Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Backstories and a Giveaway!

Two (2) people will each win $40 worth of Yin Templates of your choice!

It's my first ever Giveaway! See below for details!!


Backstory

My kids taught me the term Backstory. They fill me in on the backstory behind each X-Men, Marvel hero, Star Trek, Godzilla etc movie (so mom won't be asking us so many questions during the show). But recently I've found Backstories apply to scrapbooking too! I was looking through my past project life albums (yes I do that a lot :) ) and thought 'there's a backstory to that!'. A story behind the story, or a story behind the photo, that I wanted to tell! It was this one:


This was last year's PL, it was a letter dh wrote to me on my birthday, not too mushy, just sweet and funny and joyful, which is fine for future generations to read so it went into the PL pocket. But the backstory? 

Well that blue letter paper, and the old fashioned airmail envelope (those with the red and blue stripes along the edges) that it came in, was exactly the same ones as those he wrote me on when we were dating long ago! I was so surprised and how they brought back memories! Somehow he had found exact replica stationery! We still have those twenty-something year old letters, both his and mine, in a keepsake box. And when I tell this to young people these days they are so surprised. I always explain that back in those days, dh was in the army and I was in the university hostel, and this was before the days of mobile phones and internet - we could only call each other on payphones, which usually had queues of people waiting their turn to call respective boyfriends/girlfriends/and family too of course, so we chose to write. The best thing was to come back to the hostel after classes and find a blue airmail envelop waiting for me in the mail 'box' (a shelve of cubbie holes). Now isn't that a backstory worth telling?

But the PL page is already done, there's no more space in the pockets, so the only way is to squeeze the story behind the pocket. And so I did this:
Made some tabs with words on photoshop and printed them out on thicker white paper
and folded them before cutting around the rounded edges
and then simply stapled them onto the card. 
add backstory journalling (mine spilled over to the back of the card too)
Slot it in. Looks neat right?

But I also realised a problem using these tabs, they will only work on the front of the PL pocket inserts, where the pockets open towards you. So for cards or photos that are at the back of the inserts, there is no opening on that side to insert the journal card such that the tab stands up. Bummer! I may consider cutting a small slit on the back of the insert for this. Hhmmm

Here are the tabs I made in case anyone wants to try. The photoshop file is included with the jpeg in case you want to change the colors or type in other wordings. By the way I used the font 'hammer keys'. 

 Have you thought of any backstories you want to go back and tell?


Project Life Pages

These are the stories I wanted told in PL for May. I decided that after mostly printing digital journal cards for PL that I miss the physical cards and handwritten look and feel, so this month really let it go!
Our friends who now live in NZ came back for a visit and it was so GOOD catching up. Also tecorded the fun the boys are having parodying Let It Go. Lol
This page is all about the stuff J is into. Which is a lot. He does stop motion movies, digitally animated movies, loves jamming on his guitar, designs stuff for 3D printing, which got him a mention in the local newspaper!
This insert page is all about Mothers' a Day which we celebrated with both grandmothers.  
These are the cards I received!
And the last two spreads are all about my parents in law's 60th Anniversary celebrations. This was such a precious occasion, and all the family were present to celebrate with them. Their lives and example of long lasting marriage through sickness and health is a testament of great blessing for the family. 
For the celebration the family gathered a lot of old family photos through the years which we put together in a slideshow. I've been tasked to make photobooks based on these photos one for each family so that's an upcoming project!


May P365 Half-Monthly Month in Review pages

The rest of the month gets captured in these pages. 
Frozen made it to the page, and so did a picture of a brand of hair dye - it was the subject of an engaging conversation between me and two girl friends. We were sharing tips on covering greys. If you find this as exciting as we did you know how old I am. 

Sunrise, walking in the rain, a lot more than two boys in our home on many afternoons after exams, wedding dinner, fire fighting displays, concert at the Esplanade, more everyday moments - we live a simple but rich life!

Hawaii Pages
More pages completed for the album:

We took a 'road trip' around Oahu to check out trails and beaches and these layouts are all from that day! 


Amazingly when we were at the top of the Maka pu'u trail, someone shouted and we saw humpback whales right there in the waters below! They looked tiny from that height but it was still awesome. There was a large adult and another family of probably a mother and two younger whales. The large one breached and the rest of the time they flapped and turned and it was just amazing! 

Shangri-La was the name Doris Duke gave her mansion and it definitely lived up to its name. We had to make a reservation for the tour a month before leaving home and I'm so glad we did!


