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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Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Flowery Postcard



Many thanks to Patti P. who shared a link to a wonderful website in her post this morning for Sugar Creek Hollow's Momochromatic Green challenge. Thanks to her link I found this wonderful free postcard image at Ephemera's Vintage Garden. There were three other beautiful postcards with flowers that went along with this one but I only needed to use one of them.

Patti also shared a link to a terrific tutorial for making ruffled ribbon from paper. Be sure to check out Patti's card at Patti's Paper Creations -- I thought that her ruffles were make from ribbon, for sure!!

I have used the Monkey 99 sketch and flower challenge for my card. I had to rotate the sketch so that it would work with the size of the postcard image. Here's the sketch, which is a beauty itself.......


Hope you're able to check out some of the links -- I know you'll be glad you did!

Betty

17 comments:

Looking Glass Vacations/Holly Young said...

WONDERFUL job!!!!! Love that post card, very lovely and vintage!

thanks for sharing with us at SCH this week!!!

Holly DT SCH

Patti P. said...

Oh Betty, so glad you like the sites. Debbie's goodies at Ephemera's Vintage Garden are so gorgeous (hope you signed up her newsletter). I cannot wait to try the ruffles again. What a beautiful find in this postcard, I love using them and the way you used the punched border to capture it is so pretty. Thanks for the shout out and for joining in at Sugar Creek Hollow. We love having you.
hugs, Patti SCH/DT

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Betty! Thanks for the heads up on Patti's links. I will go check them out as soon as I can! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation - well done!

Janice M said...

Betty this is so pretty! Will have to check out the links you posted.

Karen said...

I love your card. It's beutiful. I'm going to try the ribbon technique, it's awsome.

Myrna said...

Betty
This is gorgeous.
The ruffles are just so cool.
Thanks for the links; those ladies do make wonderful cards.
Myrna

Selma said...

Betty your postcard is gorgeous. I'll also have to check out that pretty ribbon technique.

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow now this is spectacular!!!
haven't had a chance to check out those sites yet...
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow - you are a "vintage" dream (-:
hugs
Linda SCH/DT

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome! I will head over to Patti's blog in a bit to see what I am missing! Thanks!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is spectacular! Love that vintage postcard.... I better go check it out!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Betty your vintage postcard is very beautiful and a great entry for the Monkey #99 challenge sketch. Thanks for sharing.

Terry Blais said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love every part of it, and how you used the sketch to create it. It's wonderful. Thanks for playing along with our A La Card Monkey Challenge!

Anne said...

This is a gorgeous card.. love the lacey trim and the pearls.. thanks for playing with us this week at A La card Monkey...

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow Really Beautiful!! I love the Post card, it looks like a real post card amazing!! Love the pearls and scallop border. Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey this week for Challenge #99 come back for Challenge #100. That is the week are are giving away the Big Blog Candy!

Hugs
Shirley
www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is really pretty, I love everything about it. That Postcard is outstanding.

Jaydee said...

Betty, I love your vintage inspired take on the alacardmonkey challenge. Gorgeous colors, love the scalloped border and the image itself is fabulous. So glad you could join us this week
jaydee

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card and the inspiration. It's perfect for our 'green' challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Thanks so much for joining us and come back again on Saturday when we have a new challenge all lined up. Peggy