Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring!

Hi Everyone!  
Did you know that today is the first day of Spring?  

I wish I could believe it from a weather standpoint here in FL! I hope that this may finally mean that warm weather and flowers and green grass will be coming our way soon!

Fitting for the First Day of Spring, Joanne Basile, one of the Dirty Dozen Alumni has challenged all past and present Dirty Girls to make a card with spring in mind!  We were to use either Birds or Bees on our cards, and we were restricted from using a border punch!!  What?  No border punch!!  That's horrible!!  LOL!!  But somehow I managed...
 I knew immediately that I wanted to use this momma bird feeding her baby birdies image from Unity's Spring Unity set.  I just think it is so adorable.  Plus, it was created by my good buddie Heather Rolin who designs many stamp sets for Unity and Ippity and is also the Guest Designer for Ippity stamps for the Winter Release term.  The cloud and sentiment are from the Sweet Thoughts of Spring Ippity stamp set

The colors from this sweet Bo Bunny paper that I bought while on my excursion with my Stamp TV Buddies were perfect to fit the bill for this springy card.  I just love the oranges, blues and browns in this set!  I cut away one of the floral branches and attached it to the image panel so it looked like the bird and its' nest was resting on it.  The images of the birds were colored with Copics, and the bird nest was paper pieced.  For a final touch I also machine stitched the base layers.

If you want to see what some of the other DD Alumni did with this challenge, just click on the link below and go to the SCS Gallery.  The keyword for this challenge was DCBB310.

Changing gears really quickly, I wanted to make you aware of a wonderful charity event going on involving Stamping and Whimsie Doodles stamps...

Join Whimsie Doodles and Paper Craft Planet for the 
'Paws I Care' challenge
Saturday, March 20th through Saturday, March 27th, 2010.

PCP challenge Blinkie

To play along you must create a card using this sketch:

The card must contain an animal, any animal from any company.
If you don’t have any pet images Whimsie Doodles has a brand new digi set called “Paws I Care”. 
All proceeds from the sale of this set will go directly to a local SPCA, and it is absolutely adorable!
Upload your card to the PCP gallery {HERE} using the tag sk032010, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Whimsie Doodles Stamps.  A winner will be chosen next Saturday, March. 27.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with a sample of my card using the adorable stamps and the sketch above!! I really appreciate Melyssa making this event as rescuing animals is near and dear to my heart!

Have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with Sweet Thoughts of Spring and fur babies too!!


Eva said...

Kelly, this turned out soooo the springy colors and your coloring is amazing!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is DARLING!! Love the fun springy colors!!

Lisa H. said...

this is cute as cute can be!!!! wow, Kelly-perfect for a Spring Day!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awww...what a sweet card.

Monica said...

Kelly... your designs are so inspiring and you just keep getting better and better. I love this card!