Loc: Northern MI
|Posted: 2/23/2013 8:59:41 PM|
I'm afraid to even guess how many hundreds if not over a thousand dollars I've spent on scrapbooking. While thinking about it, I've considered all the things I could have done. One of them is travel. I don't travel, but I would like to! What would you do with all the money you could have spent on something else? This is just for fun because I know we love our addiction!
Loc: Poconos PA
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:09:30 PM|
I was thinking today what a nice sitting room my office would make being that it is in the front of the house. Then I smacked my own hand for being ridiculous LOL
Mom to six kids, two pugs and a cat
2013 Layouts Completed: 131
2012 Layouts Completed: 219
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:14:45 PM|
Clothing! I rarely buy myself clothes because all my money and time go into my hobby. I've been thinking about a spending freeze until Christmas. I just have two more lines I want to buy and I'm done!
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:17:03 PM|Some months and years I've spent way more than other, but in the 13+ years I've been scrapping, I'm sure I've spent a the small fortune.
Travel sounds fun, I could have gone on a few more cruises or spent some time in Germany with my husband's family.
I've also always wanted to add on a bigger dining room, not sure it would have quite been enough for that, LOL
Don't let the dreamkillers get me
Loc: so. california
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:21:23 PM|Do one of the following:
Buy a small used car
Fly two (maybe three) people first class overseas
Remodel a small bathroom
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
Loc: Crimson Tide Country
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:22:51 PM|
I also have a shoe and purse obsession. When not shopping for scrappy stuff that's what I buy.
|"Blessed are the children of Scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the Scrapbooks."|
Loc: Ontario Canada
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:30:52 PM|Take a big vacation But then, what would I do with the 10,000 vacation photos I'd take???
It's a catch 22 really
"Rome! By all means, Rome."
Loc: California Coast
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:34:13 PM|Spend all that money and time on my other favorite thing: books
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:38:40 PM|Clothes!!! Not only would I have more money, but I would have more time to shop for clothes if I didn't scrap. But, of course, I'd rather be scrappin!! It's too much fun!!!
my blog: Artful Scrapbooking and other fun stuff.
Loc: in my scraproom in PA
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:49:05 PM|
I would tour the Mediterranean!! Or travel to Thailand....as I look around my scrapbook room I am certain I could afford either or both of those trips. Wow!!
|The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2013 - Layouts Completed - 80
2013 - Mini Albums - 5
"Rome! By all means, Rome."
Loc: California Coast
|Posted: 2/23/2013 9:55:31 PM|
I would tour the Mediterranean!!
I'm so lucky to have had the best of both worlds. In 2006, I went on a Creating Keepsakes scrapbooking cruise in the Med - Italy, Spain, Malta, Majorca, Sicily, and North Africa. It was amazing!
I hope you get your wish someday
I am not the Pea you are looking for
Loc: Tarpon Springs, Florida
|Posted: 2/23/2013 10:18:39 PM|
I don't honestly know! It has been a part of my budget for so long. I guess I would either spend it on my house or travel more.
More than likely, it would go to the kids though. My scrap stuff is really my only splurge! I don't have to dress for work anymore so I don't really buy shoes and purses like I used to!
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12x12 double LO - 267 / 7 cards
12x12 207 doubles / 8x8 39 doubles / 3 6x6 Holiday Daily / 20 cards
|Posted: 2/23/2013 10:28:07 PM|
Take a big vacation But then, what would I do with the 10,000 vacation photos I'd take???
It's a catch 22 really
That's what I was thinking!
Loc: East Coast
|Posted: 2/23/2013 11:42:28 PM|I'd love to travel, and of course but more shoes and purses.
|Posted: 2/24/2013 12:41:03 AM|Lol@Kirsten!! Thats what I was thinking. I could go on a vacation, buy a new wardrobe or I could quit my job and stay home if I had put it into savings. at least for a few months
Loc: Sunshine State Orlando, FL
|Posted: 2/24/2013 1:20:13 AM|Travel
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Loc: On the rocky shores of life... AKA Mid-Missouri
|Posted: 2/24/2013 2:37:47 AM|Probably hire someone to do the painting that I'm doing myself. And buy more lighthouses, my first .
|Posted: 2/24/2013 3:05:09 AM|Buy more fabric and other sewing and quilting supplies. It's really just splitting hairs, what with all of my crafty addictions.
I'd probably do more travel as well, although I already travel 3-4 times a year anyway (working my way through Europe presently). Perhaps the difference would be hiring a proper cat-sitter rather than subjecting my friends to do it for me.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/24/2013 4:21:05 AM|
I would buy designers clothes, purses, shoes and expensive makeup I'm a girly girl at heart. Also, mini trips to places, since I love to travel. So, the money still wouldn't be setting in a bank account unfortunately.