And these layouts are now templates 396 to 400 in the store. Which brings me to the Giveaway! When I was numbering these latest templates and realised I am actually hitting number 400, I thought I should do something to celebrate, to mark this milestone and to thank everyone for your support over the years. Since I just had a sale, I thought a Giveaway will fit the bill! 

I could not have imagined when I started sharing templates in 2007 it will lead me to 400 templates. It means I have made at least 400 layouts in that time too! Mostly the store and the blog has been so enjoyable for me, it gives me a chance to be a small online business owner, which is so fun, gives me a place on the world wide web that I 'own' and can share my love for memory keeping, and has let me get to know so many like-minded friends from so far away! Certainly I love scrapbooking and likely will still make layouts and pages for years to come, but without all of you who come and read, comment, download, purchase, share and use the templates, I will certainly not have been as motivated or inspired. So here's a really big THANK YOU! I greatly appreciate you!

Two (2) people will each win $40 worth of Yin Templates of your choice!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. Just share with me how you will use (or have used) Yin templates, any feedback, ideas for the blog or store is welcome too! Leave your comment before 10pm on 26 June, Singapore time. Singapore, or 10 am EST on 26 June.
My blog comments is set such that your comment will appear only after blog owners' approval, and I will be away with reduced internet connection so don't worry if your comments don't appear until a day or so later. I will pick two random winners and announce them on this blog on 27 June. Thank you for participating!


101 comments:

  1. I love your templates. I've used them to create lots of multi-photo layouts which works wonderfully well because I take lots of photos. :) Congratulations on your achievement and thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. The thing I like most about your templates is that they leave everything open for me. Only photos and that's it. Not umpteen clusters and 15 papers to clip and no flashy colors. Often I find that with colored templates I am using those colors for my papers which is total nonsense, but somehow they get stuck in my head when the template uses those colors.
    Anyway, I am planning to use your templates next year for my yearbook exclusively as they leave so much room for my own creativity.

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    1. Thanks Rikki, I really like all the amazingly creative ways everyone uses the templates!

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  3. I would use the templates to make a cohesive album. I have tons of travel photos I need to get in albums. Your templates would be perfect. Thank you for your generosity and I love the back story idea - GREAT!

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  4. I love your templates, I used many of them when I made a Yellowstone Scrapbook for my son for graduation last year.

    Kim K
    Hermiston, OR

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  5. Congratulations for your 400's templates. Thanks for all your work. I just love the simplicity and possibilities in them.

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    1. Thanks Cheli, I like the way you put it, simplicity does go hand in hand with possibilities!

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  6. I have been using your layouts for several years. You are an amazing designer! I would love to see some digital pocket page layouts.

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  7. Your templates and pages have always been inspiring for me. I love that I can use so many photos on my page and they still look great. Congratulations on reaching 400--I hope you continue to make templates for years to come. And P.S...you don't look close to old enough to be worrying about gray hair!! Thanks for this opportunity to win a BUNCH of your templates!! :)

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  8. I usually create photobooks with all my photos ... I'm not so much into "365" or yearly albums, but Iove making an album about a special trip, event, or even just a group of "favourite" photos ... your templates work wonderfully ... luv that they focus on the photos and not all the background "fluff"

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  9. AnonymousJune 18, 2014

    I love your templates, and I use them for most of my scrapping. I also love your examples; they make your templates come alive with an artistic flare. I don't like to use too many embellishments, as I feel it distracts the focus from the pictures and journaling, but I like the artistic element you use, and I try to emulate that. I scrap mostly family vacations. Thank you for letting me into your world. Jackie K.

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  10. I love your templates as most are double. I usually do double layout and will keep your thumbnails as reference. Thanks for the chance.
    mmikrd

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  11. 400 templates!!! Awesome. I think i own almost all of them. If i am blessed enough to win maybe it could be paid forward? ( : Love love the backstory idea. Thanks for the tabs too. Seems like our stories are never ending and always something to add so this is super way to do it. I remember the days before cell phones, party lines, land lines with phone cords that would only reach so far!! You sure brought memories. I love your templates. Thanks!!

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    1. I know Rhadonda! I remember those days! The kids can't even fathom it! :) There are never-ending stories to tell!

