I am participating in May Flaum's Camp Scrap at Big Picture Classes and am so happy I signed up for this class. I am loving the encouragement May has provided so far to just get started! I needed that extra kick because I have been procrastinating crafting for quite some time.
At the beginning, May suggested saying what you're afraid of in your crafting to help you figure out what's holding you back. I realized that I am afraid of being disappointed with my finished project, that it somehow won't look as good as what I have envisioned in my head, and so I stall out with a lot of unfinished projects.
Case in point: two 4th of July layouts that I started last summer. I had made the base layout for one (cut out the papers and left a space for the photos, see above). I liked it so much, I wanted to use the same papers and layout for another set of photos. But I didn't have exactly the same papers, and so I ended up not finishing either layout, out of fear that I would use the wrong photos with the one layout I had.
Camp started, and I wanted to get some unfinished layouts done. So I pulled this one out and finally stuck the photos down. I also made a 6x12 extra to hold one more photo that didn't fit in the space I had left.
With May's encouragement in Camp Scrap, I also pulled out the papers I did have, a new piece of paper I bought recently and made the second layout. And I love it just as much as the first one (if not more). Yay! So happy to have these layouts done!