I'm still in the game! I did however go scrappy shopping tonight. I actually shopped at the LSS and didn't have to root through bags of donations like my last shopping trip. ;) How? With this baby!
This is a reward card from my LSS. You get a stamp for each $10 you spend and once you fill the card, you get $10 of free merchandise. I had a few of these cards partially filled floating around the studio and my wallet. Susan then gave me one of hers. After buying my cardstock a few weeks ago I had a completely filled card! I asked both of my judges if I could spend with it. They both agreed that since it was free, that I could.
I have never been so excited to go to the LSS with $10! LOL What would I buy? I knew I wanted to spend my money wisely and get the most bang for my buck. I went in with the idea of looking for things that would update old stuff as looking newer with the newest trends.
My first idea was to pick up some of the coveted enamel dots. Love them. Then I realized that they were $6 and that would be more than half of my money gone, so forget that! Then I saw some amazing chipboard arrows from Studio Calico. But for $5...... forget it. Then I realized that paper would give me the most for my money. I started looking for papers that had tags and borders on them. This would give me a taste of the newer lines and I could pair them with older paper that I have. Here's what I got! 8 sheets of paper and 1 sticker sheet!
Oh such yumminess!! A small taste of Crate's "DIY" and "Maggie Holmes". Then a little smidge of Dear Lizzy's "Lucky Charm" topped off with a sprinkle of MME stickers. Oh I am one happy scrapper! I will cut up all this goodness and mix it into my older lines.
A few more close ups!
This ought to hold me until my birthday in July. Rob promises to get me a gift card. :)
It really is better to love what you have rather than to have what you love. Having less is making me value and enjoy my supplies ten fold! My shopping trip was so much more fun than my trips of the past where I just picked up anything I fancied. Less really is more. :)