Archive | April, 2010

Finger Pointing (April 30)

30 Apr

What an exciting week it has been!!!! I opened my own new store, and the response has been amazing!!! Thank you to everyone!!

And now it’s iNSD. Woot! My shopping carts are filled around town ready to be checked out. Hope you find loads of new goodies to play with too!

Free by talivstouwe

I love the free spirit of this layout. The photo just pops. What a fun layout!

I Love Rain by lisah

This fantasy layout is just divine! The little girl is so cute perched on the flower and all those water splashes are an amazing touch!

In The Clouds by Vicusya

This layout is so creative and clever. Love the stepping progression. WOW!

Lets Fly by ulisa

I love the large scale of this. It’s so bold and fun!

Love War Fergie by DogArtist

The perspective on this layout is fabulous!!! I love the dog’s view and its reflection on the chessboard. This feels like its part of a larger story. I want to see more!

RAK for Domad by Magda_lena

I love this composition soooo much! There is so much movement. I am completely charmed by it!

Sweet Memories by anubis1

What can I say? This is pure magic!

Sweet Splash by seameaw

Ok, that photo kills me! I LOVE it! What a fun, fun scene. Love all the splashing bowls.

Vogue by snaggletooth75

I love to see people use patterned papers. Carly did an amazing job with this one!! That blue is a brilliant touch and just makes the whole piece pop! Fabulous!



April 29th – Fingerpointing

29 Apr

It’s only Thursday and the digi world is already gearing up for an amazing iNSD weekend. I think this is going to be the best one yet! I hope you have plenty of time to shop, scrap and partake in all of the fun. For me, inspiration from the galleries is one of the most enjoyable parts of being a scrapper. So, without further ado, I’m pointing to these layouts today.

YOU by coincon
This is such a visual delight! The vibrant colors, great photos and movement throughout the composition are awesome. The extraction takes this layout to the next level….SO fun!


Click #8 by whatnext
Funky, grungy awesomeness here, with the perfect amount of attitude. I love the black and grey with all of the paint and 2 pops of hot color. Super work!


little dreamer by magnolia2907
I was really captivated by the beautiful photo and stunning treatment. The layering and tilted composition drew my eye right into the pic. All of the details here are wonderful and well shadowed.


210 So. Clinton Ave. by LovelyMissKait
Super cool piece of art here! The backdrop and 3-D effect of the city combined with the brushwork make a perfect backdrop for the photo of her mother’s home. I think this is an amazing album idea as well!


Amish barn building by LaurieW
This photo is simply amazing! She has let it shine with the clean composition and by echoing the colors in it. A superb white space LO!


you are wonderful by RebeccaH
I love the bright, high-contrast colors here and the amazing photo. The clustering and matting are just perfect too. This has such a fun, artsy flair to it, wonderful page!


Lise by salamandre
The photo is beyond precious and she rightly made it the star of her page. The blending is superb and the restrained element use in the simple hearts is perfect.


Comparing Bumps by ginamichelle1111
I found this layout to be entirely swoon-worthy. It’s so tender and sweet, a lovely photo surrounded by all of the right bits. The layering and romantic style are so appealing, gorgeous page! I hope she’ll print this and hang it on her wall. :)


cheeky face by caits
This popped right out of the gallery! The high impact color, intense shadowing and black and white photo are so fun and fitting to the page’s theme. Really cute!

Have a great iNSD weekend! Enjoy the shopping but make time to scrap a page (or three)! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re inspired!


Finger Pointing (April 28)

28 Apr

Happy Wednesday!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and a cool breeze is blowing through my windows.  So lovely!  Here are my picks:

joannknnrd’s The Fixer  She has done it again…capturing a bit of her life through symbolism and imagery.


jomi’s This is so you  I love this layout!  The soft distressing and inking of the background paper, little pops of pattern paper, a stunning photo, and great journaling.  Bravo!


Jule’s Cherish  Wow…great pops of color throughout this page.  I really like the cut out circles and do you notice how crisp and clear everything is.  Fabulous.


Julie DeGuia’s What’s in your purse?  Such a great idea to document what is in your purse.  It’s a great snapshot of your life.  I’m loving the overlapping letters in the title.  Her journaling is absolutely fabulous too.


melody’s Gramma’s Sourdough Pancakes  I think it’s hard to photograph and scrap food.  But this is fabulous and is making me hungry! 


mom2peanuts’ You  This is the second layout I’ve featured with cut out/peekaboo circles.  I think it’s a great technique and adds texture and dimension without being overpowering.  Great color and element choices here!


osaru’s Paragliding  Stunning!  Cut up photos can look strange on people shots, but on scenery or panoramic shots, they can be very effective.  Note how she used the squares of blue paper to create a visual triangle.


terese’s everyday stuff  This is perfection!  The use of pattern paper, the coffee stain rings, the gorgeous photos, even the font choice is perfect.  Great job!


Zenobia’s True Love  Great pops of pattern paper and color.  I did have to take a second look at that journaling.  She got married at 7! :)


Finger Pointing (April 27)

27 Apr

Happy Tuesday everyone! Ready for today’s picks? Let’s go!

CindyS’ Splish Splashin Fun

This page makes me so excited for summer. The details and layering here are just spectacular and the photos totally capture the fun of the moment. Fantastic.

winkasheart’s The Best Route, NOT!

