Archive by Author

Finger Pointing – March 24th

24 Mar

Hello!!! Is Good Morning for me here in London, the start of what seems will be a beautiful day. Hope you are all having a great weekend, I am still trying to de-clutter my place… it seems every week brings another “detour”, but I reckon with the good weather I will be able to finish…plus I need to organize digital supplies too… Anyway, let me show you the day’s most amazing picks. Hope you find them as inspiring as I do!!!!!!

I always try to follow our guidelines (of picking different styles) but there are days in which we find more blank space/minimalist pages a lot, today I found some irresistible pages more on the filling up the space….I usually also leave the art journal kind of pages to the end, but these are just so amazingly impressive, both in such different approaches, still both AWESOME stand outs! This first page, Waiting for Love by beszteri is just so beautiful, so full of that warmth and mystery and depth, kind of on the minimalist way, still when you look closer, there is so much work done in the page, and all comes together beautifully. I tried reading the journaling, but I think is the repetition of some quotes or phrases (maybe a song?) whatever it is, it is so amazingly done with the mixing of bolder characters, the whole page just makes my heart sing!!!!!

From the minimalist style of Eszter, I come across this wonderful piece of Art Journal, Monthly Muse AJ Week 4 – Anchor by cfile.  I maybe a bit biased here as this was done for an art journal challenge I am hosting, The page was done making each segment a week, I should add that the template is Christa’s creation, she also shared it with everyone and I am amazed with these triangles coming together in one, so much beauty, so much fun too!!!  The inclusion of so many elements, the gifted talent to make them come together in such a beautiful and fun piece….I can’t point to something I like more because every little piece here is awesome!!!!! Absolute Stand Out!

Next is 1953 Mom at John Ball Zoo by Karen. Oh this page…. this page has all the superb beautiful, perfect steps I consider one needs for a page to be amazing. I love the old photo contrast witth the almost cartoon-y background paper, which, by the way, is awesome, and my heart loves her for being so gifted to be able to create with such busy background, still this is clean, defined and extremely beautiful…Then there is the shadows (actually one of the things I’m always in awe with her pages) the top border with the ribbon pieces is just so perfect,. makes me want to reach and touch!!! the whole layering behind the photo, the word arts and delicate touches (like the red bit of paint on top right corner!!!) everything here is delightful, out of this world beautiful!!!!

Next, and leaving me with a heart full of joy, is Good Times by dvhoward. Diane is one of those who can go from blank space/minimalist style to a full page that is equally awesome. In this one, a bit on the middle of the contrasting styles… what can I say? I always love the possibilities that digital bring, and in here one can see it at it’s best! the blending expanding into the page, the absolute delightful shadows of the frame (and all over the page)  the little touches with the fish and that cute little cluster on top are completed by a beautiful, perfect sized title. As if all this wasn’t enough, there is even a bit of journaling!!!! Absolutely.In.LOvE!!!!!!

This next page, I Love this City by Rubia Padilha, combines so many things I love, like Paris & traveling, full amazingly done page with a hand made feel,  perfection of the elements choice and the perfect placement, plus I always enjoy and get inspired with pages  with lots of pictures and this one is excellent! The mixture of photos with brushes, paints and more corporeal elements is done in such perfect balance, the hand made feel of the page together with the digital possibilities…oh my heart is singing loud!!!!!! (and now I want to travel!!!) Gorgeous, absolutely and amazingly AWESOME page!!!

After all the colors, almost full pages each as amazing as the other, I came across this superb beauty of monochromatic perfection, Without the Rain by EllenT, another talented scrapper I am sure doesn’t need and introduction   I’m so amazed with the page that I am trying to find words to explain but my mind keeps getting drawn to the beauty in that rainy night.  The composition is gorgeous, it may seem simple but once you look closer, all the tricks for blending, locating and make harmonious beauty, you see intensive and wonderful work that has been put together . Just perfectly beautiful!!!!!!!

