Easter 2014 | Scrapbook Layout

I know I've said this before but one of the things I love about having blog is that it acts as a home for my stories until I have a chance to scrapbook them.

This works especially well for longer stories.

Today I'm sharing a layout I made documenting Easter that includes journaling from this post. This documentation could have gone in Project Life® as an insert (longer stories for me often mean creating an insert) but I was more interested in playing around with a traditional layout. Thankful for options.

This layout feels really classic to me, maybe almost old-school if that's such a thing in scrapbooking. It's very clean-lined and organized and everything has a home.

I wanted to use 4x6 photos paired with the Easter Blessings 3x4 cardson a traditional layout.


To print out the 3x4 cards I used an Epson R2000 printer and Epson Matte Presentation Paper. I also used that printer for the long journal strips (on cream cardstock).

Pattern paper along the edges is from Simple Stories: Hey Mom | Lovely.

The Epson Picturemate prints photos with the white border (it's an option).

The black embellishments are Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Framed - love them. They are a raised plastic piece that you twist or cut out and they already have adhesive on the back.

When I first got all the items together for this page I planned to use six of the Easter 3x4 cards. As I was adhering elements I decided to subtract two of the cards and use the simple embellishment mix of the chipboard heart + the black plastic word in it's place. I love how that turned out.


  • Those of you who've taken my Hello Story workshop have heard me talk about using subtraction as a design technique. For this layout I subtracted two of the 3x4 journal cards and added embellishments in those spots. What can you subtract from your next project (and maybe or maybe not add something in it's place)?
  • The basic design principles found in divided page protectors can be used on traditional pages to create home for your words, photos and embellishments. Think in terms of this sort of grid as you lay-out your next scrapbook layout.

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