April text me last night to tell me she blogged again but it wasn't her best work. We are just starting the whole blogging business so we get excited about each post. So, I log in to see her most recent entry and it is titled Walgreens Therapy. As soon as I read that I instantly smile. I have teased April for years now for her addiction to buy anything on sale at Walgreens. It wasn't until I was reading her blog that I discovered I too had my own "sickness" once for "retail therapy".
When I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago I had nothing in terms of materials. I slowly bought things here and there...no biggie really. Then in 2004 I broke my arm and was unable to scrap for awhile. I would still go over my friend, Penni's, that I use to scrap with every Friday. I would either talk to her while she scrapped or we would go over ideas or whatever. Then we found out a scrapbook store was going out of business. That's when it started!!
We started going in once a week to "check out" the deals. Since they had just annonced their closing there were not to many deals to speak of but....we bought stuff just the same. Then the whole store started to go off little by little....10%, 20%, and so on. We started going every Friday and maybe a day in between if we could sneek it in. I realized I was buying stuff because it was so cheap...not really having a project for it to even go with. This went on for about 2 1/2 months. I can say now I bought more stuff then I probably will ever use. I have every sticker anyone could possibly want I think. I have paper for any occassion. And at the time when I was making the purchases I couldn't even scrap because of my broken arm...so I guess in my head, this was me still doing my hobby (the expensive way).
Needless to say now, I do not have to go out and buy supplies for to many projects. I might want to because I want the "new" stuff but I have so much in stock I need to be smarter about that. I guess I just felt "she who dies with the most supplies, wins!"