I have a fun announcement to make today and I’m so excited!
So what’s the best thing that could happen to a girl like me that loves to wrap gifts?? Only one thing of course…being named as one of the 8 finalist in the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper contest for 2012.
I got the phone call last week and just about fell on the floor!
In late November, the hubby and I will be heading to New York where I’ll compete in the national gift wrapping contest and have a chance at winning $10,000! I’m so thrilled and truly blessed!
This is the 16th year that Scotch has held the contest, looking for the best gift wrapper in the land. This years contest will be taking place on Friday, November 30th in Bryant Park and will undoubtedly include some challenging gift wrapping task. I’ve been studying videos from the previous contest and have been amazed at some of the items the contestants had to wrap. How about a 7′ sailboat or a 4 wheel all terrain vehicle? Or what about a BBQ grill or full size refrigerator? Let me tell you, this contest is no joke! Needless to say I have already begun practicing my wrapping techniques, challenging myself to come up with clever ideas to wrap unusual items and have pulled out every book I have on gift wrapping (which happens to be a total of 12) for inspiration!
I know the next few weeks are going to be a test of my nerves and my creativity but I feel confident that when it comes to wrapping gifts, I can not only wrap a beautiful and chic present but anything that moves, rolls, sits, or stands too!
Wish Me Luck and if you live in the New York area I’d love for you to stop by and check out the contest, cheer me on and say hi!. You can find all the details here! And, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates and photos before, during and after the contest!
If you need some gift wrap inspiration, check out all my post on unique wrapping ideas!
New York, New York….Here I Come!