On the whole the games were great to watch, and our athletes did great. I wasn't dazzled by the opening ceremonies like I was for the Beijing games, but the human interest stories NBC presented really highlighted not only what a beautiful city Vancouver is, but Canada itself. I grew up on the boarder of Canada, and I felt a new found appreciation for the country and it's people. To my regret I decided to not watch the closing ceremonies, instead I watched the gorgeous Rupert Penry-Jones in "The 39 Steps" on my local PBS station. I didn't regret watching the movie as it was really good, but I should have set my DVR for that and watched the closing ceremonies, since it had Michael Bublé AND and he was dressed like a Mountie. You can't get any better than that! If you were a fan of Due South you'll know what I mean. I was glad I was able to catch a video of his performance the next night though. Click here to watch the closing ceremony video. All this just added to my excitement of going to see Michael in concert on March 13th, which was a wonderful birthday gift from my hubby.
Sadly now though the Olympics are over, which means there won't be any curling to watch for a while except for some odd match being played on one of the sports networks in the wee hours of the morning. (Side note: check out this video of Michael Bublé being taught how to curl ). I'm sure if the US team had done better things might be different, perhaps instead of graveyard shift curling it may have been bumped up a notch to a shot on a Sunday afternoon on a one of the lesser watched sports channels. But sadly the US team men's and women's team didn't just do badly, they were down right awful. Beyond the US teams disasterous performance, some great curling was played. The Canadian mens team was awesome, and played with great skill and precision. What a treat to watch! And who could forget the funky pants of the Norwegion mens team. Love it! Hopefully the overall higher profile of the sport during the 2010 games will bring more fans on board. I can only hope as 4 years is entirely too long to wait.
ATC 3.6.5. Challenge Update
Still going strong with my ATC per day. 2 months down and only 10 more to go. LOL!
My card from 2/27 is called "Music in my Heart" and was made starting with a playing card as a base. I next sanded the card to distress it and give it a little more tooth to hold the glue. Next I took a piece of striped paper for a KC and Company paper pack I had and cut a strip and inked the edges in Tsukineko Versa Magic chalk ink in gingerbread, then I added some Distress ink in Walnut ove the top of the chalk ink for a little more pop. The strip was then glued onto the card so the stripes were displayed diagonally. Next I ripped a strip from some red polka dotted paper and inked the edges with Distress ink in fired brick. I glued this strip down in a vertical line along the right edge of the card. Next I detail cut the lady from my Tweety Jill collage pack and glued her on top. I then topped it all off by stamping the musical notes on top in black ink. C.R. 3.5
The Birthday Girl
Lining up for the autograph bear
Big Sister Ashlyn
Cassidy with her new friend, Hello Kitty
Update on Daughter #1's redecoration project
With the wallpaper now, we decided on a color and got the paint. It's a dark raspberry. Here's some pictures of what it looked like after the first coat.
We learned some very important lessons with this part of our painting job.
First: Frogtape's green painters tape is great for walls, not for wallpaper or moulding. It will take the paint off the moulding, and sticks to the wallpaper too much, and actually ripped it in some places. Althouhg it probably would have helped if I had read the "How To's" on their website first.
Second: Pad type edgers are useless on paintable wallpaper. Since there is no tooth to the wallpaper all it did was smear paint instead of actually painting anything.
Third: We learned that it was better to put a coat on and let it dry, and then go back over to get the spots you may have missed. Again because there is no tooth to the wallpaper you can't touch up spots you've missed while the paint is wet,it just smears. Once we let the first coat dry we then put the second coat on, but I'll post pictures of that next time.
I've also just finished my photomanipulation class and will share my final photo's with you next time. As always your comments are welcome so please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!