Saturday, November 14, 2009

Days are flying past

Every time I have some layouts ready and am about to blog, I always try to write down in my post some thoughts from the recent week, whether an anecdote, any story, something cute or funny, anything I want to remember.
But these two weeks the feeling has just been one of wondering, 'where has the time gone?' Can't believe it is November! It's probably the end of the school term, packing up this year's school things to make way for next years', Ryan attending his 'Graduation Night'(!!), finishing another year in my BSF (bible study fellowship)(we studied the Life of Moses this year and what a blessing), and so on that's brought this on. Even with my 365 project capturing every day (almost) it is still amazing where the days went!
There are many things we had been planning to do but that had been postponed more (years, lol) than I like to admit, like re-painting our home (the last time was 8 years ago, eek!, and we only painted half the walls then!), finding a way (overhaul is a better word) to store and organise all our (and the boys') books and stuff, even looking for a bigger home to fit us (and now the property prices have flown beyong our reach!), all these get postponed for daily life, trips (yay!), and I don't know what else.
But in the end, this is our life, as I have documented in my 365 and trip layouts, and I guess even if some of the bigger things get postponed, it doesn't matter. At this stage, parenting the boys, work, being a wife to my beloved, will have to take up most of my time, add to that serving God in sunday school, learning in BSF, time with family and friends, and all the daily nonsense and routine (and scrapbooking!) - is living abundantly as He has shown us how, and we are blessed! :) (even if the apartment is rather messy!)

So much for rambling, here are the layouts I completed, all of them are from our time in Takayama, in the Japan alps, a most tranquil, historical and quaint town. This is from the Hida Folk Village which houses historical authentic old farmhouses brought there from surrounding villages!
Credits: Background by Dani Mogstad, patterned paper, leaves, and heart shaped wood, by MlleHeloise, alpha by Traci King
And this was the totally awesome heritage home of a merchant family, we are no architecture buff, but the way the house was built really drew our breaths! The house was freezing because they did not install any modern heating, and the best part was being invited to sit down (kneeling fashion) for a hot cup of shitake mushroom tea from the boiling pot on the hearth!!
Credits: Papers by Bohemian art, leaves by Viva Artistry, dragonfly by Stephinette
And one last layout of all the various sights and scenes, food and smells from around the town, these made up the full unforgetable experience! (we went back to the same little eatery manned by one lady our entire trip!!)
Credits: Background paper by Catscrap, dotted paper by Karen Lewis, word art by Jen Wilson, strings by Weeds & Wildflowers.
This template is now available in the store HERE

40 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Yin for the fantastic template!! You're so kind!

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  2. snagged the new templates at the shop. thanks so much for the great designs!

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  3. Yin, your layouts are wonderful. Thank you for letting us see a glimpse of the "exotic" things that you experience.

    Also, thank you for sharing the template.

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  4. thanks for the templates

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  5. Thank you. Your templates are my very favorite!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your templates.

    If your group is looking for a new Bible study, I did a study of Galatians last year with study guides from Tim Keller. It has really helped me see things through the context of the gospel. What study did you use for Moses?

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  7. Yin, I always love your layouts so much. You inspire me to scrap in "my" style rather than trying to force the fancy pages I see (those are beautiful in their own way, though). And thank you for your generosity in sharing your templates with us!! You are so appreciated!

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  8. I stopped by your shop earlier today and was delighted to see the new templates so I snapped them up straight away :) Thank you for the freebie too! Love your templates :)

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  9. Oh, I just love your layouts and templates; they are so interesting! Thank you!

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  10. thank you so very much - I love your templates!

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  11. Thanks, Yin! Loved the post..always fun to catch up with your family! I totally agree about the time flying..I caught myself writing October instead of November on my sermon notes today. Then, I missed what the pastor was saying because I was trying to figure out where the last two weeks had gone... :D
    Have a great week!

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  12. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 16 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  13. I just LOVE your templates. Thank you so much.

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  14. Thank you for the fabulous template!

    I know what you mean about so much going on at this time of year. I'm a student too, so I'm also adding the end of a semester this year! But with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, it's the abundance that keeps us so busy that we have to be thankful for the most! Great post!

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  15. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Nov. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

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  16. Thank you for the templates...I need to get a bunch of photos scrapped for an event...I will pull out your templates to help me!

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  17. Thanks for the freebie. And I agree the year has just flown by.

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  18. Thank you very much for the wonderful template! :)

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  19. Your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love your amazing templates, but also love to see the incredible layouts you create with them.

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  20. Thanks so much for your fabulous template.
    You are so generous.
    May God bless you abundantly.

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  21. Thank you so much. I really love everything you've done.

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  22. Thanks so much!

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  23. I love your awesome templates with room for LOTS of photos. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

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  24. Thank you so much once again!

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  26. Your templates are so inspiring to this newbie digiscrapper. Thank you for sharing!!

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  27. Hallo Yin,
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  28. Mäuschen08December 06, 2009

    Thank you for the nice template. The many picures are the right for me.

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  29. Thank you so much! I love this template. Your LOs are breath-taking! They are so beautiful...I'm so inspired. Thank you!!

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  30. Thanks again for your templates! I'm just starting out and these are amazing!

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  31. yin, thanks again!

    -- dalis

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  32. I am catching up with your amazing blog. Thank you SO much for your generosity. Your layouts are inspiring ... I need to get busy again! Hugs!

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  33. what gorgeous photos!!! Love this template design!! thank you!!

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  34. I love all your templates, but my favs are the ones with the white edges! So crisp! Thanks!

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  35. I just stumbled on your blog and I am loving all the wonderful pictures of your trips. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and for the great templates. :)

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  36. Thank you for another great template!

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  37. Sweet! Can't wait to try these out. thank you.

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