I LOVE to scrapbook...all of my 7 kids. After years of being idle, I am finally feeling motivated to get back to the hobby I love so much. However...what used to be so easy for me is suddenly so overwhelming. I'm having trouble making simple decisions. I am using page maps and kits to make things less stressful but am wondering if anyone can recommend some good resources (besides this one!) for sketches and titles (titles kill me). Thanks in advance!
As for titles, I usually get mine from the picture I'm using in the LO, or an emotion or story that pertains to that picture. I eased back into it after a 5-yr hiatus, by being drawn to colors I loved. Vibrant, vivid, full of life. In the 2 yrs since, my tastes have changed, but I still enjoy looking at my old LO's. What helps me from becoming overwhelmed is organizing my area. I can't work or create a page if everythings' in chaos. Once all is in order, I start feeling 'the ich' to do a LO. Good luck, & enjoy the ride!
Sometimes titles are just obvious, but when i am struggling for one I will start my journaling first. Then either a word or a phrase pops out at me and that becomes my title. Maybe that would work for you.
I also don't feel the need to put a "title" on every page. Some pages just don't need a title and I don't like to force it because then it usually ends up being more awkward.
I don't always put a title on my pages. Sometimes I leave the pictures out so I can see them every time I walk by. That causes me to have brain farkles, which leads to ideas! I've had a photo of my dgd out for a few days now, trying to decide what to do with it. She is sitting in her high chair with mac and cheese all over her, including in her hair. I was thinking "macaroni head" but this afternoon it hit me--just "Say Cheese". I pulled my paper and will start on the layout in the morning. Can't wait to finish this one!
I love Susan Stringfellow's sketches. Her blog is Sketch Savvy, and she not only posts her interpretation of the sketch, but if readers send her images of their layouts using the sketch, she will add them to the post, adding to the inspiration!