Play it Again with Anne’s memories

The Play it Again posts always inspire me and I feel like I’ve expanded my creative universe through this regular feature here at The Daily Digi. I love that we get to see several different ways to scrap the same memory, and it’s just amazing to see all the different ways that there are to document a memory. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to put together a page and it’s fun to explore several types of styles.

The scrappers who help us with this challenge each month are given photos and journaling to use, but the rest is up to them. This time around, we got to play with Anne’s photos. She had some beautiful snowy pictures and sweet words to go along with the memory:

We decided to head out today and go searching for some snow. So far this winter it has not fallen on the ground by our house, but we have seen it up in the mountain. I made some hot strong cacao and MT brought with him his nordic skis. And then we left, heading a little east and north. We decided it was a little adventure. A searching-for-snow kind of adventure. Just for fun.

For a long time I thought that the snow was melted on the mountain as well, but then around a turn in the road we started to see the signs of it and when we got up, to the end of the road, we saw that there were snow enough for MT to try his skis, but at the same time little enough snow that I could walk around on my feet. Perfect combination.

And the best part! Sitting down on a rock sharing a moment and a cup of hot cacao with my favorite boy. Happy feeling. 4. December 2011


I love the patterned paper and clustered embellishments on Stephanie’s layout. The journaling design is really nice as well with how it’s broken up between the top and the bottom of the page. What a fun and colorful page!


Layout by Stephanie Czosnek. (Gallery link.) Frosty Frolic by Julie Billingsly; I Love Snow by Dani Mogstad; Border Basics – Rectangle Stitches & Circle Stitches by Libby Prichett; Bad Sewing Machine 29 – Bursted by Traci Reed; Pine Branches from Deck the Halls – Natural by Kristin Cronin Barrow; Let it Snow EP & Staple by Lauren Grier; FONTS: DJB I Love Me Some Aly


Beautiful layered papers makes Emilie’s layout fabulous and I adore the title work with the glittery alpha. The stitching around the photos ties everything together in a very cohesive way. Wonderful!


Layout by Emilie Stevenson. (Gallery link) Credits: Sugarplum Paperie – Comfort & Joy collection, Amanda Heimann – Layout Builders 1, geniaBeana – Silver & Gold Alpha


A big batch of Norwegian snow makes for the perfect journaling backdrop for Jenn’s page and the soft stamped look of the alpha is really fun and emphasizes the action in the photo. I also love those wintery branches!


Layout by Jenn Lindsey (gallery link) Credits: It’s Getting Cold Outside by Jazzmin Designs, Smile Laugh Play by Flergs, Season of Giving freebie and Embossed Frames by Sahlin Studio, Howie’s Stamps and Waterfalls fonts


Lorelei’s incredible embellishment work frames this page in such an amazing way. The blended papers and photo give this layout a soft and artsy feeling. So sweet!


Layout by Lorilei Murphy. (gallery link) Kits used: Snowfollies by Studio Miki, A Winters Tale by Studio Dawn Inskip, Christmas Sketchbook Snowflakes by Studio JM, Icy and Frosty by Studio Manu


I had so much fun with Anne’s photos, I used Pioneer Woman’s photo actions (lovely) to boost the colors just a bit. I wanted to focus on the photos themselves so I kept the page design and embellishments simple. I love how it turned out and I almost feel like I was right there with them on that snowy day!

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Layout by Katie Nelson. (gallery link) Credits: Pioneer Woman Lovely Photo Action, Kitty Designs 365 template, Jady Day Studios Winter Wonderland. Franklin Gothic Book font.


Which page appeals the most to your own creative style? Take a look again at each one of them and think about the design of the page. Make a note of what you like about each one. You will learn a lot about yourself as a scrapper by doing this activity. Remember, there is no “right” or “wrong” here, just different creative expressions of the same memory. If you really want to grow your own digi skills, give yourself permission to try a different approach to create a page. It’s ok to try different styles and just have fun!

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