Let your paper do the talking

paper can tell the story daily digi

The Good Stuff by Digital Design Essentials. The Dry Ribbon by Heather Joyce.


Have you ever thought of using patterned paper to journal your layouts? When Steph and I saw creative team member Ronnie’s layout about her daughter, we knew it was a great idea for a post!

Be Yourself by Ronnie

Layout by Ronnie. Link to credits.


Ronnie was able to tell her daughter an important story without having to type a single word of her own. The paper (from Forever Joy) came designed with those beautiful words already on it.

I started to look around and realized that this is a very easy and super fun way to add a message to a digital scrapbook layout. I love this page by Heddy where the overall theme is emphasized by the words on the background paper.

Heddy spring cleaning

Layout by Heddy. Link to credits.


I decided to try my hand at this technique and I was surprised at how quickly the layouts came together. So easy! As you can tell by the words on the white paper, this page is all about a birthday. There really wasn’t a need to say any more than that as I have an opposing layout with more personal details about the names of the party guests.

happy birthday 1999

One Little Bird Jubilee. Scrapbook Lady Studious template.


This paper had the perfect message to go with a photo of my husband on vacation. It’s always good to see him get a few minutes to actually relax now and then!

Relax by Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Little Butterfly Wings Fun in the Sun.


I absolutely love grilled food and in my house, I’m the one who “mans” the barbecue. I’m pretty good at it if I may be bold enough to say so!

Scrapbooklady Scenic template bbq

Kristin Aagard Backyard BBQ. Scrapbook Lady Scenic template.


Suddenly, I’m finding myself looking at previews with a new eye. I’m on the lookout for wordy papers to give my digi scrapping a fun twist!