Play it Again with a recipe

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There are so many ways to scrap the same memory. If you give a handful of scrapbookers the same photos and journaling to work with, you will get a different result from each of them…and they are all wonderful! I love our “play it again” series here at The Daily Digi because it illustrates that there are as many ways to scrap a page as there are artists to create them.

This time around, I had team member Jenn Lindsey send me a recipe and a photo to use. We thought it would be fun to see how different digital scrapbookers would scrap a recipe!

Jenn said “The dessert itself is scrumptious, and perfect for summertime.  I remembered seeing someone grilling cake on one of the Food Network shows, so I thought I’d give it a try and make my own recipe.”

Here’s Jenn’s photo & recipe:

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Grilled Strawberry Poundcake

Ingredients:
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 loaf poundcake
3 Tbs. melted salted butter
1 tsp. fresh grated lemon zest
1/4 c. strawberry jelly
1 c. heavy whipping cream
4 Tbs. sugar
few sprigs of fresh mint (optional)

Directions:
1. Several hours before you’re going to serve this, clean and slice the strawberries, sprinkle with 3 Tbs. sugar, and refrigerate.

2. After preparing the strawberries, place whipping cream and remaining 1 Tbs. of sugar into a chilled bowl. Whip on high speed with a mixer until light and fluffy. Chill

3. Before serving time, preheat barbecue grill to medium-low heat, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Remove strawberries and whipped cream from refrigerator.

4. Slice pound cake into equal slices (approx. 3/4 – 1″ in thickness)

5. Brush each side of the cake with melted butter and place on a baking sheet.

6. Add the lemon zest to the strawberries and lightly toss to mix.

7. Place each piece of the pound cake onto the preheated grill. Let them lightly toast for 1-2 minutes, flip and repeat. (You’ll only want to leave them on the grill long enough to leave light grill marks so be careful not to burn them)

8. Place the jelly into a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 – 45 seconds, or until melted. Be careful not to let it boil over.

9. Arrange each dessert with 1-2 pieces of poundcake, approx. 1/2 c. of strawberry mixture, topped with a spoonful of the whipped cream, and then drizzled with the melted jelly. Accent with a sprig of fresh mint if desired.

Five Different Results

I love this 12×12 layout by Emilie with the recipe taking center stage. Those berries on the wood background make my mouth water, and the blue ribbon at the bottom of the photo is the perfect finishing touch!

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Layout by Emilie Stevenson. Gallery Link. Credits: Country Love kit and clusters by Etc. by Danyale, Charmstagram Toolbox by Charm Box Studios, Doily from Family Affair by Alamama’s Pressed Petals.

These7x5 Recipe Cards by Lorilei Murphy are such a clever way to beautifully document a recipe! If you wanted to keep them in a recipe file box, all you would need to do is glue the backs of the cards together to form a single card.

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Recipe Cards by Lorilei Murphy. Gallery Link. Supplies from Studio Miki –  Strawberry Lane, Studio Bethany – BBQ Manly Wordart, and Studio Blagovesta – Perfect Day.

Anne’s layout is a great illustration of how you can use any color scheme or style to scrap a page. Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to a “matchy-matchy” kit or color palette. The grays and blues of this layout are beautiful and the photo pops against the soft backdrop!

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Layout by Anne. Gallery link. Credits:Papers and elements from November Rain by MScraps (collab), frame element from Night&Day by Che Yang Designs. Fonts: American Typewriter and The Maple Origins

I love the cheery and sweet feeling of BritaneeJean’s layout! The bright colors are just perfect for enhancing the photo and theme. The title font is one of my favorites (Pacifico).

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Layout by britaneejean. Gallery link. Credits: Beary Beary Sweet by Kay Miller, 8×8 Recipe Book Templates by Scrapping with Liz, fonts are Pacifico & Times New Roman.

I prefer to keep my recipes in a 3 ring binder with 8.5×11 size pages in page protectors. It’s easy and fun to dress up a recipe with some digi supplies!

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Layout by Katie. Gallery Link. Credits: Betty by Amy Stoffel. Century Gothic font.

How would you scrap this recipe? Review each design and think about what you like about it, or what you would do differently. 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, be open to trying new things. It’s ok to play with different styles and just have fun!

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P.S. The title graphic was made with Betty by Amy Stoffel and the Lobster font.