Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebrating 100 Templates !

I'm celebrating 100 templates with a sale!Amazing isn't it? I can't believe I've reached 100 and more. Who knew? You may know the principle I adopted ever since I started template making, I only make templates from my own layouts, as opposed to making them just for sale. This way my own scrapping stays as priority, and the store is secondary just for self-supporting my digi-hobby (and a little more!). And I won't stop sharing freebies as well, cos that's just giving back to this wonderful community from whom I receive so much! Thanks for your great support! Dh asks me how many ways can I arrange the photos?? lol I wonder too! I guess as long as I keep having photos and reasons to scrap!
yin designs
Finally I've got a blinkie too! I was asked about one and just had no time to get to it, until Jared helped me put this up last weekend, isn't my son great! He's only 10! I gave him the images, told me my ideas, and look what I got! You can snag it for your blogs and all, thanks for being my friends!

The past 4 days I had been 'grounded' at home due to a nasty ear infection (I didn't know it could be so bad!), couldn't really eat or even speak properly, but I could scrap very well, so I happily did. :) I totally enjoyed the next few layouts of the first couple of days in Japan, loved searching for that perfect background and embellishments. Strangely the couple of Japanese themed kits I purchased or downloaded just could not fit in well? I guess my style is too grunge or abstract for them.
This layout is of the beautiful Hama gardens a beautiful oasis amongst concrete skyscrappers of Tokyo.
Credits: Paper by Heidi of Weeds & Wildflowers, red flowers by Vicki Stegall, word strips from Mary's ScrapGallerie, floral frame from Shabby Princess' HarvestSpice
Here we are at Asakusa, so much the quaint and old Japan, with temples, shops, alleys, and lanes for wondering, exploring, taking our time... it was just wonderful...
Credits: Paper and buttons by Livia Y Designs from her shabby elegance kit, label by Michelle Coleman
Now this is a layout of our first day on arrival in Tokyo after a 7 hour overnight flight. It was our first time in Japan, and we were travelling totally on our own, just the four of us. Immediately upon arrival dh's luggage fell apart, we had to put in a claim, rent our mobile phones, exchange for our rail pass and make reservations for our journeys, take the local train, negotiate the huge station, find our tiny apartment hotel in the tiny lane, all with limited means of communication! It was equally exciting as well as trying. Thankfully the boys were well prepped on travelling on 'militantly happy' mode, and the japanese we met were just so friendly and helpful even if we can't understand each other much at all! It was this combination of not knowing what to expect, and finding all kinds of wonderful surprises that made the entire trip a fantastic cultural and travelling adventure!
Credits: background paper by Vinnie Pearce, asterisk doodle by Rachel Martin
Credits: Background paper by K Schmidt (I love her papers!) and glittered leaves by Agnes Lahur
Credits: Background paper from AjaAbney at Lilypad, ribbon by Jessica Sprague, flowers by Jenna Desai
Credits: background paper by Jackie Eckles, journal spot by Sclingerman, and flowers by Mira Designs
All these templates are available in the STORE
And this layout has been made into Template 100 for you!
Credits: Background paper by Ginna Miller, lace by Radmiller Little Deer designs , plaque and keyhole by Vinnie Pearce
This template is now available as a set in the store HERE

58 comments:

  1. congrats on #100!! Thank you for sharing: )

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  2. I have to say that I really love your templates! Your work really represents what scrapping about to me. It is about pictures! I see so many one picture LO's and they are beautiful, but I have a large family and we take lots of pictures and I want to show lots of pictures! Keep up the great work and thank you!

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  3. Congratulations! Yin templates are my favorite..thank you for sharing!

    What beautiful layouts of Japan!! I know your boys will have memories for a lifetime...

    AND...a YIN BLINKIE??!! Life is GOOD!

    Have a great week..

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  4. Congrats on #100! Some of my very favorite layouts have been made with your templates, so thanks for sharing another freebie. :-)

    The blinkie rocks! Love it!

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  5. Thank you so very much! And I've downloaded most of those, too! Just LOVE your templates!

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  6. I can't help but be inspired when I visit your blog. Your layouts are always a joy to look at. Thank you so much for continuing to share your wonderful templates.

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  7. congrats and thank you so much for the templates

    mcmartian

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  8. Congratulations on 100, and thank you for sharing your talent with us. I *love* looking at your layouts.

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  9. By the way, your son did a fantastic job on the blinkie!!!

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  10. Congratulations on the #100! Your templates rock! Thank you for the generous offer in your shop, and for sharing another template for free!!

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  11. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements Only, Papers Only post on Mar. 24, 2009. Thanks again.

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  12. Congrats on number 100 and thank you for sharing it too :-)
    I love seeing your newest layouts. Japan looks amazing.

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  13. So many beautiful templates! Thank you and Congrats!

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  14. Congrats on reaching 100! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  15. thank you! this is perfect for the 12 of 12 project I'm doing :)

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  16. WOW! 100 templates and every one of them awsome!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous style. Most of my favorite layouts come from a Yin Template.

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  17. Congratulations on triple digits. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!! I love seeing your lo from Japan...beautiful work!

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  18. Love your templates. Thanks so much.

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  19. Congratulations on reaching 100! I really love your style and I think you are fabulous for sharing so many of you templates. I love seeing you pages, you sure have taken some great trips!

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  20. This is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. Thank you for the pretty freebies!

