Head on over and give Sketch #209 a try.
I'll post my layout as soon as I'm done. I've got the pic, the papers, the embellies and everything else I need. Now, I just need to put it all together!
I used an EK Success border punch for the scallops. To make the dotted circle I used The Crafter's Workshop plastic stencil. All the papers came from Colorbok Rustic Earth paper pack.
I used Tim Holtz Sprokets for the "O's". I think it was a perfect touch! I also used Thickers for the title. Once they were adhered, I decided to sand them a little bit so they weren't so clean. After all, the rest of the layout was shabby.
The date spot came from Maya Road. I also decided to rough up the edges of this too. The full on black was just to crisp for this layout.
I used my Sew Easy tool with the zigzag head for the stitching. This was actually the first time I used this tool. I do not have the recommended mat for it, so I just used my mouse pad. It worked pretty well, but I was trying to poke through 2 and 3 sheets of cardstock. I don't doubt that if I woulda pressed harder, it woulda gone through perfectly. but I didn't want to risk ruining the paper since I hadn't used this before. It's really fun to use!
This was such a fun sketch to work with! You really need to check it out!