Finger Pointing – April 26th

26 Apr

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing allright, cause I’ve got some eyecandy for you! Just sit down and take half an hour or so to see what I bring to you tonight!

Magic by Tinkelbel A magical page indeed! Could easily be a scene from the Narnia movies, where the children jump into the Narnia world. Love the extraction here, it is perfect done and so is the shadowwork! I adore the idea that magic is something you can make yourself. Very beautiful dreamy page!

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Favorite photo by myssp Totally different from the page before, I love the angle the picture is taken from here. Love the combination of the creams and greys and all the textures and patterns are used wonderful on this page.

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Introspective by ArmyGrl Wow, this is a gorgeous AJ page! I can’t read the journaling (yes I have readingglasses ;)), but I love the graphic setup of this page. Could be a page from a magazine or a poster. Love how ArmyGrl used the numbers and paintsplatters here. Beautiful!!!

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Winter web_8 by geek_girl I’m a sucker for messy stitches and colors and in this page those two are combined great! Love all the patterns, the scattered confetti, the paint and glitters here. A page doesn’t have to be very complicated to be beautiful, less is more and that’s what you see on this page.

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Dreams by chocochoco I’m in love with this kit and I know the day before yesterday there was a page picked made with the same kit. We usually try to avoid that, but I couldn’t resist showing this page. I’m in love with all the colors and brushes and also with the wonderful messy feel, as if one painted and didn’t clean up afterwards. The treatment of the picture fits perfect and I love the color chocochoco has chosen for it.  Great message also! A well deserved standout to me!

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Ducks cruise by kathie02 A stunning page, outstanding blendwork here, wich creates a very artistic effect! Love the framework  and the wordart is placed perfect, like a cloud above the cityskyline. The watersplatters represent all the water on the picture and bring it closer to the viewer. Beautyful!!

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Well, that’s all for today folks!! Back to work, I have to order medication and bandages now. Have a great week and take care, whatever you do!

 

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Finger Pointing- April 24th-

24 Apr

Hi! Hope everyone is doing well and starting the weekend in a relaxing note :)  So here I am again to share with you some of the gorgeousness from the galleries! We are on the process of clearing up some of the horrendous hoarding my daughter & I indulge so much on, so have not been online much all day, but have found some amazing pages to share with you, lets go straight into it! :)

Embracing Happiness by bcgal00: so much said with this image, fabulous blend, colors that bring happiness and beautifully crowned by the definition in wonderful fonts!!

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A Mother by EllenT : no secret, right? I love everything she does and I haven’t shared any pages of hers in the past few posts, so this is just one of the wonderful pages she has posted today, and I decided to choose this one as it has a bit of herself , such a marvelous memory keep with this awesome photo of hers some years ago with her baby son (which we know is now a grown man!) Amazing, perfect composition, great take on the template, love how she combined all the different patterns, wonderful choices and, of course, impeccable shadows!!!!

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EBMD by caliten: This is an impressive page…it caught my attention and I went to read the journaling which is the perfect memory keep, detailing the ordeal- I know how hard it could be to have to deal to misdiagnosed stuff or even needing to go from one hospital to another , so here is all my best wishes to you guys… the good thing about it is that a worrying, stressing time can be made into a beautiful page that will be hopefully just a chapter of life, gone and archived. Love how intense the photo is, the vertical composition with just very very few elements added so the focus is on the story- perfect page  :)

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2015: Our Song by bestcee: Love this type of page, with the writing book as the centre piece, with such a delightful photo of them, amazingly beautiful capture with those smiles that seems to be in sync with the musical notes elements and make the sound track of the page! Love the layered border under the book, all the bits & pieces she added cleverly located, and though my sight isn’t all great to read it, I can very well have a guess and rounds the page into a jewel :)

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Easy as 123 by Stacia hall: Another one of those prolific ladies one can fall in love with her pages. This is amazing from everywhere I look at it! her taking classes or doing some art work {and what an amazing art work it is!!!) the colors, those beautiful shadows…those stars give an extra dreamy touch to the page, everything in this page is wonderful!

