Archive | December, 2010

Finger Pointing (December 21)

21 Dec

Happy Tuesday everyone! Just a few more sleeps before Christmas – anyone else getting excited? (Or perhaps a bit stressed out now that it’s getting down to the wire??) This will be my last post here at Gallery Standouts for a little while as after tomorrow’s post, the Gallery Standouts team will be taking a nice holiday break. But have no fear, we will be returning in January better than ever, ready to showcase lots of amazing digi eyecandy!

Speaking of eyecandy here are today’s Gallery Standouts…

jennv’s dream vs reality

I totally LOVE this page. Love the no-photo design and mix of dream trips vs more likely trips. Amazingly bold title work too.

valeriapiemonte’s When did you get so big?

How sweet is this page! I love the soft editing of the photos and the fun title work. Such a great way to capture these memories.

LoriS’s Dec8_Adored

I really love the fun, block design of this page. The colors and details are perfect for these Christmas memories. SO cute!

lovely1m’s Whatever the Weather

I really love the idea behind this page! Such a great way to document a year of seasons. Love the clean, simple design here too.

Miki’s Getting Around

I love travel pages and this one is no exception. Love the mix of photos and the inclusion of the map. Such a great idea!

ingridfasquelle’s Pique-Nique aux Jardins Mosaïc_Gauche

This page is actually an AMAZING two-page layout so be sure to go HERE to check it out. I absolutely love all the photos here and the great detailed design. Amazing colors in this too, the whole page just pops.

Kayleigh’s Splurge

I really love that she took the time to scrap her new bag! Such a fun blocked design and amazing details here as well. Love the mix of greys and blue-greens too.

mrshobbes’ My 2010

Love love love all the self-portraits here! Such a great idea for an AAM page. Fantastic design here too!

RebeccaH’s More Blessed to Give

This page is so neat! Love the circular design and the amazing title work. Such a great message here too. Love it!

Happy Holidays everyone!


Finger Pointing (December 20th)

20 Dec

Happy Monday the week of Christmas! What an amazing time of year! I loved looking through the galleries this morning, it would seem a lot of people are in a journaling mood and I love those type of pages! Shall we get started?

A-Christmassy-Night by eryn

I love the simplicity of this page! The emphasis is on the story of her sweet kids.

Airport Layover by HeyJude

I loved the close up shots of the front photos and the larger photos blended into the background really giving us the “whole story” — that title work is delightful too!

Carnival Night by hekas

This is incredible! I loved all the hints at the end of the year and that owl “bringing in 2011”. Just totally stunning!

Christmas Blessings by scrapmommaof3

Loving all the “cut paper” and the layers on this journaling page! The eclectic mix of “all the different words” really caught my eye!

Daughter_beauty b y Joanne

That photo is just TOO CUTE for words and I love the colors, layering, shadow, clustering…just so adorable on every single tiny layer!

merry & bright by Dina Arruda

I loved the layout on this one! The photo just radiates pure joy and the bright pops of color on that neutral background really look amazing!

Rain by liljatr

This one makes me want to find a puddle somewhere and have some fun! Splish-splash it’s just so sweet! Love the mix of all the different patterns with those oh so yummy pictures!

Stop Time by Jasmin-Olya

Love the way she captured a feeling of time really slipping away or moving past us! Superbly done!

This Moment by Diamndprincz

The hand-stamped title on this is delicious! The layering is fun, giving us a glimpse into the journaling before we even read it. Lovely color combo too!


Finger Pointing (December 19)

19 Dec

Good evening everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Here are my picks from the galleries today!

The Proposal by Carolee

A great photoless layout and such a cute little conversation to record!

Bubble Tree Pop by knlchevys

Don’t you just want to grab this and get popping?! What a fun idea for an advent calendar, although I am not sure I could resist and only pop one a day!

Monsterific Christmas by livelys

Another super fun hybrid project, I particulary like the monster eating the lights!

Beep beep! by Maygirl

Fabulous composition here, the arrows and the stitching work so well to direct the eye through the layout. A great mulit-photo page that lets the photos shine!

Xmas 2010 by michelleL

I love the crisp clean feel this has with the blocked design against the crisp white background. The journalling is very touching too.

Perfect Christmas by NikkiFB

I love everything about this, from the title and the journalling through to the glittered ornament. Pure, fabulous kitsch!

Christmas Market by Scrappie Irene

And now another style of vintage Christmas page! The photos blend so well with the illustrations and the aged the book is perfect for all that journalling.

You – Queen by Scrappy Smile

Just look at all this! This is such a well constructed page, there’s so much to look at and it has so much character. Wonderful work.

Believe we can change the world and we will by valeriapiemonte

The elements here are so well chosen to help illustrate the story, which is beautifully journalled. Lovely mixture of blended and non-blended photos too.


Finger Pointing (December 18)

18 Dec

The weekend just right before Christmas, I bet everything is hectic all around you.

To get your dose of inspiration, let everything wait for some minutes and enjoy my picks for today!

Tink by MissB

OH just WOW! Fantastic tinkering on this Tinkerbell, look at the altered dress, the subtle bokeh, the raindrops and the magical light falling on this scene.

Kiss by parr1983

Fun and more fun :-D, love this monochromatic layout, the titlework and the energy of this piece!

