|Posted: 11/3/2013 7:23:32 AM|I love to buy supplies. I never use the supplies I buy. So I am going to try a "reward system" for purchasing supplies. I am going to keep track of what I accomplish. For every card I will get a 50 cent reward, and every layout will be $1.00 for single page and $1.50 for two page. I will keep track of the amount, and that will be the only amount of money I can spend on supplies, with the exception of adhesive (but I have a large amount of that unused also) So if I want to buy something, I need to first make enough to "pay" for it. At the rate I have been making cards and lo's lately, I will not be buying anything for a long time.
Wish me luck
Loc: Chesterton Indiana
|Posted: 11/3/2013 7:25:22 AM|
I love your system. Thanks for sharing.
You Wanna Peas of Me?
Loc: Western NY
|Posted: 11/3/2013 7:34:22 AM|
Great idea! Let us know how you do and what your first purchase will be. Good luck!
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 7:55:00 AM|
This is a great idea, good luck.
Loc: in my scraproom in PA
|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:03:08 AM|This is a very good system. Wishing you luck, creativity and dedication.
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:11:54 AM|
Love that idea!
50 layouts freeze challenge
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12x12 layouts: 12
PL layouts: 2
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:38:12 AM|
|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:42:05 AM|I like your idea. May try it myself. Thanks for sharing. Let us know how you do!
|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:42:28 AM|
Very clever! Good for you!
|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:47:03 AM|
If you need support, there's a Facebook group that is based on that same concept called " will craft for supplies". I think there charging themselves more then your base, but it's a fun group and people are motivated. Check it out.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:50:01 AM|
I like that. I have done similar challenges, such as completing a certain number of projects before I can buy anything new. Good luck!
|Posted: 11/3/2013 8:58:59 AM|That's a great idea...I wouldn't be buying uch at the rate I have been scrapping lately either!
100 cans of Peas on the Wall...
Loc: Nova Scotia
|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:02:59 AM|
That's a great idea!!
|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:14:38 AM|I may try this! I'm a little worried I'll never be able to buy supplies again
Loc: Sunny So-Cal ( San Diego)
|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:20:57 AM|I have another reason to use up your supplies.. Well stickers at least. They go bad! I let my daughters have a lot of my stickers since I wasn't using them and a few don't stick anymore. The good thing is they're 4 and 1 so they layer them with other stickers so they stay on their paper
|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:23:28 AM|I'm going to try this too. For some reason, the make a certain amount of things challenges don't work as well for me. Money usually works as a motivator.
|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:27:11 AM|
Thanks for the support. I'm hoping this makes me do more.
Angie thanks for the Facebook idea, I will check this out for sure.
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:46:15 AM|Great idea! Good luck to you
|Posted: 11/3/2013 10:02:14 AM|
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 12:17:14 PM|
thats a good idea!
I want some PL $15 kits - and I think that's how I will reward myself. If only i have the discipline to actually hold off buying.
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Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 11/3/2013 12:42:05 PM|
I used to do a similar system. I wouldn't allow myself to shop until I made X amount of cards or layouts. Definitely helped make a dent in my stash.
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Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 11/3/2013 1:17:42 PM|
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada
|Posted: 11/3/2013 3:33:58 PM|
That's such a good idea, I may have to adopt it as well.
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
|Posted: 11/3/2013 3:55:51 PM|
It's a great idea; I did something similar a few years ago and really weaned myself off shopping. Good luck with it- it's a great way to use up your stash!
|Posted: 11/3/2013 5:43:01 PM|
What a great idea! I am going to do this. I really want to use up my stash but I know I will want to do a little shopping once in a while.
Loc: the planet earth
|Posted: 11/3/2013 5:52:43 PM|Great idea
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 6:35:32 PM|
I agree, great idea!
Loc: Big Bear Lake, SoCal
|Posted: 11/3/2013 7:23:20 PM|
I did this back in the day. There as a place in 07 called the School of Scrap that was a message board with "classes". One of the classes was devoted to keeping track of your items like this and paying yourself for it so you could buy new things.
Loc: Phoenix, AZ area
|Posted: 11/3/2013 9:28:53 PM|good luck! that is a great idea, but I know I couldn't do anything like that... I've tried before to do something like this, and have failed every time.
maybe I could do something like this to 'earn' money towards buying a Silhouette Cameo, because I really do want one and I know it's an expensive purchase, but I don't think I could stop doing ANY scrappy shopping at all...
more power to you with paying yourself back with your scrapping!!
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 10:48:37 PM|
I like your idea. I am frozen until I make 100 layouts. I have 98 more to go.
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|Posted: 11/3/2013 10:53:55 PM|
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|Posted: 11/4/2013 12:53:41 AM|Awesome idea..i tend to shop more than I use so will definitely give this a go
|Posted: 11/4/2013 4:32:11 AM|
I started doing that last August when my supplies were taking over. I chose Â£1 per single page and Â£2 per double page. I'll admit to going 'overdrawn' at times, but on the whole it works for me.
I make about 20 pages a month, so I still get to spend, but I think harder about whether I really want to make each purchase.
Purchases of albums and page protectors are 'allowed' as I need somewhere to keep my pages once they are made.
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Loc: New England
|Posted: 11/4/2013 5:46:44 AM|
Great idea!! All the best!
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Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Between MoTown and the Glass City
|Posted: 11/4/2013 7:54:58 AM|
Wow! That's a great idea! One I'm going to try. Good luck!
|Posted: 11/4/2013 9:58:44 AM|
great way to motivate yourself! Good luck with your endevour!
|Posted: 11/4/2013 12:08:07 PM|
Great idea. I may have to adopt it.
Loc: right here
|Posted: 11/4/2013 1:47:45 PM|
Love this idea! Good luck to you and please keep us posted on how you do!!
Loc: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 11/4/2013 1:51:35 PM|
I have been sharing my old supplies with my real life friends who aren't scrapbookers (yet). I hate to put a frozen status on myself because it just makes me want the new stuff more.
Same deal with me and diets.
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada
|Posted: 11/6/2013 3:54:51 PM|
I am totally starting this today. I know I can't go completely frozen working at my LSS so this method seems very reasonable. I like the amount for cards and layouts but what price would you do for a mini album?
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Loc: North Dakota
|Posted: 11/6/2013 5:18:29 PM|
What a great idea! Wishing you luck!!
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