Saturday, May 24, 2008

School HOlidays are here!

School holidays are here!
Before I forget, here's a reply to a question, the font on my US Capitol layout was Aquiline, I downloaded it for free but can't remember the site now, try googling it, it is a lovely font.

The children start their school holidays today! We've handed in the last of the project works, the exams are over and report cards are in, they both did very well, Jared especially improved his grades so much! He was motivated by the reward of a set of Lego mindstorm which we promised him if he scored over 90% for all subjects. He missed by a mark in last terms' exams, and did not complain, and I thought it didn't mean much to him. But this term he worked so hard, and I realised how much he wanted it, and I'm so glad he now knows how hard work always reap rewards! Very, very proud of him!

Ryan had a very interesting final project, in which he was given a "future problem". The problem stated that in the year 2020 there will be a company which has invented a program that so perfectly transforms images or videos no one can tell what is true anymore. (they don't know we can do a lot in photoshop already!! hehe) They had to solve the problem of governments using this technology for hiding the truth, for selfish gains like aid, or hiding weapons, etc. After he identified 16 possible solutions, such as scientists inventing anti-software, government sending spies, he had to rate the 16 based on criterias like cost, resource availibility, ease of implementation... When we checked in on the project last week, we were absolutely tickled and quite proud that he had narrowed down and picked the final best solution, which is, ....drum rolls please.... "PARENTS to EDUCATE their Children against the evils of the software" !!! Our darling Ryan still believes in the virtues and effectiveness of Parents in transforming the next generation! How sweet don't you think? After pats on the back between dh and me, unfortunately we had to explain to him that that solution is unlikely to work because not all parents will do it, and not all chidren believe what their parents say, .... :( still, we hope to buck the trend in our home, oh yes!
There is this layout I want to share, it has precious photos for me. The boys joined dh and I in participating in our church's recent "hear the new testament in 40 days" program, where we listened to the Word being read for half an hour a day. We were not sure that we could stick to it, much less the boys, but once we started, we were blessed, and found it so interesting, and in the end not difficult to complete the program. I took these pictures one morning as we listened, the boys had gotten to reading their bibles while listening, still in their pjs, and this is just such a lovely scene and a great encouragement to me.
Credits: Ksharonk's template and word art by Kristal Hartley at FaithSisters.com

Thanks to all of your awesome comments and feedback! I've started working on the blogstore, the blogheader is up and I'm so excited, if you want to take a look, see here http://yindesigns.blogspot.com/ I'm really pleased with it, used elements I made when I was previously designing, such fun! Now, I'm still struggling with the rest of the set up, hopefully in a week's time it will be up!

Now, for this week's layout and template, here we were at the Korean War Memorial. Ryan is very interested in wars and all, Jared isn't yet, but they seem to get the horrors and pointlessness of wars in the time they spent peering into the eyes and expressions of the soldiers. The memorial was haunting and so beautiful.Credits: Papers by Michelle Coleman's Hullabaloo, note pad by Tangie Baxter, Wax seal by Natalie Bird, Alph by Laren Reid (hot news), font is CK Love note.

This is now available as a set in the store here
Thank you for all your comments, they are precious to me!

55 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your templates with us. I just used one this week :) http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=336380&ppuser=361

    I think your 2 page layouts will be a huge help to me as I work on scrapping my recent trip to Africa - so many photos!! I really appreciate your generosity and know I will be frequenting your store once it is up and running. Thank you again!

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  2. Thanks so much Yin. I love your choice of paper and elements for your layout.

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  3. AnonymousMay 24, 2008

    Thanks for the great template!!
    Vicki

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  4. ChrisA (Chreamps at DST)May 24, 2008

    Thank you so much for your templates, I'm finding I use them more and more!

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  5. I love all of your templates, and I appreciate you sharing them with us. I also enjoy reading about your family. You must be so proud of your sweet boys. I think it is wonderful that Ryan holds you and your husband so close to his heart; his love and respect for you both show in his comments.

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  6. AnonymousMay 24, 2008

    Great. Thank you:)

    MiKiko

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  7. Thanx for the great template. The LO of your boys reading the Word was precious!

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  8. Your layout of your boys with their bibles is just precious. I may have already told you this, but your site is an encouragement to me in my walk with the Lord. And, I could be the boys' grandmother! Thank you so much for the template.

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  9. Terrific template - thank you.

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  10. AnonymousMay 24, 2008

    Thank you so much for this! I love your curled edges! Janet

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  11. AnonymousMay 24, 2008

    Beautiful work once again, Yin!

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  12. This is a great template! Thanks!

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  13. AnonymousMay 24, 2008

    Thank you so much!! Love your templates

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  14. Love your templates! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. your templates SAVE me from my lack of creativity!!
    Thank you!!!! I love how simple and clean they are!

