We're here to try to stay within limits on our scrappy/crafty spending, though we have plenty of enabling going on! We take turns hosting (whomever has time that particular month) as it gets a bit chaotic sometimes! We are a chatty bunch of savers and enablers! (Mostly enablers!)
The rules: List your scrappy budget for the whole month. Then list the high priority items that you want to buy this month!
OPTIONAL List something you are NOT allowed to buy all month! (Forty lashes with a piece of wet twine if you cave in on that one!)
*NEW* TWIST: Lent - Resist spending until after Easter and then give yourself permission to pick up a couple items from your wishlist this month. It's all about rewarding yourself for good behavior. Just don't overdo it! Help motivate yourself by including what you want to buy after Easter in your budget!
Tell us how much you spend throughout the month, and keep track of it as you spend. We like details about your shopping around here. No such thing as TMI! You do not have to include costs for adhesives, swaps, storage, gifts or shipping, unless you want to. Please round to the nearest dollar value.
Please enable and tempt us to buy the wonderful items we want....but don't tempt us to bust our budget!!!
Whatever works for you - a no buy challenge, a do this many layouts before I spend this much - whatever goes as long as there is some aspect of a budget involved. And yes we all bust now and then...no wet noodle flogging here.
Participants & Budgets:
1. Sonja (SonjaC) - $150 Budget: SMS Invoices = $122 + discretionary = $28 -$10 = $140
Wishlist: Bo Bunny Merry & Bright line, Hero Arts Los Angeles stamp set, Jillibean Soup Bowl of Dreams diecuts, Crate Paper Chasing Dreams, Echo Park Once Upon a Time Prince and Princess sets, Specialty glitter papers from Ms
Twist: After Easter, I will order the Bo Bunny set off here or ebay - provided I don't spend ANYthing before then...
2. Sharon (Sewflake) - $250-44= $206
3. Tammy (Ladybing Tammy) - £50
Wishlist: Retired SU stamp sets
4. Linda (Boricuapr) - $50
Wishlist: Disney Stamps/dies
Twist: Extra $50 for storage
5. Kelly (Kamananui) - $50 - $$ = BUST!
Wishlist: KC Pawfect-Dog collection, matching die cuts, the wood veneer, and some sequins, and maybe the Hero Arts Prayer set.
6. Amanda (Scrapanda) - $0 (35/100 no buy)
7. Chris (Chris Aiton) - $50
Wishlist: Bright spring papers
8. Vivian (Vivian Lake) - $30
Wishlist: Pretty Little Studios papers
9. Janeen (godschild94) - $50
Wishlist: Magical Journey stamps, new Echo Park Toy Box and Princess Collections, new Simple Stories collections.
Twist: Disney stamps
10. Tina (tinadn) - $50-70= BUST!
11. Katie (kerella) - $45
Wishlist: Distress Inks kit 15, green sprays, yellow sprays, yellow chalk inks, and a planner stamp kit
Twist: No paper
12. Karen (hereiam) - $100 - 100 = $0