Get Your Giggle On


Scrapbooking can be fun.

I know; what a concept, right?

Often, scrappers get so caught up in creating elaborate page designs filled with expensive embellishments and newfangled techniques that they lose sight of the big picture.

The art of crafting memory albums shouldn’t be a chore or an exercise in frustration; rather, piecing together pages featuring fabulous photos and heartfelt mementos should be fun.

One of the ways you can infuse a little laughter into your scrapbook layouts is to look for humorous additions, such as jokes or riddles. For example, if you are creating a lively kids-themed page design, consider adding these zingers from

What would you call a coop where ducks are kept?

A quack shack

What would you call a snack thief?

A Frito bandito

What would you call a wealthy tattletale?

A rich snitch

What would you call the lid on a popcorn maker?

A popper stopper

What would you call a talkative taxi driver?

A gabby cabby

Of course, kids-themed layouts aren’t the only places you can add a touch of humor. My mom attached this funny poem to a layout celebrating my aunt’s 50th birthday:

Turning 50 Is Not So Bad

Turning 50 is kind of nifty

When you consider the alternative.

You’re not pushing daisies or feeding the worms,

You still have a lot of life left to live.

So make the most of your golden years,

Take time to see the sights and travel.

Better to roll down the highway now,

While you’re above, not beneath, the gravel.

What other ways have you successfully added humor to your layouts?

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.