Friday, February 21, 2014

A Gold Medal Day & A Challenge

Happy Friday friends!

We made it through another week, and welcome in the weekend.  The last few days of the Olympics.  I always find it bittersweet when they come to an end.  Happy b/c I don't feel like I'm always missing out on something when I can't be home with the tv on.  Yet happy to get back to real life again (you know all the cleaning, and cooking that didn't really happen for the previous 14 days?!).  Yesterday was an amazing day for Canada in Sochi for Canadians.  First Jennifer Jones and her crew won us a Gold Medal in curling.  The will go down in history as the first Canadian team to undefeated all the way to gold.  Second was the Women's Hockey gold medal win.  It was a game that many (myself included) will say they didn't deserve to win, especially if you're just taking into account the first two periods.  They just didn't seem to play with as much fire in their belly as the US Women were, and their shots were being blocked left right and centre, by both the goalie, and the amazing defence players.  But....they tied it up laaaaate in the 3rd, and found a way to win in overtime.  It was unbelievable.  So happy the hubs and I were both home to watch it together.  Here are our proud Women.

This photo still makes my eyes tear up a little.  It was definitely an emotional win for us, and an even more emotional loss for the US women.  As happy as I am for our girls, my heart still aches for the US team who will likely, be replaying this loss for many months to come.  Anyone else a little crazy about the Olympics?

I posted a challenge over at Scraptastic last week, and thought I would share it with you here too. I showed you just a sneak of the layout I created in my Valentine's post.  Here is the entire project.
Created with the January Breath again kit.
The Add-On stamp set had so many great stamps, I tried to incorporate as many as I could.  Including using one stamped on the kraft tag insert.  I just love the way the white looks on the kraft cardstock.
The challenge is to use hearts on a project this month.  You have until March 5th and 11:59pm EST to link up to this challenge, and you are NOT required to use the kit to play along.  The prize is a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You can link your entry up here.  I would love to see some of you play along.

Thanks for stopping by today friends.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I have been so busy this time ... I have hardly watched at all :( I loveeeeeeeee your lo! LOVING the colors and the hearts!!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Great layout Sherri! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. More info on my blog at

Leslie Germain said...

Lovely layout!! Beautiful pictures. My DD is 11 also!! (and loves to dance too).