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, April 3, 2013

Collage Card

I tried a new technique today after watching Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge featuring Dawn McVey. She challenged us to use different stamps to create a collage effect on a card.

The stamps I used are Papertrey Ink (sentiment and gingham background), Stampin' Up (green foliage), Clear Art Stamps (birds), Autumn Leaves (lace), and Martha Stewart (scallop flower).

Mine didn't turn out nearly as good as Dawn's example or many of the other gorgeous cards posted for this challenge, but, hey -- I gave it a try and the winner is chosen by a random draw so I'll still have a chance to win!!!! A couple of things I really do like about my card is how the largest bird looks like it is saying "Happy Birthday" and the fact that I went out of my comfort zone in order to create it!

Speaking of going out of my comfort zone, we had lunch with friends today and I had a chance to try something new -- cactus salad! I have to admit that it wasn't my favorite but I did enjoy the homemade cactus tortillas we had with the chicken fajitas!! Here's a picture of my (mostly) delicious lunch......

Trying new things is a good thing!


Myrna said...

LOve your card. It is gorgeous.
The lunch looks good even if you didn't really care for some of it.

Jann Gray said...

I think your card turned out beautifully! Love your color combo...and the balance between all the elements! Super response to the challenge!

Marybeth said...

Yours turned out beautiful! I love it and so,should you! The lunch looks good. So kind of you to do what you do. Many blessing to you and the boys.

Olga said...

Lunch looks yummy and so does your card!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the soft colors and stamps you chose...and your sentiment is placed perfectly for the little bird to sing it (-:
The lunch? Well I'm not a food adventure person LOL
But it sure looks good !

the primitive country bug said...

lunch looks delicious! I'll grab my stamping stuff and be there soon. :)

Seriously though, your card is so sweet! I love the little bird. He's as ready for spring as I am.

Susie said...

What a nice card Betty. Nice colors and love the image of the birds at the bottom. A great collage birthday card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think your card is lovely, Betty. You are right about that bird tweeting out the message!

As for the cactus salad, not sure it would be a favorite here, either, but at least you gave it a go.