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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Friday, September 7, 2012

Christmas is Coming!

Flourishes is releasing their Christmas stamp sets a month early so that we'll all have plenty of time to get our cards made!! This card is for their Any Which Way Sketch Challenge -- take a look....

Now, this sketch challenge will appeal to just about anyone!! Simply choose the orientation that appeals most to you and join in to win the entire release of FIVE new stamp sets!! I'm sure there will be lots more activities on the Flourishes blog next week leading up to the release but this is a chance to win BIG for the early bird.

My card is made with two Flourishes sets, All That Glitters and Christmas Music. I stamped the ornament on cardstock from a Shimmer Matstack by DCWV. I used my glitter pen to add some contrasting sparkle and then cut it out and popped it up to "hang" it on the branch. The pieces of patterned paper I used were scraps and the taffeta ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Hope you'll join in on the challenge -- deadline is September 14 at 5 pm EST. And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the activities next week. I haven't been able to play along for a couple of months but am looking forward to the upcoming fun!!



Patti P. said...

Betty, gorgeous! Love the ornament with the glitter. Thanks for the heads up....would love to win those, good luck to you!!

Jennie said...

Lovely card Betty and great take on the sketch!! The ornament is just perfect :)

Myrna said...

Such a lovely little ornament.

Sue W said...

Lovely Betty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

It sure is coming and I am ready. ;0) This is very clean and classy. I like this ornament, nicely done. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Any which way sketch challenge.

Colleen said...

This is a wonderful Christmas card. I should go check it out. I haven't been there for a week sooooo.

ChristineCreations said...

This is lovely Betty! Very tailored and clean feeling. Thanks for playing along in the Sketch Challenge with us!