Friday, August 12, 2011

Week in our LiFe - So Blessed

Our Week in the Life pages are completed!! I have immensely enjoyed this week of capturing our life on a daily basis,  so reminiscent of my Project 365 days in 2009, enjoyed it very much. As I look at our life splashed across the pages, simply am so thankful at how blessed we are!

It was a very ordinary week, and weekdays we were all in school or at work, so I've organised my pages not by days but by themes - weekday morning routine, weekend meal highlights, daily studying routine, etc. It worked beautifully :)
I kept it simple and used Sue Cumming's, and Suddenly Artistic's beautiful wordarts. Came together quickly!

I'm still lacking a spot of journaling, am still thinking how I might do up an additional page or two to capture all the journaling/thoughts of the week in one place.Will also include my Daybook entry to complete it :)

Also been hanging around Ali Edwards' and been so inspired by hers and other scrapbookers' pages and ideas. Just been so basking in the glow of this wonderful community capturing our lives together! I'm so blessed and thankful I am a part of it all! Project Life is tugging at me too :)

And to top it all off, my Rawa album arrived! (see pages in earlier post) Just so wonderful to hold it as a book in my hands :P

Finally, I've made a new page using a similar style as my week in the life for our Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner - easy!

Saved this template for you here. The rest of the page templates will be in the store soon. Thanks for dropping by and sharing my joy :)
Download here. Have fun!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Some Lovely Pages

I am excited to share with everyone some lovely pages that several talented scrappers have shared with me. Thank you ladies, you are wonderful, and you make me very happy and rewarded as a template designer!

Here's an amazing page by Julie Gentry:
These lovely pages and spreads are by Katell:

Now see these beautiful pages by Kim, from an album for her daughter' baby book! I loved how she used the LOVE template, she said "I really wanted to include a piece of the past in my daughter’s book, so these are all kinds of family pictures from different times." What a fantastic idea, and look at those cutest baby pics!

And check out these dazzling pages by Paige, see her gallery here (Thanks Paige for showing them to me, unfortunately my scrapmatters id would not let me leave comments on your gallery for some reason, your pages are beautiful!!)

And more stunning layouts from Tawn!

Now does not all these great inspiration make you very happy? Happy scrapping and making memories!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Capturing Daily Life

Did you join in the Week in our Life project? Thanks to Jenny's reminder (thanks Jenny!) I did not miss the annual seven-day documentary project inspired by Ali Edwards this year, for the week July 25th-July 31st. Snapped lots of photos and have an idea how I might pull it together, hopefully by my next post!

It's so wonderful to document daily moments and daily life for a change, and though this week was a very ordinary work/school week, we did have some highlights: I got myself my first iphone (!), Jared got my old ipod nano (!), Ryan in turn got a new sony walkman phone, but my laptop crashed and had to be sent to be fixed. :(  No worries though I had everything backed up onto an external harddisk - a very good habit I must say!

And though strictly not within the one week period, today Ryan came home and told us his bus to school was involved in an accident this morning. The front of the bus was quite damaged but his seat belt held him safe. What a shock, and how thankful we are he is unscathed! Thank you Lord!

I had wanted to try this for a long time, so as part of my Week In Our Life pages, I will include a snapshot of what's going on with me by taking part and creating a page following the The Simple Woman's Daybook. The Daybook suggests a list of prompts that are lovely for journaling. I got the link from Nini from the lovely Suddenly Artistic blog (check our her fantastic wordarts). 


Outside my window... it's a fine day with an amazing dusty red sunset

I am thinking... how we must live by faith and not by sight, how we must set the right example for Jared while we are waiting for results of his school applications and facing possible rejections

I am thankful... Ryan is safe and protected in the bus accident!

I am wearing... a grey dress for work and t-shirt and jean shorts now

I am creating... my Daybook scrapbook page!

I am going... to keep going to my fitness class workouts at least twice a week, I do enjoy them!

I am wondering... what Jared will be like as a angsty teenager, lol

I am reading... Beijing Walks (in planning for our next trip, hopefully end of this year)

I am hoping... dh will have God's clear answer where he is seeking Him

I am looking forward to... end of Jared's PSLE exams!

Around the house... we are happily playing with our new gadgets!

One of my favorite things... enjoying korean romantic comedies before bedtime with dh
And now into a layout!

A lovely way to record a list of the simple things and thoughts of our daily life isn't it? Now I'm pondering... if I can get my family to make such a daybook each themselves too, to add to our Week in the Life pages :)


I'm also excited to show you pages from my just completed shutterfly album! I had a coupon for a free 20 page 8X8 that I could not pass up, so I rushed out these photos of our very recent RAWA trip - in a black and white background, clean 'jagged edge' photo style that I was inspired to try. It came together quickly. I used only quotes as embellishments and put all my journalling on the first page! The templates are in the store
This is the Cover:
The first page

Tada! I can't wait to see it in the mail!

Finally, here's a layout of the light saber birthday presents the boys received earlier this year - they had great battles with them - look at the pictures we got!
This template is now available as Template Pack 8 in the Store. Thanks for your interest!

 Thanks for all the wonderful comments you leave!


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