One Month at a Time – October 2011

by Tami Taylor

October was a chaotic month.  We’ve had a lot of changes around the Taylor house trying to shape up our routines and pay more attention to each other.  We attended art festivals, fall festivals and held our own 4th birthday festival.

With November, comes the season of “I can do that!” I take on this crazy idea that I can do so many things before the Christmas holiday, before the end of the year, before fill-in-the-blank happens.  Within a few weeks, I learn my lesson and prioritize what’s really important.  Until reality sets in my list shows that this month I am going to accomplish:

  • Project Advent – build a advent calendar to house some very cool legos I purchased for the little ones and yet undecided goodies for the big ones – look for the tutorial on this soon here at Get It Scrapped!
  • 11/11/11 – Not entirely sure what I’ll do but I’m a sucker for numbers.  I’m sure my son Kyle will ask me to head to Target as the new video game SkyRim releases this day.
  • Christmas Cards – yes I need to start in November or by December first; otherwise I start thinking they aren’t that important.
  • Family Photograph – Yikes.. though even now I’m thinking I could combine this with the ridiculous idea to send Christmas Cards – kill two birds with one stone right?
  • 30daysofthanks – I really do love this and did it last year.  It was so much fun I continued on into December.  If you want to follow along I will be posting my thanks on my blog Tidbits.  If you join in please share your blog link here in the comments or on my blog.  I’ll give you a shout out.
And because I’m such a sharer, here’s my format this year for my photos for 30daysofthanks. It makes them fun on the blog and super easy to print into mini albums.
Please note the papers shown in my image above and the layout I did for October are not included in the psd template as I do not own the copyright to distribute them.  It’s a kit called OMG! from Anna Aspnes, unfortunately it’s not currently available.  But you can find other great things by Anna by visiting her blog or OScraps

Add on to that, November also houses one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. What better holiday is there? It’s not about the gifts or running around, it’s about food and companionship. I believe in big spreads and new foods and pretending calories are good for just a day. Beyond the gluttony, I believe in the spirit of having family just hang out together for a day. Waist bands popping, football’s on-couch flopping and my crazy female relatives talking black-friday shopping. I do hope everyone enjoys a little time for family.

For now though, let’s get caught up on our One Month.  Here’s how my October looked:


Click here for the zipped PSD file.
Click here for a pdf version of this sketch.

Click here for a pdf version of this sheet.

Just want the faves card?


Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!, teaches at Masterful Scrapbook Design and previously owned Creative Passion To learn more about Tami check out her blog, The Taylor Life.

10 Responses to One Month at a Time – October 2011

  1. Suz November 5, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Thanks for the great templates this month! Thought you might like to know that the GIS October template has a broken link. Hope that helps you. Thanks again…

    • TamiTaylor November 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

      I’m not sure if Debbie fixed it for me or if I’m not looking at the right one, let me know if you still can’t get it – thanks!

  2. Michelle November 5, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I actually got completely caught up last month and I am ready for this one so thank you thank you! Wish I could do a little black Friday shopping with you! It would be a blast:-)

    • TamiTaylor November 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

      Great, though I confess I do most of my black friday shopping now.. online! :) Except now Target said they are going to open at midnight for it so I may be tempted to check it out this year I’m better at late night then early AM :)

  3. Stacia November 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I was so delighted to find this series and have downloaded all the earlier ones. I eagerly look forward to the new ones every month! And I’d love to try the “thankful” for 30 days. Fun!

    Maybe I’m the only one having this issue, but when I click on the PSD link for the October template, I only get a bigger picture of your October scrapbook page. Maybe a link needs updating…? Would love to get the PSD so I hope you’ll get a chance to fix it sometime soon. :-)

    Thank you for ALL of these, you’re terrific!

    • TamiTaylor November 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

      Thanks so much. Glad you’re enjoying it! Would love if you (and everyone) linked to your blogs if you upload your work .. I love seeing how everyone interprets things differently :)

  4. Jessica Lamb November 10, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Love the sketch! looking forward to giving it a try! Happy scrapping!

    • TamiTaylor November 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

      Thanks! Hope you share. :)

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