Well, the long Memorial Day weekend is over and for many of us, it's back to the daily grind :[ I marched in the National Memorial Day parade on Monday, in my Battle Dress Uniform (heavy, hot material), in 100 degree weather. It was SO HOT and we were out there in the blazing sun for nearly five hours...but I was still proud to be one of the active duty representatives in the National Capitol Region. We marched a little smarter and with a little more determination every time someone would clap for us, or shout, "thank you", or "God bless". It's heart warming to know we have so many supporters - many of whom are veterans themselves...who have witnessed first-hand the trauma of war and the ultimate sacrifice their comrades made for our country. A country I'm forever proud to defend. I'll never regret my decision to join the Air Force.
Oh, and I have to share an early highlight to our day. We ate lunch before we marched (HUGE thank you to Chipotle, Subway and Chic Fil-A for providing food), and found ourselves in the presence of two stars shortly after! I don't know if they made their way to our tent on purpose or if they were on their way to another destination, BUT, we were lucky enough to get their attention and snap a few photos with them. Check 'em out:
This is me with Pat Sajak!!! He was SO nice...and he looks amazing!!
...and this is me with Gary Sinise!!! THE one and only Lt Dan ;] He was also SUPER nice. They were both so accommodating. They stayed there and took photos with a ton of service members for quite a while. Such a great way to start the afternoon.
Okay, onto the challenge (CTD193) and my card :] Cathy selected this fun palette for us. Isn't it fresh?! This was a quick card for me. I used the Mojo Monday (MOJO193) sketch for my layout:
My image is from Flourishes' April Showers set, and my sentiment is from Flourishes' Orchids set. I used the following Copics to color my bucket of tulips:
If you follow my blog, you KNOW I'm not a Copic colorer, so please be gentle :] I stitched my panels of MTME Fresh Cut Expressions Collection 2 and Wistful Wonder (recolored) paper together and cut my main image and my card base panels with Spellbinders Blossom dies. I triple layered and looped my thin, white ribbon along with some orange twine that I used to tie off my button and bow. That's really all there was to it! Easy stuff.
Now, I so hope you all can play along this week! Our CTD gals have a ton of inspirational projects to share also, so be sure to check them out!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week is moving right along so that you can jump back into a weekend :]
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