Sunday, July 27, 2008

More Mother's of Multiples - July

So this is what I've been busy with for the last two weeks. My next issue of the newsletter is just a few minutes away from being ready to publish and I've gotten my LOs complete. I thank God that I found Yin from Yin Design/Simply Yin, her templates have been a huge time saver for me - the hardest part is figuring out which one to slightly modify to make it work for the number of photos I have - but I would be sunk trying to fit all these photos in the newsletter without her marvelous talent.

I really appreciate all the wonderful comments people left for me on "No Boys, Just Girls". It was definitely the most positive response I've received so far. It has gotten me inspired to create "Ok, Just Some Boys" add-on which I'll start working on when the girls & I get back from a mini-trip back to my parents this week. I have a few ideas, but I'm always open to more suggestions. I've gotten 40 comments so far, and 1750 hits and 1000 people downloaded the elements, and about 50 fewer for the paper packs. That's always interesting to see, I guess I'm a numbers person as an engineer, but I'm always curious why people downloaded elements and not papers, I'm much more a paper person myself. Now I'm anxious to see some layouts people have created. There's a little Thank You below all these LOs.

Template 25 by Yin Designs
Paper from Strawberry Delight by Flergs (recolored)
Alpha from Patriotic by ScarlettSinger Designs
Fonts - Arial, Cooper

Template 9 by Yin Designs
Paper from Frozen Passion by Pay it Forward Scraps
Fonts - Social Animal, CK Journaling
Template 36 (used 1/2) by Yin Designs
Paper from Mango Tango by mglscraps
Fonts - Placard Condensed, CK Journaling
Template 47 (modified) by Yin Designs
Paper from White is White by Dnad
Papers from Silly Season by Zoe Pearn
Journal Tag from Wild Sorbet by Michelle Coleman
Quote from Quote Challenge by Mindy Terasawa
Font - CK Journaling
Template 12 by Yin Designs
Paper from Shimmer Secondaries by Tracy Lee Designs
Date Label from Calendar Labels by Mira Designs
Notebook from Nothing Girly by Christine Smith
Tabs by Scraps from Sarah Belle
Fonts - Chocolate Box Decorated, CK Journaling, Soopafresh

Template 34 (modified) by Yin Designs
Papers from Beach Glass by Ginger Scraps
Fonts - Death, Century Gothic, CAC Leslie, Blue Cabin

Template 22 (from 2 pages to 1) by Yin Designs
Papers from Wild Sorbet by Michelle Coleman
Fonts - Elephant, 2 Peas Chatter, LB Punchy, DymoFontInvers
Template 40 (modified) by Yin Designs
Papers from Wild Sorbet by Michelle Coleman
Fonts - Elephant, Arial

I got my husband one of those coffee mugs you can change the insert on and I love it, so much that I just bought one for myself this weekend and I don't drink coffee. I'll probably make a scrap page just like this mug insert (why didn't I save the psd file????), as I think it turned out pretty cute. All the items are from my two latest kits which you can find on the left sidebar under My Scraps. The kits are "No Boys, Just Girls" and "Spring Swing".

Pick up the mug inserts HERE.


the3chickens said...

Wow, you HAVE been busy! :D Great LOs, all of them -I always love seeing multi-photo LOs!

Thanks a bunch for the inserts. I bought a mug and made an insert as a gift for my friend but my own 6-month old mug still remains empty! I keep meaning to make one but always forget or too lazy :D

Re your curiosity about lesser ppl dl-ing papers. I'm one of those who usually seldom dl papers. And mind, I'm answering generally rather than specifically yours!

I have 2 reasons for that - 1st, because I have thousands of papers already and definitely dont need more as most LOs only use 1 or 2 papers but I can (& usually do :D) throw in a lot of elements in 1 LO.

My 2nd reason is printed quality. Problems in elements wont be as noticeable but it would be for an entire paper. So unless I know the quality of the designer's work very well, I dont dl cos it might be blurry, grainy, pixelly or otherwise 'faulty' & I might not know till it's printed which would mean a lot of time & money wasted in prints & shipping since I hope to do photobooks. I've only ever printed a few LOs for gifts and I was burned once when the paper which looked fine on screen was noticeably blurred in print so now I just figure better safe than sorry. I would be majorly bummed if that happens again after spending a few hundred dollars on a book...

Wow that was a long post! Sorry :D

Thanks again for the inserts and have a great day ahead!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Jul [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm]).

Melissa said...


All of your layouts are fantastic. The parents will *love* the newsletter that you are putting together.

Your inserts are very nice. Thank you for sharing.

cherylzyx said...

I love these, thank you!

Yin said...

ooh, fantastic layouts once again!! Oh, I would be hard pressed to choose some to show off on my blog! The twins and multiples are just adorable. I also love the narrower/long layout of the newborn playgroup, great job! I agree with all the rest that your NoBoysJustGirls kit is super!! I will be happy to have the OkJustSomeBoys kit! Did you see that I used the black paper from your kit for my OUt and about in NY layout? I loved it!