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Username Post: ~~August~~ BUDGET BUYING ~ ~ Full and Active!!!!        (Topic#1511177)
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Alrighty....here it is the August budget challenge....to help us stay within limits on our scrappy buying!!!

The rules: List your budget for the month of August that you want to spend on scrappy goodies!!! You only need one budget, we are not breaking it down into impulse and list! BUT....LIST the items that are definites 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 and have me mark off at least half of the items that you 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 tell me how much you spent throughout the month, and I will keep track of it in this post! You do not have to include costs for adhesives, swaps, or shipping.

Please enable and tempt us to buy the wonderful items you want....but don't tempt us to bust our budget!!!


August QUEEN ENABLER: MICHELLE!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU ON HOLDING THE CROWN (& Stealing it from Holly)!!!!
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BUDGETS:
Michelle (Melissadam): $75.00 - 75.80 = -$0.80BUSTED!
List: 1 doodling template, 1 PP stack, 1 smooch, 1 edge punch, cricut deep cut blade

Stephanie (Aunt Stet-z): $150.00 - 142.25 = $7.75
List: Swirlydoos kit, Glimmer mist, Crackle Paint, PP, chipboard/grungeboard, smooch, stamps, punch

Kim (scrapingbliss): $180.00 - $183.54 = -$3.54 BUSTED!!
List: 1 Cricut Cartridge, 3 smooch, alcohol ink, Perfect Pearls, PP, inks, re-inkers, stamps, glitter, grunge paper, stickles

Lisa (lstory): $160.00 - 162.00 = -$2.00 BUSTED!
List: 4 punches, stickles, buttons, sizzix die, smooch

Holly (CommaHolly): $160.00 - 145.00 = $15.00
List: Autumn pp, Holiday pp, square punch, heart punch, border punch, vintage ephemera, cricut cart


Mandi (Briannasmom): $100.00 - 90.32 = $9.68
List: pp pack, alcohol inks, corner punch, vintage buttons

Krissy (luv2scrap:)): $160.00 - 120.25 = $39.75
List: Kit Club, glimmer mist, glimmer mist screens, pp collection, Fiskars Upper Crest border punch, stamp set, flowers, liquid pearls

Tante (johnsusan8): $190.00 - 233.00 = -$43.00 BUSTED
List: Cricut Jukebox, a class, new colors of Smooch

daintydiva2: $150.00 - 105.27 = $44.73
List: grunge paper, distress paints, stickles, word punch PP, buttons

Jana Marie (llprncess3): $100.00 - 130.00 = -$30.00BUSTED!
List: Stamps

Aftin (bellasmommy1): $150.00 - 142.00 = $8.00
List: I-topper, Bazzill in Stitch'z, Bazzill thread, pp, grunge board, distress ink

00elly00: $75.00 - 21.50 = $53.50
List: stamps, stamp pad, pp, 4 1 embellishment packs, ribbon, alpha stickers, punches, stencils, 2 scrapbooks


 
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I'm here, don't forget me!

I'm going to set it at 180.00 this month:

Swirlydoos kit, 1 Cricut Cartridge, 3 smooch, alcohol ink, Perfect Pearls, PP, inks, re-inkers, stamps, glitter

I may add to this, but for now this is it.


 
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Kim - I would never, ever, not in a million years forget you!!!!


 
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Me being paranoid!!!!


 
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I'm going to be brave and join in this time around. I'm going to budget myself at $160, but I have to think about what to shop for. I'll start off with 4 punches, Stickles, and buttons. And maybe a Sizzix die or two.

I feel almost like I'm cheating, though. I'll be going away a couple times during the month and be out of my usual routine, which will hopefully keep me away from temptation and on the budget track!

Lisa


 
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LOL...or it could make you want to spend more Lisa...when you go to those strange places with never before visited scrappy stores!!!

I am glad you are joining though...WELCOME!!!

Kim...don't be paranoid...I wuv you!!!!


