I am taking a break. So, what do I do? I do mail. I brake for mail. This is last night's stash. Eighteen Christmas cards, a special non-holiday card, and a letter. I must be getting better. I did the Christmas cards while Nephew and I watched "Colombiana." The other two were done before I went to sleep.
Hope you can see the texture of this envelope. It is the opposite of the paper. It confused my LAMY, resulting in shaky handwriting. It does not take ink well. Not LAMY's anyway. It separates into tiny beads that take their own good time drying. It Hallmark's stationery. I won't buy it again.
This is a Hallmark Christmas card envelope from several holidays ago. The paper loves ink. There's no smudging, and no wait-to-dry time necessary. I ran out of Santa themed cards, so had to dig for these. Oh, what fun!
These are from Archiver's. They had so many cute embellishments. Their stamps called out to me. They are 40% off now. And that box they offered in the make-me demo! I was supposed to go back and make it today. It was free. Of course I forgot.
I like these vintage stickers. These are raised just enough to make me wonder if they'll make it through the machine safely. I can only hope.
This is one of my favorites. The silver shows up well. The colors really pop on the envelope. KISS. Keep it simple sister!
I tried to shoot this in waning light. Today looked like winter all day long. JC and Nephew cleared away all the stalks from the garden. The birds came for dinner early. I started our own dinner early. Oh, yes, winter is upon us.
I can't find my postal scale, so naturally I turned to my kitchen. I had Nephew weigh it twice. Even offered him my glasses. All that mail felt like more than this. JC tested its heft and said "Two pounds, I'd guess." I wanted three! Thirty-three pieces of mail go out tomorrow. Nephew added a card.
Time to finish dinner. I think those potatoes have "soaked" enough. Break time is over. It's off to roast I go!