I SPENT X dollars/euros/pounds/etc and Y minutes/hours/days!

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I SPENT X dollars/euros/pounds/etc and Y minutes/hours/days!

Postby belli0 » 11 Apr 2008, 02:36

Heh, I thought this would be interesting to see.. who among us are the anal/obsessive compulsive type and who are the lax/easygoing type. I think after all of this, I realized I’m kinda the former. ;)

MONEY: Around $60, I think… half of which did not end up in the final product
- Pack of CD’s that didn’t look too ugly on the front, since my idea left open spaces on the front
- Glitter, glue, stickers, papers, and other crafts because I do no artwork whatsoever
- Pictures printed to include in extras
- More pictures because I messed up the order the first time around, express shipped them out of anxiousness
- MORE pictures because I got new ideas and trashed some old ones, express shipped again
- Bubble wrap, tape, priority mail
Egads.

TIME:
Um, I’m embarrassed to say because I look back and laugh at how many times I did things over or changed my message, etc. I think the whole process has shaved at least a collective 30-40 hours out of my studies. :oops:

Tell me you're a bigger crazyperson! :)
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Postby Anne Rackham » 11 Apr 2008, 02:47

Sorry you're still crazier than me (or richer) :think:

Total, about... 22 bucks. Most was 16 dollars, but that was only for the paint. Everything else I had.
The pictures cost 5 dollars as it was one of those photo booths.
Guitar pics were 50 cents each and it was for a "Save the Music" type of thing.
Everything else was hand made which was a 2 drawings, and I think thats all that would fit...

So:
Paint: $16
Photos: $5
Guitar Pics: $1
Spending several weeks on a project to send to Melanie C: Priceless

(sorry couldn't resist) :p
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Postby Judes » 11 Apr 2008, 02:56

omg :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
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Postby Snapple Spice » 11 Apr 2008, 03:14

Hahaha...I took all the stuff I used from my house (we're big into arts and crafts here, both my parents run scout troops) so I didnt spend my money, and I spent about 2 or 3 hours or so on it, mostly just deciding what I wanted to do.
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Postby Judes » 11 Apr 2008, 03:23

^ thats what it was SUPPOSED to be like!
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Postby Snapple Spice » 11 Apr 2008, 03:24

Judes wrote:^ thats what it was SUPPOSED to be like!


Haha, good Im glad, because Im dead broke and wouldnt have been able to afford it if I was supposed to spend a ton of money.

Having your basement basically be a craft store comes in handy sometimes.
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Postby Brandamn » 11 Apr 2008, 03:25

I spent nothing, really. haha. Mine was either printed off the computer or drawn by hand with pencil. That's it.
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Postby ivana_sw » 11 Apr 2008, 03:39

i managed to spend 10$ at the DOLLAR store!!!!!
(and i have so many left overs :( )
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Postby belli0 » 11 Apr 2008, 03:46

um, yea..... I was totally just kidding..... ya know.. ha, haha, ha, HA??






:x
I'm anal, aiight?! haha
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Postby Samuel-Bennett » 11 Apr 2008, 04:00

I got an old blank cd so that cost nothing, I bought the glitter which was £1 for a set of 9 glitters, I bought 2 packs to be sure I had enough. I had 2 photo's printed at 23p each, I bought 2 pots of glue for £1 again to be sure I had enough. Then I bought Melanie an Angel belt that cost £9.99 but I loved it lol, that doesn't really count though in the cost of the gift.