I-love-perfumes by Nath

Now who doesn’t love perfume? Great design and framing all over!

Sully’s Birthday Cake by Lorie Davison

*high cuteness alert* Totally whimsical, magical and delicious, all in one! Love those stacked cups too!

All I Want For Christmas by Cristina

Love how the elements and the photos seem to swirl out of the stocking, accented by the great brushwork!

Most Festive by norton94

Festive indeed! Great shapes, great colors and great layering, this is fantastic!

Eyes Wide Open by oldvwblues

Fantastic use of symbols, all her feelings were poured onto this art journal page.

Breath of magic by pacina

Awesome clusterwork here, with such rich colors, gorgeous!

Snow by Mother Bear

Beautiful photos, highlighted by the use of those magic snowflakes, love the ‘airy’ and ‘winter’ look of this!



Finger Pointing (December 17)

18 Dec

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday once again! I am super excited to be here tonight with my picks! It’s my last time before we take a bit of a break for the holidays and I really really hope you are inspired by my choices!

time for a story by velomba

This page is awesome! I adore the blocking and the outlines. Super creative and just awesome! That photo totally cracks me up too!

So in love with you by AllisonWaken

This page and photo is just WOW. Seriously totally amazing. I so wish I could take photos like this! The word art placed on the photo just draws your eye there. love it!

Holiday 2010 by mi monteiro

this page is oh so pretty! I love the scattered snowflakes and the glowy and warm feeling here. So beautiful!

focal point by emmasmom

This page is AMAZING! I love circles and the use of paper and patterns here is just enough to draw you in without being overwhelming! so much fun! And that photo *sigh* gorgeous!

*Favorite Treat* by pne123

Another super fun circle page! i just love it! The cut out circles and layered papers is the perfect touch!

dear laundry by rebecca h

This page is totally awesome! The journaling is soooo fun and creative so make sure you check that out. I will never ever beat my laundry I don’t think. This page is fabulous though and inspires me to try at least!

birds of a feather by eryn

ok. I admit that I am totally in love with birds and owls. I love them to bits! This page is just adorable! perfect clustering and shadows. I love how the photo is hanging too!

almost goodbye by nana z

This is amazingly creative! What a super way to showcase 2010 and the pages and photos and memories. I adore it!

2010 by nun69

I love the colors here. Against the black and white photos the whole page just pops and is awesome! fabulous layering and clustering on this one as well!


Finger Pointing (December 16)

16 Dec

Good evening! I hope you are all enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer! Here are my festive picks from the galleries today, enjoy!

~us~ by Dawn Inskip

I love the mix of high contrast black and white photos against the muted soft colours here. The pink star at the bottom adds the perfect pop of colour!

what a year by hutchie

There are several year in review pages in the galleries already, this one really caught my eye with its beautiful muted tones and the central cluster of portrait photos. Gorgeous!

Letting Go by iciclelady

Another page with beautifully handled colour and tone, this time offset with some dark tones. The journalling here is so very touching.

Trimming the Tree by Julia DeGuia

I love the blocked design of the photos here and all the little details such as the photo of the radio station. Such a beautiful simple composition that is so effective.

Bad Day! by KyRainbow

I have several photos like this (including some of me from my teenage years!). This is so perfectly scrapped, I love the scribbles and paint splats especially.

Ho Ho Ho by mystampin2003

This is just glorious! There are so many details and fun little touches to look at, I see new things every time.

Rockin’ in the USA by Tracyfish

Ha ha! Such fun! This is just my sort of page, full of fun and colour and happy memories. Great font choice too.

Lovely Xmas by Virjul

This is a lovely take on a Christmas page, the colours are beautiful and that photo is one of the cutest things I have ever seen!

a present for you :) by ziutka1980

I love the crisp graphic feel this has! So striking.


Finger Pointing – December 13th

13 Dec

Goooooooooood Morning Everyone! Christmas keeps creeping closer day by day! Here’s a little inspiration today to keep your creative energy high with those long “to do” lists I know you have!

Be Yourself by emst

I LOVE the bright contrasting colors with the darkness of the background! The message to “Be Yourself” is sucha  great one too for girls that age…for all of us!

Daisy by xleannex

I just HAD to pick this one because of those pictures, they make this LO really shine and give it so much happy energy, you can’t help but smile! Love when pages do that to you!

Emotions by mle Card

I loved the whole concept of this layout! What a great thing to document and what a cutie! Loved the stripes in the back!

Memories by Lilie-Scrap-World

100% pure gorgeous! I love the clustering, the pictures and the shadow work! Plus those colors are so calming, just beautiful!

Merry by Ema79

I absolutely adore this one! I love the tiny pictures, the tiny clusters, the design….magical!

My Greatest Gift by joannknnrd

I think the coloring & lighting on this layout is so delicious! And that tiny picture in the arrangement? FABULOUS!

Santa is Coming by scrapperatheart

I thought that the clustering on this was so amazing! There is so much but yet it’s not distracting from the photos and I love all the white space around it!

snowed in by stepko

Could this be any cuter? I think not! I love the pictures, the way she did the cluster work & blending and all those tiny little elements make for one stupendous LO!

Wahoo! by stampin_rachel

I loved this the second I saw it in the gallery! I love the long clustering work on the top and bottom, and LOVE how she did the journaling on those paper strips! Cute title work too!