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Username Post: October No Shopping Challenge-Active and Closed        (Topic#1516547)
Vivian loves BLING
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Only post once if you're signing up. All questions and discussions can go to the September No Shopping Challenge thread.

Trying something new for October. Same rules as before but each person has to track their own stats.


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Very simple. Sign up for how many layouts and/or cards you think you can get done in September without buying anything while getting those pages done.

Getting adhesives or photo development (inks & photo papers for printers) don't count against you.

Starts September 1st, unless you state before hand a different start time for yourself (now or later in the month). Then you scrap, scrap, scrap!

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Some clarifications:

This challenges is about learning or exercising self-control more than anything else. It's also on the honor system. No one is gonna check your bank statements or your stash or your other posts to see if you've "goofed" or "cheated."

Gifts and gift cards for sb stuff do NOT count against you. You're not spending recklessly. But do try to use gift cards with thought and purpose.

It helps to have clear goals of what you would want to buy when you reach your layout goal. Just like trying to eat healthy or dieting, you don't want to binge/gorge on food when you reach your weight loss goal. So being deliberate in your shopping is another goal for this challenge.

Above all else, have fun with this challenge. Make it into whatever game in your head or scrapping so you'll want to continue doing these things even if you don't sign up for other similar challenges.

The true goal of scrapbooking is scrapbooking, NOT shopping/buying or hoarding pretty papers and embellishments. I know that for some time for me, it was about shopping and buying more than getting pages done. So this is why I joined other similar groups and started these monthly challenges, too.

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First and foremost, this should be fun. If it starts getting to be too much, don't do it. Take a breather or state you're bowing out for the month. It's okay.

Second most important thing is not buying for buying's sake. Being deliberate in what you buy. No shopping for therapeutic reasons, learn to scrap or exercise or something that's healthier and less money and guilt involved.

Thirdly to create pages and projects.

Lastly, to encourage each other here.

No guilt with buying stuff either. If you goof, you goof. Get over it and learn and reset.

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Here's a mini challenge if anyone wants to try it:

Find the oldest item you have bought but not used yet. It can be papers or embellishment. Put it on your work area and use it THIS month!!!

Or if it's really something you'll never use, not enjoy using, give it away! or trade it! You can post a photo of it and see what others have to get rid of.


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RAKs


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Since everyone's gallery it automatically linked under their avatar, that's won't be necessary.

So I was thinking something like this:

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20 layouts

10 card

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To start with then as pages and cards get made

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20 layouts
1. Title of your 1st layout
2. Title of your 2nd layout

10 card
1. Birthday Card
2. Get Well
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Just link without the images since all those images on those first pages of the October thread will cause loading problems when we update our goals.


Edited by Vivian loves BLING on 10-01-09 10:11 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Vivian loves BLING
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My goal is 80 layouts

I'm way behind on my year's goal and will try to make even more.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


Edited by Vivian loves BLING on 09-26-09 06:58 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm in...finished last months layouts and then once again binged. LOL..ok, well, didn't binge yet, but thinking about it! hee hee

Better up me to 15 layouts. Less likely to finish that way!

1. Cheer
2. Bowling 4 Birthday
3. Carved (pg 1)
4. Carved (pg 2)
5. growing too fast
6. beach fun
7. make a wish
8. you are a miracle
9. fun stuff
10. let's make a deal 1
11. let's make a deal 2
12. beach bliss
13. play
14. soda pop science
15.


 
mollydog
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Viv I'm in for 5 LOs. I am looking and will buy MS loops punch if I can find it. I will
hope for more LOs.
Glad your back Viv.


Edited by mollydog on 10-09-09 12:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm in for 50 pages (some of those will be pages of cards for my other scrapbooks) and 5 cards- need to get started making my Christmas cards!

Also, I'm holding off on my September shopping because there is one item I want to order that will not be in stock until mid-October. I'm going to wait to order to save on shipping costs. I'm not going to cheat, though- I have a very specific list for that order and won't be adding anything to it between now and then!

