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Finger Pointing – September 15th

15 Sep

I love spending time in the galleries on Fridays, and today was no exception. I hope you are charmed and inspired by the following pages.

Always an Adventure is irresistible! The photo is delightful and so are the mix of papers – love the patterned neutrals. DanceERB has created a very special and sweet standout.


My Favorite People is a lovely page documenting a family trip. Rache77’s brushwork is exceptional, and I love her travel-themed cluster. The limited color palette and sepia-toned photos complete this graceful page.


G is for Grayson is such a heart-warming page. The entertaining elements, photos, papers, and journaling come together perfectly to tell the story of Stormchaser’s precocious boy. Makes me smile!


Pink is one of my favorite colors so Hunting Like a Girl jumped out at me. Sylvia’s shadowing, ultra-clean composition, and diagonal flow are captivating, too.


You can feel the fall wind on your cheeks and rustle of leaves beneath your feet in BrightEye’s Rainbow Autumn Colors. Her masking and framing are effective and lovely. And how adorable are the little critters? Fabulous fall page!


Another fetching fall page, Blessings, by Conny is a masterpiece of layers and clusters. The spectacular colors are in perfect harmony with her precious photos. Glorious!





Finger Pointing – August 28th

28 Aug

I am sure all of you have the tragedy of southeast Texas on your mind. My daughter lives there so it is especially heart-wrenching for me. I hope to take you away from your worries for a few minutes as you enjoy the picks for today.

Crystal tells the story of love in her page, Sweetness. The limited color palette is unexpected paired with a baby photo and makes a strong visual impact. Her layering of heart brushes, paper hearts and metal hearts add dimension, interest and emotion. Simply adorable.


Learning to Skim is is pure delight. Earlofoxford’s bold turquoise color palette highlights her series of photos fetchingly. The band composition is balanced beautifully by her butterfly borders.  This page is full of energy and frolic!


The artistry of Venetian Boatyard by profolly is exquisite. The textures, brushwork and photo treatment draw you into her enchanting scene. Using the design principle of repetition, the placement of the red string element is perfect. I am captivated by this page and impressed by the artist’s talent.


The symmetrical white space in Double Barred Finch by Amson creates a mood of peacefulness, and the pops of yellow add zest – a winning combination! I love the split photo and title. A very clever composition and first-rate photography.


By the Sea by Wombat mesmerized me. I love beach pages and this is glorious. She is a master of blending. The diagonal flow of elements and word art add to the mystery of the page. Exotic and dreamy!


Aug-Art-Doll by KarenW jumped out at me. There is much to revel in – the bird swooping in with a message of hope, the dancing doll, touches of glitter and splashes of vibrant color. A picturesque and poetic page. The more you look, the more you intrigued you become.




Finger Pointing – August 17th

17 Aug

Hello and good afternoon to all! It’s a stormy day in Minnesota but the galleries are brimming with color and sunshine. Hope you are delighted and inspired by the picks today.

So fun by Tracermajig is wonderfully composed. She has used gorgeous ocean blues to create a serene mood. Her clustering rocks and I love the ripped photos. Superb.


Katel has created an adorable photo-centered page, Estancia Halberton. She has captured the charm of the penguins perfectly. The pops of red add contrast but the focus stays on the photos of our furry friends. Love this marvelous minimalist layout.


Spread a Little Happiness by Anny-Libellle has it all – the artsy blended typography, an outstanding cluster, a lovely photo and skillful brushwork. I adore this page!


Dady has captured the innocence and beauty of childhood with A Petits Pas. Love the harmonious, yet contrasting, brushwork and how the artstroke adds a bit of energy. Enchanting page!


A Taste of Summer by Grace is delicious! The vibrant, bold colors are captivating, and the subtle texture in the background adds interest. Yummy and fun!


Classic is priceless. Chicgirl scrapped her vintage photos brilliantly. I love the color combination – the soft hues with the black stitching and artstroke.  Her masking/brushes add a beautiful light to the page. Fabulous!



Finger Pointing – July 10th

10 Jul

Hello everyone! I love looking through the galleries for inspiration, and it is a pleasure to highlight the pages here! I am sure you will not only be inspired, but charmed by today’s picks.

Rojo  Sing by MrsGaramer makes me want to start singing! It was created with such enthusiasm. The extraction and cut-outs are attention-grabbing, and the placement of the elements make you feel as if the music is blaring. This page vibrates with energy!


I’m only human by SonaS is a poignant and moving art journal page. Her message is one we all know, but tend to forget. A lovely piece of art with a beauty that goes beyond the eyes and touches the heart.


The blending is glorious, and the brushes add a wonderful sense of depth in Art by coccocou. Her composition supports the title and journaling effectively and beautifully. Exceptional page!


Love the texture and title work in Tiramisu’s page, Summer Berry. The blue tones are tranquil, and the red button adds a dash of oomph and zing. The stitching is the perfect finishing touch giving her page a feeling of movement and energy. Fabulous!


Pure sweetness by Weaselwatchr is just that – Sweet!! Love the combination of green and gold, exquisite element work, and precious photo. Her title placement is skillful, too. Beautifully designed page!


