Thursday, April 30, 2015

If I could buy anything on iNSD...

Every year International/National Scrapbook Day( iNSD) comes around bringing with it some awesome sales and deals on both digital and paper scrapbook supplies. Deals so good that it's like Christmas has come in May. Over at the Get It Scrapped forum, the question arose about how much we'd be spending this year.  With the posed question came a very unscientific but fun quiz designed to help you make a budget. Mine came out to be around $120.  I am on a bit of spending freeze this year, but still the question got me to thinking. Just what would I get with $120 if I had that in my budget to spend?

I had quite a wishlist of CHA items this year. A few of them have made it into my Cocoa Daisy kits which generally leaves me satisfied and not feeling the need to spend. I did get the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers. There are a few items though, that I still might like to get. By the way, the following are affiliate links. Clicking them means that you are contributing to the possibility that I might have money to spend on iNSD.

Basic Grey's Prism Collection
I did receive a few papers and embellishments through my Cocoa daisy kits. Sometimes, there is a line I love so much that I want more pieces. This collection falls into that category.

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I chose more paper, a stamp set, wood veneer( because I can't have too much of this stuff!) and some die cuts. There was another stamp I would have liked and some stencils as well. However, upon examining my supplies, I have some older products that are similar enough to work with this collection. No need to take up space with something very much like what I already own.

Basic Grey's Adrift Collection

Nautical themes are always well used. I have spent much of my life in Florida and the Caribbean.

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 Often times, I find I can mix and match older papers with new ones. For that reason, I think a 6x6 paper pad would suffice.

Pink Paislee's Atlas Collection
I always adore travel papers. Like the nautical themed papers above, I can mix and match some travel supplies with older ones. No need for the large patterned paper pack.

I know I have a tendency to overdo things when I shop for a collection. Since I don't want to buy more than I can use, I chose just two packs of embellishments.

Prima Wood Icons 

I am still not tired of wood veneer. I just love the gold foil accents on the new Prima Wood Icons.
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I think I kept things pretty close to $120. I have learned that I need to shop smart so I don't over buy products. Now, if only I really did have that $120! I might also check out a few of the digi store sites too!
If you'd like to take the quiz to see your iNSD spending budget, pop on over the DigitalSrapbooking HQ. Remember, it's just for fun. Use your own best judgement about your personal spending allowance.

If you'd like to join in with the discussion about the quiz results and your iNSD spending habits, head over to the Get It Scrapped forums.

Don't forget! The DigiScrapGeek Podcast will be hosting a live show on Friday for pre- iNSD fun( you can subscribe to the live link here). There are also some fabulous prizes. You don't need to be present to win, but you do need to submit an entry. 

Also, we'll be scrapbooking live with the Get It Scrapped Gang on iNSD. It's free to join in the fun. Just head over to the Get It Scrapped forum for details.

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