Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sightseeing in Paris of the Middle East

Are there still 24 hours in a day? I personally can't believe so. Somebody must have taken some off and I must have missed the news! :D Sometimes time can fly so fast and you just can't keep up with it. What do you do then? Well, you just grit your teeth and push on anyway. Because that's the only option. :)

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I've been looking for so long for the right kit to scrap those pictures I took from the old souk at Byblos, the ancient port town in Lebanon. This week I found one and it couldn't be more perfect. The kit is Mademoiselle from Paris by Lilipruneau.

I made a double pager with the kit about our day at the souk. The page is called "Paris of the Middle East". (Please click on images for bigger views. It will open in a new tab/window.)

Journaling reads:
When Lebanon is not too busy with wars, travellers know Beirut well as 'Paris of the Middle East', a culture-rich, artsy holiday destination full of beautiful scenery and also a shopping paradise. We never fully realised how true that was until we visited the restored medieval souk (local market) of Byblos.

{1} A stone-paved alley leading you to the heart of the souk {2} All kinds of local art and crafts can be found here. Other than colorful toys for children, one popular souvenir seemed to be the hookahs -- oriental tobacco pipes that filter smoke through water {3} One fabulous shop specialised in potpouri had buckets of dried colorful petals on display next to the sidewalk {4} Most cute cafe were still quiet in the strong heat of that afternoon {5} Our rare family picture taken after the huge shopping spree

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Coincidentally it's also my turn to host the Template Challenge this week (May 28 to June 4) at Digital Scrap Cafe forum. So I turned this double pager into templates to give away for the challenge. I hope you like them!!

Please click on the preview image to go to the challenge thread. The download link is waiting for you there. And if you like the template, would you let me know and leave some comments here at the blog or on 4shared or, even better, join the challenge, please? :)

I hope you can find time to play with me! The winner of this challenge will win $3 coupon to Lilipruneau's Store at Digital Scrap Cafe. Thank you so much, Lili, for your generosity!!!

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. If you visit Lili's blog, you will find 2 QP freebies from the kit Mademoiselle in Paris too. Enjoy!

Tata for now. See ya at the challenge thread! :)


PaMam said...

Yes I was wonder are you have an extra hour or only have 24 hours a day like us. But you know that your fans here love to see your work very much so keep go on :).

Thank you for sharing us a great DP and the great layout that full with beautiful picture and great journalling.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [29 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on May. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

Pressed Petals said...

stunning LOs Pom!

LieN said...

Just came across your blog for the first time. At once, I'm a big fan! You're a big inspiration !!

Marjo said...

thanks you for this template i like it

PaMam said...

Congrats to you for the winner 2010 scrappers World Award. I'm so proud of you.

Pom said...

@PaMam, Thank you so much ja! I'm still so stunned about it!

@LieN and Christine (Press Petals) Thanks!!!! It means a lot to me since both of you are my favorite designers/scrappers and my inspiration for so long!

@Marjo, You are so welcome! :)

Giny said...

Thank you very much for the template! I used it to my new LO:

Indy said...

Pom i love love your page! thank you for the template! Btw, how do you create your 2 pages spread photo to look like a book? It looks great!

Pom said...

@Giny - your page is fantastic!!! Thanks for using the template! :)

@Indy- You're making me blushed! lol
About the spread, I saw a friend did that to her DP at DSC forum and I wanted it so much. But she used a commercial overlay and I was too cheap for it. LOL!!! So I did my own version with a little shadow trick. You know - just regular drop shadow from one side (with a little larger offset and blur radius than usual). Then I copy only the part of the shadow that spills over to the other side, paste it on another layer, flip it and move it to meet the other shadow in the middle. Am I making any sense? LOL

lyza said...

thank you for sharing this beautiful double page template ! love it ! ♥