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Username Post: May BUDGET CHALLENGE - PLAY ALONG IF YOU DARE!!        (Topic#1574375)
Vivian Lake
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Welcome to the May BUDGET Challenge!
We're here to stay within limits on our scrappy spending!!! (Or try to...)

The rules: List your scrappy budget for the whole month of May that you would like 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, wishlist 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.

Vivian:
Budget: $150 - 97 = $53 - $30 = $23 - $55 = ($32)
Wish: Online Beginner Photography Class ($97), more face stamps, xyron refills
Twist: Nothing Cricut related cause I still have Cartridge I need to use

Pat:
Budget: $50 - $6.75 = $43.25 - $54 = ($11)
Wish ... I can't think of a single thing that I want right now.
Twist ... No cricut cartridges.

Tammy:
Budget: $100 - $70 = $30
WISH: new SU In Colour Markers
TWIST: no stamps

Courtney:
Budget: $100 - $15 - $21 - $24 = $40 - $34 - $50 = ($44)
Wishlist: New Authentique papers, martha stewart punches, spring distress inks
Twist: NO flowers, No Bling,

Sonja:
Budget: $100 - $18 = $82 - 50 = $32 - 12.50 = $19.50 - $5 = $14.50 - $33 - $44 = (62.50)
Wishlist: Gelatos or Faber-Castel Watercolor pencils, Bella Blvd 'Baby Boy' and 'We're Expecting' Collection, Prima Primers flowers, Deja Views 'Saturdays' collection, All About Boys Cricut Cart, Prima 3 for $10 Flowers, Sun Kiss notecards, Distress 'Aged Mohagony' or 'Victorian Lace' ink pad, TH Spring Stamp, Authentique Loyal Line
Twist: No other Cricut cartridges, no other inks or mists, NO other flowers!!

Alissa:
BUDGET: $50 - $30 = $20 - ?? = (busted)
WISH LIST: Prima 6x6 papers and stamps, some Pink Paislee, ya' know, Spellbinders
TWIST: brads, lace, ribbon, and everything else

Melissa:
Budget: $50 - $10 = $40
Wish list: Red album for a Disney trip, label stickers, page protectors for project life, crop fees,BasicGrey - Wander Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack.
Twist: 6x6 paper pads

Tina:
Budget: $75 - $12 = $63 - 32 = $31 - $14 = $18
Wishlist: TH spring inks and whatever else tickle my fancy:)
Twist: No paper packs, brads or ribbon.

Stacy:
Budget: $100 - $17 = $83 - 17 = $66 - $36 - $30
Wishlist - October Afternoon 5&dime, Echo Park HelloSummer, Studio Calico new Mister Huey colours, SC Graphs & Bubbles masks, MyMindsEye Indie line...have I reached a 100 yet. oh a darn 1" square punch, I get to the store and can't force myself to spend the $10 for a dang punch then I get home and kick myself for not buying it.

twist - no THICKERS! arghh

Shayla:
Budget $10
Wish:
Twist: I need to use at least 1/4 of my new orders and paper I haven't even opened before going to any scrapbooking store!

Katie:
Budget: $30 - $10 = $20 - 12 = $8
Twist: nothing not on sale.
Wish: anything but adhesive.

Cheri:
Budget: $20
Wish: Do need anything
Twist: NO NO Cricut stuff



Edited by Vivian Lake on 05-29-12 02:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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In response to Vivian Lake

I'm in again.

Budget ... $50 just because I'm sure there will be SOMETHING that I absolutely have to have but don't know it yet.
Wish ... I can't think of a single thing that I want right now.
Twist ... No cricut cartridges.


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

My budget will be: $100
WISH: new SU In Colour Markers
TWIST: no stamps


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

I am definitely going to play, but not sure what my budget is going to be yet


 
SonjaC
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Thanks again for hosting, Vivian!

No stamps, Tammy?! HOW will you do that?!

Oh, by the way, I'm in too!
Budget: $100 (I'm sure I'll find something at the Expo I can't live w/o)
Wishlist: Gelatos or Faber-Castel Watercolor pencils, Bella Blvd 'Baby Boy' and 'We're Expecting' Collection, Prima Primers flowers, Deja Views 'Saturdays' collection, All About Boys Cricut Cart, Prima 3 for $10 Flowers, Sun Kiss notecards, Distress 'Aged Mohagony' or 'Victorian Lace' ink pad
Twist: No other Cricut cartridges, no other inks or mists, NO other flowers!!

I'll think more on my wishlist... I just raided my wishlist on here, but know I've got something I do need...


Edited by SonjaC on 04-30-12 09:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Ladybing Tammy
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I don't know Sonja - I just don't know but I am sure gonna try!


 
newtoscrapping2011
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LOL you can doo it Tammy!Just think, it is less stuff to pack LOL

OK so my budget is going to be $100
Wishlist: New Authentique papers, martha stewart punches, spring distress inks
Twist: NO flowers, No Bling,

Im going to try and be really good this month because June is our first expo....and I CAN'T WAIT!! July is going to be bad for me too because its our CK Convention LOL..at least those classes were paid for last month!!


 
runzalot81
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In response to newtoscrapping2011

I'm here but I need to think on it. Thanks for hosting, Vivian!


 
newtoscrapping2011
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Kelly from scraputante is trying to kill my budget!! oh wait its still april LOL..she has 30% off today ughhh!!! LOL

I can resist I can resist


 
Vivian Lake
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I am excited to learn more about photography. I have been following improvephotography on FB for some time now. They have released a class for beginners and I have watched the free segment. I am hooked and really hope to learn more SO I put it into my budget and am going to go for it! The great thing about it I can learn on my own time


 
northernmemories
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I would like to play if that is ok
My budget is $50
Wish list: Red album for a Disney trip, label stickers, page protectors for project life, crop fees,BasicGrey - Wander Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack.
Twist: 6x6 paper pads
Can I add more to my wish list later after I do some more research?


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to northernmemories

Hey there Melissa!! welcome!! I believe you definitely can add to your wish list within the first week..



 
northernmemories
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Thanks Courtney.


 
runzalot81
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Welcome, Melissa!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Oooooohhhh. Spring distress inks. Yes. Those would be a very good thing to have.

And the reinkers too, right?

Oh drat. I just STARTED and I'm fixing to bust it.

Stupid budget.


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

LOL Pat...well technically it is still april LOL


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Yeah - it's not even MAY yet and I'm already considering busting my budget. How sick IS that exactly? I mean SERIOUSLY!

I have an illness. I really do. I need supportive therapy and a 12-step program.

Actually, I need a two step program. Close the billfold. Walk away. See. Two steps.

What is WRONG with me?????


 
Ladybing Tammy
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

Welcome Melissa!


 
newtoscrapping2011
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lol it seems like there is absolutely nothing wrong with you Pat LOL


 
northernmemories
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Pat I am trying really hard not to buy new items also. My budget should be $0!!! So $50 seems like a lot to me at the moment because I really shouldnt be spending it at all lol I really should just shop my stash


 
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