I was so excited today when I was scrolling through my blog roll and found that Stacey over at Stacey's Stamping Stage
selected my card here
to be one of her Act16 Curtain Call Colour Challenge Card winners from last week!! No way!! What a wonderful honour - thank you Stacey!!! Can't wait to play in this week's colour challenge :D
Hope to be back later today with Karen Giron's sketch challenge card, but I'm having such a hard time doing anything other than watch the Olympics!!! Hi, my name is Marisa, and I'm and Olympic-aholic......LOL! I have competed in so sports for years and have skied for over 30 so I just get a buzz when I watch the athletes pushing themselves to the limits and putting all their training to the ultimate test. Many things are going to be severely neglected over the next two weeks - maybe even card making GASP!! I'll try my best to squeeze everything in this week, but just giving you a heads up just in case LOL!
Canada won their first medal yesterday!! Go Canada Go!!! Jenn Heil won the Silver in the women's mogul competition. We were really hoping for a Gold medal as Canada has never won gold in any year we have hosted the Winter Olympics. However, Hannah Keamey had the run of her life and definitely deserved to win the Gold. You couldn't have asked for a better competition between the two and the close final score proved it.
It is beyond fun watching these Olympic games because of our hosting the games. I know where they are skiing, bobsledding etc. because I have actually skied those runs or been where the venues are. The city is totally energized and they can't bring in enough of the Olympic mittens! They thought they would sell about 1 million of them, but they have now sold over 2 million and are well on their way to 3 million! Think it is because they are only $10 so very affordable also very useful. Kids are wearing them all over the place :D
Can't wait to take the family down town to see the actual Olympic Flame and join in some of the excitement in the city.
Here are a few pictures from the Opening Ceremonies (not taken by me - I wish!!). The first one is the Olympic Cauldron they lit inside BC Place where one of the arms didn't come up - ugh! The next one is the Spirit Bear in the Opening Ceremonies, and the last one is the Olympic Cauldron in its permanent outdoor location in downtown Vancouver.
Thanks for letting me ramble. Have a great day and may your country do well in whatever events they are in!