The current sketch at Once Upon a ... Sketch and the current color palette at the Color Room seemed like a match made in heaven. So, I combined them and came up with "Time Together," the layout you see above.
In keeping with the sketch, I kept my title (photo above) in the cluster in the upper left-hand corner of the layout.
Also in keeping with the sketch, my journaling (see photo above) is in the cluster in the lower right-hand corner of the layout. I used a template to draw lines onto an October Afternoon flashcard, thereby turning it into a journaling card. The journaling prompt this time around at Once Upon a ... Sketch is to write about what you most look forward to in December. I wrote: "I look forward to December because A. has lots of time off from school. We bake together, we decorate together, and we play together."
I diverged from the sketch by placing my photos in the "negative space" in the sketch, instead of in the title cluster. Of course, I also added my own "green" touches to the layout by turning a snowflake-shaped gift tag and a used postage stamp into embellishments (see two photos above).
The photos on this layout are from last December. I'm still waiting for the school holidays to start this year. When they do, I'll be able to spend lots of time with my sweet boy. Of course, we've already started celebrating together in small ways...by opening windows in the Advent calendar, by playing with the manger scene figures, etc. But there is nothing like being able to spend days in a row together. I'll be just as cheerful as the fussy-cut snowman (photo below) on this layout, once the school holidays begin.