Layouts:

1. Sweet 16 (left)
2. Sweet 16 (right)
3. IKEA
4. Love & Cherish (left)
5. Love & Cherish (right)
6. Once Upon a Time (left)
7. Once Upon a Time (right)
8. Jon & Beth
9. Louisville Zoo (left)
10. Louisville Zoo (right)
11. Project 365: September 6-12 (left)
12. Project 365: September 6-12 (right)
13. Project 365: September 13-19 (left)
14. Project 365: September 13-19 (right)
15. Wild Things (left)
16. Wild Things (right)
17. Happy Birthday Dad (left)
18. Happy Birthday Dad (right)
19. Sneaky Boy (left)
20. Sneaky By (right)
21. Project 365: September 20-26 (left)
22. Project 365: September 20-26 (right)
23. Project 365: September 27 - October 3 (left)
24. Project 365: September 27 - October 3 (right)
25. Project 365: October 4-10 (left)
26. Project 365: October 4-10 (right)
27. "Comfortably Unfashionable" mini album (part 1)
28. "Comfortably Unfashionable" mini album (part 2)
29. "Comfortably Unfashionable" mini album (part 3)

Cards:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


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Hi Viv, I'm in again for October..same as Sept., 10 LO's, and 5 cards. I am looking for the MS loop punch so if I can find it, I'm going to purchase.

Thanks for hosting again!

6/10 LO's:
1. Summer of Smiles
2. You 2 Are Special People
3. Brave Girl
4. Oper. Enduring Freedom
5. Happiness is Family
6. Our Story
7.
8.
9.
10.


6/5 Cards:
1. Peace
2. Autumn
3. Autumn 2
4. HoHoHO
5. Merry Christmas
6. Jesus..Reason for the Season


Edited by KrickleScraps on 10-25-09 09:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm in.
10 LOs


 
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I'm in. Only going for to go for five layouts this month. These next few months tend to be very busy at school.

1. Sweet http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 2413337.h...
2.
3.
4.
5.


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I'm in. I really need to get busy on my layouts, although I find cards to be more fun sometimes.. 10 layouts, 5 ATC cards.

Layouts 3/10
1. Never go on trips
2. Aesop's Fables
3. Art is Created...
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

ATC Cards 7/5 DONE!!
1-3. Gingerbread ATCs
4-6. Christmas ATCs
7. Santa Express ATC


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Mrs. Gibbs
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I'm in again. 10 cards & 10 lo's. I only have 2 more weekends of work so I should be able to get more done.

I am going to buy the fall glimmer mist set but that's all for Oct. I have plenty of everything else!

Lo's
1 & 2: Bride & Groom
2 & 3: Bride & Groon

Cards
1. Sew Cool
2. Happy Birthday


Edited by Mrs. Gibbs on 10-07-09 03:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Mia1979
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im in for about 10


 
kristen622
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I'm back in for October. I took September off to stock up. :-) I'll only get my monthly kit clubs (SEI and Unity Stamp Co.) this month.

I'll do 20 lo's.



 
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I am in again for 10 los.
1. Trick or Treat
2. 8 Months
3. Drive My Car
4. So Little Time
5. Getaway
6. So Many Hats
7. Ticket 2 Ride
8. Deputy
9. The Daycare Provider
10. Go Huskies


 
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I really love the SPIRIT behind this one...and I know that I am just as much addicted to the collecting aspect of scrapbooking as I am to the actual hobby... please sign me up!

I think I need to do 12 layouts to complete all my challenges but I want to put down for 10 bc I think that is going to be pushing it...

1. Who Needs a Bathtub?
2. My Girl
3. Sweet Heart
4. Happy
5. Spring in Copenhagen
6. At Nanny's House
7. Stockholm, Sweden
8. Nanny's missing glasses
9. Kindergarten
10. St. Augustine, FL


Edited by TurtleLove on 10-24-09 07:42 AM. Reason for edit: added layouts to list


 
LotsToScrap
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I'm in for 5 layouts, 2 cards. The MS loops punch won't be shipping until mid-October according to the MS web site so I guess the 15th is my due date.

