Play it Again with Phone Photos


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 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 8 random photos taken with my iPhone camera. I asked some of the best scrappers in digi land to put together a layout with these photos (they had to use all of them) and my journaling. Everything else was up to them. I had a few of the scrappers tell me that this was the hardest “play it again” challenge yet!


Journaling: Summer of 2011 might also be referred to as “iPhone Photography Season” since that’s the camera I’ve had with me the most. I’ve snapped pictures of our evening around the firepit, a miniature golf expedition, a road trip to Logan, and garden harvests. I’ve been able to capture dirt-caked shoes when they returned from camp, scenes from the Shakespeare Festival, and my kids relaxing on long summer days. These might not be prizewinning photos, but they are all moments I would have never caught without my trusty iPhone camera.


I’m crazy about that iPhone embellishment and I love all the blue frames on this fun page. The scatters and ribbons in the background really add a nice finishing touch to this layout. Oh, and I just love that mini book with the journaling on it!


Layout by Tracy Ducar. Gallery link. Credits: Smart Chic by Julie Billingsley, Fonts-DJB Webster by Darcy Baldwin & Clementine Sketch


The font on this layout is just awesome, I’m going to need to download it ASAP! I love the clean look of the photos with the color blocked squares – they remind me of paint chip strips. I like how she used only portions of the iPhone photos with some creative cropping.  The subtle colored stripes on the edge of the page add just the right finishing touch. Fun page!

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Layout by Tiff Landry. Gallery link. Credits: Froggy’s Cardstock by Gina Miller, Plaid Addict 3 by Rachel Young, Paint Swatch Templates and Vintage Vogue Elements by Sahlin Studio, Sprinkles V3 by Valorie Wibbens, Summer Minimalist by Fruitloop Sally, Photoactions by My Four Hens Photography, Font: Pea Nic Script


This delightful page captures the fun feeling of our summer with the cute embellishments. I would have never thought to add in those special touches, but I love how they add to the theme of the page! Great use of a bold patterned paper in the background paired with some nice clean white space for the journaling.

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Layout by Beth (kewl-jive). Gallery link. Credits: Everything from On a Sunny day by Kristin Aagard


I’m loving the alpha on this page, it adds such a great look! Fabulous layering of papers and embellishments and the cluster along the bottom of the photos is fantastic!


Layout by Britanee (britaneejean). Gallery link. Credits: A list of all supplies used- Unique by Designs by Kat & Say It With Ink Alpha by Captivated Visions.  Font is Elizabeth Skinny


The flowers on the edge of this layout make me so happy! I love the look of the tilted paper layers and I think the use of multiple types of frames is especially clever!


Layout by Jenn Lindsey. Gallery link. Credits: Captured by MScraps, Botanical Garden Vol. 1 by Redju, Field Trip by Sahlin Studio, Traveling Typewriter font


I love to play along with these challenges as well! I had a hard time finding a template for these photos that had 8 spaces, so I used a 9 photo template and filled the middle spot with paper and a piece of word art. When I have a variety of colors going in a lot of different photos, I try to pick one predominant color to use for my paper choice. Green jumped out at me from several of the pictures so I used that as a backdrop. I had fun with the multi-colored banner and I think it’s a good way to play off some of the other colors in the photos.

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Layout by Katie. Gallery Link. Shabby Shoppe Ad Challenge template, Weeds & Wildflowers/Cinzia Designs Everyday Life #3, The Typewriter font 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.

Take a minute to explore 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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