Wednesday, September 30, 2015

August in Pictures

Yep, I talked it over with Oprah. 
Lol. Confession: photo taken at Madam Tussaud's Singapore in August. 

The whole of Sept I have been enjoying listing with the community doing the 30 Days of List Challenge. And the above is  just one of them. You can see all my lists if you follow my Instagram account yin_dgs. 

It's just so enjoyable and wonderful to take a bit of time daily to jot down a list that represents journaling of a part of me. It's interesting asking my family to chip in too. Like for the prompt 'How I stand out from the crowd' - Jared commented that 'but mummy you live in the middle' (as opposed to living on the edge) - He reads me well! I do tend to try to blend in rather than stand out! 

On a day to day basis, I  have taken to using Word Swag app to document them. These will probably be added to the album I'm building. For which I'm using templates sets 262 and 451 to turn into layouts like this:
The list reads:
Our Love Story
Raising our boys
Our stories of God's amazing Grace
Our shoe-string travel adventures
The Lord is our Shepherd
Working part time for 11 year in my banking career
Serving in the youth ministry

Have you thought about what your biography might include?

August Project Life Pages

Long days at work until recently meant I have only just completed my August pages. August was a full month. It was Singapore's SG 50 Jubilee celebrations. And my birthday too :)

First I started the month by updating the August card digitally. Find the download here if you are interested. 

In August DH's school had a Family Day where we could go visit, check out their brand new facilities and get a 'window into his everyday!'
He took me around with a Polaroid camera. And when we were done we went to one of the planned activities - Scrapbooking!!I got to complete a physical page on the spot with our Polaroids! I can't describe what a great morning that was. Here's the layout. 

I have so much fun making a physical page that I realised looked just like my digital ones, haha! Just for fun I decided to create it into a template  :)

Another highlight in August was the Singapore Symphony Orchestra concert we attended together, our first with the boys actually. It was one of their popular series playing music by Joe Hisaishi, mostly written for Ghibli films. 

Sadly a very dear friend of mine went home to the Lord in August. I printed the eulogy I wrote for her, and inserted it behind one of the cards as part of the way I am remembering her in my PL.

On my birthday because we had two free tickets we decided to make it a family outing with my mom and brother to Madam Tussauds. It was a really fun couple of hours!
There were  our political leaders, and local celebrities amongst the who's who. Even the boys who were grumbling before we went, admitted they enjoyed themselves.

August Half - Monthly Pages

And finally, two spreads that make up a photo a day for August. These are from my 365 template sets, #290. I'm still using graph paper as background, and have starting using borders to speed up the process. Black titles seem in vogue :)
Lots of everyday life here. Every bit makes me happy. And so thankful.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What I would do if I knew I couldn't fail

At this point in my life, with the looming empty nest, my list of What I would do if I knew I couldn't fail reads:
Run an Air BnB home for travelers
Set off on Round the World in a year adventure
Switch to second career

It was fun to think and dream! This was part of my 30 Days of Lists challenge that started on 1 September. I am really enjoying it, and this time I am posting and sharing on Facebook (private group) and Instagram, You can see my other lists on Instagram under user name yin_dgs

Each day I use the Wordswag app to do up my list like the one above. Gradually I am converting them (selected ones) into digital layouts like this one below, for printing into a book (!)

Last weekend I had some time and decided to adapt my template 372 into a 12x12 layout for the List on My Pinterest Boards below. Cool right? You can follow me on Pinterest (User name yin100) here

London Pages
And now for latest completed pages of London!
These four pages are some of my favorites yet! They are of the days we spent wandering the Southbank and the West End, Picadilly area - not to mention queuing for half price tickets and catching two west end shows! Guess which ones we caught?

All of these layout templates are found in the Store.

Taiwan Album
And I have completed my Taiwan album!! Here's the cover which is done in the same style as all the pages in the book.  Including the black background. 

And if you like this style, here's the cover as a template, and also as a 12x12 layout page.


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