Sunday, April 20, 2008

Boatloads of Love


I don't know where my weekends go... I really need at least one more day in the weekend. What do you think? Yah, we could all use one more day huh?

I tried to keep busy this weekend... which wasn't hard because I had a workshop on Saturday, then I worked on this most of Sunday (plus the laundry that piled up from last week). I was pouting because all my friends were down in CA for Stamp Mania. Well, not ALL my friends, but I swear most of them. I texted everyone I could think of so that they would all give each other hugs from me. I just switched to Verizon and I'm feeling pretty cool finally being "IN". I'm driving my BFF's crazy. Now I have a keyboard and I can ALMOST keep up with my 15 yr. old. Nothing like being able to text to make you feel cool.

I've had these DVD tins forever. One of those things I ordered, then had to put aside because I've always got too much on my plate (don't we all?). I had a scare this week. Last month, on the VERY last day of the SAB recruit special, I had a customer call and tell me she decided to sign up. She had a knee surgery soon, but she thought she could still meet her minimums if we could squeeze in one workshop before her surgery. Remember? I was over helping her get ready and I stayed for her first workshop. Gail is a sweetheart... we hit it off immediately. She is new to SU!, but totally makes a super demonstrator. Her excitement is contagious and brings back memories for me as a new demo.... oh, how I remember the first time UPS rumbled up to my driveway with my first SU! box. She went in for her surgery and had a stroke. My friend Kathie, (who is Gail's long time friend) called me to tell me on Friday. It's the kind of news that just takes your breath away. The good news is that they expect her to have a full recovery! Of course at first I wanted to run right up to the hospital, but because I am a new friend of hers, I didn't want to intrude either... you know, you are not really sure what to do. Today, my friend Kathie (I love Kathie), called and told me that Gail would love company and that in the morning they are taking her to Eugene to a stroke recovery center. So, of course, I grabbed my dvd tin and got to work.

This one was a little different than the other dvd tins I've done. Well, obviously because of the window, but it seemed a little fatter. I don't think it is though. I couldn't get the pen inside because the window takes up a bit of room on the inside. I know the inside looks a bit plain, but I really needed to get this to her before she left in the morning. The envelopes are our small ones... the note card envelopes. I tucked the flaps in then added tabs with the Round Tab punch. They are adhered at the bottom with my AWESOME Scor-Tape (LOVE THAT STUFF). So, you can pull them out a bit, yet they stay put at the bottom. I thought she could keep receipts or notes or business cards in there. I know it needs something up above but I ran out of time... maybe I'll ask for it back and add something later when she is home and settled. Gail was in good spirits as always... a ray of sunshine. I know she'll be back to doing everything she loves soon.

If you'd like to send my new downline and pal a get well card, I KNOW she'd be beyond thrilled. Email me at cambriaturnbow@charter.net and I'll give you my address. I will hand deliver the cards when she gets home since I'm not sure how long she'll be in Eugene.

The Stuff:

Stamps: Boatloads of Love
Paper: Summer Picnic Designer Paper, Shimmery White, Pumpkin Pie.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pumpkin Pie Craft (Letters)
Other: Copic Markers, Copic Air Brush, DVD tin (with window), Clear Button, Tag Punch, 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, Anchored Rub-Ons, Round Tab Punch, Note Card Whisper White Envelopes, Red Gingham Ribbon, Flower Slide, Chunky Glitter, RSVP Pen, Janome Sew Mini, Coluzzle, On Board Lots of Letters Chipboard.

Hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, Cami! She's gonna love it... next year, we'll enable each other and go to Stamp Mania together!

~Michelle

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Cambria, you were missed...SCS Stampmania was really fun, but you did a fantastic job on this tin. Very nice, and I hope she recovers quickly!

Dawn Easton said...

Cambria, I'm sure Gail will love this DVD tin. It was made especially for her and I know that's what I love most about handmade gifts! Hope she has a speedy recovery!

StampingJoan said...

Just adorable Cami! I have tons of these tins but for the life of me can't find a pad to fit inside! I know can get them cut down at the local Staples, but they charge too much!!! UGH!
Joan

Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous Cami, she will love it - BUT, I think she will love even more what a caring and giving person you are...you are so sweet and she is lucky to have you as an upline and new friend!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Janine said...

That DVD tin is awesome and so is the card...

DeeDee said...

Aww, that's a great gift for a sweet friend....I bet she loved it!!! I love your stuff!!!

mochamama said...

Love what you did with the tin. And I am loving this set more and more. I think I need it!

Heather McNally said...

AWESOME tin - what a sweetie you are, Cams! I am hoping for a speedy recovery for Gail!

Heidi said...

Oh my- this is absolutely beautiful! Of course she is going to have a speedy recovery now- I have to get one of these to make. hm........... oh, no wait, didn't I just get 10 of those tins with windows that I need to do something with? Geesh........... I agree, we all need to work 3 days and have 4 day weekend (musta been a man that scheduled that work week) teehee.......... heidi

pescbrico said...

It's simply awesome! :) Have a wonderful day!

Stampin'GHmom said...

I LOVE this DVD tin idea...will definitely be checking out more about these and will be making some as well. All your other projects are very cool as well. I recently started my own blog as well. I have tagged you for the 7 things game. Check out my blog for details and see my creations (few though they are at them moment!)

Kristi said...

WOW!!!!