I am a huge fan of Ormolu products. I have so many that I have a dedicated drawer labeled, “Ormolu”. I use her tags and paper embellishments often, I follow her blog, and she’s a favorite of mine on Etsy. So recently, Kaitlin, the owner, put out a call for design team members. How exciting! Anyone may apply, and must simply send in a little bit about yourself and three items with Ormolu products featured on them. I have many, but are they good enough? Of course not. I want to submit something absolutely fabulous and mondo beyondo perfect. Can I do it? I’m nervous. I’m anxious. I’m….stumped. Where do I begin, and what do I do? Ormolu does not just make products for scrapbooking; she also caters to those who love stationary, cards, and more. More? Well, I’ll try…but I’m apprehensive, and thus I have done literally nothing. My deadline is May 14, and I can come up with no ideas. Zip, zero, zilch. I tell myself each and every evening that I am going to do research and planning to get concrete ideas together, and then actually begin to make something the next day I am off. But I haven’t. I think my nervousness has become a mental block preventing me from doing anything. I am rather good at avoidance, as I am proving to myself right now. So, I have taken all these supplies I photographed above, and poured them onto my bed so I will have to do something with them, hopefully soon. The tags, paper chains and flappers are so pretty and unique, there’s no way I can let this opportunity pass me by; anyone chosen to be on the design team will get freebies bi-monthly, and more chances to get our creative endeavors published. Quite an honor! I just have to do it. I have to find the faith in myself, and, like Nike, just do it. Sigh…I’m taking a deep breath, and I will be back again with an update. Wish me luck, and if anyone has any ideas at all, I am open for suggestions….and feedback, as well!