Friday, August 26, 2011


Okay, first we have an 5.9 earthquake in VIRGINIA of all places!  Definitely not something you think about living here.  And now it looks like Hurricane Irene is making a dead run for us in Virginia Beach!  So we spent the day battening down the hatches for the hurricane.  We have been through this before as we lived in Charleston, SC when it took a dead on hit from Hurricane Hugo, so we know what to do.  Luckily we are just out of the storm surge zone, so we're not evacuating, but it will be a BUMPY ride!  I'm still holding out hope that it will move east and go out to sea...

Besides hurricane prep, I also spent time cleaning up my studio, labeling and putting away new products received (LOVE it!) and getting more Dauber Cases ready for when the daubers arrive Monday (if Irene doesn't intervene).  I figured I better not start any new projects and have stuff out all over the room just in case our big tree decides to fall on my studio. it would matter if things were out when a tree falls on you!  But, it feels better being put away when you're expecting a storm!  :o)

Someone posted this on SUDSOL and I just HAD to share it with some personal tweaks!

  1. Overnight any necessary stampin’ supplies needed to lock myself inside safe from the storm.  DONE! - lots of new things to play with from the upcoming Holiday Mini.
  2. Purchase battery operated lamps for my studio.
  3. Stock up on batteries for the lamp, my battery operated fan, radio, etc.
  4. Purchase necessary crafting sustenance – lots of water, Sprite Zero, pretzels, yogurt and CHOCOLATE!
  5. Download and print ideas I have saved to CASE on my computer in case the power goes out
  6. Charge cell phone, iPod (to jam to music while stamping), laptop, etc.
  7. Wash some comfy short sets, so they are ready to live in for the day or many days as it may be.
  8. Charge camera battery (consider purchasing extra camera battery) because you know we need to take pictures of the storm to scrapbook it!
Of course, this is all tongue-in-cheek!  PLEASE be sure to take all the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe throughout this event!

I'll leave you with a picture of the uber-cute bat treat cone that Shelli made at the Charlotte Regional last weekend.  I will be working on a tutorial for this as soon as the storm passes...


  1. Stay safe and thoughts and prayers go out to everyone along the eastern coast who are in the path of hurricane Irene

  2. Many prayers are being sent your way, as well as all up and down the coast....this is one time I am thankful to live in Indiana!!

  3. Stay safe. Sending prayers to everyone in Irene's path. I live in Florida and Charlie hit us in 2004, so I know what it is like. I am thankful the winds have decreased today.


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