Watch what you Buy!

Well today I was in scrapbook shoppers heaven. A scrapbooking store about half an hour from us (at Geebung)is closing down....And yep you guessed it there were specials! It's kind of hard to relish the specials in this scenario though cause I just feel so bad for the lady who is having to close her store. Everything was reduced by 25% some up to 50%. The major problem I had was making sure my purchases were things I'd use. For instance there were papers for 25cents. Which is really good value when you consider they're usually $1.10 here. But they wouldn't be much of a saving if I never used them would they?

So I definitely recommend when you're scrapbook shopping that you consider each purchase carefully and decide if you'll actually use it. I put alot of papers back that even though I liked them I'd never use them.

I went to the shop with my best scrapbooking buddy (we've known each other since the fourth grade....some 28years). We had lots of fun and our kids had fun in the kids corner (they're the same age). On the way home though she mentioned to me that she had enough supplies to open her own scrapbook store and I thought about how we hoard supplies for future planned layouts. Then when the time comes to do those layouts we've moved onto a new style or a new favourite product and very rarely use our supplies...

So we've decided we're going to have a swap day, where we bring all our extra's and swap them with each other. I'm not sure how we'll run this to be fair so any suggestions from anyone who has done this would be greatly appreciated!

Comments

Anonymous said…
They ran a similar idea for clothes on Rachael Ray (a cooking/entertainment show over here) and they had that everyone who participated who donated items that could be give to others they got receipts for equal items that they could take (ie 5 x paper + 2 x embelishment). Then you can use this as a receipt and go shopping with it.
The Scrap Miser said…
That's a great idea! That would certainly keep it fair. I know if it was just me and my best scrap buddy it wouldn't be a problem but I was thinking of including some other people I know...now I can.... Hey I can throw it open... anyone in the Brisbane area of Queenlsand Australia who wants to play let me know!
Anonymous said…
Maybe in a few months :-)