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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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Challenge at Joan's Gardens

My cardmaking style is layered, clean and simple, but I think I've managed to capture all of the requirements for the challenge at Joan's Gardens, which are:

  • Use black and white
  • Use an embossing folder
  • Use flowers, pearls and lace
  • Use something sold at Joan's Gardens
As you can tell right away, I've used black and white. Also used a favorite embossing folder from Stampin' Up, Square Lattice. For many years my favorite has been Swiss Dots; guess now I have two favorites!

Got two requirements done with one swoop -- my Memory Box Prim Poppy die was purchased from Joan's Gardens. I have a flourish of lace and the pearls are quite subtle (meaning you have to hunt to find them!!). I've put a pearl at the center of the flower on the lace and at the left side of the sentiment frame. The stamps are from the set Wedding by Inkadinkado, which I purchased on my last trip to the States in June of last year.

By the way, I won't be traveling back to the States this summer; instead my daughter is coming to see me!! I'm so excited -- I've been here in Mexico for two years (can it really be????) and this will be the first time she's come -- can't wait to show her around "my town"!

Bye for now,


Joan Fricker said...

Betty, your card is so pretty. Love that poppy. Great design too.
Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Nancy Hill said...

Love the poppy flower. Beautiful card. Well done.

Colleen said...

Love the black and white and that die is just special. Your lace and pearl comment made me laugh a little I saw the pearl right away. :)

Myrna said...

Love your black and white card. The embellishment is lovely.

Selma said...

I love that poppy die and you have designed a gorgeous card with it. How exciting your daughter is going down for a visit. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Pssequimages said...

I absolutely love the elegant simplicity of this gorgeous card. What a fantastic use of the lace accent. Thank you for this very inspiring and sophisticatedly elegant card.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW Betty this is so beautiful! LOVE that lacy flourish ... just perfect!

Donna Przybylowski said...

Betty, Beautifully done, love your use of this die, wonderful design!!!
Terrific work.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Beautiful card..love that flourish ....can't believe it's been two years.....wow...I know you're excited she's coming (-:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love you little pearl and lace embellishment! Hope all is well, Betty! T minus 10 weeks for my grandson to arrive.