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Username Post: January Budget Challenge        (Topic#1568555)
Ladybing Tammy
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Well here we are again in a new year 2012! We have been in this journey, some of us, for quite sometime together but always welcome new friends to the challenge!

We're here to TRY to stay within limits on our scrappy spending!!!

The rules: List your budget for the month of 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 TRY to 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.

TAMMY
Budget: $50-$4=$46-$35=$9-$62=BUSTED

Wish List: Riley Stamp, [strike]Girlie Christmas Papers and matching embellies, Stuff to make a Valentines Card for my honey
Twist: No Stamps other than Riley!

Kelly
Budget: $50-$3=$47-$6=$41-$8=$33- $17=16
Wish: Valentine GM, Jenni Bowlin tab punch
Twist: Flowers, Buttons, and Bling

Tina
Budget: $40-$20=$20-$25 (BUSTED)
Wishlist: class at A's (no Cricut club this month)
anything I can't live without
Twist: NO paper,ribbon, or buttons

Alissa
BUDGET: $10
WISH: stamps, tombow markers, extended cuttlebug mats
TWIST: ribbon/lace, brads, rub ons, alphas, PAPER, punches

Vivian
Budget: $50-$13=$37
Want List: Dark Brown CS, Xyron refills, Craft Spot Stamps OR Peachy Keen Stamps
Twist: none cause she shouldn't be spending if she ain't a scrapping!!! (but we love her anyway)

Shayla
Budget: $50-1=$49-$21=$28-$10=$18 -$12=$6
Wishlist:Christmas embellies, basketball embellies, Adhesive for atg, any embellies needed for current scrap pages or projects, BG oxford
Twist: no flowers, no pp besides BG oxford!

Courtney
Budget $100-$28=$72-$42=$30-$56= BUSTED
Wish List: Scraps of Darkness Kit, viva pearl pens, glimmer mist, Stamps, chipboard
Twist: NO PAPER (besides what comes in my kit), Buttons, Ribbon

Jennifer
Budget: $200-$65.87=$134.13-$14=$120
Wish List: page protectors, blue and orange cardstock, stickers, alphas
Twist: ribbon

Sonja
BUDGET: $80-8.83=$71.17-$9.99=$61-$58-$2(SOD)=$1
WISHLIST: SOD kit, 12x12 album, 12x12 page protector refills, clear stamp storage binder, Storage items
TWIST: NO PAPER (except what's in the kit), INK, or STAMPS!!

Katie
Budget: $90-34=$56-20 = $36+5 =$41-$4=$37
Wishlist:
Stuff for SIL's album(s)- album, pps, embellies, adhesive letters. $40
Friend's gift: pps, embellies, binding device, pg protectors, photo printing fees $20.
For me: Slice cartridges $30.
Twist: Stuff that isn't on sale or not bought with a coupon.


Edited by Ladybing Tammy on 01-30-12 05:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Cricut OCD
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

This is to funny! My problem is I've already over spent my budget for the month and it's only Jan 1st! And did I buy over 10 items....yep!

Have fun and Happy New Year!


 
Kamananui
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In response to Cricut OCD

I'm in. I'm really cutting back on supply purchases this year (that's what I keep telling myself anyway), so I'm going to need some time to think about my budget and list.


 
tinadn
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In response to Kamananui

I really need to use things up so won't be spending as much either.
My budget is $40.
Wishlist: class at A's (no Cricut club this month)
anything I can't live without
Twist: NO paper,ribbon, or buttons


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to Cricut OCD

  • Cricut OCD Said:
This is to funny! My problem is I've already over spent my budget for the month and it's only Jan 1st! And did I buy over 10 items....yep!

Have fun and Happy New Year!



ah but you can always play along - this goes month to month and Happy New Year - hope you have fun with all your new goodies! But tell us about them - we love to live vicariously through other's purchases!




 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

Hey Kelly and Tina!

Kelly - I am so torn about joining SU or not - just not sure - I sent an email to the English support and asked them if I can transfer my membership from Canada to UK so that will probably be the deciding factor so if the answer is NO then I will be changing my budget for sure.

Tina - have fun at your A's class!


 
runzalot81
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In response to tinadn

I'm cutting back, too.

BUDGET: $10
WISH: stamps, tombow markers, extended cuttlebug mats
TWIST: ribbon/lace, brads, rub ons, alphas, PAPER, punches

Good thing my birthday is coming up and I'll be able to use some gift cards


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to runzalot81

Alissa honey - don't take this the wrong way but are you missing a zero on that budget with that wish list?


 
runzalot81
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

Nope. It's seriously 10 bucks and hopefully won't even spend that. I have money left from xmas and money coming on my birthday so surely... 10 dollars is doable... right? Watch me bust.

The PLAN is to not even spend that 10 dollars so next month I'll have 20...

I have so. much. stuff.


 
Ladybing Tammy
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okie dokie - I get it! I too have so much stuff but there is so much I want to do - my thinking is if I sign up for Stampin Up (now or when I move), if I don't find a real job right away at least I can do that and maybe make a little money - right?


 
Vivian Lake
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

I'm going to tag along with this but won't be shopping/scrapping much cause it's all slowly getting packed for the big move.

Budget: $50
Want List: Dark Brown CS, Xyron refills, Craft Spot Stamps OR Peachy Keen Stamps
Twist: If I can't scrap I shouldn't be spending money anyway!!!! LOL


 
ShaylaCreations
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In response to Vivian Lake

hey ladies my wishlist is the same as last month.. I failed to spend any money on scrap items last month.. and besides those carts on black friday nothing for two months.. smh it's because I haven't been scrapping I hope it will change!

Budget: $50

Wishlist:Christmas embellies, basketball embellies, Adhesive for atg, any embellies needed for current scrap pages or projects, BG oxford

Twist: no flowers, no pp besides BG oxford!


 
newtoscrapping2011
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Hey ladies...so glad to be back with my favorite bunch of budgeters/enablers LOL

Budget $100
Wish List: Scraps of Darkness Kit, viva pearl pens, glimmer mist, Stamps, chipboard
Twist: NO PAPER (besides what comes in my kit), Buttons, Ribbon

I thnk this may be doable!!


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to newtoscrapping2011

welcome back my friends!


 
Kamananui
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

Well, I tried to bust already without even giving my info, but F2F was so out, so my budget was saved. I really wanted those Valentine GMs.


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to Kamananui

Kelly Kelly Kelly - the glimmer mist gods are not on your side this week I am afraid! Technically is it busting if you haven't even provided your budget yet? Hmmm not sure.


 
Vivian Lake
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

is there a January Banana Goal?


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to Vivian Lake

yes Vivian - I'll get the link and post it here


 
Ladybing Tammy
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Here you go Vivian!
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15685...


 
Bootses
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

Happy New Year, everybody!

Would love to squeeze in if there's still room.

Budget: $200
Wish List: page protectors, blue and orange cardstock, stickers, alphas
Twist: ribbon

Plan is to head out to Ms tomorrow...curious to see what might slip into my basket.




 
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