It's another layout I make for
December challenge is "What's in a name"
you need to include 2 things
(1) The meaning of your name
(2) A childhood picture
Let's start with my childhood picture
I don't remember this, but I can tell that it was taken from a photo studio, the white strip underneath the photo actually told me it was Studio Cathay
In those day, to be able to afford to take photo at a studio is a big thing.
It was hand-written by my mom next to the embossed logo of the studio, the date - Oct 28, 1963
But when I flip over, the back of the photo printed - Oct 12, 1961. But whatever.....
Let's move on to my name
My chinese name is written (from left to right) Lim Chew Yen
Lim is the last name, Chinese has their last name in front, and we have no middle name, I can't remember how many times I need to explain to an American (especially government employees at an agency) it's just 2 chinese characters as our maiden name, some chinese names do have only one characters.
Chinese names are very meaningful, every word has its own meaning
Lim - means forest, the woods
so I pick a base paper with wood grain, and the green colors symbolized the forest
The 2nd character - chew
means - Autumn, is the favorite part of my name, I love autumn, I named myself AKI when I had Japanese lesson, Aki means Autumn in Japanese too, and it is a common name for Japanese girls
So I hand-stamped my pink cardstock with autumn leaves
Last character - Yen
means - swallow
swallow is a bird with tail like a pair of scssiors
So my chinese name means - an autumn swallow in the forest!
Ok, so much of a chinese lesson, now to my layout, LOL!
Thanks for reading to this point, hope you pick up 3 chinese words by now, LOL!
I am also sharing this at
Not a challenge site but a place to share your beautiful crafty things
Thanks to Joyce who created this space for pretty little things
Here's the link again
You have till end of the month for December Challenge
A place for pretty little things
more links if you are interested
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