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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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage Birthday

Good Morning, All! I made this card last night for the challenge to make a birthday card with a vintage, shabby chic, or primitive style at Sugar Creek Hollow. I'm very pleased with the final look! Hope someone else will like it too and snap it up at the Monday Market next week!

The lovely image is from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. If you haven't visited there, please do so. You'll see some lovely images and if you sign up to receive her newsletter, you'll receive a free image or page of images each week. I really enjoy seeing lovely things show up in my inbox!

I had to make use of my sponge and the Tea Dye Distress Ink this week -- sponged over everything except for the ribbon and light green pearls. Hope you enjoyed my vintage card (I think I'm getting a little more comfortable with this style) and if you have the time, I'd like to share one more card with you.

This is an older card that has been sitting in a box for a long time. I took out a bunch of cards and have been "refurbishing" them -- changing a little, adding a little...... I raised the panel of flowers on this one and added this pretty sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink. This card will be donated to the church card ministry and others I will take to the Monday Market. Much better than to just have them sitting in a box!

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Day!


Carol said...

Betty-love the vintage card and the muted colors, just beautiful! Your second card is lovely too, what a great idea to refurbish cards that have been sitting in a box. I think I must try that!! Have a happy day!

Melina said...

so pretty! I love the torn edges in the first card and the line of tags in the second! Great work :)

Carolina Little said...

Betty, I love vintage style (although I don't make so many things with that style), but I really love it. Great and beautiful card!!!. Love that image and also those little flowers on the second card. Simple and beautiful!!!

LeAnne said...

LOL, you already know I love this card!!! Aren't these images beautiful?! Love your vintagey shabby birthday card!

Patti J said...

Both cards are beautiful, Betty! The vintage card has such a wonderful image, and how cheerful that second card is! Great work my friend - thanks for sharing!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both are just stunning Betty! Your vintage card is just out of this world! Love your refurbished one too!

Mynnette said...

Beautiful creations! LOVE the bird image on the birthday card--but I adore the layout on the second card! :)

Becky said...

What beautiful creations Betty. I just love that vintage card, just beautiful.

Colleen said...

I'm glad I told you to sign up for these they are just beautiful! I must find something to purchase there, I'm getting so much for free:). This turned out beautiful. I've gone back and refurbished some too. It's funny how down the line you know you can add just a bit more. Love them.

Theresa said...

Great Vintage card...lovely!!! And the older card is great to see. Am inspired by you donating your cards so that others benefit from your beautiful creations. Hugs!

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous vintage card! I'm lovin' everything about it...it's FAB! Your second creation is adorable & I like the simplicity! TFS!!!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card , so glad to have you part of COF added you to my blog list. Thanks for all the hard work you do to help others.

Patti P. said...

Wow, Betty two cards for the price of one and both beautiful. Your vintage card is lovely and I can't wait to use these images, don't you just love Debbie's work? I am sure someone will buy this one super fast and your generosity to your church is wonderful.
Sorry to be late getting by, but computer has been at the doctor's, lol.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Holly Young said...

such a pretty vintage card! so feminine and airy!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Holly SCH DT

Payne Holler Cards said...

Gorgeous vintage! Love how you laid it out...will sell for sure!
So smart to spruce up older projects...so sweet!

Have a beautiful Easter my sweet sister in the Lord!