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  12. I love your templates, too! I've used them many times in my scrapbooks when I want to have lots of photos on one 2-page layout. There is always room for a nice title if needed. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. I love your templates and use them for all my travel books, it makes scraping so easy. thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love to have the ability to add so many photos and still have them clearly viewed by all! i use your templates for every type of page - from vacations to weekly PL spreads!

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  15. OK, I'd written a LONG response and then something happened to it. So, will try again, but I don't remember half of what I'd written.

    Congrats on 400 templates. Love your templates, you are one of my favorite designers!

    I have used yours for my daughters' graduation books. Thanks so much for sharing what you have!

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    1. Thanks for the still long response! I am so happy that the templates wee used for your daughters' graduation books!

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  16. Love your templates. I use them when I have lots of photos of an event and for travel photos.

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  17. Holy cow! That's just awesome! Congrats on template 400! I use your templates all the time. I just LOVE templates with loads of photos so I can get as many pix as possible on fewer layouts. I like that they're simple and show off the photos, not the "embellishments". I especially loved them for after both of our grandchildren were born. GOTTA get those kid-prints shown OFF!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    MamaCoop
    Lakeville, MN

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  18. Your templates are just amazing, I love how easy it is to work with them, and they would definitely be perfect for a trip book. I usually work on my regular non trip books and have to say there is often a 2pg LO with one of yours, especially when there is a beautiful big pic or many pics to showcase and I dont want a crowded page. Congrats on reaching your 400 template!!!!

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  19. Congratulations! I have been following you for some time now, so I have quite a few by now. I have tried to use other people's templates, but always come back to yours, and I've just realized now that it is because the way they are set help me tell a story, and that's the scrapbooking style I like: the one that when I see a page (or two), I can see a story unfolding even before looking at the elements or reading the journaling or word art. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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    1. Loved the way you put it - many photos can help a story unfold! I keep feeling that if a photo is left out the story is incomplete, lol!

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  20. I love your templates -- what a wonderful milestone you've reached with 400 templates! Congragulations! I use your templates for my travel albums because you have inspired me with all of your travel pages...I always admire how you embellish your travel layouts as well! Thank you for the chance to win more of your fabulous templates!

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  21. I love, love, love your templates and use them ALL the time! I make a family album each year and a huge percentage of my pages use your templates. I would love to win and buy more templates to use in my 2014 album! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on 400 creations!

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  22. I am just starting out in digital scrapbooking. I have not used one of your templates yet, but I am really looking forward to it. I love that they use so many pictures.

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  23. Congrats of your template milestone! I've used your templates in so many layouts. I love how you have lots and lots of photos on a page - and how it doesn't look too cramped. Lately I love seeing the month review pages. I've always wanted to summarize on a month to month basis. I'd love to see you add in a few circles, hexagons or other large shapes behind some of the photo blocks for extra layering. But overall, I like the simplicity and the matting of your templates. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us.

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    1. Thanks Linda for the ideas!

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  24. Congratulations on your 400th template! I've enjoyed using them for my family heritage albums, as you know. I LOVE the idea of the tabs ... what a great way to include sources of the documents and information that have been used as proof of the things that have been uncovered about ones family history. Keep up the great work!

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  25. I just love the versatility of your templates. I use them mostly for holiday trips, trips with obviously lots of photos (Which I LOVE taking)

    Well done on making it to 400 templates. And thank you for sharing them with us!

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  26. I love you templates and i already used some of them for pictures from my summers i worked in USA. Hope to one day to have a whole album finished. :)

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  27. I, for one, look forward to seeing many more templates in the years to come. It is hard to believe that it has been 7 years since I have found your blog and have come to appreciate the inspiration you provide. Plus I have really enjoyed seeing how the boys have grown and matured. I think by now I probably own just about every template you have made. But I can think of one really good reason to continue getting more. The Princess' mother (my daughter) is getting married in August at a mountain resort and I can't think of anybody else's template I would rather use to make her a book with. (that we are headed to Disney World soon, lol). Keep up the great work and blog.

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    1. Thanks TInk! Yes we go way back! I miss those daily prompts and your sharings on your blog! Congrats to your daughter!!! And you all have a great time at Disney World!

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  28. I have used your templates for so many layouts - I wouldn't know where to start in telling you about all of them! I love your templates, because I always want to include lots of photos on a page, and your templates make that so easy to do - and then the photos tell the story - although I do journal, as well!

    While I usually use them to scrap family events, I have also used them to create pages for a heritage album I am working on.

    Thank you for the opportunity to receive more of your templates!

