Saturday, September 29, 2007

What would you do with it?

What would you do with it?
Today I read an interesting article in my new favorite More magazine. According to an Oxygen survey, if women 40 to 49 were given $500, 43 percent would buy a video iPod, cell phone, digital camera or other tech device over spa treatments or designer shoes. I couldn't believe that! Would you? As for me, no tech device nor designer shoes (though very rarely i might treat myself to a spa treatment), I would use the money to go somewhere, take a trip, travel. We save whatever we can and spurlge it on holidays. Hence the load of holiday pictures I'm always behind in scrapping!
Today was good, Jared was invited by his friend to his church's young Rangers' day out. That motivated him to complete his homework yesterday on his own (yes, friday!!) and he really enjoyed himself today. Our bible reading this evening was "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13, and he happily agreed that what seems impossible on his own (like homework) is possible with God's help. That really makes me glad in my heart. :)
Here's the layout I just completed - photos of Macau, where we visited last year:
Journaling reads: It was an odd mix of sensations.Old and new juxtaposed. Ruins of St Paul’s standing in modern Macau. The children eating Mac burgers on its steps. Missionaries’ tombs. Portugese architecture. cantonese speaking chinese. English speaking family learning about our culture and the influence of history. I hope the children captures some of this sense of history.

Credits: Paper and flower from October Collab kit from Style It Studio - it was perfect for the subdued colors I needed for this layout. I almost wished my photos were in the same color tones!


Well, this layout started out looking like this template below, although it turned out very different! I thought I'll still make it into a template for anyone who likes. Also thanks to everyone for your lovely and interesting comments, thanks for taking the time and I love to hear from you.

This is now available as a set in the store here

36 comments:

  1. Hi Yin!
    You're right, I'd rather save up for a vacation! We can always make a trip to the spa and material things can only satisfy so much, but its time as a family and the memories we create that make the $500 worth more...TFS!

    By the way, thanks for another wonderful template!!!

    Love the verse! WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US!

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  2. Thank you so much for the template.

    Love your layout.

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  3. Awesome blending! I'd use the $500 to buy graphics software and/or some video games for PS3. I'm not a fashion person so I definitely wouldn't buy clothes.

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  4. Thank you for another WONDERFUL template! It is appreciated.

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  5. Thank you for another WONDERFUL template! It is appreciated.

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  6. Thanks so much!

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  7. I am with you. I would save the money to go with our vacation money and hope to have enough to go with it to visit another country. Our vacations or NICE but we have yet to go outside of the US or Canada. I'd love to go to Ireland, Scotland, Europe, Germany, blah blah blah.... lol I too LOVE to travel I love NATURE and I love photography... so there is a slight chance that I might by a new lens since my 70-300 zoom got broke by dh by accident last summer. But I could still manage one more holiday with my other 2 lenses, too, lol

    Blessings,
    Shawna

    PS THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY templates!!! You are so Kind!!!

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  8. I'm really not sure what I would do with it. If it was close to one of our vacations I would use it for that, if not then I would go tech with it, a new printer or scanner or lens for the camera. Maybe I would just split it between the two. Good for Jared for realizing what he can do with the right help. You know he learned it from you, right?

    The layout template is lovely and your layout is gorgeous. Thank you.

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  9. Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

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  10. Cool template, TFS.

    I already have all my tech devices, lol, so I'm with you on the vacation. It would certainly go a long way towards getting DH and I on that cruise we've been wanting to go on.

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  11. Good Morning:)
    I just love your template! Thank you so much for sharing with me.:)

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  12. I love asymmetric balance! thanks for sharing this great template.

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  13. Thank you! I think this is a great looking template!

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  14. Amazing LO! And thanks so much for the beautiful template!

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  15. You are awesome girl! I personally appreciate your sharing.

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  16. Vicki (Chickivaney)September 30, 2007

    Thanks so much!

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  17. Thank you for this fabulous template. Have a happy scrappin' week.

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  18. I love your templates! Found you through Ikea Goddess. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. Love this template and your layout is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Janet

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  20. I would definitely buy a new digital camera, mine is old..old..old, and I can't even get memory for it anymore. Thanks for the new template. :)

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing!

    kisses from Brazil !

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  22. Thank you for this fabulous template, Yin!

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  23. Thank you for the great template...
    I want a new computer, but $500 sure isn't gonna cover it! ;-)

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  24. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  25. Thanks for the template.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty page.
    I'd rather invest the money for my kids education.


    Camelia

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  26. yah vacation def much more worth than handbags n shoes...moreover there are many cases of snatch thief here in KL, i rather not buy an expensive one and end up being snatched.

    nice LO...thx for the template. I'm loving all of them ;)

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  27. Another wonderful template, thanks so much!

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  28. I'd go for a vacation too & probably a couple of good books to read! Thanks for the template!

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  29. Beautiful layout of Macau. Love the angle on the background paper/photo. Thank you for sharing this template.

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  30. Thank you Yin. Awesome work. I will use it often.

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  31. I am loving your templates and your blog! I will be sure to bookmark it - thanks to Ikeagoddess for sending me.

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  32. Thanks!! I love it!

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  33. Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.

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  34. Thank you very much. The template has such a classic look to it that I just love. Your kindness in sharing it is appreciated.

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  35. gorgeous template - thatnks so much.

    I might just get the ipod, though. $500 would not be enough to travel with my family . .. so I think i might treat myself!

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