Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How Long Would it Take You to Spend Ten Grand?

As I sat this evening reflecting on the next project I wanted to complete, I began exploring the endless possibilities of craft supplies at my fingertips. Thank you internet shopping; the impending doom of my bank account. My wonderful, very rational, man turned to his whimsical, mercurial lady, myself, and asked with clearly the best of intentions, "How long would it take you to spend ten grand on craft stuff?" I couldn't help but laugh, as I responded, "One hour." How easy it would be to sit here on my bed, wrapped in blankets, and rush to make purchases with a ten thousand dollar budget. Cricut cartridges, stamps, card stock, ribbon, embellishments, glitter, the possibilities really do seem endless.

So as I was contemplating my "wish list," (new homeowners do not have ten thousand dollar budgets for crafting, unfortunately) I figured I would share my new favorite crafting supply websites.

This is a GREAT website to get all of your favorite card, scrapbooking, and crafting supplies. They have far and away the best card stock available. There is no card stock like Stampin' Up card stock. The other feature I really like is that you get a personalized representative. Make crafting your business!!!

I think it speaks for itself. If you are in love with paper creations, you have to love Cricut. Don't forget to turn in your rewards to redeem points for other Cricut products!

This is a website I have just recently come upon. It is a very comprehensive website that has so much to offer. It seems to be a really great website for finding a great grouping of supplies. It has a great search tool making all of your papers and paper tools only a click away!

This is far and away my favorite store to shop at as far as free standing stores. It is like having Michaels, Homegoods, and Joann's Fabrics all in one beautiful paradise. The stores are widespread and are worth any amount of driving for a visit. Not near one? Check out their website!

So this is just a small sampling, but after just twenty minutes, I was up to $8,000. Ten minutes from now, I am pretty sure I can get up to $12,000.

Happy Shopping!



  1. I used to sell Stampin Up and they do have the best paper quality. A close second is Papertrey Ink. You should check them out! I totally could spend $10,000 in an hour...possibly next. My husband thought I was crazy when I told him we needed to up our home owners insurance. I have about $25,000 in supplies..he nearly died. I had to remind him that I got a lot free and discounted from selling and parties and garage sales. ;) Thanks for joining my blog candy! Can't wait to see your creations!

  2. Haha I recognize this! I don't go into town that often because I know I'll spend money, but the internet is right here. And then I see a blog, or a this and that, and I go to the shop to see what's there, and voila, another wishlist at another store! (And another 2 hrs of adding things to the list gone).
    I told myself I can only order stuff once a month, and it should cost less then a new outfit, I rather skip buying new shoes and clothes then buying crafting supplies.
    I allready used up my february order, will be tough not ordering untill March!
    --Hmm publishing isn't going smoothly, hopefully I'm not posting this 10 times...--

  3. Shopping is my vice! Mynnette, I just told my boyfriend about your insurance policy and amount of crafting treasure and he almost died!!! I think it is absolutely fabulous! Daqadoodles, the shopping is one of the most fun (and most dangerous) parts of crafting. My goodness money seems to go fast when buying things for the next project. For example, a Cricut is not just the purchase of the cricut. Ohhhhhhhhhh no!! It's the mat, the blade, the cartridge, the paper, the Gypsy, the cords, the mat for when the other one runs out, the blade for when the old one dies... You get the idea. So my advice... BE CAREFUL!!! You can get way in over your head. Thank goodness for my more rational, frugal other half, or we would be getting an insurance policy, and I have only just begun!!