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Old 02-10-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Scrappers- How Much Do You Spend Each Month?

I was just sitting here mentally adding up what I spent on scrapping supplies in the month of January and the amount I came up with was $250! Now, in my defense, that did include the money I received from my parents for Christmas and I've only been scapping since last September. During a normal month, I would say I spend around $100 on scrap supplies. So my question is...


IS THIS NORMAL????


I should also add that I do purchase things on sale or use Joann's, Mikes, and HL coupons whenever I can to cut down on the expense a bit.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:18 AM   #2
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in my opinion, you got off easy! i dont even want to try and add up what i spent last month!!
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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I joined a monthly scrapbooking club that sends me oodles of goodies each month by mail. That has really helped me stick to a budget better. I can't just go out and spend more because I know that I have surprises on the way.
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:28 AM   #4
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Oh gosh! I don't even try to add up anything, because I don't want to know!

But I do use all the coupons I put my hands on, also I wait to see the sales of the different stores, I LOVEEEE the craft outlet and the discount stores.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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Last Thursday I went to Hobby Lobby and spent $32 buying probably 50-60 sheets of cardstock, 2 pair of scissors and 2 specialized kits. I thought that was awesome. Yesterday I had to buy more photo stickers, a refill for my tape runner and another glue stick. That was MAYBE $10. I don't think that's too bad--$42 in 6 weeks. Like everyone else I wait on sales and use coupons. That's one reason why I had so much paper to buy at HL last week b/c I haven't bought any in a while. I also buy albums on sale and stock up.

Now, when CKU comes to town or I go to a LSS....LOOK OUT!! Katie bar the door b/c I WILL stock up on the good stuff then!!

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Old 02-10-2006, 01:34 PM   #6
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:13 PM   #7
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I am thinking of joining a scrapbooking club. Sounds exciting to receive stuff every month. Any ideas on some good ones? Are there any that have Disney stuff?
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:35 PM   #8
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I refuse to add how much. I'm in two clubs and still manage to spend $$$ on an online store which I love & at my LSS Let's not even count the money I spent last weekend when I was at the scrapbooking weekend - I dogged my DH question by showing him all the pages I did
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:06 PM   #9
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Is this a trick question? are you really my DH trying to figure out where all our money goes???
actually when I first started easily $100 a month or more some months! Had to stock up you know!
Now I think maybe about $20 believe it or not...of course some months are $100 but that is usually when I really need to stock up or a great sale. and believe it or not sometimes I spend nothing per month! But I do have a huge stock pile of stuff!
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:26 PM   #10
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OMG, I was thinking the same thing did my husband put you up to this question. Since I became a CMC I spent less because of my discount but I do buy more then I normally woulhd have so now that I think of it maybe I'm still spending the same, oh no. Don't tell him. Nancy
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #11
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hmmmmm.....depends, but I am a really FRUGAL person by nature

For me (I'm a pretty new scrapper, maybe been at it for about a year) it varies quite a bit. If I go to a CM crop, like I'm doing tonight, I usually will spend about $20 or $25 there. (I don't buy their albums or too many of their things...too much $$ for me) but I do like their crops, their punches, and some other of their tools & I try to go to one of those crops a month. Then I'll go to HL, Ben Franklin Too, Michaels, and/or Joann's if they have something on sale that I want or need or if I have a coupon. I try to limit myself to that, but of course I end up finding other things along the way that I want, too. Last night I went to a LSS and spent only $9. I rarely spend lots at those places, as I hate to pay their prices, though I do love browsing at their goodies and especially hitting the clearance bins/tables! But part of that is also because I'm really a simple scrapper, too. I don't do embossing, stamping, or inking. And I rarely use sewing or ribbons/threads/fibers. I pretty much stick with lots of papers, stickers, rub ons, borders, die cuts, brads/eyelets, tags, and embellishments. Adding up this month I'd say I've spent roughly $50. Last month was probably more like $30 and that is probably the norm for me. (Of course, this doesn't include photo processing). One of my fav places is Dollar Tree! Love getting stuff there for a buck! So, I guess I'm kind of a cheap scrapper, but then, as I said at the beginning, I'm really frugal (read: cheap) by nature, so that is reflected in my scrapping. (hey, I gotta save money for those cruises somehow, now don't I? )
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Quote:
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Oh gosh! I don't even try to add up anything, because I don't want to know!

You know what I'm talking about!!!

If I knew, I would just DIE!!!!
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:04 PM   #13
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If you are a new scrapper we will forgive you this time. But this is something that it never discussed among scrappers!

Okay seriously, I am in the ball park of don't want to know. I have great months and not so great months and it all balances out right? Okay that is what I tell myself. As long as I keep my dh happy collecting hotwheels he doesn't care or notice.
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:15 PM   #14
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how much do I spend or how much do I admmit to spending???????
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:56 PM   #15
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I have no idea how much I spent last month. I know how much I spent today though! $38! I bought a bunch of Disney stuff in anticipation of a future (not yet planned) trip to WDW.
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