Thursday, 3 November 2011

My Month in Numbers: October 2011

Last month I joined in with the excellent Julie's Month in Numbers. It turned out to be such a neat way to look back on what we had done, that I  felt myself counting things in October. And that felt kind of new! So I thought a layout might be the next step.


Funny thing, though. I might have been counting; but I don't seem to have been taking pictures (apart from party ones , of course. They'll be in a divided page protector next to this page.) So I did a no-photo layout; and if I get the chance I'll repeat the same design in November (and beyond) in a style to suit.

And our month?

The birthdays - 80 and 40
1 Autumn Concert in the Cathedral here, with the school choir giving us Faure's Requiem
2 tickets to Elvis Costello, so that 2 sisters could enjoy a night out on their own.
26 years together
429 (or maybe many, many more) punched out witch shapes for my Halloween Chandelier.

November? Bring it on!

Storytelling Sunday this Sunday. Are you ready?

32 comments:

Fiona (angelfish) said...

Lots of numbers that give cause for celebration this month:)
That was a lot of punched/die cut shapes! Did you really count them all?!! The finished product was well worth the effort.

Lynn said...

I agree - it is a great way to look back on your month. Love your page.

Julie Kirk said...

Great page Sian - thanks for joining in again. I'm so pleased you've found it a good way to summarise your days!

Claireliz has been making a non-photo layout for her Month in Numbers throughout the year - so it does seem to be an achieveble method.

From one crazy counter-upper to another - I *love* that you counted the shapes. I've been there. ;-)

I've added a link to you in the original post now: http://notesonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-month-innumbers-2011-october.html

Thanks for your statistical company this month!

Julie x

Cheryl said...

What a great idea love it x

Helen said...

I really like the idea of a numbers page as a summary each month - and I love the little girl looking at yours

Sandie said...

This is a lovely way of looking back on a month and I may have to think of doing this sometime. I like to have a theme or focus as it can make it more fun and meaningful.

Carmen said...

Love how you have scrapbooked your numbers :D

429 punch outs? Your poor hands!

Amanda said...

You may not have any photos but your page is a great way to record the month :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is an adorable layout, Sian. I LOVE the bright and happy colors.

Cool that you got to see Elvis Costello. I LOVE his music!

Jennifer said...

A fun way to look at the month! This photoless LO is terrific!!

alexa said...

Why bother with photos when the information itself is so interesting - and the ways it's presented so prettily done. I love your little girl standing looking at it!

Alison said...

Your LO is perfect WITHOUT pics Sian...you must have been seeing witches in your sleep!
Alison xx

Louise said...

my...that is a mighty number of witches. A great summary of the month x

Amy said...

I really enjoy making pages without photos and I think you have done a marvellous job here with this one.

I am a bit stumped with STS this month, I missed the last one because I was away and this one feels out of whack for me .... I am sure it will change by Sunday! :-)

Susan said...

What a great way to document your month! Love the layout.

Beverly said...

I love the colors and the layout, no photos needed :)

Nathalie said...

It is addicting! I really should think about making pages with mine too! Loved reading your numbers ~I am already thinking about what to count this month :)

Sue Althouse said...

This is just perfection, so much to love about your layout. And if you had really counted anything 429 times, I might be tempted to call the whole thing an obsession...... ; )

Becky said...

A lovely layout even without photos - a great way to remember what went on during your month :)

Missus Wookie said...

I like non photo layouts, every time I do them I wonder why I don't do them more often. Fun list of things and numbers.

Getting ready for storytelling sunday, now I've finished prepping for tomorrow. :)

Jimjams said...

Brilliant page - hope you enjoy(ed) Elvis Costello!

Karen said...

What a super page Sian. Lovely and vibrant.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous page Sian! I love the little girl and the hot air balloon paper. Count me as another Elvis Costello fan - we've seen him 3 or 4 times, I think. He never disappoints!
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Another fabulous LO & I'm still reeling from your stunning Halloween chandalier!! How many witches punched???!!! I've added a photo to my blog sidebar (of my Christmas card from the boys last year) which might appeal!!! say no more!!! ;)

Clare said...

The numbers are a great way of summarising a month, I might try and jot down some numbers as I go along or I might not remember by the end of the month!

Gail said...

Great looking layout Sian. I still have to do month in numbers post. :)

Karen said...

I love this idea. I did it once while we were on a road trip and it made for a great page. I don't think I'm too far into November to try this. It's a great layout; I'm another fan of the embellishments.

Alix said...

so good to see pages that record the important stuff even if we didn't photograph it...its too easy for that stuff to be forgotten :0)

Lisa-Jane said...

LOVE the colours and the strips - just gorgeous! Loving the mag so far too!

Melissa said...

What a fun numbers layout! And divided page protectors with the party photos is a wonderful idea - I love using those in my albums when I have quite a few photos from one event.

Lisa said...

a totally cute layout and idea! I might have to give it a try. lovely papers and there's that woodgrain again - I obviously need to go out and get some for myself. Woodgrain envy!

Rachel B said...

That's a fab idea, I really like the letters you have used for 'October' :)

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