Tags as Story Starters with Jill Sprott

Sometimes stories are in us, and it just takes a “spark” for us to realize that we need to tell them. This month, a particular tag inspired Jill Sprott to set a goal for herself, and create a page to document that goal. Let’s see what she made.

Potential story starters can be found in every Elle’s Studio kit. Even a single image can trigger an idea for journaling, as I found when I perused the little gems in this month’s kit and came across a tag featuring an image of the sun. Not only did this tag summon my longing for summer, it also inspired me to set a goal for the sunny months ahead.

Supplies | May 2017 KitToday StampStars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicArrow StickersSpring SequinsPink Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love Bits and Pieces; Live Laugh Love Washi Tape StickersLive Laugh Love 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Most of the time, my layouts look back, but this one ultimately looks ahead, not just in the journaling, but in the design itself, which features motivational messages and onward-pointing arrows.

I added a no-excuses motivational message of my own by “editing” one of the phrases from the Today Stamp.

A sunny day and a good pair of shoes may be just what I need to help me achieve my goal of a stronger, healthier self this summer, but I know that discipline plays a huge role as well. Reminders of the ups and downs and long and winding roads ahead find themselves on the page in the form of playful stitching and a coiled garland.

I’d like to think that the first step forward is this page, with its sunny and summery vibe, and words that remind me that I am moving hopefully toward an important goal.

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