I like the idea of tracking out own stats Viv, that is too much work for you!
1.Instant Love
2.First Communion
3.Happy New Year
4.Super
5. Swinger
6. Stir Fry
7. Slate
8. Perfect Harmony
Cards:
1. "Hi"
2. "Boo"


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godschild94
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I am in again. I really need to watch my spending and working at Archivers is not going to help. I am going to go with 10 layouts this month.


 
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Im here!!


 
TripletMother
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Viv - As always, I am in again!!!!

12 lo's and 5 cards!! OMG - I changed my goals, whatever will I do!! Up in lo's but down in cards!!!
Layouts
1. 1st Halloween
2. God Knows
3. Curiosity
4. Love @ 1st Sight page 1
5. Love @ 1st Sight page 2
6. Gaze
7. Changing Seasons
8. Game Day
9. Dream
10.The Look
11.Fearless
12.Miracles to the 3rd power

Cards
1. Happy Birthday to you (Jacque)
2. Happy Birthday (Jessica)
3. Thanks
4. Happy Birthday (Sarah)
5. Hoo loves U?
6. Bouquet of Flowers


 
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Viv, my goal is 20 LOs before I go shopping for more supplies

OCTOBER LAYOUTS

1. Fascination
2~3. Project 365 - Week 33
4. Picnic
5. A Sunny Day
6~7. Disneyland 2007


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Miss CA
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count me in. Just with 5 Lo's and we'll see how many I actually get done.

1. Fairy Princess
2. Aria pg 1
3. Aria pg 2
4. Voth Christmas pg 1
5. Voth Christmas pg 2
6. Zwarich Christmas pg 1
7. Zwarich Christmas pg 2
8. Somebody has to be the cutest
9. Brother and sister...
10. Jan 2007
11. Dream
12. Water Baby
13. Boys will be Boys
14. beans, beans
15. Valentine's Day
16. Wonder
17. I'm on the PHONE!
18. Vintage
19. The animals go marching 2 by 2...
20. Best of Friends pg 2
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.


Edited by Miss CA on 10-06-09 08:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Hi Viv - I am in again and I am increasing my count!

I will do 8 layouts and 5 cards (I don't normally do cards but all you ladies have inspired me)

I do have the following 2 things on my list though that I have been looking for and will purchase if I find
1) Fairest of Them All - Be Back By Midnight paper
2) A very specific album I want for my Hawaii pages - if Michael's has it onsale - it's mine!

Link to my gallery:
http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=gallerie...

GOAL FOR OCTOBER 8 Layouts, 5 Cards

Layouts:
1. Moose Sighting
2. Diamond Head
3. Happy Birthday Heather
4. My Squirrely Boy
5. Hint of Fall Sept 09
6. CNE Air Show left side
7. CNE Air Show right side
8.

CARDS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


Edited by Ladybing Tammy on 10-28-09 05:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Okay lets try again ..

2 mini albums
15 cards
2 LO's


 
scrapbrarian
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Won't meet my September goals but that just makes me more determined for October!

10 lo's
1 Riding Rojo page 1
2 Riding Rojo page 2
3 Glory page 1
4 Glory page 2
5 Colors of Fall page 1
6 Colors of Fall page 2
7 Getting Ready to Ride page 1
8 Getting Ready to Ride page 2
9 Treat Time page 1
10 Treat Time page 2

10 cards
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

5 steno books
1 Deb
2 Anne
3 Andrea
4 Anita
5 Lisa
6 Jill


 
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Here is a shameless plug for the challenge I am hosting this month! It is a lot of fun and very addicting! I hope you come join us!
October Anything Goes Challenge-Sign Ups Open 'til 10/10!


 
SwtTxT
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I participated in the ACG challenge this month and it sure was LOTS of fun!! A great bunch of people that offer lots of fun daily, weekly, monthly and photo challenges. Come join the fun for October!
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15167...


 
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Hey Viv, count me in again. I will try for 10 LO's this time.

1. Hula Hoop
2. Lil Eskimo
3. Summit Ave.
4. Natural Beauty
5. My Busy Boy
6. A Walk with Mommy
7. QT Pie
8. Meeting Paula
9.
10.


