Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 - Our Month In Numbers

I've decided to begin counting things for my 2012 monthly overview layouts. I'll be using a Month in Numbers format to sum up our activities each month. Sian's layouts over the past few months were the primary inspiration for this new journaling approach (she was inspired by Julie at Making Notes on Paper).

I started with a digital template from Simple Scrapper and papers from Cheryl McCain's Tea Party Sampler to create a ready-to-use digital template for this year's layouts. Each month I'll simply add in my photos and numbers journaling for a fun review of our month. Here are my calculations for January.

*314 mile drive home from the Galveston Cruise Terminal after our 10th Anniversary cruise

*8 trips to Lowes for supplies as we did a complete laundry room remodel

*45 full & 15 partial ceramic floor tiles laid in the laundry room

*22 feet of shelving & 4 pull-out drawers installed in laundry room

*1 gallon of Sunbeam paint used to cover laundry room walls

*3 games of Skip-Bo played when Mama & Daddy came out for a visit

*22 men in attendance at the Men’s Ministry Kick-Off Tailgate Party

*5 tables set up at the Pearl Vision Impact night

*2 get-togethers for Melissa to crop with friends

*15 layouts completed, 3 cards created, 17 blog posts published


Amy said...

The numbers are a lot of fun Melissa and such an interesting indication as to what we do! Congratulations on your healthy living progression - it sounds like you have made some sensible changes that are really making a difference!

Jimjams said...

Lovely sunny colours and a great summary of the month

Sandra said...

I really like your take on this idea

Sian said...

A perfect easy-to-use solution to come back to at the end of each month! I really enjoyed reading your numbers - especially those laundry room ones. Oh boy do I wish we had a laundry room!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Great list! It's such an interesting way to represent the month and fun to read all the different versions of it.

Tammy said...

Great post! I love all the photos and using numbers to document. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing! :)

Sue Althouse said...

Love it! I'm impressed that is was only 8 trips to Lowe's...

alexa said...

Your page is as sunshiney as the colour of the paint for the laundry room suggests! You've clearly had a very fruitful month. :)

Karen said...

I love these numbers layouts, and really meant to keep track in January so I could do a layout. Didn't happen, but I've started a list for February.