Happy Friday! Don’t you just love short weeks with just 4 working days? They go so quickly and before you know, it is over.
So just in case you haven’t any plans for this weekend (and if you are still up for more scrapping after last week’s NSD), I have a new challenge for you: Numbers!
Don’t we all have these countless numbers waiting on our shelves and in our boxes, full with Thickers, tiny cardstock stickers and several element sheets? So why not use some (or a lot!) of them up on layouts?! The possibilities are endless! I found some great ideas on Pinterest and here are my 10 favourites:
- Date: Use a date or the year as your title – ideal for Years in Review pages or as a starter page in your Project Life Album.
- Time: Document a life event with a certain time: the exact time when your child was born or your personal best when running a marathon.
- Distance: How far away is your holiday destination? How far do you drive to work every day? How many miles would it be in a whole year?
- Birthdays: This is an all-time favourite! Choose just the age of the person (or the combined age if you are scrapping about more than one person), go for the whole date, or – if you document a birth of a new family member – add the weight and size to it!
- Countdown: Why not count down the days until your wedding day? Or until your next holiday?
- Numbers instead of or in words: Go 4 it! No need 2 be shy. Here you can be really cre8tive!
- House numbers: Tell the story of your house or flat you have been living in and use the house number in your title.
- Bucket Lists: This is always a good idea to use up a set of numbers (mostly 1 to 10) in one go.
- Christmas Journal: Prepare your numbers for your December Journal in advance – get your Alpha stickers or Thickers out and mix them up.
- Location: Define a specific place with its geographic coordinates, for example your favourite coffee shop or your secret cove at the beach.
These are just a few possibilities – there is much more out there!
For my layout I decided to go for the geographic coordinates of this lighthouse – that is quite a bunch of numbers I used up at once!
I also used Croissant Paper from Shimelle’s new collection “True Stories” by American Crafts, which is just FULL of numbers (sadly I wasn’t able to use up number from my stash there)! How perfect is that? I wanted to show off this numbered paper, so I used quite a big block of it on my page. The photo hasn’t got much detail in it, which helps with the busy number-salad around it.
And just in case you don’t know, which lighthouse I was scrapping about – the “real” name is of course Hurst Point Lighthouse! You can find it on Hurst Spit, close to Hurst Castle, near Milford on Sea, Hampshire, UK. Or just google the position: 50° 42.478′ N 01° 33.023′ W
And now it is your turn! Get your numbers out of the box and stick them on your layouts! Use them up before their stickiness dwindles!
Here are a few more examples from fellow scrappers. Feel free to add your own (new and old) inspirations in a comment!