Archive | March, 2015

Finger Pointing – March 29th

29 Mar

Hello and a very good evening to you all!!!! Hope everyone is well and enjoying their Sunday! Here in the Netherlands it is not a good day for being outdoors! It’s raining and storming like an autumn day! but for now as it is evening here I’m indoors and surrounded by beauties from the galleries…as usual! I have 2 extra pages for you today so here are my picks for you…hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me :)

Big boots by Femke

I really love that this page is cute and cool and grungy at the same time! Love the black and yellow and the beautiful wordart! The page is so very well composed! Awesome!

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Hello sunshine by lorigaud 

The photo’s are all so adorable and beautiful! I love how she placed them all over the page! Beautiful colors in this page matching the photo’s and an awesome design! I totally love it!

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Connected by bbb

What a wonderful page to look at!  Love how she connected the Puzzle Pieces to make a puzzle mask! I find it beautiful as the background goes through behind the puzzle! Great page to look at!

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Got cake by Miki 

Beautiful page and colors! And that photo: supercute!! The layering and framing are wonderful, love all the masks behind the photo! Gorgeous work!

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1 geek by Cath 

This is so creative and fun! Love how she used the background papers here and the clustering the middle is super!!! absolutely amazing page!

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Hello March by Anny-Libelle

Love this all together! Adorable photo’s and cheerful colors, amazing brush work in the background and a wonderful composition! This is putting a smile on my face!

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Circus by Madi

Love the creativity! Did you see?  A face with clown faces in it! A real circus in her head! Love how she used the elements to create that eye, and the placement of the tent on the head! So clever! Awesome art journal page!

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Life, Be Gentle by jholden15

A very beautiful and touching page! I love the sphere she created with beautiful colors and brushes and elements to give us the message to be gentle with oneself! So wonderful!! Love to look at this!

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Thanks for taking a peek at the pages I’ve picked for today. Should you have time, please stop by and give them some well deserved love in the galleries.
Happy scrapping and see you next time!

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Finger Pointing – March 26

26 Mar

Hi, everyone! Katherine here with the Standouts for today! Being able to spend time in the galleries this evening was such a nice distraction from all the crazy that has been swirling around me lately. I found so much inspiration it was almost ridiculous. My favorite six were these …

Up first is this super lovely layout titled Upptacksfard (translation: Exploring) by Zwyck. I absolutely love the blended/masked image, such a wonderful capture! The color palette is nothing short of perfection here, and works exceptionally well with all the images. Love the minimal use of embellishments, too.

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I think I may have squee’d when I came across this beauty by Shivani in the gallery. Her work of art is titled Your art. The design is so unique, I absolutely LOVE the cut-outs. The color palette is so striking, too, I really love how fresh it feels! Love the art work by her little one as well, so stinking CUTE!

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Next I have this adorable work of art titled vietnamese pj by bjc. Such a cute design! Really love the use of the map as reinforcement so to speak. The little ones in the images are so darling!

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I chose the next Standout by Ga_L titled Smile vs Grimace solely for those wonderful captures, his spunky little personality really comes through in those images! And it just so happens that the design is fabulous, the color palette, too … everything!

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I really loOoovVvveeee this next Standout titled Moments in the Kitchen by JennMcCabe. The design here is absolutely FABULOUS! I LOVE how the black and bold reds play against the neutral background, it really creates a TON of visual interest. Love the processing on that beautiful image, too!

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Rounding out my choices this evening is this amazing layout by dvhoward titled My Dad. Really love the traditional feel in the design. The grays and oranges play so well together, and are the perfect combination against that tonal background. Such a fantastic layout!

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That’s it for me this week! I will see you all in the galleries next week! XO

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Finger Pointing – March 25th

25 Mar

Hello, everyone! Paula here with today’s Stand Outs. I’m going to keep it very short today! There are some amazingly inspirational pages in the galleries…Hope you enjoy my pics!

Little clown by margje

Ahhh….this is so cute!And this photo is so adorable! Especially love the way she cropped the photo. What a good way to record a wonderful memory. Love the way she used the clown and seal cards how the red just pops here!

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drive with me by hekas

OMG, OMG, OMG! This is SO wonderful! I fell in love with this one instantly!! Love everything on this page! I’m completely fascinated by the design, elements and colors here! Very creative.

