I don't remember how I stumbled on it, but I found a challenge blog called Try Stampin' on Tuesday that I have never participated in before. They have a sketch this week that is pretty nifty, so I combined it with the color challenge at Create With Connie and Mary.
Connie and Mary have created a color challenge that includes Concord Crush which is one of the colors retiring in just a few short weeks. Since I've been trying (somewhat sporadically) to use up these retiring colors, I find this very thoughtful of them!
I used this color with a little DSP from Lap of Luxury. I actually didn't like this paper pack all that much, except for this particular sheet of Concord Crush. It's got this wonderful leafy design that you can see a hint of in the photo. The flower from Raining Flowers is stamped in Marina Mist. I stamped off on the bottom layer to give it a bit more contrast with the top one.
Earlier today I went to a ceremony honoring my father. He has been involved with his local VFW for about 50 years and today the VFW dedicated and named their meeting room for him. He didn't know that this was happening - he thought he was going to a fund raiser! Instead what he got was a dinner and ceremony with about 90 people. It was quite an emotional day for him. We're so proud of him and happy that he was acknowledged for his dedication and service.
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