Archive | January, 2011

Finger Pointing 1/31

31 Jan

WHEW! I almost didn’t get here today, sometimes life happens! But better late than never as they say (it’s still Monday where I live *wink*)! And without much ado let’s stare at some delightfully, magical and oh so amazing art!

Timeless Beauty by newfiemountiewife
I loved the very classic feel of this, the beautiful color palette and the incredible shadow work!

gone fishing by talktoheather
This just called out to me from the gallery, I love the hand painted feel to it and it’s delightful simplicity!

welcome by downhome
The miracle of a new life! This page captures the emotion and elation of such a precious moment!

Lala e eu! by juhh
I absolutely adore all the textures and delicious colors in this! I also love the different shapes! A feast for the eyes!

For the life by Lutine
Something about the soft purple colors really spoke to me tonight, what great layering and those photos! What a smile!

Found in the Cabbage by Miek
I couldn’t help but grinning from ear to ear when I dropped by the gallery and saw this one! It’s just so precious! Look at that stunning cluster and shadow work!

Botanical Beauty by orachel
This skinny collage just took my breath away, I love the contrast and the dance of colors! It is just superb!

Inspire by Paola
I’m always amazing when people can do detailed and incredible shadow work on black/dark backgrounds…this layout doesn’t disappoint! I love the journaling lightly etched into the background too!

Pause by Lor
This just has such deep rich emotion emulating from it! I love the mix of  bright colors in the hair on her lips, and the different textures throughout make this one of my favorite journal pages!


Finger Pointing (January 30)

30 Jan

Good evening, Kate here with the results of my stroll around the galleries tonight! I hope you enjoy them!

2nd birthday by kym

There are lots of layouts using this template in the galleries tonight but there was something about this one that made me stop and smile. I love the combination of lovely soft colours, a super cute black and white photo and the bright red pops of the flowers.

guitar hero by Flora

This uses another kit that’s everywhere in the galleries today (one that I think might be making it’s way into my shopping cart pretty soon!!) – this layout with it’s bottom heavy composition really stood out to me, with the play of light and dark halves of the page.

the things you say by helenh

Such a sweet little conversation to record and the perfect choice of fonts to do it!

Warhol at the MoMa by Jassie

Ahhh, this page makes my pop-art, bright coloured, element cluster loving heart sing!

Be Mine by jenniferfox

The play of the strong colours and the repeated photo against the newsprint is so striking here! Lovely shadowing too.

NYC by Miki

I adore the magazine style feel this has and the layering of one photo over the other. Fabulous font choices and placement too, echoing the signs in the main photo.

Make Art by Romy

I love this sort of page – both in terms of a statement of intent, and the arty subject matter!

strike a pose by talktoheather

What great photos! And what a fun way to scrap them, such a great bold design.

France by tropt

From a page with strikingly bold colours, to one that’s almost monochrome! Great simple design and lovely warm tones throughout make this a winner for me!


Finger Pointing (January 29)

29 Jan

Oh my, after hours and hours, and then some more, I had to pull myself out of the galleries….

My Funny Valentines by stefdesign

This is way cool!! Amazing 3D effect and quite creative to pull the images out of the card. LOVE it!

7 Things… by GeVisacri

This is such a happy page! Love the vintage look and fun list!

Life I imagine by lynnsplace

This design just caught my eye immediately, beautifully blended photo and the combination of framed photos with the text top it off!

SuperNate by Carolee

What a superfun page! The colorful squares and cute photos made me smile! It is the perfect superhero page!

How I Heart You by star74

So pretty!! Gorgeous brushwork placing focus on the photo. I <3 this!

interview with ella by stampin_rachel

Love this interview with her daughter, this page is too cute! Using most of the page for the journaling adds a neat touch to the design!

My autumn by zotova

Delicate brushwork and placement of the elements, this is done so beautifully!


Funny take on the Vitruvian Man, had me laughing out loud! You just gotta love it!

sisters by ing

I love the vertical design and the frame on top of the photo leads your eyes right where they should be!


Finger Pointing (January 28)

28 Jan

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week! So glad that the weekend is finally here! Today the galleries were filled with loads of amazing pages! took me all day long to make my picks!

Apple Cake by DolceVita

I just keep looking and looking at this! It looks so real and it’s sooo creative! I would love some apple cake!

dress up by parrfunkel

This is just too cute! I love this color combo so much!! How stinkin’ cute is that photo too! So sweet and girly! love it!

*no title* by Windgefluester

I just adore this page! The design is totally amazing! I love how it’s titled and how the journaling is framed in. Just total perfection!

Oh the Places I’ve Been by JenJ

This is amazing and so very creative! I love how she has marked the places she has been! It’s so much fun to see!

playing games by chengie

I am in love with all the little details here. Like all those little sparkles! How much fun are they?! This is just totally amazing and a fabulous use of space!

sisters by teeleedee

I just love how sweet and girly this page is! It’s just precious! Those photos are so super cute and the little animals are just the cutest ever!

smiles by NettieB

This page is amazing! I adore the use of papers and the fabulous clustering. I just love every little bit of this page! The colors are so bright and happy too.