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Isn’t she Lovely by miimsgirl

GASP! Perfection! Just love this cute big photo, color combo, perfect shadow work along with a great journal.

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Run by JenEm

I always love to come in for a closer look at her pages..and this is so cool!!!!!! I love how she scrapped this subject, the shadow pic, all those cirkles very well placed, the extra frame circle on the pic , the colors, shadows…well…LOVE everything about this!

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cycling in Paris by ValeJules

This is just as fun and bright as can be.  Love the vintage touch of the image and the stamps behind the cyclist work it off! J’adore! Sublime!

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Young, wild and free by marijke

Wonderful brush and stamps work! Perfect picture for the title. Love the monochromatic look and SO love how she framed the boys! The effect of the Out Of Bounds is really awesome here! ! Brilliant!!

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Finger Pointing – March 24

25 Mar

Hi world of digi!! I’m running laaaaaate!! Are you ready for some awesomeness?! At least, I do think those pages are awesome and I hope you will find them beautiful too! I will keep it short today cause I’m running late for other things too lol, but I hope you won’t mind too much. Let’s go then!

Marylin In NY by ValeJules – Wow wow wow! Look at this amazing creation!! Love the artsy feel of this page, the beautiful colors and the wonderful photo treatment. One more page I would totally see as a canvas in my future living room! Maybe I should place an order lol

First Easter by AmberR – How sweet is this!! Love the repeat of the cute photo. One in the back with a mask and kind of blended in the page and the little one in the front with those cute and colorful accents. Great mix of artsy look and more common digital scrap elements.

Let’s Be Lazy by LovelyMissKait – Looks like today I am drawn to blended photos!! Look at this fun layout! I love the big photo with this sketch effect and the brush work all over the page. Looks great with the big bold flower cluster. Wonderful colors too!

Spring Break Fun by andersm – Looooove this design! Perfect with the picture! The movement of the photo is perfectly rendered with this circle design, don’t you think? Not sure if I make sense but I hope you get my drift! And all this glittery shinny bits makes it whimsical. So darling!

Outside by Wonbat146 – One more beautiful brush work and masked photo. Love the B&W photo with those splash of yellow. The design on the borders like this looks really neat! What a beauty, that girl!

You : Unique by jennV – And let’s finish this post with a bright and bold page! another great example of bright colors with a B&W photo. Love the big bold paper border and those word strips. Splatters and scribbles in the back, yum!


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Finger Pointing – March 23

23 Mar

Hi everyone!

It’s Spring break in my side of the world but Spring hasn’t sprung yet. The weather is back to -1, last week we all thought that the cold weather was finally finished but this week it’s cold again. Anyways, hope you enjoy my picks today. This is Beth, aka kewl_jive, bringing you today’s amazing gallery standouts. Enjoy viewing!

Happiness by crystalbella77
So many amazing details and I am loving every bit of it. The photo treatment goes well with the page as well as the splats and brushes here and there. Love the shadows on the string too and the choice of background paper that goes well with the layered papers. It really makes me enjoy all the details here. Great work!

Thrive by Alinalove
Love the shabby look of the page and the wooden background paper. Beautiful treatment on the photo. Love the big flower and the shadow on it, not to mention the layers she made using patterned papers and the amount of elements she used that focus on the subject. Fabulous spring page!

Happy by Celestescraps
Beautiful clean and simple design. Perfect use of background paper as it really stands out. Amazing use of the template, love that she converted the photo to black & white. Love how simple it looks but so delicately done. Awesome work as always!

Twinkle toes by Tamsin
Adorable indeed! Love those little chubby toes, look at those chubby hands. Fantastic cropping on the photo. Love the softness of the page, the blending, art strokes and brushes on the photo. The white background paper really helps the page to focus on the photo. Beautifully done!

Home sweet home by Miranda Barten
Congrats on the new house! It does look perfect and beautiful. I bet it took them a while, I remember every house move we did but the big move came when we transferred here to South Korea. But then again, I am glad it worked out well. I love to have a glimpse of her dining area as a background by adjusting the opacity of the photo and blending it well with the paper. Gorgeous living room, love the page and how she showcased her new home. The flowers lead me to her beautiful space in the house. Amazing indeed!

