Things I changed:
3. less layers
4. no sentiment
5. slight change in ribbon treatment (only because I forgot to put the ribbon on my image panel before I adhered the images---ugh!)
I watercolored the images with a combination of reinkers, blender pen, and watercolor brush. I have all the supplies I used to make this card in my Splitcoaststampers' gallery, if interested.
CONGRATULATIONS, Cheryl! Enjoy your day/week of well-deserved honor!