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, February 9, 2012

Springtime Card



My card today was made with the sketch from Day 12 of Card Positioning Systems 5th Anniversary and the recipe from Joan's Gardens to make a springtime card in blue and white with some sort of lattice and perhaps, add a bird. Nothing says springtime to me like birds singing, hence the stamp from a set by Clear Art Stamps which was cut out with a Nestabilities die and sponged with blue. I used a Stampin' Up Bashful Blue card base, DP from a Stampin' Up kit, with the lattice work created by a die from Papertrey Ink, Cover Plate - Quatrefoil.

My heart sings as I look at this card and out the window at all the hummingbirds and orioles and even a mischevious squirrel! Hope yours is singing too!

Betty

13 comments:

Myrna said...

Oh Betty
Love this card with its beautiful blues. Your feeling re the birds and squirrel echoes mine.
I use the quatrefoil lattice from an svg someone had on their blog and I just love it.
Myrna

Joan Fricker said...

Betty this card is just adorable. I love the colors you choise ajd the lattice is perfect.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is SO pretty Betty! Great job!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Oh so spring feeling! Love that die.
Working on pink and black while watching firetrucks out my window. No birds yet!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty---blue is my favorite color!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I like this, that background is awesome. Great soft colors.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You've been very,very busy girl1 Love your beautiful blue card!

Selma said...

Your springtime card is so pretty Betty. You used one of my favorite lattice dies! Thank you for joining us this week in our challenge at Joan's Gardens. Love it when you join in.

Becky said...

Another fabulous card. Loving the the design you created and the ribbon is just perfect.

Silvergirl said...

Oh how lovely! Great interpretation of sketch # 118! The soft colors just really scream SPRING! Thanks for joining the CPS crew this week!

redwasher1 said...

Just beautiful Betty!! Love that ribbon, it is the perfect touch.

Patti P. said...

We have had birds singing and feeling like springtime, but this morning we are getting some wind snow and the winds are suppose to be gusting this afternoon. With a feel of winter in my air, your card is like a breath of fresh air to me. Love the die from PTI, I thought hard about that one. tfs

Cynthia said...

This is very sweet, Betty. I've been hoping to pick up this emboss plate... every time I check the website it's out of stock!!