 
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I'm here and once again thinking LOL. theres sooo much I want LOL
I always have to narrow it down at the last minute *doh*


 
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OK, I'm here, and THIS MONTH I plan on actually SPENDING money,,,,,,and enabling the heck out of everyone,,,,,,and winning my dang crown back,,,,,,

if Michelle won it I swear to Goodness sake I am MAILING that girl a crown MADE OF PP!!!!!!!! I have a crown on one of my carts and I am going to decorate it with jewels too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOW,,,,,,,,My budget will be,,,,,,160.00 AGAIN, and this time I should be able to spend it,,,,,I have extra money I am earning from working extra every week, so THAT issue should be solved, sheesh,,,,,

my list : Autumn pp, Holiday pp, square punch, heart punch, border punch, vintage ephemera.


THERE.

and whoever has my crown WATCHOUT!!!!!! I want it BACK


 
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I'm so not in the mood for fall/Halloween/xmas papers. I saw tons as I plowed through all the sneak peeks on Saturday and nothing jumped out at me. Do you have anything in mind, Holly?

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LOL Holly...I can picture you on the ground with your legs and arms flailing everywhere screaming "I want my crown, I want my crown"...did I mention this scenario is smack dab in the middle of the WM scrappy aisle??? LOL LOL LOL!!!


 
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So...who has the crown???? Did Michelle win it? Is that her anniversary present from us???


 
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I vote for Michelle, sorry, Holly! But she was pushing that PP to EVERYONE and she is the one that finally pushed me into the "I'm for sure buying the Cricut" zone.

Holly, you may just have to try harder next month.





 
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Yeah, I have to agree with voting for Michelle this time...I didn't really care about more pp until she just kept going on and on and she really made me want more! I don't need more, but she made me want more....Shame Shame!


 
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Holly can push her MM trimmer

Kim can push glimmer mist

Michelle can push PP

Who else is a pusher???


 
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  • Scrapingbliss Said:
I vote for Michelle, sorry, Holly! But she was pushing that PP to EVERYONE and she is the one that finally pushed me into the "I'm for sure buying the Cricut" zone.

Holly, you may just have to try harder next month.







oH DAGNABIT I have to vote for Michelle too,,,,,I can't even vote for myself this month,,,,

I have been half here what with no budget and not feeling myself,,,,,,

BUT WATCHOUT NEXT MONTH MICHELLE! SO THERE!


 
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BTW Kim, you needdddddddddddddddd Storybook and Alphalicious, and Jasmine, and ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLLLLLLLLLL the Disney carts,,,,,,,


 
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I vote for Michelle!!

Ya know Holly I'm gonna enabler a little here LOL. go check out bg they have a cute line coming out for halloween

and for MORE pp check out J;s site and look under 12x12 pp they have like 9 stacks I think it is of pp super cute stuff right there!!!


 
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lol, beat you to it honeypie,,,,,,ive got all kinds a paper in mind,,,,,,,I want the debbie mumm stack for the holidays,,,,,,has all kinds of holiday paper in it,,,,

havent found any decend hannukkah paper yet though,,,,,

OH, and MME has the most GORGEOUS pp for fall called Falling in Love,,,,,,gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous,,,,,


 
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I think Michelle wins,,,,,,gimme her address I am sending her a crown made of pp!!!!!!!! she is the pp queen


 
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hey now I;m trying to be apart of this enabling fest LOL ok so I;m not very good at all who cares Hmpf I;m gonn ago to my room and pout now ok well not really just saying lol


 
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I am here, but still thinking about my budget amount and list so I will update when I come up with it. It is so hard with all of the new CHA stuff coming out--there is so much I want, but I also have to pay for back to school shopping and a million birthdays in Aug.

I vote for Michelle also as queen enabler, and can't wait to see Holly in action next month trying to win back her crown!


 
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Oh you're VERY good at it, lol, that's not what I meant, LMAO,,,,I meant I was right there with you on the pp IOW I love it too


 
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Krissy, never fear, I WILL WIN BACK MY CROWN so there!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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So far on my list - the Cricut Jukebox, a class, and the new colors of Smooch. I may add more befoe August.


 
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I just LOVE this thread and all my enabling friends, of course!!!


 
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I just LOVE this thread and all my enabling friends, of course!!!


Me too !


