Thursday, September 04, 2008

Conversations with young men

One day last week my brother wrote me that he is travelling to Argentina and Chile for a holiday. We were so envious! Anyway we were wishing we worked and lived abroad some time in our lives too. While dh and I were talking the conversation got to, in ten years time (so long?) even Jared will be off to national service (army) and then we'll go work and live somewhere abroad. Then Ryan said, how about weekends when we come home from the army? We said you can take care of yourself. And he went, okay, computer games and instant noodle... great!! And dh said, you forgot one factor, girls. And Jared went, we are going to be bacalers. Bacalers? Oh, he meant bachelors! Then I proposed the advantage of girl friends, for cooking and washing your army clothes, all in love and out of free will. And Ryan went, that's nice! with a thumbs up sign... Jared was not so convinced... what conversations we have. Must record this for reading back in ten years time..... Haha!

Well, I worked hard to complete all my New York layouts. I had to, I was running out of steam. And they're done! First up, a layout of Central Park Zoo, on a rather cloudy day.. the boys had been dying to go there to meet Alex and Marty and the characters from the Madagascar cartoon and were shocked they were not there! :) (click on image for larger view to read journaling)
Credits: Background paper from StephanieOgren's Broken & beautiful, brown flourish by Jen wilson, white flourish stamp by Andrea Victoria, blue glitter stitch by Dani Mogstad

Now our day out to Liberty Island took me four layouts to scrap. They were all too good to be thrown out or squshed in one layout. Blame dh (or thank dh) for fantastic shots that tell such great stories :) I tried all different styles, but I think I like this one best. What do you think? (click on the image for larger view)
Credits: Background paper by , pledge overlay by HeatherAnne designs, messy stitch by Lori Barnhurst, swirl by Weeds & Wildflowers, licence plate heart by Gina Cabrera, brads by Dani Mogstad.


Credits: Grid background paper by Gina Cabrerra, orange paper by Kitty Chen, scalloped edge by Jessica Gorny, star by designs by Helly, word tags by Chantal.

Credits:Background paper by Rachel Martin, black paper (edge) by grammyleigh, green glitter leave by Edeline Teintang.

The templates for all these layouts are available in the store here! Thanks for looking!

Credits: Paper blended with large photo from Weeds & Wildflowers, red paper by ScarletHeels, tag by fotosusu, flourish by Jen Wilson
This template will be available in the store soon

52 comments:

  1. I LOVE your templates. Thanks so much for sharing. Check out my blog to see how I used some of them: pamodd.blogspot.com

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  2. As always, your templates rock!! Your layouts give me inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love your template. The background photo on the first glimpse layout is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I always love your templates and your designs...beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for taking the time to share your talent with us - your templates are always so N*I*C*E!

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  6. Perfect for our recent ATV trip. Can't wait to scrap!

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  7. love your templates! thanks so much!

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  8. Oh, you are so good to us! Not just for the wonderful freebies, but for sharing your layouts, which are so beautiful! A real inspiration. Thank you so much!

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  9. I just found your blog today and I think I downloaded each template since Jan of this year. I love how you use lots of photos! It is hard to find great templates doing this and 2-page spreads. Thanks for sharing all your heard work. You have given me more time to scrap! I plan to visit often.

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  10. I'm just a newbie digital scrapbooker- trying to learn PSE. Thank you for sharing your template. :) (hopefully I can figure out how to use it soon!)

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  11. I love your layouts! Especially with the photos as backgrounds! Thanks for the template!
    Sue

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  12. Your layouts are awesome. You have a knack for choosing just the right paper for your photos. Thank you so much for the template. It has been a while, but I did buy a couple of your templates when you first opened your store. I checked out your store again; you have really added a lot of templates. My husband is a middle school basketball coach, and your templates are perfect for all of the photos. I will be coming back to your store as I get photos.

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  13. I love all these New York layouts! I think they look just right.

    I know what you mean about losing steam---by the time I got to my
    30th Disney layout, I was sick and tired of it all, and exhausted.

    Thanks again for all your templates---the freebies and the store stash, too!

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  14. Your templates are always my favorite, because I love double page layouts, and I love that you are able to put so many pictures on each page! Keep up the good work!
    Thanks!

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  15. All of your layouts are wonderful and your templates are fantastic! Thank you so much for the gift.

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  16. Yin -

    Your Central Park Zoo layouts are incredible! I'd love to go there.

    Thank you so much for yet another cool template. I've recorded more memories since I discovered you than in the 3 years prior.