With this amazingly wonderful page by MRivas there is also so so much, but the title work takes the Grand Prize!!!  The photo is already beautiful and being enhanced by the layering makes it even more so. Here again the fabulous monochromatic speaks volumes, the word art sticker and, oh yes, that awesome tittle work!!!! Maribel is always gifted with her pages, her PL is so amazing, and i n here we see an extra dosage of her talent with so much  creativity… I would print it and have it in my walls!!!

Back to the full pages , this, Oil’s King Sleepover by Heather B is one of those that keeps inspiring me to keep filling my own,. The gorgeous so very happy picture gets my heart happy all the way here, the main  photo reflecting the beauty and fun of this family, Love the piece that has the journaling, the amazing bold colors that complement the photo, the gorgeous cards & elements, and not forgetting the shadows!!! I also love seeing these boy growing up, another blessing of our scrabooking: the being part of families or people all over the world,!

This next page, Butt What? by jesskab is one of those designed to be shown to the girlfriend in a few years time…!!!!! Even though in a different style of the previous, this also kinda follows the monochromatic way. I am amazed by so much of the whole page!!! The composition is  amazing and that big super well composed tittle, the mixture of Alphas and fonts, the touches here and there to enhance the page and bring you the humor and fun that is so treasured!!!! All together a jewel!!!!

As all good things, this needs to come to an end…of course it has been extremely difficult to keep to a minimum amount of pages, so I will show one more page, this gorgeous one by betsyfru.  Love the paper chosen for the background, is perfect!. The photo a happy one, beautiful view, and the embellishments together with the golden tittle just makes you be on a holiday now!!!

And with this I ll leave you, Have a great, wonderful weekend and, remember, you can get to the individual galleries by clicking on the high-lit tittle of the LO & Author, we all know how an appreciation comment can change the way we feel. :) Once again, I hope these are as inspiring to you as much as they are for me!!!! TFL!!!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share

Finger Pointing – March 17th-

17 Mar

Hello Hello!!!! Happy St Patrick’s Day! I was contemplating the idea of having a drinking day, which after the constant news I have been getting and my house full of dirty laundry in every corner with our washing machine saga – ours broke in December- no money to buy- saved- bought- washed twice- broke- called the council repairs electrician- came- couldn’t do anything as the machine was impossible to be moved- called the store- sent a new one- came to install- the fault was in the electrics -pleeeeeaaaase!!!!! give us a break. Today we finally got the electrician to come fix..so it will be a laundry weekend non stop for us! You would be pushed to drink…wont you? LOL but then with a better, wiser thought, I decided the amount of medication I take daily would not be compatible with a St Paddy’s drinking binge…and I went to binge on beauty around the galleries instead!!! As usual, there is a LOT! Hope you love these and they inspire you, as much as I do!

Disney… who can resist? we have only been once to Euro Disney and I would give anything to be able to go back!!!!! The magic of the net together with the magic of our much loved hobby of preserving our memories, I kinda was transported there tonight….. and HAD to show you more than one page. These ladies, each in their own amazing way, transported me to the magic of this awesome place:

2012 Disney Princess Alex by Iowan: It is all there. I think I have said this so many times, but Carol is the kind of artist that ticks all the boxes, always, in every style, every page…and this is just magical. We can be here till tomorrow to talk about this page: the awesome photo angles, the way they are located in the page, the amount of elements & cards and the way all harmonizes perfectly…. absolute Stand Out!!!!

‘Till We Meet Again by QuiltyMom: the first page I saw from Jan a few years ago was also a Disney page, it had me sold into her gallery with a passion.  This page today, full of happy, full of  the Magic feeling, that amazingly awesome tittle work….everything here calls me heart  and takes me into this awesome cruise which is one of our travel dreams. The circular composition works perfectly and each and every photo sings happy, joy, fun. Absolute Stand Out again!

To finish my virtual trip to the Magic,  who could be doing better than one of my most loved Queens of Blank Space, so I bring you this, Mouse by sucali. Even in the tittle she kept it minimalist, LOVE the card she chose, the photo that brings the whole feeling of the Disney thing into the page, the awesome quote, the gorgeous elements perfectly shadowed and that tittle word art…. my heart keep singing and filling with the joy of this awesome world of magic!