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and to day goodnight and great dreams, I will leave you with another piece of art work made actually with the same collection as above, Dream in Colour Hanging Hearts by Livelys, another lady who always shines in these galleries with her hybrid projects- Love the simplicity of this but at the same time so amazingly great and inspiring, I’m thinking doing a kind of dream-catcher putting some of these together would be something nice that my daughter will also enjoy! Amazing work!

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Hope you all have a great evening /morning/afternoon wherever you are, have a great weekend!!!

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Finger Pointing – April 23rd-

23 Apr

Hello my lovelies… hope everyone is having a great morning/afternoon/evening wherever you are. Here I am coming to rescue as our Katherine couldn’t be here, and I slept almost the whole day after spending the night chatting with my 19 years old daughter who came back home after a date a bit tipsy…we had a great laugh and even got her to admit that I am ALWAYS right! LOL So here are some of the most beautiful pages I found in the galleries:

Oh Happy Day by sarahbhb: so pleased to be able to start with this awesome work by Sarah, one of the most talented hybrid artists around. Love her pocket pages and the latest work with the art journal type of pockets is beautiful, fun and such a delight! This one I could most certainly have on my walls, love the quotes she picked and the light feel this has, with the amount of “undo” I use in digital, I’m not sure I could produce anything of this quality without going through $$$$$ of supplies…. Love all three pieces here, the butterflies super well located and the added ribbons & ricrac plus that cute cluster with the leaves- Awesome work all together!oh_happy_day3

Just Be You by Karen B: is not every day I come across British scrappers and Karen is one of my favs!!! Her photography is awesome, the way she tells us her family everydays, the gorgeous use of blank space…love the black & white here, the photo is impeccable, that background book-eh type of paper is perfect for the photo and her composition mixing doodles with the more corporeal butterflies & tag is perfect balance and makes for a great page, which is made even better by the fact that she always tells us what goes on in her creations, even when the page has no journaling, she does in the page description/credits….. I know you maybe tired by now to read/hear me say this but I have to say again: the page gains a whole new dimension, goes into whole new level if you tell us what is all about… superb page Karen and thank you for always telling us about the content of your pages!!!!

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To somewhere far from now by karbolik is such a jewel!!!!!!!! The photos are amazing, her composition such an original, awesome one, with the overlapped photos with papers, the tittle done with the mix of the stamp and the word strips…gorgeous colors and that blur image of remembering the past when still in the present reflects perfectly her journaling. This page done for Pink Reptile Designs blog challenge is perfect, on the spot with the journaling done in different bits of paper and labels, there is a blog post before the challenge one about the three ways with journaling by JennMcCabe (another super fabulous artist herself) , and this represents the challenge so perfectly, plus gives me a full insight on this amazing scrapper…. the ferry trip turns into a travel back in time and a beautiful show of the bond of friendship …and shows one of the most amazing sides of Turkey’s Istanbul- somewhere I hope I will get to go back, I was there in 1991 and loved every minute of my trip! Amazing page, this ticks all the boxes for perfection in my books!!!!

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Soul Cleansing by Elysah: a gorgeous art journal page by one of my top fav art journalers…. this girl has the gift putting her soul in each page and I love how she combined so many pieces in this page!!! the amount of blending here is in the background and the wonderful, uplifting use of the paints & gesso bits and the word arts…another piece to have on the wall, beautiful and happy , perfect page!!!

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Black Caps by Debbie Hodge:  Another page that checks all the right boxes for me, this comes from my new found love: the Get It Scrapped site. I found this amazing place, funnily enough, through a GSO pick by our Jeanine, who has shown me some of my most loved pages in the past year or so, including her own ones. I clicked on that page and had a look around and that was it… I have found so much beauty and fun in their gallery!!! There are lots of amazing pages in all styles there, but I thought this one has everything that makes a scrapbook page be a treasure for me: gorgeous photos, beautiful elements, different techniques, a story told by photos & journaling, and that gorgeous title…everything here is perfect.  Love the big photo blend with a lower opacity, the perfect tittle font with the added red dot (LOVE!) and combination with a typewriter font of the journaling is so beautiful, a perfect page!!!!!

