Friday, May 09, 2008

Overheard

Overheard
Bits and pieces overheard in our home this week:

Jared was watching Teenage mutant ninja turtle. I teased him, "Why are you watching this? Are you a teenager?", "no", "are you a mutant", "no", " are you a turtle?","no"... "but I am a ninja!" came the triumphant answer. I had forgotten his recent pre-occupation jumping around the house imitating a ninja, his latest hero. LOL

As I was struggling revising Science with Jared for his exams, he said" mommy, you're as tall as Miss C (his teacher), looks like her, dress like her, so why does she know so much more about science than you?" I was so pleased to hear that because Miss C is really pretty and young and he thinks I look like her!!!

Dh was having his turn struggling during revision of Science with Ryan, and in a moment when Ryan went out of the room, we were laughing over how tough their work is nowadays, and we were flipping through his science files and saw to my horror, the reproductive systems and anatomy! Oh my, we had no idea they were taught that already! I hurried out of the room and told dh to have that talk if the chance came up during the revision... dh looked horrified. How will we handle this? ;p

After a particular hard day at work, I came home and lamented about how maybe I will not be able to keep at this job and was worrying... and Ryan said, "but God will provide!" :) Now I had shared with the children how God had proved His provision to our family over the years, and how He has never failed us, and here my son has grown in his faith and is reminding me and encouraging me... my heart sang.

These conversations and moments whether touching or funny are what makes memories for me as a mother. So precious and what I go back to all the time, especially when they are growing up so quickly. May we all have a lifetime of great mommy moments and memories, Blessed Mother's Day!

And here's my latest layout, photos from an afternoon strolling the Mall and around the US Capitol. We took our time and it was great.


Credits: Background paper from Weeds and Wildflowers' Natural papers, red graph paper border by Jessica Gorny, Remember stamp by FeiFei's designs, and flower motif by Anna Aspnes .
I should tell you that I've been thinking of selling my designs and templates, maybe just a mini store off my blog, (because selling at a store takes up too much commitment, otherwise I'll go back to GDS and my dear friends Holly and Deborah anytime), just need a little income to feed my digiscrapping hobby, self-funding is what I call it! But don't worry, I'll still share free templates here, probably limit the time they stay on the blog, still thinking about it. Do let me know what you think!
In the meantime, here's the free template download:This is now available as a set in the store here


53 comments:

  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

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  2. I so enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for sharing your inspirational pages and templates. I would be happy to help support your scrap addiction when you open a blog store :0) Have an awesome weekend!

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  3. Awesome template once more. TFS.

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  4. AnonymousMay 10, 2008

    Thank you so much for your beautifyl templates, for inviting a peak into your families lives. It is amazing to me that I can connect with somone a whole world away. Kathy

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  5. Yin,

    I love hearing your family stories. I would definitely buy your designs in your store, not only because I think your templates are fantastic but also because you have been so generous with your freebies! Also, thanks for another wonderful template and sharing another layout!

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  6. Thanks Yin. Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. AnonymousMay 10, 2008

    Beautiful LO's and thanks so much for the template:)

    MiKiko

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  8. You make such beautiful pages, I love seeing your layouts from your trip. Thank you for the template, I must get back to work on my album and use this!!

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  9. GORGEOUS TEMPLATE!! THANKS!! :)

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  10. Your templates are so wonderful, I love using them for multiple photos LO's. Thank you very very much. Meta the Netherlands.

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  11. AnonymousMay 10, 2008

    Beautiful lay out. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  12. Your templates are fabulous!

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  13. Thanks so much for this great template.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your template. I really enjoy reading your blog, and I think that it is a wonderful idea for you to sell your wonderful work. Of course I enjoy the freebies, but I'm a huge fan of your work, and I'd be willing to buy your products.

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  15. This is a fantastic template. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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  16. Embosje (Netherlands)May 10, 2008

    Yin, it's a FANTASTIC template again. Love those multiple photo templates. And hat a pretty LO you made with it. Thank you very much for all your GREAT ideas :-D

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  17. Love the large photo paired with the small ones. Thank you.

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  18. I would buy your templates!! Thanks for sharing the freebies, and look forward to seeing what you do! :)

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  19. This is an amazing template and so are your layouts. I love reading your blog and am so glad you are teaching your children about God's provision. It is exciting when you see they are "catching" it and can remind and teach you. Thanks for the great gift.

