Finger Pointing – July 3th

3 Jul

It’s seriously way too hot here in Netherlands! So hot that it’s not fun anymore! I sit here at my desk with the fan on the highest level, to try to get it somewhat cool! The swimming pool is ready and waiting but I have not the energy and the courage to go in the garden! We are not used to these that extreme high temperatures! My cats are on the floor tiles completely stretched out and  they are also inside the house while they are real outdoor cats, mostly out all day! This hot weather holds for a few more days! I hope it will be cooler but still be sunny and dry after the thunderstorms that they predict!

On to the Standouts for July 3th:

Mom Beach Photo by dwsewbiz

What a beautiful layout and heartfelt story this is! A treasure of a page! I already commented on it, but had to come back and show it here! Love how she blended that car and all the textures in the background, and all the perfect color tones! Oh and I think that frame is pretty awesome too!

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Perfection by ArisaMinamoto

So heartwarming little page! Love that! The subject is very tiny too! The journaling touches me! Love the layering, the lovely title and the black and white with the colors! Congratulations in every way!!!!

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Proud to be English by fruitysuet

What a sweet and beautiful photo of the boy! He looks so proud! The design of this page and the layering is very striking! I love the red and white colors in the page that match the photo so perfectly! And I love the way she has placed the word art, elements and journal cards! The journaling is also wonderful too!

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Catch a wave by kikimama

This is a very resent scrap of photo’s from yesterday! She’s on holiday at the coast! Isn’t it great to be able to scrap such a lovely page while on vacation? This photo series is just so precious! I love how she captured him running in and out of the waves!!! I also love the title of this gorgeous page!

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Walk On The Wild Side by Conny

I’m immediately fallen in love with this gorgeous page because of the beautiful layering and design of this page! Don’t know who is cuter the child or the tiger! Beautiful elements and shadows, and perfect colors! Love the feel of it!

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Hello Swimming Pool by mymalloryboys

I love the sepia toned photos with all the colorful elements here! What a fun, energetic page! So full of happy expressions. Again a very beautiful layering (I’m in to that this evening) And she used so many products and it’s a perfect page! love it all!

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I have now reached the boiling point though! I’m going down quickly where it is cooler! The sweat is on my head right now! Hope you love the inspiration from all these pages today! If you have the time, leave a few comments in the gallery! See you next time!  Happy scrapping!

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Finger Pointing – July 2nd

2 Jul

Hi everyone!  Patsy here with my very first standout picks.  Browsing the galleries is dangerous for me.  I get so lost in all of the amazing art that I forget why I’m in the gallery in the first place and how long I’ve been browsing!  But, regardless of my easily distracted mind, I did manage to pick six amazing pages for the standouts today.  I hope you love them as well and that you take the time to leave a comment on the featured pages.  And, if you have the time, spend a little time in the galleries and leave a few comments along the way.  I know I really love to get comments on my pages and I think everyone else does too.  To get to the page in the gallery just click on the title of the page or click on the image.   And now, here are my picks for today.  I hope you love them as much as I do.

Perfect Feet by lmgdonahue is a piece of art that deserves to be framed.  The brush work is phenomenal and adds so much depth to the page and the white border draws the viewer’s eyes in.  The soft colors along with the grunge look works perfectly with this artfully cropped photo!

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Captured by wtunison This is an awesome page!  I love the use of the background paper with the text!  And the gray and cream colors work beautifully with the photos.  The placement of the photos, elements, and title are just perfect and the paint splat between the photos and background paper adds just the right touch.

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Gathering Storm Clouds by Songbirdy This page brought back memories of days of fallout shelters and “duck and cover” air raid drills.  Although at first glance it looks dark and ominous just read the message and you will realize that there truly is an upbeat theme to this page.  The use of the black and white with the red “X’ creates an extremely powerful image.

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Celebrate by IntenseMagic  With the celebration of the 4th of July (Independence Day) coming up here in the United States, I was drawn to several red, white and blue pages in the galleries.  But this one stood out because of the different take on the usual color scheme. The photo is awesome and I love the papers layered beneath it.  The grungy papers are the perfect choice both in color and in texture.  And I love the cluster with the 4, the journaling, and the bead scattering.

 

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Chihuly Garden and Glass-Seattle by jcaruth910  This page could be in a brochure for the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum.  The black background makes the bright colors in the photo absolutely pop!  And the addition of the reflection makes for a stunning effect.  I love the contrast of the white frame and title.

