Sometimes we just need to take a step back and take a moment for reflection. I had bought this stamp a while ago and finally got up the nerve to try my copic markers (they are alcohol based) so I needed to practice a bit. I really love the texture of this paper too. It's from a spring pad I got on sale at Walmart and it is awesome to work with. It has a really nice sheen to it as well. The gradient jewels came from creative charms and they were in the boy set but they went perfect with this project. I think with the holidays coming I might keep this card in front of me to remind me to breathe!