Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day!

Happy Mothers' Day !
To every mom out there, a Blessed day to you to celebrate that which has changed us forever, make us worriers for life, yet brings us the greatest joy and fulfillment!

Been a while since the last post. I had been busy with work, and also these few weeks with the boys preparing for their mid year exams. You must read a lot about us studying for exams. Education is a big thing in Singapore, as in most Asian countries, for various reasons, whether right or wrong, good or bad, we are very affected by it. The boys spend a lot of time on homework, projects, and exams, we try our best to support them through it, and expand their life in as many other ways as we can. If you are interested to find out more, the best place is at my friend Monica's blog, Of Kids and Education, she shares with wit and honesty, finds the beauty, fun, and christian perspective in bringing up kids in Singapore. We love her and her blog. And you should read her post today on Mother's Day!

Scrapping-wise, I had been playing catch up on ''everyday" layouts and moments & thoughts I want to capture. Am re-visiting the clean and linear style I used for 365, another style I enjoy and also because I can do 3 layouts in one night!! Will probably start on the travel layouts again soon. (I have the entire Hokkaido trip to scrap!) And here's 8 layouts I did this week!

This is my favourite. I had wanted to scrap this for the longest time, and finally remembered to, after prompting from this post by Katie the Scrapbook Lady. Her blog is another of my favourites. Jared began his 'love affair' with Miffy when he had the first when he was four, maybe, and when he was about six, he wrote this 'song'- Ode to Miffy - scribbled on a note pad. It is sung to ''Old Macdonalds had a farm'' and it goes:
I love Miffy, yes I do,
Do you, do you too?
Oh Miffy is the cutest toy,
In the wholewide world!
Finally I scanned this and preserved it for my scrapbook for all time!
And these are photos I took of my family reading at the library, our weekly haunt:

Next some of our very old soft toys (mostly mine and dh's) with which we had to part with recently (sob)

Had to scrap these photos of how cool Jared is:

And of the movie outings we have been having, took a big risk and took these photos (many of them, actually!) in the dark cinema, to catch them in those 3D specs!

A Chinese New Year layout - and our almost a tradition Loh Hei (Yu Sheng) - a homemade 'raw fish' salad where everyone joins in to 'mix' it, lifting it high up with chopsticks while declaring 'blessings'!

Just a fun moment captured of the boys laughing out loud - they do it a lot, but I do love this lot of shots

And here's me and dh on our weekly date nights - a big part of our lives that I must not leave out of our scrapbooks!
Have turned these 10 layouts into an album template set for you in the store with papers and brads included, so you can make a quick album if you like.

And finally a layout just of nothing in particular, of silly shots I forced my boys to take with me while we were waiting for and in the lift one day, but just tugs at my heart to say these are the people and the moments that make it all worthwhile for me. :)
This template is now available as a set in the store HERE

31 comments:

  1. A very happy Mother's day to you from Canada! Thank you for the freebie and the inspiration in both your text and layouts!

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  2. AnonymousMay 09, 2010

    love the shadow at the back , gives a nice soft 3 D impression .. thanks for nice gift

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  4. Dear Yin Happy Mother's Day! Thank you so much for the wonderful templates and great inspiration! :)

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  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [09 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  6. Hi Yin! Thank you for the new template! I love your linear style layouts with the little paper style touches. :) Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  7. Happy Mothers Day to you! I so enjoy reading about you and your family.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  8. Happy Mothers day and thanks for the template! Love your layouts!

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  9. Th♥nk you so much. Happy mother's day to you!

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  10. Oh, I want to be you when I grow up! I LOVE your layouts. Thank you for the new template; do you mind terribly if I start to scraplift, too???

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  11. Thanks for sharing your life and talents with us readers. I love reading about your family adventures and really appreciate the templates you share.

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  12. AnonymousMay 10, 2010

    Thanks a lot for your templates! I always like them!!

    greetings from Hamburg

    dani

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  13. Hi there!

    I wanted to thank you for your beautiful templates! They are so great because most templates are for only one photo. I love that you can put so many pictures in a layout! :) Thanks again!

    JoAnn

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  14. Thanks for another great layout! I love your blog and how you incorporate lots of pictures in each layout...that's how I like to scrap too. ~Amy

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  15. I love all the new stuff!! The linear style really suits your pages, but then your framed ones always come out nice and clean/simple too, you are such a great scrapper :) Thanks for sharing, Yin!!!

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  16. Your templates are such an awesome source - as well as your ideas on layouts. I love to see them everytime I visit!

    And so this is why I chose you to be one of those to recieve my passed on "Honest Scrap"-Award.

    Thanks for your designs and freebies!

    Here it is: http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/46/honestscrapyindesign.jpg

    Now it is your turn to tell us 10 things about you and pass your award onwards to 9 other sites.

    Have a lot of fun!

    Hugs,
    Tabea :)

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  17. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Thank you for the awesome star template!

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  18. great I enjoy it thank you so much

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  19. Merci pour ce beau template. Je l'ai utilisé et je l'adore. je publie ma page demain sur mon blog:
    http://leameliketmoi.over-blog.fr/article-scrap-8-les-p-tits-cousins-de-lea-50474813.html

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  20. AnonymousMay 16, 2010

    Thank you for the great template, Yin. Enjoy seeing and reading about your lovely family. You travel to so many beautiful locations I would not otherwise see and I thank you for letting your readers 'tag along.'

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  21. Thank U for sharing!:)

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  22. Thank you for sharing another lovely template Yin. I HEART your 'date night' layout! That is a fantastic idea too lol. I love looking at your beautiful layouts of you and your family. It gives me inspiration to work on my own. Your templates are a great help too! TFS!!!

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  23. AnonymousMay 17, 2010

    Yin, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, scrapped pages, and the wonderful templates. I have recently completed a photo book of a trip, using your templates. You can see the pages here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandmasherpa/sets/72157623950783197/
    Sharon

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  24. Thank you for this lovely template. I love doing layouts with lots of photo's. Have been doing my Mom & Sisters trip to Germany. Very Fun.

    artgalstyle.blogspot.com

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  25. Dear Yin, thank you so much for your wonderful templates, I love working with them, have a few downloaded and a few bought and love making albums with them.

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  26. Dear Yin, thank you so much for your wonderful templates, I love working with them, have a few downloaded and a few bought and love making albums with them.

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  27. Many thanks for sharing your work

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  28. Super cute! I love the star!

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  29. Thanks so much! Another great one!

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  30. Wonderful template! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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