It's the first day of spring!

Hi friends!

It's official - spring has arrived :)
Here in Miami, it's perpetually summer
 (except for those .... like .... 3 days of 75° "winter" we get!)

But everywhere else?
Spring has sprung!

Today's post is a fun one!
That's because it's time for a new challenge at Ready, Set, Go!
Once a month, the RSG take turns coming up with some really wild
out-of-the-box card challenges that really makes us think.

Barb is our hostess and this is her challenge:
 We post on March 20th and that is the first day of spring in 2019.
  My challenge for you is to design a card or project that shows an obscure sign of spring—not the typical rain boots, birds, umbrellas, etc. 
 It can be something that you remember from being young or something from school that you recall. Or, do some research on the web to see how spring is celebrated in other countries or any uncommon sign of spring! 
 Ready, Set, GO!

I love this challenge!
I knew right away that mine would involve springtime from my childhood:
Living in Germany ♥
For 5 years, we lived in a tiny German town and,
 like much of Europe, the winters got chilly.
Many of the German theme parks and open air events close for the winter
and when spring arrives, they open up.
I remember the year my parents piled my brother and I into the car
and drove the 3+ hours to Baden-Württemberg to the big amusement park.
Oh, the memories! 

Today, my non-traditional spring card, is visiting Germany's Europa Park :)
I've used the cutest little guys from Lawn Fawn coaster critters
to create the amusement park scene.
This set is just the dreamiest!
The background piece is a watercolor panel - I let that dry
and then stamped/die cut and colored the critters with prismacolor markers.

 The inside of the card has a couple of the sentiments -
 there are many cute ones in the set!
It's taken me until today to ink it up
 I see many possibilities with this stamp set :)

 Here's a view from the side - such a dimensional card!
It truly makes me smile :)

And that's it for this month's Ready, Set, Go challenge!
Thank you, Barb, for the wonderful trip down memory lane :)
You can see their cards here ↓

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. This is so fun, Kelly!! I love the festive scene!! It's perfect with the sentiment!! The background colors are gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Oh, this card is so fun and sweet!! Adorable!! Love those cuties and the sentiment is just perfect and so true!!! :D
    I can't image a full-year Summer, even if in my part of Italy there isn't too much cold in Winter! I love spring, just now it's my favourite season! :D
    Big hugs!!

  3. I love your spring card! That is the way it is in the Midwest- Spring means opening of the Amusement parks! Just need the timing with the weather to work out for a nice day! Adorable card!!!

  4. Kelly--it is so funny that we both went to Germany and picked the same spring tradition! How cool is that! I love your card--the dimension is outstanding! It is a treasure for sure!

  5. Such a cute card! I love the roller coaster theme, and the little animal giving the ticket is the cutest. Great spring memory!

  6. Kelly, this card is so cute! Adorable!!! I love that you and Barb went the same direction with the theme. WOW!

  7. Ooh, how FUN! What a super cute card! I love the roller coaster and the sweet critters in the scene!


  8. So fun and very cute Kelly..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. These cute critters are adorable having such a grand time at the amusement part!! Makes me feel like it's time to cut loose and do something fun!!

  10. Love your amusement park card. Great scene. Nice to hear you have lived in Germany (a few hours from my home).
    xxx Margreet

  11. Super fun card with such cute images Kelly, I love your colours and design, Kate x

  12. Love that sentiment to go along with your roller coaster buddies! Such a fun card!

  13. Very beautiful card!