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  20. AnonymousMay 10, 2008

    Thank you Yin! You'll get support here with your new adventure - I'm ready to shop!!!!
    Happy Mom's Day!

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  21. I love your work and your blog! You sound like such a fabulous mom and a great reminder to all of us for the wonderful things in life with our families. So thank you. Thank you for the fabulous templates but most of all for reminding me: take slow walks with my family to enjoy, whatever a science book throws at me I can pass off to my hubby, and the things we say to encourage our kids about His love truly can sink in. :0)
    ~robin

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  22. You make beautiful designs and templates. I really appreciate all that you give us and I would definitely buy from your store. Good luck and keep us posted!

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  23. Oh this is lovely and such an inspirational post. Thank you for sharing

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE your templates! Of course I love them for free, but I love them enough to pay for them too! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Wowsers! Thank you for sharing these awesome 2-pagers with us. It really helps me get layouts done in a hurry and I feel they look great. Janet

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  26. Another great template..thanks so much! I loved your designs at GDS....and love your templates even more! thank you so much!

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  27. AnonymousMay 11, 2008

    for another fabulous template!
    ~Jo

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  28. I love your style and your work and miss your designs for GDS. So I say go for it! Also, just wondering what fonts you used for your capital LO?

    Ravelle

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  29. AnonymousMay 11, 2008

    This is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
    mmikes

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  30. AussiegirlMay 11, 2008

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate your 2 page templates!

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  31. Thank you - this is a great template. Loved your LO!

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  32. Thanks so much! Love all these 2 pagers!

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  33. Great template! I have purchased your goodies before, and I would again in the future. Good luck with that! Thank you for this very nice gift!

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  34. Your templates are great, nice and neat and clean! Thanks so much! Your DC trip photos are great, what a nice trip!

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  35. Another wonderful template, Yin! I definitely think you could do a little business with these...I know I would purchase them!
    God bless,

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  36. Thank you so much! What a wonderful gift!

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  37. Thank you so much for sharing. I absolutely love your style and I'm so excited to use these great templates.

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  38. Awesome template and layout.

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  39. You make the absolute best 2 page templates! Thank you!

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  40. love the new template. Yes do sell them, good to have a self funding hobby :). it really gives me a lot of idea to do 2 page LO.

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  41. AnonymousMay 13, 2008

    Thank you for the awesome template!

    Margie

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  42. Thanks for the beautiful template! I love the LO you did. And YES, you should definitely sell your stuff! Your templates rock and there is no reason why you can't charge for them. Thanks so much for always making them for us!

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  43. Yin, I found you threw ikeagoddess and already left you a comment. But I just wanted to let you know I've used two of your templates so far (and I'm planning on using all of them in the very near future) and if you'd like to see what I've done with them, my blog is mcdougalfun.blogspot.com

    Your templates are so unique and artistic. I usually create my own lay-outs to get exactly what I want, but your templates are so much better than what I come up with on my own. Thank you again for sharing!

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  44. Thank you for the comment on my blog, Yin. I'm so glad to find you're going to set up a store for your digital treasures. I will DEFINITELY be a frequent customer!

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  45. Thank you for such a terrific template (and inspiration - we've just returned from a quick trip to DC!).

    I think your templates are very sale-able, absolutely!

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  46. Yin, thank you so much for sharing your template. I like the large photo combines with smaller ones.
    Your layouts are awesome-the photos are gorgeous.
    I like to read your blog as it is very inspirational.
    How wonderful that Ryan said, "God will provide!" I know God smiled when he said it.

    Pam

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  47. Gosh, they grow up so fast. But at least your boys have caring, faithful parents to lead them onto the path of adulthood. You and your dh should be proud of how you have raised them. As always love your layouts. Having just got back from Orlando, I really need to use some of your templates for my pictures. I think the store is a great idea :)

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  48. AnonymousMay 22, 2008

    Stunning layout - what fantastic photos, and your style of layout complements them beautifully. Thank you so much for your freebie templates. You have changed my world!

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  49. Thank you for the wonderful template!

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  50. Wonderful templates! Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed reading your blog and your pages are wonderful!

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  51. AnonymousJune 02, 2008

    Your album of Washington, DC is breeathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us. I hope to pick up some valuable tips from you.

    ~Lil B~

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  52. I love this template, especially with the huge photo on the right! Thank you!

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