Ideas for Including Trendy “Easter Eggs” into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling

Ideas for Including Trendy "Easter Eggs" into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling | Get It ScrappedIncorporating nods to current trends in your scrapbook page storytelling is a great way to incorporate “the times” into your memory keeping. Celebrity happenings and fads spread faster than ever in our socially-connected lives now.

Such nods or inside jokes are referred to as “Easter eggs” and  have been intentionally incorporated into computer programs, video games, movies, and books.

Our Creative Team has made pages that are not specially about celebrities or fads but that incorporate a nod to them.

Kelly Prang says, “My youngest daughter daughter loves Starbucks and she has a long list of items she wants to try there, and that’s what this page is about.”

“My daughter and is a huge Taylor Swift fan. Swift’s newest album came out a few months ago. In her song “Blank Spaaaaaace” there is a line that is often misheard.  Many many people think she is saying ‘got a long list of Starbucks Lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.‘ The line is actually ‘got a long list of ex-lovers . . .’  Now I can only hear starbucks lovers when I hear the song, which is approximately 43 times per day thanks to my youngest.”

“The misheard lyric was the perfect title, for this page about my daughter.”

Ideas for Including Trendy "Easter Eggs" into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Got a long list Starbucks Lovers by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Amy Martin: whip it up fast template; One Little Bird: How it Began papers and elements; Brandi Sutherlin Designs: Around the World; Zoe Pearn: Hello Summer; Flerg: Happy Haunting; Simple Girl Scraps: Q&A Mini; C Chodil: This Day; Micheline Martin: Apple a Day; Mommyish: Chipboard style; Scrapping with Liz: Edge template; Kristen Aagard: Amusement Park; Traci Reed, I like you a Latte; Just Jaimee: Coming Home; Pink Reptile Designs: zzs iNSD 2011; Celeste Knight: iNSD 2013 freebie; Lori Pereyra: Afternoon Delight.

Devra Hunt says, “My son was showing a goofy side of himself in front of some friends.  I don’t often get to see that side of him. He’s usually reserved in front of me when his friends are around.”

“I gave a nod to the actor, Matthew McConaughey, and his catch phrase of ‘All Right, All Right, All Right’ with the title of my page. Matthew McConaughey gives the appearance of a laid back kind of guy, and uses this phrase often. I thought his manner fit with my son’s sunglasses and peace sign. I rendered the title with 3 different alphas that grow from small to large to represent momentum in the statement.”

Ideas for Including Trendy "Easter Eggs" into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

All Right, All Right by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper, stickers, washi tape-Bella Blvd, wood piece-American Crafts, resin piece and patch-Freckled Fawn, chipboard-Naked Chipboard, enamel dots-My Minds Eye, Alphas-Webster’s pages, Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, Ink-VersaMagic, Pen & adhesive-EK Success

Jennifer Kellogg says, “This page is about a trip to New York with my daughter for college visits–and of how terrible our hotel was.”

“When I was little, New York was where Eloise, of the Eloise books by Kay Thompson, lived. In Eloise’s world, New York is elegant and sophisticated. Our hotel was neither of these things. I placed a small image of the Eloise book cover on the page and used colors pulled from the book jacket.This page brings together my memories from reading the book with our experiences at the hotel.”

Ideas for Including Trendy "Easter Eggs" into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling | Jennifer Kellogg | Get It Scrapped

Not the Plaza by Jennifer Kellogg | Supplies: Simply Tiffany Studios: Spring Pack One Template; Mommyish: New York State of Mind Kit, Gold Foil Styles, Shadow Styles; Traci Reed: A Future So Bright Alpha; Font: American Typewriter.

Carrie Arick says, “This layout documents the recipe of a special tea that helps us battle the cold season.”

“Patrick Stewart is an actor who has a knack for turning up in viral videos. His role on the iconic Strar Trek series is one of the reasons he’s beloved by his fans and his many catch phrases as that character are still repeated today. Those who know Stewart’s work will easily pick up on the nod to him in this page. I played on his role as Capt. Picard a few different ways: the design is a nod to the uniform he wore, the title is part of one of his catch phrases and the first letter of the first few words in my journaling spell out Picard.”

Ideas for Including Trendy "Easter Eggs" into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling | Carrie Arick | Get It Scrapped

Tea: Hot by Carrie Arick | Supplies: Understated by Karla Dudley & Sabrina’s Creations; Gitterbets by Allison Pennington; Torn Treasures vol. 2 by Pink Reptile Designs; Font: Cassidy

Amy Kingsford, says “This page is about celebrating my son’s progress in school and how proud we are of his hard work!”

“I blended together a picture of my son with a fun brain graphic, which was originally meant as a more serious design choice but I couldn’t help but think of the game Plants vs. Zombies every time I thought of the word brains. And so I gave a little nod to the popular game by bringing in a blended screen capture, a variety of plant embellishments, and, of course, our little zombie friend peeking in from the right.  I also added a special little joke just for my son in the journaling!”

Ideas for Including Trendy "Easter Eggs" into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Our Brainiac by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Sahin Designs: Our House; Sahlin Studio: Charmed Mini Kit; Scrapaneers: Champions Templates – Febraury; Fonts: Modern No. 20, Courier and Magneto.

 

6 Responses to Ideas for Including Trendy “Easter Eggs” into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling

  1. Sarah R. March 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    Super fun article and pages!

  2. Su Hall May 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    I like to add in a hidden gem once in a while myself. Here is an image I did for a photo-manip challenge:

    http://i.minus.com/ib2wKd6CHyGXLf.jpg

    Can you find it? LOL

    Su

    • Debbie Hodge May 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

      Love your ghostly touch, Su. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Su Hall May 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Thank you, Debbie! That means a lot!
    Do you see Santa’s foot coming down the chimney? LOL

    Su

    • Debbie Hodge May 31, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

      NO! I”d missed it until now. Brilliant :D

  4. Su Hall June 1, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    Maybe it’s silly, but, I love putting something unexpected, yet, not obvious! It’s like my little secret, ya know? I guess that is considered an Easter egg, eh?
    Thank you, Debbie!

    Su

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