Yeah... me too.
Lisa over at PapertreyInks Make it Monday posted the most excellent tutorial explaining how to mask with dies. Why didn't I ever think of this??? I'm a stenciling, masking fool and yet this brilliant way to use my dies never crossed my mind. Not once.
See the pretty I made:
How about now?
And I got to use lots of my Papertrey lovelies: Victorian Lace Border, Beautiful Blooms II, Make a Wish
The challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog this week is Show Some Distressing. Um... distressing is my thing so I was ALL IN! Like cannon-balling into the deep end of the pool on a hot day, all in!
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey were such a perfect match for the MyMindsEye Fine and Dandy paper that it was easy. All I need to do was distress the living heck out of my edges with my Cutterbees and my Tim Holtz Distressing tool and I was good to go.
And finally, I used this GORGEOUS sketch from Sketchy Thursdays: