There is a challenge thread on Splitcoast Stampers that got me interested in further investigation. It is called S2S Challenge. 2013 is going on now. Link is here. I want to start now, December instead of waiting until 2014.
This will be a good way for me to see a balance to using old and buying new product. It will encourage me to not feel guilty about the new purchases because I will be keeping track of what I use. Besides, isn’t it a shame to have all these marvelous supplies and not allow our artistic desires to bloom?
This is the scale I’ve come up with for me. I invite you to come up with your own scale and join me. Let’s get some scrapbook pages and cards made!
Credits - 5 credits = $1
Layouts (per page)
- · Simple = 2
- · complex =3
- · Really old stash = 1
- · Simple, 2 layers or less on base = 1
- · At least 3 layers on base = 2
- · Embossing, dies, punch, hardware, buttons, ribbons, etc = .5 each
- · Embellishment that is very old do not count the new items) = .5
- · Use stamps from a very old set = .5
At least 3 layers – 2 credits. Dry embossing (Vines folder from Stampin’ Up!) – .5 credit. Die cut (panel behind the the main image) – .5 credit. Card total = 3 credits. That allows me 60 cents towards new purchases. I better get busy, the new catalog is coming!