Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Kind of Kindness


Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA. If things didn't get to me so easily maybe I wouldn't be so stressed all the time. But I am happy to say that part of that stress is quitting smoking...! Yes I am a smoker. :( Or at least up until May 20th. Today is my two week stretch and yesterday was the toughest so far. Yay for me...lol...my crazy DD went for a walk with me last night because I was seriously jonesin' for a ciggy. We went to the store at around 10:00pm and of course, what cures a nicfit better than chocolate right...lol...Well I had a sugar rush and couldn't get to sleep after that...I should know better. Oh well.

Here is a card very similar to the other I have done in the last little while. I really enjoyed making such soft looking cards. I haven't really done it before and now I'm glad I did. Hope you all like it

Card Recipe:

Paper: Colorbok CS pack, 140 lb watercolor paper
Stamps: SU Soft Summer
Ink: Su Close to Cocoa, Pale Plum,
Embellishments: Spellbinders dies, paper piercing, ribbon, pearls, Gold Perfect Pearls.

28 comments:

Becky said...

This is soft and beautiful. I feel for you not smoking. I am a smoker too and have been trying to quit for months. God willing I will :).

Ann said...

SO pretty, Michelle! I love the ribbon and pearls!

Good for you on qutting smoking!

Sara said...

Very pretty, I love the softness of it.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You can do it!! I quit over 11 years ago. I smoked a pack a day too and it was rough in the beginning but after a few months I couldn't stand to be around a smoker. I'll be honest and tell you that I gained 20lbs that first year but I was Hollywood skinny and with that weight gain I was still around a size 6. So, watch the candy. LOL Skittles were my problem but overall food just tasted really good! I remember sleeping more than normal those first few weeks--it was probably my escape from the cravings. Hubby and I had just gotten married and didn't have kids, so I could sleep often.

Good luck! You can do this and if you fall off the wagon just climb back on!

Linda's Craziness said...

Very elegant and pretty card. The look is so soft and pleasing to the eye.

Remember God's stgrength will bring you through the smoking ordeal. My brother had to quit cold turkey after a heart attack and has been free for over a year now. Best of luck and God Bless

Karen from PA said...

This is beautiful, Michelle. I'm proud of you for quitting smoking. You can do it!

Riley said...

this is very pretty and CONGRATS on being smoke free :)

Debbie said...

Pretty card Michelle! Congrats on quitting smoking! YAY!!!!!

Liszha said...

Thanks for becoming a follower. Just had a look at your cards but I love them. I also love your boxes and Martha Stewart stuff. You are great at packages. Have to get around to that myself one day.
I am gonna follow you too!
Good luck with the quiting. Best thing I ever did years ago. I am so happy that I don't have to stand outside in the cold to have that stupid cigarette anymore.
Two weeks already, by now you should be safe! You are gonna do it!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty soft colors, gorgeous!
enjoy *~*

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Hey there Ontario Canada......me too!!!! Your card is truly lovely.... so soft and elegant. Just to let you know I am the newest DIVAS

RosesMarijke said...

Your Card is beautiful!!

Lyn S said...

Your card is so lovely.....really soft and pretty!

Good on you for giving up smoking!

Gina said...

First of all congratulation on quitting smoking, that's fantastic!!

Your card is so pretty, I love the pearls and the ribbon.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is a great card! Love the colours your used.

Congrats to you on your decision to quit - you can do it!

Dru said...

Love the soft colors and congrats on your two weeks!! Have a great weekend.

Katy said...

Awesome card! Congrats on not Smoking anymore! You'll feel better and have more money to spend on stamping :)

Scrubbysue said...

This is so pretty michelle! so feminine and soft. I hope your having a good wknd so far. TTYL!!

Scrapping Julie said...

Such a beautiful card. Im new to your blog group, designing divas.
glad to get to know you

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a beautiful soft card. Love those colors (:

Belinda said...

Best of luck with your decision! We're here for you! :)

Love the soft and feminine card!

The Wired Angel said...

Best of luck on quitting...

Love your card... keep those hands busy with crafting.

Wanda. said...

So pretty! TFS

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the softness of it. Congratulations on the stop smoking. It is very difficult I am sure. I have not had that problem but I fight my weight all the time.

Lesly said...

Beautiful sweet card. The ribbon is the absolute perfect to touch to a beautifully colored card.

Jennifer Scull said...

hope the no smoking campaign is still going strong!!! I'll be cheering you on from over here!

and I love your card! it is so soft and beautiful! that ribbon just makes it perfect! :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card and congrats on the job of stopping to smoke. Very difficult indeed.

Martha said...

such a beautiful card.