This next page kind of keeps us into the marvelous world of Magic,  I am so impressed with it! I think Walt himself would be pleased to see how the digital art has advanced and how amazing it is applied here!!! Love the fun, the super colorful super big tittle, I am crazy about huge tittles, and this one is a fabulous one!!! Gorgeous with the swirls playing around, and then there is the extraction, the whole thing is amazing!!!!! More Colorful by LynnZant. Colorful and beautiful!!!!!

And talking about digital art, none better to be featured to represent it than Li Li aka misslovescraps with Dad and Us, a page so amazing, I spent some time looking bit by bit, finding more and more as I looked, and what you find is so strong and amazing,  complex and simple all together at the same time, just out of this world amazing piece of art…with so much talent… the detail of the cut out/distinctive and super original framing,, the splitting of the image, the details of the stitching, that gorgeous title….everything here conveys the family feeling with the most amazing artistic talent!!!!!!

Another absolutely, amazingly awesome artist whose pages I don’t come across as often as I would love to, Adryane with Day 4 Crazy Portrait Challenge. And crazy indeed it is, crazy fun, crazy talent, crazy time I imagine she must have spent on warping the bits of hair, and those crazy amazing shadows….!!!!! the art work in the glasses is also crazy gorgeous and the whole page has movement…in LOVE with this!!!!!

Going to a different portrait way, here is this amazing, gorgeous , full of elegance, beauty, soul and perfection, Bollywood baby by LynnG. You know I love designers who scrap, and this is a designer who scraps pages so so very amazing, that have me glued to the screen just appreciating the beauty in every pixel of the image. She is also another member of our recently found society of the MothersBlessedWithAmazinglyGorgeousLookingChildren, and the photography here is as gorgeous as the child, and the page composed with that elegance and awesome touch Lynn gives to her pages… I can be here for ever …(plus I love Bollywood movies- yes, really- passionate about them, always a reason to break into song and dance!)

Another gorgeous portrait page, Thank You by anke55,  so much beauty here!!!  The composition is beautiful with the blank space, the awesome minimalist  style made into perfection, the photo is beautiful and the blending is so seamlessly done, the journaling speaking together with the visuals of the page, such a contemporary capture, my daughter (who has a serious issue with decision making!) always does this takes a photo to ask me to choose before she buys. This is an amazingly gorgeous capture of something that is an every day thing in these day and era! Love the tittle work with the alpha & font combo, the detail of the string/thread casually bordering the journaling…and  I NEED that dress!!!!!!!!! Amazing page all together!!!!!

Another super amazing artist, with a super amazing page, Dream Catcher by flohbock. I love it when the bank space, minimalist Queens go large, and here Manuela has done in style, as she usually does!!!! Love how gorgeous the contrast of the beautiful blues of the papers plays with the earth tones of the (awesome) photo, the stacked papers and the perfection of the embellishment, the delicate pieces placed with elegance, and the gorgeous detail of the stitched tab…just a wonderful show of perfection!!!!

Last but never least, another superb intense full page photo, Amies Pour La Vie (friends for Life) by Dady. I am always amazed by her photography, the way she blends into papers like if it was the easiest thing in the world, the perfection in the composition that has magic here…  the word art for the tittle brings even more harmony to the page, and the detail of the word art in the top corner, delicate again and adding a gorgeous touch for the eye to navigate the whole page…..beauty to fill the heart with Joy!!!!!!!

I will leave you here, hoping you find inspiration and joy for your heart on these amazing pages. As usual, you can access the original galleries by clicking in the name of the Lo and author high-lit, please take a minute or two to make these awesome people day an even more awesome one! have a great, bright and beautiful weekend!!!!!!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share

Finger Pointing – March 10th –

11 Mar

Hi!!  Hope you are all well! I’m delighted as I have one my life time friends (40 years of friendship!) here at home staying with us for the weekend, the weather in London hasn’t been bad (well, at least indoors as I haven’t been able to go places this week!) and I managed to cook 3 meals though, with the help of my carer but that means I have been eating relatively well, which makes me forget about the few things that always come to interfere with my scrapping! LOL But lets go into what brings us together here, some awesome inspiration from the galleries!!

