Today in History: August 24
First of all, Hurricane Harvey is barreling towards our southern Texas coast. Hopefully it will lose some steam when it hits land. The weather folks are saying there is nothing to push it up or eastward so it might hang around for awhile. I’m sure my customers and downline will seize the opportunity to stay inside and craft!
As a result of being a bit of a history buff I looked up to see Today in History: August 24 for other years. What I found was pretty interesting!
This is the 1992 Hurricane Andrew at peak intensity over the Bahamas on August 23. It hit landfall in South Florida on August 24. Some interesting facts I found:
- Hurricane Andrew had humble beginnings, starting as a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa on Aug. 14, 1992. Hurricane Harvey also started as a Tropical Storm.
- The hurricane made landfall near Homestead in the early morning hours of Aug. 24, 1992. Hurricane should make landfall in the early hours of Saturday, August 26.
- Warnings of Hurricane Andrew’s arrival led to massive evacuations across Florida, Louisiana and Texas. In South Florida, 55,000 left the Florida Keys, 517,000 abandoned Miami-Dade County, 300,000 left Broward County, and 315,000 fled Palm Beach County.
- Hurricane Andrew’s winds were thought to be 145 miles per hour at its height, but the data was revisited in 2002 and determined to be 165 miles per hour. This bumped the hurricane’s previous ranking from a Category 4 to a Category 5. The storm is now expected hit the central Texas coast with a combination of winds of 115 miles (185 km) per hour and heavy rains
- The morning of Aug. 24, 1992, a storm tide of 4 to 6 feet was measured in Biscayne Bay. Heights as high as nearly 17 feet were measured at the waterfront Burger King International Headquarters.
- In Florida, almost 8 inches of rain came down in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. The most rainfall from Hurricane Andrew was in Hammond, La. with almost 1 foot of rain. Harvey will cause a storm surge that will flood parts of the Texas coast as it makes landfall and linger for days over the state, dumping up to 30 inches (76.2 cm) of rain in some areas
Seems like there are so many similarities here; perhaps I should have been a meteorologist…lol!
Even though we are several hours from hurricane season in south Texas, our weather here in Dallas is definitely showing signs of Fall. So, I thought today’s project needed an autumn theme. In addition, I surely do love my Pumpkin Spice Lattes, how about you?
The Merry Café Stamp Set coordinates beautifully with the Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I love suggesting products that work well together, saving my customers money! If you missed yesterday’s “Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies” post, click here to read helpful tips on using (and even saving money with) your ink pads.
Instructions, including supplies and measurements for today’s card follow. Everything can be purchased online at my Stampin’ Up! store. Happy shopping! 🙂
- Stamps: Merry Cafe Stamp Set 
- Ink : Garden Green  , Cajun Craze  , Early Espresso 
- Card Stock : Crumb Cake  , Early Espresso  , Very Vanilla  , Peekaboo Peach  , Garden Green , Painted Autumn DSP 
- Tools & Adhesive : Coffee Cups Framelits Dies , Linen Thread , Stampin’ Dimensionals , Glue Dots 
- Crumb Cake: 4 ¼ x 11” card base; 2 x 2 for sentiment
- Early Espresso CS: 3 x 4 ”
- Vey Vanilla CS: 2 ¾ x 3 ¾ ”
- Peekaboo Peach: 2 ½ x 3 ½ for coffee cup
- Garden Green: scrap for straw toper
- Designer paper: design with squares -2 x 4 ¼ “ for card front, early espresso design – scrap for die cutting the lid, design with pumpkins – scrap to cut pumpkins
- Create card front from Crumb Cake CS by scoring at 5 ½”.
- Lay down designer paper on top of the card front, do not adhere yet, just mark approximately where it will be. Stamp outlined leaf in Garden Green ink on top and bottom of the marked lines. Repeat the same with flourish image using Cajun Craze ink. Randomly stamp splatter image with Early Espresso ink. Adhere designer paper to the stamped Crumb Cake card front. Set aside.
- Stamp “Happy fall” image into scrap of crumb cake and cup image on peekaboo peach CS with Cajun craze ink. Die cut both imaged. Die cut cup lid from early espresso designer paper. Dies cut straw toper from garden green paper.
- Adhere Very vanilla piece to Early Espresso piece.
- Stamp outlined leaf in Garden Green on the die cut cup. Adhere cup to the center of very vanilla piece, adhere sentiment to the cup front. Add lid with dimensionals and straw toper with glue dot. Adhere everything to the card front with dimensionals.
- Fussy cut the pumpkins from designer paper. Adhere them with dimensinals to the bottom right corner of the card.
- Make a bow from linen thread, adhere to the pumpkin with glue dot folded in half.
Thanks for stopping by today and if I can help you at all, please do give me a shout!