13 in 2013


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!

2.Being published in print for the first time. This layout was in Scrapbooking Memories Volume 15 Issue 10
SMB Vol15 No10

3. Interviewing the amazing Amy Tangerine – I had met her once before but she is always so fun to chat with.

4.Getting to the see Ogoh Ogoh parade in Ubud for Nyepi Eve – Bali’s new years eve.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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!!!)

10. I met Heidi Swapp who is just the sweetest at the Make Pretty Stuff Down Under workshop.

11. Food, glorious food – so many great meals out and at home with friends and family.

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.

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.

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 :-)

  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

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

    What a year! 2014 can only be better!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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 :)

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

    Looks like a fantastic year! Happy 2014!

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

    awesome memories


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