I saw the page and I knew a closer look would make me love it more..which it did. The blending work here is spectacular, those bubbles that take the imagination and make it see movement, the brushes accents, marvelous tittle work, and I could go on and on about all that is awesomely magic in this page… there is the one thing, the why this page came to be. Hearing that your mum has cancer is a pain I can’t even start to imagine…  I really really hope things will get better, Erin… I’m glad the scrap therapy takes shape into this page, and we can share a bit and maybe be there with you in some way, even if far geographically.  Life is precious indeed. Life is Precious by mimisgirl

I love travel, I love travel pages, this one is so beautifully composed, the photography is amazing, the layering and the way the photos are placed in the canvas as if they were just thrown on a table, the contrast of the b& white ones with the color – and what an awesome place to go! The stitches give that extra touch to complete the whole thing, Gorgeous all over! Road Trip by *gina*

Oh how happy it makes me to come across this girl!!!!! As usual with her, I am marveled by the beauty and the gorgeous softness that shines here… The photograph is awesome, still trying to guess how it was taken on that amazing angle! The great composition has perspective that gives movement, the colors so elegant and those ink brushes/arrows are perfection, the super awesome tittle work, all has me in awe and then I read the journaling and it completes full circle..adding the cute and loving wait for April the Giraffe to give birth!!! Guilty Pleasure by JenEm

Me being an element hoarder and my pages almost always ending up on a bit of a mess, my admiration for those who can compose minimalist is huge. It is not easy to make a piece of stunning art with little,  it isn’t easy to do the blank space/minimalist style not even using a template that will direct you to one little photo to locate and one or two elements….the choices of those photo or elements is vital and not always makes an impact…. so this really, really has my un divided attention and admiration!!!! Awesomely creative, the lower opacity in the background images gives the extra touch, though even as I type I have to say is impossible to pin point to just one thing or many separately as this is all so harmonious and perfectly composed, it all works in conjunction with the rest! And again, as I type as realize there is so much to discover, so much detail that makes this whole thing the wonderful piece of art it is…absolutely stunning!!!! March Bingo #19 by mamaestes

I love, love deeply love cacti. From the very first cactus plant I bought when I was 19 or 20 sharing a house with other young people, to the ones we have in our bathroom that have been there for over 15 years and still strong, all of them give me this wonderful feeling…maybe silly, maybe is the fact that is a plant I associate with survival against all odds, a bit like my own life, but I love the plants and love them scrapped into perfection like it is done (awesomely!) in this page. The way the composition flows almost like wanting to fall out of the page, but at the same time giving the sensation that grows towards the top of the page is fabulous, the myriad of elements, gorgeous, super well layered and clustered, the fact that there is an catalogue of different type of elements, different textures , a bit of word strips, a wonderful word art quote..I am especially in love with that cute, old rust kind watering can and the cloud oh that cloud is so gorgeous!!!!!!! Another stunning creation!!! Let Your Dreams Blossom by Saar

I had seen this page earlier (when I wasn’t looking for this post) and had to stop to comment as I love it so much!  Again, that elegance,  the minimalist beauty I admire so much takes shape here. The photographs speak loud, the gorgeous feeling of those smiles, the amazing image editing, the whole monochromatic feeling – again: not easy to achieve with greatness as it is done here!- the little bit typed in the bottom of the page, the detail of those stamps siding the central composition…. just awesome, absolutely, hugely and amazingly awesome!!!! treasure by timounette

Next page has me with my jaw down there and amazed and stunned and all the awesomeness of the creativity of this lady cannot be put down into words…I am loving that she isn’t in our 7 days list this week as it means I can have the pleasure of highlighting one of her pages!!!! and what a page this is!!! I know we all may see different things in a somehow abstract piece as this is, but the woman I see here shouts artful, beautiful, crazy creative and makes me want to stare at this for ages!!!! Not only that but here again, that monochromatic thing done to perfection…an artwork piece to treasure!!!!! Spring 2017 by Marleeen

