I'll introduce my challenge by saying this: I am terrible with endings.
I am a creative idea person - I like beginnings. I'm good at beginnings. I'm organized, prepared, motivated. Then, somewhere around the middle, I start to fade - I lose interest.
It's a common thread in my life. Whether it was writing a paper or studying in school, finishing a project around the house, working on a committee, doing a craft project, it's all the same. Not a great thing to admit about myself, huh?! But it's true, I battle it most every day.
One of my goals for 2012 was/is to finish what I start. I can't combat such a big part of my personality with a simple New Year's resolution. I will, after all, lost interest in it :). But as I recently mentioned in another post, I do want to accomplish a small goal: complete all the little details on all my older albums. Even if it's just smacking a picture on some paper and calling it good, or writing a couple of sentences on the paper, at least those little details will be done, and I can say I finished something!
I've skipped pages sometimes because I needed to get a picture printed. Sometimes it was because I didn't have the supplies I wanted, and sometimes I just didn't feel like doing that page. In older, postbound albums, sometimes I just threw the pics in the protector to save a space for the page, but never went back and actually did the page. I've been on a mission to get those unfinished pages finished, so I can concentrate on more recent stuff.
So my challenge to you: Look back through your scrapbooks. Do you have any half-finished or skipped pages? Did you ever skip some journaling or picture printing? Look for a project and finish it! Whatever you pick should be something relatively quick - the goal is to get something done so you can feel the accomplishment!!
Link a completed project back here in the comments so we can all take a look. If you post that link in the comments by Sunday, May 13, I'll highlight any linked projects in a future post.
In case you need some inspiration, here are a few pages I've finished/resolved in the past couple of weeks:
|I showed these pages a couple of weeks ago using my April kit.|
|I always meant to add one page for our first trip to Mexico|
into my 2010 chronological album.
|This one is from 2003. I skipped come pictures of our cat, Owen, |
because it was too sad to work on her pages when she died.
Finally went back and did some 2012 journaling on it, and I'm glad I did!
|I went through a time when I didn't take many pictures, so I wrote a summary|
of pictures I missed and used it as that year's final page in my album. I
used some items from the DCWV Snapshot Stack to throw together
this simple page.
The next stop on our hop is the Everyday Sparkle Challenge with Susanne at http://www.snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com/. Have a great National Scrapbook Day and weekend!