Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stampin Up! September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit

We are home from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and once we were unpacked and had lunch, I checked on challenges for today. Y'all know I don't do CAS very often, but look what I did for Less Is More Challenge #348 Watercolor


It can't get much more simpler than that! It took 5 minutes to create my card, and I must admit...it's my first CAS that I have liked!

I watercolored the "splotch" with an aqua painter using Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, and Cajun Craze.  The gold leaf is from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

The "Hello" was previously die cut ~ borrowed from a friend. I used that so I could enter Inkspirational's Challenge #144 - Word Prompt
The simplicity of my layout was inspired by 
Sketch Saturday's Challenge #483, which was to pick a sketch from the archives between 215 and 482. As you can see, I chose #381 by Cathy.

It's good to be home again and thanks for looking!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Evening Post (second of the day!)

So, I've got a little bit of Stampin' Up for you and a little bit more of the Food & Wine Festival too. It's the end of our vacay so we go home tomorrow morning. BUT we might return in October and definitely in November and December.

This is the SU part...a picture of our shower curtain and curtains in the cabin at Ft. Wilderness...
Flower Medallions!

Color Theory Trees/Ferns!!

We are risk takers so we decided to take a chance and go back out when the rain let up at 5 PM. I took my poncho and we each had an umbrella...good thing...it POURED! We had an adventure trying to keep our beverages free from being watered down AND our food free from  acid rain! I carried two umbrellas to a table while Perry carried the beer. Then I went off to get our Irish sausages and colcannon and carried them under my poncho. Thank God for the umbrella table that was unoccupied. These pics don't even do the rain justice. Perry said all the umbrellas and ponchos ruined the wet tee shirt contests! It was coming down sideways by the time we got our crab cakes and wine so there was no way to protect that...it was all good anyway! We're done and it was fun!



A nice hot shower felt so good after riding back to the cabin in a refrigerated bus! This was not our first rodeo and it brought back memories of a night when we had NO ponchos and NO umbrellas...as a matter of fact, this was our fourth rodeo! We always get more sunny days than rainy. However, every time we have been to Disney, there has been 0% snow and 0% ice.

Thanks for joining me in our travels.


Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit September 2017

Last night we were too tired to go anywhere so we ordered a pepperoni pizza, watched Jeopardy and Wheel, then I made a card from my kit. Because the card is all fall colors, I am entering it in Mod Squad's Fall Colors Challenge

I didn't bring any supplies with me, except for the kit so it was a real challenge to follow their directions for making a card!

It was rewarding to see how complete they make these kits. This is a 3 x 3 card, which I will use as a place card for Thanksgiving! This is just the tip of the iceberg for what's inside this box. I am definitely ordering a refill!


For a sneak peek at October/November...

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To give you more of what you love, during October and November SU is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.

Two coordinating kits means that 1) you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, 2) you will have more creative options, and 3) you can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.


I look forward to ordering the October/November kits for myself. YOU can order these two kits by clicking on the top left "button". You must order by October 10 for the October kit and by November 10 for the November kit. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them.


If you are a first time subscriber, you will also receive a stamping block with your first kit. If you are a returning customer, I welcome you back and I'm sure you will not be disappointed that you rejoined.

Thanks for looking!




Thursday, September 28, 2017

More Food & Wine Festival 2017

Today we rode Living with the Land and then went to Thailand, Mexico and Germany for lunch! Thailand has a shrimp and scallop cake with cold noodle salad. It was very spicy hot so we know we don't want the beef. Fortunately, the cold noodle salad calmed our taste buds. It is not something we would order again.


The Singha Lager was quite tasty and VERY cold!

At Mexico, we went for the shrimp taco as we have had it every year we go. This year it had changed and not for the better. We asked one person how the beef taco was as we have had that in years past and he said not so good, so we skipped that. We had a Dos Equis to wash it down!

Traveling around the world in a day is thirsty work so we stopped at Germany for an Oktoberfest and bratwurst...again, like the other day, it did not disappoint!





Of course, we had to stop at England for a Bass Ale and Inness & Gunn.

Last stop was the Festival Center to try a couple of reds to go with our Ghiardelli. We tried the Kay Brothers Shiraz and the Craggy Range Pinot Noir...both were top notch but they had none for sale...good thing...I priced them when we got back to the cabin!




We had a wonderful day again and can't believe tomorrow is our last day. We still have not tasted all we wanted. Good thing we are returning in November for my birthday!

Cheers!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

No Stampin' Up! ... only Epcot and Luau!

The only part of this post that is Stampin' Up! related is that I saw a ton of clothing that reminded me of SU DSP and stamp sets! I have no crafting supplies here to use to replicate what I saw!!

We scratched our plans at Magic Kingdom and returned to Epcot Food and Wine Festival before going to the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. For now, I'm just going to post random pics as it is late!

















All I can say is, you DON'T want to climb that tree!!!





Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Magic Kingdom or Epcot, yet again?

We have fast passes for Magic Kingdom tomorrow BUT we haven't tried all the tapas and wine/beer from Epcot yet.  We have reservations at the Spirit of Aloha tomorrow night at 5:15 PM for our 48th anniversary so we don't want to get too full at lunch. Those Polynesians put on quite a feast! What a dilemma again!! Which park should we bless with our presence (and charge card!)?

Today was a mixed bag...at Disney Springs we were not successful in playing Santa Claus for our friend. We were successful in tasting more food and wine at Epcot BUT there were some disappointing dishes. 

Boursin Cheese Tart was a disappointment

Beef Stroganoff with Spaetzle was a winner!

Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Lemongrass Avocado Crema was a winner!

Shrimp Spinach Dip with WAAAAY too much garlic really disappointed!

We were totally successful at England again with our beer...and we were partially successful at Animal Kingdom. The safari did not disappoint although we didn't see hippos or lions this time around. Our Modelos at Tiffins Lounge were reviving BUT our ride at Pandora was broken and so were we from the heat and humidity so we went back to our cabin. We can try for Pandora again in November.

I didn't have a chance to make a card today but maybe I'll attempt something with my Paper Pumpkin kit tomorrow morning...unless we go on that mission again! or...back to Epcot for an early tasting...stay tuned!

Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree

Today we are going to Animal Kingdom and this card which I made back in 2015 reminds me of the tree of life and the Savanna. It was a CASE from Tamra Davis. The stamp sets are retired, with the exception of Sheltering Tree


Yesterday was spent at Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The evening was spent watching the new fireworks at Magic Kingdom from Top of the World Lounge. The only way you can get there from the campground is by boat so we had a lovely boat ride back and forth. For those of you who know me, you know there will be pics of food, beverages and sunsets. Be prepared...

We got our pins for 48 years of marriage, this month's pin for the Food and Wine Festival, and I couldn't pass up another cookbook! The wine we chose to have at the Festival center was the Pinot Noir from Oregon.



Lobster Roll at Hops & Barley


Not so crispy pork belly from Brazil (better in years past)

The moon looks so tiny compared to the Contemporary Hotel and parking lots!

Space Mountain and the Castle

Pork Sliders at TOW

Margherita Flatbread at TOW

Malbec

Sunset view from Top of the World Lounge (for DVC members only)

We are also on a mission to Disney Springs today for a friend. I hope we are successful as it will make someone very happy at Christmas!

Thanks for looking!