Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Er...Uh...My Hobby is...

Not so many days ago, someone asked me if I had any hobbies.  I had to think for a minute before I sheepishly explained that my most favorite thing to do is wrap gifts.  It sounds so strange.  I should have probably lied and carried on about how I construct tiny ships inside tiny bottles or how I knit all my own clothes.  Explaining my relationship with paper is not an easy thing to do.  I just really, really love paper.  (Oh...AND, nicely sharpened pencils...but that's a whole other blog.)

Found these great catalogue pictures for gift wrapping some cosmetics...

Couldn't resist this graphic...  The gift?  
A book:  How They Died and Where They're Buried.

 For my nephew's gift of Big Bang Theory DVDs...

Found these notecards on the $1 aisle at Michael's.  
Trimmed them and made package toppers.

You guessed it!  It was a cookbook!

Tributes to my love of paper medallions.

I found these great butterflies at Michael's on the $1 aisle!

What's not to love?!

And then, there's ribbon.  Beautiful, beautiful ribbon.

I've been scouting all of the after Christmas sales for 90% off ornaments.  I've stockpiled some great toppers for next year's gifts!

Nothing fancy.  Nothing professional.  Nothing particularly "pin-worthy."  I just love the creative process!

When's your birthday!?  I'll wrap up a box for you!  The box may be empty, but it will be fun to open!


Amara said...

Beautiful. I've gotten really lazy with my wrapping lately (can you say "gift bag" ? ) . You've inspired me to put a little more oomph into it! Don't say not pin-worthy. Totally pin-worthy!

Carolyn Lackey said...

Thanks, Amara!!!


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