Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene approaching
The entire East Coast is caught up in following the progress of the Hurricane Irene. There is a state of emergency declared for most places and many people have evacuated from the shore towns and low lying areas. We rarely get this type of weather here and I was very surprised to see a local jewelry shop boarded up for the storm. In our area it will be a "tropical storm" instead of a hurricane but high winds and lots and lots of rain are expected.
Since we have been warned about possible power outages, I am trying to get all of my wedding items finished as fast as I can. I had planned a schedule to complete everything before we leave for California but I hurried up to get all of the most essential items printed and cut on Saturday.
I am using the Silhouette SD for most of the items because there is a certain font that we are trying to use consistently for all of the wedding items and I can print and cut this font with the Silhouette Studio program. There are a couple of items that I may cut with the Cricut which don't need the font as part of the design. Do you think that my Silhouette mat will survive?
By reading through forums and message boards I have discovered that the Cricut mats that are cut to fit can be used in the Silhouette. Fortunately, I just bought some of the large mats (12 x 24) in the last big sale at cricutmachine.com when they were only $5 for a pack of two. I am also a little worried about the blade since I don't have a spare. I don't think they are readily available locally (particularly since no one is supposed to be going out in the storm and most stores are closed). If we have to, we'll move on to Plan "B" for a few items!
I did get a couple of nice packages this week. My new "Sophie" cartridge from the Cricut Circle arrived Thursday and the "All Wrapped Up" cartridge for the Imagine that I ordered a week or so ago arrived Saturday. The bright colors on this cartridge are so pretty - they will chase away all thoughts of the bad weather! I'll have more to share about this cartridge tomorrow. I will be posting here and on the Scrappy-go-Lucky blog as long as I have power and internet service...
I hope you are staying safe and dry! If you are in an area far from the storm please send some positive thoughts this way. There have been a lot of flights cancelled and we need to get to California!
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