Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Your Journaling

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Get It ScrappedA scrapbook page title is a great way to cue the meaning of your page, set tone, and enhance your visual design. The content of a title can range from a simple label to a clever play on words. One way to come up with your title is to pull it from the journaling. See examples of pages that do that here.

Jett Hampton says, “This is a page about my little sister and all the wonderful and crazy things we’ve shared and been to each other.”

“I usually struggle with titles and journaling and leave them to the end of my process.  For this assignment, I wrote my story first, then selected and spaced out photos to determine title space.  Then read through the journaling and selected my title from it. A large script font was used for She since it is repeated many times, and pink glitter Thickers were used for ‘sister’ to highlight and give it a girly feel.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Jett Hampton | Get It Scrapped

She is my sister by Jett Hampton | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: GCD Studios; Alpha stickers: Thickers, Basic Grey; Stickers: Bella Blvd; Chipboard: Bella Blvd; Die-Cut: Jillibean Soup; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Enamel Dots: Basic Grey; Font: Pacifico; DieCut Machine: Silhouette Cameo

Gretchen Henninger says, “This layout is about a milestone in my life, but not one I’m thrilled about. I have finally reached the point where I need bifocals to read.  Rather than rendering the title separate from the journaling, I placed it within the journaling flow. I was, thus, able to add more interest and humor.  I kept the title the same color as the journaling, but gave it a larger size and different weight for emphasis.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Gretchen Henninger | Get It Scrapped

Bifocals by Gretchen Henninger l Supplies: Paper: My Mind’s Eye (On Trend), Fancy Pants Design; Alphas, Chipboard, and Die Cuts: Simple Stories (I Am); Dies: Die-namics (tags), Simon Says Stamps and Impression Obsession (feathers), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Memory Box (birds); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot, evergreen bough); Paint: Liquitex (gold); Enamel Dots: Viva Decor; Punch: Stampin’ Up! (scallop); Twine: Lawn Fawn

Carrie Arick says, “My mother-in-law’s birthday balloon took on a life of it’s own during Easter weekend, following us around until my sister noted, ‘This balloon is haunted,’ a detail I included in the journaling. This detail from the journaling not only sums up the story, it’s an intriguing statement–a hook that gets the reader looking closer.”

“I used contrast in scale, color and alignment to create a large title with impact to play on the story of such a harmless, inanimate object being personified and sort of creepy.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Carrie Arick | Get It Scrapped

This Balloon is Haunted by Carrie Arick | Supplies: April Storyteller Collection: Raine, Storyteller August 2014- Tags by Just Jaimee; Year In Review Styles by Just Jaimee & Mommyish; Date Labels by Jenni Bowlin Studio; Sprinkles vol. 29 by Valorie Wibbens; Fonts: Mom’sTypewriter, Pea Channa

 

Judean Patten-Clark says, “My daughter will frequently ask that I take her picture, and she comes up with interesting poses completely on her own. On this day, we were checking out some big trucks, and I thought the juxtaposition between her girly poses and the big, dirty truck tires was pretty funny.”

“I printed the photos a while ago, but wasn’t feeling particularly inspired to scrap them, until I remembered her telling me one day that when she grew up, she wanted to be a ‘Ballerina / Cowgirl / Construction Worker.’ This was a perfect title for the page, and I knew I could use the journaling to connect the pictures with the conversation (and title), which weren’t otherwise related. I tried to convey the wildly different spirits of her proposed occupations using different letter stickers for each word. The overall result is cute and quirky, just like my girl.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Judean Patten-Clark | Get It Scrapped

Ballerina, Cowgirl, Construction Worker by Judean Patten-Clark | Supplies: Cardstock, Letter Stickers: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Basic Gray, My Mind’s Eye; Floral/Grid Journaling Card: Becky Higgin’s Project Life; Today Journaling Card: Pebbles; Wood Veneer, Banner Tag: Elle’s Studio; Sequin Bow: Freckled Fawn

Celeste Smith says, “My son is growing up too quickly, and the first word of my journaling, which is also my title is a message: STOP. I used an ellipsis at the end of my journaling to lead back around to the title again. I’m a one-word-title kind of gal, so this makes sense to me.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Celeste Smith | Get It Scrapped

STOP by Celeste Smith | Supplies: Forever Joy: Living Color kit; Amy Wolff: Vintage Sunshine elements; Pink Reptile Designs: Owl My Love elements; Karah Fredericks: Bountiful 3 buttons; Little BUttfly Wings: Flairs and Borders; Sahlin Studio: Plastic Alpha; Font: Underwood Champion.

Christy Strickler says, “When I look through groups of event photos, I try to find pictures that have deeper stories than just the event. Here the story is that our dog always waits patiently to see whether or not my son will share his food.There was no way we would let the two of them share the Easter chocolates, but I did think this was a great photo to document this facet of their relationship. ”

“I started this story with the title: ‘Will you share . . . ‘ Knowing the story and journaling, I then chose the supplies. Sharing is an abstract concept, and for abstractions, I often rely on color and symbolism to add meaning. In this case, red symbolizes desire, beige unification, pink friendship, and yellow optimism. Finding something to represent sharing symbolically was difficult. I ended up focusing on textures like the velvet flowers and the wood grain to symbolize the warmth between these two. The deer also works well. It looks like chocolate and makes me think of how  dear and sweet moments like these are.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Titles that Come From Journaling | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Will You Share by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Basic Grey; Letters: Freckled Fawn, Pink Pasilee; Acrylic, Fowers: Maya Road; Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye: Die Cuts: Simple Stories; Other: Tag, Doily

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