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Posted 1/17/2013 by JoanneW in General Scrappin'
 

JoanneW
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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:49:35 AM
With regard to the cha 2013 new releases. Can you please explain the difference between need and want and should I worry if cant tell the difference. Will it impede my pleasure if I do work out the difference, after all I still enjoy watching the football despite not understanding my husbands lengthy attempts to explain the offside rule?

Any help would be appreciated

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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:31:26 AM
Well... I find it hard to imagine placing anything under the crafting category as 'need' rather than 'want', because this is a luxury (maybe a little luxury, but a luxury) in life and doesn't rank anywhere near the important things like food in the table, a roof over our heads, health, education, and family. Right? Without those real priorities in life, we have nothing to scrap!

Now... If your budget allows you to spend a bit on some new goodies, then happy days! Enjoy! You always have the choice between brand new products at the retail price or slightly older collections at a sale discount. Of course, if your favourite items are popular choices, they may not make it to the clearance section before they sell out. So it's up to you to decide which things you know you really want to use and what budget you're happy to spend on scrappy things!

I will definitely be buying new things from these new releases but I don't think it's imperative to my survival! in working the way I do it is relatively important to earning a living, of course, but my own personal rule is that I don't use supplies I wouldn't use otherwise - I have to like it or I won't use it (I don't take payments to use and blog anout a certain paper or tool, etc).

It helps my budget that I fall in love with paper and stickers more so than tools - I can buy plenty of papers with the money that would upgrade my silhouette for example (I have the sd, not the cameo).

I think it's always important to look at what you're really using and loving. If I flip through the pages of vogue I might like the ball gowns that cost the price of a sports car, but I wouldn't have anywhere to wear them so it would be a waste even if I lived in a magical fairyland where I could throw money around like that! in reality I know I actually wear cardigans and daydresses and leggings, so unless I want to change my style, those are the things I would buy and actually use. There's an equivalent in craft supplies - you just need to identify the things you will definitely use and those are your must-haves while the rest become the extra niceties you may or may not decide to order. An item or two out of your comfort zone will help keep
You creative but too many will leave you feeling lost.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:31:40 AM
Thanks shimelle. I think I may need to hold back and see how others inspire me!

I know washi is a definite need because I never have the right one when I go to my stash, also rather boringly I need some plainish neutral patterns for background. I will keep a notebook close to continue to monitor my needs/wants!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:13:09 PM
I'm not sure I agree - if this is therapy, keeps you (me) sane, and cheaper than professional treatment, can't it can be moved to the need side of the world?


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JoanneW
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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:24:48 PM
You have a good point Julie

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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:44:27 PM

if this is therapy, keeps you (me) sane, and cheaper than professional treatment, can't it can be moved to the need side of the world?


Yes. Yes it can!



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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:39:03 PM
I consider my scrapping therapy!!

I do cut down on my wants though because I have learned that I am much more satisfied when I use the pretties I have bought rather than storing them! I still have plenty of wants lying around my house to use but that doesn't keep me from buying new, I just try to control it!


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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:34:53 AM
when i started scrapping, i had been told i had only 12months to live, i was seeing a counsellor, and even after my treatment and i was given the all clear, she said scrap, scrap and scrap... it is so good for my mental health and sanity, plus i love it, and so it is definitely a need for me


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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:15:18 AM
Pcarr that is a lovely story, I am glad it has worked as therapy for you.

In all seriousness I have found having scrapped more recently it does help my state of mind

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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:22:02 AM
pcarr: that's such a sweet story!

Need vs. Want: I want it all (I know I sound like Veruca Salt) but do I need it all? Probably not but scrap supplies are cheaper than therapy and I find this hobby to be very cathartic when I need it to be. Scrapbook supplies are a luxury, but relatively inexpensive in the scheme of "luxury" items, right?

Good football analogy, too!

Like GG, I shop the clearance: sometimes that means I miss out on the "hot" items but at 50% or 75% off retail, I'm OK with that.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:46:58 AM
Darn two peas I have done so much scrapbooking this week I have used the last of my green tea washi, so I had to put an order in.

I get some stuff in clearance, I am not too fussed about being right up to date, I like to see how other people use the stuff, which means sometimes I miss out. One trend I would like to buy into is the flair badges, but I find them so expensive even before I factor in postage.
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