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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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Summer Lovin' Challenge



Flourishes is having a Summer Lovin' Challenge. If you'd like to play along, make a card inspired by the photo above or inspired simply by SUMMER. You have until Friday, April 12 at 5 pm EST to enter your card, and please make a card only for this challenge. You'll have an opportunity to win the entire Flourishes April Release! If you use Flourishes stamps, your card counts as two entries -- this is what I have done (stamp set is Flourishes Sweet Days of Summer) and here's my card that is inspired by summer.......


Does this stamp ever make me think of summers of my childhood! I don't remember a sprinkler but we definitely had a water hose and that provided hours of fun during hot Mississippi summers! Thank goodness I had a sister -- we'd take turns squirting each other!! And how much fun was it to hold that hose straight up and have the water fall back down on you. (we also had lots of fun playing out in the rain too when it was hot outside!)

Since my card has a red color scheme going on, I thought I'd share a picture of a little red visitor to our yard. This is a Vermilion Flycatcher and is the most beautiful red and black -- it's hard to miss them when they are perched outside on the fence or utility line because their color is so brilliant!


Adios for now,
Betty

13 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Betty this is awesome in black, red and white. Fun layers and great sketch. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Summer Fun Challenge.

Myrna said...


Betty
Your card really takes me back to summer fun. Hard to think summer here when everything is covered in ice.
Isn't your little bird pretty?
Myrna

redwasher1 said...

Betty, fabulous card! Brings back lots of good memories!!! Gorgeous bird.

Colleen said...

Betty, beautiful card and bird picture. Good luck in the challenge.

Julie Koerber said...

Love this bold pop of color -- fun layout too!!! Thanks for joining us gals over at Flourishes!

Amanda said...

I love how you tied a summer memory in with your card, and it looks amazing! I love the bold red paper, the button and ribbon embellishment!

I remember summers using the garden hose too! I remember when we got the sprinkler and how that drastically cut down on the "it's your turn to spray me" fights - LOL :)

Olga said...

Love the color of that bird, it's gorgeous and so is your card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh to be young, and playing in a sprinkler! This is so cute, Betty. Can you give the beautiful birdie my address?

Theresa said...

Perfect card for this challenge...I remember how much fun it was to play in the sprinkler. Good luck.
Love the bird!

dpkennedy said...

Great layout for this fun silhouette image! And wow, what a beautiful bird! So nice that it inspired you to create this beauty!
Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

Silke Ledlow said...

Betty, your card is fun, fun, fun! Perfect summer inspired card...I'm taking my girls to the beach tomorrow a :) !!! Thank you so much for joining in the fun...hugs ~S~

Becky said...

Wonderful design Betty. And what a great photo of that beautiful bird.

Becky said...

Wonderful design Betty. And what a great photo of that beautiful bird.