I was contemplating buying a LS but after trying out making a bounce card, it gave such good results... I decided to abandon the LS. It may not look as glam, but the results are great. Check out the following web site:
How much did it cost me?
1. $2/- for the foam paper from Popular book store (can cut many pieces)
2. Rubber bands (just collect it each time you eat a packet of chicken rice... or go army market to get the black rubber bands)