The Last Supper–and prequel to Easter–was a Passover dinner. Spring is the time for celebrating these holidays, and they quite often make for pretty pretty pictures. Read on for ideas for scrapbooking them.
Kristy T says, “This page is about our tradition of doing an Easter Egg hunt each year on Easter Sunday.”
“I wanted to use a few photographs plus a large photograph to show the garden so I created a double page layout that incorporates a pocket. I made the two pages together so that there is unity and flow between them. I find that a neutral kraft background with brighter blue and pink is great for pages featuring children. I used glittery alphas and touches of gold to echo the foil papers of the eggs. Natural elements like wood veneers and burlap flowers complemented the outdoor photographs.”
Jennifer Kellogg says, “This layout tells the story about my mom making the kids get dressed up for Easter.”
“I used a template from Get It Scrapped Scrapbook Coach. I used a darker color paper for the bottom panel and a lighter colored paper for the top. It took a couple tries to find the right paper for the top panel. The patterned paper I tried first has a very big pattern on it. The one with the smallest pattern in the kit was the best. It doesn’t make the top too heavy. ”
Terry Billman says, “This layout describes the Easter traditions of my childhood and the traditions of my children and family later. Since the journaling is the focal point, I created a soft background with Easter lilies blended into the paper. Brads, artstrokes, and transfers guide your eyes through the layout. I keep the embellishing to a minimum when the journaling is the focal point.”
Audrey Tan says, “This page documents the unavailability of Easter eggs in India. I always look forward to Easter and the variety of eggs. I usually organize an Easter egg hunt for my boys. However, due to the lack of eggs, I’ve had to look for other alternatives. The hunt will still go ahead, though! I used last year’s Easter eggs picture and journaled about the lack of eggs to buy this year. The page has been created using Easter-themed embellishments.”
Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about our egg hunt for Easter 2014. This was the first year both of my boys were able to really participate in finding the eggs, and, thus, my husband and I were able to get a little more creative with our hiding spots.”
“I took inspiration from the colors and motifs of spring for this page. I enjoy making Easter pages because of the opportunity to use more “feminine” products in my stash for pages about my boys. I converted the photo to sepia so my photo would feel more at home. I used a vignette treatment to add drama to the scene. Then I used the good lookin’ chipboard embellishment to point out the egg in the photo.”
Amber Ries shared in her article 7 Ways to Make Meaning-Rich Events Scrapbook Pages, that she likes to weave references to current events and/or pop culture into her event layouts as a way to date them in a fresh and interesting way that adds another layer of meaning.
She says, “To make the Easter theme immediately recognizable despite the non-Eastery photos, I used themed elements and papers. The reference to ‘Tommy Thumb,’ which is the British version of ‘Where is Thumbkin’ gives the layout a reference to modern culture, and records that this was an English Preschool group–not an American or German group.”
Debbie Hodge says, “This page is about how the work of preparing for Passover has changed dramtically as my children have gotten older. There’s so much cooking and table prep work, and I used to do it while I took care of my kids–and I included them in all the peeling and cutting and tablesetting before, which made the work take even longer. Now everyone arrives home a bit before the start of the event and I’ve done it all alone, a little quicker and a little lonelier.”
Devra Hunt says, “Passover for us is as much about the meal as anything else. To our surprise and now family joke, we had steak instead of the anticipated brisket. This completely overshadowed my son reading the Four Questions for the first time. I used gingham and a tonal floral paper, as well as items like doilies, and houses that speak to family.”