Monday, February 24, 2014


Well, it was a weekend to smile! The Olympics in Sochi, Russia wrapped up and, as a Canadian, I couldn't be more proud of my country!  Under the slogan, #WE ARE WINTER!, Canadian athletes did very well, ranking third overall behind Russia and Norway, with 10 gold medals. This was not quite as good as the results from Vancouver 2010 Olympics, but because both of our hockey teams, men's and women's won Gold, we are all very happy!  Here's a quick montage of some memorable Canadian moments of the Winter Games:


The last photo is of Jennifer Jones, the skip of the Canadian Women's Curling Team who became the first women's team to go through to Olympic gold undefeated!

In honour of the games today, I created a card for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #192.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the card I came up with:

  • I guess I should have made it red and black, but Crisp Cantaloupe is such a favourite of mine that it's hard to resist.  I'm also enamoured with Sweet Sorbet DSP and Sweet Sorbet accessories.  I'm always reaching for them and they really make me smile!
  • The sketch is a simple one and I thought that the Happy Day stamp set would give a perfect but simple message for the design.
  • Not sure about the cork stickers from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack, but once on, they won't come off, so there it is!  No, seriously, they are very cute and add a great touch to the card!
  • I used the Banners Framelits to cut the Basic Black flag.  I had originally layered a Summer Starfruit banner on top of it, but removed it because it competed with the main image due to it's brightness.
  • I picked up the Coastal Cabana in the DSP with a little Coastal Cabana coloured twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack.
  • Both the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, and the Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack can be earned free during Sale-A-Bration.  When you place a minimum $60 order (before tax and shipping), you can choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure free!
How did your country do in the Winter Olympics?  Did you enjoy watching the athletes compete?  Let me know with a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you!

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Michelle Gleeson said...

Congratulations to Canada and her residents on their Olympic success. Heather I think the Crisp Cantaloupe is perfect as it is bright and cheery to catch your sentiment for your athletes. Thanks for playing with the pals this week.

Sandie Conner said...

Very pretty! The colors are soft and sweet, your card does bring a smile to my face. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week.

Patti MacLeith said...

Heather, very nice card and post! So happy for you! Thank you for coming over the the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. Come back soon!

holly said...

heather, your cards are always incredible. the description of how and why and where products are used helps me to case when i chose to. the part of your post that i love as well, are the small boxes at the end describing exactly what is needed to create the product, thanks for this.

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, Holly. It's good to know what is helpful for my readers!