 
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Krissy, never fear, I WILL WIN BACK MY CROWN so there!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh Holly, I have no fear of you not winning it back, I know you will! I just said that I can't wait to watch you do it !


 
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LOL, duly noted, Krissy,,,,,,,

does anyone need a steam mop, a pet rock or a trip to mars?????

oh, and that reminds me, come join my totally insane, bizarre August challenge in my siggy line


 
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Oh, I'll add a couple smooches to my list.

Also, I'm going to have to vote for Kim because I just bought two glimmer mists and I don't even know what to do with them.

And whenever I finish up my four-pack of adhesive tape, I'm getting an ATG and then all y'all are gonna be responsible.

Lisa


 
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I do not own an ATG...yet...so I could not possibly enable you!

I haven't mentioned glimmer mist in days!!!!!


 
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Okay I need to add grunge paper and stickles...I forgot about all the new stickles that are coming out this month!!


 
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Yeah, but you're so powerful that the glimmer mist suggestion was implanted ages ago. Plus, this was an online order that I placed last week!

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Oh Kim...you are sooooo guilty of enabling glimmer mist!!!! You are the one that got me hooked, so don't even try to wiggle out of that one!!! You are the glimmer mist QUEEN!!!! I want more too, BTW!!!

Those in the queen swap need to print out the questionaire and start filling it in while you have time to think about what you want and don't want...at least that is what I did!


 
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OMG...if you do not have an ATG gun...you definitely need one! You just cannot beat the ease of use with it and the convenience, the unbeatable price for refills and the simple luxury!!! I love mine! Holly is the original enabler for the ATG gun though!


 
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when does all the cha stuff come out I know the bg stuff I want and the stacks I seen on J;s website havent seen it in stores yet not sure what else is coming out anyone know where to look to see a full list???


 
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Holly I'll need a steam mop when i get a house and a pet rock Brianna would have a ball decorating LOL


 
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  • Scrapingbliss Said:
I do not own an ATG...yet...so I could not possibly enable you!

I haven't mentioned glimmer mist in days!!!!!




you need an atg,,,,,,,seriously,,,,,, you need one,,,,,best adhesive around, yuou will love it!


 
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I'm hoping for an ATG gun when I am Cinderella!!! Ooops...am I allowed to say that???


 
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I'll let it slide this time but next time you better be careful your evil step sisters and step mother might come after you with more chores


 
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You should hope for an MM trimmer too, Kimmie Just sayin,,,,,,


 
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Good thinking Kim...start racking up your queen items!


 
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I promise I won't let it happen again!!! It just slipped out!

I do need a knew trimmer, Holly...


 
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Is there really a problem with saying that? I mean, reallY?


 
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NOOOOOOO I was just tryingt obe funny GEESSSSHHH I thought ya'll knew me better then that I tell ya


 
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No Mandi, you are proving that you are nothing like we thought you were!!! We thought you were a nice, shy, sweet person...but we have found out that you are a tricky, enabling, evil character!!! Ask you to host a swap and see what we get...

I'm just messing with you! I really didn't know though if we weren't supposed to say things like that, so I am glad to know that we can!!! Ya'll can start making your lists for me!!!


 
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I dont care!! the more we know the more likely ya'll will get what you want and not walk away disappointed


 
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OK...I want some nestabilities and cuttlebug embossing and cutting dies, chipboard, stamps, glimmer mists, smooch, pp, flowers, metal embellies, ink, paint, glitter, embossing powder, grungeboard...hmmmm...I know there is more, let me think!


 
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HA you like the glimmer mist now told ya ya would


 
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Oh, I like the glimmer mist...but I found out I do not like the T.H. paint dabbers. When I use paint, I want nice thick coverage and you have to use the paint dabbers like 3 times to get good coverage! Cheaper to buy paint from WM.

Did I say I didn't like glimmer mist? Oh...is that what you were going to send me a sample bottle of?


 
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Yall need grungeboard,,,,,,that stuff rocks!!


 
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I surely like the smell of grundgeboard never really played with it though

Steph I know I hate paint daubers too they really suck big time


 
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I haven't tried the paint daubers but I just use regular paint it works find and I get better control of where I want it.