Where Did The Time Go by RomyK

This page is just beautiful! I adore the white background with all the brushwork. The photo editing here is just amazing and matches the page so well. just beautiful!

superlatives by scarlettsierra

This page is amazing in every way! I love the use of papers as elements and the scattere about journaling tid bits! So much to look at here! Plus that photo is beyond precious!


Finger Pointing – January 27th

27 Jan

As always, it was an inspiring day in the galleries. Here are my picks for today:

Fresh Fall by talktoheather
I love the fresh colors in this page and the great crops on the pictures. The subtle addition of snowflakes is a perfect touch.

You 3 by Ella_75
Isn’t this an amazing photo!? It’s the star of the page, part of a two beautiful & sweet two page spread. Make sure you hop over and read the incredible journaling as well.

I’d rather be with you by Som
I love the power in this statement! The brilliant typography in the quote and title work really add to the great composition. Super page!

Phillips Island by helenh
The depth of the collage look here is fantastic…not to mention the photos are all quite stunning. I have to admit to viewing it just a bit wistfully as I stare out my own windows at heaps of snow! It’s just an all around beautiful page!

Ocho by KerryMac
Love the quote, love the capture, love the blending. Hilarious…true…and wow, did it make for a great page!

Love Signs by JALong
I am on a huge hybrid kick right now and this project jumped to the top of my to-do list as soon as I saw it. It’s major league gorgeous in the detail and creativity. Don’t you want to give it try too?

[Family] by MarinaQuezada
The amount of detail and color on this page is tremendously fun! I adore the pics around the edges and all of the cute ellies.

We rock by Kelleanne
This page makes stellar use of patterned papers, color and white space. It rocks too!

Moments That Take Your Breath Away by mrsski07
Every now and then, a page in the gallery will get a huge “ohhhhhhhh” out of me. This one certainly did. I LOVE all of those big moments on one page, such great emotional and visual impact!

Have a great night- hope you can squeeze in some scrapping and relaxation!


Finger Pointing (January 26)

26 Jan

Happy Hump Day!  I was a little lost in the galleries today.  Let me tell you, it was extremely hard just to pick 9 out of all of the lovelies I found. So without further adu, today’s showoffs.

Wonderfully Made by erin s
Such a sweet and lovely page.  The circles of color and patterns just POP, and shows off those black and white tootsies even more.

You Love by Amy L

What a neat Las Vegas page!   I can almost feel the ‘heat’ from the sun.  Love all of the photo processing.

I Love Your Style
WOW!!  The colors on this page just work.  I LOVE that the red colored page pops that green shirt, and the stitches draws your eye right to the focal point.  Great storytelling.

express by sokee
I LOVE all of these expressions, especially the smiling one.  It just warms my heart.

kena kisses by Keely~B
The unique composition on this layout makes it standout.  I love that it is on an angle.  And the light blues and bright reds coordinate so perfectly together.

hf by Marnel
WOW.  I don’t know where to begin, I can’t stop staring at this layout.  I LOVE the grunge feel to it, and the scattered about look… it gives the page so much movement.

Snow Day by georgeinci
Such amazing shadow work, I feel like this layout is truly “touchable”.   The weaving of the titlework is pretty amazing as well!

oh the possibilities by scarletsierra
I love that you’ve jouranled your message straight onto the photo… and that message to you daughter truly takes center stage.  Stunningly beautiful.

Lifestyle Challenge by Aussiekat
This page has such vibrancy and ACTION!  I LOVE that you are evaluating your years goals and tracking your progress.


Finger Pointing (January 25)

25 Jan

Happy Tuesday everyone! Ready for today’s Gallery Standouts? Here we go…

Ams’ Super D

The colors in this page just instantly popped out of the gallery. The red, black and teal is so yummy! Love the fun photos too, they totally capture this moment. Fantastic title work too.

valeriapiemonte’s Moro num país tropical!

This page makes me yearn for someplace tropical! I love the bold title work and design here. The photos totally pop against the yellow background and all the little elements are so perfect for this page. Love it!

akizo’s flåmsbana
This page is so fun! Love the design here with the train tracks and all the photos. The visual representation of the trip is perfect – this would be a totally fun design for a road trip too!

jennV’s snow day

This page just screams cold and snowy. I love love the tall bold photo, it captures the weather that day just amazingly.

mungerre’s my scrapbook style – AAM 19

I would never have thought to scrap about my scrap style but I think it’s a totally fun idea! Love the no photo, blocked design here and the soft colors too.

duniascrap’s Us

Love the bold use of white space here! The blocked design and all the little elements are SO cute. Love it!

PaulaSG’s snow

I love the bold use of photos here. The enlarge photo with all smaller photos really captures the moment and creates a visually interesting page at the same time. Love all the details here too.

cursivesmile’s Highest Esteem

This is such a neat page. I love the topic here and all the design elements work perfectly. Great journaling too.

heathergw’s Diaper Laundry – It’s Never Ending

This page is SO fun! I love the fantastic use of white space – it’s like the whole page is being washed! Love her honest journaling here too.