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    Red face OMG...I totaled up what I've spent at DD since 2009

    Some things are better off unsaid. LOL. I guess not too bad. Over $2,000. In five years. At least I buy the majority of my supplies here at DD. I do buy some of Gina Cabreras. It was interesting to know. I remember what got me hooked on DD. It was the 25 cent items. I started buying here and never looked back. Such wonderful quality and variety here. So Glad I found DD!!
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    I don't think I'll look to see what I've spent. I don't want to know- afraid it would blow me away. I love the .99 specials! Awesome products not to mention awesome people.
    Terry



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    I am so, so grateful for people who share this creative passion and who do support the designers and the communities instead of relying totally on freebies. I love that people can enjoy this hobby relatively cheaply (especially when they are starting out or money is tight) but without the support of dedicated scrappers stores and communities would not be able to survive and eventually digi scrapping would die off. And of course, it's great that all those supplies can be used over and over and recolored so you get a lot more bang for your buck than paper scrappers. (I used to hate cutting into a special piece of paper or using a lovely element - I really found it stressful LOL)

  4. #4
    Oh. No. I'm SO not going there! Bad bad bad move. I would be sooooo divorced if my husband knew and I'd probably have heart failure if I knew.
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    Yes, I used to keep track and it was scary! But before that, back in the old days, I used to spend $20 per week minimum on paper scrapping supplies, so I figured I was actually SAVING money by shopping for digital supplies
    Looks like you've spent less that $10 per week - that's just a few cups of coffee - great value for money!
    Yes, thank goodness for the great designers here at DD!
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    Ooh you're a brave lady! I've never checked, though occasionally I'd search for Designer Digitals in my email and it was scary the number of invoices!!

    Like others say, it is better value than paper scrapping, brushes can be resized and flipped and I never run out of As in my alphas.
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  7. So not going there! I don't have anyone to explain to, but I'd rather not know! LOL! Looks like a lot of money until you break it down by week, as Esther did.
    Susan

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    Leave it to Esther to figure that out LOL. I never wanted to know myself, that would have been very scary I'm sure!! It really is amazing how much you get for your money though, your goodies never diminish
    Anke




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    Thank you for your support, truly! Like Lynn said, we so appreciate people that see the value and quality in our products and are willing to buy them instead of relying on the variety of freebies out there. We truly appreciate all of our customers and want to continue to provide you with inspiration, community and the best products in digital! thanks again!
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    Got to looooove this craft and community.
    Carol

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    Oh nooooo - I ain't looking either!! But you know, when I switched over from traditional paper to digital (best decision EVER) I gave away literally thousands of dollars of all my traditional scrapbooking supplies. I could have easily sold it - I had a Wishblade, various other electronic cutters, more paper than I ever could have used, embellishments - but I loved giving it away and blessing those who could and would use it. And boy was it fun starting over with digital - if I was scrapping at 10 p.m. and needed somethng, why the Digital Designer store is always open!
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    Well just by the number of GB in my stash, I know there's a lotta money there. But digi supplies don't wear out! (and if I felt some jpg was getting 'worn', I still have the zip to make it new again. True value for money!
    Maureen
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  13. What a nice thread to start, Dawnee. It's a fun hobby we share! The scrapbooks we make with our digital supplies are worth every penny and more!

    All my favorite designers are right here at DD. Thank you!
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    I'd be afraid to look too!! Once I found DD, I would spend a lot each week, or just for one page! The designs and quality are above par!! They are worth every penny!!

    I like the way Esther thinks!!

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    You have to love supplies that never get used up -- we have it made over paper scrappers! And the designers here at DD make it impossible to resist their wonderful creations. I'm so blessed to be part of this community.
    Linda

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    I started with DD in September and since then I don't think I really want to know what I have spent. I got referred to Designer Digitals from the wonderful Kayleigh. I too, come from paper scrapbooking. Still have all my paper supplies and such. Everytime I have a wish list my husband "rolls" his eyes. I always tell him, "I can go back to paper scrapbooking, but with that, once the paper or embellishments are used i will be going out to get more, with digital i can reuse all my items over and over again for years to come". I think he is slowly getting it My only problem with that is that every week new items arrive that end up on my wish list
    Everyone has been so wonderful here! And i love all the products and challenges. Thanks DD and all the creative team members
    Erin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie88 View Post
    I started with DD in September and since then I don't think I really want to know what I have spent. I got referred to Designer Digitals from the wonderful Kayleigh. I too, come from paper scrapbooking. Still have all my paper supplies and such. Everytime I have a wish list my husband "rolls" his eyes. I always tell him, "I can go back to paper scrapbooking, but with that, once the paper or embellishments are used i will be going out to get more, with digital i can reuse all my items over and over again for years to come". I think he is slowly getting it My only problem with that is that every week new items arrive that end up on my wish list
    Everyone has been so wonderful here! And i love all the products and challenges. Thanks DD and all the creative team members
    .... And i am so glad you are here Erin!! You are creating amazing pages & it is wonderful to see them in the gallery.