LOVE grungeboard!!! I really like it better than chipboard BUT chipboard is better for a more polished lo. I'm getting the grungboard paper in Aug because they say the paper is a bit thinner than the regular and the Cricut will cut it...I'm going to give it a try.

Stephanie, I don't think we will have a problem figuring out what to get you!



 
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I love paint daubers! I usually daub all over raw chipboard to cover it and then daub a little of another color over it. I did a green letter A and then daubed a little of red in places over the green. I don't try to smooth it out. I like the slightly bumpy effect.


 
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See, that's what I like about regular acrylic. I always paint a first coat smooth, then I either do the second coat smooth, too, or I really load up the paintbrush and kind of glop-and-scrunch the paint to get a textured look before glittering (like the middle of the flower on Free to Fly).

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  • Scrapingbliss Said:
I haven't tried the paint daubers but I just use regular paint it works find and I get better control of where I want it.

LOVE grungeboard!!! I really like it better than chipboard BUT chipboard is better for a more polished lo. I'm getting the grungboard paper in Aug because they say the paper is a bit thinner than the regular and the Cricut will cut it...I'm going to give it a try.

Stephanie, I don't think we will have a problem figuring out what to get you!




I have been reading but did not really participating in the budget part in July because when I came across the forum it in late July and decided to wait until August to play. Are you still taking sign ups?

At the convention I went to this past wkend I brought the paint dabber tops and put them on my regular acrylic paints and they work just fine. They were 3 in a pack.


 
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I believe we are open! Right, Steph?


 
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  • daintydiva2 Said:
  • Scrapingbliss Said:
I haven't tried the paint daubers but I just use regular paint it works find and I get better control of where I want it.

LOVE grungeboard!!! I really like it better than chipboard BUT chipboard is better for a more polished lo. I'm getting the grungboard paper in Aug because they say the paper is a bit thinner than the regular and the Cricut will cut it...I'm going to give it a try.

Stephanie, I don't think we will have a problem figuring out what to get you!




I have been reading but did not really participating in the budget part in July because when I came across the forum it in late July and decided to wait until August to play. Are you still taking sign ups?

At the convention I went to this past wkend I brought the paint dabber tops and put them on my regular acrylic paints and they work just fine. They were 3 in a pack.



LOL, well she's got the enabling part down pat,,,,,,,LMAO Are you going for the crown??? lol


 
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I would like to try this...what happens if you go over your budget?


 
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We send special agents to your house to take away your shopping privileges.

Since I busted mine, by 4.00, last month they are after me this month!!


 
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Really, other than all the rest of us get to give you a really hard time and tease you while we struggle not to bust ours...thats about it. It really helps to make you think about what you spend and what you spend it on.


 
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I would like to try this...what happens if you go over your budget?



Um you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again next month,,,,,

IN THEORY, you probably didn't go over as MUCH as you would have if you didn't have a budget at all,,,,,,,

HOWEVER, I do believe Tante blew THAT theory out of the water when she bought a 1600.00 scrap box with 3.00 left of her budget in July!!!!!!!!


Edited by CommaHolly on 07-29-09 08:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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To be precise, Holly, it was $6 left in my budget! lol


 
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We are definitely taking sign ups still!!! We will take them until the first week or so in August! Just follow the rules for posting budget and list and everyone is more than welcome to join!!

Also wanted to mention the need in here for those who are in the Fairy Godmother's swap to get to the thread and sign in or you won't be able to participate! It starts in 3 days!!!!


 
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we are missing Jana in the fairy god mother swap i am a bit nervous she hasnt been on very much lately


 
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Is she the only one then? Have you pm'd her? I know I pm'd her once and she responded to that even though she hadn't been on the mad chatters. I thought they had to sign on to this thread, just saying hi or something.

OK...question...do we ship to the cinderella or can we have our package shipped directly to her...like if we order from a site, can we just have it sent directly to the cinderella?


 
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yes you can have it sent directly to her that saves on postage and make sure you dont include the postage in the amount you spend

I did send her a pm just a few minutes again so we shall see whats going on.

