3.20.2009

Welcome Spring!

Hooray! Today is officially the first day of Spring and I am hopeful that it is going to bring us some warmer days! :)


In honor of Spring, my first card was inspired by this vase of beautiful, blooming daffodils that are brightening our dining room this week. I used a sketch from 2 Sketches 4 you and came up with this 'Springy' card:




I love this great Kelli Green by Paper Accents along with the BoBunny polka dot paper! I used my Unity grass stamp from the Flirty Flowers set and accented it with some Jolee's stickers. Then I just added my felt thickers and I was done!

Now, I guess March is Youth Art Month and 2 Sketches 4 You is encouraging everyone to have a child in their life create a card using their sketch this week too. It was nice for my oldest son, Tristan (age 6), and I to sit down and do some crafting together. Here is his card:
I have a scrap box that I keep for him with bits of papers and images from my projects that I don't end up using. But for this card I also let him go through all my paper and offered him any embellishments or stamps too. We had fun and he is excited to have his card on my blog where everyone can see it! :)

The third card I have to share with you all today is one I made for the SCS color challenge this week - Kraft, Red, Yellow & Black. I thought these colors would make for a great teacher card and here is what I came up with:

First I carefully stamped Unity's Just my Type letters on the writing line to spell Teacher. Then I thought the yellow paper looked too plain so I stamped Unity's worn grid background stamp in white. The A+ is a Cosmo Cricket sticker and I created the other circle using Unity's School Rock Star set. To finish it off I added a little paper clip and some American Crafts ribbon. Then I popped the whole main panel and circle up on foam squares to give a little dimension.

Thanks for visiting today...Angela is having an amazing 30% off sale through Sunday so it is a great time to get yourself some Unity! :) I'll be back tomorrow with my EtsyInspired project!

14 comments:

Shannon said...

Great cards!!!! I love how you added the flowers to the grass stamp. Your son's card is cool too! You have a budding artist on your hands.

Tonya said...

Kerry your cards are great but I gotta tell ya I loving Tristan's card! What talent he possesses. Tell him SUPER job!! ;0)

Elizabeth said...

Love your spring daffodils Kerry- I have tulips in the garden and we have been having some lovely spring weather in southern England.

My favorite card is the Grow one - every item you use from that flirty flowers set I love, some investigation to see if they ship to the UK required I think! :)

Katy said...

awesome cards as usual! :)

BloomingPink said...

These are all gorgeous.

Love the daffodil inspiration! Thanks for the reminder about Spring. I TOTALLY FORGOT.

Kristen said...

Kerry these are awesome!! Tell Tristan he did an awesome job! :) I adore the teacher card!

Kazan Clark said...

Kerry your card is lovely - it is so fresh and is totally all about Spring. Tristan I think you are a natural at this. I bet you are a fantastic artist at school too. Thanks so much to both of you for playing
Hugs
Kazan

Lisa H. said...

very, very cool! I really love the first card, those flowers with the grass are adorable.

Pamela said...

Great stuff!

Heather said...

Kerry,

I love your color challenge card, and I really like your grow card too the chip board letters are very cool and those flowers too cute!!!

Spring went backwords her yesterday it was air conditioner weather and today sweatshirt over the short sleeve shirt and still cold!!!! Ugghhh

Great job on your cards!!!

Crafting is always so much fun with the kiddo's my girls 7 and 4 love to stamp!!!

Heather

~dawne said...

Kerry...love your fresh, springy approach to the sketch. I really love that grass stamp. Tristan you did a beautiful job as well. You have a flair for color.

Ashley said...

What cute cards! Your little one did a great job! He's talented like mommy! :)

Ewonne said...

Tristan really made a wonderful job here, and all of the cards above are gorgeous!

Savitri said...

I love your card, Tristan. You did a great job on that card!!! Momma, both your cards are gorgeous!!