Edited by momma paparazzi on 10-18-09 11:49 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Margy on 09-29-09 11:59 PM
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Layouts
1. Superfreak
2. Halloween 2003
3. Baby's First Shots
4. Rupert
5. Untitled
6. 10-31-2004
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

Cards
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


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scrapbrarian
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jci & intent on meeting my October goals!


Edited by scrapbrarian on 09-30-09 04:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
KrickleScraps
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jci and trying to finish my last 2 lo's for Sept.



 
TripletMother
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I need to add one concession to my no shopping! I still really want the MS loop edge and corner punch. If I find them, that will be my purchase. But I am also not shopping in between Sept and Oct.


 
Miss CA
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First LO's done. I'll upload and post later. Back to scrapping.


 
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1/5.
Fairy Princess By Miss CA


 
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cheer By Homesclscrapper


 
KrickleScraps
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Hi Ladies! Well it is October! Can you believe it? I can't... I did finish my last two lo's for Sept. at about 11:30 this evening...so had half an hour to spare...and then I tried to upload! let's just say...after an hour I managed to get them both uploaded..but only 1 is showing up at this point..I said the heck with it and I'll get the 2nd one in the morning.

I fell behind in the Sept thread..I'm going to try to get caught on "luv" tomorrow. Right now it's bedtime!!!! See ya tomorrow!


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I need to go shopping this is month I have not bought ANYTHING for two months ... Miss Visa loves Vivian ... I am having second thoughts ....

I am determined to reach my goals this month - period !


 
KrickleScraps
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Good Morning Ladies! My 2nd lo was in my gallery this morning! Yea! So I'm all done in Sept. So, I ordered some pp from Scenic Papers...they are going out of business, ordered 70+ pgs for under $30 including shipping! Felt pretty good about that! Wanted to get a couple of things before I start this month! So I should be ready to start Oct. by the weekend!

Melissa, way to go!!!!

Alda, way to go! You can do it!

Margy and Rebecca, I hope October is better for you and me both! I barely made my goal this month..half an hour to spare! too close for comfort!

Now I have to ! Been a little lax on cleaning lately...time to get busy!

Have a great day everyone!



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scrapbrarian
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Thanks for the encouragement Crystal, I can just feel it, I WILL meet my lo, card and steno goals this month!


 
TripletMother
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I am determined this month! Well, I have been every month but still don't always meet it!!! Went well over my lo goal last month but didn't meet my card goal! Made some adjustments to my goals for this month!!

ACU!


 
Miss CA
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2 more LO's done last night


 
scrappyJedi
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Thanks for the encouragement, Christy. And I'm glad you were able to get some SR paper- I was shocked when I heard they were folding. What's next...Basic Grey? :/

I cleaned up my scrap room last night, put all the finished pages from last month away in their albums and set two new projects out on my desk to work on. Hopefully I can get started on them tonight!


 
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Woohoo! I had canceled my kit club and this was supposed to be my last month. This month's is really popular, and a lot of people wanted to buy it so I was able to sell mine. There's $39 I won't be spending this month!


 
TripletMother
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Good for you Melissa!!!!



 
SwtTxT
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Way to go Melissa!


 
TripletMother
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Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!


 
Vivian loves BLING
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Hello, Scrappers.

It's started. Everyone is responsible for updating their stats on their first post here. And I can spend more time actually scrapping and commenting in the gallery.



 
Vivian loves BLING
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  • scrappyJedi Said:
Woohoo! I had canceled my kit club and this was supposed to be my last month. This month's is really popular, and a lot of people wanted to buy it so I was able to sell mine. There's $39 I won't be spending this month!



Put that money somewhere where you won't spend it. In 3 month's you'll have $117, save it longer and you'll have even more.

Seriously, it's not hard to save money. The real "trick" to it is to have a very specific goal in mind. It's not for emergencies (which we should have put away somewhere already), this is "fun" money for not just blowing it away.

