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, April 30, 2010

My First Easel Card


I have been saying that I would do it for a long time now -- make an easel card. I've admired all the ones my stamping buddies have made and now, thanks to City Crafter issuing the challenge, I have finally done it! The image is from Isabella's Sketchbook, where the challenge is make any kind of a project with one of her digi images. Don't have one?? Get a freebie by joining her group at PaperCraft Planet. Pretty pastel colors were used, as per Paper Play Challenges. There is an excellent tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for the Easel Card and it is not at all difficult to make. Give it a try if you haven't yet (however, I may have been the only holdout!!)

Till next time, Betty

23 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

GF! it's gorgeous....and would you believe I STILL havent done one! love these soft colors and that bottom border is beautiful...sorry I've been MIA - visiting and over on STV - just been swamped!
thank you so much for joining in Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge - hope you can squeeze us in on your challenge calendar! best of luck on this card!!! (I think Theresa has won twice over here!!)
hugs,
Linda

Cec said...

For a first, you sure knocked it out of the park. I just made my first easel card not too long ago and they are sooo easy aren't they? Your colours are lovely and how clever using the punched border to stop the card. Thanks for sharing it at Isabella's Sketchbook and please play with us again.
Hugs!
Cec

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is sweet, love the butterflies, all 3 of them. Thanks for playing along at CCCB, we certainly enjoy seeing your creations.

june lanum said...

It might be your first but it sure is pretty, thanks for playing along at CCCB be sure and come back every Tuesday for a new challenge

Patti said...

WOWWWWWWWZERS!This is absolutely gorgeous! I love easel cards... so much fun! You did an awesome job on your 1st one!

Kerrie said...

Oh Betty, absolutely fantastic for your first easel card, I expect we will see more ....

Viv said...

Betty this is beautiful! Love the colours you've used and what a great idea with the border punch. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook challenge. Viv c

Sue W said...

They are addictive Betty!!! This is such a pretty 1st try!

Lisa said...

Betty, your card is beautiful! I love the colors you used and I love the easel card. I've been wanting to make one myself. Thanks for playing along this week at Isabellas! Hope you play along again next week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful easel card! Love the colors and you have done an awesome job on Isabella's image. I love the buttons for the flower centers! So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Nope I am a hold out too! This is beautiful!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card and I love the way you added the buttons, Thanks for joining us in Isabellas challenge.
Jackie :)

Patti P. said...

Betty, love this...you did a great job on your easel card and love your soft colors for this image. I just found Isabella's this week and I will be back for sure.

Colleen said...

Betty,
Love your card! the colors are fab.
Sorry, you are not the only hold out. I'm holding out too! Not sure what for though! :)
I snaged this image too so maybe I may just try one also. I have a few others to do and oh yes the shopping I told you about! Yikes time is nearing better get ready!

Randi said...

Betty, I am having a hard time thinking that this is your first time making an easel card as it is stunning!! It makes a great setting for Isabella's flowers. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Isabella's Sketchbook.

Theresa said...

Beautiful easel card...will have to try myself some day. Love the buttons...Guess the competition is heating up at Isabella now that you have found it!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful easel card! yep, they are fun to make, aren't they?! and so addicting! so happy you played along with us at Isabella's this week. this is very pretty! :)

Sharon Keanly said...

Wow Betty, your card is absolutely stunning. Love the soft lavendar colours. Thank you for joining in the fun at Isabella's. We hope you'll become a regular.

Heather Jensen said...

Sweet card! You did a fab job on the easel card. Funny how we sometimes don't do things until we are challenged to do so. :)

Thanks for playing at CCCB.

Sue C said...

Beautiful Betty ! The colours work really well together. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's. Hope to see you again. Sue C x

Annika said...

Amazing! Easel card with that image really works gorgeously, beautiful details and papers!
Thanks for playing with us at Isabella's Challenges, hope you'll find time next week as well.
Hugs
Annika

Linda Robinson said...

So Pretty, I love the image you used! Your easel card turned out perfect, I love it!

Peri said...

Wow - for a first time, you nailed it! Love the easel card and what a clever use of buttons for the flower centres. Thank you for playing with us at Isabella's sketchbook and I look forward to seeing you again next week!