Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Title Troubles? Here's your answer!

Do you have ever trouble thinking up a good title for your scrapbook page?  Or what about a quote for the inside of a card?  I struggle with titles all the time and usually end up doing something lame like "Alaska" for an Alaska layout.

I was excited when I was contacted by Betsy Flot, the author of "Inspiration Station", a handy book full of over 13,700 titles and quotes for scrapbooking and card making.  She sent me a copy to review and offered another up as a signed giveaway!

The first thing I noticed when I received the book was how thorough it was.  There was a category for everything a scrapbooker could think of: seasons, holidays, sports, school, business/career, moving, animals, angels, travel (by state also!), going places, courtship to marriage, baby, birthday, hobbies, all about me, sentiments, etc.

Reading through the list gave me ideas for pages I need to make.  To see the whole list of categories, click HERE!

When I received the book, I was intrigued by it's size - 608 pages in a spiral bound 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" book.  There's a lot of information here! I loved the spiral binding which made flipping to the relevant sections quick.  The size would make it easy to pack for a crop.
The book is well organized in categories and then alphabetized sub-categories (see above). I like how simple it is to find what I need.

Here is a sample page from "Inspiration Station":
"Inspiration Station" can be purchased directly from Betsy Flot here for $29.99 with free shipping in the US and comes with a signed inscription.

Want a chance to win "Inspiration Station"?

1) Leave a comment below letting me know how if you struggle with titles/quotes also.
2) Subscribe or follow the blog.

That's it!

Winner will be announced next Monday, October 29, 2012 here.

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254 comments:

  1. Oh boy, do I ever have troubles with page titles and quotes, etc.
    This book would be a definite God-send!
    Thanks for this opportunity!
    Jill

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  2. This sounds like an awesome book. I too have trouble with titling my scrapbook pages. I also have trouble with the title for the Scrapbook itself. This book also sounds like it gives ideas for the inside sentiment for cards. Buying different sentiments for cards in stamps is expensive and you don't want every card to have the same sentiment so I find I leave it blank and then just handwrite something in it when I'm in a hurry and have to have a card right now. Can we buy this book now?

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  3. This book would be super helpful, sometimes I just look at a page for days, before I can come up with the perfect words to make that page special.

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  4. I stare and stare at the page and after I finally come up with a title I think it looks really dumb but decide to go with it anyway.

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  5. Great idea and yes I do struggle with titles. I just google my key words and something usually comes up..... but love this idea.

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  6. I most definitely DO struggle with coming up with new titles....this book would be so incredibly useful and helpful. I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  7. Yes, I have a terrible time thinking up sentiments for the cards that I make. This book sounds like just what I need. Thanks for chance to win.

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  8. It can be very hard with words/sentiments. The book looks great.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  9. Rose said...
    I struggle all the time with that! So when I see a title or quote I like I have to write it down.I have a note pad just for that!(I find that it help me,I have one for the church bulletin boards too)What a great book TFS!
    Rosebud2222222

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  10. What a cool book. I love that it is spiral bound. It makes it easier to flip through.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal
    redpupper@aol.xom

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  11. Cardian Angel/WandaOctober 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    I have trouble coming up with unique titles for pages and cards. Whether to use "to" or "2" or variations of styles. This book would be a wonderful addition to my craft supplies.

    pwburns at nemr dot net

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  12. This book looks aqwaomw! I am always having trouble with titles especially since the kids are getting older and are into things I don't know much about!

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  13. Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com)October 24, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Help is a unspoken word. Assistance is always needed to titles and sentiments. WHen I can not apply what fits my card, it can sit for a long period of time, until I see the light at the end of the tunnel. A book to assist would be welcomed in my home. and treasured.

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  14. This book sounds like the perfect solution for me. When it comes to thinking of titles/captions, my brain freezes and I draw a blank. I could definitely use the help. Thanks for the chance!

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  15. I rely on stamps to fill the inside of my cards. I go on hunts for them. This looks like such a lovely book. It would make the hunt for words so much easier. I sure would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. I definitely struggle with what to put inside my cards. Would love to win this resource. Ty for the opportunity.

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  17. Hi Joy, thanks for the chance to win. This book would be a great addition to my work shop. I think coming up with titles for my scrapbook pages is one of the reasons I dont make lay outs. The index looks very promising.

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  18. One of the reasons that it takes me so long to complete a page is the title . . . never sure what to say! Thanks so much for this opportunity. I don't usually comment bcs I don't see any chance of winning, but I would really use this one. Thanks again . . .

