Friday, August 29, 2008

Mother Nature's Finest

Took these last night on Interstate 4 in Auberndale,FL... just thought they were so pretty... The sunset was taken going over the Howard Franklin Bridge in Tampa last night.Hopefully you can see the rainbow behind the gas prices!

And man that's high for gas here in FL these days..

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Welcome to School..

I'm excited as today I found out my internship will be with 4th and 5th graders at the school in the pic. above... so happy for that I think.. LOL!

Lots of work this coming semester in my 3 other classes that I doubt I'll be scrapping much... should be fun!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2 More Sweets.....

Still have to put the title on but cupcakes are from Sweet
Which I found after reading Jessica's blog!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Unexpected Turn and some scrapping.....

Looks like again we skirted this storm.. How this thing in the tropics works I will never ever know. Looks like Fay will try to follow in Charley's footsteps only she will be much weaker.. Thank goodness!!!

All this stress of hurricanes has made me scrap...

The first page I did for a sketch challenge over on MMFY...
The second was just a page I was looking to do for a while....just the perfect line. I am not sure where I saw this page idea, but it is very similar to someone else..

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Getting WAY to close for comfort...

THIS IS STILL A BIG WAIT AND SEE GAME..Remember the 2004 season Hurricane Charley was expected to hit Tampa Bay and at the last second hit south and came thru the state up into Orlando....

according to
Forecasters extended a hurricane watch north to Tarpon Springs (we are just a bit south of this) as Tropical Storm Fay grazed the southern coast of Cuba and headed on a path that could take the storm just west of Pinellas County as a hurricane.

The forecast track for the storm shifted Sunday afternoon to take Fay over the Gulf of Mexico west of the Tampa Bay area on Tuesday evening with winds near 85 mph and close enough to possibly bring hurricane force winds to the coast.

The change in track exposes the Tampa Bay area to more a more serious storm surge threat than if the storm crawled up the peninsula east of Tampa as earlier forecasts predicted.

In addition, the different track would put the Tampa Bay area on the eastern side of the storm, where the winds are strongest and extend farthest from the center.

On the latest track, Fay would likely pass about 30 miles west of Pinellas at roughly 8 p.m. on Tuesday after crossing Cuba and going west of the Keys.

That would expose much of Pinellas and coastal counties to the north to possible hurricane-force winds of 75 mph or higher, and from Sarasota County north to sustained tropical storm winds of more than 40 mph.

The hurricane center expects winds of about 40 mph to extend more than 100 miles from the storm's center about the time it heads by the Tampa Bay area.

Waiting Game...

this is the part I hate. Waiting to see where they go.....

off to clean the bathtub and then scrap....

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where it will go....Nobody Knows

The arrow shows where I am currently at my mom's house. Personally WAY TO CLOSE...

Friday, August 15, 2008

I remember why I hate Aug-Sept.

Looks like Fay will be making her way into the Gulf this coming weekend....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

So Happy!!!

When I left high school I received the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship that paid 75% of my tution. With the math and economics grades I got I unfortunately lost it about 2 years ago. Back in May I got something in the mail from FL DOE about reinstatement for the scholarship-I figured it was to late. Well yesterday I called to ask if there was a way to still get it. They told me this year was the last year to use it. I still have 26 available credit hours that will be paid.. well 75% of the hours will be paid. I only have 22 left!!! THANK YOU FLORIDA LOTTERY!!! Even though I don't play you...

this morning I got an email confirming that I had filled out all the paperwork online and i checked this morning to see that it looks like I was approved... Word here-think I am here, not exactly sure.... but that's a nice little pocket full of change if approved!!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I've fallen in love...

with a new paper line for scrapbooking that is...

It is quite often that I fall for lines that just grab me. Making Memories Passport, Bella Journey collection from Bo Bunny and others in recent years...

I now have one that I think will produce some of the most amazing pages I'll create...

I'm usually not a big fan of this company. I have a few sheets here and there, but for some reason this line just grabbed me..

this paper in particular is one that I am in love with...

I have one layout done just no pic. yet that is so awesome, and another that is in the finishing stages w.o a picture. My pictures are back at my apartment so will have to add them later..

I'm also very excited by a line I haven't noticed in the past. Being the quote junkie that I am I am truly in love with the rub-ons from Daisy Bucket Designs.
found here:

here are a few I love:

oh and here is just one of the stamps:

Monday, August 11, 2008

First off it's been a while since I last wrote.. well it feels like it anyway.
I've been exploring cruises actually, not that I'm going but a girl can dream right???

I'm at my mom's and got some scrapping in at night while watching the Olympics. Always fun!

Here's one page for the cruise book,

and the rest are for friend's circle journals...

favorite Disney characters....

passions and pleasures....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Anybody want to come with me?

Also to include excursions such as

The tour through Coyaba River Gardens features flora, springs and waterfalls and streams. The Coyaba Museum is testimony to the first known inhabitants of the island, the Arawak Indians. Next, visit Dunn's River Falls, a 600 ft. high waterfall that you may climb or view from the platform, or just enjoy the other facilities that include a beach, park and craft shopping.

Enjoy a drive through Ocho Rios in air-conditioned comfort to Fern Gully, once the course of a gushing river, has since been diverted, resulting in a scenic growth of ferns caressed by rocks and clefts.

The experience continues with a stop at the incredible Shaw Park Gardens and Falls. Your encounter with nature then brings you to the wonderful Dunn's River Falls, where you may climb the falls or swim at the beach before returning to the ship or be dropped off at a shopping center located within walking distance of the pier.

Take a tour through the charming city of George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands. Stop at the Conch Shell House, constructed entirely of the trumpet shells of the mollusk, and the town of Hell, whose name was inspired by its unusual rock formations. Visit the Turtle Farm, an interactive sea-turtle nursery where green and hawksbill turtles are bred and raised.
Explore a seemingly endless stretch of magnificent coastline at Grand Cayman's world-famous Seven-Mile Beach.
Surround yourself with exotic marine life and huge coral formations as you explore the underwater world in a submarine.

Monday, August 4, 2008

a layout and a few cards

Did a layout last night that I absolutely love.... it came out perfect!

made some cards last night using paper from my scrap drawers and stamps...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

This pups in style...

Some new stuff

A few of these pages I have had done for a bit just haven't posted till now..

the baby ones and the cards I did last night!!!

Did the cards with scraps and of course they are my favorite color!! Purple!! Woohoo!

some baby pics...

Cruise Pages

Wisconsin Domes

Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's been fun with two weeks of remembering fond places I've visited over the years. Thanks for visiting and playing along....

Maybe I'll play this again sometime....

But to announce a winner....

Arleen has won with 7pts.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Talk about the dog days of summer, here is how I found Maggie this morning as I sat on the computer. I have a little fan and I often just turn it on to circulate air.. Maggie apparently found it very useful..

DT Project, Pages, and Cards

My last DT Creations for Making Memories For You..