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Username Post: August Budget Challenge All are Welcome!        (Topic#1561885)
newtoscrapping2011
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Welcome to the August Budget Challenge! We're here to stay within limits on our scrappy spending!!!

Our illustrious hostess Alissa needs a break so I am taking over for August - you might say some of us are guest hostessing for the summer at least! I just hope we don't have to bust before the month starts as part of the contract...

The rules: List your budget for the month of July 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.

SUPRISE!!!! I will send a RAK to one lucky person who 1. stays in budget and 2. buys at least half of what is on their wish list and 3. doesnt break their twist!!! Come on ladies, I know you can do it!


Courtney (newtoscrapping2011)

Budget: $0 ZILCH ZERO BUSTED
Wish List:
Twist: NO Anything!!!


Alissa (runzalot81)

Budget $50-$8=$42-$16=$26-$57=-$ 31 BUSTED
Wish List: Glitz Design, PSE
Twist: Paper, brads, rub ons, ribbon, stamps, punches
ZONK!

Tammy (Ladybing Tammy)

Budget: $60-$20=$40-$10=$30-$10=$ 20
Wish List: 12x12 album, digital stamps,
Twist: No other tools


Shayla (ShaylaCreations)

Budget: $50-$30=$20 BUSTED
Wish List: adhesive, 3d pop dots, anything needed for customers (cards or minis)
Twist: No flowers, No paper
ZONK!!!

Tina (tinadn)

Budget: $100-$52=$48-$20=$28-$10= $18
Wishlist: glimmer mist, elegant edge cart, and whatever tickles her fancy!! haha!!
Twist: Punches
ZONK!

Kelly (Kamananui)

Budget: $75-$34=$41-$9=$32 BUSTEDWish: PP, Spellbinders dies, Copics, border punch
Twist: Flowers, bling


Kimberly (leokc34)

Budget: $55
Wish: Paper for Challenges, Border punch, ONE Cricut Cartridge
Twist: Stamps


Sonja (SonjaC)

My budget is $130-$4=$126-$33=$93-13=$ 80-$4=$76-$7.50=$68.50-$65.00=$3.50+$12=$15.50-$4.30=$11.20 (for ehm emergencies LOL)
Wishlist: MS 'Arches', EK 'Notebook' and Fiskars 'lace' and 'stamp' punches, Cricut cutting mat, 12x12 album plus my August kits for Scraps of Darkness and Storyteller's Club.
Twist: NO MORE PAPER!!! (besides what comes in the kits...


Vivian (Vivian Lake)

Budget: $150-$8=$142-$3=$139-$9=$ 130
Wish List: copics, punches, reinkers
Twist: None


Melanie (Lamoo12)

budget: $35-$26=$9-$14=-5 BUSTED
wishlist: 8 stickles colors i don't have yet, cricut cartridges, ribbon
Twist: paper, brads, stickles i already own.


Tanya (TanyaN77)

Budget: $25
Wishlist:
Twist:


 
runzalot81
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In response to newtoscrapping2011

Thanks for hosting, Courtney!

My budget should be zero but I'm gonna say $50 instead.

Budget: $50
Wish List: Glitz Design, PSE
Twist: paper, brads, rub ons, ribbon, stamps, punches


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to runzalot81

no problem Alissa, glad i could help! and my budget should be $0 too but thats just too unrealistic LOL!


 
Vivian Lake
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In response to newtoscrapping2011

gonna think think think . . . .


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to Vivian Lake

I'm in of course

BUDGET: $60
WISH: 8x8 Disney Album, 12x12 Album, Digital Stamps, Princess Border Punch if I can find it
TWIST: No other tools


 
ShaylaCreations
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

I'm in

Budget: $50
Wish list: adhesive, 3d pop dots and anything needed for customers (cards or minis)
Twist: NO Flowers!


 
ShaylaCreations
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Actually can I add no paper too? I just bought a ton of Paper and I have so much already. no paper no Flowers..


 
tinadn
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I'm taking a class a A's on the first. I don't get there often so I know I will spend some money.
I am going to aim for $50.
Wishlist: class, glimmer mist and whatever tickles my fanny at the time:)
Twist: punches

O wait I already paid $20 for the class. So this month's budget.


Edited by tinadn on 07-27-11 04:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Kamananui
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In response to tinadn

I'm in. There are tons of things I want, but I'm going on vacation on Sunday. I'll have to think about my budget. Dang it, I hate budgets...


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to Kamananui

yeah budgets stink!!! Enjoy your vacation Kelly..where are you going?

First post is ACU let me know if i missed anyting!!


 
runzalot81
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  • Ladybing Tammy Said:
I'm in of course

BUDGET: $60
WISH: 8x8 Disney Album, 12x12 Album, Digital Stamps, Princess Border Punch if I can find it
TWIST: No other tools


What kind of digital stamps do you like?!


 
Ladybing Tammy
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Hi Alissa - I am so new to digital I don't even know but I think for now I am going to focus on travel related themes digitally. I love old architecture and classic motifs.


 
Kamananui
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

Courtney, I'm going to the South Pacific Cook Islands. Rarotonga in particular.


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to Kamananui

oh that sounds fabulous Kelly hope you have a great time!!


 
SonjaC
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Okay... I think I'm going to give this a try. I don't really need to spend ANY money, but what the hay, right?! Can't take it with me anyway... LOL

My budget is $130... good grief, really?!?
Wishlist: MS 'Arches', EK 'Notebook' and Fiskars 'lace' and 'stamp' punches, Cricut cutting mat, 12x12 album plus my August kits for Scraps of Darkness and Storyteller's Club.
Twist: NO MORE PAPER!!! (besides what comes in the kits...)


 
runzalot81
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In response to SonjaC

We're happy to have you, Sonja!

Tammy, thegraphicsfairy blog has a wonderfully organized archive


 
newtoscrapping2011
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Welcome Sonja! I will update the page tomorrow im still at the ck convention so copying and pasting is tough! So glad to have you here with us!


 
ShaylaCreations
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In response to newtoscrapping2011

welcome Sonja!

Kelly enjoy your vacation!


 
TanyaN77
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In response to ShaylaCreations

wow, $50 and up??? am i the only broke single mother on here...lol. i would join but at this point, the only things I need to buy would be glue sticks because i have bought so many supplies in the last few months but haven't scrapbooked the...but good luck everyone and have fun.


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to TanyaN77

Tanya you don't have to spend $50, that was just a sample - and some months some of us have budgets of $0 (Shayla even went 6-7 months without shopping).

It's just a fun way to make us accountable for our impulse purchases so we can stay focused.

Welcome Sonja!

And thanks Alissa - I'll be checking it out!


 
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