Ok so I have a wee problem... or rather a very large expensive one! As you know I am very new to the scrapbooking circuit (only made one page so far) but I am addicted to buying the monthly magazines from the shops of they have 'freebees'! Now at £5 a magazine this is mounting up. Oh dear
I broke my scrapbook magazine addiction by doing a lot of surfing in the gallery here and on other scrappy sites, checking out you-tube, etc. Those mags have shrunken until there's practically nothing left but advertising... and for that money you spend on the mags, you could get lots of scrappy goodness!
I did that at first too. But I discovered that the stamps are usually a bit rubbish (don't stamp well, are flimsy and tear easily), and the little "kits" contain stuff that I never use. I still have bits and pieces left over from the very first magazine kits I bought.
Also, once you've bought a year's worth of any magazine, the next year onwards is often similar ideas recycled.
But it's good to have that year's worth, and you'll probably find you get out of the addiction soon and replace it with Pinterest, or the Gallery here, or other recommended inspirations. I'm always adding to my "pot".
I used to buy a lot....now, I just subscribe to one, Canadian Scrapbooker, and sometimes get the Cards magazine for free at the LSS....
I look forward to the day that the magazine comes and I get to sit down and go through it!
I agree..of the magazines that are still in business, I really can flip through and throw it out . I don't even save them anymore. If there is an article that I am REALLY interested in, I tear it out and put it in a folder.
I won't renew them anymore.
I used to have a mag addicition for many years. Then our income dropped & I had to stop them all (which was lots) It was that time that I found this site. I never miss the mags now with millions of layouts, cards, altered stuff here in the gallery. They are all amazing. I also find lots of cool ideas on Pinterest. You can find tons of freebie tutorials on you tube too. I do not miss going to classes or getting the mags at all now & haven't for yrs. The money could be spent on scrappy stuff.