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Yes.This by beehive50  I’m a fan of large photo pages and this photo used as a background is just beautiful!  I love the placement of the journaling, the frame, and the title (the word art for the title is perfect)!  And the placement of the brads completes the look and adds just the right amount of color!

 

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Well, that’s it for today’s picks.  Please take the time to leave a comment on these beauties!

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Finger Pointing-July 1st

1 Jul

Hello, Jana here, on this first day of July with today’s Standouts. July 1st already? I don’t know about you but I think this year is flying by fast. The galleries are full of inspiring layouts and I hope you like these as much as I do.

Passion by lauser-This layout is a real beauty! I absolutely love the softly vignetted photo of the little girl wearing her tiara and string of pearls. I adore her pose, her gorgeous eyes and her rosebud lips. The red roses and the black accents, including the precious heart-framed photo, are so elegant and really compliment the focal photo. Gorgeous!

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Little Firecracker by ehtucker-Well, this is as just cute as can be! This little dog is certainly showing his patriotic spirit carrying the flag in his mouth. I love the distressed, striped background with the stitched border. All of the red, white and blue elements are perfect for this firecracker layout. The pinwheel is very realistic looking and the American banner is perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday here in the United States.

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foot-o-shoot by donnagoar-This is a beautiful layout by a very talented artist. I love the unique way she showcased the family with only a photo of their feet. I love how the stitching frames the photo and the scribbles are such cute accents. The simplicity of the black & white scheme, along with the red button and word art, make this a very striking page…a real Standout!

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HH Bennett Studio by ikdavis- I think the blended artistry on this layout is fabulous! I love the photo of the old studio blended into the background with the softly sketched buildings nearby and the park bench outside. It’s like looking back at a time long gone by. I love the layers of stains and textures, which truly give this a vintage feel. The old-time camera is perfect here and the journaling was interesting to read.

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Smell the Sea by Jacqueline-This is a gorgeous layout with all its colorful splendor! I love the bright flowers, the starfish and other elements that make this truly tropical. The photo is cropped so creatively and I love the background’s sandy textures. Wonderful page!

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Chamomile Tea Room by beaute- I end tonight’s Standouts with this amazing layout! It truly invites the imagination to feast on the artistry and details. I love the colors and all of the layers of blending and brush work. The small frame and the flower that spills out is such an interesting part of this piece. Truly extraordinary page!

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Enjoy all there is in the galleries and I hope to see you there soon! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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Finger Pointing – June 30

30 Jun

Hello, everyone! Katherine here on this beautiful Tuesday with today’s gorgeous Standouts! I spent quite a bit of time in the galleries this evening, and am really satisfied with the six that I ended up with. My hope is that you adore them as much as I do. =]

Starting us off is this lovely layout titled BEAUTY QUEEN by the very talented Wombat146. I so love the overall romantic feel in this stunning work of art. The colors are so soft, and so delicately striking, all the grungy-ness, the brushes and other elements that Ona has used so perfectly accents that really gorgeous image, LOVE the editing, too!

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Up next is this super adorable layout by Rae titled Reading. Love the design here, all clustered up at the top like that! Being a stickler for realistic shadowing, the shadows here are beyond STELLAR! Truly, this is something I would probably lift. Wonderful work of art!

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I couldn’t help but smile when I came across this next Standout in the galleries titled Sing Like Nobody Is Listening by Strettel. I am head over heels for the design here, the flow of elements from left to right and right to left is fantastic! Really LOVE all the pops of color against the muted background. And seriously, who could pass up that adorable little face with that gorgeous little smile!

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Next up is this beauty by Donnabelle titled love this view. Again, the design/composition here is just wonderful! Really love how everything is so perfectly balanced! The color palette is stunning! LOVE the subtle greens and oranges, with that blue they’re perfect against the neutral toned background. The layering is exemplary, and the shadows … total PERFECTION!

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Most people who know me know that I have a soft spot for blended images, so this piece of gorgeousness by gybogi titled postman L was a shoe-in when I came across it in the gallery! I absolutely LOVE the artistry here, and LOVE that gorgeous blended image in the background! The masculine feel, and all the grunge are so perfect!

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Rounding out my choices this evening is this beautiful photo-less layout by Scrapaholic09 titled Little Things. This is just soooo gorgeous! I so adore the composition, and that color palette is AMAZING! Love all the different shades of blue with the white and tan, really makes those reds pop! Love the look of the text, too, really creates a lot of visual interest across the design.

