Good morning. If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I am a Close To My Heart crafter. So rarely do I ever find a kit by another company that I like as well as CTMH. But gosh, I couldn't resist this adorable Fall Fever kit by Echo Park. Like really?! Owls...woodgrain paper...need I say more?
Paper: Fall Fever (Echo Park), Sky CS, Sweet Leaf CS, Sorbet CS (CTMH)
Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Colonial White Bitty Brads (retired), Chocolate Embroidery Floss (retired) (CTMH), Fall Fever Stickers (Echo Park)
Call me crazy, but I hand cut that blue scallop paper from a Magic template I had laying around. Sometimes, a little fussy cutting is just what the doctor ordered. I hand-stitched at the top to give it some extra dimension.
I found this sketch the other day at ScrapMuch? blog. My untouched Echo Park kit came immediately to mind. I love this woodgrain paper and wanted it to be the star of the show. The bones of this layout went together in under 15 minutes. I spent an hour with my hubby on the couch watching Building Wild on Saturday night as I stitched away. He thinks I'm crazy to stitch on paper. LOL
I plan to use a couple of cute pic's I got of the kids back in November sitting up on a trailer we haul wood with. I think it may have been the last day we stacked wood before snow came. My daughter got busy flexing her muscles and telling me that she was strong because she drinks lots of milk. :) Have a great day!