My friend, Stacy, could work for the Chamber of Commerce! She takes wonderful pictures, often of places in our state I've never seen. When I saw THIS POST of the holiday lights at Shore Acres Botanical Garden, I determined to go see the display & hubby agreed. Turned out my day off yesterday was "perfect" Oregon beach weather. For those of you who don't live here, that means no rain or heavy fog & we actually had sunshine much of the day! I love Christmas lights (my dad always drove the family around town to see them) so it was really special for me.
Today I got hubby's Christmas card done using Penny Black's holly berries die, 51-019 & stamps flourish holly, 4339K & the wonder, 30-040. The holly is stamped in the upper corner using Distress Ink antique linen & the edges are sponged with the same ink & a bit of vintage photo. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia & the embossing folder is Tim Holtz. I used watercolor paper for the die cut & then colored it with Gelatos blended with a damp finger. Stickles are added to the berries.
I'm entering the challenge at Through The Purple Haze where the prize is 3 new Penny Black stamp sets! Since I used a scrap of wc paper, I'm also entering at Pixies Snippets Playground & the stamping qualifies for SSS Monday & the Stickles qualifies for SSS Wednesday.
I know you're busy--thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Edited to Add: Entering Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge.