Tuesday, April 21, 2015

day 2 STAMPlorations spotlight - Baby Bump


Welcome to day 2 of Spotlight Week - five new sets, one to be spotlighted each day this week. Ready?

Here is today's spotlighted set - The Bee's Knees Baby Bump designed by Shirley B.



Remember a Toyota commercial from way back? "You asked for it, you got it, Toy-o-ta". Well, when I saw this set in development I was reminded of this card. So I asked Shirley if she could maybe work a little baby bump into the set. She did! So I had to give it a go. Here is what I did with it.


Now, DH saw this laying on the table and it evoked a "Huh?" from him. I'm figuring it's cuz he didn't "get it". And I'm telling myself that the card recipient would definitely "get it" since she'd have a baby bump, right? But that moved me to have another go at it.


Scaled the panel with the profile down a bit and placed "her" along a stripe. Chose pastels. Added some polka dots to underscore the baby theme and a sentiment with the word "baby" in it. Didn't even show it to DH. What does he know, right?!?

BTW, my PPs are from docrafts Papermania - Spots and Stripes. I am loving the colors and patterns.

Check out what the other gals did with Baby Bump, including our special guest star this week, the awesome Darnell K. of the Playhouse. And, Shery promised to share some exciting baby news with us today too, check it out. Don't forget to leave comments, there are great prizes up for grabs as usual!

Darnell - Guest Designer
Vicki

I went with beige rather than gold cuz it would have been overpowering on the simple design, but I was inspired by this lovely picture  inspiration #273 from Stampin' Royalty.


And my baby shower card is surely welcome at Addicted to CAS #61 ...


Thanks for looking. Hop along! BTW, free shipping on STAMPlorations orders over $15 until April 30th! I love deals like that, don't you?


37 comments:

Shelly said...

Aww...so sweet!

shirley-bee said...

More than happy to oblige! Love 'em both. I get similar huh reactions from my DH.

Deepti said...

Simply amazing :)

2amscrapper said...

I got it! Both cards are fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the outline use! So clever~

Jerrie said...

Both cards are fab! Shirley did a great job working the baby bump into the set!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So you are the brilliant mind behind the bump! Especially like your second card!

vinita jain said...

Brilliant idea of stamping only baby bump, love both the adorable creations!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So cool! Clean and simple but sure packs a punch. Love them both.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love both of your designs, Maria! That must feel really cool to be the inspiration behind Shirley's awesome baby bump stamp design!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Martha said...

Maria, both cards are so adorably sweet!
Stripes & dots always get my attention...you've used them so beautifully.

D.Ann said...

Ha! I hadn't even noticed the baby bump in the set til your card... FAB!

Monika Skinner said...

Gorgeous cards, second one is definitely my fab! Love the dots and stripes too. Hugs xxx

Monika Skinner said...

Gorgeous cards, second one is definitely my fab! Love the dots and stripes too. Hugs xxx

conil said...

Clearly, you have Clean and Simple down pat. Just adore that outline "bump" with just a touch of color.

OH Babs said...

OMG! This is incredible and how great you chose the simple line drawing.

joy said...

I like this baby bump line drawing so much - a very clever stamp, for sure. Your cards are winners in my book!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

These stamps are amazing. Outline of the belly - so little and so much! Beautiful card, which has so much to say.
Regards,
Bozena

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the baby bump. Awesome projects. TFS

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful CAS cards!

cm said...

Baby-bump cuteness x two, Maria! Innovative and all-around sweet!
Hugs~c

TangledBlueRose said...

Perfect happy cards! Love them both. Very touching!~kim

Irish Cherokee said...

I did smile at you DH's reaction. Excellent CAS design. Both cards are a "like" for me.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Ann said...

Adorable cards, love the second one with the polka dots. This new set is so sweet.

Donna Ellis said...

these are so cute! I really like that they are simple enough to become adornments in a future baby album. Really sweet!

Craftychris said...

Both are simple and fabulous! xxx

Becca Cruger said...

The artsiness of this is super cool - even if it did elicit a "huh". That's what I love about the sketchiness of this stamp set!

Anita in France said...

Amazing, Maria ... so 'getable' (even if your DH didn't!) and brilliant ... and that baby shower one is so cute ... such sweet colours! Anita :)

Loll said...

Two amazing designs Maria!! :) Love the first one --- CAS Perfection (what the heck do hubby's know, anyways??!!) :) And the second is awesome with the soft pastel shades and wonderful stitching detail. Looks like you're having fun with the new stamp set! xx

Maxine D said...

Maria I love them both, but the first one is my favourite!
Blessings
Maxine

Suchi said...

Wow! Gorgeous CAS! <3

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Soft colors and elegant ! Its CAS too..

Christine Kiehl said...

Besides you, who would have thought to use just the baby belly? RIGHT ON!!!

Robyn Oliver said...

"Simply..." just love these...an incredible statement stamp

Kylie said...

Brilliant cards, Maria. Perfectly CAS!!! LOVE these designs, my friend. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Brandi R said...

These are both awesome! Love how you did the "baby bump". Fantastic ♥

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Pretty baby bump cards; love them both Maria. Men can never really understand us women :-) I am always amazed with your CAS creations Maria. Fabulous! And TFS too. Hugs...Asmah

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