- That I have spent to much on scrapping?
No, I've been good so far this year (remember, as I have a "Shopping Free 2013" I have only allowed myself to buy four collections)
- That I have spent too much time scrapping?
No, I haven't. And as our living room is just besides my scrap space, he knows what I'm doing
- That I have a lover?
No, I don't have one. And I don't think I can handle one either *lol*
|Flower: Petaloo. Pebble: Prima. Butterfly: Maya Road (?)|
Twine: The Twinery. Trim & washi: unknown
I have started some secret savings. If I do what I have planned, there should be enough money in the end of the year to go on a small vacation or something else fun.
Here is the deal: you start at Week 1 by saving a dollar (or an Euro, or any other amount depending on the currency where you live.) Week2 you save two dollars, week 3 three dollars etc etc. It should give you about $1500 by the end of the year if you manage to keep up. I have been good so far in 2013 :-)
I needed a box for my secret savings, and I had a container I wanted to use. You may have seen those often used for smoothies, juices etc, the ones with a hole at the top of the bubble shaped lid? I had one which had contained berries so it was easy to clean. But how on earth do you cover such a shape with paper? Then it stroke me: Washi tape!!! And how easy was that! I don't mind that the final surface has some wrinkles, I think it adds a nice structure in fact. I added a flower and an old butterfly I have had around for ages, a ribbon, some twine and a cute pebble, and voila!
|I have no idea which manufactorers these washi come from. I have gotten some here,|
bought some there and they have all come without packaging indicating origin.
I don't think neither kids or husband will ever look at the inside of this container, as they are used to me having decorated (uninteresting) stuff in my scrap place. And I have made sure it is placed on a shelf the curious kitten can't reach.
Do you ever do secret savings? For indulging yourself or sharing with the rest of the family?