Picking a Title for Your Scrapbook Layout

Sometimes picking a title for your layout is the hardest part of all. Or maybe this is just me? But, often, I will work on a layout and complete everything but the title, and still be completely stumped. Usually, I like the title to be a little different, but also to give you a feeling for what the page is all about. Using words like sweet, precious, adorable, etc. can get a little old after you’ve been scrapbooking for over 10 years. So many times, you have to get creative! But, that is the point of scrapbooking right?

Here are a few of my titles for layouts I have done:

*Say Goodbye to the Mullet – Obviously this was for a picture about giving my sweet daughter her first haircut. I included both before and after pictures.

*Girls with Tools Rule!- This was a layout of my daughter helping her Daddy “fix” something. The pictures included her playing with his tools.

*It’s Official, You’re a Hoot!- A layout using Owl papers, and pictures of my son as a baby making funny faces.

*Not Happy – Usually when we think of scrapbooking, we think of all the happy moments. This was a layout of my son crying. I just thought he looked so cute, I had to scrapbook it! The “real” moments of life can be just as fun to scrapbook.

*Confessions of a First Time Parent- A layout of a picture where my daughter had drawn all over her face with a red pencil when we weren’t paying attention! Oops!

You Are “One”derful- A layout of my daughter when she turned one.

It is definitely OK to have your traditional titles as well like, “5 months”, or “Tybee Island”. But, picking a title can be a fun way to spruce up your page. Keep in mind that your title can be short or long. If choosing a longer title, mix and match large and small alphabets so you can easily fit it on the page without overwhelming the whole space. For more creative titles, try using a play on words like, You are “Two”-rific for a 2nd birthday layout. You can also look at quotes to put on your pages and use a part of the quote for your title. There are really endless possibilities to what you can do for your title so, get creative!

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com