Work Those Words

Each month my local scrapbook shop sponsors a display which customers can win by entering their names in a little box. This month, in honor of spring break, the display features a bunch of Disney-related books and embellishments. Needless to say, even if you aren’t planning a spring break vacation to the Magic Kingdom, the contest is still worth entering, as you could easily use the Disney accessories to spice up a baby scrapbook or hold on to the items and use them when you eventually take a trip to a Disney theme park.

We don’t plan to visit Disney for another couple of years, but I still entered the contest because my daughter is a huge Donald the Duck and Nemo fan. If I win I plan to use some of the Nemo stickers on a layout I am working on with photos from our recent trip to Hawaii. The other items I have my eye on are the rub on quotes that are part of the prize package.

A few words can make a huge impact on a page design if used properly. If your own kids are not good for a few profound words or funny zingers, then use sayings from well-known people or characters. For example, the quotes used in the prize display come from Disney characters, but they don’t necessarily need to be used exclusively in a Disney-themed layout.

Here are a few universal quotes that could easily be incorporated in a variety of page designs:

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” Cinderella

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” The Emperor

“Listen with your heart; you will understand.” Pocahontas

“The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it.” The Lion King

“A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Sometimes in life it’s the only weapon we’ve got.” Roger, in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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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.