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, March 22, 2013

Alter Something

This is my card for the challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

Here are the requirements:
  • Use a square
  • Alter something...even if it is a card
  • Use flower paper...you can make it 
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.

My 2 inch square frame has rounded corners. The frame and the flower are a purchased embellishment.

The flowered paper is from an old Colorbok 12x12 paper book designed by Tracy Porter.

The thing I used that is sold at Joan's Gardens is a Cuttlebug folder. The folder that I used (Checkerboard) is no longer produced but Joan has plenty of embossing folders for sale. If you don't see what you want, just let her know and she'll be able to get it for you. One good thing (there are many) about Joan's Gardens is that she only charges you for the actual mailing costs -- no price gouging on shipping!! By the way, this embossing folder also features squares!!

My altered something is a card. Here is a picture of the card that I chose to alter.

Hope you have time to play in this challenge too  -- let's see what you come up with to alter!


Myrna said...

Such a lovely card.
Pink is so pretty and all those gorgeous flowers.

Patti J said...

Great job on the challenge, Betty. Your card is lovely - the pink is just so spring-like! Hope you win, dear friend! And I love shopping at Joan's Gardens!

Joan Fricker said...

Betty, what a differnce a little alteration does for a card. You did a great job!!!
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Sue W said...

BEautiful Betty, love the pretty floral paper you used !

Pssequimages said...

So PRETTY, and I really like the way you altered the card. It is SO much prettier after you fixed it up. I particularly love the effect of your triple matting. Just beautiful!

Colleen said...

Great job with the alteration, love the colors.

Becky said...

Beautiful job on this challenge. Beautiful design paper.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Very pretty....I love pink!