Digi Scrapping a Dog–Play it Again!


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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!



I sent this picture to some of the most amazing scrappers in digi land and asked them to show us what they could create with it. The only rule they had to follow was to include my journaling and the picture of my dog Ginger. Everything else (including the title) was up to them!



I realize that you guys love to put words in my mouth. It is pretty funny to hear what you assume I must be thinking. I have to admit that most of the time you are right on target. Most of my thoughts center on naps and snacks. I’m a dog, it’s what I do.

I wish I could tell you how nice you have made my life. When you found me at the Human Society shelter back in 2001, I was already almost 4 years old. I don’t remember much of the life with my previous owners but they called me “Darby”. Thank you for changing my name to Ginger, it is much more fitting with who I really am. Ever since the day I came home with you, I have lived a life of luxury. I have never gone hungry, I always have had children to play with, and I have never even slept outside. I’m close to 11 years old now and believe me, it’s not easy being an old dog. You still make my life comfortable and happy though, and I want you to know that I will always love and appreciate all of you for all you have given me.



I love the way the picture of Ginger is duplicated (in both color and black and white) on this layout for emphasis. The layered paper background and bits of patterned paper add a lot of wonderful details without overpowering the journaling. Beautiful!

Layout by Meghan Mullens. Gallery Link. Supplies: Goodlife-Fee Jardine, Bad Sewing Machine XVIII Kinda Kleen-Traci Reed, font-Pea Hannah Vanilla


The blended mask makes the photo seem dreamy and special. I love how the patterned paper is faded around the photo and journaling to keep the focus on the story. The alpha used for Ginger’s name is just adorable – it looks like dog biscuits. So cute!

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Layout by Lorilei Murphy. Gallery Link. Supplies: Dotted Kraft Paper by Studio Boutique Cute Dolls Cardstock from 365 Cardstock by Studio Baers Garten. Blended Template 17 by Studio Rosey Posey. Elements from “Woof” by Studio Dawn. Inskip Stitch and Staple from Retro Garden by Studio Flergs. Skinny Minnie Alpha by Studio Dawn Inskip. Black Alpha from “Lucky Dip” by Studio Dawn Inskip. Font – AJF Dodo by The Foundry @ Studio Tangie. Font on tag – Typewriter Serial


A big photo of Ginger with lowered opacity makes the perfect backdrop for her story. How cute is the top corner detail with the enamel “G” letter? It looks like it could be her doggy collar tag. Great clustering of embellishments. Gorgeous!

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Layout by Britanee (britaneejean). Gallery Link. Supplies: The Good Dog (by Julie Bullock & mLe Card) & Blend Your Cares Away (by Tracie Stroud)


I love the mix of patterned papers and the striped alpha on this layout, they add just the right touch of whimsy without overpowering the page. I also think the journaling right on the photo is brilliant, great way to use the empty space in the picture. So precious!


Layout by Jenn Lindsey. Gallery Link. Supplies: Love Lives Here by Kristin Aagard, Messy Splats Vol. 1 by Jenn Lindsey
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Here’s my own layout that I did almost 2 years ago. I still love it because of the simplicity of the papers and design. The word art title made it so easy to add something special to the photo. It makes me happy!

Layout by Katie Nelson. Gallery Link. Supplies: Ali Edwards template no. 13. Katie Pertiet Naturally Krafty paper and Spot Dots paper. Valerie Brown DogGonegood paw print stamp and word art. Fonts CK classical


These layouts are all completely different from each other, but every one of them is fantastic! Each scrapper captured my sweet dog and the feelings I shared in the journaling through the design of their page.  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!