I want stuff, lots and lots of stuff and most are big ticket stuff. So if I put a small away from not doing retail therapy, I can get my new digital camera, a futon, a new big screen TV, etc. So I do the research for what I want, which camera, what style of futon, etc. Then I know how long it will take me to get it.



 
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  • TripletMother Said:
Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!



Not hard is it.


 
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I HAVE SIGNED UP FOR 10 LAYOUTS.
1. BATHROOM PICTURES LOL...
Bathroom Pics By Mia1979
2.
3.
4.
5.
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9.
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TripletMother
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  • Vivian loves BLING Said:
  • TripletMother Said:
Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!



Not hard is it.



Not as hard as I expected to be. Once I meet it, i am going to increase to 200 for the remainder fo the year. That is only 20 more and I think I can still get 34 done between now and the end fo the year.


 
scrappyJedi
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  • Vivian loves BLING Said:
  • scrappyJedi Said:
Woohoo! I had canceled my kit club and this was supposed to be my last month. This month's is really popular, and a lot of people wanted to buy it so I was able to sell mine. There's $39 I won't be spending this month!



Put that money somewhere where you won't spend it. In 3 month's you'll have $117, save it longer and you'll have even more.

Seriously, it's not hard to save money. The real "trick" to it is to have a very specific goal in mind. It's not for emergencies (which we should have put away somewhere already), this is "fun" money for not just blowing it away.

I want stuff, lots and lots of stuff and most are big ticket stuff. So if I put a small away from not doing retail therapy, I can get my new digital camera, a futon, a new big screen TV, etc. So I do the research for what I want, which camera, what style of futon, etc. Then I know how long it will take me to get it.






That is really great advice, Vivian.

This was my last shot at a kit club- they all look cool until you start getting them every month, and then it just piles up!! For me the no shopping is not so much about saving money as it is about not having space left. DH and I downsized our house this summer by 750 sf. This wasn't for financial reasons, but to get us closer to work (we cut nearly 2 hours a day of driving out....insane). I'm still moving stuff in and purging and downsizing, and I'm just not shopping for anything because I have nowhere to put it.

I'm weird about saving money, too. I've done pretty much what you suggested- looked at the camera I want (on the order of several thousand $$$) and I saved up enough to buy it twice over, and I can't bring myself to spend the money now that that big sum is sitting in my savings account! I have my own savings account separate from the joint checking and savings, and the money is just sitting there staring at me...weird, I know.


 
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Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!



Woohoo!! WTG!! And great idea to up your goal. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to see all those LOs piled up together?


 
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Melissa, that's a great way to be.

Put your fun money in a separate place.


 
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Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!



Woohoo!! WTG!! And great idea to up your goal. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to see all those LOs piled up together?



hehehe - I can a lot of them because I have been bad about putting them in albums. I don't scrap chronologically and i hate putting them in and them taking them back out to move them!!! Shame on me!!


 
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I am not sure how to link to the first page. Anyone care to give me a little help?


 
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I'm in for 10 LO's:)


 
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I am not sure how to link to the first page. Anyone care to give me a little help?



You mean to track your stats?

Just edit it to include the new layouts.

Post like "normal" upload and link your latest stuff or state what you've gotten down. Go back to your first post on this thread and list your latest stuff or update your stats. How you do that is up to you.



 
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Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!



Woohoo!! WTG!! And great idea to up your goal. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to see all those LOs piled up together?



hehehe - I can a lot of them because I have been bad about putting them in albums. I don't scrap chronologically and i hate putting them in and them taking them back out to move them!!! Shame on me!!



At least find a temporary folder or box to keep them in until you get them into their permanent album.


 
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We may need to start a new thread...


 
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Everyone's first posts should be at the beginning of this thread. no chatting until everyone is signed up... this may be more work... I'm making things complicated again.


 
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Woo Hoo!!!! A new month and I am not going to shop! And....I am getting a paper collection of my choice from Webster's Pages!!!! I am so excited!!!! I won the September Challenge!!!! Seriously, jumping for joy!!! And I will get happy mail without having to make a purchase!!!!!


 
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Yay, Nancy!!!