I have got to think about the budget now. i had everything all mapped out and all these goodies came out and it went all to the heck


 
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LOL...I signed up to win all the new pp packs from DCWV from J's. I've entered Estee's 3 X 3 challenge, and I've commented on a bunch of those sneak peaks....hopefully I will win something!

I don't know how much shopping I will actually get to do in August...everything has kind of come to a head as far as money being due and I don't know if we will have extra...so we will see.

Good, I'm glad that it can be sent directly to them, b/c most likely that is what I will do, since most of my shopping is done online.


 
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omg those are adorable arent they????

i have holding off in going into my j;s to see if they are there yet I want to get my hands on them sooooooooooooo bad!!!

the doodle one reminds me of the sassafras


 
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I didn't like all of them, but if I win, then I will just have some to share! I would love to win! I haven't gone in store shopping for quite some time, but maybe Sat., I really want to hit that HL sale


 
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  • daintydiva2 Said:
  • Scrapingbliss Said:
I haven't tried the paint daubers but I just use regular paint it works find and I get better control of where I want it.

LOVE grungeboard!!! I really like it better than chipboard BUT chipboard is better for a more polished lo. I'm getting the grungboard paper in Aug because they say the paper is a bit thinner than the regular and the Cricut will cut it...I'm going to give it a try.

Stephanie, I don't think we will have a problem figuring out what to get you!




I have been reading but did not really participating in the budget part in July because when I came across the forum it in late July and decided to wait until August to play. Are you still taking sign ups?

At the convention I went to this past wkend I brought the paint dabber tops and put them on my regular acrylic paints and they work just fine. They were 3 in a pack.



LOL, well she's got the enabling part down pat,,,,,,,LMAO Are you going for the crown??? lol




Seems like something to be proud of, so why not.


 
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I commented on every one of those 45-plus sneak peeks. Seriously keeping my fingers crossed.

Lisa


 
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I guess that I am going to set my budget for August the same as for July--$160, but I would like to spend less.
Having a hard time coming up with a list cause of all of the new CHA stuff coming out.

I will say my list is: Kit Club, glimmer mist, glimmer mist screens, pp collection, Fiskars Upper Crest border punch, stamp set, flowers, perfect pearls


 
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I'll set mine for 100 (shhhhh) dont tell dh lol j/k

my list is pp pack, alcohol inks, corner punch, vintage buttons


 
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Got you both updated! I'm lowering mine, Michelle & Mandi are upping theirs...geesh! Why do I even work if I don't get to enjoy the money???

Can you tell I'm not too happy about this??? LOL


 
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I was gonna leave it at the same amount but seeing as about 60 is gone with alcohol inks and pp I better set it a bit higher believe me though I dont want to spend that much though
steph donet worry about it!! come the last 3 months mine might be next to nothing. I got b-days and xmas to worry about shipping gifts out as well is not cheap by all means hang in there


 
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I'm starting low for August because I spent so much last month at the convention. But I had a great time. So my budget will be $150.00 and hope that I don't get any encouragement from others.
My list: grunge paper, distress paints, stickles, word punch PP, buttons


 
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  • johnsusan8 Said:
To be precise, Holly, it was $6 left in my budget! lol



ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLLLLLLLLLLL

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Geesh Holly...get it right...

Oh...I just don't like giving up my scrappy money Mandi...it is very hard on me!!! I'm a big baby, what can I say!!!


 
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MOI?? Get it right?? DO YOU KNOW WITH WHOM YOU SPEAK???????????????? LOLOL,,,, You have high hopes,,,,,,,,,lolol


 
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Can't believe the day after tomorrow is August already--time sure does fly! Summer goes so fast! I need to start thinking about taking my girls school shopping, which won't be cheap I'm sure.


 
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I'm in that in-between time when my children are out of school and my grandchildren haven't started yet. I have one great nephew who is in school so that means I only get a couple of fund-raiser requests a year. There are no school children in the neighborhood either. When I was a teacher and then an administrator and my kids and nephews and neighbor children were in other schools, there was hardly a week that went by that I didn't have to buy World's Finest Chocolate or M & M's or wrapping paper or pizza kits or raffle tickets or this or that.


 
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well we have a gs in school but no children this year,,,,,,,WAHOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!