3 Years – Married Bliss by alsoarty is a charming, celebratory page. The string of hearts, the unique way she journaled, and the distressed photo are marvelous. Love the tilt to the paper layers and vibrant color palette. Sparkling and joyful!



Finger Pointing – June 27th

27 Jun

Hello fellow-scrappers! Deborah here with the picks of the day. Enjoy and admire.

July by Mother Bear

I love pages with big photos, and this one is exquisite. The placement of the focal photo with the little girl’s eyes gazing into the summer sun is a perfect fit for the journaling and word art. The supporting photos are also fitting for her theme. Lastly, but certainly not least, look at her masterful clustering. I am green-eyed of artists who can create such glorious, yet realistic, clusters. Well done!!


Now is the Time by Marie-Claire

Did I mention I adore big photos??  This page has much to love. The blending at the bottom of the large photo is intricate and mesmerizing. Her title work is eye-catching with contrasting fonts and stamps. And the final, splendid detail is the subtle extraction of the butterfly. Impressive!


Family by JAMSquared80

The lovely vintage photo paired with turquoise and lime green is striking. The stitching, layering, and clusters all come together to make a charming heritage page. Special!


Creative Life by Annave

What an engaging guy page! The extraction and shadows are top-notch. Fantastic use of brushes and light, too. The pink flower is delightfully unexpected, and draws your eye to the handsome young man. Very clever and creative.


Love You by Marijke

Clean, crisp and captivating! The arrows and caption for each photo is a skillful way to highlight them. How about the shadow work on the papers?? Outstanding!!


Wild Summer by Mymalloryboys

The colorization of photos to coordinate with her layout is super-fun. This is a delightful summer story told with photos and wonderful element work. Every layer is truly fabulous!



Finger Pointing – June 13th

13 Jun

Good afternoon! I found a great variety of pages for you to delight in today. Enjoy!

Happy & Silly by Justagirl

This page is full of happy sweetness! The large photo is endearing, and the cluster is fabulous. Her shadow work rocks, especially on the green glitter triangle – It grabs you and takes your eye directly to the title. I love the moment Justagirl has captured with her photos, journaling and embellishments. It will become more precious with each passing year.


La Malediction De LaPerle Noire By Zanthia

I admire composite artists, and the wonderful scenes they create from their imaginations. This one looks like a rollicking adventure! Love the look on the little guy’s face and his oh-so-fitting pirate hat. Gazing on this magical seascape, you can almost feel the water splashing your face, and the boat rocking beneath you.


Lunch by Myself? by AmieN1

I love that AmieN1 captured her lone, but happy lunch. The beer looks refreshing! The textures are amazing here, especially on the title. She has created impressive dimension with embellishments, papers, paint and stitching. Everyday pages are favorite, and this one is full of whimsy and charm!


Never too Old by Jana_NJ

Jana is an amazing storyteller, and this page is no exception. There are many brilliant details here, including the inking (love how it changes from pink to turquoise to black as it crosses the photo), blending and brushwork, photo processing, mix of dynamic textures, shadowing, and placement of the bird and glow. Powerful and beautiful!


Friendship by Beaute

Love the black and white with pops of blue, red and violet. Also, I adore how the doodles give the page a comic book feel, and move the eye through the composition.  I found myself staring, wondering what is photo and what is part of the page. Fun and fresh!


Summer Goals by Oldenmeade

The bold, rich colors of the photo contrasting with the lighter colors of the paper and embellishments are one of the many reasons this page is a standout. What a masterful extraction! Love the balmy, summery clusters – the ice cream cone and bubbly drink are yummy. A delight for the eye!



Finger Pointing – June 9th

9 Jun

Happy Friday! There were so many amazing pages in the galleries today. It took me forever to narrow it down to only six. Here they are:

Camp Life By Sylvia

I admire artists who scrap with a minimalist style and still tell a complex story. Love the tilt to the photo, drop shadows, woodland embellishing, and anchoring with the grass-like rickrack. Makes me feel as if I am beginning a grand camping adventure!


Destiny by TRACEYB

The intricate weaving of the film strip caught my eye here –  I love how it leads you through the page. The contrast of bright pink with the inked circles and frame are also very eye-catching. Stunning work with the clusters, too!


Hello June by EllenT

There is so much for the eye to discover on this funky page! The bold title grabs you, and the fun layering keeps you involved. The photo is perfect for her theme, and I love how it is tucked into the corner with the colorful, city elements. And how cute are the building cutouts in the background? Love it all!


Searching by Jeanet

Love the blend work, circles, and brushes! Not to mention, the super cool photo treatment. This page makes you stop and think. You can’t help but wonder about the young woman and what she is experiencing. The artistry in this page feels genuine and thoughtful.


Week-end Karting by Ga’L

I love the lines and white space on this page. The layering behind the photo showcases it beautifully, and the paint touches add the perfect amount of flair. Love the use of color here, too. The pops of red and turquoise give it a lively, jubilant feel!


Hello Summer by DELISAK

Another page with amazing color!  This is such a delight, from the wonderful collection of embellishments to the colorful, patterned background paper and the lovely journaling. She captured the summery feeling very well. Reminds you to enjoy the moment!