This JUNK post will talk about that OTHER TYPE of JUNK -- the memorabilia you PURPOSELY SAVE from events to help RECALL your life.
This type of junk consists of but is not limited to: Ticket stubs... receipts... programs... business cards... envelopes & other MAIL packaging... ETC.!
Let's JUMP INTO THE JUNK with some examples!
DELI TICKET from the grocery store. I'd had a funny conversation while at the store, so I used the ticket to both record the convo and to doodle the attractive display (the focus of the conversation). The paper is weird (like fax paper), so writing and markering on top of it was not like a Dream Come True, but it's all a learning curve.
MILK JUG STICKER was another grocery store junk save that was the focus of a conversation. It was fun to use the actual item on my page and to give it its context (on my father's walker, or as he calls it, "stroller").
VENDOR PARKING PASS and NAME TAG from selling my stuff at a craft show. I washi-taped down the pass so that it became a pocket for the nametag to slip into.
A WALMART RECEIPT became a way for me to both doodle purchases and to tell some stories.
A piece of a MACDONALD'S BAG (cheeseburger) got saved before grease stains could appear, and it became the inspiration for the rest of the page. (See how the side bars mirror the tomato/onion/pickle pattern?)
CANDY WRAPPERS responded to a challenge and added to the overall "sweetness" of the page.
THOSE ARE SOME IDEAS -- Have some of your own you'd like to share? I'd love to hear 'em -- leave 'em in the comments section!
Thanks for reading and HAPPY EARTH DAY!