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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Monday, March 11, 2013

A Card for Carol




I was asked to make a card for a lady who will be returning to the States soon and it needed to have plenty of space for people to be able to sign it. I do like how it turned out. I used a new die cut that pierces the paper as it cuts and I sponged on the inside before removing the die. The stamp is from an older StampTV kit, Spring Mix.  The two flower stamps in that set are among my all time favorites.

I used my "new" Stampin' Up Square Lattice embossing folder on the background panel. Interesting story there -- I had ordered it to be sent to my daughter so I could get it on my trip back to the States last year. However, when I returned home, there was no embossing folder to be found after unpacking. Would you believe that I found it earlier this month??? I had also brought back several boxes of envelopes on that trip. I opened a new box to take envelopes to our stamping group and -- lo and behold! -- there was my embossing folder right in front of the envelopes! I'm sure I thought that I had put it in a perfectly safe place for the trip home -- unfortunately, I forgot where I'd put it and it was hidden quite well!!! I tell you, it was like Christmas in March when it finally turned up!

Here's how the card looks when it is opened -- plenty of space for signatures.


Adios,
Betty

7 comments:

LeAnne said...

WOW.....I am SO glad you found that folder, LOL! I know the trip it made! This is lovely...and that tulip border on the inside is just wonderful!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Great story I bet you were very surprised :) That is one of my favorite images as well and I love it done in lavender, great sponging.

Myrna said...

Betty
Isn't wonderful when the lost is found?
This is a gorgeous card and the mauve is lovely.
Your flowers are so pretty.
Myrna

Brenda said...

Oh Betty this is so soft and pretty!!!
XX

Olga said...

sorry I have been late commenting, having computer problems, hope to get the new one up and going today, your card is gorgeous, love the inside too!!!!

Becky said...

What a beautiful card! Love the flower and the colors are wonderful.

Payne Holler Cards said...

So glad you found it ...card is wonderful and love how you did the inside