Sunday, April 29, 2012

April Craft Spending

Where did April go? This month is flying by quickly. I've had less time to craft and blog as I settle into a new job. I did some shopping early in the month, so I have some craft spending to share. Last month I bought stamps and papers. This month I focused on markers and inks. The picture shows my purchase from my local scrapbook store. I am still experimenting with the new Distress Markers. So far I like the Distress Inks Pads better, but those cost more and take up more space. I restocked some white Thickers and bought the embossing folder that I have been eyeing for a while. I also found a new Copic marker that coordinates with some I already have.

I stopped by Michael's looking for a reinker for my favorite black ink pad (Memento Tuxedo Black), but I could not find it. Instead I found some Memento Markers on sale, including the black. I picked those up and decided to check out Joann's. They only sold the reinker in a package of 3 with Staz On and Versa Mark, but it was on sale. Now I am stocked up on reinkers and markers!

My monthly target is $40, but I am over again at about $56.11. I am not sure if I should raise my monthly target budget a little or shop less. For May, I would like to to order some washi tape from Freckled Fawn and I love the new Spring Distress Ink pads.

2 comments:

Alison said...

I reckon you're doing really well..if I lived near a Michaels or any other scrapbook store, I dread to think what my spending would be!
Alison xx

Renee said...

I can truly relate, Sara! It took a bunch of restraint to only spend $25.00 at my local scrapbook store yesterday in honor of NSD. There were so many yummy goodies at the store.

Thank you, too, for sharing your adventures with inks and such. I am embarking on that now and and am certainly looking for some tips.

Happy Scrapping,

Renee