Saturday, July 11, 2015

INSPIRATION A to Z (F - Finishing)

This post is the sixth in a blog series where I’m exploring various aspects of INSPIRATION. When I chose INSPIRATION as my word for this year, my first thoughts were about finding, acting on and (in some cases) limiting INSPIRATION. I also knew I wanted this word to motivate me not only in my scrapbooking and crafting but also in my physical, spiritual and intellectual goals. During my FUN year last year, I published a two-week series entitled Where Does My Inspiration Come From?, which looked at the many different sources of INSPIRATION specifically for scrapbook layouts. However, in this series, I’ll be sharing a word for each letter of the alphabet (from A to Z) that relates to INSPIRATION along with my random and in-depth thoughts on that word and the various ways it relates to INSPIRATION in our lives.

F is for Finishing

Finishing is defined as "bringing (something) to an end or to completion" and "reaching the end of (something)." I always enjoy Finishing a project because it gives me such a feeling of accomplishment and provides INSPIRATION to finish something else or to start something new.

One of the projects I'm most proud of Finishing this year is the firefighter retirement albums I completed as my first scrapbook-for-hire project. The morning of the day that I delivered the album, I created a video walk-through of the albums. I had a couple of takes on the video, and knowing that I wanted to write this post was the INSPIRATION I needed to finally get them edited and uploaded!

Finishing this project has also been the INSPIRATION for me to create business cards and begin searching for other scrapbook-for-hire projects.

I'd like to share more completions with y'all, but I must get to Finishing up this post now because I'm headed off with my sweet friend Summer to create mini-albums and celebrate Christmas in July  at Scrappin' Goodtime this afternoon!

In summary,  Finishing a project can lead to INSPIRATION to begin something new or to complete another project. And often INSPIRATION can be the motivation for Finishing something.

What are you working on Finishing right now? Please share your thoughts on Finishing and INSPIRATION in the comments. 

Click HERE to see all my INSPIRATION A-Z posts, or click a letter below to see individual posts.

A(Art)   B(Baking)   C(Creativity)   D(Drawing)
E(Experiences)   F(Finishing)   G(Goals)   H(Hiking)
I(Immersion)   J(Journaling)   K(Knowledge)
L(Learning)   M(Movement)   N(Nurturing) 
O(Organization)   P(Planning)   Q(Quiet)   R(Reading)
S(Style)   T(Teaching)   U(Upcycle)   V(Vacation)
W(Work)   X(Xciting)   Y(Yuletide)   Z(Zzzzzs)


  1. I've just caught up on A through F in one sitting. My what a lot of interesting reading Melissa! Robbie and his brother sure look a lot alike. And I've never for one moment doubted your creative abilities. I have been creative ever since I can remember, although never managing to "master" any single art form... just a lot of dabbling. Very well done with these posts - I'm looking forward to the rest!

  2. Congratulations on getting it finished, new business cards and ventures are always exciting. Good luck!

  3. Wow! Fantastic albums. What a lot of work you put into them (and also great to hear your voice - now I can read your blog with your voice in my head!). Good luck with the new venture and hope your next assignment is as enjoyable as this one was.


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