New releases - do you keep a shopping list?

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Posted 1/10/2013 by LynnGhahary in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 34,449
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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:02:03 AM
With all of the new products being released for CHA-W I'm wondering who here keeps a shopping list for themselves of what they want to buy once it pops up in stores? And who STICKS to their list? hee hee!

I've never done a list before but there is SO MUCH out there that I don't want to forget anything. Wondering if a list would help me keep track of things, and keep me on a budget? (<----- yeah right! LOL)

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PeaNut 395,153
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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:08:18 AM
I haven't in the past, but I am this year. My reasoning is that this will save me time sorting through all the collections once they hit Two Peas because I will already have a list of what I like. I may not (probably won't) get all of it, but it could be a nice starting point.


PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:27:07 AM
I usually make a list! But this time, I 'm only pinning things that I *really* like and want to see to my CHA board. SO, we'll see how this works out for me this time around.

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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:30:07 AM
I tried list-keeping for last year's CHA but I found by the time products were in stock, I had either changed my mind about must-haves, or I just bought what I wanted to, anyway.

I usually just check the store here at 2Peas every morning to see what is new in stock, and shop accordingly.


PeaNut 276,171
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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:34:54 AM
I pin them to my CHA Wish List on Pinterest.


PeaNut 118,945
December 2003
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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:50:46 AM
I have kept a wish/shopping list for a couple of seasons now and I'm really pleased. I have been able to stick to my wishlist, if anything I might take things off it. Of course, then there are some trends that can sneak up on you, like glitter tapes - those weren't on my wish list but I had to add them because I loved them so much. lol!

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PeaNut 95,467
July 2003
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:01:13 AM
I haven't before, but this year I will be keeping some sort of list.

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PeaNut 120,025
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:03:47 AM
Yes, I write down everything I see that I like/want. There's always too much with every CHA release, so then I think about what I really want and eliminate. This year I am NOT going to preorder any of it!


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PeaNut 222,146
September 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:04:54 AM
I am compiling a list for this CHA and it looks something like this:

Simple Stories {ALL. OF. IT.}
My Minds Eye {ALL. OF. THAT. ONE. TOO.}

along with LOTS of other items, but will only snag those if I have not blown all of my scrappy bucks on the two above


PeaNut 422,247
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:05:40 AM
no i just cant it will hurt my pocket LOL

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PeaNut 164,636
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:15:44 AM
I usually do keep a list. This time (and i think last) I created a board on Pinterest.

I don't always stick to my list but it does offer a good guideline. When it comes up in the store I have to make sure I LOVE it before I buy it if it isn't already on the list.

And then there are things I don't put on my list that I know I will buy anyway. Such as ALL the Thickers and most of the little alphas. I have an alphabet thing.


PeaNut 555,886
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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:32:16 PM
Kind of. There are a few collections I already know I'll use, so I'll buy those as soon as I can

After that, the things I actually buy from the other collections I like from the sneaks will depend on what photos I have at the time they arrive and also on what I see being used in videos, blogs etc and decide I need!

There is no way I would stick to a definite list


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June 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:34:47 PM
I too keep a Pinterest board! There is not I must have this time around. Only one complete collection (CP). Then everything from OA
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PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:35:45 PM
I wish that Two Peas - or anywhere, really - had a feature like Amazon does where you can put things that aren't out yet on your wish list and/or in your shopping cart. That's how I keep track of other stuff I want.

As far as CHA, my list is mental so far, but if it grows much bigger I'll have to write it down!
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September 2002
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:29:50 PM
I totally started a Pinterest board so I could keep track of what I "need."

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PeaNut 471,001
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:37:11 PM
I absolutely keep a CHA shopping list.

But it does NOT save me any money.

On the contrary, it usually costs me $$$ bc I get so obsessed with tracking down and owning all of the items on the list.

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July 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:41:01 PM
I have a Pinterest board and I noticed that everything I pinned kinda looked the same, lol. I double I'll be getting it all.

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PeaNut 190,252
February 2005
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:43:37 PM


PeaNut 12,112
March 2001
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:50:05 PM
I keep a list. I find a list helpful to remember since sometimes it's months before some items come out. Once I see items in person I eliminate a lot-especially papers. So far I don't have a lot I want this CHA.


PeaNut 453,004
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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:01:24 PM
Great Idea Jen, I will be doing the same, thanks for the idea!


PeaNut 39,029
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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:45:16 PM
I've started a pinterest board as a wishlist too. I tend to go a little overboard but I'd rather have things on there that I end up not getting than try and remember where I saw something that I really liked. I had a pinterest board for this past summer's CHA and found that by the time some products were available, I was no longer interested in them. I guess that's good for the budget though!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 6:04:56 PM
I've pinned everything, so I can go check whenever and decide what I like.. can also look at the websites for ideas before buying


PeaNut 176,471
November 2004
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Posted: 1/10/2013 6:17:33 PM
I have a CHA Watch List pinboard. Helps to be able to keep the pictures and links so I know if I'm interested still or not with just a glance.


PeaNut 556,376
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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:07:24 PM
I don't usually, but I have a pinterest board this time around also. Since it's visual it's pretty easy for me to add and delete without having to think wait, what was that again?
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