with Spellbinders Banners die.



Payne Holler Cards said...

Kid-oh you jumped right back in swing of things! These are wonderful! What a deal on those pencils! And I LUV that fathers day card! Have fun at market (-;

Olga said...

all 3 cards are absolutley gorgeous! Glad you are back and crafting again!

Theresa said...

Making up for time lost making cards the last couple weeks???? All 3 are great!! May have to ck out those pencils.

Patti J said...

Betty, these are gorgeous. All three cards are so pretty! Happy to see you back here, my friend!

Carol said...

Love, love all three of these cards! You didn't lose you touch!

Carolina Little said...

Betty, beautiful cards!!! I LOVE the third one. I really enjoy a masculine card with ships or lighthouses on it!!!. Great job!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers GF! Your crankin out some beauties! Love all 3! Welcome back!

Myrna said...

Three gorgeous cards. Especially loved the calla lilies.

Melina said...

lovely creations! :)