    Thanks!
    Debra
    * inhousetranscription at yahoo dot com
    (because I do not want to be anonymous!)

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  17. Thank you so much, Yin! Love your template, as always!
    Margie

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  18. Thank you for your generous gift. I love how you fit so many photos on a layout without looking messy.
    Thanks.

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  19. Thanks for the gorgeous template :)

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  20. Thank you for giving us a glimps of your fantastic family stories! It is always interesting to see how people live in other places, and all though living abroad would allow that close-up, for now reading blogs (scrap-blogs) from all over the world will have to do for me. It is not bad, it is to live everywhere at the same time! :)

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  21. Thank you!
    Printing these is so expensive, I'm always looking for templates that will allow me to put a *lot* of pics in one page.

    Hugs
    Arce

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  22. Do love your templates! Thanks!

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  23. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 05 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

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  24. Hello!
    Just wanted to let you know, that my LO using your Template 53 is LOTD on DivineDigital!

    http://www.divinedigital.com/ (on the left side, middle of the page)
    direkt link
    http://www.divinedigital.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=43420

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  25. Thanks for another great template. Your photos of the Statue are fantasic too.

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  26. Thanks for the treat! I love to see what you have scrapped.

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  27. You have been busy Yin! Tried to purchase the other templates, but I always have trouble with PayLoadz. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  28. Just adore your layouts and templates. Thanks for sharing your talent with us all

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  29. Love it! Thank you so much:)
    You have a great sense of style on your layouts...just love the elements you use.

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  30. LOVE these! Have you thought about pricing your templates (in the store) as one large set for a specific price? I would be interested!

    Darlene

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  31. THis is awesome!! I Love it and am gong to try it this weekend!

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  32. Thanks so much for the lovely templates.

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  33. Thanks so much for sharing! Your pages are truly inspiring. I hope I can do justice to your templates. :)

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  34. I LOVE this template (and all of them really)! It is so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!

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  35. This is an amazing template! Thanks so much for sharing! Luvs and hugs from Herriman, Utah, USA!

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  36. Thank you! I love how many pictures you put on your templates - I have a hard time picking just one or two most of the time & yours are perfect. Thanks again!

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  37. Thank you for all your WONDERFUL templates! I REALLY appreciate that you use many photos instead of just a few. Your pages are truly inspiring and wonderful to look at!

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  38. Yin - thanks for another template - once again I used (& altered) more of your templates for our latest newsletter. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us so we can get some of these many photo LOs done with ease!

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  39. Yin, thank you so much for all your beautiful templates! i do so enjoy them!

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  40. Thank you for all the wonderful templates! I've just discovered them!
    I'm trying to put together a quick book this week while winkflash has their 'flat rate' special. These will come in handy. I'll share some lo's when I get finished!

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  41. I love your templates so much i might you all of them, one by one. They're so handy, to finish an album, or a set of pictures!
    SO thank you so much.
    And here is a page I've done done with one of them.
    http://vanillabricot.canalblog.com/archives/2008/09/08/10510362.html

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  42. I'm not sure how to contact you - so I'll leave this on my site as well *grin* (www.homemakingirl.blogspot.com). Can I tell you that you MADE my day??? I couldn't BELIEVE that there was a comment from you and your kind words about my simple attempt at digiscrapping!! I can't draw a stickman with a ruler - but digiscrapping satisfies that need to create! You are MORE than welcome to use any of my pages on your site. Just let me know when you do - would love to see them!! THANK YOU for making my day!!

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  43. Yin, thanks so much for your generosity. I finally purchased two of your template sets today and hope to purchase more in the future because I seem to use them more than any others!

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  44. Your templates are fantastic as always. Is there any chance you could do a template of your "Perfect Day" layout for us? I just love that one. Many thanks in advance, and for all the templates you already share.

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  45. haha...what cute conversation you have :P. they seems to like ur idea ;)

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  46. Thanks Yin! Love this one. Like the fact the picture does not cross the middle too much.

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  47. Your Statue of Liberty layout is SO beautiful!!! I love it!! Thanks for the template - yours are always my favorites!

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  48. Funny about the boys. Thanks so much for your templates. We too take massive quantities of photos and I just hate deleting them. Your photo-centric templates are the perfect inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  49. I just found your site. I love your pages. I am thankful for your templates and you are very inspiring!!! Please do not stop your awesome work. You give me great ideas.

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  50. Thank you for another awesome template! Your layouts are always so gorgeous!

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  51. AnonymousJune 04, 2009

    Awesome Templates - thanks for much for sharing your talents............love love love them

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