Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Hi Scrapbooking Friends!

I'm here today to share a layout that I created about a place that is very special to me... Vanuatu!!

My husband Andrew and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last year with a cruise to the South Pacific Islands. One of our favourite destinations was Vanuatu as this was where we spent our honeymoon 10 years ago. It was such a great experience to take our children to this beautiful island which brought back some wonderful memories.

I think my favourite part of this layout is the photo of Andrew and I on our honeymoon which is encircled by a handmade shell necklace that I bought from the markets when we were on our honeymoon. This piece of memorabilia reminds me of the carefree days that we spent wandering through the markets buying souvenirs and talking to the beautiful people of Vanuatu.

The other two photos on the layout were taken on our recent visit to Vanuatu. We had such a lot of fun at Crystal Blue Lagoon where we got to feed some turtles and also do some snorkelling.

I wanted my journaling to highlight not only the time that had passed since our last visit to Vanuatu but also how our lives had changed in that time. This layout helped me reflect on all that has transpired in this first ten years of our marriage and the journey that we have come so far.

I'm so blessed to be able to travel the journey of life with an amazing man who loves and supports me in every way and I look forward to seeing where the next 10 years will take us!

Thank you so much for popping by to check out my blog. I love to share my creations with you and I really appreciate any lovely comments that you leave for me :)


  1. This is beautiful!! LOVING the colors, the photos and love love love the circle elements!!

  2. What a great story! And I love the shell necklace idea. Don't you just want to go back?!

  3. Oh wow this is gorgeous!!!! Brilliant work - love the necklace! Pure genius, Mandy! PS - thanks for your lovely words on my blog!!! xo

  4. Oh my goodness, we really are almost the same! We also had our honeymoon in Vanuatu! Lol! Ours was in 2006 though otherwise it would have been really scary! x

  5. This is gorgeous! Love that you used the bracelet :).