Life on these islands…

17 Oct

… is funny. It’s great almost all of the time; sometimes it gets poopy (really now, what country has things going great for it all of the time?). But mostly it’s funny. The people are funny.

That’s one thing I love about these beautiful 7000 plus islands. The people have such a great sense of humor. There is a saying we have which, loosely translated, means, “Everything can be solved if it is communicated properly.” (hmm. Somehow the English version loses much of the flavor of the native language, but it’ll have to do). Anyway, the point is: part of that communication, no matter how serious, is always offset with the lightness of humor. I think it’s the belief that if you can laugh about it, it can’t be *that* bad yet. Something can still be done. There’s hope.

Yep, this same sense of humor is what we ride on in the best of times, and it’s what carries us through the worst of times.

And many times, it’s apparent everywhere you look.

Case in point:

Remember this character? (He’s been around since the early 1900s apparently):

Felix the Cat

Felix the Cat

Now, check out the name of this barber shop, as featured in one of our biggest dailies:

How funny is that? (I’ll bet the barber’s name is truly Felix, too!… Wonder if he’s both barber and manicurist?) 😆

A Freebie, Sweetie!

It’s freebie time! Time to reveal what this was all about:

It’s a layered template for you! 😀 Here’s the full view:

LivEdesigns-Time of Year Template

LivEdesigns-Time of Year Template

Click on the preview to download.

The template comes with a curved text path, and you can absolutely change up the hanging strings and the bottom accents with stuff from your digistash so that it fits your taste. 😉

Here’s the layout I made with it:

LivE - Time of Year (Christmas Layout)

LivE - Time of Year (Christmas Layout)

(Yeah, I know, it’s a Christmas page… what can I say? Gotta get those Christmas photos scrapped before new ones come flooding in, in about 3 months! 😛 )

CREDITS: (all from

  • Meredith Fenwick: Crazy Beautiful-paper; Antique Paper Swirls (recolored)
  • Natali Designs: Christmas Needful Papers-paper
  • Studio Flergs: Denim Blues Strap; AptD Screw & Glitter; Rough & Timple Gemstone & Staple
  • Traci Sims: Flourish Date Stamps

Update on the Fall Into Fall Freebie

Yep, the last set is still being worked on, but check back in a few and we’ll have it for you! 😉 (Hey, that rhymes. Bahaha!)

Have a happy day, my sweeties!

18 Responses to “Life on these islands…”

  1. karolyne Thursday, 22 January 2009 at 1:52 am #

    thanks a lot !!


  2. angela Monday, 5 January 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Great, thanks!!


  3. Joy Monday, 3 November 2008 at 1:36 am #

    Liv…thank you so much! I loved the templates from the Type+Writer class and was wondering where I could find more. I should have known to come here and look! I hope you have more somewhere in a store!


  4. Mags Tuesday, 21 October 2008 at 10:08 pm #

    LOVE your curvy template! Your Christmas layout would make a beautiful Christmas card too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    🙂 Mags


  5. No Reimer Reason Tuesday, 21 October 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    LOVE the template!! The curved path makes it look so fun!


  6. Hope Monday, 20 October 2008 at 8:42 am #

    the “BEST” template “EVER”. I love it! Thanks for sharing. I love your Christmas sample and the buckles look just like/well… remind me of Santa’s braces.

    Very cute!

    Thank you Thank you!



  7. Nicky H Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Thanks for the awesome template! I have been struggling with curves for a while! 🙂


  8. Anke Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 8:58 am #

    thanks Liv, this is really lovely! You are just the sweetest!


  9. Meg Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 8:13 am #

    Love it!! Your page is fabulous too – cinnamon coffee?? Sounds awesome! Thanks so much!!


  10. mrshobbes Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Hi! just found your blog through Ikeagoddess! Another Pinay here and once upon a time I worked with your bro-in-law 🙂 Thank you for the template! 🙂


  11. mjrooney Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 5:57 am #

    what a great template- love it


  12. Chrystal Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 3:09 am #

    LOVING the template. Thank you!!


  13. Cheri Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 1:08 am #

    Thanks for the awesome template!


  14. Terebene Friday, 17 October 2008 at 11:23 pm #

    Thank you for the template. I will have to put it right to work.


  15. farabee Friday, 17 October 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    Ah….so interesting to get a peak at the culture “over there.” 😉

    Thanks for the lovely template. I like it!


  16. latz Friday, 17 October 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat…(now you got me singing too and it’s not even 6 am here!)


  17. latz Friday, 17 October 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Love this template–I’m sure I’ll use it soon! Thanks for sharing with us. I haven’t done anything with last Christmas yet…maybe I’ll have to scraplift you.


  18. Joanie Friday, 17 October 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    I was right… it is a template. This is wonderful! Thank you so much for this cool template. I just love templates!

    And I love you daily dose of humor!



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