Well, Here they are...in all their springtime glory. I really took to heart all your comments, and I think that I have mixed all the good elements from all four and put them into one. I love simple...like you are seeing an image right after it's been sketched on a paper, but I also love a grounding illustrated background. So I think that this is just the right mix. Thank you all for your great honest feedback. It's nice to know I can bounce off ideas here. My brain gets kinda full sometimes...needs outside input.
And for your enjoyment...we have bookplates and postcards coming soon with her at school, so stay tuned!
EDIT: Here are the postcards! I am just in love with spring color right now! These cards are hanging in my studio for just the right splash of color! I love it!