Monday, May 2, 2016

National Shopping . . . er, Scrapbook Day

fills my days

This year I’ve been telling myself that I will think about every scrappy purchase before I make it–and it had still better be on sale. So I’ve been quite proud of myself for my restraint. Except I’m not too sure it’s working. Sure, I’m holding off on (most) full-price purchases. But I’ve been bringing home several bags of stuff. Great stuff, absolutely. And it’s on sale. But it’s still more stuff! Do I really need more stuff? The answer is no, I don’t.

But the truth is, if the National Scrapbook Day sales this weekend are good enough, I am still going to buy. I’ve started my NSD shopping already with some random embellishments and stamps. Um, oops? Don’t know what else to say. I’m also hoping to see Ali Edwards put some of her kits on sale. And I’ll probably be tempted by something else that comes along . . .

But after this weekend I’m not just going to think about each purchase–I’m going to rethink it and rethink some more. After all, it would be nice if scrapbooking could go back to filling my days without filling other areas of the house. Unless it’s with completed scrapbook pages. 🙂

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  1. I made some purchases earlier last month so I could go into the freezer. I really need to use up and not buy. So what happened last week, I bought again. I’m hoping to forego more purchases, I just don’t know if I have the will-power.

  2. Ah, yes, same same. I really have gotte better with the shopping part, but I still cave here and there. My problem is little things/little purchases, if it’s just a few dollars, but those add up! Meanwhile, I’ve been purging and cleaning out, coming across stuff I forgot about! Sometimes I think maybe I should just give up the room and restrict myself to a cabinet or closet so I can only keep so much. Good luck with your mission!

  3. shopping freeze? oh I wish. I love the saying…ha! so true