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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Probably the only New Year resolution I'm making

This is a sticky and will stay at the top until 27 May 2012

So this is a la Lisa at wishcraftcards (and probably a lot more bloggers / crafters, but Lisa is the only one I've seen do this!).

I just spent nearly £80 on stamps and I feel rather guilty!

So I am going on a stash diet (not a total ban as I couldn't do that) I'm going to wait for one more shop to re-open and then I'm not buying anything (except for a few digis and the absolute craft essentials - glue and card) until the next Lincoln Sincerely Yours papercaft show - which is the end of May.  Then nothing again until the next show - so I'm only buying craft things twice this year.

Oh My God - I really hope I can do this.  I have so much stuff it shouldn't matter, but you never know I might break down at some point. Stopping now before I change my mind and not post it.

So having seen that Abi and Susan are doing similar - I thought I'd make it official, join in at Fran's blog and hopefully get support if I waiver.  I mean to do this - it's just a daunting thought to begin with.

Sarah

46 comments:

sarah-Jane said...

Good luck with your New Years resolution Sarah!
Happy New Year,
Sarah-Jane xx

Fiona said...

oh Sarah...rather you than me!!

have a happy new year and all the best for 2012!!

Fi
x

Vicky said...

OMW Sarah....good luck sweetie...rather you then me...lol...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Sarah, I really don't think I can join in this one lol.
My very best wishes to you and your family, for a year full of love, health, peace and happiness.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Julie said...

OMG! I don't think I can do that! Buying craft things only twice a year!! ^_^

I hope you and your family have a happy new exciting 2012. Will blog again soon just enjoying the holiday break at the moment. Take care! Hugs, Julie xx

Tracey T said...

Best of luck Sarah! You're a braver woman than me! Happy New Year xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh you're brave! Good luck with it hun :o) I think this year I need to push myself to use all those un-inked stamps and unused digis... I'm not going to buy too much either, but I don't think I'm banning myself from anything this year! Lisa x

coops said...

Good luck with your new years resolution sarah.i don`t make any now cos i always break them.lol.
Happy New Year :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

Good luck with that Sarah, I don't think I could do it!
Helen x

Wendy said...

Good luck Sarah, going to be hard but just think of all the pennies you will have for the next show...Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year, all the best.
Wendy xx

Kim Dellow said...

LOL! You can do it! Good luck! Have a wonderful 2012! Happy New Year. Kim

Juls said...

I am sure you will do it, and find it very saticfiying!! I did that a few years ago, I put myself on a 6 month ban, I was only allowed to buy blank card if I needed it and adheasive ..... I stuck to it and was very proud of myself ... its great all the stuff I redescovered! My motive was to try and put a dent in my MASSIVE stash .... but by the end of the 6 months there was no noticable difference!! LOL, however I did have a great sence of accomplishment!! good luck! Hugs Juls

Abi said...

Hi Sarah, well I'll be here to give you a stern talking to if it's needed!! I think it's a great idea & as you know i'm doing something similar. And stop feeling guilty about your spend, I spent much more than that not too long ago, in fact I daren't say it out loud lol!

You can do it girl!

Happy New Year to you & yours, may it be a good one for you!

Btw, I lost 4lb over Christmas! Hugs xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Oh what a great idea Sarah, I think I might join you. I've just brought all my stash back downstairs after Christmas and have rediscovered some long forgotten items. I'll keep an eye on you and let you know how I get on. Debs xx

Anita said...

You are so brave Sarah! I don't think I would make it but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Happy new year, this does sound like a bit of a tricky resolution (not sure I could manage that lol), I wish you the best of luck
Lindsay xx

Arabella said...

Happy New Year Sarah! That sounds like a pretty harsh resolution! I'm impressed! I totally couldn't do it! I hope it goes well for you!

Hugs!

Arabella

catherine said...

Good luck with this resolution. I'd call it an achievement If I managed that one. Always need/want more. Maybe I should think about something like this

Natali said...

Wow!! This is serious.. You are really strong lady!! ))) (I am not ))) Good luck!! ))
Hugs
Natali

Sandra said...

I'm in the UIU too! We can do it!!!
It will be the end of May soon! :)
I want to UIU for the full year... And I will tell when I slip so you all can beat me up! :) Have fun!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sarah, wishing you goo luck. In 2010 I managed a whole year of not buying any design papers or print any off unless it was for a Design Team card. It was VERY difficult when I saw all the yummy ones around but I'd bought, been given for presents and also been given papers etc from people for my cards I make for charity so I did manage to make a big dent in it. Last year I didn't buy that much and continue to use up. Certainly a definite challenge!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

Flowergirl said...

