I’m a piler. You know, someone that ‘organizes’ by making piles. Sometimes the piles sit and collect dust. In one of those piles on my desk was the lingering layout. It sat for years. Almost 8 years.
You see I took some photos of my daughter’s toes all painted pink when she was about 2. It was August 2006 according to my photo organizing system. I just happened upon an inspirational layout in Scrapbook Trends magazine (one of the many that are no longer published) that same month showing some little painted toes. I carefully placed my inspiration page with the photos and even found paper and ribbon that I wanted to use to create a similar layout. Funny enough the caption at the top of the magazine page says “Fast and Fabulous”. Fast is relative I guess. And then it just sat.
Last spring I traded spaces between my office/craft room and my kids’ play room. During that move I carefully took the box containing the pieces of this layout and moved it. And it sat again until a couple of weeks ago. I was determined to complete this layout and I finally did it! My daughter is now 10 but better late than never. I have one less pile to deal with. I also have a sweet layout that reflects that moment in her life. It feels so good!
The layout itself took less than an hour. I did look for some additional rub-ons and embellishments that I hadn’t stored with my initial supplies but really it didn’t take much effort. Sometimes I think we just get stuck and get in our own way. Or maybe we get out of flow and when we come back to a project it isn’t exciting us like it did initially. I am very excited to hear what Jennifer Wilson at Simple Scrapper has to say about this in her upcoming class, The Finishing Project.
One project I won’t need to finish is this layout. One down, many more to go! In fact, I was thinking of doing another layout to go with this one. My daughter went for pedicures with her friends for her 10th birthday and I thought it would make a fun compliment to this layout. I just hope it doesn’t take me 8 years to do that one. What project has been sitting around your space just waiting for a little push? What do you need to get it done?