I Can Make My Own Magic

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Today I'm sharing a layout that started with a paper from the Wild Whisper Designs Holiday Collection (available here). I pulled a variety of other things from my stash, used my Silhouette Cameo to create a stencil and used some texture paste to add the quote to the page in a big way.

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Write this on your heart: 'I can make my own magic' We don't always get to pick the story, but we get to pick how we respond

I first heart this quote in 2015 when Ali Edwards included it in her December Daily. I don't mean to sound cliche, but this past winter it absolutely changed my perspective. I was walking home one night and it was softly snowing and it was just magical. I snapped a selfie and went home to write notes about how the moment just felt magical. This quote came to mind and I new I was probably going to scrapbook it.

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Hearts are my jam and a cluster of them is just perfect.

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The texture is messy, but exactly what I'd wanted, though now I'm thinking I should have added a bit of white paint to make it a little more opaque.

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I added a bunch of embellishments from my stash to try and capture that feeling of magic. The phrase stickers are great little reminders and of course I needed to add the date.

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I'm one of those weirdos who "wastes" a piece of pattern paper and mounts it on the back of a layout. I do it because I have so much paper that I'll never use it all if I have to make a layout on every single piece. I love that it frames the layout and since more often than not I use a white background, the little bit of pattern around the edge just makes me happy. Sometimes I cut a 6x6 square out of the center of the paper so I can use it again, but sometimes I just stick the whole paper on the back of a layout. I know, weird.