Scrapbooking Quotes

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Scrapbooking Quotes and Sayings for Your Layouts

Oops … facing a scrapbook page with missing words? Scrapbooking quotes to the rescue! Quotes are great thoughts, wisdom, or wit condensed into brief lines expressed by someone else. When chosen thoughtfully, a quote can help you express your inner feelings and thoughts, probably in fewer words too.

To you, maybe the journaling part is the hardest. That’s what worries some of my friends when they scrapbook too. They shared that it’s easy to place the photos and embellishments on the page, but they’re usually stuck at the journaling portion.

They have the journaling block (aka writer’s block). Do you have the same concern? Quotes can be a good solution.

Here are some wonderful benefits of using scrapbooking quotes:

  • Quotes are great space fillers. They put across messages or ideas you just can’t seem to put into words as effectively.
  • Quotes can inspire. You believe that some wise words from a famous person can act as a piece of valuable advice.
  • Quotes can lend an element of fun, inspiration, laughter, or sentimentality to your scrapbook pages. Maybe those are words you wish you had said them yourself.

Are these reasons good enough to make you want to include a scrapbooking quote in your next layout? Quotes can be the perfect companion for your scrapbook pages.

There are loads of quotes out there that you can use, just that you need to spend time digging quotes.

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Okay, if you prefer something tailored for scrapbookers to use in your scrapbook pages, and you don’t want to waste time digging for quotes everywhere, you have to check out the 5,000 Scrapbook Titles & Quotes eBook. The sayings and phrases in this eBook are NOT longish quotes by someone famous. They are mostly short sayings you can use as page titles, phrases, or photo captions.

Such a compilation is a huge time-saver. It lets you have one complete resource guide with hundreds of pages of over 5,000 phrases, titles, and captions especially compiled for scrapbookers. I have a copy and I find it useful. See how I used it to create the page titles for two of my layouts here.

Meanwhile, if you like some quotes to use in your scrapbook layouts, right below is my hand-picked collection of 75 Scrapbooking Quotes which I believe you’ll enjoy using for your projects.

75 Scrapbooking Quotes


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
– Anonymous

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
– John W. Gardner

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
– Charles R. Swindoll

Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal.
– Anonymous

Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.”
– Anonymous

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.
– Byrd Baggett

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
– Danny Kaye

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
– Wayne Dyer

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In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
– Janos Arany

It has been said that we need just three things in life: Something to do, Something to look forward to, And someone to love.

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.
– Anonymous

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
– Dr. Seuss

People love others not for who they are but for how they make them feel.
– Irwin Federman quotes

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
– Sam Keen

Love is like a Rubix Cube, there are countless numbers of wrong twists and turns, but when you get it right, it looks perfect no matter what way you look at it.
– Brian Cramer

Love is a lot like dancing – you just surrender to the music.
– Anonymous

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.
– Hans Nouwens

Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay. Love isn’t love until you give it away.
– Michael W. Smith

I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
– Javan

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
– Anonymous

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.
– Anonymous

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
– Anonymous

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
– Pablo Picasso

Love is like an earthquake-unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are.

Will you love me in December as you do in May,
Will you love me in the good old fashioned way?
When my hair has all turned gray,
Will you kiss me then and say,
That you love me in December as you do in May?
– James Walker


Happiness is what happens to us when we try to make someone else happy.
– Anonymous

Happiness is like a kiss…you must share it to enjoy it.
– Anonymous

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
– Hugh Downs

Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality.
– Unknown

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
— Langston Hughes

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
– Georg Wilhelm Hegel

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
– Elizabeth Hardwick

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
– Reinhold Niebuhr

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
– Robert Cody

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
– Anonymous

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
– Zig Ziglar

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
– Anonymous

Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true.
– Anonymous

You won’t realize the distance you’ve walked until you take a look around and realize how far you’ve been.
– Anonymous

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
– Andre Gide

Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.
– Stephen Kaggwa

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
– Dr. Seuss



A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
– Eda J. Le Shan

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
– Anonymous

Anyone who uses the phrase ‘easy as taking candy from a baby’ has never tried taking candy from a baby.
– Unknown

Ten fingers,
Ten toes,
She’s laughter and teardrops,
So small and brand new,
And amazingly angelic.
She’s sent to bless you,
She’s one special Baby,
The best of life’s treasure,
And will grant and bless you,
Many hours of great pleasure.
– Unknown

Every child is a different kind of little flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
– Haim Ginott

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
– Bruce Barton

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
-Chinese Proverb

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
– Pablo Picasso

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
– Anonymous quotes

Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.
– Eberhard Arnold

What feeling is so nice as a child’s hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
– Marjorie Holmes


A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
– Tenneva Jordan

A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved.
– Kate Samperi

You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be -I had a mother who read to me.
– Strickland Gillilan

No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.
– Edwin H. Chapin

As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible.
– Ruth Bell Graham

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
– Anonymous


A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
– Walter Winchell

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
– Elisabeth Foley

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
– Donna Roberts

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
– Gloria Naylor

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
– Bernard Meltzer

Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.
– Anonymous

True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.
– Anonymous

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
– Albert Camus

Friendship is like vitamins, we supplement each other’s minimum daily requirements.
– Unknown

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For ideas on what you can write on your scrapbook pages, visit the scrapbooking journaling section.