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Last but never ever least, is this gorgeous page by Anita/apottinger, Point & Shoot. We were in some CTs together for a while until I had to step down as my health wasn’t helping, so I know her pages have that wonderful beauty of the family life and love each & everyone of them…and in this one love the absolute delight of the photo, her kids are gorgeous, her treatment of it that puts the image so in sync with the kit, and here  comes one of the most amazing bits of this page: I would not buy this kit if I saw the preview…but would run to the store after seeing this page-Amazing layering, gorgeous color management…absolute treasure!!!!

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So, this is all from me until tomorrow (I think?) hope you enjoy these pages as much as I do, if so, please, take a minute or two to click on the name of the LO & author that will take you to the original gallery where the page is posted, and leave them some love, you all know even a word or two can make everyone’s day… :) Have a great one yourself!

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Finger Pointing – April 22th

22 Apr

Hello, everyone! Paula here with a wonderful round of Standouts for you! I hope you are inspired by my choices and like them as much as I do!

City-scapes: Bangkok by Mimisgirl

OMG… I’m in love with this sketch alpha…This page has so much in it that I love! Fantastic use of the template. LOVE all those transparent circles here.The monochromatic color scheme really makes the photos stand out!

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hike by Amber Ries

I’m not very good at combining patterned papers in a page, but Amber did this perfectly! Cleverly chosen photo which works perfect with the papers. The colors are perfect for the whole mood of the page!

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FEELING LOST by wombat146

Ona is always making stunning layouts and this one is so COOL! I saw it at FB and love it! I love the messy feel and all the mixed brushes. The green eyes are so powerful, the colors match perfect and the wordart is placed just right.

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I Believe in Love by catgoddess

A wonderful photo-less page!Love everything here! It’s like an explosion of joy! Love the shabby the wooden background paper. What amazing hard work to layer all the flowers , leaves and hearts and amazing shadow work. Really love to look at it! Fabulous spring page!

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Take risks by Ga_L

Such a positive page and I love how Gaëlle blended the big photo at the background and how she uses that word art. Perfect placement of the title/journal. Vraiment très beau!

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My Heart Melts by vinniepearce

I’m fan of her designs and her pages! Every layout she makes has something special.  The photo treatment blended at the texturized background is just SO cool, Love also how she placed the elements, especially the little birds flying out of the image!

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Finger Pointing – April 21th

21 Apr

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing fine! Tuesday is a great day to find picks for the blog, there were sooo many gorgeous pages out there, I picked about fifteen and had to narrow them down to six. So it’s worth to visit the galleries, there are a lot more beauties to be found!

Self protrait by KittyY I love it when childrens art is incorporated in a layout and selfportraits are the funniest of all I think! And Owen did it very well, it is him from his head to his hands ;). It’s a very sweet page and a memory worth scrapping! Love the little stars, the splats and the journalcards here!

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This by SirScrapalot A very sweet declaration of love I found here! I love the use of the two different papers, they bring more depth to the page. The placement of the pictures just above the upper paper and all the splatters and paint give it a wonderful ‘bottom’. Love the colorcombination of the bright pink and yellow here!

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Struggle by Ferdy Everything on this page expresses the struggle and that’s what made me look better to this page. The messy lines, the stitches and all the paintspots add to the feel, she is going through tough times. Great advice and a perfect picture for this wonderful AJ page!

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At last by Sam Ellis How wonderful is it when a dream comes true! And how beautiful did Sam document this on this page! I love big picture pages and I even love it more when there is a story told on it. The words fading away are great to not draw too much attention away from the picture and the banner highlight around the doggy is just perfect!

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The Boat by Natasha-Ann Reading in the gallery that this picture was only blended with one paper, it left me flabbergasted! I thought that at least a few techniques were used to get this effect! I love it, I love the beautiful colors, love the effect on the boat, like it’s almost a painted one. The fishingnet and the grungy numbers finish it off in a great way!

