I should know better by now, to put that kind of limitation on myself.
I was unable to jump past it to something else. I kept staring at the photo - for over a week - and nada. I sat at the desk for .... three hours off and on. Hemming and hawing...eh...meh....uh....grrrrr. A bunch of ridiculous noise. And .... all I had done at that point was to stamp on some cardstock. THEN on to hour FOUR of sitting there, things started flying together. Looks a big hot mess of layers, but you know what?? I like it. AND it's complete - so I can now move on to other items on the scrappy agenda, with the note-to-self of "OMG NEVER SAY THAT AGAIN". But of course, we all know I will. I think it's a safe bet that we know each other that well....I'll do it again.
ENOUGH ABOUT ME...now on to mini-me ;)
EDITED TO ADD: (I have no idea where the paragraph went that was after the photos, so I could give credit where inspiration was found --- so I'm making up for it and adding it in now - apologies for my oversight). In my defense, it was there, I typed it, I posted and it's not there. As if that's never happened to me before. *ahem*
Inspiration can be found at Ashli's Place ... thanks for the swirly ideas with the twine, as well as the reminder for my love of confetti. WHY did I ever stop gluing that stuff on at random?? ;)