Wednesday, August 8, 2012

One Word Titles

A recent article over at Get It Scrapped! covered ideas for using short titles on scrapbook pages. Debbie Hodge wrote:
"A good title connects your photos to their story. One-word titles are clear and direct, often labeling your topic and even pointing the way to deeper meaning. What’s more, they offer great design opportunities." 
I often pull my title from my journaling, and in this case the one word I chose has a double meaning. While many of the pieces in my glass collection are precious in terms of monetary value, even more precious to me are the memories associated with them. These pieces all have a personal story to tell, so I love their family history as much as I admire their beauty.


To get started, I chose patterned paper and brads from My Mind's Eye Nostalgia collection and some Thickers. As the page got going, I also pulled my American Crafts Date Stamp, some more MME, and my Martha Stewart and EK Success punches.

You can see the rest of the Creative Team's layouts and read the article here. Do you prefer to create shorter or longer titles? Personally, I enjoy them both!

15 comments:

  1. wow Sue... I really love your style... this layout is so beautiful... love how you used those brads too... TFS... hugs...xoxo

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  2. the title is perfect! super layout and i am addicted to this line

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  3. Great article!
    I do seem to really be drawn to one word title layouts in the galleries.
    But them I am more of a Simple scrapper and am inspired by that :)
    Very pretty layout, Sue!

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  4. Love all the layers here! Great punched borders too. Love how the lacy edges look. :) Short titles are my go-to option when I've run out of room, but I love a good long title too. Whatever the page calls for!

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  5. Such a pretty page Sue and I love how you used the brads on the patterned paper under your title!

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  6. Beautiful layout. I used to love short titles but lately I've been mixing it up. It just depends on the story. :)

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  7. Lovely, lovely page Sue. I love the layering and Nostalgia is one of my fav MME collecdtions. What a great collection of memories & pretties!

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  8. I love the design of this page and the way you made the title the center of it!

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  9. Perfect title! The delicate punch really complements the subject.

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  10. What a great layout idea about family heirlooms. Great tip on titles

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  11. beautiful layout! Love how you placed the brads!

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  12. Love the design of this LO Sue..and the papers really work so well with the pics!
    Alison xx

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  13. Long or short, I find giving my pages a title one of the most fun bits of scrapbooking. I saw that thought about one word titles and it did get me thinking - haven't managed to act on those thoughts yet. I see you have - beautifully

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  14. Hi Sue!!! hope all is going well. This layout is wonderful. I like one word titles, but every now and again I enjoy a long title. I love mixing up fonts and letter size/colors when I can.
    Enjoy your weekend!!!!
    =)

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