Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Scrapbooking | July 2020 By the Numbers

This year, as I process each month's photos, I'm creating a digital layout featuring six photos and journaling "by the numbers." I'm using a digital template and various papers from my stash. I'm a little later than usual with my July page, but, as they say, better late than never, right.

My plan is to include a photo of me and Robbie and a photo of my mantel display as the top line of photos each month. However, I kept the yellow and red arrangement up for several months and instead used a photo of the space above our memories shelf unit on this layout. I change out the layouts in these six frames throughout the year and had patriotic pages displayed during July.

Here's how the numbers add up for July.

* 21  days Robbie worked from home plus 1 sick day.
* 1 Sunday drive out to Mama & Daddy’s & 22 items found for the Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt.
* 2-night visit from Trey, Christina, Mariah & Adalynne (& 1 hug from Aubrey on her way home).
* 2 new-to-us games played  - Villianous & Menara.
* $72.59 for planter sent with well wishes for Mom & James on their marriage.
* 51st birthday celebrated!
* 1 Lego kit assembled by Robbie.
* 5-hour roundtrip drive to pick up Paige in Bullard.
* 4 movies watched: Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me 3, Where the Heart Is.
* 20 layouts + 6 kits completed, 4 cards made, 9 canvases napkinized (with Mariah), 2 mini canvases painted, 6 Bible pages illustrated, 1 blog book formatted, 12 blog posts published.

We watched all three of the Despicable Me movies during July, mainly because I was ready for something light and FUN after all the tough news and civil unrest in May & June. We also watched Where the Heart Is, which is based on this book and portrays the story of a teenager who ended up having her baby inside the WalMart where she was living after being abandoned by her boyfriend. There are some tough themes (abandonment, single parenting, abuse, death), but overall this is a feel-good movie that we enjoyed watching with one of my 15-year-old nieces (who liked it a lot as well).

How did the numbers add up for you in July?


  1. Lots of lovely numbers there - good to see visits to your parents and visitors to your home in the tally. :)

  2. Certainly seemed like a friendly month for you, with lots of visits. I read Where the Heart Is & have seen the movie. I agree a feel good story in a round about way but at the heart, love.

  3. You've had a very full month! It must have been lovely to be able to spend time with family, especially after all the enforced isolation. I'm also very impressed by all your scrapbooking and creativity - formatting a blog book sounds a big job in itself. And congratulations to the birthday person! (wasn't sure if it was you? Robbie?)

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! As always, you've had a creative and productive month!

  5. I love these layouts, especially when I admire the fact that you sort and edit photos each and every month. Thanks for sharing the numbers with us.


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