Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Month in Numbers - February

Hello there, another month has flown by and it's time for ...

If you've never heard of Month in Numbers, I'll just briefly explain what it's all about, it was started by the very lovely Julie Kirk over at Notes on Paper who began reviewing her month statistically - not in a complicated mathematical way, don't worry there's no algebra or equations involved, just noting numbers of significance or interest. Then a few people joined in with Julie, counting their way through the months and here we are now.

I've chosen to use a 4x4 scrapbook album for my numbers, here's my February page...

I've used 4x4 Kraft squares for my cardstock and used a scalloped square die to cut my patterned paper. I stamped the banner onto pink paper then stamped the month, the typewriter stamp was coloured in with Pastel Green and Tea Green Promarkers, I then used 3d foam pads to attach it to the page. On the next page I made a small pocket to hold the dinky journaling cards I made (they measure 7cm x 5.5cm) and used a set of number stamps for my numbers and a stamp for the "Noted" on the pocket, finally I added a scalloped edge to the pocket, inked everything with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and added a few red brads.

My Numbers for this month are:

15 - Minutes spent cleaning per day.I really hate housework, but I love a sparkly clean house, so I keep doing 15 minute bursts of cleaning per day to keep on top of it, it's working too, even H is doing 15 minutes in her room a day, I didn't realise her carpet wasn't made from bears and books.

1 - Excellent school report for Hermione. Totally proud Mum Moment.

11.30pm - The time I've been getting to bed most nights. I really should try and grab an early night every now and again.

29 - Cakes eaten this month. However there is a good reason....

35 - The age I turned this month, hence so many cakes, not all big chocolate cakes, some small ones with a cup of tea (Ok, lots of small ones with many cups of tea)

72 - Hours spent re-organising my work space. I finally have it as I want it, for now.

342 - Books to the charity shop, I kept 114, the mystery is how on earth did all 446 books fit on a 3 shelf bookcase and not cause it to collapse.

2 - The number of years we've had Bailey dog, and he still won't behave.

Well those were my numbers for February. Thanks for stopping by and I'm sure Julie would love it if you stopped by at Notes on Paper to check out her numbers and the numbers of the people who also play along.

Keep on creating.



  1. hi Claire this looks great

    gr karin

  2. What a wonderful project Claire
    Janet xxx

  3. Fabulous project!
    Linda xxx

  4. What a great page! Lovely way to remember lovely things! Xx

  5. Hi Claire this is a fantastic project it is a lovely way to hold on to your memories. Hugs Jackie

  6. I like the idea of being disciplined with housework ... not sure I could manage it though! [Let's not discuss the current dust situation round here!]

    And 29 cakes seems perfectly rational for a birthday month [couldn't you manage just 6 more to have a cake per year?] ;-)

    You've made me think I should have included how many books have been sitting in my hallway since my own sort-out in January - they've been waiting for a charity bag to come that *does* accept books [so many don't]. Much longer and I'll have to just throw them in the car and take them somewhere in person.

    Thanks for the lovely intro + for keeping me company this time round - you're on the board with the other statistical summarisers now Claire:

    Have a fabulous March!

    Julie :-)

  7. what a beautiful idea :) hugs xx


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