Tonight at Walmart I spent about $18. I got 3 packs of clear stamps( each pack had 3 stamps). 4 ribbon rolls, 3 decorative tapes, 3 packs of buttons, each were different, 3 packs of dimentional stickers. I save change when I break a $1 bill. That adds up fast. I did order paper and corner punch, but they were on sale on scrapbook.com Reuse those scraps and leftovers. I need to budget. Do you all think I did ok?
For me it varies on how much money I got in me purse. Sometimes, when I recieved a big ammount of money, I treat meself to craft items. I can get overboard with it them and other times, am a cheap skate and spend very little. Christmas is always a pain for me cause I see so many nice items that I want. I buy items then that arent really for Christmas but I buy em with the intention to use them for the Christmas cards. lol Ofcourse I end up not using it....
I think you did well.
For me it depends on the week. I am a home daycare provider and I take one little girl on Wed, Thur, and Fri for just a couple of hours in the evening. I use this time to tutor her because her previous daycare did not do preschool. So depending on the number of days she shows up determines my spending money. She has averaged about 1-2 days per week and they pay for 6 days at a time. If they miss a day I credit it to the next week so it can be as little as $20 and as much as $120. Since this is in addition to regular income I don't count on it for bills, groceries, savings, etc. I consider it fun money.
If there is a good online sale and a free shipping with a certain $$$ purchase... I tend to order enough to make the free shipping. If it is at a local store... it might be a few dollars or it might be a few dollars with a multiplier... ha ha. I also shop for a secret sis swap I am in... so if I am shopping for that person... I always end up adding in a few things for me, too. I can't seem to manage shopping ONLY for a stranger. I never shop at full retail... there has to be a sale or a coupon.
I do most of my crafts shopping in Amazon.com. I wait until I can buy over $25.00 worth of supplies and I do my best to find free supersaver shipping or regular free shipping. My average purchase is $25-$50 (US).
I usually do my shopping at theveggie sitebecause they have free shipping for $50 orders. I 've shopped so much in the last few months I just made thier loyalty program and now recieve 10% off everything..... so I spend $50 + at a time because I live in the sticks with the closest crafts store almost 50 miles away and its pretty slim pickings there too.
you should check out scrapbuck.com! I just found them last week and haven't made a purchase yet (because I just spent way too much on my last haul about 2 weeks ago...) but they have great prices and free shipping on orders over $20! Not a bad deal!
way too much!!!! lol
i belong to a kit club which is $25 per month... but i love that because everything is in it!!! paper card stock embellishments and it is delivered to my door. I sell close to my heart stamps so i do get a discount plus i know a couple of people that are have their own on line stores.... so i get things at cost... but on average $100 per month
I try to keep it to 25-30 dollars per week,,,,,,,,I've been known to spend more,,,,and I've been known to spend less,,,might depend on the sales. Sometimes I NEED stuff like ATG, plain card stock, etc,,,,,and sometimes it's all fun money,,,,,,I buy pretty paper or stamps, etc I think I am heading towards some new stamps over the next several weeks!
When I was working I spent about 100-120/mo....now that I haven't been working it's about 10/mo....haha! Only the staples...good thing I bought so much when I was working so I have a ton of stuff to still use...
I try to shop when I absolutely NEED something or when I am low on paper, embellishments, stickers, etc. Since I have a limited area for storage, I try to fit all my supplies in a neat and orderly fashion so when I do go shopping I spend about $10-$30 depending on what I need and if I have any coupons that always come in handy!
too much, lol.
I have a bad habit of buying embelishmetns that appeal to me, but I end up not using for a long time.
I now only go out to look at supplies when I am actually in need of something specific and will then try to only buy otehr items if they are on special or I ahve a coupon.
In the last 6-7 months I've only purchases supplies 3 times. 1 SU order ($130.00, msotly stamps and punches) 1 haul at Michaels ($125.00 (everything was 60-70% off) and one small one at Wal-mart ($40.00). So, what does that come to?, an average of about $100.00 each? Or (this sounds much better) an average of about $50 a month.
I have to say though that I have a lot of supplies and really don't "need" much at all. Generally what I run out of is adhesive.
so far this month, i have spent under 120, but come out with over 400 in supplies!!! just really look for great deals!
i have bought everything from my little shoebox warehouse sale to fancy pants holiday papers, inks, glitter glues, color bok paper, carta bella, bo bunny... you name it, i've done it and only spent about 120, i can do the math tomorrow to be sure, but i think i have 42 left in my scrappy budget. that's gonna be enough to get me a new trimmer, another couple things of solid cardstock as well as a refill for the atg. then december 1, i have a fresh 100 for the budget. i'm limiting myself to 100 a month, and that seems to be working well