I was just wondering how everybody buys there supplies? Do you plan, when you know that a GKD release is coming up like putting money aside or do you buy as the bug hits. Also now that we have the guide for PL CS and Ink do you get these together and pick a stamp set to go with a special project. I am just curious, I am trying to get some supplies together and sometimes it's a big decision on what to buy first?
I hope I don't offend anyone asking these questions.
I have had to make a wishlist of all the things from GinaK that I want to get and then try to seperate it into different orders. I tutor kids and clean houses for my stamp money... sometimes for my food money lol.... and so each time I get enough for one of my orders I will place one. I will try and make it worth ordering like making sure I get free shipping etc. Sometimes I'll get a coupon for a local supply store and I'll go there instead... but right now I'm infatuated with GinaKD so for the next several weeks I'm all over getting some of her pretty stuff. I don't usually buy kits... just stamp sets or new products like pens etc.
no offense taken! :)
I TRY to budget but am bad at impulse buying. The GK CS is the best and I love that she offers it in the assortment packs. I also take advantage when she has her specials, although I missed out on the facebook special she had going :(
This definetly is a great site for learning and friendships.
I have done the same since finding this site. Ordering sets to accumulate stock in all the colours. Have two sets to purchase this time because did order doubles of the first ones giving me a good start stock line. It does not take long to have enough of each colour this way to go to the next order instead of wishing for the lemon instead of the package of whatever you have used two pieces of.
Also because it is an excellent idea giving samples of papers, ribbons, etc, the TV set last time. This contained colours not purchased as well in the stock and the huge stamp set. You know then if you want to order those colours as well if you don't have them.
By doing this, my next order will give me every stock colour, the new TV set, and more paper and ribbon to check out.
I have been playing at stamping, not necessarily learning for the last 10 years and used some pretty "crappy" (for want of a better word) stock and stamps, and paid much more for them.
I grab the goodies and run. I must say that I find it is probably not the best thing because I end up with several similiar stamps when I could have just as well used one that I had. However, paper is my ultimate nemesis. I have paper, paper, paper and more paper. Every variety that you can think of. I have to honestly say that I have never found a better card stock than what Gina K design offers.
Wow, this is an interesting topic. I'm glad to hear most people have a budget to work on. I used to buy whatever I want to when I was working full-time. Now that I'm taking time off work, I tend to try watch what I spend. It's hard to do so because at a Release you really like everything you see most of the time. I am afraid to admit I own a number of stamps which I've not even inked yet - I know, it's terrible!
And, I'm so glad that Gina is offering one price on overseas shipping right now cos before I really have to think hard before I place an order. Sometimes I wish I live in the US because everything is more affordable than where I am. Only one item is much cheaper - Copic Markers!! Can you believe that? ;)