Sunday, December 2, 2007

Simplify

In an effort to get rid of "stuff" in my life, I am embarking (along with Amy) on a "stash diet". A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a blog where the scrapbooker was on a stash diet for 50 layouts. She couldn't buy anything new until those layouts were finished. It sounded like a great idea and I could sure use the space that using what I already own would provide in my scrappy space. I am excited to use what I have and still make wonderful pages - another gal I know said my kids aren't going to look at their books 20 years from now and say, "oh man, that is the time when mom used all the 'old stuff' on our pages." That made a lot of sense to me and I am feeling liberated not held back by this challenge.

And so it begins...the rules are as follows.
1. Create 50 layouts using only products, tools, and supplies we have on hand.
2. Cardstock and adhesive can be purchased when needed. Who can make many pages with no adhesive?
3. Gift certificates, RAK's, DT kits are not included -those can be used.
4. Larger altered projects count as 1 layout.

I can't wait to get started! I think it will take me about 3 months total and the savings during that time will be so nice for the budget. I think when I am done I will treat myself to something wonderful like a manicure or a special new outfit. I am not going to use it for scrappy supplies at all. WOW!

How about you? Would you like to join us in this diet? Maybe we can lose some weight along the way too, LOL.

13 comments:

Morgan said...

Wow, I can sure try but I like to shop WAY too much. I may be able to do it though, so I'm gonna try!

Jana Eubank said...

I love this idea! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! :)

Deanna said...

What a great idea! But i must say, when you posted a "diet" on the mb, this is NOT what I was expecting! LOL! I like the thought that the kids won't know it's the "old" stuff for their LOs, they'll just see the memories. How refreshing!

Nicole said...

GOODLUCK!!

Michon said...

Good luck with that there girls!
No way I am promising anything~ LOL ;)

MsGrace said...

This is a cool idea. OK maybe I will jump on board since DT kits don't count...lol. Although Gabi & I were going to sign up for a three month kit though our LSS & take a class with it. HMMMM...what to do what to do....

Boriquaz said...

What a brilliant idea .. stash diet. You've inspired me to now do the same. I haven't bought supplies in the last month (yah for me!) so now I'm definetly going to do the stash diet. Thanks! for the great idea.

Jessica said...

cathy recruited me! lol. i'm in as well.

Jennifer Priest said...

Awesome idea and good luck!! I want to try this too!!

elizabeth said...

saw this on jessica's blog and i am all over it!

i'll start the first of the year. i have to! a new lss opens tomorrow and i have to support the girl right??

but seriously, starting the first.

Greta said...

i did this last year and well...ummm....i did one layout and bought something....i am a flunkie but i might try it again...but i am not promising..

~~wenhether~~ said...

I am loving this idea! Hubby and I are really trying hard to save. I am in!!

BethieJ said...

I want to PLAY too!!!! :) This will be VERY hard for me, and I am already going in say I MUST buy the new BG when it comes out!! BUT other then that, I will TRY TRY TRY to not buy! My DH is gonna LOVE this diet! LOL!!

Happy Holidays Amy and Jen!!! See yat at Peek!!!!