WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 50 layouts with no purchases made!!!! Jennifer and I started this diet December 1, 2007. At first we had decided to include altered projects as part of the 50 required layouts. But then decided that we would just make it 50 layouts! We were allowed to buy adhesive and cardstock BUT nothing else - unless we had a gift certificate. Well December being Christmas and all - we did a lot of altered projects for presents. Jennifer was able to do some pages in December but I only got 3 done. So really we did almost 50 pages in one month! YIPPEEE.
The best part of this experiment is that we have figured out how we want to make our scrappy purchases in the future. We do not want to buy just because comething is cute - we want to buy with a layout in mind!! It is a little harder for me since I do my shopping online - I can't just buy for 1 layout - too much cost for shipping that way. That is the beauty of having an actual store where you can touch and feel the products - no shipping plus you can go and buy for just one layout. We used a lot of our stash up and it was really really fun! I love the layouts that we made this past month!
All that being said - we have seen lots of fun sneak peeks for CHA - and since Jennifer is actually going to CHA she will be able to tell me what stuff is going to be totally cool in my scrappy world!