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    1. Thanks Anita! I remember your family and your layouts! Thank you for your visits and supports through the years!

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  29. I love love love your templates. I have used them multiple times for my digital scrapbooks. Your two page templates have saved me many times.

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  30. I love your templates Yin because I almost always scrap 2 page layouts and yours just have an energy to them that I love! I scrap a lot of travel layouts (like you do) and I love getting lots of pictures on a layout and yet still have room to journal about the trip. I have a trip to Hawaii coming up and would love to use your templates for that!

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  31. I love your templates. They are so wonderful for incorporating lots of photos without being overwhelming.
    Thanks for your hard work!

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  32. WOW! 400 templates that is amazing Yin! I love, love, love your templates! They are laid out so beautifully and they capture the mood of my photos so beautifully! Your templates are so perfect for capturing our family trip photos and all our little life events! I find more and more I am drawn to your templates as they allow me to be as creative as I want to be with some structure to my lay out which is fabulous. I also like how your templates aren't colored with tons of clusters etc it allows me to start with a blank canvas and therefore not be swayed by how the template starts originally. Thanks again for all your hard work in making these templates. I love your work! :)

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  33. Congrats! I LOVE your templates a ton because they are show off your photos which are complimented by embellishments & not the other way around! I really want to try printing my pages into a book like you have done, but am scared to since you have mentioned that there has been some difficulty with the middle crease looking ok. Do you/will you offer (because I would love you to) templates of your P365 Half-Monthly Month in Review pages (like your May one posted above)? I love those. Keep the awesomeness coming!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Yes the P365 Half-Monthly In Review pages are available as templates 290, 317, and 380 in the store.

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  34. Congratulations on 400 Templates. I've loved and collected every free one you have given away. They are my go-to templates when I scrap because I take so many photos of the different functions my children are involved in. I would use them to scrap from 2009 forward----OK so I'm a little behind in my scrapping. Now with one graduated from college and living on their own and the other in college, I have lot's of time to scrap. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I LOVE your templates. They are by far my favorite! Thanks for your work!!

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  36. Yay! 400 Templates!!! I need more money to buy them all! lol! I love them and have used several in my scrapbook. Maybe you will recognize some in my cruise book?

    http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0RcM2jduxaOiA

    Thank you Yin! I can't wait to see the next 400. haha! :)

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    1. Oh your cruise book is so fun, and yes I recognise some of them :)
      Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I love your templates as they allow me to use many photos on the page..and you have laid them out so well. Thank you!

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  38. I love using your templates for events that I have lots of photos from where I can't decide which ones not to use.

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  39. I LOVE you templates. I love that they are multi-photo and that the focus is on the photos. The layouts are great as they are, but it is also easy to give a nudge here and there if I need to, leave one photo out, stick another in, etc. They are very versatile. I enjoy reading your blog, about your family and your travels. Congratulations on creating 400 templates. I can only imagine such a scrapping and design accomplishment. May you create many, many more as you watch your boys grow up and your family change. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.

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    1. Thanks grannymike, I do hope to keep creating layouts even as the boys grow up and life changes!

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  40. Congrats! I love your templates for photo books. They make it easy for making a book super fast.

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  41. Congrats on 400 templates. I love your templates because I can use so many photos. I have completed several albums with them including a friends 40th birthday, a trip to Mexico not to mention several pages. I love your templates. They are the greatest. Thank you so much!!!!

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  42. Whoa, what an accomplishment! I have been using your templates to make a number of scrapbooks for my travels. I love the versatility of your layouts, plus your own layouts have given me so much inspiration. Congratulations for your 400's templates.

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  43. Hi ! I love your templates. This is the first time I participate in a random giveaway ! I use your template for my yearly family albums, for all our little events through the years. And I love your layouts ! Don't change an inch from what you do, it's perfect !

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  44. I use mostly your templates, and they are the only ones I buy, as in spend money on. They are great for 2 page spreaders like me, who take lots of pictures and can't let too many go un-scrapped...

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  45. I haven't scrapped in a long time. If i had your templates it would make it easier for me.

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  46. Your templates are always the first one's I go to when scrapbooking. I've used them to create mini books and just for my everyday pages. I love the amount of photos on the pages and that most of them are two page designs. Congrats on your 400 designs...that's a wonderful milestone.

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  47. Congratulations on your milestone!

