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, August 12, 2012

CASEing Cards


I found lots of pretty cards that had been pinned on Gerry Brow's Pinterest page. I had to CASE this card and this one. I don't know you, Gerry, but I sure do thank you for the inspiration! Here are my cards.......


The "lattice" die is from Papertrey Ink and the background paper was made with shaving cream and reinkers. This card is for my daughter and grandkids.



This unusual layout caught my eye -- I put one large rhinestone on the front of this Christmas card and I had to show you the inside where I added several smaller ones, in the stars above and below the sentiment.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours started out with the soccer game that I posted about earlier, then we played Mexican Train with five other couples Saturday afternoon. Lots of laughs and good food. Then, this morning, we had a wonderful morning at church and a delicious grilled hamburger lunch at the American Legion with two other couples from church. Something happened that was so cute -- there was a sweet dog there who was enjoying her 15th birthday party -- her mom had brought a cake and was sharing a slice with everyone there! After burgers, cake dessert, and enjoyable conversation with our friends, we spent the rest of the afternoon playing Hand and Foot (cards) with another couple. Just call me a Social Butterfly!!

Adios, Betty


12 comments:

Myrna said...

Betty
Two great cards. I think the shaving cream one would be fun to mess around with. I like the rhinestones studding the other one.
Sounds like you are having a great time.
Myrna

:: BlueInks :: said...

Love how that lattice die cut turned out! Thanks, for sharing.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is amazing, Betty. My poor old Cuttlebug is getting too worn to cut out such intricate dies. I sure love seeing them, though! Love the gem on the star of the second one.

Olga said...

these are fantastic Betty!!!! Love the die on the first one!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Social butterfly in deed! I'm happy you are having so much fun. I love the cards you are sharing today. I've never tried the shaving cream thing because I have no reinkers LOL.
It looks really fun though.

Carolina Little said...

Great CASE cards Betty!!!. You did an awesome job!!!

~ Sharon ~ said...

Very nice cards, Betty. I don't have any intricate dies like the lattice one you used but I'm tempted to get one now that I see how pretty they are. Thanks for sharing.

Patti P. said...

Betty, we were talking about you Saturday and how happy we were that you were settling in so beautifully there in Mexico with your new friends and church, so happy for you.
I love both of your cards, what great colors you got with the shaving cream and love that die. The Christmas card is gorgeous. Tfs and have a great week.
hugs....

Jennie said...

We sure were talking about you Betty :) Thankful to hear you are doing better and your cards are just lovely!!!

Liz said...

Betty these are very pretty It's making me said to put my stuff in storage for a few weeks, I'm going to have to do the shaving cream ideal for sure.

Becky said...

wow Betty, these are awesome. I really love that red and black one :), very unique.

Melisa Waldorf said...

So good to hear you are enjoying life so much!!! Cool technique with the lattice and shaving cream technique. Take care my friend!