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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I Think I Just Might Be A Chicken...

I know, I know.  I haven't had any scrap happy fun on here for a few weeks, but it's been crazy with school starting (both the daughter's new school and the hubby's Master's program), getting another cold (really?!?) and just trying to get in a new groove with a new schedule.  I haven't done anything besides layouts for the shop and a few (dozen) cards for special orders.  And it's driving me crazy!!  I have sketches printed and taped to the wall around my creative place that are calling my name... Anyway, no layouts on this post either.  Yep, boring.

So why do I think I'm a chicken?  I keep seeing calls for design teams.  And I keep going to those websites that tell the requirements for each design team member.  I have read each requirement carefully and thought to myself, "I could do that!" I have discussed with hubby what the requirements for each call have been, I have pulled out layouts that show my style/s of scrapping, and I have started to write the short essays that most calls ask you to do.  And then, after I've looked at my work and my words, I've talked myself out of submitting anything for any design team calls.  Why?  I think it's part fear of failure, part fear of filling my plate too full and ignoring more important things like the family, and part a feeling of inadequacy.  Silly?  Maybe.  But I just can't seem to get over that bump and commit to trying for something that I might not get.  True, I'm already on a design team, which means I've done it before, right?  Nope.  The ladies at Kiwi Lane asked me to be on their design team.  They have been my friends for a few years and gave me the option of participating or not.  I love using their product so much that the decision was simple.  And there was no scary application process.

So here's my question(s) for you, my readers: Have you ever applied for a design team?  Do you have any tips for me to get over my chicken-ness?

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

1 comment:

Donna said...

For me to start selling vinyl on my own took a bit of courage to take the forest step. Once you get past that step, you will love it. Leave yourself an "out". That helps as well. Then once you get in the mix, you'll fins you fit right in :). Go for it!!!