I don't know about everyone else but sometimes using a new supply or tool causes me to cringe- it's so new and perfect and brings out the hoarding tendencies in me! Like swimming, though, I have learned that it's just easier to plunge right in and start creating.
My 7-year-old daughter is my "crafty girl." You will find her in my craft room (with or without me) making something and just singing away (one of my favorite sounds)! Pretty much all of my supplies are at her disposal except my A Muse Studio things! I went into my studio this morning and saw that she had been "creating" with some mica powders. The little pots had set in their designated drawer for I don't know how long. I know and have taught several techniques with them over the years but they don't fall into my "comfort zone" of creating. Her little project made me realize that maybe I need to get out of the "comfort zone" and just have the heart felt fun that makes me sing when I craft! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!