Nassau by by KBlack
This is amazing! Loving all the photo treatments and blending she made. Perfect indeed, as well as the little elements on the page. Bahamas is in my bucket list, I would love to travel there someday.

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 – March 22

22 Mar

-=-=================0 <-- written by Thor the cat just for you... Carrie here. I'm finally getting over my first ear infection and hoping the last ear infection of the year. *knock on wood* It's spring and one the great things about aging is I've become allergic to the entire planet again (I lived in a sterile environment as an infant because I allergic then, too). But that's okay. I'm distracting myself with amazing BBQ and birthdays... and all the pretty pages that our amazing community created in the past 24 hours. Peep, Peep, Peeps! by Zlemon

So, I have a thing for Peeps and this page just made me laugh out loud. All the ribbon and funky title, the blending and the photo props  just add to the fun. I’m inspired to make my own page about Peeps!

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A Fresh Start by Kacy

The pallette on this page really supports the theme, as does the butterfly and flowers. It’s such a great photo and treatment as well. I also love how she’s framed the page with the strips of paper that don’t match… and you can never have enough yellow on a page. It’s like cowbell.

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List maker by Stefanie

Totally love the block design with all the border breaking. The blue, coral and yellow matted on the white against the kraft background is just perfect. I also love the alignment of the “do what you love” word art, too.

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Lucky Day by Bbe

I love that she’s done her journaling in letter format and that she’s working through her feelings at the same time. It’s also a creative way to use the St. Patrick’s Day theme. I love the three sided border she’s created and the cluster the bottom… and the leprechaun is using his want on the photo of lottery tickets.

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28 by liahra

Such a strong page and perfect design with all the active white space that’s pure white! And what a great a idea. I wish I took more photos of myself when I was her age. The photo crop is perfect and the title is simple and perfect. She finishes the page off with little bits of embellishing and paint that lets her personality change.

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In the Kitchen by bao

Such an eye catching split composition here that really captures the action of cooking. She’s used the journaling and strip at the bottom to connect both sides of the page. I love that she kept the palette neutral to allow the saturated color in the photos and the bright orange title to pop off the page.

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Now it’s time for  me to go finish the laundry for the week. I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks! Leave these artists some love on their pages… and have a great week! Until next time!!

 

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Finger Pointing – March 21th

22 Mar

Hi everyone, Jeanine here with a late March 21th post! I could have skipped this one, but there were so many beautiful pages in the galleries, that skipping it wouldn’t have been nice! So let’s go!

Family photoshoot p1 by esther_a A very clean and gorgeous family page. Using just the pictures and one wordart draws the eye totally to the lovely photoshoot pictures and gives it all the attention it deserves. Love the easy going and caring feel of this family the photographer managed to catch here.

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Road trip by bbe Love the digital streetart and graffiti bbe made here, it fits the age of the child and expresses his activity. Gorgeous page!

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Floral by kjvy-town Love the feminin colors and the sweet and soft touch kjvy achieved here. Looking at this page I want to sit there also and just dream a little, enjoying the smell of the flowers and the warmth of the sun.

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Let it go by Jumlai A big picture page, wonderful blended and dressed up with just a few wordarts and a stitch. Love the feel this one gives me, coming to peace with events in life and accepting things as they are. Enjoying what comes to you. Beautiful!!

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Time to bloom by motherbear I love it when a child is so focused on what they do, they don’t even notice a picture has been taken…Love the springcolors and elements here and the crispyness of the page. It all is so clean and fresh and lovely.  The small cluster on the right side adds interest to the viewers eye, it leads to the main subject in a subtile way. Love it!!

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2006 Euro Disney Cruella DeVille show by MrsPeel  We all know MrsPeel as our own MrsPeel, aka Cynthia, contributor for the GSO blog also and going through rough times every now and then. Maybe I can cheer her up with her own page, my eye fell on it the minute I saw it!! I love how she played with papers, pictures, patterns and totally love her blending here! I can feel the fun they had in Disneyland!! The wordart is perfect for funny days like these!

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These were my picks for Saturday fooks, I hope you like them! And please, if you visit the galleries, don’t forget to leave the artists some love!

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