Those pictures, scraps of papers, wine bottle labels, scrapbook papers, junk mail, small paper bag that says "True Value." The stickers, old books and maps, old doodles or scraps from projects.
Ephemera: things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.
What to do with it all? Take a handful, cut it up, trim it down, punch shapes from it or run it through your die cut machine and USE it.
Enjoy it. This is a long weekend for those of us State-side. I'll probably not be partying and singing the Star Spangled Banner the entire time. Hopefully the tendonitis in my hand gets better enough to cut/write/draw. But anyhow, let's get cracking on our stashes!
I got some very fine stickers to add to my stash over at Scrapbook.com (no affiliation). Make your own paper ephemera kit and store it with your journal stuff. I used some Avery Elle packets to organize. I use them for clear stamp storage. Little sandwich bags would work just as well. So would a paper clip.
Jump in with me. Have a great weekend everyone. I'll be sipping Apricot Sangria come the Fourth!
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."