I'm so excited I have a final idea from CknODaC on SCS who got her inspiration from several others. Thank God, because I was really beginning to struggle with coming up with something 'perfect' and I think this is it!!! Thanks everyone for the input!
These are the rejects:
Here's the second idea I had (thanks to Melanie for the cb bg idea). I had to scrap the first because it was too 'girly' with my glitter bg paper (you can see it in my SCS gallery though). I used my Occasions mini 'In the Stars' set in Barely Banana on the bg. I like this card but not totally loving it.
Then I changed a few things here. I like the more colorful umbrella and the circle with 'baby shower' from PTI's Borders & Corners set (added an eyelet and now it sorta looks like a bib, huh?) I changed my yellow to So Saffron because I think Barely Banana is just too light for my taste. Because my focal image is so large, I didn't put a blue mat behind it so as not to cover up the stars on the bg piece. It says 'baby' twinkle twinkle little star do you know how loved you are? I also 'fixed' my hop mark thanks to Melanie too - I was doing it all wrong. After all, the artist should know *wink* oh I realize I have some of the rain drops wonky. I'd fix that once I start production.
So here's where you come in - have any ideas for improvement? Which one do YOU like??! I need to get started on these right away and come up with matching favors, thank you cards & announcements. I just am not feeling any other ideas and need to know if one of these would pass. Ugh...I think the past 2 days I didn't stamp because I wanted/needed a break made me lose my mojo!Edited to add: card with Shannan's suggestions (basic gray matting on focal image & ribbon instead of the blue strip) - I like it!!!