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And that’s a wrap for me! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you all in the galleries again real soon! Many blessings to all of you! XO

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Finger Pointing- June 28th

28 Jun

Hello everyone, Margje here with today’s Standouts. Today was the perfect day for  a bit of working in the garden. It’s going to be hot in Holland, for the next period they say! Tropical hot! So I did a bit of work today, thinking that it better can be done now before those warm days! We want to set up our pool in the garden! Now is the time to do it! We are not having heatwaves often!

Enough small talk… I found some real beauties in the galleries this evening!

Jurassic by liljatr

Whow  how exciting is this page? This has a perfect adventures/outdoor look and feel! My eyes were immediately drawn to the awesome photo, because of the central placement of it! And then the journey through this page begins! There is so much to look at! But it’s done just perfect! A real standout for me!

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Old world now  by Ann06

What a masterpiece from Ann again! I love the beautiful water colored look! The warm colors and tones, the perfect blending and light in the page! She can create perfect dreamy scenes like no other! I love all the textures too! Yes bring me back in the old world Ann!

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Sweetest thing by 4noisyboys

What a cute boy in the photo! This is such a cheerful page! All the colors of the stamps and brushes make me happy! And  the fun layering is pretty awesome too! Love the design of the page and all the gorgeous elements she used making him even more sweeter!

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Con-GRAD-Ulations by trzyludki

Another very cute page! Looking simple, but it is very powerful! Love how he is sitting on top of the books with that beautiful little owl! The little framing work behind him is awesome too! And look at all the gorgeousness blended in the background! Together with that strong message makes it a wonderful page!

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I’m OK by Vanessa R

Scrap isn’t always about the good things, the good days, but it’s also some kind of therapy and it can be about the “not so good” days.  Fortunately there is bit of hope, a spark of light in this page! Nevertheless, the layout is really beautiful and powerful! I can feel the depression and the mood! She expressed it all so well!

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Our Home by  beszteri

Oh my this girls creativity blows me away! What an outstanding page! I just love the way she wrapped those houses around the globe, and hers is right on top! Can’t believe all the beautiful stuff she used! So much and it’s so great to look at! Great colors, great shadows, great everything! She should print this! I can keep looking at this for hours!

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Amazing pages, yes? I hope you love them as much as I do, these ladies are an amazing inspiration to me and hope they will be for you too!!! If you can find a minute or two to leave them some love in the galleries, that would be great!

Well that’s it for now! Wishing you all a great week! Happy scrapping! Stay cool! See you next time!

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Finger Pointing-June 27th

27 Jun

Hi Everyone! Jana here with another Saturday round of Gallery Standouts. It’s been a beautiful day and we’re enjoying cool breezes with open windows and taking a reprieve from the air conditioning. It’s a nice break from all the rain and humidity we’ve had this month. I’ve had  such a wonderful time going through the galleries this evening. They are overflowing with amazing layouts, which made it difficult to select only six! I have today’s standouts now and hope you love them as much as I do. I think you’ll see a nice variety in styles.

I love hot air balloons and this layout really caught my eye! It was created by marnie333 for the Anna Color Challenge. I absolutely love the reflection of the ballon and the painterly effects of the entire page! The blending is masterfully done, plus the blue and yellow is such a beautiful color combination. This could easily be a poster for a balloon fest.

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All You Need is Ice Cream by ConnyS just makes me smile! It’s not hard to figure out this little girl is loving her ice cream and this page just screams summer fun! I adore the black & white photos with all the bright colors on the page. The little elements and paints splatters are the perfect sprinkles for the ice cream cone. I also love the loop that circles the photos and swirls down to the bottom of the page. Great summer layout!

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I became somebody else by Lime…..This is a gorgeous layout with such an artsy feel to it! I love the blending of the large numbers at the top of the page and how they seamlessly drop into the focal area below. The title and the word strip on the page gives you the sense that the girl in the photo must be thinking changes in her life. I love the stitching on the frame and the textures on the background paper. The butterflies and the loop are  beautiful finishing touches.cvisions_ibecamesomebodyelse_limesm

The Kaiser’s Little Soldier by Miki…..Isn’t’ this just a wonderful old world layout? I love the little soldier standing at attention in his uniform and how this image is repeated three times. Excellent extractions! I think the various blending modes on all three images are very striking and certainly brings attention to this little soldier. The stitching, loop and other elements all compliment this layout beautifully. The banner is unexpected and the placement is just perfect. To read his fate was quite a surprise. Poor thing. Wonderful layout!

