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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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a Pink? Christmas



Thought I would go for a unique color combo for a Christmas card. Actually, I started out making the focal image just for fun and then decided it would work with the sketch for Merry Monday. I stamped the focal image (Stampin' Up), then cut it out with a scalloped circle die and added shading. Next I cut it into four pieces and adhered it to a larger scalloped circle. A pink pearl was placed in the center. I used two different ribbons down the center of the card and made a bow with the pink ribbon. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs was stamped and then cut out with a Fancy Tags die and shading added.

It getting closer to Christmas and I want to be ready!!!
Betty




14 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful Betty! Pink is a great colour for Christmas!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great card! I like non-traditional colors for Christmas cards. This is no exception!

Patti J said...

Very pretty, Betty! Pink is so popular now at Christmas! Love your idea of splitting that center circle-well done!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is wonderful! Will be casing it (-:
I'm starting on Christmas to...got really bogged down last year due to starting so late

Terry said...

I like how you did the main image. And I'm digging the pink for Christmas! Thanks for adding your card to the Merry Monday challenge. I'm now following your blog and hope you'll follow mine!

Hugs,

Terry (FD)
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a wonderful design! Aren't you glad you were playing around? I sure am!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is beautiful! I'm so glad you decided to cut that shape up it looks wonderful that way.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Betty. Gorgeous design and colors.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Betty, the pink is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

LeAnne said...

I DO love cards that use non-traditional Christmas colors!! This is so pretty! We're so glad you played with the Merry Monday this week!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Betty! Just love the color and your sentiment panel!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up again at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-38.html

Sue W said...

Love this card for Christmas Betty!

Bonnie said...

What a fun Christmas card, Betty! I love the pink, the scalloped circles around the beautiful design and the delicate tag! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!