A few weeks ago, I told you how much I spent on scrapbooking during April.
I spent $195.06. I actually spent $225.06. I forgot to include $30 for willette’s photographer bag o’ tricks and willette portrait cookbook: children’s posing guide. April was expensive! I have spent much less since then.
In May, I purchased an L-ruler, which cost about $3 (I lost my receipt). I also purchased 20 postcards and 3 patches during our trip to include in my scrapbook. I did not always get a receipt and didn’t think to closely track these purchases, but I think I spent about $17 for these items. I also bought a Paperclipping membership for $49. So in May, I spent $69.
In June, I did spend more than I did in May. My biggest expense was Washi tape. I had been wanting to try some, so I ordered some off of Etsy. That cost me $10.25. My other big expense was photos and photobooks. Here’s what else I bought:
- Two 8×8 photobooks from Shutterfly for gifts $8.79 each (only paid for shipping as I had coupons for free books..a savings of $29.95 on each book)
- Two 8×10 photobooks from Blurb $11.98 and $9.94 (I had two coupons that saved me $50 and $40. The price difference reflects the different paper I purchased for each book).
- Prints. I spent $7.75 on prints from Shutterfly (I had a $30 coupon and free shipping) for myself and I spent $5.32 on prints from CVS for gifts.
- I spent $8.04 at my local scrapbook store. I bought 3 yards of ribbon and scrappers floss that was on sale and I bought 30 12×12 sheets of chipboard to make my own mini-books.
- Three e-books from Ella Publishing Co. for $13.47.
June’s grand total: $74.08. Without the coupons, it would have cost $240.51. I would not have bought the shutterfly or blurb books without the coupon at this time. I would have done something else for gifts. I probably would have eventually made a photobook about our vacation, but I don’t know if I would have went through Blurb or not. Now that I have used them, I most likely, would use them again.
So for those of you keeping track, here’s what I’ve spent since I started keeping track:
Total: $368.14 (including $22.90 that was for gifts)
That’s still $122.71 a month on scrapbooking. This is definitely hard. I want a book-binding machine, but that would keep my average quite high. I suppose I’ll ask for it for my birthday or just do without for a bit longer to get my monthly average down.
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