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  16. What an interesting final project... How true that they must not realize that could probably already happen in PSCS3. I see things that fool me and I know up front they've been altered. I can imagine what goes on with people with dishonest means to manipulating photos and such.

    I know exactly what you mean about the KWM in DC. It was beautiful yet haunting to think what really happened to our past generations for our freedoms we have today. Going to DC really makes one appreciate all that was sacrificed for us... no matter where we live or are from today.

    Thank you so much for the beautiful template again!!! and Not that I'm being stingy... lol but did I some how miss 2 of your templates? I go from 27 to 30. I have tried to watch you constantly and I somehome messed up I think.

    Love & Blessings!!!
    Shawna

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  17. I am just thrilled with the steps your boys are taking in their journey through life. But then they have some pretty special parents who have given them a great road map to follow. Love the layout of the boys in their pj's reading the Bible. What a special page that is going to be for both of them as they get older.

    Thank you for the great layout and I have your blogstore on my reader now. So hopefully I won't miss a thing :)

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  18. Thanks so much,Yin.
    Your template is awesome as always.

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  19. suzielaroseMay 24, 2008

    You are my favorite designer for the templates. I use them often in my layouts that I post on my blog. Thank you very much.

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

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  21. I love your templates...they are always so beautifully done. Thank you

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  22. AnonymousMay 25, 2008

    This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    mmikes

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  23. AnonymousMay 25, 2008

    Thank you so much for sharing. I'm excited to get creating!

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  24. Thank you for the wonderful template!

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  25. great template!

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  26. Thanks so much, beautiful multiphoto template!

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  27. Thank you so much - this is a great layout!

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  28. Your templates are wonderful,thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  29. I LOVE your templates. You do such beautiful work. Thank you.

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  30. Your layout is so simple and cute. Thanks for sharing the template- can't wait to use it!

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  31. Thanks for another wonderful template! I just love your templates and look forward to each new one you give us.

    I "tagged" you today on my blog! So drop by my blog and read the rules and see what you do if you want to participate!

    www.wetfishscraps.blogspot.com

    Best,
    Cyndi, Wetfish Designs

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  32. Thank you for sharing your wonderful templates! I love being able to fit more than 2 photos on a page and not have it look the same everytime.

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  33. Cool template, thanks for sharing ! I just needed some inspiration and there was your template LOL just when I wanted it !

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  34. AnonymousMay 25, 2008

    Thank you, sweetie. I sure do enjoy the templates you so generously share with us :)

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  35. I love templates - and really find yours to be especially useful! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

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  36. This is going to be used for our get-together at a friend's house for a triple reason, birthday, vacation and Memorial day. I might even make a twopager out of it, so thank you for sharing.

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  37. What a great template. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. AnonymousMay 25, 2008

    Thank you for the great template! I love the examples that you show too!

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  39. AnonymousMay 26, 2008

    Merçi beaucoup pour ce template

    Kiss

    Tebdressefrance

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  40. I love your layouts. Congrats on finishing the program and the boys joining you. You're right about the memorial...so haunting, so moving.
    Thanks so much for the awesome template!!

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  41. I'm so glad you have put another template up, thank you!!

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  42. happy holidays!!!

    oo the LO is awesome..korean war museum hmm vy interesting :)

    congrats on ur new store, can't wait for it to be up :)

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  43. This is a great template. Thank you so much for sharing!! I can't wait to use it!

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  44. AnonymousMay 26, 2008

    Love your layouts and your templates. Thanks!
    Ruth

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  45. I always love the clean look of your templates. Thank you.

    I am tagging you...

    http://digitalfunplace.blogspot.com/

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  46. stiffianieMay 27, 2008

    The way you scrapped the Korean War Memorial was amazing! I'll never forget my experience there and you captured it so beautifully. Thank you for yet another amazing template and for bringing a precious memory to the front of my mind.

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  47. love the choice of Bible verse and the Mickey Mouse PJs. thanks for the templates with lots of photos on them.

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  48. Thank you so much for the template! The Korean Memorial is amazing.

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  49. Your templates are WONDERFUL! TFS!!

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  50. I just thought I'd share another layout from one of your fantastic templates.

    http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=339307&ppuser=361

    Thanks again so much for allowing us to use your designs! I'll be starting another two-page layout today and I think it will be another Yin Template :)

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  51. I am hooked on your templates and have subscribed to your RSS feed so I don't ever miss one! I am blessed by your family's relationship with Jesus!!

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  52. I really have enjoyed all the templates you've done. I find myself going to them more and more with multiple school pics I have! Good luck with your store! Going over now to add to my collection!

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  53. Another wonderful template! Thank you!

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  54. Beautiful LO about the Korean War Memorial! I'm enjoying seeing my neck of the woods through your eyes as you scrap your vacation. Thanks for the template!

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