Saturday, February 2, 2008

What I'm Giving Up for Lent

I'm generally not someone who is really religious. I don't have a problem with religion or anything like that - I am just of the opinion that my religion and faith is mine and I don't have to share anything about it if I don't want to.

While I don't belong to a denomination of Christianity that asks its members to give something up for Lent, I like to do it on occasion to see what my willpower is.

This year, I'm giving up buying anything stamping related. No cardstock, no dp, no brads, no stamps*, no stickers, no rub-ons. NOTHING.

*I want the SU set One of a Kind when it's available again. If it happens to be available during Lent, I will get it.

The reasoning behind my decision (while people are recovering from their faints of shock and horror): I put together a 12x12 paper rack I got for Christmas and realized I have a LOT of stuff - brads, cardstock, dp, stamps, etc. and I DON'T use it.

It needs to be used before I buy more. I don't want to be my grandmother with her boxes FULL of clothing patterns and fabric.

So, here we go. No more buying stamping stuff until March 24th.

Don't forget my blog candy in the previous entry! You have until Sunday/Monday at Midnight to comment in that post!


Anonymous said...

Wow Sara that is a major commitment. My heart literally went into palpatations as I was reading this. I love the Lord and feel as though I am fairly commited to my beliefs but I gotta tell you, you have challenged me cause I am not so sure if I could do what you are doing. Hang in there girl and when the going gets really tough, eat chocolate! hehe my cure for EVERYTHING!

Emma F said...

wooh! Now that'll be a test! I do admire your thinking though ... I think we're all guilty of 'hoarding' our supplies and saving them for 'best' which really isn't that smart! I bought the pretties kit and the felt flowers and haven't even opened the boxes ... crazy! So this week I'm going to! Good luck with your abstinence!