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    Each time i see someone using a Studio DD item i created it brings a smile to my face! Thank you for everyone's support.

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    Ok, you made me curious. In 5 years I have spend about $1,200. Gosh that isn't bad at all. Only about $231 a year or $4 a week! My husband is an avid bicyclist and he can spend that much on one outfit or a pair of biking shoes! So hey, I figure I can spend even more and not feel a bit guilty! I love DD, the products and the community. Thank you so much for your generosity in freebies and sales. This place is the best.
    Karen

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  20. Oh I haven't been doing this 5 years.... I know my number and I'm not admitting it.... but my stash of DD stuff is huge.... and I don't always wait for the sale.... I don't even want to admit how many times I needed something just after the item went off sale and the "need" was really bad....I don't regret not 1 item.... every new purchase is just waiting to be used....more than I want to admit for the first time...The designers here make the best stuff!!!
    Debbie Douglas aka Minideb

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    I have to admit that this is the cheapest hobby I've ever had . . . AND, the most fulfilling. I can't put a price on that. Should I total up what all the friendships are worth to me here? The money I've spent at DD is a drop in the bucket compared to what the friendships I've made here are worth to me. Plus, there's stress relief, memories documented, computer skills learned AND it's way cheaper than therapy. :O)
    ~Kelly


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    Well first of all the chance of me adding up what I've spent here is about as close to happening as me stepping on a scale after thanksgiving dinner; not going to happen! BUT, more to the point is what Kelly has mentioned in her comments; PRICELESS!

    Quote Originally Posted by mugsbigsis View Post
    I have to admit that this is the cheapest hobby I've ever had . . . AND, the most fulfilling. I can't put a price on that. Should I total up what all the friendships are worth to me here? The money I've spent at DD is a drop in the bucket compared to what the friendships I've made here are worth to me. Plus, there's stress relief, memories documented, computer skills learned AND it's way cheaper than therapy. :O)
    Debbie

  23. I'm sure I've spent a fair amount here too, and I just wanted to chime in and say that part of the loyalty (for me, and probably others) to this site is that Katie is very generous in special offers and sales. And the designs here are truly of a different caliber, very high quality and original. Lots of fun events, tips, contests, swaps, and general camaraderie here, that you don't find everywhere. I really appreciate the community and the quality of the designs, so if I'm going to spend, this site is where my money goes. (I loved that comment, Maureen, about if your jpg needs new zip -- funny!).

  24. #24
    Dawnee, I read your comments when you first posted, promptly fell asleep, and now I'm loving reading all these responses! Just does my heart good to see us saying what we love about digital scrapbooking and DD in particular. I will never forget the rush I felt when I first realized that, as opposed to paper scrapbooking, when I saw something I liked or needed, it was a click away rather than a drive away!

    We do have such wonderful designers, great IT support, and you guys make up such a fabulous community. We are very fortunate indeed; well worth the reasonable price of the supplies!
    Amy

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  25. Yep... Worth every penny! Love DD!

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    Lol Kelly! cheaper than therapy!!! So true! Everything that has been mentioned here is true. This place is the best!!!
    Bailey

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  27. I have to agree with Kelly too the friendships are the best... way more valuable than the stash of goodies - and a lot cheaper than therapy - and the stash fits on a 3 x 5 external hard drive beside my pc....instead of an entire room of paper stuff... and when you need something you just hit click!!!
    Debbie Douglas aka Minideb

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    Oh Lord...if I were to total up what I spent here in just the first two years of digi scrapping, I could put a down payment on another house!! (but we'll just keep that little secret to ourselves, right?) This is the best place to be! I love each and every design that comes across!
    Lorna


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  29. #29
    I have to hop in here to say that I've purchased more DD products than any other digital scrapping products out there - for that reason alone I will never look at the total. I love the 99 cent specials!! I really like the product designs here and like my finished pages. I've been digiscrapping for several years now and must say that I really like DD - it just feels like home.
    Sharon
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    I can't look.
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