What else would you do with the money you've spent on scrapbook supplies?

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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!


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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!

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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


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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




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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.


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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



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Posted: 2/23/2013 9:34:13 PM
Spend all that money and time on my other favorite thing: books



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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!!!


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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!!


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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



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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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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!

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Posted: 2/23/2013 11:42:28 PM
I'd love to travel, and of course but more shoes and purses.




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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


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Posted: 2/24/2013 12:53:32 AM
i would travel to paris for two weeks with all the money i have invested in this hobby... me too will get a few more stuff that i need from the CHA release and then im going to freeze myself so i could save up for a vacation this year... maybe not to paris but a trip to Puerto Rico would be good...




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Travel


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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.

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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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Posted: 2/24/2013 4:23:56 AM
Probably camera equipment or decorating/home decor


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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.



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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?


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I would spend it on my kids...vacations and all of the other stuff they would want. Or I could retire
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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!


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Probably travel.


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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.

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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.


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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



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Personal trainer and then new clothes.

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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.



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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

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Posted: 2/24/2013 10:05:55 AM
Probably clothes or books that I don't need.


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Posted: 2/24/2013 10:12:54 AM
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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.




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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


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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!


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Posted: 2/24/2013 2:28:08 PM

And buy more lighthouses, my first .
I love lighthouses too.

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.
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