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Bye 2012 – Welcome 2013

Posted by swewi on January 8, 2013

I have had a break from online life for a while, mostly because my family from Sweden came for a visit. It was the BEST Christmas ever, this is something my girls, me and my DH all agree on! A great way to end 2012, a year that was very tumultuous for me personally, in many, many ways. But on the scrappy side, I had a great year! I didn’t scrap as much as I have done in the past, but I had great success and I loved almost everything I did.

2012 was my first year with Project Life. I haven’t shared almost any of it here on my blog, for no particular reason, I just didn’t get around to it. I haven’t finished the year, but I am not at all stressed about it. I have photos, a lot of journaling written down, and it will be done. I LOVE the PL concept, and have decided to do it again this year.

2012 was a great year for my challenge blog Challenge Me Happy. We kept busy with fortnightly challenges, had wonderful sponsors both for the DT and the prizes, celebrated BIG for our one year anniversary with an abundance of challenges, and we welcomed new fabulous designers to our team. Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings for Challenge Me Happy!

During 2011 & half of 2012 I was on the DT for the very cool Swedish shop Mollys Scrapbooking, owned by Lilo. The products she sent to me was always so inspiring, and Lilo and I became great friends, even though we’ve never met IRL!

In January 2012, I joined the 2Crafty Chipboard team, the D-Lish scraps team & got back to design for Scrappin’ Patch. Amazing products and DT colleagues in all three teams, and I had a blast! Am so thankful for the opportunities I had last year!

In February I was the featured CARD designer for My Scrapbook Nook. Seeing as I am NOT a cardmaker, this was a huge honour and a big buzz. The Nook is no longer active, and I still miss that messageboard loads. Do I still make cards? Not really. I just don’t “have it”. 🙂

In April I went back to the Autumn Escape in Taupo, and had a FANTABULOUS time with old and new friends. I finally got to meet my idol and friend Piradee IRL, and basically had the best weekend in a long time.

In June I had the honour of guest designing for Stuck?! Sketches. Loved the opportunity, and the sketches I got to work with! I slao started as a designer for the paper manufacturer Kite Tails Designs. In the end the company didn’t do very well, but I feel blessed to have been part of their journey.

In August my biggest scrappy achievement EVER happened – I started Crazy Monday Kits – my own monthly kit club! The intrest was HUGE when I started, and it blew me away. I am still doing REALLY well, and I am having so much fun with it! I am very grateful for all the support and positive feedback from everyone, and I hope 2013 will continue to be successful for Crazy Monday Kits!

So since starting CMK, I haven’t had time for any other DT’s, and that’s fine. I’ve been ticking along with Scrappin’ Patch ( I don’t see how I could live without it! ) and CMH & CMK have certainly kept me busy. Working full time and being a mum & a wife also takes time away from the creative corner, as you ALL know. But all in all, I’m happy with my scrappy 2012, and I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store!

In true fashion (albeit a little late), I’d like to share my 10 fav LO’s from last year. In no particular order, here you go. (My previous favourites can be found here: 20112010, 2009, 2008).

Tell me your favourite in the comments, and I will send a RAK to one lucky commenter. Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!











little fashionista






you are my forever



happy right here


15 Responses to “Bye 2012 – Welcome 2013”

  1. Kelly said

    I like the last one; yellow is great

  2. Alison said

    What a busy year you have had. Must be hard not having your family around all the time. So glad you had the best christmas ever and that you and your family will have those memories which im sure you will create into some lovely scrapbooking pages. Love all of your pages and love that you have done enough to show your favourite 10, I dont think I even did that many layouts this year. Love the Ponder one, love the white space. Looking forward to seeing what you create this year and maybe even finding the time to do some of your challenges I must create more this year

  3. topkatnz said

    You are my forever. Love it. Love the title. They are all so styley and great though. You are amazing:) so proud of your success will CMK!!

  4. Vicki said

    Love the first one – Elsas photo is just stunning on that one. Also got a soft spot for #3 and must say its one I have scraplifted many times. LOL. I wish you continued success in both CMH and CMK – both are a couple in my favourites list. 🙂

  5. sandra m said

    Love the last layout, yellow isn’t a colour I use a lot but it is so clean looking. Glad you had a fab visit with your family, so sad they have gone home again

  6. Aw I love them all… It has been such a fun year for you and I am so proud of all your successes… Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings… Looking forward to sharing your journey with you all the way… Mwah

  7. Ellinor said

    What a great year you had!! I like them all but my favourite is the turqoise (hur stavas det på engelska egentligen 😉 ). Your daughter is perfect and the layout is perfect!

    Nu till svenska igen. Vad kul att du också kör PL. Jag börjar i år! Kommer säkert att ställa lite frågor till dig om tips och råd. Ses på fb och ig! Kram

  8. lfnanna said

    De är så himla fina allhop, men just nu är “Swewi that’s me” min favorit. Den sticker ut, liksom! 🙂

  9. Hannah said

    I absolutely adore ALL of those layouts – although I have no idea how you choose your favourites since everything you do ROCKS!
    You have had a hugely busy year with scrapbooking, but very exciting as well. I hope that 2013 will bring much success for both CMH and CMK, because you deserve it! x

  10. mandyb said

    such a great review…..i too like the last one..that yellow sure pops out!!!

    as for your year….up and down…sounds like the same for many of us…me included!!!
    may 2013 be better for us all

  11. Teryl said

    Hi Annelie, too hard for me to pick just 1… I love 3 especially… just so Adorable, Fashionista and Love you today and Always… love reading your blog, your inspiration and loving the kits, thanks for all you give. Hugs 🙂

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