Wednesday, June 9, 2010

may your day overflow with fun!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  My son had his last day of school yesterday.  It's hard to believe he is out for summer vacation and I will have a first grader when school starts up again.  Where does the time go?!  It's also a little less than 3 weeks until our newest little one is due.  We didn't find out if the baby is a boy or a girl so we are all very curious to find out when he or she gets here!

Today, I thought I would share a card I created a while back using the adorable Bubble Bath Bradley image from High Hopes.  Isn't he so cute?!  I just love Dustin's images.  I paired him with some patterned papers from the Marrakech line from Basic Grey and colored him with copic markers.

I added lots of stitching to my layers and then added some Glossy Accents dimensional glaze to the soap bubbles around Bradley.  (It's a little hard to tell in the photo, but all the bubbles are nice and shiny.)

Speaking of High Hopes, I read over on their blog that there is a new release coming out soon.  The design team will be starting their sneak peeks this weekend and having the release and a blog hop on Monday.  I can't wait to see the new images!  Remember, High Hopes sells wholesale only now.  That means you can pick up the stamps from a retail store so the stamps are in stock and ready to ship out on Monday when the release goes live.  You will be able to find the new release stamps and lots of other High Hopes stamps at these stores:

Amy Wegener - Stampin' Stuff based out of Australia

Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe

Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US

Amy Leggate - Paper Romance based out of Canada

Well, I am off to run some errands and then get back to my Papertrey Ink projects.  Have a Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Bubble Bath Bradley, Overflow (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white, kraft (Papertrey Ink), blue
Patterned Paper: Marrakech (Basic Grey)
Ink: tuxedo black (Momento)
Accents: terracotta tile buttons (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, Glossy Accents (Ranger)


Kathy Martin said...

So cute! Love that image! And your card design is AWESOME! Great glossy accents too! :)

Lacey Stephens said...

Very cute card!! I LOVE your pairing of papers!! You always make them work so well! And your stiching is awesome. Ryan dropped my sewing machine off my desk awhile back so the light doesn't work making it a little hard to see so i haven't sewn on cards lately. Great glaze affect, too!!
Also, thanks for spreading the word about the release!!
I can't believe you only have a few more weeks before the baby is here! I wish you lots of rest and comfort over the next few weeks!!

Mary Myers said...

I love how your cards are so coordinated, and how you highlight the details so creatively!! Thanks so much for sharing!
I know your new arrival is awaited with great anticipation; praying for a safe delivery and a happy, healthy little one!!
Take care!!
PS. I'm sure your son will be an awesome big brother!! :)

Carol R said...

Cute and adorable! Love the bear and all those glossy bubbles! Take care and looking forward to the message regarding the newest member of your family soon!

Amy Leggate-Paper Romance said...

Ohhhhh this card is super cute Niki!!! I love how you coloured him! Can't wait to see what your baby is!!

Kimberly O'Rosky said...

Super cute. Love the layout, the stitching and how you did the bubbles.

Deb Neerman said...

This is just adorable! Love that sweet image ... and congrats on the new baby heading your way!

Rach said...

honey this is fantastic, an awesome card.xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

We were just saying the same thing about our youngest starting kindergarten in September...where DOES the time go?
This card is absolutely ADORABLE, Niki! Love your coloring and the pretty papers. So sweet!
I wish you the best on your delivery! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your cards always manage to be layered and clean and I love that! 3 weeks will go by so fast--I hope you are feeling well. My youngest daughter will be a first grader this August and she changed so much over the Kindergarten year.

June said...

I LOVE this card, it is so adorable!!!!

Alice W. said...

super duper cute!! love the pps you paired him with! =) very excited for you and your family with the new baby on the way! hope all is well! =)

Ayana Posadas said...

Love this card Niki!
You're always so creative. :)
I really like the stitching and the Glossy Accents. Such great details!

Amy Sheffer said...

Cute as can be, Niki! Only three weeks 'til due date??? How exciting!