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Anyone want to help inspire me?

I went to Archivers last week and bought a few things including new papers. Since I can't scrap quite yet due to not having my stuff with at the moment since I'm at my ILs' house until the weekend I have been trying to plan out a few LOs ahead of time. One of the papers I bought I love but I am having a hard time deciding how to use it. The problem is the paper has some cute details that I don't want to cover up with anything. Usually I go for simpler papers so that the pictures and embellishments can be the focus but this is not the case for this paper. Here is a pic of the paper (x2 since I do everything as a double LO):

and a couple of detail shots:

So if anyone is bored and has some inspiration to share please do, I am totally open to theme but I mostly have 200+ pics of my baby boy. I know its harder to come up with stuff without seeing photos or embellishments I can use but I just want to know generally what you think. Also I have a pretty extensive collection of embellishments and whatnots so chances are I can do most things.

Thanks for looking, I have never been so at loss on what to do before with a paper.

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I'm no help! I have trouble using papers like that, too! Doesn't stop me from buying them, though! ROFL Then I bring them home and stare at them like you are doing, trying to figure out what to do with it. LOL. Hopefully someone can help both of us!

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Okay so if it was me I would cut out all the cute circles that I like the most. I know you dont want to cover up the paper but if you cut out the circles then you would still see them. You could print out 4x6 photos and go across the middle of both pages in a line with pics, then add all the circles across the bottom of the pics and one in the top left. Okay let me draw it for you,lol brb

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Okay here is a sketch. Don't feel bad if you don't like it, it only took me 2 minutes Smile This way since you can't scrap yet you could cut out all the circles today and that will help you get through the withdrawls lol. If you really want detail you could only cut the inner circles and use the edge of the paper as a 1/2 inch borber around your page using 11 1/2 inch white paper in the middle to cover all the circles you cut out. Oh and for the giraffe you can cut right around the head and have it overlap on a pic.

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I had to LOL at "those cool lines Charys makes, mine not so cool" Lol

See, my initial thought was to cut out some of those circles, but then I would have had no clue what to do with them!

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Oooh thanks Tia I like it a lot, I'm going to flip through all my photos and try to come up with a cute them to go with it now. I was kind of leaning towards cutting them out but couldn't quite picture a good placement so this is perfect.

Oh and any links to an example of Charys' "cool lines". I've looked at her stuff 100 times now but can't picture the lines for some reason.

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"kel-02" wrote:

I'm no help! I have trouble using papers like that, too! Doesn't stop me from buying them, though! ROFL Then I bring them home and stare at them like you are doing, trying to figure out what to do with it. LOL. Hopefully someone can help both of us!

You should post them sometime too, gives everyone a challenge Biggrin Its hard to balance the paper and pics sometimes.

ETA - and thanks for the link

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Here's a link to the cool lines!

http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=507470

ETA: first LO, if you couldn't tell! Wink

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Yes Katie thanks for the link cause I could not find the cool lines lol! Oh and Charys if your reading this that LO ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite of yours ever!!! I ALWAYS forget to look up there! I forget to post, vote , or even do a challenge. his next one I am going to try to look up!!!!

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Great idea Tia and GREAT paper!! Wow!!

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I notice that some of the pictures over the circles go outside the circle. You could also cut a square of the paper, mount it to another color, and then add a picture that only slightly overlaps the paper.

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that's super cute paper! can't wait to see how you use it. Smile

I also struggle with paper where I love the patterns.