The Olympic Torch comes to our community...

Here's a picture of me and my youngest son at the Olympic Torch Event in our community.

Hubby took the picture, and as you can see I am the official flag bearer
of our group. We all had a myriad of flags - Canadian Flags, BC flags, even
Coke flags etc. I ended up with so many at any one time because they were
handed off to me for picture taking, picking up kids to see the entertainment
and the flame etc.

The flag waving was so wild that they didn't all stand up to the day, but we did! We had a great time!

I even spotted a Torch bearer and got a picture of our son and our friends son holding the torch, what a thrill for them!! Go Canada !!!

Sweet Storage Idea

I love... an organized space and everything in its place;
and I also like my storage to look good too.

Here's an idea I hope you find sweet.

To store an assortment of cardmaking, scrapbooking,
or other craft supplies; try using take out boxes
sold at party supply, craft and dollar stores.

You can jazz them up with your personal style.

You can even buy seasonal/holiday themed ones
which can help you easily identify what's in the box.
Otherwise add a label you made yourself or purchase
some at a stationary supplier.

What you store in them is up to you.

For example: you might store embellishments, ribbon,
small stamps, ink pads or a combination of all in a
theme that matches the box if you are a cardmaker.

You also have the added benefit of hanging these boxes
from their metal handles; which frees up space in your
work area.

If you buy these at the end of the season/holiday they
go on sale by 50 % or more - BONUS !!

If you use this sweet storage idea would you be sweet
enough to email me your results. Whether you decorate a
plain take out box or use a printed take out box that's
pretty enough as is - I myself, and I'm sure others; would
love to see yours.
The Olympic Torch to light the cauldron at B.C. Place Stadium.

I think it should be Terry Fox's Mom along with Michael J. Fox. Perhaps Michael J. Fox passing it to Terry Fox's mom. Or as I heard mention of holograms how about a hologram of Terry Fox - how about he passes the torch to his mom who then lights the cauldron, or they could make it look as though they are doing it together at the same time. Preceeded of course by Michael J. Fox handing it off to them. Isn't technology great!? Let's see who it will be?
It's finally here the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Vancouver, Canada. My home town. I am hoping we do Canada proud. I have seen some - what I would call - surreal and spectacular opening ceremonies of past Winter Olympics. I only hope the visionaries of this one can live up to my expectations. I don't know what to expect, except that (if we could harness the energy in that stadium) it should keep the roof of B.C. place stadium up without the use of electricity for the duration of the Olympic Games. My vision would be for the opening ceremonies to include all of the native tribes each to represent a color of the olympic rings. They would come in - each first representing the sun, sky, sea, land, and maybe a cloud to represent snow. They would circle the stadium as these elements as a narrator begins to tell a story about 'the begining' starting with the sun; followed by the other elements each with their own story. Each element would be members of the tribes moving in unison to portray their element. For exampe the sun - each tribal member dressed in reddish/orange native dress with the tone on tone Native Olympic apparrel available on some clothing that we have seen already; they would join together as a circle to represent the sun. The sky would be represented by another tribe in sky blue tone on tone Native Olympic robes moving as a block of color or rows of alternating shades of sky blue. Land would be represened by green, much like the sky. Sea would be a combination of green and blue waves made by rows of people walking in alternating colors of green & blue each color in a wavy row. White would represent a cloud bringing rain and snow and could be represented as a cloud by people holding hands in a cloud shape followed by a number of members outside the group with more space around each so they look like snow coming from the cloud. After they pass around the stadium once they would enter the center of the stadium each changing into an Olympic ring of the same color. To continue - a native group would enter into each ring same colors again as the ring itself and proceed to drum, dance and sing in their native voice, with a colored ring dance in each as well (if you have ever seen their ring dances, you know what I am talking about). This is what I dreamed up as a beginning to something awesome. Lets see what happens!