Welcome to the August Budget Challenge! We're here to stay within limits on our scrappy spending!!!
Well, that's what we're hoping for.
The rules: List your budget for the month of August that you want to spend on supplies. Then, list the high priority items that you want to buy this month!
The catch: You can spend your money on whatever you want, list or impulse, but you must buy at least half of the items on your wish list!!! For example, if you list 10 items, you have to buy at least 5 of those and have me strike them off your list, etc. Please, make sure to tell me when I am supposed to strike off an item!
Tell us how much you spend throughout the month, and I will keep track of it in this post. We like details about your shopping around here. No such thing as TMI! You do not have to include costs for adhesives, swaps, gifts or shipping.
Please enable and tempt us to buy the wonderful items we want....but don't tempt us to bust our budget!!!
TWISTED!!! List at least one thing you are not allowed to buy for the whole month.
BUDGET: $100-$10-$20-$62-$12= BUSTED
WISH LIST: Life Is Good by Echo Park, Nutmeg by CC, Sassafras stamps, Crafty Secrets "Sew Special," BG Basics Stamps, Pink Paislee 365 missing pieces, Cricut markers, Sentiment Set from Heartfelt Creations, Vintage Baseball background stamp, stamps from sb.com wishlist
TWIST: no paper other than wish listed. rub ons, brads, ribbon.
BUDGET: $150-$26-$58-$13-$30-$32= BUSTED
WISH LIST: PP and CS, stylus, glimmer mist or shimmerz spray (basically the same), sizzix dies, pearls
TWIST: No punches...not one single punch of any shape or design, border or shape...nothing...nada!
BUDGET: $100-$45-$29= $26
WISH LIST: Plain neutral cardstock, brads for my camping project, 2 packages of page protectors
TWIST: no paper other than wish listed
Tammy (Ladybing Tammy)
BUDGET: $100-$2-$10-$4= $84
WISH LIST: 2 We R memory keeper binder 12 x 12 albums, 2 packages of page protectors, disney princess punch
TWIST: no punches other than wish listed
WISH LIST: flowers, bound journal, buttons, patterned paper, cardstock and stamps
BUDGET: $200-$55-$10-$39-$23-$38- $27= $8
WISH LIST: Wildlife Cricut Lite cartridge, idea book, Copic markers
TWIST: no ribbon, no flowers
Tiffany (Diamond Events by Tiffany)
BUDGET: $150-$62-$17= $71
WISH LIST: Sizzix Font Die (2), embossing powders, MS punch around the page, ribbons / floss
TWIST: glimmer mist
BUDGET: $40-$1-$6-$5= $28
WISH LIST: solid card stock, a pink 12X12 binder, a red 12X12 binder, ribbon, foil embellies, stickers
TWIST: no flowers
BUDGET: $50-$10-$42= BUSTED
WISH LIST: ink brayer for Tattered Angels class, a few embellies for a swap,
twine,floss, misc. embellies for myself-cuz I can't go cold turkey.
TWIST: paper and buttons
BUDGET: $200-$35-$20-$102= $43
WISH LIST: TH new diecuts (probably the deer one), 3 SU ink pads and reinkers.
TWIST: cricut cartridges
BUDGET: $200-$40-$28-$50-$36-$3-$ 16-$56= BUSTED
WISH LIST: Zutter Distrezz It All, Pink ATG, BG Origins PP, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flowers Die, Glimmer Mists, Embossing Powders, Distress inks/reinkers, and bling.
TWIST: No brads, flowers, punches, or Cricut carts.
BUDGET: $250-$3-$275= BUSTED
WISHLIST: BG Lime Rickey Collection Pack, BG Origins Collection Pack, Happy Halloween by Echo Park Collection Pack, some glimmer mist, technique tiles, chalk inks, transparent ribbon