Coming back to memory keeping here, one of my most loved people and one of my most loved things in scrapbooking which is LOTS of journaling, coming together in this page that makes my heart sing and dance a little dance in my head (in the real time the crutches get on the way LOL) I have been following this girl’s gorgeous pages for quiet a few years now & love the way she excels in any style. Looking at this gives me such a wonderful feeling…the big photo, the vertical thing that goes so well and all those beautiful, delicate touches with the elements, all coming together perfectly with the gorgeous tittle work and those amazing shadows, and add to all these the journaling which is so beautiful, so much captured of a moment of family happiness… Love every little bit if this!!!!!! Boogie Boarding by Carrie1977

Last but not least, a gorgeous full page  with a bit (ok, ok, a LOT LOL) of eye candy. Love the way the page is composed, the perfectly fitted lot of book covers, the layering that gives the sensation of  a dimension, gorgeous tittle work and in general everything here feels so original as composition goes, the highlighting of the central book tittle and making it part of it, all feels to me like one of my books I would keep, my diary when I was young… gorgeous all over!!!! #mancrushmonday by gwany1999

This is all from me today, hope you enjoy these, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking in the high lit name of the LO & author, we all know much a word or two can mean to us, brighten our day and make it a happier one!!! Thanks, have a great weekend!!!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share

Finger Pointing – March 3rd –

3 Mar

Hello again :) Hope you are all well and having a wonderful weekend! I’m again on the day after, I haven’t been in the best of health so my sleep patterns are all changed again, I have many pages to share with you (and s0 many I would have loved to include but couldn’t still!!!) so I will try my very best to be concise, short, after all, these awesome creations speak for themselves!!!

From one of the most wonderful in excellence Queens of Blank Space, a super gorgeous view of one of the most amazing parts of England, this country that is my adopted home, a superb composition, brilliance in the almost minimalist way of hers….Photography Challenge – March 17 by KarenB

Another super Queen of Clean Lines, one of the most amazingly elegant memory keepers, with a fabulous take on a template that seems to gain a particular life with Lori’s talent: Sunshine in my Soul by lcpereyra

Another favorite page from a favorite lady, anything she does she does with grace and gorgeousness, the amazing array of elements, gorgeous word arts, bits of text, gorgeous doodles all put together in the most amazingly talented way: Photogenic by dvhoward

I have been waiting all week for the moment she posted this to bring it here, a superb awesomely perfect blending work which is her signature excellence, even though Ona can do master pieces in every style she proposes: One Fine Day by wombat146

If I am not mistaken, this is Maya De Groot whom (or who?) I love passionately for her designs, and she is as talented scrapping other people’s stuff!!! this is just the most amazing art journal composition, I don’t think all the praising words would do (and I would be here till next month) this is just out of this world amazing!  be joyful by Madi

And here is again someone for whom all the praising in the world wont do, because she is this gem of a scrapper, a talented artist who pours her soul in each page and is always such a joyful presence, also, with each page of hers I think how blessed we are with good looking daughters that make for the most amazing photos…in her case, she fills them with awesome talent in each and every style possible!!!! Love this that makes my mood improve 200%…just joyful, as Kayla is: be happy by keepscrapping (and yes, keep in my world as you always do! [keep me happy!]

I have known this awesome girl for almost 8 years, and even back then I was amazed by her pages… and she keeps my heart amazed and delightfully happy with each & everyone of them. Love love and LOOOVE even more her awesome photographic skills, the amazing talent for composition, layering and clustering with finesse and fabulous shadowing of each & every piece here….and one of our sisterhood of the blessed by gorgeously looking daughters…. I just can’t stop staring at this!!!!! awesome and full of the so very well given tittle!: Grace & Elegance by Lor

I don’t know her well, just by her always amazing pages -which by the way today was each and every page I clicked in this gallery was hers and I had to break my heart to pick only one- , so I can’t really say if this is her daughter or not, but if so, welcome to the sisterhood of blessed with the most amazingly looking daughters, and oh how my heart sings and dances with the marvelous array of elements so amazingly well layered and located with grace and gorgeousness here!!!! Love that the photo is of a good size, the fabulous composition around it leaves space for elegant blank space and still I get my delight of the awesome work with all the elements and word art…fabulous!!!!!!!! Cool Kid by Kendalt

