Thursday, December 16, 2010

the best intentions


this year i was all set to wrap my presents in brown craft paper that had been stamped with fun hand-carved Christmas images (if i only had the time to carve the stamp and stamp the paper!).....and then finish them off with some of that adorable twisted kitchen twine. but i've noticed that the calendar days keep ticking off, and i don't seem to be crossing things off my "to do list" very quickly.  and now i'm realizing that my brown-craft-paper idea will have to wait until next year......when i'm hopefully more organized......and maybe decide to start in august (since i had this brown-craft-paper idea last year, too!).

but for now, it's back to my store-bought-wrapping party.....
hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
xox

25 comments:

Ludid said...

i began wrapping most of my gifts in brown kraft paper with little stamps like you describe. now...not so much. store bought it is. so much to do....but enjoying every minute of it. best wishes dear lori. happy holidays.

Eden said...

I bet that paper would be cute too!! But, I have to confess, I LOVE all the fun paper that's out there now, and my favorite part is seeing all the gifts wrapped underneathe the tree!! You know, before mayhem sets in :D

Pinkllilac said...

I would love to see your paper next year Lori so I shall remind you very early on lol.
Just seen your stamps and they are beautifull.

Hugs Linda

Gina Lee Kim said...

O my goodness, you're so brilliant. I love craft paper wrapping, but don't be dismayed if it is for next year.

I tell you, it's a miracle that I survive the holidays. Gift wrapping should be optional. LOL. Thank God for gift bags!

Veronica said...

With you around Im sure they'll still be filled with magic no matter what wrapper you use :)

PaperPumpkin said...

Me too...I had all kinds of homemade wrapping ideas...for NEXT year...uh hem.

debi said...

Just a side note: don't try stamping on the paper AFTER it's wrapped!! DAH! I tried to short cut it, it doesn't work!

Patty S said...

you have that trouble, too, huh?
:-)
have a nice weekend!!!!!
xo

LuckyDog said...

I know, I know, I'm addressing Xmas cards, wondering why I didn't start them in October!

Happy holiDAZE!!! hahaha

Jancalligrapher said...

And, oh, help, I'm still doing calligraphy projects and haven't even started wrapping yet, it is probably store bought paper for me too, lol! Your presents look very beautiful anyway, Lori!

Jancalligrapher said...

And, oh, help, I'm still doing calligraphy projects and haven't even started wrapping yet, it is probably store bought paper for me too, lol! Your presents look very beautiful anyway, Lori!

Renee Troy said...

I'm very sure that whatever you choose to wrap your gifts with will have your special pizazz.

I'm also stopping by to wish you and yours the very best of holidays and a joyful new year.

God bless you...
In gratitude,
Renee

Sara said...

Well, plans change sometimes, huh :) Your packages still look beautiful! xo

Ellen aka Ella said...

I love homemade touches, but sometimes time doesn't allow this wonderful indulgence~ I too notice the calendar turning faster than I can keep up~ I look forward to the time you do unveil your paper~
Happy Holidays~

Createology said...

Lori I think your post is unanimous. I didn't get one thing done today toward Christmas. Tomorrow I will.? Happy Holly Jolly Joy...

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I haven't even started wrapping...your paper is super cute!

chrissy said...

just as i was reading your words about hand carved stamps and beautiful papers all tied up with glorious twisty twine...i looked over and saw your
"SIMPLIFY" stamp
and giggled.
i love you dear.
xo
c

aimee said...

oh you are a girl after my own wrapping heart! i have big ideas too... but they need planning... and time... and i stink at both. something tells me no matter what you use to wrap yours, they look awesome!

Ophelia said...

What a great idea....no worries...we can wait til next year to see it! I am really loving your stamps!!

Claire M said...

Oh, I can relate!!

Beedeebabee said...

I know all of your packages will be wrapped up perfectly adorably Lori, even if you can't do them the way you planned...which by the way, sounds soooo cute! Everything you do, you do with all your heart, so no worries...and trust me, next year will be here before you know it, so don't wait till August, start carving now! xoxo Paulette

jgr said...

You make me laugh! Time seems to evaporate in December-some of us (me) don't even wrap-I use gift bags for dh, the same ones every year.

stephanie said...

I love the title of this post---especially as I'm still pondering as to what my Christmas card will be this year...Shutterfly photo of the kids? Store bought with a letter included? Hand-stamped homemade glittered up card? I know that my blood pressure is slightly elevated today as I look at the calendar...

It makes me feel so much better and able to just laugh it all off when others reveal that they too have to cut their losses and just get it done...Thanks for sharing today!

Jaffro said...

Not only are the days clicking off, I would swear they are getting shorter!

shiborigirl said...

Oh, I know how that goes! I say, start making your paper in January, then you'll have it ready for next year. :)

I did little watercolored scenes and birds on craft paper one year. Unfortunately that set the bar really high, and now people are disappointed when they get generic store-bought paper.

Have a wonderful holiday!

xoxo,

Kate

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