Glitter £2
Photo's £46p
Glue £1
Postage & Packing £3.31

Total £6.77 for the gift £16.76 with belt included

The time it took was the biggest thing though
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Postby ivana_sw » 11 Apr 2008, 04:01

time is money :D :D
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Postby belli0 » 11 Apr 2008, 04:09

^ YES.

also, it just occurred to me that you will see the extent of my OCD as soon as you open the box, Judes. i don't think an earthquake could hurt my CD....
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Postby Becca » 11 Apr 2008, 04:38

I would say - no wonder your parents are angry...
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Postby Jo Spice » 11 Apr 2008, 04:43

Hmmm, I spent about $5 on stickers and getting my picture printed at CVS. Then around $3 to ship it to New York. And I spent quite a lot of time on the CD, but I just sat in front of the TV doing it, so it didn't seem that long. A few hours. But I had a fun time doing it, so yeah. :D
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Postby Lucho » 11 Apr 2008, 06:52

I don't remember!!!! But i think "it goes something like this":
(In Soles and the aproximate dollar)
2 CD - S/3.00
1 red pen - S/8.00
1 postcard - S/6.00
1 bubbled enveloppe - S/4.50
Sending my gift - S/10.00
TOTAL: S/ 31.50 which in dollars is a little bit less than USD 10.00
I think that if put together all the time i spent writing like 100000000 times "lucho loves MelC loves Lucho loves Melc" and then "Peru loves MelC loves Peru loves MelC" and do all the rest of the things i did and undid for it, mayb it was like 3 or 4 hours....but i spent them in along 2 week ends
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Postby krtkkarphillmuk » 11 Apr 2008, 09:46

LOL, I invested a lot in this, but I don't mind coz it's for Melanie C.... she's priceless...

The Swarovski Crystals alone were expensive but I purchased them wholesale in downtown L.A. which is dirt cheap, I just had to sit in traffic and dread all that is L.A.:
- 10 gross (that's 1,440 pieces of 3mm rhinestones) of red = $40.08
- 10 gross of white/clear = $40.08
- 10 gross black = $56.00
= $136.16 (but the crystals are more of a long term investment for me)

- $2.99 industrial strength glue
- $.69 photo with Melanie 1
- $.69 photo with Melanie 2
- $.79 black cardstock
- $1.29 Gelly Roll pink pen
- $1.29 Gell Roll white pen
- $7.80 for shipping to Judes ;)

most of the cardstock/paper/cd labels/blank CD's I already had in stock. But what I had to purchase in addition to this project came out to:
Grand total: $151.70
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Postby Flavia » 11 Apr 2008, 10:31

BeccaSpice wrote:I would say - no wonder your parents are angry...


LOL!

I didn't spend much really..I used what I had at home(maybe that's why everything looks crappy?! ahah)! I must have spent max 5 euros to put the gift together and send it!
And I don't know about how much time I spent doing the gift..I think a good few hours at the computer, working on the cd cover(yes, I can't use photoshop).
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Postby x Lizzy x » 11 Apr 2008, 11:55

I used an old CD and printed pictures from my computer.. all I bought really was a few pieces of card and glitter.. oh and the England logo (which is actually an air freshener :oops: ).. I spent about £5 if that really..

I spent a couple of hours putting everything together :)
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Postby christa_spice » 11 Apr 2008, 12:31

I spent about 8 € for material and 8 € for shipping.

It took me about 2 hours.
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Postby Anne Cathrine » 11 Apr 2008, 13:24

I have spent about 8 euro on the things.
and 14 euro for shipping..
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Postby Becca » 11 Apr 2008, 14:47

krtkkarphillmuk wrote:most of the cardstock/paper/cd labels/blank CD's I already had in stock. But what I had to purchase in addition to this project came out to:
Grand total: $151.70


That is insanity... haha
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Postby Judes » 11 Apr 2008, 15:02

this thread is upsetting me! :cry:
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Postby Suzi » 11 Apr 2008, 15:13

Shipping: 5.50€


How could you spend that much????
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Postby ivana_sw » 11 Apr 2008, 15:24

^^^^
oh judes dont worry... i think ppl were aware at how much they were spending on this project....
its a priceless project :hunny:
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Postby chocolate_and_controversy » 11 Apr 2008, 21:09

more than I should have, but less than some people on here. I deliberately did NOT keep a tally of how much I spent. I knew it would make me feel guilty.
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