Thursday, July 02, 2009

From Rested to Hectic

We're back from our trips, back to school, back to work, and boy, how quickly we went from rested to hectic! First we went to Langkawi, Malaysia, with the boys, and then took off to Bintan, Indonesia, just dh and me, for two nights, to enjoy couple time! This is our third trip in 15 years without the kids, and it was soooo good! Still by the third day we were really missing them and talking about them. When we got home, I told them how relaxing it was for us (not to mention rather romantic) without them around, and they said "same for us too!" LOL! How they wish we leave them alone everyday so they can read and play computer games all day long! :)

I know I should refrain from issuing orders at them all day long, and make sure they have enough down time and quiet time (without me hovering around) to just hang and dream, but it is so hard! Mothers are mothers and it's what we do! If you haven't watched this video of The Mom Song you must!! Tell me you didn't laughed till you cry by the end of it... :) I felt so much solidarity with all moms in the world, I am not alone!

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There was a question on how to separate the double template and save them as left side and right side on my previous post : Please see this post here for some instructions on that, I would have included the same instructions in jpegs in the more recent template zip files too. Let me know if it doesn't help!

Now here's my layout for P365 of the week we spent in Langkawi, Malaysia. We're so blessed to be so near to tropical paradise! This layout is scraplifted from Becky Higgins' sketch and layouts in the August issue of Creative Keepsakes, love her sketches!! I don't think I should make a template out of it, but you can easily make it yourself, the two largest photos are 8x6, the two photos on the bottom left are 6x4, and the three photos down the right are 4x4. Everything will fit in perfectly on a 24x12 double page! A tip: For such layouts where the photos 'touch' each other without gaps or frames, choose photos that are distinct in colors/background to border each other so that they will stand out and pop. Conversely if I want to do a layout with lots of photos that are similar in colors or backgrounds ( like the beach layouts below) then I use frames to visually separate them.







Credits: Purple paper by Andrea Victoria, blue paper from Ohana by Brit-tish Designs

Next two layouts from our Langkawi trip - beach, beach, and more beach! We're beach bums alright! I have so MANY photos! Was in the mood for layouts entirely engulfed in photos, haha! The templates for these layouts are in the store here - thanks for looking!







Credits: Background paper by Faith True , twigs by Carol Abram, leaves by Seni, chalkboard alpha (modified) by Kate Hill.







Credits: Background paper, beach sign, and wooden frame from Ohana by Brit-tish Designs, sea shell from Yardbunny designs.


Now here another of my P365 layouts for the week before, I'm so happy I'm keeping up well with P365 so far, I absolutely enjoy it, and am totally looking forward to seeing it in a book by year end - hugs to whoever came up with this idea!!







Credits: Blue and Purple papers by Andrea Victoria from Designer Digitals' Challenge Gallery, love everything there! date strip by Brandy, numbers by Donna Duncombe, tag by Julie Marie, all downloaded from digiscrap addicts.




And here's the template for you - download here. And thanks for your lovely comments every time!

46 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I love all your new layouts!

    Thanks so much for another fantastic template! Without your templates I probably would never get any scrapping done.

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  2. Great layouts. Thanks so much for the template.

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  3. I love all your designs. and downloaded so many of them. i couldn't leave love every where...so i'm leaving a HUGE love here for everything !!! THANKS !!! :)

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  4. The new beach layouts are incredible, Yin!! I love the feel of them. Lovely scrapping!

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  5. Your photos are awesome and so are you for the wonderful templates you share with us!

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  6. Wow - what a beautiful vacation! I'm jealous! Gorgeous layouts too. Thanks as always for sharing your wonderful templates with us! Yours are always my favorites! :)

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  7. I really look forward to your templates! Thanks, and welcome back.

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  8. Thank you. You layouts are such an inspiration for me.

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  9. Thanks for the template. You know you tilt-photo pages are always amazing! Love those beach spreads. You've totally made that style your own. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. Yin, you are a breath of fresh air! I love your layouts, the templates, but more than anything I love reading your posts. I am located completely on the other side of the world from you, but the mom thing rings true no matter where we live!

    So glad you got some alone time with your hubby..have a great summer!

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  11. thank you so much! I just LOVE your templates!

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  12. katiediditJuly 02, 2009

    Thank you so much for the great template. I love the photos you posted of your holidays. You all look so happy.

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  13. Thank you for sharing!!

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  14. How wonderful that you got to have such a great time with your husband. I had to laugh when I read that your boys had a relaxing time, too.
    I just love your new layouts with all those photos. Also, thanks for the info about contrasting colors when placing photos next to each other without frames. It really does make them stand out...
    And thank you for another great two page template :)

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  15. AnonymousJuly 02, 2009

    I love your layouts with all the photos! Wonderful! Thanks for the template!

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  16. AnonymousJuly 02, 2009

    I love your work! Your templates are amazing and the layouts you create are so eye-catching! I love visiting your blog! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

    Cricket, MN

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  17. Wow! It looks like you had an amazing time... thank you for sharing your template and your memories. Lots of love, Mrs.G X

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  18. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 03 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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  19. Beautiful LO's, and your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the p365-template, I'm always looking for variations to those.

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  20. awesome! thanks for the freebie!

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  21. Thank you so very much! I am amazed at all your travels and pictures!

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  22. Thank you for the freebie!

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  23. Thanks for the template. Off to the store.

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  24. Thank U for sharing!=)

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  25. Thank you very much.

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  26. Thanks so much, Yin - this is gorgeous!

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  27. AnonymousJuly 03, 2009

    Thank you so much. I love your templates!

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  28. Thanks for the template, another great one!

    I love looking at all your layouts - the technique of the overlapping warped frames is a great idea to get all those "extra" photos in!

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  29. AnonymousJuly 04, 2009

    I just love your layouts. You incorporate so many pictures, and I do as well. Thanks for the inspriation. ~Robin

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  30. Thank you SO SO much for the template. Your templates are all awesome and I love using them. I also adore looking at your amazing pages and the books you've created. I wish I had half your artistic talent. Thanks again.

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing the template! I love all your layouts :).

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  32. Thank you very much for the lovely template! It is really fun to see all your beautiful layouts, too.

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  33. AnonymousJuly 06, 2009

    i just found your site and do not have bloggin down.. but WOW .. LOVE all the templates... now i think i have a chance to get some scrappin done. i am a multi photo kinda girl and everyone of ur templates are a must have! thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  34. thank you so much! I left you a blog award at my blog :) http://sassyindy.blogspot.com

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  35. I know the Lord will guide you all in the right place for your son! And whenever questioned by others about our choices, I always replied, "Well, how long did you pray about where our son will attend school?" After that no one else questioned us...

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Here's to more happy scrapping, and
    (¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
    .`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
    (¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ HEART,
    .`•.¸.•´ Jeanette
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  36. Thank you for the lovely template!

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  37. Yin, you get to take the most wonderful trips and I know you have the most amazing layouts and albums to pass on to your children. Your photos are always fantastic.

    Thanks for another great template.
    Hugs!

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  38. Another fabulous template! Thank you!

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  39. beautiful work. thank you for the freebies

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  40. I LOVE your templates! Thank you :)

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  41. I really like the design of your blog and layouts--all those great pictures on one page, FABULOUS! Thank you for sharing

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  42. Thank you for these wonderful templates!!

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  43. thanks for all the lovely templates you share. glad to have found you again! :)

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