Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Before I knew it...

All I wanted to do was to add a music video of Amazing Grace I had found on Simply Sarah's blog, and blogger made some prompts, I clicked something, and before I knew it, I've updated my blog layout but lost a lot of my old side bar stuff! Thankfully I was able to put back my blog header (I'm sentimental, it's my first blog header and I never wanted to change it), but the other stuff will have to wait. Maybe time for a revamp! And to pay a visit to Jeanette's blog - easy custom blogs Thanks Jeanette for the link!

I'm so glad you liked the Brown Paper Pakages kit! Thank you for your WONDERFUL comments! I feel that the style is a bit outdated as I prefer more realistic embellishments now, but I still love the theme of it, about everyday joys, favourite things, and authentic lives we live! I had to fish out this layout I did with it, look how young Ryan was then.

It's the 6th of January, and I'm just suddenly looking back, and feeling that 2008 seemed to have flown by before I knew it! This coming sunday we celebrate the boys' 10th and 12th birthday, has it really been a year! Their birthdays are actually on the 13th and 17th of Jan, so we always celebrate them together on the weekend just before, it's fun this way!

On New Year's day, we also asked the boys if they had any reflections. Jared asked, what are reflections? We explained, "how you feel about the year that has passed, and the new year ahead?" Ryan said, "I'm looking forward to new discoveries in the new year, the old year is all rubbish" what? "well, new is always more exciting" ok, how about Jared? "The number you dialled is not in use." was his answer, grinning away. Sigh.. we'll try again next year! LOL

But seriously, the boys are more intuitive than they let on. Yesterday Jared brought home a "Find out your learning style" questionnaire he completed in school, and we had to smile at some of his answers - it's so true of him!For eg,
I would rather be considered a) realistic, b) innovative (he chose b)
I more easily remember a) something I have done, or b) something I have thought a lot about (he chose b)
I would rather first a) try things out, or b) think about how I'm going to do it (he chose a!)
I consider it higher praise to call someone a) reasonable or as having good sense, or b) imaginative or good at coming up with new ideas (of course he chose b!)
Interesting eh? I'm keeping the questionnaire to show him when he is 21. :)

I'm doing catch-up of last year's photos, which had been left unscrapped while I worked on the US trip. So Japan photos will have to wait. These are from our many walks around our island city!Credits: Papers by Ksharonk - summerspice, and embelishments by Fei Fei- crazybeauty - free kit available at Oscraps now! See how I sneaked in pink on an all boys' layout!
Credits: Word art by Donna Rafferty, leaves and glitter by Weeds & Wildflowers, swirl by Franziska Altmann

And some ladies have asked me to share the template of the layout I made for my first day of 365 project, and also if I could share templates for the rest of my 365 project, certainly! Here is the first one, and I also made a 'jazzed' up version of it for those of you who prefer it:


Download both versions of the templates HERE!

36 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to future templates for the 365 Project. Your help is greatly appreciated. It will help me attain my goal throughout the year to complete this project.

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  2. These posts are always so much fun! Thanks for posting my LO's and it was also so much fun to see everyone else's!!!!! It's great!!!
    Your new LO's are beautiful as well - of COURSE!
    Thank you for the 365 templates!

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  3. Hi Yin! Thanks again for the great templates! You are more than welcome to post my layout on your blog. :) Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Thank you so much for everything - I love reading your blog, seeing your family and of course enjoying your templates! God bless!

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  5. Thank you so much for the templates. I just love your pages and your templates. I'm doing project 365 too, over at my blog, and think it will be a lot easier to scrap the photos with your great templates. Thanks again!

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  6. Hi Yin, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful layouts. They are very inspiring. Thank you for the templates, I'm have a hard time deciding which version I like best :-)

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  7. I think your layouts are fabulous! thank you for sharing your templates.

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  8. Thank you again! I always love the templates and especially seeing your final pages.

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  9. You are such a kind person--not to mention creative, of course. God bless you and your beautiful family!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your templates. Your book came out awesome!

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  11. thank you so much for sharing your great templates!

    I made a layout with Template 83, thought I'd link you to it :)

    http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=520973&cat=500&ppuser=15508
    http://nachtsternchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/grimms-mrchenschatz.html

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  12. thank you so much for sharing and for the sale! i love!!!! your templates, and that photo book you did is one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen! Thank you!

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  13. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Jan [LA 11:04pm] - 08 Jan [NY 02:04am, UK 07:04am, OZ 06:04pm] ).

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  14. Thanks for the template. I've used several lately and I love them all.

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  15. This is just perfect. I love allthe space for photos. Tahnks so much.

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  16. thank you so much. your layouts are just lovely - esp the double spreads.

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  17. thank you! Have been missing your templates lately!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  19. Hi... thanks for share templates for project 365!!... please make a kit so we can buy it!... i have bought almost all your templates!!... i like them so much and i like your layouts to inspire too!
    have a great 2009 year!
    a hug from Colombia
    Soffy

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  20. Oh, these are so nice. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I love your jazzed up version. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  22. pennyshillingJanuary 08, 2009

    Love your templates so much, the freebies are wonderful.

    I am trying to purchase your other templates right now but am having trouble applying the discount coupon to get 40% off. The cart is not applying the discount when I click 'apply now' button?? I will pop back later cause I don't want to miss scooping up these bargains!

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  23. Thanks so much for this great 365 template!

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  24. As always, thank you so much for sharing! I love to visit your blog! You are inspiring!

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  25. Hi Yin!

    First of - how KIND of you to stop by my blog and even take the time for a few comments. SO great for me!! So validating!!

    I've posted a bunch of new pages - and consider this your personal invite to stop by. I'm almost done my "cruise" album ... I'm on digipage 28 *grin*. I'm hoping to get it done under 50 pages!

    God bless and may 2009 be full of beautiful things for you and your family.

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  26. These are fabulous! Thank you so much!

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  27. Love your pages ... thanks so much for the template!

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  28. I'm having trouble with the 40% off code also. I had all the templates in my shopping cart and now I can't get the code to apply. HELP! I'm not going to be back to my PC until after midnight because we are going with my father to a casino in Oklahoma and with the drive, we'll be back after midnight. And I NEED to get started on my China trip!

    That's what I get for procrastinating! Hmm... was that a New Year's resolution to not procrasinate.... NOPE! I know it's hopeless! HA! HA!

    Thanks! Patti

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  29. thank you so much for generously sharing your creations :) I find your travel pages truly inspiring! TY! -ma

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  30. Thanks so much for your page templates. They are amazing and special!

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  31. thanks for sharing:) glad to found your site here!

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  32. Thank you for the template, I am doing Project 365 too though my photos are still crappy this early. Hehe. :)

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  33. Love these useful templates! Thanks!!

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  34. Thanks so much for the template! I love seeing your layouts and your shutterfly book is wonderful!

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