Journaling Sparks in Product with Susan Brochu

In each reveal, we include products to help you get your stories and photos down on paper, and its an added bonus that some of these products spark the stories that you didn’t even know you needed to get down on paper. That’s what happened with design team member Susan Brochu and the Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers. Let’s take a look at what she documented with them:
Hello everyone! I am a big fan of telling stories, big and small, on my scrapbook pages but sometimes I need a little help to spark those story ideas. I love when scrapbook products themselves prompt me to tell a particular story and the Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers did just that! Seeing the days of the week written over and over again on the set got me thinking of things we do on a regular basis. I’ve already scrapped many of our current routines, so I looked to the past and remembered all the hours we spent at our local softball fields one spring. There was my story!

Supplies | March 2018 Kit, Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Happy Moments StampFamily Fun 12×12 Paper Collection
The light blue 4″ x 6″ tag from the March Kit gave me plenty of room for journaling, and the “this is the story about” phrase from the Happy Moments Stamp combined with the Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, gave me the opening line to my story.

The “always a favorite” 4″ x 6″ tag from the March Kit made a nice mat for the photo and supports my story as well, since softball was a part of our lives for many years.  I offset the photo to allow more of the sentiment to show and used a few green Puffy Star Stickers to anchor the card to the page.

I placed the Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers that inspired my page above and below my tags and photos, alternating the black and white rectangular pieces.  Having those pieces surround the story and photo reinforces the way softball consumed our lives at the time, and I love that the set included the words “weekend” and “today.” They also help to emphasize the day-to-day impact of softball on our lives that spring.

So the next time you are ready to tell a story, take a closer look at your products.  They just might hold the key to a story you haven’t told!

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