Bad, bad Myrna!
Don't you just hate it when you keep going back to your "favourite" blogs and they've not been updated. Yeah, I hate that too!
To say I've been busy, well, that would be an understatement.
So as an apology of sorts, I'm doing my FIRST EVER BLOG GIVEAWAY!!! Yay!!!
I was reading Dimestore Thrift (aka Sonya) - Oh My! How long ago was that now? when she was writing about her stash of vintage Christmas gift wrap. It kinda got me thinking. Oh Dear! I emailed Sonya about my line of thinking. Here we go:
I own a store.
My family bought that store about 2 years ago.
My store was built in the 50's.
Some items in the store have certainly been there since day one! I kid you not!
There is an old apple barrel - you know, from back when apples were shipped in barrels...? Who knew?
There are ginormous, impossible to move, scales.3 and 1/4 pounds off. Heavy. Metal. Awesome. Scales.
There are coke bottles.
Broken oil lamps.
And a box of mysterious cleaners my Dad found in the deep dark recesses of the creepy basement/crawl space.
And there is wrapping paper.
To say the wrapping paper is as old as the store would be a big giant lie.
I have no idea how old it is. It might only be, say, 15 - 20 years old.
But it's been sitting there, fading, with the plastic covering deteriorating.
And there are cards.
3 1/2 x 5 (give or take).
Birthday and Wedding and Thank you and Baby Shower.
Adorable and in need of someone to love them.
I AM GIVING AWAY THESE CARDS AND PACKAGES OF GIFTWRAP!!
On one stipulation...
You MUST have a reason to use them. They must not sit in a box or on a shelf or in a drawer never to be remembered again.
They must be crafted, scrapbooked, gifted, re-gifted, given away, sold, framed, used to line your junk drawer....something, anything, they MUST serve their purpose in life.
(And in case you're new here, I have a tendency to give voice to inanimate objects from time to time...I blame it all on middle child syndrome *sigh*)
And I get side-tracked easily...where was I?
Tell me, in my comments, what your plans are for this lovely little collection of cards and giftwrap. And then your name goes in the draw.
Write on your blog about giftwrapping/cards and the creative things you do with them and you get 5 extra entries in the draw.
And if I really like several of your entries, I'll do more than one draw. Oh yeah. I can totally do that. I have 16 packages of paper and 30 mini cards and I totally know how to get rid of 'em!
Here's a sample of what you might get:
(My apologies for the poor photography lighting)
For Your Bridal Shower/Rainbow/white background
"Meilleurs voeux pour votre Mariage"
which in exact word-for-word translation means "better vows for your marriage" but actually means "Congratulations on your marriage"
Silver on white background