 
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Hello ladies! I have to tell you that we went out to Hobby Lobby (45 minutes away for me) bc I needed to get some page planners to be able to attend a couple crops this month. As I was walking around it seemed like everything was on sale...sigh...and I was so tempted but resisted. My boyfriend totally LOVED IT!
I said "so I suppose you want me to go home and sigh up for the November no shopping challenge too?" and his reply..."don't worry I will sign you up myself!"
So yes I made a purchase but I knew I was going to buy them.


 
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Vivian. I am slow on catching up, but can I enter the challenge. My goal is five layouts but I'll keep track of my goals.

Stephen


 
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Hijacking thread for a minute....

please go vote!

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?fid/18/ti...


 
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Okay, I am ACU!

I think doing it this way is a great idea Viv! Especially if it means you have more time to scrap and less time on here, lol. I cut out all of my challenges last month except one, because I was just overwhelmed, so it was a nice month, but I missed all the awesome challenges!


 
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Woo Hoo!!!! A new month and I am not going to shop! And....I am getting a paper collection of my choice from Webster's Pages!!!! I am so excited!!!! I won the September Challenge!!!! Seriously, jumping for joy!!! And I will get happy mail without having to make a purchase!!!!!



Ooooh, congratulations!! Which line did you choose?


 
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Hello ladies! I have to tell you that we went out to Hobby Lobby (45 minutes away for me) bc I needed to get some page planners to be able to attend a couple crops this month. As I was walking around it seemed like everything was on sale...sigh...and I was so tempted but resisted. My boyfriend totally LOVED IT!
I said "so I suppose you want me to go home and sigh up for the November no shopping challenge too?" and his reply..."don't worry I will sign you up myself!"
So yes I made a purchase but I knew I was going to buy them.



WTG!! I don't know if your HL is running the same sale as mine, but this week is only 30% off, anyway. Those 50% weeks can be really dangerous!

Aren't page planners great? There are some days where I think I'd rather plan pages than scrap them.


 
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  • TripletMother Said:
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Hubby will be at Praise Team practice at church tonight so I think I am going to try to scrap - at least START working on some challenge lo's!!!

My goal for the year for lo's was 180!! I only need 14 more to hit my goal for 2009!!! With challenges for October alone, that will take up 12 of them!!!



Woohoo!! WTG!! And great idea to up your goal. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to see all those LOs piled up together?



hehehe - I can a lot of them because I have been bad about putting them in albums. I don't scrap chronologically and i hate putting them in and them taking them back out to move them!!! Shame on me!!



At least find a temporary folder or box to keep them in until you get them into their permanent album.



Clean pizza boxes work great for this!!!


 
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I don't scrap in order either Heather. I tried to but I found I am making way more pages if I work on what inspires me instead of what is happened next during that year. I store mine in a power layout box or in the empty top drawer in my scrap shelves. I cleaned it out just for storing my los!


 
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I don't scrap in order either Heather. I tried to but I found I am making way more pages if I work on what inspires me instead of what is happened next during that year. I store mine in a power layout box or in the empty top drawer in my scrap shelves. I cleaned it out just for storing my los!



That is why I don't scrap chronologically either! Got to scrap what the mojo is telling me to!!


 
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Congrats Nancy!


 
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Here's 8 more LO's from me.
Aria By Miss CA Aria By Miss CA
Voth Christmas pg 1 By Miss CA Voth Christmas pg 2 By Miss CA
Zwarich Christmas pg 1 By Miss CA Zwarich Christmas pg 2 By Miss CA
Somebody has to be the cutest By Miss CA
brother and sister... By Miss CA


 
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Wowza! Charity!! Lots of wonderful pages!! Heather, I don't scrap in chron. order either. I also get more done if I don't work in order. I have a huge pile of LO's waiting to go in order in albums.
Nancy, love the new LO. So cool on the new webster's pages.
I have completed 82 LO's so far this year. Trying to reach 100. I just finished 3 today!
I really need to cancel my kit clubs. That would be a big chunk of money saved. I have a bunch that I have stock-piled. But, they are definitely getting used!!
Hula Hoop By Momma Paparazzi
Lil' Eskimo By Momma Paparazzi
Summit Ave. By Momma Paparazzi


 
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Charity - You are rockin out those lo's!! Keep it up!


