Just a short post mainly to share the Templates for the Album Covers for my 2010 Shutterfly Album as some has requested (scroll down). I just feel so good looking at all my albums, gives me every motivation to keep scrapping our days and memories! Recently I'm also very happy that I've started adding more pages that are loads of / completely journalling! Like this one I did after our General Elections a few weeks ago. This year's elections has been described as a 'watershed' election, with may Singaporeans going through a 'rite of passage' of sorts, as many of us plunuged into the politics of our country like we have never before. Because Singapore has been under one party rule since Independence, and in the past elections were mainly walkover affairs by the ruling party. This year, with much stronger opposition and their honest & well-articulated call for needed change, the voice of the people have been heard loud and clear. We've seen a lot of change in the past two weeks especially in the appointments of cabinet ministers and looks like a lot more change will come. Quite something for us, and definitely much to commit to the Lord in prayer, to many of us who have been praying, He has indeed been guiding the happenings in this period! Well, I captured my thoughts and reflections in a page, to go into my album, it's a new experience to have no photos, (more embellishments though) but so good to have these captured. Have you done any or many pages with no photos for your scrapbooks?
This layout was probably on the second day after our arrival in Shanghai, where we went to visit a flea market of sorts. Full of old and antique trinkets, including Mao pins, Mao's little red book, and lots of other chinese knickknacks - very colorful and loads of fun!
Ok, I've saved the templates I used for my 2010 album, for printing with Shutterfly, according to their dimensions for a 12X12 album. If you want to use it for 8X8 album, you'll need to adjust the size accordingly. Please review the dimensions on Shutterfly's Guides Here.
You can download them here - have fun with your albums! There was a question in comments as to how many pages are my albums, well mine are usually 70 to 100 pages. I did one that was more than 100 pages, which shutterfly does not support (not sure if they do now?) so I had that album printed by Blurb. You know, I'm so addicted to my albums now, can't wait to add to my collection! I even took advantage of shutterfly's recent 50% promotion to convert one of my previous 8x8s (2008 Album) to 12x12 - yay! As you can see from the picture, it is a good idea to 'label' your albums on the spines, so that when you get to having a lot of them, they can be easily identified. :)