Username Post: How long?        (Topic#1595639)
bonprof
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How long could you go without buying new supplies and still get your projects done? (This does not include adhesive and page protectors). I could probably go 3 months.


 
chocolateaxel
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In response to bonprof

I refuse to answer this on the grounds that if I did, the people who film "Hoarders" might show up on my doorstep! LOL!


 
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  • chocolateaxel Said:
I refuse to answer this on the grounds that if I did, the people who film "Hoarders" might show up on my doorstep! LOL!



I have no doubt that they would show up at my house. I honestly have more supplies then some scrap stores display. Now if you included what the stores have in their storage rooms they may have more then me but that is purely speculation on my part.


 
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In response to disneylisa

A long time, but I wouldn't like my supply choices by the time I got the end of my supplies...unless I had another little boy along the way and my two boys stopped playing sports...


 
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In response to HuskerMom98

Years. First problem would probably be that my pens dried up!


 
boysmom
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  • HuskerMom98 Said:
A long time, but I wouldn't like my supply choices by the time I got the end of my supplies...unless I had another little boy along the way and my two boys stopped playing sports...


exactly the same here, right down to the 2 boys playing sports.


 
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I could go years, and I wouldn't consider myself a hoarder at all - I think I've got less than two linear feet of paper (including cardstock).


 
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In response to aquabunny

I could probably go years but I would not want to. I love shopping for new supplies, trying new things and being inspired from the new stuff. To me it is part of the fun of this hobby.


 
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I could go at least a year....easily.


 
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Two or three.....ok four or five years probably......but what fun would that be?


 
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In response to olleharr

Looking at supplies alone I could go a while but, when I do a layout I always seem to not have the right shade of card stock or an embellishment I need, so in that respect I am not sure I can go that long.

On sanity level, not even a week! My LSS is my escape,therapy and spa from a household of boys who range in age from teething baby to pre-teen.


 
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In response to jaxxan

ummmmmmmmmmm about a week


 
cescrapper
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In response to CommaHolly

everytime i start a project i find that there's something i always need. never fails


 
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Two hours. Tops.


 
bonprof
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In response to gin1902

Soooooo funny! Yes, the shopping is part of the hobby. Check out my wish list some time! Hee hee.


 
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  • bonprof Said:
Soooooo funny! Yes, the shopping is part of the hobby. Check out my wish list some time! Hee hee.




Pfft! You're a lightweight! The only reason I've only got 248 items in my wish list is because deleted some discontinued items the other day.

Re the items in your wishlist~do move the Autumn Song papers over into your cart~I've got those and they are the most gorgeous papers ever. EVER!!! They've got that faded look while at the same time they're very rich and the colors are truly wonderful. I'm going to my stash right now so I can take mine out and pet them.


 
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I could probably go years but it really depends on how many pages/year I would finish. Some of my past 10 years were very productive with 40-80 pages completed and some years I only finished 10 pages. Actually, (as i think about it), I could probably finish All my pages for 10 years and never buy paper! I have have plenty ribbon, stamps, a cricut and lots of punches to use if I were to run out of stickers! I need a "to buy only" diet of adhesive, ink pads and pens ONLY!


 
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  • bonprof Said:
Soooooo funny! Yes, the shopping is part of the hobby. Check out my wish list some time! Hee hee.



I never thought of it this way!
So, actually, my hobby isn't paper crafting-- it's shopping for paper crafting.
I thought I wasn't getting anything done. Now I see that I was "doing" my hobby all along. Every time I went to Micheal's, JoAnn's, AC, shopped on line...
I just wasn't seeing the bigger picture.
I've been accomplishing much more than I thought!


 
Jennifer Priest
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In response to leslief

Definitely a year, and that is including adhesive. I wonder if we should do a challenge - I once did 18 months without buying any paper!


 
bonprof
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In response to gin1902

Hee hee. I like to smell my paper. I know it sounds weird.


 
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In response to bonprof

  • bonprof Said:
Hee hee. I like to smell my paper. I know it sounds weird.


Oh yes! Bo Bunny and Basic Grey paper smells the best.


 
cindy312
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

I love reading all these answers! I could go at least a year.


 
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  • cescrapper Said:
everytime i start a project i find that there's something i always need. never fails


Exactly! Regardless of how big my stash is!


 
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In response to bonprof

I could probably go for the rest of my life. Will I--no, but could I--yes. My scrap room has spilled out into the other spare bedroom. I am an addict, but don't want to be cured. Hoarders could do several shows here!


 
bonprof
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I also love reading all of these responses!! I am in the "stash building" phase. Compared to y'all, I don't have that much. I am totally obsessed with buying supplies. Totally.


 
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At least a year (0kay-- maybe 5)-- I'd just have to buy adhesive and blades for my trimmer.
Wow-- this is kind of a scary thought-- because I just keep buying MORE stuff! I often have people over to make cards or decorations-- I tell them they can take whatever they want.
THAT is kind of relieving a little bit of my guilt.


 
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I'm actually happy with stash building, because some day I will be on a fixed income. My extra supplies will come in very handy during those years!


 
miss becky
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In response to Luvmyfam

Actually haven't bought anything so far this year. Am going to see how long i can keep it going.


 
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If I were to create pages daily, or even every other day, I might be able to last 6 months. That would include a lot of problem solving around the 3 month mark for embellishments.


 
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In response to bonprof

I agree, I think I like shopping better than the actual scrapbooking. I'm sure I could go five years with what I have. You have no idea. I am trying to not buy any supplies for the rest of the year, but we'll see how that goes.


 
poi
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  • poi on 04-23-14 10:42 AM
In response to bonprof

I could go forever. I'm sure a year or so, but I like to buy new soccer embellishments all the time to change it up LOL 3 girls in many a sport and one more to join next year. Ack LOL


 
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I could scrap for at least 5 years and only buy adhesives, albums and page protectors and white and black Cardstock.

What would kill me is not having the "RIGHT" colours of Cardstock after a few years. I am addicted to Cardstock.


 
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I'm constantly shopping. Not buying but shopping with a continual wish list on multi sits. I guess I will say Never to the question.


 
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