 
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I usually scrap in cronological order but I have so many good, current photos of the girls that I want to scrap now and so I've been doing the occasional page out of order. It really revives my mojo and helps me to keep pushing out the cronological pages so that I can catch up. I really wanted to get caught up this year but I'm still way behind. I am proud to say that I have finished 2006 completely! That's one year closer!

acu


 
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YAY Charity! Glad 2006 is all done. I am about half way through that year. Maybe I can make a dent in the rest of it before 2009 ends! I do have alot of 2009 scrapped already. I have had fun scrapping the events of this year. I try to do a few recent layouts and then a few older ones.


 
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Wow you girls are doing great on getting lo's done. I am going to get off my PC and go scrap!


 
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Another done for me today! I did the one for Estee's Crate Paper challenge.. used some that I had sitting here since the beginning of summer.
Natural Beauty By Momma Paparazzi


 
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hi viv . i am in . put me down for thirty layouts, and a t least thity cards.
do atc count as cards?
hgs joan
need something to do.
my first los are ready did redo's of the camp ground i said don't count ans will up load them and number them two as i go along.

god blwss joan


 
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here is my first group of layouts. joan


sandy hill campground 2009
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# 2 layout


up the river 2009
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#3:


up the river 2009
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#4


up the river 2009
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#5


natural life 2009
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5

the pier 2009
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#6;


oh boy-swim 2009
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7;


what a day 2009
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ok there are my first seven lo! finished today.
hugs joan


 
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my first atc;s;


atc 2009
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atc's:


goth cards for swap 2009 atc
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Joan, love your ATC's and LO's!!

I finished another tonight.. makes 5 so far. I will load it in the am.

I am off for the evening! 'Night All!!


 
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Hi Ladies...been a very busy day! I actually did quite a bit of my Christmas shopping...not planned but it worked out great!

Melissa - Awesome!

Heather - I've never set a yearly goal. I don't scrap in order either. I scrap what strikes me at the moment. I like it better that way.

Nancy - WTG! Those are great new papers!

Kat - That is way too funny! You'll have to tell your bf to ..."step away from the computer"!

I haven't completed a page yet...and of course I had to watch FlashForward!

Have a great weekend ladies!


Edited by KrickleScraps on 10-02-09 06:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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2,3, & 4

Little Follower By Mia1979


The Hustler
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Little Big Girl
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Stephen, of course, you're in.

We're doing things differently. Not everyone go their first post on this thread like I hoped.

What about those of you who signed up "late" track your count in your siggies?

This means posting resetting yourselves.


 
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Good morning all!

Viv, I have a question. Do we post on the front page only? Keep track of layouts in our siggies too? Or front page, siggies, and the latest page of the thread? I just want to do it right.


 
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Anybody making cards to celebrate World Cardmaking Day today? I am cleaning and organizing in my scrap room and plan to make a card or 2 later.


 
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What exactly an ATC? I see them all over the place but don't know what they are.

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Good morning all!

Viv, I have a question. Do we post on the front page only? Keep track of layouts in our siggies too? Or front page, siggies, and the latest page of the thread? I just want to do it right.



If you got your post into the first page (or second page since we have over 20 people), you can do either or both.

If you didn't get it in in time, you can use your siggie. to track your count. Can't really track your layouts there with links like you can in a post.

Should we start another thread so everyone can get a post at he beginning? First time we're trying this format.


 
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What exactly an ATC? I see them all over the place but don't know what they are.

acu



Artist Trading Cards. People collect them and they're the size of baseball trading cards. Beyond that, someone else will have to explain. I've not done one yet.


 
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Anybody making cards to celebrate World Cardmaking Day today? I am cleaning and organizing in my scrap room and plan to make a card or 2 later.



Sounds like a plan. Maybe I'll get to today. I didn't know it was World Cardmaking Day.


 
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