Friday, July 23, 2010

Dream a Little Dream: Title inspiration for beginner scrapbookers

There are many ways to find the perfect title... Sometimes it's as simple as stating the event you are scrapping about.  Sometimes it can be a person's name (someone who appears in the photo, that is... I thought about doing a layout about Matthew and titling the page "Bob", but that just seemed weird)... uh.oh.Friday.humor.  So sorry.

Sometimes the title immediately comes to you, just from looking at the picture(s) or the way it makes you feel.  But sometimes it takes a little longer.  My suggestion for when that happens is just to begin your layout and let the inspiration for the title come to you as the page develops.

I had lots of different ideas for the title of this page.  A few of them were: "Shhhh...", "Nap-time", and "My BunBun".  None of them seemed to fit and I almost had a temper tantrum in the middle of this layout --- partly because of the title issue, partly because I tried my "cut your paper with a craft knife" technique and it turned out awful.  I crumpled up the paper and counted to ten.  Ahhhhh, that's better.

So I continued on my merry scrapbooking way and kept noticing little Bunny's outstretched paw.  She was only about 4 months old when this photo was taken (she's a grumpy 50-people-years/7-dog-years old lady now).  I imagined the wonderful puppy dreams she must have been having and ta-da!  Perfect title bliss!

Here's my tidbit of creativity for the day: Titles don't only have to be in one place on the page.  I was so excited when I came up with the title for this layout that I wanted to plaster it all over the place.  I even added some sparkles that reminded me of stars.

Don't forget your journaling and other embellishments after you're done congratulating yourself on the genius title you came up with.

What's your technique for coming up with a title?  Any favorites?

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