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  19. I've always struggled with titles especially with those that just deal with everyday moments and not those special ones.

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  20. What a great book. I end up spending more time thinking of a creative title than I do scraping a page. What great inspiration!!
    Gwen
    gracevela@comcast.net

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  21. What a great idea! I too struggle with finding words for my pages, which is why my son's book has not been worked on in quite some time. It is no fun spending hours on the internet looking at other peoples pages trying to find an appropriate title! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  22. I definitely have a problem coming up with titles for my layouts. My solution is either a lame title or no title at all. I have lots of the latter. This book sounds like a wonderful answer to the problem.

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  23. What a great book! It would be a fantastic resource to have in my stash of scrapping treasures.

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  24. When using a sketch I usually put a whole entire layout together without the thought of a picture and most importantly that title? Crazy I know then it will sit until I stare at the picture and rehash what was taking place or the feeling and then maybe something comes up!

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  25. I would love this book. I do struggle with my titles for scrapbooking. I find myself looking at song titles or just searching the internet for something catchy. This book sounds like it may save me some distress!

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  26. I struggle all the time with titles for my pages. I am like you, and usually end up with blah things. This book would be great for really making my pages pop. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Megan H.
    mhcards@embarqmail.com

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  27. I always have trouble coming up with something clever to say in my cards, I think this would be a great tool to have. I have been subscribed to yuour blog for a little over 2 years, I like all the helpful information you find here.

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  28. Yes! I am so un-cleaver. I end up either writing something generic and boring or thinking of something really cheesy.

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  29. Titles is my biggest block....Once I have a title I am on my way. Sounds like a great book.

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  30. I love this. I always have a hard time coming up with lo titles and different card sentiments. This would be such an awesome resource!!

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  31. I am title and journalling deficiant. I have a number of pages almost finished but just don't know what a good title would be to enhance my photos and layouts. Beth M (WI)

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  32. Such a relief to know I am not the only one that struggles with titles. I thought i was missing a creative gene, LOL This would be a lifesaver for me.

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  33. I think I struggle with this as we just have so much on our minds already and our creativity gets zapped. Thanks for the drawing.
    Lorrie

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  34. This sounds like a Godsend. You can't possibly have a stamp that for every possible subject and I don't like to use the same ones over and over. I would love to win this. I am a long time follower.

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  35. I can never think of a good title. I usually go with the obvious - the name of place or event. Inspiration would be great! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Jeanene

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  36. this look s like the go to book. I am already a follower and would love to have this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  37. I would definitely have a use for this book. I don't have many titles on my pages because I can't think up something catchy.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. I struggle ALOT with titles. To the point that I usually just leave them off...

    Thanks for the chance to win this great resource!!

    Carrie

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  39. I always strugle coming up with the right words for scrapbook pages. This book would be very helpful with that

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  40. I always have a horrible time coming up with page titles. I always feel so uncreative in this area! A well-organized book would be such a great asset to have in my tool bag.

    harperpooh at yahoo dot com

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  41. Titling and journaling are my weaknesses when scrapbooking. I need this book to help me improve.

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  42. Sounds like a fantastic book, and always need newer sentiments to make cards for recurring friends. Hate to send them with the same thing as the time before! TFS about this book and will put it on my Christmas list!

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  43. This book would be perfect for me. I always have a hard time with titles and sentiments for scrapbooking and cards.

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  44. This sounds like an absolutely fabulous publication, well worth the price tag. It appears to be organized in such a way as to be easy to use and find what you are looking for. Too many times I've stared at a project needing a simple phrase or word to complete what I'm working on. I could really use this . . .

    adsmg@msn.com

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  45. I sometimes spend more time searching for just the write words and this book would help.

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  46. To have quotes and cute sayings at your fingertips is a blessing. I am always at a loss when it comes to something that is perfect to say. This would be a great tool, thank you for the chance to win a great book.

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  47. This book looks like a lifesaver. My titles always seem repetive - Halloween, Christmas, so-and-so's birthday. I would this book to give my pages a little pizazz.

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  48. I'm a subscriber and follower of your blog.

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  49. I love page titles, especially funny ones! Thank you for this opportunity to win an "inspirational" book!

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  50. Titles are hard - but I struggle with journaling too.

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  51. This looks fabulous. Something I could really use. Seriously wanting to get this book.

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  52. I always have trouble with coming up with card quotes! So tricky!

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  53. I just wanted to tell you how happy it makes me that you post the coupons on your blog. It is a reminder first of all and then when I print them out and get great deals it is especially great. Thanks Joy

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