Crafty Matters...

7 May 2008

....I love these ceramic embellishments..... you probably notice I use them often on my layouts...they give a little touch that nothing else does.... they are unique... they are funky....and they can be used in endless ways.... Jane has just uploaded the May show and tell...and it has a Mothers Day make sure you check it out (((here)))... and get yourself some of these gorgeous little ceramics.

Ohh...and here is my contribution....a layout using some older photos of me as a young Mum....would you believe I hated having my photo taken back then....I thought I was too fat....too ugly... and the truth is.... I wish I hadn't felt that way.....I literally have only these few photos with my kids....such a sad thing. I know I hate having my photo taken even now....but I do it... and I know Ill be happy I did in the future....or at least...the kids will be.
I also want to credit the inspiration for my layout to Kimmithylaine .... who I stumbled across in the 2 peas gallery...I loved the design...and just had to have a shot....even though mine doesn't even do it justice.


  1. Lots of inspiration on the CM blog this month Mardi...such a talented team of ladies.
    I love your layout...and the layout that you were inspired by is fabulous too. Yours definately has the 'Mardi touch'. :D
    Have a fab day.

  2. Such gorgeous, precious photos with the kiddies Mardi..
    Your work is always so beautiful..
    Thank you for the link to the layout that inspired you - I love her idea too and may use it to do a monthly breakdown of events and it's a great way to use up your stash..
    Take care - Helenxxxx

  3. Very cool layout Mardi! I just checked out the original thanks to your link, and I love your take on it - very you! Great to see all those old pics too!

    Sheree xx

  4. Anonymous2:13 pm

    I love the photo's of you as a young mum! You all look so happy and smiley :0) It is sad when we look back and realise that we really haven't enough photo of ourselves. I'd probably be hard pushed to find some too.
    Love how you have scrapped it!
    TFS you 80's girl :D

  5. Anonymous10:37 pm

    You do do it justice Mardi! I love everything you do, you are such an inspiration in so many ways.