So what did I learn this month:
Rob is much more happy when I suggest that we pop into Michael's for wool or needles because he knows it will be a quick trip. No more looking up and down the scrappy aisles.
Rob is my "soft" judge. I spied some really nice chipboard embellishments in a clearance bin at the door upon entering Michael's. They were on for $0.75! Rob said to buy them because they were so cheap. I refused to because then I would have lost the challenge.
Susan is my "hard" judge. Last week while crafting, Susan showed me how she had used a black embossing powder. I immediately said, without thinking, that I would need to pick some up. In my defence I have a very limited supply of this ~ about 6 colours. Susan asked if it was on my list of things I could buy. I said no and then realized that if I bought it, I would lose the challenge. But, big sissy to the rescue, Susan is bringing me over a portion of hers to have!! Thanks Susan. I think I had better follow this judge if I want to make it thorough the year. ;)
On a funny note, I told Lisa about my challenge. Her first response was to say that I won't be able to do it. I then explained that I had put it out on my blog to keep myself accountable. Her next question was, "What will you do when you run out of supplies?" Oh she so does not get the magnitude of my supplies! ;) I told her that I had enough "stuff" for easily 3 years! She then went on to tell her boyfriend, Steve, about all the paper I had and how each piece costs about $0.25. Oh we wish!
So I realize that I am at the easy part of this challenge. My motivation is high at the beginning of this journey and historically I don't buy lots in January and February. When the new stuff hits the shelves in March and April I will truly be tested. I am still looking forward to the challenge. Now I look at all the supplies in my room and think of the creative possibilities. :)
One month down ~ eleven more to go!