21 thoughts on “Scrapbooking Quotes”

    1. Hi Carol,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Scrapbooking can be therapeutic, and it also provides a wonderful avenue to capture some of your favorite memories of your mom. How about some of most unforgettable moments with your mom, or her daily routine, the values she has passed on to you, or whatever stories of your mom that you’ll like for you or your children if you have any, to remember years down the road? You could also pick up some quotes that remind you of your mom, or your mom’s favorite quotes and scrapbook about that. Just take your time and scrapbook what feels right for you.

    2. I lost my husband of 31yrs to cancer. I made a scrape book(my first time ever) as I was putting my thoughts together with the picture made laugh and some made me cry but it helped because I had alot of wonderful memories.

      1. Hi Sandra,

        Thanks for sharing your bittersweet experience in creating your first scrapbook! I’m sure it will be filled with beautiful memories you’ve shared with your late husband.

  1. What can I put at the start of my scrap book? It’s for Valentine’s Day and it’s gonna be filled with pics and first cinema tickets, first mistletoe etc, so it needs to be something like “here’s all our pics and memories” but not that rubbish. lol I can’t think! :(

    1. Hi Carmen,

      Are you referring to the cover page of your romance scrapbook? You can put up a favorite photo of you and your boyfriend and put a title such as “Our First Memories Together” and decorate the cover to your liking. You can also replace the photo with a big pretty heart cutout or a series of smaller heart cutouts. Another example page title could be “Carmen and xxx, 2015-2016”. Just some ideas to spark your own creativity!

  2. I want suggestion for title name as well as order in which I can put my friend photos… I want it to be the best and make him happy… and I have less time too.. :(

    1. Hi Shobitha,

      It’s hard for me to give you suggestions as I don’t know what kind of scrapbook you’re creating. But when it comes to scrapbooking, there’s no right or wrong way to creating your layouts. You can decide on a theme to make it easier for you to create your scrapbook. For example, Our Best Moments Together – put related photos and include journaling of your memories of the moments shared together.

  3. I want to make a scrapbook to be at my son’s wedding reception. I have pictures of both of them growing up and then pictures of their 1st met, dating and their engagement. Any ideas on how I should lay it out?

    1. Hi Sheryll,

      This is going to be one meaningful scrapbook, which after being displayed at your son’s wedding reception, could be given to the newlyweds as a gift. Since you seem to have photos of the couple at various point of their courtship, perhaps you can lay out the photos in a chronological order, as you’ve mentioned. Layouts about the growing up years of your son, growing-up years of his wife-to-be, their first date, other important occasions till the date of their engagement.

      Keep the layout design simple and consistent throughout the scrapbook album so that it is easier for the guests to look through the album at the wedding reception, especially when there might be many guests who want a look through. If you want an easier time in creating the layouts, pick 2-3 standard layouts you can repeat throughout the album. Focus on the photos, add in the important dates, occasion, and tidbits of information, and keep the embellishments simple and elegant.

      If you’re stuck about how to place elements on your pages, check out how scrapbook sketches can help you save time.

  4. I want to make scrapbook for my best friend’s birthday but I have no idea on how to make it a crazy one? I don’t want to make it simple and I have less time too. And what should I write in it ?

    1. Hi Neeti,

      If you want to inject some fun into your scrapbook, maybe you can look into using some fun colors for your pages and add in some pretty embellishments to dress up your pages. Look into getting some fun and colorful stickers with expressions that will help you to express some of your thoughts on the page.

      As for journaling, you can share your thoughts about your friendship, or pick a few beautiful friendship quotes to sprinkle throughout your scrapbook, or note down some of the details of the photo for memory’s sake.

      There are really many different ways you can take this. First off, you might want to sort through some of your photos and decide on several photos you want to use for your scrapbook, then decide on how many pages you want to create, and then start creating your pages. Have fun!

  5. I am starting a business and was wondering if I could direct my clients to this site so they can choose some for their scrapbooks?

    1. Hi Serenity,

      You’re welcome to direct your clients to this site if you believe that the scrapbooking information will be useful for them. Wishing you all the best in your new business! :)

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