Saturday, October 16, 2010

What can you learn from little birds?

If the title sounds a little philosophical, then maybe that's because it's kinda is! Am I confusing you already? :) It's all about this page here.

Journaling reads: (October 27, 2002)

In Thailand we have a saying that can be translated as
"Little birds build nests according to their size."
This is based on a Buddhist belief that one should always
be aware of their own situation and live within their means.

I had this thought on my mind when Chris and I decided to host a small party
to let our friends know of our engagement
and my decision to leave Thailand to live with Chris in East Timor.
We sent out an informal invitation to friends with this photo on it.

The fact that it was taken at an instant photo booth in the old Bangkok airport
only a few minutes after Chris's flight had landed made it even more special.
No make-up, stiff hair, or beautiful suit and gown. Just us and the camera.
It became the first symbol of our lives together on the path of little birds.

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Yes, I know. It's an old picture and an old story. But the moment I laid eyes on the Kissing Birds kit, I thought of both immediately. I wanted to tell the story and tell it right, because it means a lot to me. This kit helped me do just that.

But then again it's always like this between me and each one of Rachelle's (Designs by Doodelle's) kit. They make me feel the urge to tell a story. Sometimes, though, the right story doesn't show itself to me right away. When that happens I prefer to wait. I know that if I give it time and don't rush myself to "just finish it", it will pay off. Probably not very nice of me as a creative team member but I'm lucky that Rach is super sweet and understand her Creative Soulmates very well. Hehe...
Anyway, here's the ultra cute and super creative kit that inspires me so much, Kissing Birds:

You may pop in Rach's blog to see other stunning layouts that the MScraps CTs have created with the kit, and also a layout from Tammy and one from Indy -- my two creative soulmates on Rach's CT team!

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As usual, Rach lets me turn my layout in to a QP to give away here. I hope you woud enjoy it as much as I do. There's plenty of room on the layout to tell your own story or you can even add more of your own special photos onto it. Please consider leaving me a word or two if you like the page enough to download. You know how much I love to read. :) Here's your download link.

Indy has a quickpage from her layout to give away as well. Don't forget to tell her I send my best regards when you stop by her blog to catch the goodies! ;)


MouserMo said...

Thank you for your freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list

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 Quick Page(s) post on Oct. 16, 2010. Thanks again.

Indy said...

Beautiful my dear! THank you:)