Monday, February 27, 2012

Omie and Tay

My daughter took this picture of Taylor and me when she was just a couple of weeks old.  And even though we know this is not a TRUE smile my daughter snapped the shutter at just the right moment to get this cutie pie look.
And that's me...her Omie!

I did this in a very Clean and Simple way and love the way it turned out.  I used Color Core'dinations cardstock that was a very pale green on one side and a darker green on the non textured side (this picture does not do it justice, I swear!)  After running a piece of it through my Cuttlebug with 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders I sanded it to bring the darker green out and give a bit more dimension and texture.  I added a bit of ribbon where the two embossed edges met up.  The ribbon slide was done with a Spellbinder die and the date was done with some very old rub-ons from Memory Makers.

I love using enlargements in my layouts...especially when the subject (the baby....not me!) is so darned cute!  A 4x6 just wouldn't have worked, you know?

Here are a couple of closeups:

I am entering this in the  Challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot "Spring is in the Air".  (Thanks to Melissa at Created by Sunshine Honeybee for the heads up on this challenge.) I also used my new favorite Hero Arts stamp which I've used in card making and shared here on my blog in the past couple of weeks.  I used Ranger embossing powders and Versamark ink as well as a Versamarker pen. 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great picture of you two and I like the simplicity of this layout!

  2. Very pretty- both the layout and the picture! :)Amy

  3. Like the CAS layout of the 2 of you. Especially like the "smile" moment photo and the embossing. Glad you entered the challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. lovely...and we know she is smiling!

  5. AAA+++ Fab layout, Susan!

  6. Ah so cute. You've created a beautiful layout. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.


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