This month's page map is a versatile layout that lends itself to any kind of design project. It has strong vertical and horizontal lines that carries the eye into the center of the page. This is especially effective if you have two photos of equal size you want to scrap. Usually, two items of the same size and visual weight would compete with each other on a page, but this slight overlap gives them a flow and makes them feel like a single item on the page. It just 'works'. If you're stuck for a layout idea keep this map handy, and you'll never get lost!
... and a word about embellishments. I mentioned this in my last post, but I think it's worth repeating. Lots of scrappers don't know how to effectively use embellishments. Here's a clue: mix them, match them, layer them, sand them, paint them and add them to your titles and journaling blocks. The only thing you should not do to an embellishment is leave it alone and abandoned. They like lots of company!
Happy Holiday Scrapping!