Need a Title?! Lori Can Help!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What is in a title?  Well, I know I have several titles:  Wife, Mom, Sister, Sister-in-Law, Daughter-in-Law, Aunt, Miss Lori, Friend, Neighbor, Baseball Mom, Cousin, Instructor - you get the picture!!  Each situation calls for a different title, just like each scrapbook layout (story) calls for a different title.  You need to ask yourself ~ How do you want to title your story?

Take any photo (or set of photos from one event) and you can use several different titles.  The title depends on how you want to tell the story of this/these photo(s).  If your photos need several pages to tell the story, only the first page needs a title.  Here is an example of several titles for a birthday layout:

If you can't think of a title that fits the photo or the space you have left on the layout, it is time to get out of your box!!

Titles can be long or short, funny or serious, borrowed or original.  Titles can be a single word or headline, a mini headline or a set of title and subtitle.  There are no rules, just guidelines!!
Titles can be quotes, movie or song titles, song lyrics, a question, or a play on words.  I find inspiration everywhere for titles:  Pinterest, TV, magazine articles, nursery rhymes, stores - you name it!  I keep a notepad with me for journaling notes and title notes because you never know where inspiration will hit!!!
The photo I am using today is a slefie of Tanner and I at Disney last fall while riding the Dumbo Ride.  He loves when we take selfies together!!
I had many thoughts about what my title could be for this layout - Selfie Buddies, Riding Dumbo (again), Best Day Ever, I adore his smile...I cherish his hugs...I admire his heart...but most of all.....I love that he is my son, and So there is this boy....he stole my heart....he calls me Mom.

Last month I posted about journaling and using your own handwriting on your layouts (HERE) and I wanted to add my handwriting to my title this month.  I chose the last option so I could handwrite everything except He Calls Me Mom.
For my layout today, I used Heidi Swapp Teal colorshine to color my background paper.  I used Home Tweet Home - Word Play doublesided paper from ADORNit ~from the Love is in the Air kit.  I cut two pieces to layer under my photo.  I used the flowers and Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Paint to paint the edges of my papers and photo from A Moment In Time kit.  I used Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink Pad from the Sades of Spring kit. I cut "He Calls Me Mom" and the xoxo border with my cameo.
I wrote my handwritten part on a scrap paper so I can make sure it will fit on my page.  I decided not to write it all on one line because it would stick out too far.  Instead I wrote each segment on a line.

I hope you find titles a little more fun after today!!  If you need some help or ideas on Handwriting, please check out Sandee's video Typography and Lettering!!
I encourage you to practice handwriting part of your titles.  Join us here on April 11th for my next challenge (handwriting is a big part of it plus some ink/mist of your choice)- I would LOVE to see your layouts or projects!!!

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4 Responses to “Need a Title?! Lori Can Help!”

Jean said...

LOVE the title and the story behind it!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee this! LOVING how you did the title on here and LOVING the selfie too!!!!

Sandee Setliff said...

LOVE all the titling ideas and cannot wait for the next challenge!!!

Lisa in Texas said...

Beautiful layout Lori! LOVE the title!