Thursday, May 28, 2009

Small Magic

It's the small magic.

Right?

You know what I mean...

The person in front of you that pays for your drive through order (do that today if you've never done it..) the person that holds a door for you, the moment all by yourself where you add glitter to something and it makes you grin like you're street rat crazy? (<-- Click for a hilarious ad) You DO know what I mean. I know you people.

I ordered a stamp. Two, actually. I'll give you a minute to catch your breath. It's true. I like stamps. Lots of them. But something caught my eye on a blog that I am so glad I took a chance on.

I don't like self inking stamps. I've never had a good one. But something about a blog post about Cambria Cove stamps was... magical. So I ordered one. Low expectations. But it got here today, and it was magic.

I opened the box, and I saw this.

A large vellum envelope with a card in it that is printed on paper I can't even describe. Incredibly heavyweight, beautiful surface, clearly expensive.

"Why do this?" - my operations nazi side asks.. "Why spend the money?"

"Why do they love me?" my heart asks, as my paw handles the card.

Then I read what it says.

I won't recreate it here, but here are two sentences... "A place of unexpected delights. A place where we strike that delicate balance between taking care of others and taking care of ourselves." (Theresa - surely, they're talking to you)

Then, the stamps, wrapped in this lovely toile tissue paper and sealed with a label with my stamp design on it. Amazing. Time consuming. Expensive.

Small magic.

Why do it?

Why not?

You made my day, Cambria Cove.

LOVEYAMEANITBYE.


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7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! Just think of all the projects you can get from the tissue paper and vellum, lol.

    I got a free self-inking stamp from Vista Print with my website addy on it. It's not bad but it would be better if I remembered to use it, lol.

    Nikki

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  2. I LOVE THAT COMMERCIAL... since I've gone street rat crazy myself a few times since passing my mid-40s.... although my smoothie of choice is Strawberry... but I digress - I so very much now have to track down that company where you got the stamp and that special treatment....you enabler, you!!!

    (OK - this is funny - the word verification for this post is RATma - bwaaahahaha)

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  3. Haha! That ad is hilarious!

    That stamp is so beautiful! What great packaging. Wow. Will have to check it out...

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  4. omg- street rat crazy- that is hysterical. I think that's going to be my new fun phrase-lol.

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  5. oh wow, my self inking stamp I got from expressionary.com came wrapped in that exact same tissue paper. I thought it was a really nice touch. They did NOT include a fancy vellum envelope or nicely printed "Story" though.

    PS - did you ever get that numbered comment thing figured out? It took me a few tries to get it to work on my blog.

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  6. I just now got to watch the commercial!!! I'm still laughing! "Street Rat Crazy", my hubby's gonna wanna use that for me, not menopausal, but crazy pregnant, lol.

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  7. everytime my kids and I go thru the Starbucks drive thru, we buy a $10 giftcard and tell them to give it to the car behind us. My 7 yr old says it makes the person working there just as happy as the person who gets the card, and he's right. xoxo

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