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A writer by predilection, an aunt by blessing and a friend by choice, Shelley has spent many years journaling before sitting down to draft her first novel. She has a B.A. in English discourse and is currently working on her third romantic-suspense, the title of which will be announced soon pending publication. Shelley is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as her RWA state chapter of the Maryland Romance Writers.
"I love story-telling. It's a way to live an experience through the eyes of a character." - Shelley N. Greene

Friday, April 14, 2017

L is for LETTERING #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my A-Z Blog Challenge! My theme for the month of April is scrapbooking, and today – L is for LETTERING.

Lettering is another straight-forward topic, it’s the addition of individual letters to your scrapbook page.

A majority of letters come in sticker form, but like the embellishments post, letters can be made of any material including (but not limited to): clay, plastic, wood, and ceramics.

The most common use for letters are for the header of a page, but they also help to section off areas of a page.

In each of my albums I have a “Buh-Bye” page to show the events of the previous year, and a “Resolutions” page to list my goals for the new annum.

Letters patterned after a theme can integrate all of the elements of a page.
This is an example of a themed header.

Other ways to add letters is with the help of stencils or by drawing freehand.

Here I used chalkboard paper for the first time. This type of paper would be fun to use with a deli counter or coffee menu-board theme.

The only disadvantage to using letters is alignment.

A helpful trick to space sticker letters is to:

-         Lay the letters out non-adhesive side down, and position them how you want them.

-         Take a strip of wax paper (or release paper) that is the length of your word, and gently fold the paper in half (do not score).

-         Carefully place the seam of the folded release paper midway across your word leaving the top half of the letters exposed.

-         Pick up the word (partially attached to the paper) by the paper edges and turn it over.

-         Place the word where you want it to go on your page, and press the top (sticky) half of the letters down.

-         Gently pull-roll the wax paper away from the bottom half of the letters.

-         Press firmly to adhere.

The result is evenly spaced and perfectly positioned words. J

Well, that’s another A-Z letter crossed off our list! This blog challenge is going fast!

I so appreciate you checking out my theme. If you’ve enjoyed this post or have any tips on how to letter like a pro, please leave a comment below.

And If you’re ready for more A-Z madness, please check out the blogs of other participants. You can find them on social media by searching @AprilA2Z and #AtoZChallenge.

I’ll be wrapping up this week on Saturday with a super cool letter – M is for MOSIAC.

Hope to see you then!

-         SNG


  1. Scrapbooking is a relaxing way to spend time, and it is such a unique way to document memories. I find scrapbooking materials addictive. Lettering is such an important part of the creation. Nice post.

    L for Lightsaber

  2. Hi Writing - I love your name! Aren't the scrapbooking supplies are to resist? I go into the craft store for ONE thing (famous last words). Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

  3. That is a great tip! Really love your lettering examples!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good luck on the rest of your A to Z challenge

    Sylvia @ The Creative Life

  4. Letters can be difficult to put down in the right way..meaning not crooked.

    1. Hi Birgit! Yes. I do struggle with letters. And you never know how sticky the sticker-variety will be until you play with them. Lol.

  5. I wish I could hand letter... but I am grateful for the Cricut and Silhouette machines. I try to title every page so the "reader" knows the subject matter. I love the idea of having a "buh-bye" page at the end of each album.