Play it Again! Holiday Style

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I (Katie) am so excited to bring you another round of “Play it Again” and share with you many different ways to digi scrap the same memory. This is a great way to illustrate some of the many possibilities that exist when it comes to digital scrapbooking!

Here at The Daily Digi we really want to emphasize that there is not a “right way” or a “wrong way” to put together a layout. It’s more about capturing the memory, finding your own style(s), and PLAYING! Yes, it’s ok to play and have fun!

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THE INSTRUCTIONS:

This time, I gave some of the best scrappers in the digi community four holiday photos to work with. The only “rules” were that they had to include all the photos and the journaling. Everything else (including the title) was up to them!

THE JOURNALING:

The traditional red and green of Christmas is the color scheme I love the most for the holiday season. I know there are plenty of beautiful decorations in other colors, but it wouldn’t be Christmas for me if it wasn’t done in classic red and green. I love lush green wreaths with bright red berries, presents topped with sparkling red and green bows, holiday candies in festive colors, and dressing up our everyday possessions in the colors of Christmas. I simply love this seasonal color combination!

THE RESULTS:

I’m in love with the cute little reindeer peeking out from the Christmas tree on this layout. I love the play on the festive color scheme in this layout and the way the journaling wraps around the centered embellishments is really clever!

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Layout by Tracy Ducar. Credits: Dear Santa by lliella designs and Kaye Winiecki. Font-DJB Boy v Girl by Darcy Baldwin.

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The background paper and glitter on this layout is just dreamy and the shadowing is so realistic and eye-catching! I especially love the candy cane elements to go with the pictures of my peppermint jar and candy bark.

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Layout by: Brenda (3LittleKs) Supplies: “The Warmest Season” by Loreta Labarca and “Honey Pots #3” by Busy Bee Designs and “Candy Kisses” photo actions by BerrySweet Designs.

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I just adore the papers on this layout! The white paper is subtle, but still has a fun holiday theme and design. The page design is really dynamic with the titled papers for dramatic effect.

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Layout by Holly Takatsuka (hollyinjapan) Credits: papers and elements from Ho Ho Ho by Laura Banasiak and Micheline Martin.Page template from Template Pack 7 by Kaye Winiecki

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The red frames on this layout are just perfect with the photos and cute cluster of embellishments. The title “its all about the colors” is just a perfect match with the journaling!

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Layout by Britanee Walker. Credits: Jolly Holiday – Tracie Stroud & Captivated Visions collab, Blueprints no.36 – DeCrow Designs,

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This layout has such amazing clusters of embellishments! I can’t even imagine the number of layers that were created for this page. I especially love the ornament balls with the pretty reflections.

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Layout by Sasha Bliss (mom2peanuts). Credits: Flying Wishes by Jofia Devoe Green Christmas by Jofia Devoe Sweet Christmas by Kimla Designs Font is CK Bella

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Isn’t the tin bucket in the title work just fun?! I love how it is spilling out festive page embellishments! The focus on the photos in this layout is something I also love.

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Layout by Studio Rosey Posey. Credits: Studio Natali – Merry Christmas Bundle Font: L850 Slab

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The title and alpha on this layout are such a great match for the theme of the page. I’m a big fan of those fun trees at the top also!

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Layout by Dana Attlan. Credits: christmas countdown by valorie wibbens, merry and bright by kate hadfield and kaye winiecki, strips ‘n pieces templates vol.2 by sahlin studio,stitched scallops by gina miller,bitty baby photo actions by gina miller.

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Here’s my take on the “Play it Again!” challenge. I decided to use just one embellishment (the strand of lights) to emphasize the moose with Christmas lights on his antlers. I’m ok with only using 1 or 2 embellis on a page because for me it calls attention to something special I want to highlight.

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Layout by Katie. Credits: Template 8 by Yin, Holly Designs Twas the Night before Christmas, Kaye Winiecki & Kate Hadfied Merry & Bright, SF Tonya font.

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Isn’t it fun to see all the different ways that just one layout can be scrapped? I truly love all of them! Thanks so much to the talented digi scrappers who helped us see all the different ways to PLAY!

Look through each layout again and think about which one you prefer. Think about why that one stands out to you and what you like about it. It’s a great exercise to help you learn about yourself as a scrapper and your own preferred style. It also might help you explore some new styles that you haven’t tried before.  Its perfectly OK to use several different styles and methods in your own scrapbooking – I do it all the time!  When you get ready to work on your next layout, take some time to think about all the ways you could play with that memory and have some fun!

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