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October 10, 2010

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Hi everyone!
Heather here with a little "Tips and Tricks" post for ya.
It seems like some layouts just title themselves. You look at the pictures and you just know what the title of the page is. The same goes for journaling. It's easy to write about what happened at an event, or how you felt at the time the picture was taken. Some pages are just easy. But some pages are just...not.
One of my favorite things to do when I can't think of what to say on a page, is to look at quotes and song lyrics. I can almost guarantee that when I don't know what to say...someone else has already said it!
This first layout is one I created for one of the Scrap That Tune challenges over at Scrap Orchard. I used Liz's Front Page Temps, and lyrics from the song Alright by Darius Rucker.


Those lyrics were just perfect for creating a page about all of the wonderful things in my life. And, of course, Liz's temp was perfect too!

This next layout is one of my favorites, ever. Not only do I adore the picture, but the song that I chose for the page is one of my all time favorites. It's amazing what using lyrics that are meaningful to you does to a page. It added an additional level of emotion to the page for me. For this one, I used lyrics from the song This by No More Kings (if you don't know them, don't walk, RUN, to iTunes and buy their albums!) It's sort of half journaling and half title, haha!


These last two layouts are pictures that just NEEDED to be scrapped, but didn't particularly "mean" anything. For this, I looked to quotes. A simple search for "daughter quotes" and "family quotes" led me to these:




Liz has some temps that are perfect for titles and journaling. Take a look at her Big Title Templates and her Back to Journaling Temps. You'll definitely make some beautiful layouts with those.
Looking for some great quotes? Check out Quote Garden, it's one of my faves!

I hope this helps a little bit when you're feeling stuck. Why don't you try using some quotes and lyrics on your layouts? I think you'll love it!

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