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 1, 2012

Easter Card


Challenge #102 at A La Card Monkey is a sketch + Easter. This is my card and the image is from Clearly Vintage. The banner strips are from a Stampin' Up print pack. I embossed the ivory panel with Cuttlebug's embossing folder, Textile. This is a very simple card but I think it is a very elegant simple card -- it just didn't need anything else! Here is the sketch (could anything be more adorable than this little floppy eared bunny?):


Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes is also having an Easter challenge so I will be entering this card in that challenge as well. I'd also like to link this up to Word Art Wednesday. They provide free word art each week that you can use on your project but you can also link up any project that is uplifting or inspirational.

Now, to go along with the purple color in my card, here is a picture of a beautiful tree that is growing in our area -- a jacaranda tree.


This tree does cause allergy problems in some people and I may be experiencing a slight increase in sinus problems since they bloomed but I'm still feeling much better than I did in Texas. Aren't they stunning trees?

Till tomorrow when I'll be posting my guest designer card for Merry Monday,
Betty

17 comments:

Carol said...

Very pretty, Betty! Love the layout and the vintage image. Also, that is a beautiful tree. How long does it stay in bloom?

Myrna said...

Betty
You are soo right; it is simple but very elegant. Love the vintage picture.
That tree is really stunning.
Myrna

The Other Patti Sue said...

Beautiful vintage card! Love the colors and the sketch is great!

Melina said...

Beautiful card Betty! I love the strips of dp you used :)

Karen Letchworth said...

This project is so soft and amazing. It's just so very peaceful. I love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday, and good luck! I want you to know how much I appreciate your participation in our challenges.
Blessings to you,
Karen L
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card Betty!!!! I love the sketch!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This one is so delightful. I love love those vintage angles. Great sketch. Wow what a beautiful tree.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card and great use of the sketch. Thanks for sharing the picture of that wonderful tree. Graet color!!!

Mynnette said...

This is so pretty! LOVE your patterned paper over the white embossed panel! A gorgeous Easter card!!!

Kimberly said...

great card..i love the embossing you have done...thanks for joining us at alacardmonkey this week.

Terry Blais said...

I love the vintage image on your card - and that jacaranda tree is gorgeous! I wish they grew around here. That looks amazing! Thanks for taking part in our A La Card Monkey Challenge!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Love that embossing folder that you used, it really give the card a 3d vintage look! The image is beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at A La Card Monkey!!

Hugs
Shirley

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful image and I love the vintage look of it, so very sweet! Thanks for joining in on the challenge @ A La Card Monkey this week :) Lucianna- A La Card Monkey (GD)

Traci said...

What a beautiful vintage card. You did such a nice job.

Traci

Jennifer said...

Wonderful job, especially the vintage image! Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey this week!

Jennifer~guest designer

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love how you used the layout on these. So adorable! So glad to see you in our faith blogging group....
That tree is gorgeous but hate that it's got your allergies going