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  48. Yin, I love your templates and the way you showcase them with your photos! I have used your templates when I want to use lots of photos about one event, or when I want to do a themed layout about one topic. They are great for multi-photo layouts!

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  49. I have used many of your templates in the past and are finding I still like to make one complete page at a time. I love your tab idea and will use them for my projects because I too scrap cards that have special meaning. I love the layouts you did and do a lot of copy catting (I hope you don't mind). Thank you for the opportunity to win more of your templates. Hugs and Blessings!

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  50. I hardly use any other templates but yours! I pull one up according to how many photos I have, slap my photos in, add some background paper, a couple embellishments, title, journalling, and I'm DONE. Most of the time, I end up moving, resizing, or duplicating a photo spot. Your templates give me a great start to getting it done! I also love your project life and monthly summary pages. They are an inspiration. I also do PL monthly pages, and only do big pages for special events and vacations. Thanks so much for sharing your process, giving reviews and how-to's for printing, and inspiring me to keep up on the memory keeping!

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    1. wow thank you Suzy, for joining me in memory keeping in so many ways!

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  51. Congrats on 400! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and knowledge with us! I'm a true beginner and I just love your templates for being EASY and uncluttered with room for lots of photos. They are working perfectly for my ranch pictures with layouts on individual animals!

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  52. I am going to scrap the photos of my in-laws for a special gift for my sons and my husband. If my in-laws were still alive today they would be turning 95 years old and 100 years old on June 26th. They were awesome people that I want to be able to share with my family. I LOVE your templates!!!

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    1. That would be really a special gift!

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  53. 400 templates and I own about 395 of them! I have used your templates to make more than 1000 layouts! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  54. Yin, I love your templates. They provide for artistic arrangement of multiple photos, they are not cluttered, and they are flexible. I use them in the majority of my scrapped pages. Congratulations on reaching 400!

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  55. When my daughter was going over to Spain for a semester abroad, I wanted her to bring a photo book to them as a gift, I used your templates to do it! It was gorgeous. My sister has also used your templates and she has shared many of them on your site. I cannot believe you have made it to 400, thank you for your templates and for sharing your stores with all of us.

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  56. I love, love, love your templates. Always one that I look to and a newsletter I look forward to receiving!

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    1. That's really nice to know!

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  57. Happy 400th template! Wow...that's a lot of templates & layouts! I turn to your templates first for my vacation albums...always perfect for highlighting our memories and all the photos we take. Thanks for the sale and chance to win!

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  58. I've been able to scrap a ton more everyday photos thanks to you! Keep coming with the 2 pagers! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

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  59. I have been using your templates for years. Every time I go to make a page, I start with something else, realize I have too many photos for those one-hit wonders, and I find one of yours that works perfectly. I love the bent frames and the subtle shadows, and the "tossed" look on the pages. I always have at a minimum 10-15 photos and I ONLY do two-page layouts, so your templates are awesome.

    Thanks for designing them and selling them at such an affordable price! I hope your store has been successful and that it has provided you with some extra "fun money" through the years.

    Sarah

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    1. thank you Sarah, I like how you call it the "tossed look"! :)

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  60. Congratulations!

    I used your templates for several photobooks! Thank you!
    And now they are great with the pictures of our grandchildren

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  61. My english is not god enough to understand all you wrote. But I love your work and your templates. I thank you for all the downloads. I would like to use your templates for my year book.

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  62. Hi Yin, I am SO happy I found your blog and your wonderful templates a few years ago! I have four ongoing projects plus many others, but the four that are ongoing are Life scrapbooks for our four grandchildren ranging in age from 9 to 19 - currently each scrapbook is over 140 pages, and since I discovered your templates I use them almost exclusively for all my projects. I LOVE digital scrapbooking and your templates make my pages really stand out. I have gotten many compliments on them. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us! Susan K wkohr@comcast.net

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    1. I'm honored to be 'part' of your grandchildren's life scrapbooks!!!

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  63. AnonymousJune 20, 2014

    Congratulations for 400 Templates!!

    I used your templates for the photobooks of our vacations. We have so many wonderful Pictures, that we Need templates for a lot of Pictures. My favourite are the templates with one large Picture on the one site

    Best wishes Drachenmaedchen.

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  64. Congratulations! 400 templates is quite an achievement! What an awesome giveaway - I am always interested in adding to my supply of templates; thanks for the chance to win some of yours.