 
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my little one starts her "playschool/preschool" this september but for a few months not a long time I'm still free lol. I'm not looking forward to back to school stuff.


 
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Ugh...just another expense to pile on! I hate paying for school lunches...why can't we all have free lunch for kids?? Everything has just gotten sooo expensive anymore!!!


 
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I'm not looking forward to any of that when mine goes to school full time


 
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I always pack a lunch so I know what's going into her.

For K and first we didn't have to buy any school supplies at all; the teachers would ask for Kleenex, clorox wipes and stuff every now and then, but totally voluntary. The school supplied paper, crayons, and giant pencils. Second grade is the first one with a supply list, so I gotta start looking at circulars soon.

I'm extremely lucky that my kids have very generous grandparents. I might buy two pairs of shoes a year and maybe a T-shirt and a pack of underwear between the two of them; otherwise the grandparents cover all their clothes, coats, hats, etc. Huge savings for me!

I gotta go to bed so I can get up and finish packing!

Lisa


 
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Well, I missed the Aug Swirlydoo kits!!! They said they posted the last day of the month. I just went in and they are already sold out. I guess I'm going to take them off my list for this month, Stephanie. I'll add something else. I'm going to order the kit early for Sept though!




 
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Kim, so many people were talking about Swirlydoos on the boards this month - I guess everyone's jumping on the bandwagon. Can you preorder?

Lisa



 
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Yes, Kim...sign up for September so you can get it...I wonder if the add-ons are all sold out!! I'm sorry you didn't get in on it in time!!! But...to me...the kit wasn't as pretty as July's so maybe Sept. will be prettier!


 
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Hi, Lisa,

Yes you can join their group, I was just waiting because DH got paid today and since they said they didn't start selling the new kits until the last day of the month, today, I thought I was going to be able to get in. No biggie, I was just really looking forward to getting in on it this month. I'll just make sure I get in before the end of the month this time.




 
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The add ons are gone as well. I think they were sold out before they even posted, just my opinion. I wait up so that I could be one of the first on, so either they posted yesterday during the day or they posted late last night and were sold out before they posted.

I may get one of the other months or I may just wait until Sept


 
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Darn...all the add-ons are completely sold out too!!! I didn't get a chance! I thought they were going to email me when they became available, but I guess not! Geesh!!!


 
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I'm so sorry you missed out and I'm so sorry I missed out on the add-ons. I guess the only way to guarantee getting them is to commit to buy each month, but man, I just can't commit that kind of money in advance! Those flowers and the technique add ons were gorgeous!!! I just emailed the contact at swirlydoos to find out when they became available each month!

Hmmm...one day early....surely Mandi will tell us who Cinderella is today!!!


 
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I'm sorry you missed the add ons. I didn't even look at them. I'll be sure to join for next month, I won't drag my feet. Was just trying to wait until he got paid today. Sigh...I guess I will have to find something else to spend it on...


 
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LOL...that won't be hard to do, I'm sure! I'm sorry you missed it too, and I totally understand about waiting...I do that too! It's hard when the sale only goes for a certain time and I know if I wait til payday, I will miss it.

OK...gotta get ready for work! Talk to you later


 
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ACK!!! Stephanie, did you see the add on? Everything on my budget for the month!!!! REinker, grunge paper, grunge board, perfect pearls, new ink pad in a color I don't have!!!!!!!


 
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I know Kim...I loved that technique add on and I loved the flower add on!!! That technique one was $45 but it was AWESOME!!! Really sucks that it isn't even August yet and we aren't able to get them! They know how popular they are, why wouldn't they buy more!!! UGH...so stinkin' frustrating!!!


 
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That's what I've been thinking I guess I could have ordered before but still, it's not August!!!


 
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I agree...they need to have more available if they are going to sell out that quick even before the end of the month! I will see what they say on email when I get home and let you know.


 
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Does anyone have a problem if I up my budget back to $150??? I want to try to spend just $100 or less, but just in case, I'd rather have that cushion...so I am going to go ahead and change it and you can dispute it if you think it is wrong...buuuuuttttttt August hasn't started yet....sooooooooo it should be OK, right?? Right!!!


 
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