I'm back from vacation and had an absolute blast! My husband and I spent 4 days in Las Vegas and enjoyed two shows, tons of amazing food and lots of quality time together. I took hundreds of photos, so I've definitely got several scrap-worthy shots to work with now :)
Before leaving on vacation, I decided to cancel my two subscriptions with Studio Calico. There were numerous reasons why I chose to cancel and I won't bother getting into them here. Eventually I'm planning to sign up for the Simon Says Stamp card kit but, for now, not having any monthly subscriptions is a huge blessing. My scrapbook stash is a bit out of control at the moment and the LAST thing I need is more product being sent my way!
Everyone is different and I know there are ladies out there who enjoy having a huge stash to work with and who thrive when they are surrounded by lots of creative options, but I've come to the realization that I am not one of them. The more choices I have, the more time I waste sorting through papers and trying to narrow down embellishments. For me, less is more.
To help me use up some of my stash, I've decided to try a "no spend" June. My goal is to spend absolutely nothing on scrapbooking supplies from June 1st to June 30th. No new supplies (not even adhesives!), no classes - not a penny. Given my past spending habits, this will certainly be quite a challenge for me but I am confident that I can do it!
Today I'm asking for your input on establishing a monthly scrappy budget. I won't ask you to divulge exactly how much you spend on supplies and workshops each month, but I would very much appreciate if you'd share how you stick to your budget and what kind of spending system works best for you. For example - do you spend a little each month or do you wait and put in larger, more expensive orders every few months, etc?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give :)