13 in 2013

Life

The last year of the year is here and I thought it would be fun to look back on some of my favourite things from 2013.
(these are in no particular order)

1. The birth of Life.Paper.Scrapbook. – I could never have imagined that something was a little idea that popped into my head could turn into something so HUGE!
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2.Being published in print for the first time. This layout was in Scrapbooking Memories Volume 15 Issue 10
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3. Interviewing the amazing Amy Tangerine – I had met her once before but she is always so fun to chat with.
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4.Getting to the see Ogoh Ogoh parade in Ubud for Nyepi Eve – Bali’s new years eve.
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5.Hanging out with my friend Chokolit in Bali (this is a picture of her getting ready to do temple offerings but it was raining so she wore a shower cap – she is so funny)
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6. Spending time travelling with my parents, we never had the chance to travel overseas when I was a child so we are making up for it.
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7.My new studio! My dad fixed up the old shed (I will show you more photos of this later on because it needs to be seen to be believed.
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8.I had to get glasses! I should probably be wearing them as I type this but I always forget – excuse me for a moment while I find them.
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9.This could possibly be one of the most AWESOME things I have ever done – I fed a rhino (and dad did an epic fail on the photo!!!)
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10. I met Heidi Swapp who is just the sweetest at the Make Pretty Stuff Down Under workshop.
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11. Food, glorious food – so many great meals out and at home with friends and family.
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12. I had a mixed media work in a local art show – and it sold!!! No idea who bought it but I hope they love it as much as I did making it.
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13. I have been so fortunate to make so many new friend both in person and online because of scrapbooking and that is something to be truly thankful for.

I hope you all have a wonderful night tonight and a Scrappy New Year to you all.
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11 thoughts on “13 in 2013”

  1. Louise Beerens - December 31, 2013 8:21 pm

    You sure have had a wonderful year Manda, and I just know 2014 will be even better :-)

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  2. lilgik - December 31, 2013 11:37 pm

    Definitely a lot of proud moments for you in 2013 and wishing you all the best in 2014! :D

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  3. Heather Sweet - January 1, 2014 3:57 am

    What a year! 2014 can only be better!

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  4. Ange - January 1, 2014 4:06 am

    That is a pretty awesome year! Wishing you a super happy 2014!!

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  5. smithdesigns - January 1, 2014 5:36 am

    Sounds like an amazing year, all the best in 2014 :)

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  6. izzy anderson - January 1, 2014 6:15 am

    Great wrap-up. That’s a terrific year! Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

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  7. mandyb - January 1, 2014 9:05 am

    great post and i love all these things…YAH for a great year and may 2014 bless you even more xxx

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  8. Julie McD - January 1, 2014 12:59 pm

    Fun wrap up! Love your designs below too! Happy New Year!

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  9. tina f. - January 1, 2014 1:40 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful 2013! Bali is definitely on my to-go list. Also love the mixed media canvas you made :)

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  10. Chantalle - January 2, 2014 12:00 am

    Looks like a fantastic year! Happy 2014!

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  11. kim jeffress - January 6, 2014 10:48 pm

    awesome memories

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