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November 15th, 2010, 12:00 PM
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How do you choose your paper for your layouts?

Do you match the paper to colors in your pics? or choose a contrasting color?

How do you come up with your paper choices?


DH thinks I'm nuts at times when I look at paper and start figuring out layouts in my head even before I have pics printed. Does anyone else do that? I sometimes use colors that are in the pics as my starting point to.
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November 15th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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I don't know if I really consciously match it to pictures, but I can't do a page unless I have the pictures in front of me. And I just look at my paper until I find one I like. I don't know if I can explain my method! lol I just use what fits....lol
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November 15th, 2010, 12:30 PM
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I know what you're talking about. I do that too. DH doesn't understand it either.
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November 15th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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I have to have the prints. Or at least know what prints I'm gonna use. I tend to pull colors from the pictures, or go based on the season or event. Obviously Christmas gets a lot of red & green. Children's birthdays are usually bright colors. Girls get girl colors, boys get boy colors. And I find myself scrapping in a way that the person being scrapped would like. Like when I scrapped my visit to my Mom in OR, I didn't use bright colors or cutesy patterns because that's now her kinda thing. Which is silly because I scrap for myself!
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November 15th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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I usually match my paper to something in the pics. I have enough different paper, I can usually match to anything. I used to just pick any paper. Now I actually take the time to make sure it goes well.
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November 15th, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Choosing paper is really the hardest part for me!
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November 15th, 2010, 05:31 PM
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I sometimes choose really quickly, other times it takes me hours. Choosing a title can also tie me up for a while, which is why some of my pages sit without titles for a few weeks.
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November 15th, 2010, 08:31 PM
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I don't always have titles.. only if one just comes to me. I'm not too creatvie with titles, though. I should try to be!
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November 15th, 2010, 08:56 PM
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I have to have my pics to scrap a page. I usually pick colors from the photos for my paper.
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