Labor Day weekend was a bust here. It was so hot and humid I hid in the house the whole time. I made good use of the time getting all the cards started for the fall giveaway. It's hard to believe we are already half way through the 6 week cure.
Working on all the fall cards was a good way to beat the heat. The heat index was over 100. Ugh.
I ordered a big box of different papers to do the job.
I also have all those winter themed baby shower invitations to make. I found more winter animals that are not on skates. How about a baby penguin on a sled?
I also have some new oxide inks for the backgrounds. I've got some pretty baby blues now.
I used to waste a lot of time trying to find background paper that worked the way I wanted it to. Now I just make it myself. Those oxide inks are wonderful. They blend so nicely on cardstock.
This is something else new I pre-ordered that just arrived. It makes me so happy.
It's a set of swatch stamps. Have you ever?
It's perfect for watercolor practice....
...but what I am using it for at the moment is to make color cards for all these critters I have to color. I waste too much time looking for just the right colors out of my giant marker collection. Now I'll have a record of what I used for what. Labor and time saving....perfect.