Weekly Warm-up: Use Inspirational Quotes on Your Layouts

Sitting in front of my computer one morning, fighting a cough and some sniffles, I grabbed a cough drop and stared at it in surprise.

My cough drop was talking to me. Alright, so it didn’t actually speak, but there, printed on the wrapper, were the words “Be resilient.” I smiled, popped the cough drop in my mouth, and continued on with my day, feeling a little bit more inspired to make it a good one.

As scrapbookers, we are no strangers to the inspiring power of words. We know the perfect title or the perfect bit of journaling can bring emotions and sentiments to a layout that the pictures by themselves can’t quite convey. For layouts with a particularly powerful message, try using your favorite inspirational quotes as a title or journaling.

Wild & Free by Katie Tennis, as seen in the March/April 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 33.

To help get you started, we’ve asked our editing team to share some of their favorite inspirational quotes:

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I don’t want to live –I want to love first, and live incidentally” –Zelda Fitzgerald

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Ghandi

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas”—Linus Pauling

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” –Abraham Lincoln

“I am not afraid…I was born for this” –Joan of Arc

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it” – Anne of Green Gables

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations”—Charles Swindoll

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”—Robert Frost

For more inspirational quotes, check out our “Creativity Heals” article in the January/February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes, and download a free inspirational quote.

–Meghan Nestel, Creating Keepsakes intern

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2 Responses to Weekly Warm-up: Use Inspirational Quotes on Your Layouts

  1. mary ann cline says:

    I save the wrappers from my Dove candies…..lots of neat sayings in them….I used several already

  2. Yay! I love a good quote.

    One of my favorites that I used on a layout is from a poem by AA Milne
    “And I say to myself as I look lazily down at the sea, there’s nobody else in the world and the world was made for me.”

    Used with pictures of my baby’s first time at the ocean. Magical :)

    Thanks for making me think of it, put a smile on my face.

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