What do you do when you have something shiny and new, think it is lovely…
but can not bring yourself to use it.
I have stumbled across this every day for about a week now, as I attempt to use for the first time my new Graphic 45 pretties. Oh I have assignments to work on and other things to do so I put it aside… truth? I don’t want to mess it up! Luckily I know just what to do, especially as I’ve finally identified that I’m stalling and in a creative ditch. So. Ask yourself this:
1. Are you intimidated, or uninspired? Because it’s two different things. If uninspired, you should check out the company or on-line galleries at your fave spot. Find something cool and use it as inspiration. Look up the design team blogs and see what they’re doing with it.
If intimidated, you should try this…
2. Pick your least favorite of all the papers/stickers/etc, or just one “thing” that is from new precious. USE IT. NOW. On your next project no matter what. Breaking that barrier is the key.
3. Ask yourself this: what’s the worst thing that could happen? Answer: you ruin a sheet of paper or embellishment. Is it replaceable? of course. If you totally mess up, and NEED another sheet/piece/etc… you can get another. It’s ok.
The bottom line is this: It is better to have used and enjoyed playing with your precious new product than it is to have it just sitting in your stash.
Now, who wants to win an 8×8 paper pad of this FABULOUS line?
Not only am I challenging myself to use this amazingly beautiful paper TODAY, but I’m also going to share! Leave a comment here to be entered, winner will be drawn on Monday the 23rd.