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As a template and two-page loving scrapper, I am super excited to introduce our sponsor for today — Yin Designs.  Yin, who designs templates to support her scrapping habit, has an amazing collection of templates and she specializes in LOTS of photos and two page spreads.  I am totally inspired by how many photos she gets on a page and how full and exciting her pages are.  She is truly talented.  I can’t wait to show you some of her work.  Here are the templates she created just for THE DIGI FILES 8.




And here are some of team pages using these great templates! (You can click on the 2-pagers to make them larger)

karen-jeff-life-of-the-party-1009nLayout by Karen:  Yin template from TDF8; Lauren Reid Second Spring kit, Clarity word strip, Everyday date strip, You and Me confetti, Bitty Stitchies Vol. 1; Sweet Shoppe Designs Party Out Back word art; Darcy Baldwin Sweet Treat font

Layout by Katie: Template from Yin Designs from The Digi Files 8, Paper from Jen Wilson Designs (seasonal scraps line), Tags & Staples from Cheeky Monkey (Pixel Canvas), Curled Journal papers from Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals), Font is Hootie.  Quote by Joe McNally – “Why is it that photographers look at a place most people would figure to be a likely setting for a crime and go, ‘Cool!’?”

Layout by Kelly: everything from TDD8 except “September”- S2 Month to Month from The Daily Digi

You can get these great templates as well as a bunch of other great kits, all for just $5.00!



I was born in and have lived all my life in my lovely island country of Singapore. My husband and I have been married 15 years and been friends since we were 15. Our sons are ten and twelve and growing up way too fast! I’m an accountant by training and still work part time. That’s why I’m so addicted to digi-scrapbooking – it’s my much needed creative outlet, and of course I really love the ‘recording’ of our life.

STORE: Yin Designs

BLOG: Simply Yin
(you really need to check out her blog…I just LOVE the design with all the LO’s peaking out!)

It was the sheer fun of creating, putting together ideas, color swatches and trying out new techniques that drew me to start designing.

JI had to check my blog, it was June 2006! I designed kits for a year, and it was so much fun, I was in creative heaven so to speak, walking, thinking, dreaming design ideas all the time. I gave it up a year later as I was just not able to keep up and was neglecting other important areas in my life. After that I started sharing templates from my layouts and had good feedback, and that’s how my template designing began!

I am definitely a scrapper most of all. I made a pact with myself when I set up this store, that I will only make templates from my completed layouts, and not make templates just for sale. This ensures that my scrapbooks take first priority. So far it has worked out so well, I’m pretty much caught up on my scrapping, I get a creative rush from making every layout, and the store is a wonderful bonus!

Including scrapping and blogging time, I probably spend 10 to 14 hours a week. I try hard to keep it down and be super-efficient. I do what Katie the Scrapbook Lady described as power scrapping on the Daily Digi a few weeks back.

They are all templates! But probably these two are my current favorites:
I planned this in my mind for a few weeks and still love this heart shaped template adapted from a Valentines’ card layout I made for Dh in February. You can still snag it on my blog HERE.


And I so enjoyed this one that I used for a beach layout where photos engulfed practically the entire layout!


That’s an interesting question, I made a check, and it turned out to be this set of Templates 34 & 35 !


  1. Hanging out time with my family
  2. Watching Korean dramas with Dh (the non-sappy, romantic comedy kind)
  3. Scrapbooking!
  4. Hunting for vintage , inexpensive and gorgeous cocktail rings
  5. Green tea latte
  6. Travel (do it ourselves on a shoe string kind)
  7. Planning the trip!
  8. Flea markets
  9. Learning about God and His Word at Bible Study Fellowship – such a blessing!
  10. Hearing testimonies, reading true stories and biographies

  1. People who don’t say what they mean
  2. Being in a rush. Unfortunately I’m always in a rush!
  3. Cockroaches –  I am terrified of them!
  4. Wasting time – I must always be doing something, and I constantly multitask!
  5. The boys’ toys (lego pieces, bionicles, knex…) and books that are constantly strewn all over our home
  6. Paper cuts, I am so prone to them
  7. A bad hair day
  8. Reality shows that do not have a point
  9. Paper work, bills, insurance, etc
  10. People who take advantage of others


And now let’s take a look at some of my favorite Yen templates! Be sure to click on the images…it will take you straight to Yin’s site with awesome example layouts!









And some more team layouts using Yin’s templates…so FUN!  Be sure to click on the images to see them larger!

a_450yin1Layout by Katie: Template 70 by Yin Designs, Naturally Krafty Paper by Katie Pertiet, Fonts are Hootie and Calibri, journaling can be read HERE.

b_450yin2Layout by Katie: Yin Designs Template 102, Fonts are Fontologie Textura and Century Gothic, Ribbons by Anne Dejong, journaling can be read HERE.

c_450_feedingfish-again-copyLayout by Steph: Template 119 by Yin everything else is by Zoe Pern, font is Giggles by Fontologie

d_450_coconut-grove-shopping-center-hula-copyLayout by Steph: Template 115 by Yin, papers and stitching from Wub at SSD (no longer available), coconut tree and flower by Amanda Heimann and Pineapple Plantation Mele Kalikimaka (on sale for $2.10 through 10/14 and then it is retiring) Alpha is by Dani Mogstad

e_450_kids_strawberrypicking_09_webLayout by Jacki: Flipped a couple photos to accommodate my vertical pics and added one more.
Yin Designs Template #109. Strawberry Hill by Ellie Lash (TDD Files #6?). Luv Song alpha by CD Muckosky. Font is Kirsten.

f_450_kas_fallfun_09_webLayout by Jacki: Template#78. Font is xoxo Karen by Peas. Kit is Softly Falling by Dani Mogstad (TDD Files #8). Green paper, stitching, flower stamps from Fall Color by Michelle Coleman and Lori Barnhurst. Messy Date stamp by Michelle Coleman.

krustylandLayout by Rachael: Funland by Dani Mogstad and Jacque Larsen at The Lilypad
Template #104 by Yin Designs

moreinloveLayout by Rachael: Crushed Cranberries by Jacque Larsen and Gina Miller at The Lilypad
Template #37 by Yin Designs



Thank you, Yin, for being with us here at THE DAILY DIGI this month!  I’m excited to get to know a new designer!  And the next time I’m in Singapore we’ll have to get together 🙂

As a thank you to our readers, Yin has a great coupon!