There are some amazing templates/sketches this month. i probably shouldn't say that as one of them is actually based on one of my layouts, haha! It's been fun seeing some of the Creative Teams spin on it, so i can't wait to see what the members do. You can check the team gallery out here. i love the theme Magic for the story starters too, which is perfect for this time of year, but can also be adapted to other stories which aren't about Christmas. Here's my first layout which uses a sketch from this month and a story starter from October 2013 about moments.
Family portraits don't always have to include faces! i captured this one last Christmas. My family and i don't always get to spend Christmas together for varying reasons, but last year we actually did. So this is a layout celebrating that. My Christmas album is full of red gold and green layouts, so it was refreshing to do a Christmassy layout with non traditional colours. Love that bokeh paper from Echo Park as a subtle background.
And here is the next layout which was prompted by one of this months Story Starters and uses a sketch from July this year.
i wasn't the only one in the team who scrapbooked about Harry Potter! i actually have a few other ideas for the prompts, so you may see more layouts on this theme in the future. As well as the obvious magic theme here, i journaled about how the day was magical to me because i got to experience with some of my favourite people.
i used a whole sheet of Pow! Glitter Paper to add to the magical theme and also used some glass glitter on the edges of the acetate stars. This is a good sketch for getting your scraps used up, that navy and turquoise star paper was only a 6x6 sheet, but i managed to make it go far.
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