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First day with smartphone Camera clicks by AnneofAlamo Anne has a very busy live and I think she is very open about it, I almost can see her running and driving around all day, doing all kinds of things. Seeing this gorgeous page we get a real look into the day she got her first smartphone. And it is soo funny to see all those random snapshots, a selfie, a plant, people watching a bird, a part of a livingroom, a child…and much more. It’s a great way too to document a day in a life, just doing normal things all people do. And Anne did it wonderful with a mix of all those comicbookwords and other wordarts!

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That was all folks! ;) I hope you enjoy my picks and see you next time!

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Finger Pointing-20th of April

20 Apr

Hello everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your day/night wherever you are. I’ve seen lots of beautiful pages in the galleries and I’ve narrowed them down to my 6 fave layouts for today. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive, bringing you today’s fabulous standouts.

Just a lady by Marleen
Another amazing art! So glad to see how she turned it to a gorgeous piece of art. Everything works perfectly, she could hang this in her room. Great details on the dress and hat.

Amazing you by Memories.matter
Very touchy! I can relate to her journaling since I also have an amazing mom. Love the white space and the main focus on the right side. The strips of papers are awesome too. Love her heartfelt journaling and I wish she could spend more time with her mom.

#Selfie by Kacy
The black & white treatment is as gorgeous as she is. Love what she did on the photo as it stands out with the colorful paper strips that she used. Love the flowers and the clean design.

Hope by Chigirl
Such a powerful message. I adore how she made this page. The brushworks and splats here and there are just awesome.

Moment by Indigo Designs
I simply fell in love with the photo and composition here. This is so serene and just screams precious. Love the details on the paper and how she blends the photo with the background paper. The touches of colors and the journaling is nicely done.

love by bryanna
This is beautiful in every way. The extraction and the sweetness of the photo, down to the placement of elements, is full bliss. Love the background paper, not sure if it’s pre-made but that is perfect, love the cluster work on the left side and how she worked the shadows. All the little details including the brushworks and how the strings touch her left foot makes it really really amazing. Awesome work!

Thanks for taking a peek at the layouts I’ve chosen for today. Should you have time, please stop by and give them some well deserved love in the galleries.

Have a nice day/night!

Beth (kewl_jive)

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Finger Pointing – April 19th

19 Apr

Hey everyone, Margje here from a sunny Holland today!  It was so wonderful in the garden! I love this kind of weather when it is not too hot! With my face and body in the aftersun lotion (because I was a bit red) I’m writing this blogpost! And I found you some gorgeous pages, so let’s go and see what I have found!

I am not that girl by purlz76   So interesting to hear the progression of her page! You can read all about it when you click on the link! So great when scrapping becomes a bit of therapy! Look at all the love and feelings she put in this very beautiful page!

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Photo bomb by liljatr  Oh I totally adore that awesome photo and the happiness and energy that’s coming out of it! The page is all sunshine and laughter! Lovely colors and elements that are making it shine even more!

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Project Life 2015 week 13 by anke  I love the way she made this great PL page! Beautiful framing of the photo’s and the layering and design is pretty awesome! It’s just a very interesting page to look at! Love the background with all the scribbles too!

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Practically perfekt by Rollinchen The framing of the sweet photo with the wonderful photo treatment is beautiful! Great cluster work and title!

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Coloring Easter Eggs by frani54 With the colorful Easter eggs in the background, and very cute photo’s (they makes a gorgeous contrast) she is telling the story of a wonderful Easter! I totally love it!  It’s  got everything in it to celebrate these days together with the family!

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Smile by Femke Look at this cute page with all the gorgeous colors in it! I love the contrast between the colors and the blacks! Love the writing and text on this page too! And of course that sweet, sweet photo!! Actually I’m in love with the whole page! I can look at it for a long time!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing them to you… until next time… Happy scrapping!!!

 

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