Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So Pretty Pizzazz Peek!

Well, I'm finally back. It was a lovely Spring Break and I'm kinda sad it's over. It was a perfect mix of lazy downtime and fun sprinkled throughout - no wonder I'm sad! lol  Yes, it's officially been over since Monday, but I've been busy around here with a certain someone's 7th birthday coming up. ;-)

I dunno about you, but for me...the longer I've been away from stamping, the harder it is to get back into it.  Am I the only one who has this problem?

So last night, with kids in bed and hubby late at work, I sat down, determined to make something. Got back in the stamping saddle again, so to speak. ;-)

I surfed for awhile...putting it off a little longer...then found something that sparked my interest. A color challenge! I knew I wanted to use something "new," and I set about putting my thinking cap on...feels pretty good to stamp again, but boy do I feel rusty, and my work shows it! lol

Here's the color challenge (hence the title of this post - plus peak meaning Sneak Peek)!
So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz

And here's what I made. YES, there's Saffron on there - in the center of the flowers! :)
The stamp set I used is called "On The Grow" and it'll soon be available to the Summer Mini! (May 1). I'll probably add a little tiny tag or two hanging from the ribbon with sentiment once I figure out what it's for. ;-)

Base - Very Vanilla / 2nd Layer - Pear Pizzazz / 3rd Layer - Very Vanilla (embossed with Big Shot & polka dot embossing folder) / 4th Layer - Pear Pizzazz / 5th Layer - Watercolor paper. Stamped with image in Stazon Black ink & colored in with my markers and aquapainter. / Ribbon - Pear Pizzazz

Yes, pretty simple and basic...but it's calming, and I'm glad to have stamped! lol :)

Well, what do YOU think?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. Love your card. That stamp set is so cute. I totally understand about losing your motivation when you haven't stamped in a while. I try not to put too much pressure on myself; it seems to come back on its own.

  2. Great card - love the colors & the stamp set!

  3. Beautiful Card Simple and elegant!! TFS :)

  4. Very pretty card and so well suited to this color set. TFS!

  5. Welcome back! This is a very sweet card, very Crystal. I also like the color combination - very soft. Thanks for blessing my evening. :)

  6. Such a beautiful card! Great watercoloring!

  7. This set is one of my favorites from the summer mini! What a beautiful project to rekindle that crafting fire ;-)

  8. Gorgeous, soft color combo! Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love the added pop of texture. :)

  9. Very pretty...I like the soft colour combination you used..very feminine :)


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