As someone who’s parents loved to get off the beaten path and take the “gray roads,” this page totally made me laugh. I can so relate to her journaling and her design here is fantastic. I love all the little travel details and the photos perfectly capture the story. Her title is perfect for this too.

dlhoffer’s That Smile

I really love the clean simplicity of this page. The color completely pops and the subtle dashed frame around the photo really draws your eye in. Gorgeous.

michelleL’s Life in 2010

I love love love the blocking on this page. The details are all so perfect and the colors are so fun. Such a great way to capture those all important little bits of life.

Peppermint’s Hodge Podge “G”

This page captures the love of “Glee” so perfectly. I love all the little details and the title is just fantastic. Love it.

bderby’s today, I am…

This page first caught my eye because I loved the fresh colors and the great design, but after looking closer, I realize the journaling is what really shines here. I absolutely love her heartfelt message about her thankfulness for life.

eryn’s Fav Game

This page is so fun that it just popped right out of the gallery. I love the bold colors and all the little details. The subtle sunray design in the background paper really makes the whole page shine.

Sheana’s future paparazzi

This page is so fun! I love the mix of photos, especially the large faded photo. The design is just fantastic – everything flows together perfectly.

nevache’s LeftToLove

This page is just so incredibly amazing. I can’t get over how real and artsy everything looks and I absolutely love the idea of a page within a page. Love it.


Finger Pointing (April 26)

27 Apr

Hey Everyone! Crystal here bringing you today’s somewhate belated layouts. I am going to keep it all short and sweet as I am super duper sleepy! I so hope you like the choices today!

More than Enough…again by AjaAbney

Aja has such a way of documenting her life. I so love this about her. The journaling here is amazing to me as well. Very touching page!

Precious by Sweeet

*sigh* This page is so adorable. It really is truly precious. I love the way it is all broken up a bit but still flows perfectly. Nice subtle colors here too. Just really amazing!

Live Out Loud by 4Shanna

Shanna always has the most amazing pictures!!! They really are just perfect and the way she uses pops of color is always super impressive! I adore this one!

Not Perfect by Marlen

I adore that she scrapped this! So fun and all the pictures are just fabulous!! so fun to look at! It’s a perfect page I think!!

all you need is LOVE by mymalloryboys

umm…yeah. so this page is just stinkin’ adorable!!! I adore it! The picture and the colors are all just amazing! What little cuties these two are!!!

sooooo…by scarletsierra

More Sara perfection! Adorable picture and I love the pink! We actually have this EXACT same convo here! We lal do it to each other! So I can totally relate to this page and wanting to treasure these kinds of memories.

I Can… by Kayleigh

This is so beyond fabulous! We all need to list the things we are good at more than we do! I love the way she did her journaling on the side as well. Really amazing page!

doggie by aneal

This page is so sweet. I love the story. The colors are perfect too.

The Mirror by Katrinak

So I sat and just looked at this page for the longest time! I am so intrigued by this picture! I love it!! And the story is so fun!! really well done page!


Finger Pointing (April 25)

25 Apr

I hope you are enjoying what’s left of your weekend, I’m here enjoying my usual Sunday evening ritual of a nice cuppa and a couple of hours gallery browsing! Here are my picks for today, enjoy!

I heart ND by EricaLA

Loving the strong graphic design here and the black, white and red colour scheme. I hope you manage to get your missing coin Erica!

New car by carollee

Oooh this is so crisp and clean, great combination of the big blended photo and smaller blocked images and the font work in the title is just perfect.

Love by chandc79

This is so striking, that cluster is perfectly shadowed and placed to really draw you in. Great texture and depth here too, makes me want to reach out and touch it!

rio eu gosto de você by kel

Aahhhh, this is just SO sunny and summery! Love the titlework and the sunburst.

At Sea by Laurakaye

This is so simple with just the perfect amount (and scale) of embellishments. Beautiful page.

{perseverance} by sascedar

I love love LOVE the retro feel here – the colours, the patterns and the gear stamps all add to that feel.

All Boy by nun69

Great mishmash of bits and pieces here but what really caught my eye was the creative journalling at the top, such a fun mixture of fonts and sizes, perfect for the theme!

Smooches by Yam

Another slightly retro feeling page with great use of colour! Love the photo coming out of the camera too, such fun!

rainy day by ZuzanaR

I really like all the different layers and textures here and the great blending work, the underlying blue tones work so well with the rainy theme.


Finger Pointing (April 24)

24 Apr

Ahhh, it is pouring hard here, and it isn’t about to stop for awhile. So what better way to snuggle up inside and catch a glimpse into the galleries. Here are my picks for today, enjoy!

The Old Windmill by CCA

Absolutely loving the windswept hair and skirt, the dramatic lighting and painted and oh so artistic look of this layout. Fabulously done!

Make Me Smile by skrpbkmom

What a neat composition! And that single orange button pops against the neutral colors, I’m SO in love with this page!

This Way by annaaspnes

Love this very expressive page, the butterflies, the little bit of grunge and the sparkles add just the right touch.

Zoe by 4noisyboys

The fun clustering and popping colors against the krafty background immediately caught my eye in the gallery.

This Girl! by 4shanna

Talk about popping! Very colorful brush and titlework, the photo is oh so cool too!

Cartwheels by daisy

It looks like I need some color today, another colorful and very fun page. Love how the rainbow connects the two photos and how the circle theme carries over in the alpha and dotty papers!

Ticket to Ride by Cassie Jones (1gr8muggle)

Guess what, more color :-)

Again some colorful brushwork, but this time the fun photos and awesome crop on them caught my eye! This ride is exhilarating!

rak for maike by Windgefluester

Very neat composition by placing the design where the cloudy and plain paper meet. Very cute page!

d is for dino by dana

What a fun krafty page, I love how the ribbon wraps around the elements and photo. Did I mention I love it!?