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Loc: West Chester PA
|Posted: 2/24/2013 4:23:56 AM|
Probably camera equipment or decorating/home decor
|Posted: 2/24/2013 5:37:00 AM|
Makeup, spa days, clothes, shoes... Now in the days before I put myself on a scrap budget... Trip to Italy.
Loc: Jacksonville, NC
|Posted: 2/24/2013 6:42:56 AM|
I probably could have bought my 16 year old a car. He won't mind walking!! LOL! Besides he'll appreciate it more when he pays for it himself, right?
|Posted: 2/24/2013 7:23:21 AM|I would spend it on my kids...vacations and all of the other stuff they would want. Or I could retire
|Posted: 2/24/2013 7:40:49 AM|
I guess now the $ I used to spend on scrapbooking goes to my trainer at the gym.
I have a lot of scrapbook supplies but I have been scrapping for a long time. The most I probably spent was $40/month when I subscribed to a kit.
Now I am happy with a few new sheets of paper, a fresh journaling pen or a stamp set a few times a year!
You Wanna Peas of Me?
Loc: Western New York
|Posted: 2/24/2013 7:43:18 AM|
|Chocolate......who needs a reason?!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/24/2013 8:38:03 AM|
Last year when I was not scrapbooking much I spent more money on books for my Nook (I've since signed up for a library card!). I also would probably spend more money going out to bars, eating out, treats from Starbucks, and clothing. Now when I think about doing most of those things I usually decide I'd rather save it for scrapbooking.
Loc: Chicago, IL
|Posted: 2/24/2013 8:47:13 AM|
I've thought about this before. Lots of women I know buy lots of shoes and what I deem 'fancy' purses (name brand, over $100). I don't do either, but I wonder if I would if I wasn't buying scrapping supplies.
|Posted: 2/24/2013 8:51:06 AM|
Pay off my second mortgage!!!
|Posted: 2/24/2013 8:58:31 AM|I dont know what I would spend it on. Probably clothes, because my hubby has more clothes than I do, but I have more shoes.LOL
|Posted: 2/24/2013 9:01:27 AM|With all the money I spent on SBing I probably could've put down a small down payment on a home. I just don't want to think about it.
|Posted: 2/24/2013 9:04:01 AM|
Personal trainer and then new clothes.
What are you looking at?
|Posted: 2/24/2013 9:49:42 AM|Maybe a lot of therapy sessions, which I don't need since I scrap?
In all seriousness, I do prioritize experiences (travel, theatre tickets, activities, etc.) and scrapbooking for my disposable income, so maybe I would just take more trips or go to more shows? I'd like to say I'd buy a really nice camera with dream lenses and accessories, but I don't know if I would do that if I weren't scrapping.
|Posted: 2/24/2013 9:54:12 AM|
Probably travel ... but then I would have taken tons of pictures and thought, "I should take up scrapbooking and do something with these pictures!" LOL
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 2/24/2013 10:05:55 AM|
Probably clothes or books that I don't need.
Loc: Belle Plaine, MN
|Posted: 2/24/2013 10:12:54 AM|
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/24/2013 10:38:49 AM|
I have been married for 13 years, started scrapping about 18 months after that. I've had the mentality most of that time that I had to spend money on scrapbook supplies to keep DH (a chronic overspender) from spending it on something I didn't want!
If I weren't married to a chronic overspender, I think rather than not spend it on scrapbook supplies, I would have spent it on different supplies. A Cricut instead of 1,000 sheets of letter stickers, because I could have saved up for it.
Loc: Easton, Massachusetts
|Posted: 2/24/2013 11:14:40 AM|
Back 5 years ago I spent over 8k in scrapbook supplies (I know because that credit card was used for scrapbooking supplies only ) and now I have less than a dozen of LO to account for.
I could have travel
Loc: Irvine, California
|Posted: 2/24/2013 11:51:56 AM|
I'd pay off more debt and student loans. Traveling would be nice too. I'm trying really hard this year to keep my scrapbooking shopping to a minimum. I have way too much stuff!
|Posted: 2/24/2013 2:28:08 PM|
I love lighthouses too.
And buy more lighthouses, my first .
I would travel. There are so many places I would love to see. I would also spend it on house projects. We have kind of a lemon of a house (lots of issues, too many for only being 8 yrs old). I would put it towards that. Actually, I am on a spending freeze. Another scrappy online friend and I have having a no buy challenge for this whole year. So, I will be putting this extra $$ towards my house.