Here's the evidence.
These are the two challenge layouts I did at the Country Paperarts Retreat a couple of weekends ago.
When I saw this quote "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." on the wall at the gym recently, I tucked it away in my mind for further reference. I think this cute smile from Declan newly missing a tooth (it was wobbly and was knocked out by a basket ball) was the perfect picture for the quote.
I just love the colours of Basic Grey Lime Rickey - which is what I mostly used for that layout.
The papers in this challenge pack were indeed challenging. They were mostly very bright. Check out THESE layouts for an idea of the colours. Somehow I picked the least bright pieces and managed to tone them all down with a whole lot of pinecone ink and now they ain't bright at all.
So there you go.