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 16, 2013

Vintage Easter


I haven't made anything vintage in a long time and when I saw Linda Payne's post this morning for Sugar Creek Hollow, I knew I wanted to play along and make a vintage Easter card. I got my image from Bumble Button and created the sentiment in MS Word. Couldn't figure out how to change the color (I wish the green were a bit lighter) but I was able to add just a hint of the little girl's dress color to it. I used a bit of a doily distressed with inks on the image and added lace to the background panel from a paper pack by Glitz, French Kiss. The metal butterfly embellishment is sitting on a mother of pearl button that came from my mother's button jar. I added distress inks to the butterfly to tone down the shine of the metal.

I'd also like to enter this card into the Pink Gem challenge to make an Easter/Spring card and into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use green.

We're experiencing quite a bit of wind this afternoon. Wish we had a wind turbine as well as solar panels for generating electricity!!

Betty

7 comments:

Myrna said...

Betty
What can I say but jawdropping gorgeous !! Love it.
Myrna

Kelly Lloyd said...

Prett card, that image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at a gem of a challenge this week.
Hugs Kelly

Payne Holler Cards said...

Ohhhhhh love love this! Adorable image and you nailed the vintage background ....
So tickled you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow
Hugs
Linda

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is beautiful, that image takes my breath away. I really like the distress doily too.

Daniele said...

such a prety vintage card so glad you joined us at SCH
hugs

Patti P. said...

Betty, how wonderful to see you playing with us this week. I love your card. She is such a sweet image and I love that your elements have such a personal meaning. The butterfly on your button is so pretty.Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Hugs to you....
Patti SCH/DT

lizzidroege said...

oh my this is lovely so happy to see your work at sch this week...lizzi