In order to your part in my spending freeze, I need y'all to not show any cool projects this month that involve items that I do not currently own, but upon seeing your project, I will not be able to craft until I own said items. 'Kay?
For example, if you did not already own the Echo Park For the Record 6x6 paper pad collection, it would be very rude of me to post the following card:
because it would make you sad that you did not have such fun happy papers and then you would want to buy them, which you can't because you're on a spending freeze EVEN THOUGH it's the last month of school and don't you think you deserve something for making it through 180 days. It would also make you sad that you did not buy the stitched alphabet from the A Muse clearance sale when it cost about $2.50, because it is a great alphabet set. The banners, from A Muse Studio's Happy Everything set, would make you happy because they're banners. Maybe the chicken wire stamp from Prisma would make you feel indifferent, but I like it, so there.
As I was merely posting it as an example of what not to post, I was not being hypocritical.
As a example of a "safe" card to post, see the following:
which would make you kind of want the Echo Park Springtime 6x6 pad, but not in a craft-threatening way like the previous card. I probably should have put some sort of background pattern in the back, but I thought of that after I glued all of those down, so that wasn't going to happen (breaking my own rule: you have to buy a Sakura Quickie Glue pen because you definitely cannot craft without it. I think it will replace my Xyron).
Finally, do you have offspring that are in school, being taught by teachers?