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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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fun with Pumpkins


The challenge at Fun For Challenges this week is to use a pumpkin on your card (not a jack-o-lantern). I've been wondering what I could do because I don't have a single pumpkin in my arsenal of stamps! Then the Calvary rode in to my rescue -- Kathy at The Graphics Fairy posted a wonderful image this morning -- a vintage botanical print of a pumpkin and vine.

I would also like to enter this card in the Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions, presented by Joy Hadden. It is to make a Halloween or Fall card.

My card came together quickly because all I had to do was mat the image and the sentiment. It will be a birthday card for someone in our church next month -- I thought the image would be appropriate for a November birthday!

Betty

13 comments:

Patti P. said...

You lucky girl, I adore this vintage image and it is so gorgeous the way you have kept it the star of your card. tfs

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that vintage image and you made it look like its from Hallmark (-:

Patti J said...

Oh, Betty, I so agree with Linda! Looks like a Hallmark card - actually it's BETTER than a Hallmark card! Beautifully done, and what a gorgeous image!

Pauline said...

Oh my... what a breathtaking creation! Such a stunning image! Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges... I hope you'll join us often!
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Your card is gorgeous and such an elegant layout. Just stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at For Fun Challenges. Hope you'll play again next week.

Olga said...

well you out did your self, this is absolutley breathtaking!!!!

Jane said...

What a lovely image and well shown off with the matting. Very elegant.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous girly! Love your matted image... super pretty!

Helen Dooley said...

Beautiful card Betty. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Janice M said...

Very pretty card, perfect for a fall birthday!

Kathy D. said...

I love images that don't require a lot to make a beautiful card. Like all the layering too.

Thanks for playing "pumpkins but NO jack-o-lanterns" at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hi Betty! What a gorgeous image! Beautiful colors! Thanks for playing in the DCC Challenge with Repeat Impressions!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Love this image! I really is so vintage and you show cased it well.