A photh of our newest grandson, Pierce, taken when he was just a few hours old. I used MME On the Bright Side collection for this layout. To make the bottom portion of the layout, I cut 2x2 inch squares and a 3/8 inch plaid strip and adhered them to a piece of solid orange (from an older collection from MME). I punched the edge of the strip with a MS punch prior to dry embossing. Then I embossed the 12 inch strip with an embossing folder from Stampin Up. To do this, you have to run the strip through the cuttlebug lengthwise, with the folder going across it. I'll put a little tutorial on my blog for more detailed directions. The tag for the title was cut with a Spellbinder die, and then I traced the white tag on the inside of the orange one and hand cut it. I added a lot of faux stitching to the "quilt" and around the white edges. The bear hanging over the edge of the quilt was cut with the Cameo. The giraffe, the blue bear, and the baby shoes were stamped and then hand cut after stamping. I made photo corners for the top of the photo (using a tutorial that you can find on my blog). Title letters are chipboard letters that I colored with Copics, then added a layer of glossy accents. The butterflies were punched with a MS punch and glittered up with stickles. Journaling is tucked behind the top of the photo and reads:
Pierce, you were born on October 10, 2011. I wasn't at the hospital on the day you were born, because your Grandpa was in the hospital, too, and I was with him. I came to the hospital where you were born later that evening because I couldn't wait to see you and hold you in my arms. You weighed 7 lbs 11.2 ounces and were 19.25 inches long….but you felt so tiny in my arms! I was amazed at how bright-eyed you were. You seem to be aware of everything around you. In this photo, you are just a few hours old…but look how alert you are! You are such a beautiful little boy…and I'm so happy that you're finally here!