Sunday, April 18, 2010

Twelve for Twenty

I've had some time today to allow my seed of a plan to germinate and had time to talk to my 2 closest advisors, my teenage children. Between the three of us, we managed to come up with some basic "RULES" that I will be following:

1. I must complete 12 pages (12X12) in order to earn the right to spend $20 on scrapbooking materials.

2. Basics like adhesives are not included in the $20; I can purchase those as they are needed.

3. A card counts as being equal to a 12X12 scrapbook page. (I always use layers and card fronts and backs, so I pretty much use 1 page of paper on a card anyway.)

4. Larger projects such as mini albums, etc. can count as more than one page, but I have to consult with my 2 teenage "mathematicians" in order to get a good estimate of just how many pages each project counts as....LOL!

(I should add here that I went to Big Lots today with my mom and I was a very good girl.....NOT ONE scrapbook purchase, though they did have some cute stuff. I just kept thinking to myself....12 pages girl, 12 pages!


  1. Sounds like a great plan Stella!
    You are on your way! It's nice you have support group to keep you on track!

  2. Sounds like a great are stronger than I am for not buying..course the ? is...would you have been that strong if you had gone into Michaels or HL? LOL

  3. This is cute. I like the idea as layouts will be completed. Now do I want to do something like this? I wouldn't be able to walk into a store, LOL.

  4. Good idea. I need to do this as well. I have too much stuff.