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  65. hannah@hurey.comJune 21, 2014

    400 Templates is AMAZING! You know I LOVE your double templates because of their letting the picture tell the story style. I would love to add more to my stash for my own family memories.

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  66. I recently wrote you asking about using some of your templates for our school yearbook. You said no problem and I just sent it in for printing yesterday. I love your templates. I love that they have a variety of numbers of photos, that even though they are not linear, I can still achieve the clean look that I like. I also like that many of them are easily adaptable to an 8.5x11 format that I need for some projects. What else can I say - I am a total fan and can't wait to see what else you are willing to share. {One of these days I really want to try the double page spreads in an actual photobook - Woohoo!} Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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    1. That's awesome Alison, if you post the yearbook online do link me up, I will love to have a peek :)

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  67. Audrey WilsonJune 21, 2014

    You inspire me in my scrapbooking in so many ways. I love the colors you use, the titles, and the way you journal and capture the emotions of the event. When you travel, you take such breathtaking photos of the landscape, and I love the way you use them as backgrounds in your layouts. I use your templates for almost every page I do because they focus on the photos. Thank you for your blog, and sharing your templates.

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  68. Congrats on your accomplishment, your templates are amazing. When my niece started college we formed a tradition that she and I would take a trip to celebrate her spring break. I'm currently working on a trip album from one of those trips where we went to Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC. I'm using only your templates and it's working out beautifully. I love that I can add many photos to tell our story and still have room for journaling. Thank you again for the inspiration and creativity.

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  69. AnonymousJune 22, 2014

    Congrats!! I love your templates cause I always make way tooo much photos. So your templates have helped me a lot

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  70. I love your templates! Congrats on reaching 400. Your templates give me the freedom to use as many pics as I need to tell the story.

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  71. Yin! Congrats on 400 templates! Your blog was one of the first ones I stumbled across when I started digital scrapbooking. I love using your templates for vacation spreads because I tend to take too many photos and your templates are great for those! When I started with P365 (OMG, that's sooooo years ago, lol) I keep coming back to your templates because I find my scrapbooking style is very similar to yours. Very inspirational indeed! So thank you for a chance to win your templates and congrats again on the milestone. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank Yuki! Yes P365 is sooooo years ago, and I'm still doing it :) and loving it!

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  72. I love to use your templates! I use and reuse them so often. I love that I can get so many pictures on a page without making it look cluttered. Thanks for sharing your great talent. I also love looking at all your completed pages. They are inspirational.

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  73. AnonymousJune 24, 2014

    I love your templates and I used many of them for our holiday albums. And also in future I will use them and have fun with our memories. Thank you a lot.

    Anja
    Landlady02@yahoo.de

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  74. Congratulations on reaching 400! You have the best templates-- they're the only ones I use! Thanks for sharing your stories and for the chance to win...

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  75. I love your templates because they fit so many photos. I also like being able to showcase one big photo. I'm not one for lots of embellishments and "stuff" on my page, and I really want my pictures and journalling to shine. Your templates do this for me. I'm not even sure that there are $40 worth of templates that I do not already own, but I would love to fill my stash with any missing ones.

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  76. AnonymousJune 25, 2014

    WOW, 400 templates. That is a wonderful accomplishment. I have been a long time follower of your blog and your templates. I have purchased and used a great deal of them to scrap pics of my grandchildren. I love your style of scrapbooking and I deeply enjoy the journaling included on your pages. I feel that I have traveled the world by reading your pages. I hope there will be many, many more templates in your future. Blessings Lisa Kelly lisascrapbooking@yahoo.com

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    1. That's wonderful to know, Lisa Kelly, thank you!

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  77. Love your templates as they make my life so much easier! Not just that, but I love way the pages look and the awesome variety. Congrats on reaching 400 and looking forward to more!

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  78. I LOVE using your templates and have used them since 2008! In fact at one point you had need of your earlier templates (I can't remember why), but I emailed some of the files back to you.
    I love your style and the clean look your templates afford. But the main reason I always go to your templates is because there is space for so many pictures on one layout and I am all about pictures!!!!

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    1. I remember that, thank you once again!! :) Some readers were asking for 'missing templates' and I had lost them when the old external harddisk died, and you came to my rescue! Now I believe all the templates I ever made are in the store or free on the blog. Thank you!

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  79. AnonymousJune 26, 2014

    Congrats on 400 templates. I love to us them for my travel albums. But they also work fine for wedding and confirmation picture. Thank you so much for your work!!!!

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