OK. I lied. I went crazy on the computer and ordered every library paperback that looked interesting. And then a whole bunch came in at once. I have 21 books checked out and 20 books in the queue. The books can be checked out for 28 days, so while I don't really like taking a rest in the middle of the day, I have a lot of reading to accomplish and not much time. It's a hard job. But I am up for the task.
To be honest I can usually read a book a day. But now I HAVE to. A former library employee can't have late books. That's just wrong.
So I made some cards. Recently we made a trip to Michael's looking for some Fall themed items. I found a few things and most of them were on sale. The advantage of procrastinating.
I also want to send a card to my daughter in England, thanking her for joining us on our recent trip to Cornwall. I needed a travel theme.
OOPS. SPOILER ALERT FOR TRISTA!
Trista can't see the card or it won't be fun for her to get one! Speaking of which. Don't you love getting a real card. Yes, I like email cards and just notes from friends and family, but a card is extra special.
I placed a bunch of items I thought would work on the table and then picked out the ones I wanted to use. First I made the travel card.
For this I used some travel stamps. I love the ones I peel off the backing and place on a clear stamping block. These are easy to store and easy to place. Of course, in this case, I stamped more than I needed on some card stock and cut them out. I like to do this when I have time. Then I save them in little Ziploc bags for days when I need a card in a hurry. Then I can paw through what I have and throw something together.
While I was stamping, I made some that said Happy Birthday. I like to have a bunch of those on hand for birthdays that pop up. Thank you is also a good thing to make a bunch of extras of. (I tried like crazy to not end that sentence with a preposition. My internal editor does not like that sentence, but it is a good thing to do, so stop trying to figure how I could have said it better and go stamp yourself a Thank You stamp on a bunch of card stock.)
I also assembled some Fall leaves, rust colored paper and some 3D yellow daisies.
I like the finished ones. But I don't love them. My creative juices aren't flowing. Maybe I should go work on the quilt I started months ago.
Gotta write that on my list. Stop reading and cut some quilt pieces out. I mean, cut out some pieces for the quilt. I won't write that either. Just QUILT. I know what I mean.