My Layouts and a FREEBIE…

>> July 23, 2009

I’ve been thinking,  I've hardly posted anything other than designer’s products and layouts using them, on my blog. Its not that i don't have anything else to say, its just that it never occurred to me. !! I know how silly that sounds… and I'm seriously thinking about changing that. And thinking on that note, let me share one or two layouts i was working on (not the CT ones…). So here is what i’ve been doing in the past weeks…. And I'd really appreciate all your comments on them.

For the first one, i used the "Page in a Pinch 24" template from Red Leaf DigiScrapping's . And it was the perfect one to scrap these pictures. These pictures were taken over a period of days(10 to be exact)  during the ‘Brahma Utsavam’ Celebration in our temple in South India. Learn more about this festival here.

BrahmaUtsavam_web

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Popular stories trace the origin of 'Brahma Utsavam' celebration, to Brahma, the creator God, who first conducted this festival to Sri Balaji at Tirupati. Brahma worshiped Sri Balaji on the banks of the holy Pushkarini in Tirupati as a way to give thanks  Hence, this utsavam bears his name, as "Brahma's Utsavam." The BrahmaUtsavam is performed over a nine-day period. During the nine days of the festival, the religious activities include daily 'homas' and processions for the utsava murti on different 'vahanas', which are the chariots, that can be  seen in the Temple. Every evening, the utsava ‘vigrahas’ are decorated with different 'alankarams'.  And the concluding day is the 'Janma Nakshatra' (birth star) of Sri Balaji, which is celebrated in a very grand way.

And my second layout is inspired from Simply Yin’s  ‘Simple Days’ layout.

balloon_rally_web (Detailed Credits )

[ You must know, that i don't use templates that often, most of the time i just use them as inspirational sketches or starting points for my layouts. And though they might look alike, technically, i’ve not used the actual template blocks. So, unless i mention that ‘templates are by so-so’ , i’ve not used the actual template blocks. In that case i just say ‘Inspired from so and so’s design. ]

And Yin’s designs are amazing starting points. And if you haven’t heard of Yin, then you really must be missing on something. She is this amazing scrapper who specializes on 2 page layouts. She posts them on her blog and also sells those templates too. She’s got some very unique and interesting designs for 2 pagers. And I'm a big time fan. Why dont you drop by her blog and see for yourself.

Oh well, that's all for now.Hope i’ve inspired some of you out there to give templates and 2 pagers a chance. And from now on, I'll post such layouts and their stories, and in return, I’d love to hear from you. So drop a comment or two.

And for patiently going through this post and all my other nonsenses, here is a FREEBIE for you. Its a Quickpage using Digi-Designs by Nicole’s ‘Take a Dip’ kit. And you can still get this kit for FREE, this week only,so hurry !! 

See you all later. bye

keyrarun_TakeaDipQP_Preview_Web

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12 comments:

Anonymous July 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

Thank you so much for the cute, cute page! I love this kit! Thank you, thank you.

N.T. July 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Thanks!

Laramie July 23, 2009 at 7:07 PM  

Keyr lovin your 2 page layout. Glad I refreshed your blog address because it was still on april in my favorites. Always look forward to your layouts in the forum.

Digi Free July 23, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 24 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Dana July 24, 2009 at 5:25 AM  

this is a gorgeous qp. thank-u so much.

Tami July 24, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

Thanks!

Anonymous July 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

Luv this! Thanx a bunch!!

* Lee July 25, 2009 at 2:15 AM  

Thank you so much!! :)

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search July 25, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 7 post on Jul. 25, 2009. Thanks again.

Chrissy July 25, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

Hey Keyr! Thanks for the cute QP and I am lovin your multi pic and 2 page layouts! Nice job!

Anna August 1, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

Super adorable LO! I'm so happy to have this, thank you lots and lots :)

Kathy August 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

Awesome quick page! thank-you

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