I've decide to continue with Julie's Month in Numbers this year, again in my Smash book. Last year, the design for every month was different but I think in 2013 I'd like to have a bit more continuity so I've bought the Simple Stories Snap 6x6 pad to provide the titles and embellishments (Simple Stories is my favourite line at the moment) and a pack of Jenni Bowlin month bingo cards. I'm going to combine these with a photo collage each month and add my numbers by hand. The colour quality on my collage is pretty bad so I'll get it reprinted when I next place a photo order.
The numbers read:
7 days with snow on the ground
5 visits to prospective secondary schools
64.5 hours of lessons taught
£49.68 raised by the International Club college event, which I organised
3 new gadgets bought in the January sales
17 loads of washing done
I didn't use the Simple Stories papers on this, as the colours felt too bright for what has a been a cold and stressful January, so instead I used up a scrap of snowflake paper from a recent layout and a pink from my scraps box.
I made a title page for my 2013 Smash book using the Smash swatch tape. I'm really happy with the rosette and I think I'll be using this technique on my 12x12s as well.
(Sorry about the shadows on the photos, by the way!)