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The best day of my life by redplaid3…..Can you say A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.? I love this darling little pig in her cute dress and her striped leggings! I’m so curious about the date at the top of this art journal page, but I’m sure it must have been a special day for someone. The beautiful, soft colors and the typography really add to the page without distracting the viewer from the pig.

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Stars & Stripes by JenEm…..This is a fabulous layout and perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday here in the United States! There are so many wonderful photos of the Fife and Drum Corp. here and the red, white and blue really pop. I love the large blended photo supported by the smaller framed photos. Everything is perfectly balanced and the journaling is wonderful! I love this patriotic page!

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That’s it for this Saturday’s Gallery Standouts! I hope you get inspired and get a chance to get a little scrapping done too. I’ll see you in the galleries! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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Finger Pointing – June 26th

26 Jun

Hello all, hope everyone is doing well wherever you are- I don’t much these days read papers or watch the news, nor speak too much about world affairs, but tonight I would like to give my sentiments to all the families and friends of all the people who died or were injured in the three attacks. It is so saddening that things like these can happen, when in nor religion is the act of killing justified or supported… Anyway, to all the people in Tunisia, France & Kuwait, my deepest condolences and wish for a recovery to those injured- Now I went and submerged myself into the beauty of the galleries which, in a small but powerful way, makes a bit of a difference in our everydays :) As you know, you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the high lit name of the LO and author, if you can spare a minute or two to leave these awesome scrappers some love, that would be great :)

Jurassic World by Dawn Inskip: if I can say a page correspond completely to the “stand out” concept, then this one fits perfectly. Perfection comes to mind- I love her designs and she is also a prolific scrapper with a perfect memory keeper style. Love the ripped paper with the dino’s eye…it is an impact on the page, I’m not sure I have the right words but I can stop looking at this, the tooth/claw with the button, love the different textures, amazing tittle work, plus journaling…absolute perfect stand out.

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Still on the Jurassic theme,in a completely opposite style but still a super stand out in the galleries, is this Dino Kisses by ~Cindy~ : absolute cuteness! Love the big photo on a lower opacity, the beautiful, cute composition insert, colorful and fun, this really came up to my eye from the thumbnail, love the shadows here too, a gorgeous page that speaks volumes without the need for journaling- Great page!

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Another gorgeous memory keeping LO with be happy by *Celeste* , I love the layering , the colorful bits & pieces that play so well with the black & white photo which, by the way, is gorgeously treated. Every piece is so very well combined, brushes, paints, pieces of papers, all so perfectly layered and all together is so much fun!!!!!  Love those staples so amazingly well shadowed, every time I look I find some more stuff I love! Wonderful page!!!!

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Carrying on down the memory keeping lane, this absolutely amazing page leaning on to the more artsy side, No Swan Song by scrapandsass captured me visually but what really made me grab it over the other amazing page she has here was the journaling. Her talent to re call stories is awesome, and I could feel like I was there, in that tiny bathroom watching her hair being done- Love the triplicated photo and the centered composition broken by the journaling in a very strong font …this is deep, whatever side you want to look at it…deep greens, deep meaning on the journaling, and even the photo seems to have her in an introspective moment… love it-

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Being the end of June, justifiably we start seeing all those red, white & blue pages…and this one (no secret I am her number one fan!) is just what the tittle tells us: happy 4th by EllenT is so clean and straight lined, so beautifully crafted, love the photos, her take on the template is wonderful with that gorgeous background paper, every bit of this brings celebration to mind, a superb page from wherever I look at it!!!!! Gorgeousness perfection!

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Last but never least, Sea Sprayed by Anny Libelle just brings cluster paradise into my eyes and heart…LOVE the photos, her girl is beautiful and that smile lightens up not only the page, but it travels all the way here and lightens up the whole screen. I love light houses and the marine./ beach theme here is so delightfully put together…gorgeous layering , amazing shadows…a fabulous page full of things to discover. Love the stamps mixed with  more corporeal elements, the text on beautiful text path almost hiding, impressive blending…another awesome, inspiring page !!!!

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So, this is all from me today…I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, a little reminder, once again: take a minute or two and leave these great creative people a word or two in their original galleries: just click on the name of the LO and author, it will take you to their galleries- And, once again, my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the Tunisia, France & Kuwait events, and  the so many who need it, everywhere in the world fighting everyday life-  To all of us who are a lot better than those …hope you have a great weekend!

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