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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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Roses July Challenge


Hello everyone! I am now on schedule for the Roses challenge, even though it may look like I'm a little early for Christmas!

This month Mary Anne Rose issued a patriotic challenge, since it's Olympics time.  She said: I want you to create something to show me what patriotic means to you. Use your country's colors and be proud!


Well, Mexico is now my adopted country and the colors of the flag are green, white and red. Green represents hope, white represents purity, and red represents the blood of national heroes.


Getting back to Mary Anne's challenge, being patriotic to me means doing nothing (even unknowingly) to dishonor this wonderful country's flag.  So, rather than doing something that may offend in some way, I am just going to use Mexico's colors to make a Christmas card. I used Cindy's Freshly Made Sketches #45 for the layout of my card. 




Have a wonderful day, everyone, and enjoy it to the fullest!


Betty

15 comments:

Olga said...

that's waht I did Betty, used my colors...........your Christmas card is lovely!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so glad you joined in the fun, Betty! Clever idea to add in the Christmas theme. Mexico has the perfect colors!

I see you have some of those crazy white lines on your text. I had one line show up yesterday. Any ideas?

Becky said...

This is lovely Betty.

Janice M said...

Very pretty Christmas card! Love the layout.

Carol said...

So cute, Betty!

Sue W said...

Perfection Betty! Love your pretty rosette backed in white! That's one more Christmas card you can tick off your list:) It sounds as though you've settled very well into your new home.........I'm getting there just not quite yet!

Patti J said...

Well, aren't you just the clever one! Great idea, using the colors of Mexico for a Christmas card! This is beautiful - lovin' that rosette! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you are okay, dear friend - don't see much of you lately (sad face here...). Hugs!

The Other Patti Sue said...

HEHEHEHEH! I made a Christmas card to! Yours is absolutely beautiful! I had no idea those were the colors for Mexico!Ya learn something new everyday!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Betty! What a pretty Christmas card! Love the rosette! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Very pretty indeed ... love your layered rosette!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Love it! You are really getting those Christmas cards done. You're right the colors are perfect and the meaning of the colors really describes the country.

Allisa said...

Love the rosette. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Carolina Little said...

Well it looks like Christmas already!!!. I've been making them too!!!. Beautiful card Betty. Love that folded circle!!!

Jen Brum said...

What a great card Betty! Love the rosette! I think red and green are still my all-time favourite Christmas colours!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Theresa said...

Love your take on the challenge. Great card! Been away and now trying to play catch up.