Friday, October 28, 2016

It's Not So Scary & Very Merry!!!

This time tomorrow we'll be in the air & on our way to Port Orleans French Quarter!

Love this resort!  Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter.  Can't wait to have a beignet!

Pretty fountain!

Will this be our building?  Can't wait to find out!

We're going to take a ride on the riverboat to Disney Springs!  One of the perks of staying at the Port Orleans sister resorts, French Quarter & Riverside!

On Halloween we're going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!  The Boo to You Parade is one of Disney World's best!

And then we'll be attending the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the year on November 7th!  Who can resist Toy Soldiers, and Mickey & Minnie in their Christmas finest!

Hopefully my husband will be able to walk during the Christmas Party after running his first half marathon on Sunday, November 6th during Disney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend!  Good luck honey!

We'll be sampling all kinds of goodies throughout the week at Epcot's annual International Food & Wine Festival.  Hope I don't gain back any of the fifteen pounds I just lost at Weight Watchers!  I think I'll bring my scale with me!

Stay tuned for lots of Food & Wine pics!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pine Burst!


I'm LOVING working with this stamp from Penny Black, called Pine Burst!  It's my first of her stamps, and I'm finding it very versatile.  This was the birthday card I made for my 83 year old mom, and she thought it was beautiful.  I stamped it in Ranger's Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then colored the berries in with my Tombow Dual Brush Watercolor Markers.  I lightly shaded the background with watercolor pencils, then blended everything with a very light touch of water. When dry, I stamped Happy Birthday using a stamp from the Close to my Heart "Birthday Script" stamp set.  I sprinkled the wreath with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter, and attached a small twine bow.  Voila!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It's a glass pumpkin patch!

My daughter-in-law, Steph, gives me a hand blown glass pumpkin every year for my birthday, picked from the glass pumpkin patch at the Wheaton Arts' Festival of Fine Craft. Love them! Thanks, Steph!  Here's this year's addition!

My own glass pumpkin patch!

Have to keep them out of reach of little hands!