Elizabeth the goal of these threads are NOT to make anyone feel guilty, but rather to encourage thoughtful purchases.
Few if any people will be satisfied only buying adhesives, glue or cutting blades all year.
However, with all the new things introduced or the great cards we see others make it is too easy to buy things on a whim that are used once or never used .
I think the goal is that at the end of this year we will have only purchased stamps, paper, etc that we really used . And that we kept within our budgets.
"I have not failed . I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" --Thomas A. Edison