You know how some people ask how to get to $50 in product? SO not my problem!

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Posted 1/22/2013 by tinkgumby in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:25:43 PM
I see posts once in a while from people who are trying to fill up their 2 Peas bucket with $50 worth, asking for suggestions.

I went to my cart today to get some new MME stuff, and already had $450 worth of stuff sitting there.

It took me forever to whittle it down to a reasonable amount! It was just agonizing - would I rather try out a Heidi Swapp Color Shine or some glitter tape?!?! Major earth-shattering decisions, I tell you!

(Cut it down by over 3/4 in the end. Calling that good.)

Anyone else have more of a problem cutting down your order than building up? I swear, I just want it all!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:29:16 PM
yeah ...I always have to whittle down...not build up!! I just had over a hundrend and got it down to 50, and I wasn't quick enough on some items...they were already out of stock!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:44:01 PM
I have the same problem. Getting my cart under 100 is always hard for me.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:47:26 PM
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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:55:39 PM
I agree, I never have an order under $100...

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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:56:29 PM
lol. I know what you mean. So out of my pure noisiness what did you "whittle" your cart down too? lol. I'm at 88.00

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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:09:56 PM

I don't think I got a complete collection of anything! I picked up some "older" stuff that I wanted before it's gone like BG Soleil and EP Winter Wishes. I also got some CP Fourteen to make Valentines. Trying out a couple of glitter tapes in the most luscious blue and purple! And then a bunch of MME, though I managed to restrain myself to only one pack each of enamel dots (Remarkably Handsome), decorative brads (ditto), and decorative tape (Remarkable).

Oh, and some gold and pink glitter Thickers, and a few pieces of EP Scoot and Photo Freedom.

It will be a fun day when the box arrives!

(Still hoping to work in a 5th and Frolic collection before it goes away. And the Set Sail OA mist. And every color of Heidi Swapp's Color Shine. And . . . Yeah, my want list never seems to shrink!)

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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:48:22 PM
That is SERIOUSLY exactly how I shop, right down to the same decision-making arguments!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:05:18 PM
It's funny how I told myself NO PAPER!, yet I still placed an order 1/19 and another 1 today. I should add to my frozen list. I don't want to!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:08:18 PM
I placed an order today and had to whittle mine down, too. Not as much as yours, though. I only needed to remove about $30 worth. I can't place big orders very often (and $50 is big to me), so there are ALWAYS things I want.

I told myself I was not going to buy anymore paper until I got some scrapbooking done, but I ended up buying the 5th and Frolic collection. I'm so weak...

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:11:52 PM
It has never been my problem either!! Enjoy your new goodies!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:15:04 PM
NEVER my problem LOL. However, I have not ordered since last May (until last week) I racked up 200 really fast without even trying! wh00ps! And my list is STILL long and I had to cut down a bunch of stuff! And now all the new CHA things, what is a pea to do?


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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:20:21 PM
I always have to use the whittle down method! I fill up my cart with everything I think I want. Then I look at the price and faint. Once I revive myself, I begin asking my question over and over again. "Do I really need that?" Okay, so I know I don't need any of it. I probably work down my list top to bottom at least 3 times before I get down to a reasonable amount.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:22:40 PM
Yeah, I whittled mine down to $78. I, too, say no paper, but had to buy a bunch of the Fourteen paper and a couple sheets of Aspen Frost - well I actually did need that one to finish my Christmas pages for this year.

Then there was the freckled fawn wood chips and of course I need more washi tape. See how easy that is to get over. $50.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:49:24 AM
Another whittler here. I keep a running wish list, then agonize over what to add to my card. I'm working on a cart now, and even with several of my major wants being sold out, I'm still trying to decide what goes in the cart and what stays on the wish list.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:58:36 AM
Its never a problem for me either!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:01:07 AM
I never have a problem either. Usually need to whittle down!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:24:42 AM
I just placed an order the week of CHA and I've already have enough in my cart for another "free ship" order. I was trying to cut back so I guess I'll be whittling away at my cart too...because I know there's more coming that I want just as much.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:33:29 AM
Not my problem either! Just placed an order for $117

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:58:11 AM
I'm so with you on that one! I never seem to have the problem of not having enough. The bigger problem is that I *think* I need it all! Oh the decisions we are forced to make

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:58:44 AM
Yep - not a problem here either, but I've been remarkedly restrained lately. It won't last when lots of the other CHA goodies come rolling in though.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:00:09 AM
Oh boy... so not my problem either. I have to spend $75 from my online store to get free shipping to Canada. I placed 1 order and had so many other things I "have to have" that I placed another a week after! AND I could easily fill another cart! So bad!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:06:55 AM
tink - you're going to love Scoot!! I received the collection yesterday and the colors are fantastic! I think it's my favorite EP boy line yet and that's saying a lot.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:12:51 AM
I'm with you! I never have any problem reaching $50. It's staying at a reasonable amount that is problematic for me!!!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:32:23 AM
It's never a problem for me either!
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