Sunday, 14 April 2013

No Title? No Problem: Twenty Fail Safe Ideas for Naming Your Layouts

I spotted a headline the other day and I thought - that would make a great layout title. So I wrote it down "About That Time.." It's a non-title title: It says just enough to draw you in, make you want to read more, without giving away the whole story. It's adaptable, too. You could use it more than once and I don't think anyone would even notice. It says "come and read this.." It's a hook.

20 failsafe scrapbook layout titles by Sian

Mmm..I thought..a list of go to, reel-you-in titles would be a handy thing to have. So I made one, and here it is. You are very welcome to make use of it too. Pick one to add to a nameless page you have already made or use them as starting point to ease you into a partly formed page you've been thinking about for a while. There are twenty non-title titles here - and if you  try every one a handful of times each, that's coming close to one hundred layouts you haven't had to think about naming..

..Happy Sunday!

Twenty Titles for Scrapbookers

- About That Time..

- And Then I Said..

- No one Knows This But You..

- There Was This One Time..

- Random Fact #

- Let Me Tell You About It

- Have You Got a Minute?

- It Was a Monday (or a Tuesday or..)

- So, Here's the Thing...

- Can You Tell I Was Mad? (or happy or excited or..)

- Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

- Before I Forget...

- Now That I Think About It..

- Confessions of a Scrapbooker Part One (or Two or..)

- A Quick Story About

- This One Means a Lot..

- Here's One You Might Like..

- The Case of the..

- The Long and the Short of It..

- This is the Story of...

Print it, Pin it, use it any way you please.

39 comments:

Angelfish said...

Great list Sian. All of those titles could work for so many different pages and blog posts too. I titled one 'The Long and the Short of it' a week or so ago!
Fiona x

JO SOWERBY said...

What a fab idea. I'm usually ok for titles but there are those annoying times when they elude you,
Jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Fiona is right...many of these would be perfect for blog post titles as well....and it is those that often elude me.....I think I'll be coming back to a few of these!!
Glad to hear your weather is perking up.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for all the titles! Sometimes I struggle finding the right one. These are all perfect for just about any layout.

Miriam said...

My first thought was" or Blog Post!" Love it, clever you and thank you for sharing your list.

Amy said...

Oh yes, the blog post idea struck me too - great starters Sian .. we shall look forward to seeing one appearing here soon!

Alison said...

Definately for blogposts too!
Alison xx

Sandie said...

Great list Sian. I am currently putting together a mini book class and trying to think of a generic title for the theme. I'll have to come back to your list if I don't come up with one in time!
Great for blogging too.

Alana said...

Brilliant:) Great for blog post titles too. I also like: 'It would of looked normal if...'

Karen said...

Already copied, saved and printed. Thanks!

helena said...

will also work well as titles on photos for Project Life -thanks

debs14 said...

Brilliant! I can never think of a good title so lots so inspiration here! Thanks.

Abi said...

Gosh you have got my brain whirring here Sian! Such good inspiration for blog posts!

Rhona said...

What great starting points :). Food for thought indeed!

Louise said...

I'm liking these x

Karen said...

As a girl who always does as she is told - I have pinned it thank you very much Sian x

Sarah said...

Some fab ideas!! Sure I'll be dipping into these! Thanks for sharing1 x

alexa said...

What a great list! I am sure we'll all be making a copy of this :). I'm thinking also:
"If I only knew then what I know now ..."
"It's not the what, it's the how ..."
"If I've said it once ..."
"You know what?"
Brilliant inspiration - thank-you!

Missus Wookie said...

I like such things as a reason to create a page - don't always put a title on tho', odd that but there you go!

Nathalie said...

What a great idea! I will most certainly use some of those in the future! My favorite is Random fact #
:)

S said...

Oh how fun, now you've got me started:

Would you believe . . .

It all started . . .

Little did they know . . .



Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm book marking these to use as journaling prompts for art journal pages. Thanks!
And thank you for not suggesting one word titles like "believe," "wonder," etc.
Although I could definitely get behind a one word title like "Precious."
Rinda

Jennie Hart said...

Oh brilliant Sian. I really, really struggle with titles on my layouts. I know from experience that people like my layouts much better when they have titles but I struggle with titles that are traditional and these are things I would actually say and so feel right.
Thank you, if you weren't so good at this someone would have to invent you :) x

dogmatix said...

Written and pinned just so I don't lose them as I think far too much about the titles on my LOs.
While I was writing them down, I did think of Now that's what I call....(well, I was actually mis reading one of urs lol), but I think I will be hitting my cd/dvd collection to 'borrow' a few more ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

(and thanks for the photos. that was close :-))

Jo said...

Great list and I'm sure I'll be using a few of them. I'm so good at coming up with titles for other people's layouts but never my own!

itsabouttimeblogspot said...

Awesome list! Definetly using these in the future - with a link back here of course! :) Confessions of a scrapbooker...brilliant! That could make a whole lot of layouts or a mini book! Going to do that one for sure!

Lori S.

Linda said...

Fabulous list Sian! Thanks so much for posting this. Love them as blog posts too:)

Twinkle Star said...

Super list, I have no excuse now! Thanks for the ideas.

Hope you are well,

Hugs, Estelle xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a great list! It gave me a bunch of ideas for a photo I just took.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Nifty idea, Sian. Titles, for me, are all-important. I almost can't start a scrapbook page or a blog post without first having settled on a title. Deciding on a title helps me narrow my focus and, as I make my way through the project, if I feel like I'm getting off track, I only have to refer to my title in order to re-focus.

Of course, we all know that posts and pages sometimes take unexpected turns and end up as something quite different than originally intended, so I do reserve the right to change my title as I go along.

Lisa-Jane said...

What a brilliant collection of titles! My friend has a scrapbooking quotes book that loads of people use at the crops for title inspiration and now you've given me the idea of adding potential titles to my little inspiration book - thank you!

Jimjams said...

Great ideas ... I'll be writing them down and adding them to my crop-box for when inspiration fails! TFS

Mitra Pratt said...

Super Cool Sian! And thanks for posting Dad's story. He was super happy! Me too I had found some sun finally on vacation! Someone on blog land said something about playing along with your sketch so I'm off to stalk the rest of your blog!

yyam said...

Hehe...what a great list of ideas. I'm going to use them. Thanks for sharing!

Mary B said...

What a fantastic idea will make a note of those title and let you know when I use one.

Sue Althouse said...

This is a great list! Most of the time I pull my title from my journaling, but sometimes I get stuck.

Sandra said...

Thank you, I can already think of layouts ready to use those titles for

Ginger said...

Fantastic list! I shall print this one.

Becky said...

A brilliant idea! I am printing it out and sticking it in my desk!

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