Some crafters are very skilled at deciding exactly what product to use on a project and then heading off to the craft store to get exactly what they need and no more. I am in awe of that discipline. I am not that person.
I like to "shop" in my craft room. Once inspired, I like to pull out almost every possible product that might go on that project. I hold up this paper, that flower and then another embellishment, slowly narrowing down to the product and design I will use. If I tried to do this "shopping" at the store, well, eventually Joann's would kick me out for either making a mess or being there for hours. Not to mention that when I am finally ready to buy product for a project, the stores either do not have it or it's atrociously expensive.
So, in order to be able to shop in my craft room, I stock up when I see items I like. The only way I can afford that is to be very frugal. Thus, I call myself Skrimp N Skrap. Fortunately, this isn't hard. Here are just a few of my stock up items from a recent Dollar Tree excursion.