Sunday, December 9, 2007

                   
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Merry with Martha

Martha Stewart ribbon, that is. I mentioned in my last post (daaaaaayyyys ago, lol!) that I had bought some Martha Stewart ribbon at Michael's, this is from the other package. It's actually ribbon tape. It's okay, but I still kind of like traditional ribbon, because you can add sticky strip to get the "tape" effect if you want, but still make it into bows for more dimension if you prefer. This ribbon did allow me to get the Green Galore card stock out...it used to be such a favorite along with Gable Green, until Certainly Celery came out, and I abandoned all other greens, sigh. And it's hard to see in the picture, but there is a pretty flourish stamp under the white circles on the upper, left-hand side.

Is everyone ready for the holidays? I still haven't started shopping yet, yikes! We did go and buy a tree last night, but it's still standing "au natural" in the living room right now. The plan is to quickly throw the lights and ornaments on it, I mean adorn it beautifully, during The Amazing Race at 7:00.

I tried to convince dh to get the tree last weekend, he said it was too early. December 1, too early? I disagreed, but to back up his argument, he offered this little pearl of wisdom: "I think it's easy to ruin the season by trying to make it last too long." Huh? Maybe if you leave the tree up until March 1. I immediately got a piece of paper and wrote it down, telling him "That little baby is going on my blog." (You can never have too much good material.)

Anyway, before tree shopping yesterday, I had to get the paper out and read it to him. His reply, "It's not nice to remind people of the stupid things they say." (FYI, he just walked through the room and commented, "Hi stampers, it's me Angie!" See, I told you he really does that!) Actually, he got off really easy on the tree acquisition expedition. I looked at ONLY three trees and bought the first one I saw. In years past, I've been known to visit 3 or 4 different tree lots across town before committing to one. I think I'm mellowing with age. Or not. It's hard to say. I haven't budged on the mustard, for example.

Have a super week!

Recipe Stamps: Season of Joy. Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Green Galore. Ink: Real Red, Green Galore. Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Red Eyelets, Green Galore Brad, 1/2" and 1/16" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Ribbon.

4 comments:

Jenn D said...

This is so pretty. I love the stamped circles under the eyelets. The ribbon tape is gorgeous too.

I'm glad you got your tree. Mine has lights, and 4 ornaments. I don't think I'm going to make the completely decorated in paper ornament thing I had planned. Have fun decorating.

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, I love our festive card, and I love hearing about you and DH's conversations! What a hoot!

AJ said...

at least you get a "real" tree! We live in the pacific nw and have a fake tree!! (hanging my head in shame!!) my husband thinks its better all the way around. it went up about 3 days after Thanksgiving!! (kids were pushing his buttons apparently!) It's still only half decorated!!

Beverly said...

Girl, you need to get out and do some shopping! At least you got your tree - we have an artificial one, that way we don't have to go from lot to lot and the tree is always the perfect size!
BTW - your card is great as always!