You're brave! Wish you the best of luck. I've decided to write down everything I spend in the hope that this helps me cut down on buying! Well, it's worth a try!
Wendy x

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh Sarah! Good luck hun, you can do it! :)

Wishing you and all your family a fabulous new year!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Ann said...

I've joined up too - it's gonna be really tough.
Only done two days and I've been tempted to buy things twice already - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek we've gotta support each other.
Ann xxx

Dora said...

Awww you good girl.. I'm also tempted to do this, but I'm not sure I can do it :/ Good luck :) xxx

nessy said...

wow sarah that is one big resolution ~good luck!!
vanessa xx

Lizy said...

Haha I know this feeling Sarah! I really should be as strong as you because as a single Mum, I really can't justify spending money lol! So I may have to make a resolution myself! Good luck with it and hope it works out for you! :)
Lizy x

Violets Corner said...

Good luck with your resolution and I hope it works out for you! You can do it!

Love
Maarit

June Nelson said...

He he Sarah I love it!!! I would love to spend that much I bet it felt great!!! but anyhow best of luck with your resolution and thanks for popping by and leaving me a lovely comment huggies June xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well you picked a great end-date for this - May 27 - which just so happens to be MY birthday. soooooooooo, if by that time you want to get rid of anything... i'll be happy to email you my address - haaahhhaaaa - no seriously!

i hear ya 1000%. i say the same thing. NO MORE BUYING. but then there's always that EMBOSSING FOLDER (i'm nuts about embossing folders) that i really NEED to have - like the 210 i already have isn't enough!

buy your adhesives in bulk. i buy scotch double sided tape by the boxloads at menards. they have the cheapest prices around ($1.89 each) and no, they DO NOT offer a discount for bulk. too bad because i'd really buy then.

anyway.... i'll be checking back to see how ur doing! hang in there sunshine!

hugs :)

Teresa said...

You're a stronger woman than I am Sarah, I couldn't go without crafty shopping, but I admire you for doing it. xx

Wendy L said...

27th May is my birthday so good luck.xxx

GailieB said...

Good luck with your new year resolution Sarah but, if you're anything like the rest of us (and I bet you are!), it won't be long before you spot something "you just have to have" :-)

Bellasandra said...

Well, Good Luck with your resolution. I am trying to cut down on buying stash myself this year. I'm sure I could make cards forever without ever buying anything ever again!!!

Sandra x

Jenny said...

So hang on a minute! You mean no chocolate AND no craft products! If I told my family that - they would be taking my temperature. Good Luck! x

Crafty Chris said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, I know I wouldnt have the will power, i did say this would be my NYR but 2 days in and I had bought a load of stuff.
Good luck.
Chris x
your little girl is gorgeous.

Joann Burton said...

Sarah, I am your newest follower and wanted to say congratulations to you on received the Liebster Award. I can see by your hard work that you indeed deserve it. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi. Joann Sassy Raggedy http://sassyraggedy.blogspot.com/

febe said...

You can do it. Good luck dear!

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craftymum said...

A "yummy" card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week

hugs Sarah x

p.s. I have candy on my blog and a DT call

Pauline said...

Yep, with you there, I just spent over £80 on stamps at WMS, the release this week got the better of me! I don't think I could go for almost a whole year only buying twice at shows. Good Luck!!

Scrapaddict said...

Love your blog! I have left something for you on my blog http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/

Mary J said...

I hope your resolution is going well Sarah!! I had a similar one and have definitely cut down significantly, but a few digis keep falling in the basket!!

ogilvie said...

I'll wish you lock with that. I've tried and failed miserably. Hugz, Janice

Mary Brockway said...

Fingers crossed for you!!! Luck!

Xx

Natali said...

Wooo Hooo!! 5 day to go!!! ))
Hugs
Natali

sharon said...

Hi Sarah. Thanks for your comments. My blog is very new - my first blog was on Saturday. I have not got quite as many followers as yourself - just 2 at the moment but hoping for more as I love blog following. Never thought I would be a cat lover as I grew up with dogs but they bring me so much joy (apart from white cat hairs).
Love
Sharon. x