I said I wanted to.....

1 March 2007

and I hadnt forgotten.....
so before its too late.....here goes....

Check out this wonderful challenge.....by the very talented Ali S...

"Long-time readers may remember a challenge that I set to fellow-scrappers around 12 months ago...

This is taken directly from that post in February 2006:
I want you all to post in your blogs 10 of your layouts. It doesn't matter if you've already uploaded them to your blog before - just think of it as giving us all a "refresher".

Now - these 10 layouts - they have to be a *certain* 10. I want to see the 10 layouts which are either:
(a) your favourite 10 layouts; or
(b) the 10 layouts that you're most proud of; or
c) 10 layouts that have some really special significance*** ; or
(d) a combination of any of the above!*** I know that *all* our pages are special and signficant - but i'm referring to those layouts that really have that extra "meaning" to you...AND! finally!

Please post a comment here with a link to your blog telling me that you've taken up my challenge!!!

I really want to see!!! And spread the word!!! Let's all celebrate our own AND each other's scrapping!!!!"

.....now can you see why I wanted to be a part of that... how cool!

Layout#1:Unfair....this was originally created during the Scrapboxx DT competition... to showcase the use of photo corners as arrows..... I never actually submitted this in the end.. (choosing to do another example)... but it was one of those layouts that grew on me.... the photo shows his full emotions...and the hidden journalling tells the entire story.

Layout #2: The Caring Award.... this is probably my favourite of the moment.... it reminds me of how lucky I am.... and gives me a lump in the throat..just looking at it....its definatly not about the layout...its all about the moment and the journalling.

Layout #3: If I could.... ( another layout...all about the journalling)...this one is based on an email that Brionys beautiful friend Kate wrote to her.... and tells how even though they live so far apart....they are still great friends. .... and I also adore these photos taken by Donna..

Layout #4: Grin .... well if this doesnt prove what a difference a bucket load of money can do to teeth...nothing does.....the transformation just amazes me....and for that reason alone...this is in my top 10.

Layout #5: Journey...... I love the photograph.... I mean...where did my little girl go? ...I also love the colours in this one..... my absolute favourite papers (which Ive used over and over again....I dont have a scrap of them left)

Layout #6: Me and Bwent..... this layout was picked up by 'For Keeps' ...and it made it into the contents page...but never actually the magazine...LOL
..but I love it anyway.... a cheeky photo of my boys...

Layout #7: ... Dear Kate..... see??....its that favourite paper again...LOL
...another layout of the gorgeous Miss Kate....photography by Donna.

Layout #8:...favourites 2006.... I just thought this was a cool idea.....I have created this same layout for 2005 and 2006....the same set of questions....and its such a hoot to see the answers changing each year..... ohh..and I totally love green and pink!!

Layout #9: the list..... another cool idea (Gee... Im hot on cool ideas huh?)....this layout contains Brionys Christmas wish list....I thought it would be fabulous to look back on in years to come.... and I did adore those BG Christmas papers last year...yummo!

Layout #10: Right Now.... a layout about me....with honest journalling.....and a photo I dont particularly love...but nevertheless...that is me.
So thanks for the challenge Ali... its been fun....and Im already looking forward to next year...
Mardi xx


  1. Beautiful layouts, love them all, may even scraplift some if thats ok :)

  2. beautiful LO's Mardi - love your colours, colour is my thing ;)

  3. Hi Mardi!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I had to come and have a squiz and your top ten is pretty stunning too!!!! I don't know about you but I sure had fun picking the layouts that I really love and your work is just fantastic!

  4. Beautiful they all are! Wish I had known about this challenge, would have loved to participate in it!

  5. Love your LOs Mardi!!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog too!!
    Congrats on the SC cover aswell!!
    I love how you use SR papers aswell - i am a big fan of SR papers!! I noticed them on quite a few of your LOs!!

  6. Thanks for your answer, I will sit down tomorrow and look for 10 of my favorites.... that's gonna be hard I guess... like them all:-))
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog too!

  7. Hey Mardi,

    Thanks for popping by on my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Your layouts are as always stunning. I love your style and use of colour and love your choice of top 10 - great job!

  8. Each and every one is superb Mardi!

    And how did #6 make it to the contents page and not the mag??! Sheesh! What a shame it wasn't in there :-(

    Megan xx

  9. Anonymous8:43 pm

    WOWWEEEEEE Mardi!!! totally AWESOME layouts Missy!!! love your use of colour and your gorgeous porgeous piccies

    Have a great weekend


  10. Fantastic LO's Mardi :-D

  11. Wow Mardi, these are all fantastic, love ALL of them.

  12. Anonymous10:31 pm

    Beautiful layouts and so inspiring.

    I love seeing how you blend different colours together. Your always seem to do it with such style Mardi :)

    Have a wonderful week end xxoo

  13. This is fantastic Mardi.
    I have seen all of those layouts before except for the first one. And I loved seeing them all again!

    LOL about the layout that made the contents page of FK! I have received a recent copy of FK and a cheque, but for some reason my layout isn't in the mag at all! lol

  14. Loved seeing so many of your layouts all grouped together, and I can see why these are your favourites. Love the bottom one - I hadn't seen that one yet.

  15. It's me again, spent the last hour uploading 10 of my favorites... just wanted to let you know! And thanks again:-)

  16. Mardi,

    Those LO's are FANTASTIC! No wonder they are your favorites. And Donna's pic are FAB! (I'm trying to get her to come to the states and give me some photography tips. LOL!) Anyway, great challenge! Very cool!

    Cheers from across the waters,

  17. Anonymous11:30 am

    mardi, you are such a breath of fresh air! i just love your work, it seems simple but has so much depth. you are an inspiration to me and i love all your "BOY" layouts.....

    have fun at the retreat


  18. Anonymous10:41 pm

    Your LO's are beautiful Mardi@!!

  19. Ooooh Your top 10 LO's are TERRIFIC!!!!! :) :) :)

  20. Finally popped by to check out your top 10 LOs. Stunning work!!! They are all gorgeous. I love seeing some of your boy LOs too -you do them so well!

    Nic xxx