Sometimes I’ll just take a glue stick and attach random bits of paper to pages: A little scrap of paper can quickly cover up a mistake or just to make a boring page a little more interesting:
Here’s a day that I happened to get a bag at Starbucks…..I tore it up and used it to cover 2 pages. Then I used a correction pen to write and doodle over it:
I use a large gallon Ziploc bag to hold pens, small scissors, glue sticks and things I’m collecting to add into my journal. A bag makes it easy to grab when you are heading out the door….maybe to Starbucks? Maybe you’ll make a new friend at the coffee shop and inspire them to start journaling when they see you cutting up your napkin or receipt with your toddler sized safety scissors….
What a great assignment…finally a home for all the scraps and bits that I have found to be “too interesting” to throw away! My gallon-size bag is filling up and the clutter on my desk is disappearing. This could be included in your organization tips!! Enjoying the journey…
Hi Ashley! I love this one! I love paper and hate to throw away even the most meaningless scrap if it catches my interest. Finally something to do with them! I’m really enjoying these assignments. My sister and I had a blast recalling all the family cars and the mishaps and life-changing events that went along with each car. So much fun.
lisacng @ expandng.com says
love the sbux page!
Haha, “toddler sized safety scissors” love it! I absolutely love your art journal and would love to start one! I’m thinking I should add art journal to my ever-growing Christmas list!
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
Love this prompt! I glued a fabric flower that my 4-yr old son got for me when he got to go to treasure box at school. He was so proud- I’m glad to have found a food spot for it!
Lisa H. says
Oh how I love this prompt!
I already collect little “scraps” of stuff…including the fortune cookie strips!
It is just so funny that you mentioned that, because on the same day you posted this, I found two fortune cookies sitting on my counter, from some chinese food me and hubby ordered last week. I was cleaning the kitchen and decided to throw away the cookies, we never eat those! My hoarding tendencies never let me “easily” throw away anything…so I decided to open them up and read the fortunes inside. When I did…I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the little strips of wisdom! LOL! So I threw them in a box where I keep a lot of other random crap.
I must have HUNDREDS of those little fortunes! Now I can put them to good use and show my hubby that I really DID have a purpose in saving them! 🙂
Natasha J says
love this. i was wondering what to do with the pages where my sharpie has blead through the page. i think it looks tacky just leaving it. now i can just glue cool stuff (scraps) to it and voila! its gone. and now its a pretty page.
I have been keeping my “special journal supplies” in a toddler shoe box. Need to add little scissors. I love my box almost as much as I love my journal.