Play it Again In Hawaii!



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. We regularly hear from our readers that this is one of their VERY favorite posts each month! We love showcasing the many different ways to scrap the same memory and we think it has helped our community realize that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to digi scrap.



This time, the assignment was to use a vacation photo from Steph. The only requirement was to use this photo + Steph’s journaling.  Everything else (including the title) was up to them!



Journaling: We had been planning for a long time for this trip. We were homeschooling and decided to take advantage of that and travel. We used points, miles, and our timeshares and were able to keep the cost way down. We spent two and half weeks on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. We had so much fun swimming, laying on the beach, sightseeing, boogie boarding, learning, and spending time together as a family. We saw some amazing things: sea turtles (notice the turtle on the beach to the right behind Jake), black sand beaches, lava shooting from a live volcano, Hawaiian historical sites, and so much more. This photo was taken on my actual birthday and I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday than with my favorite people in my favorite place!

November, 2008



It’s so much fun to see all the different ways this photo was scrapped – all of them are amazing!

The blending on this layout is so pretty and soft and I love the cluster of beach embellishments along the side of the photo. Wonderful page design!


Layout by Lorilei Murphy. Gallery Link. Blended Templates Bundle 06 by Studio Rosey Posey


The grouping of elements around the photo here is so fun and festive! I especially love all of those green leaves, they just really add a great pop of color.


Layout by : Petra aka Milo82  Gallery Link. Credits: Lemonade collaboration kit by Nikki Beaudreau & HGD by Laurie Ann, ZOOday by Kristin Aagard,  Anticipation of summer by MK-designs


I adore the ornate frame around the photo here, it’s gorgeous! All of the beach elements really emphasize that the page is about a special location.


Layout by by Holly in Japan.  Gallery Link. Credits: Papers and elements from Sugar Sands Beach Kit and Sugar Sands Beach Wood Paper by Etc. by Danyale , Page template from Fuss Free Among the Waves by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs , Photo Action is Soft & Faded by Pioneer Woman.


I love bright tropical colors and this layout is full of sunny fun! Nice layering of embellishments.


Layout by Britanee (britaneejean) Gallery Link. Credits: Tropicana by Lyndsay Riches Font is Print Clearly


This layout really pulls out the colors that the kids are wearing in the photo and brings the focus in on them. I love all the fun little details and the way they are placed on the page. Great title work as well!


Layout by Tracy Ducar (aka Tracyfish). Gallery Link. Credits: Kona Coast by Julie Billingsley , Fonts:  DJB Mrs Webster by Darcy Baldwin and Clementine.


I love the big blended photo in the background and then the repeat of the same photo in full color as well. This is such a fantastic photo that it deserves extra emphasis! That little pennant banner along the bottom is just the perfect finishing touch.


Layout by Jenn Lindsey. Gallery link Credits: Feet in the Sand & Dandelion Wishes by Jennifer Barrette, Date Blots by Stolen Moments Designs, Alpha in 3 Colors by Misty Cato, SMD Kimby font


I was excited to play along also! I think the world of Steph and her cute family so it was fun to create a page for them. I know Steph loves Hawaii so I really wanted to use a very island-themed kit. I also loved the picture and wanted to keep that nice and big on the layout. I love how it turned out!

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Layout by Katie. Gallery Link. Credits: By-the-Sea by Flergs and Kay Miller. Stitches by Ztampf. Font is The Architect by Heather Hess.


Isn’t it amazing to see how the same memory can be presented in so many different ways? Every scrapbook artist puts a unique spin on the pages they create, even when using the same photo and the same topic.

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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