DON'T FORGET RUBBER STAMPS for having fun with leftovers...
I have hardly any habits...I am NOT a habit person. That said, one of the few habits I have is this: I go out to my studio every single day. No matter what. Sometimes I just sort things. Or sit and do nothing. But a favorite activity when I am low on energy and/or time, is to get out one or two of those "cute, but I never use them" rubber stamps and some leftover papers.
By far my favorite technique is to flip a used postage stamp over, draw a border, and play!
Here I used a block of four stamps; Heart and Cherub Stamp are by 100ProofPress.com
I typed out the text and printed it on my computer; the background is handmade paper. This stamp is by AAA Rubber Stamps
Other times, playing with unusual papers and backgrounds is what makes me happy.
Here I used vintage ledger paper, a found diagram and some press on type; the Music Score and the Jump Roping Cats are by 100ProofPress.com