I had a total of $80 to spend. I can't even begin to tell you how exciting this felt. It is really weird how when I think of last year's buying pattern, I often went into the LSS and would drop $80 or more and think nothing of it. Not a lot of thought really went into what I purchased. If it was pretty, I bought it. That is what landed me in a spot of feeling overwhelmed by having too much stuff. This time with $80 in my pocket, I knew that lots of thought would go into each purchase. I wanted the most bang for my buck. I knew that I would focus on paper. It is cheaper and it really is my favourite supply of all. Embellishments are more pricey and sometimes you can make your own from paper.
Here is what I got for $80.
Studio Calico "Here & There"
Arrows... Can't get enough of them!
Two great things about this shopping trip..... I am not overwhelmed by what I brought home and I got to say hello to the ladies who run the two LSS's that I visited.
Five months down and seven months to go!
Now I just can't wait to have two operating hands so I can actually dig into these goodies! On a happy note, my mother-in-law wanted to get me a get well gift. It was the choice of chocolates, flowers or paper. So yes, I choose paper! The new collection paper pack from Fancy Pants "Trendsetter". I'll be back soon to show you all of the goodness inside this pack. Now I just can't wait to cut into it. Susan has offered to be my scrapping assistant and cut and hold things for me. What a gem! It would just seem cruel to take her up on it though. If only I could train Maggie to hold my papers and use an exacto knife! LOL She is my scrappy assistant but only in that she sleeps under my desk as I create.