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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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas Card


Well, it's been a long time since I've made a Christmas card. There is a color challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this week -- Black, White and a Splash of Blue. I have several splashes of blue on my card but hopefully, that will be okay!

Stamps are from Inkadinkado, Holiday Silhouettes, and Stampin' Up. I embossed the side white panel with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder; other tools used were Spellbinders dies and Stampin' Up punches. A ribbon and a brad were added for embellishments.

Hubby and I played Mexican Train with five other couples this evening. The dominoes were good to me and I came in second place. Poor Larry was twelve out of twelve! It was an enjoyable evening -- hope you enjoyed yours too!

Betty

18 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card - I love your splashes of blue - thanks for joining this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Myrna said...

Betty
Such a pretty card. I love the idea of non traditional colors for Christmas.
Myrna

Theresa said...

Lovely card...love the touches of blue. Glad to see you back to card making.....you are too creative to stay away too long.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Well you're ahead of the game with this beauty! Nothing wrong with Christmas in July!

Mynnette said...

Oh so cute! LOVE that dry embossed panel--and your snowman is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! I hope to see you at Technique Tuesday, too!!! :)

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is really pretty, love the splash of blue.

Liz said...

love playing Mexican Train, your card is cooling me down just thinking of the cool air, creat job

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is so very good to see you back and creating! What a lovely Christmas card!

Carolina Little said...

Betty, such a beautiful image!!!. Very pretty card!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

Congrats on getting a Christmas card done and thanks so much for sharing it with us at 52CCT! It is lovely! Love that scarf on the snowman!

Sue W said...

oooh Betty's home!!!! Gret little Chrissy card Betty!
Hope all's well over your side and you had a great holiday!

Patty Gorka said...

Love your snowman image, super layout too! Thanks for playing along this week at 55CCT!

Ruth M said...

Ooooh, what a fab card Betty and I LOVE that snowman! I may have to track him down so he can join the other snowmen in my stash!

Love the layout and the embossed panel!

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Julie said...

Great embossing detail,and such a sweet snowman!

Carol said...

I love snowman and the nontraditional colors you used are great!

maryrose said...

Such a sweet card, Betty! I need to get busy on holiday cards, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

redwasher1 said...

What a great Christmas card!!! Great design!!!

Becky said...

What an adorable snowman, beautiful card and beautiful layout.