S2S Challenge 2012
I know from experience how difficult it is to use up what we have before purchasing something new. Two things are usually behind it...
1) new toys hit the market. oooo shiny things!
2) it's much easier to buy more than dig through the stash for what we want/need.
We're starting off a new year with a new perspective. Let's declutter, decide what we want to keep, donate the rest and clear the deck for all new STAMPING/ SCRAPPING/ CREATIVE FUN!
REMEMBER: There are NO SET RULES. This is all about helping you be more aware of your spend -to-use ratio.
Determine how much you want to PAY yourself for the following:
(These are just examples. Brainstorm what works for you)
How much will you pay yourself for:
1 double pg LO
5 cards (basic matting/ embossing/ embellishment)
1 Altered Item
1 Premium Item (think explosion cards or intricate items)
1 Challenge (there are a lot of great threads on this Forum)
1 VSN event
1 Meet-Up event
1 Updated Creative Blog Post
1 Gallery Upload (this is one DAY - not Item. You upload Mon - Fri. you
get 5 credits.)
Participating/ completing a swap or RAK
Some people also pay themselves for non-stamping items (things they need a little extra incentive for)
1) working out
2) losing a pound
3) eliminating a bad habit (credit per day)
4) for each book read
How will you keep track? Last year I decorated a blank check register. I got credit for an 'altered item' this way. hehe I keep it on my work surface so when I'm done at the end of the day I can notate my 'deposit'. I also make sure all 'expenses' get deducted when I've been shopping.
Some people have designed Excel sheets to keep track on their computer.
Let's keep the RED out of our check register and on our projects for 2012!
Challenges: Stamp 2 Spend -$606.50 AOCC
Last edited by ScrappinCEO; 12-24-2011 at 08:37 AM..