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  22. Congrats! Thanks for sharing!!!

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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: 24 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 25 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

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  24. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 24 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 25 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing your template nr. 100!!

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  26. Thanks to share with us!!! I love your templates!!! You can see one in my Canadian album.

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  27. Wow Yin congrats on 100 templates. Your family is very lucky to have you scrapping all their memories and we are extremely lucky to get to use your templates. Thanks for always being so generous. Your Japan trip looked like fun.

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for you - what an accomplishment to reach 100, and what an even bigger accomplishment knowing you've scrapped all of it! I love your templates! I love how the focus is the photos!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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  29. Thanks for the template and I now have through 106. I was able to use the 20% because I can't ever wait for the sale and have been picking them up as they come out.

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  30. Congrats on reaching 100 templates! Thank you for sharing this great two pager :)

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  31. Thanks again Yin! Congrats on 100 layouts! WOW!
    We just got back from our Disney World trip and I am itching to get scrapping!
    Thanks for the inspiration! I'll be visiting the store soon! Woo Hoo, a sale!
    God Bless! :)

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  32. Yin, I can't say thank you enough. I use your templates over and over and they always look fresh.

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  33. Love you layouts from Japan! Sorry you've been feeling bad, seems to be a bug going around EVERYWHERE! You're templates are stunning as always! Thank you for the freebie and the paper pack!

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  34. Wonderful. Thank you for celebrating with all of us.

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  35. Beautiful papers! Thank you so much!

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  36. Yin- you are so talented! I love looking at your layouts, they are always so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for the freebie templates- they are appreciated :-)

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  37. I love the papers! Congratulations!

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  38. Fabulous, as usual! Thank you!

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  39. Hi Yin! I just recently found your blog and blog store, and your layouts are so beautiful and such inspiration to me! I also love that you are a Christian and you share your faith on your blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  40. Congrats on 100+ templates and more to come I'm sure. Thanks for the freebies too.

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  41. I just love going to my yin templates folder to see what goodies I can use to scrap. Love the way you arrange the photos and how it makes my life easier. Thanks for all the wonderful freebies!
    Congrats LO 100!

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  42. Congrats on 100 fabulous layouts! Yours are my absolute favorite. Thanks for the sale too, I'm headed there now!

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  43. thank you so much for the wonderful template. And congrats on the big milestone!

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  44. Selena sledgin@hotmail.comMarch 27, 2009

    Hi!

    Just wanted to share two links with you - They are double pages I made with your beautiful templates and they are of the birth of my new glorious baby boy!

    Thanks so much for your templates, I'm making the whole baby book with them and think they are fantastic!

    Selena x

    http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=599685&ppuser=3684
    http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=599686&ppuser=3684

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  45. Hello all,
    How do you allow images and Youtube videos in comments please?
    While I surf blog , i found a all new trick in http://pic-memory.blogspot.com/

    Vistor can comment and EMBED VIDEO YOUTUBE , IMAGE. Showed Immediately!
    EX : View Source.
    http://pic-memory.blogspot.com/2009/02/photos-women-latin-asian-pictu...
    (add photos and videos to Blogspot comments).
    Written it very smart!
    I wonder how they do it ? Anyone know about this , please tell me :D
    (sr for my bad english ^_^)

    email: ya76oo@ya76oo.com
    thanks.

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  46. Thank you so much for your awesome templates!

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  47. Gosh 100 already.... Wow. I just love your pages of Japan. I just know if I ever get over there (and it looks as if I might), I'll at least know my way around. Scamp has just been offered a position in security with the Navy which would put him moving to Japan.

    Thanks for the template. And tell Jared he did a wonderful job with the blinkie. I'm going to have to get it up this week.

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  48. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. I always love stopping by your blog. Your layouts are simply stated. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Congratulations on #100! And thank you for sharing it with us! Thanks as well for the sale - I took the opportunity to complete my collection of your templates - I think I almost have them all! They are so beautifully done, and your style is very similar to mine so they are perfect for my travel layouts!
    I grabbed your blinkie as well, and am proudly displaying it at DST!
    Cindy

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  51. Congratulations on 100+ templates! It was just a matter of time before you reached that milestone. Thank you for the awesome goodies, including your Template #100!
    Your layouts are spectactular, as always!

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  52. Thanks for this template, Yin! I was just working on a project and was poking around the internet looking for a two page template - thanks so much for sharing this!

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  53. Congratulations on your 100+ templates!! I just recently discovered your blog and can I just say that I have really enjoyed reading your entries and absolutely LOVE your templates!! Photography is my hobby and passion so I tend to take more than my share of photos. I have been searching for multi-photo templates and yours are so perfect for scrapping all the photos I have accumulated. Now I can finally do something with them. You have truly amazed me and have inspired me to start scrapping more. Thanks so much for giving me that extra push I needed =). Do you plan to have another sale in the near future? I have saved your blog as one of my favorites and will keep checking in. Thanks again for inspiring me and for sharing your talented work with all of us!!!

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  54. I can't believe I almost missed template 100....I'm a collector and don't like to miss anything! LOL!

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  55. Thank you for the 100th template!

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  56. thank you for sharing!

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  57. Hi, I just downloaded a fe templates. which I love and cant wait to use, but also I have to tell you how much I love your layouts. Beautiful creative clean. Great work, fabulous inspiration

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