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Posted 12/8/2012 by Rag94 in General Scrappin'
 

Rag94
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Posted: 12/8/2012 7:03:12 AM
Hey! I seem to have a hard time choosing a title. What's your process for making a title that isn't just the name of the person or something?

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Posted: 12/8/2012 7:18:19 AM
I try to keep my titles pretty short. Usually mine is related to the story or what is happening in the photos. For example, if I went to a concert and scrapped it the title would probably be the name of the band, or maybe "David Bowie Concert." Or if it is a birthday party that had a theme I'd use "Cowboy Birthday" or whatever the theme was.

Sometimes I will pull the title from something funny the person in the photo/at the event said.

If it's just a general photo and I'm trying to highlight a personality trait I might make the title "So Goofy" or "Adorable Girl." Or if the person is wearing a piece of clothing I know they love, the title may be "KBPea's Green Sweater" with journaling about where the person got the sweater (gift? great clearance deal?), how much they wear it, why they like it, etc.

Usually when I start the LO I know the story I want to tell and I choose the photos to support it, so that makes it pretty easy to come up with a title because it will be related to the story. I know some people do it the other way around and focus on the photo with the journaling/story being less important, in which case I can see it being harder.


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Posted: 12/8/2012 7:18:23 AM
Most of my titles are simple too. If I want something more I try to think of word plays that will fit. Examples: For a LO of my kids playing with Donald Duck and nephew statues at Disney I titled it FOWL PLAY. For a pick of my little one and her dad playing in the pool with a pool noodle I title it CANOODLING. With the ca smaller than the noodling. There are also website with ideas for titles. I have also used songs as inspiration ie. In My Daughters Eyes for a lo of my baby's face close up.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 7:21:07 AM

For a LO of my kids playing with Donald Duck and nephew statues at Disney I titled it FOWL PLAY.


I love a good pun! That is cute.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 8:43:40 AM
I had fun doing a page of one of my cats with several pictures of her sleeping in lots of different places.

The title was BABY EVERYWHERE. (Large chipboard letters)

BUT I went back with smaller letters to make it say---

where does BABY sleep? EVERYWHERE she wants to!

Yep, her name was Baby.

I came out so cute I will be looking for other places to use this idea.


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Posted: 12/8/2012 9:33:00 AM
Sometimes the title is just what LO is about ("Coyaba Gardens," "Produce Market," "Lunch at Spring Garden" etc) but I really prefer titles that are clever.

I use a lot of "play on words" type of titles:
"The Suite Life" for a LO about our cruise cabin.
"Carving Artist" for a LO about the ice sculpture guy giving a demo.
"Bird of Parrotdise" for a LO about a gorgeous parrot at a resort in Cozumel.
"Pedal Pushers" for a LO about my boys riding bikes together.

I sometimes use song titles or phrases from songs:
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for a LO about my travel companions and I drinking shots of Mexican liquor.
"These small hours, These little wonders" for a LO about my boys when second DS was born (full disclosure, I scraplifted this idea for title and layout from another scrapper).
"Two Tickets to Paradise" LO about our departure for vacation, including the boarding passes.

When I'm stuck for a title I look here and here.

HTH,
Shara

ETA: I also use movie titles from time to time but I won't start a list here, lol.


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Posted: 12/8/2012 10:43:01 AM
I am one who starts with the photos, lets them guide design, color and embellishment choices and lastly journaling and title. I have sometimes done it your way.

We end up with very similar thoughts about titles. Sometimes, something will spark a bit more creativity. For instance, when working with a photo of my DGD on her second birthday, I came across a sticker in the line I was working with that said "Tres Chic." From that, a title "2 Looks Tres Chic on You" was born.



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Posted: 12/8/2012 12:18:11 PM
My process is identical to EllenPea's. I start with the photos. The title usually comes to me as I'm working on the layout or after I've decided on the exact photos for the LO. I very rarely have a title in mind and then go searching for the right pics.

Sometimes a finished layout will sit for days or even weeks before a clever title comes to me.

Shara

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Posted: 12/8/2012 7:37:42 PM
I struggle with tiles since many seem so repetitious so most times, I just skip em!


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Posted: 12/9/2012 12:57:56 PM
Titles are hit or miss with me. Unless they really add something to my LO I just skip 'em.

However
This title

"These small hours, These little wonders"


is inspiring. I love it enough that I would build a LO around it!


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Posted: 12/9/2012 9:17:21 PM
I stink at thinking of titles. I LOVE clever titles and stand in awe (and jealously) of people that can make them up. Wish I had that skill!!
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