As a scrapbooker, you need your own factory of money. Either that or be a savvy shopper.
I bought 2 albums, a chipboard embelishment, adhesive dots, and two huge bagfulls of embelishments. And it was half of what I paid for picture number 3.
Which turned out to be a Martha Sterwart Punch, MM Panorama line, a couple of Pink Paislee and a couple of Lilybee papers. I was also able to get a couple of stickers, tickets for journalling and my irock template. yey!
Sometimes, I go for bulk shopping, and at times, I'd rather go for quality. Either way, find what makes you happy.