Another awesome lady whom I have known for about 8 years even though we have never really talked, but whose pages always are spot on beauty & perfection!!!! LOVE the deep tones in this page, the gorgeous composition and the perfect photo crop!!! Thrive by Conny

A couple of amazing, gorgeous, perfectly composed and with the stories to delight the heart full on pages, from two of my most favorite ladies of all. This super fun and colorful  dream moment scrapped masterfully : Woody by mrsashbaugh

and this one from one of my most amazing inspiring ladies for many many years, the excellent memory keep with the most awesome talent to interpret templates like no other, and who shares her family days, the routine ones and the ones that show how amazing a mother, a wife and a woman she is, through every page not only I get the delight and the inspiration of the visual scrapbooking, but the education she gives her (also handsome!!!) amazing kids. The wonders these boys have done for charity  are to be highly celebrated, and this page tells the story with so much beauty!!!! Going Bold by HeatherB

Last but never ever least, a delightful depiction of an every day moment, with amazingly gorgeous blending and superb composition with the smaller photos, the tittle so wonderful and fitting here, just absolute delight (even though I don’t like rain, this page makes me want to be there walking!!!!  A Rainy View by lkdavis

This is all from me from yesterday’s galleries, hope you love and get inspired by these awesome pages as much as I do, Please take a minute or two to leave them some love, you can get as always, to the original galleries clicking in the high-lit name of the LO and author. Have a great weekend, thanks for coming to share the awesome talent with us!!!!!

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share

Finger Pointing – February 24th

24 Feb

Hello again, I’m delighted to be back to bring you some amazing inspiration from yesterday’s galleries, as I am writing a bit (ok a lot LOL) later than I should have.. I can’t believe we are already in the end of February, my daughter turned 21 years old (and to me it was yesterday I was driving her to school!) I had always heard that life slowed down once you crossed the 50s threshold, but I think in the era of internet and technology things have changed so much, time seems to be speeding up for me! So I will try make it short. Here are some of the most amazing pages I found :)

Hand in Hand by ashleywb is a delightful, impressive, amazingly put together page that takes over my heart and my eyes are happier. I remember noticing her years ago, when I started discovering that blank space pages were an art that needed to be thought long, as it is more difficult to impress with little than with more, and she remains one of my most loved Blank Space/Minimalist Queens. This page has everything that made me fall in love with her gallery a few years back and more, as she has grown so much (which I didn’t think was possible as she was already a master artist!) The amazing capture of the photo (Love the casual/non posed ones!) the sharp contrast within the photo and the photo with the  super clean background, the gorgeous repetition of reds and a dash of yellow to complement…shadows to perfection….and the soul of hers all over the page. Absolute, awesomely awesome stand out!!!!!

This next page, The Journey by Anne of Alamo,  not only amazes by the wonderful page design, the visual feeling, the gorgeous touches and, though no blank space here, a bit on the minimalist side catches your eyes, your mind and heart. As if this wasn’t enough,  not only she transcribes the journaling, but also explains the background story, and then the page gains an even fuller, intensive feeling, so we can understand better. And we do. We understand, we cry in emotion with her, we delight our eyes and heart with the journey in all ways we can think of. This is what I love about the scrapbooking, not only the beauty of visually gorgeous pages, but when through the art expression of the author we can live, feel, get to know people who become part of our lives.  And she excels on that. Once again: Absolute amazing stand out!!!!

There are some people I rejoice so very much when finding their pages and then checking they are not listed as picked in our previous 7 days list…because they get chosen a lot by many of my colleagues and so it happens  I can’t highlight them often, which is the case with this awesome next page, The Sweetest by  JennMcCabe. (I know she doesn’t need an intro, so loved and admired by me and many more!)  And if you put her together with arrows -my second most loved element for my own pages (first one are clouds!) – and sweets… perfect combo to rejoice even more!!! The take on the awesome template is equally awesome, the colors follow the movement given by the arrows and the more than perfectly located, delicate and cute elements together with the journaling and word strips …oh I am at loss for words to explain you how much I love this!!! [insert all possibly adjectives of love existent in the world here]

I have to bring this to you too, because sweet things are so much of a therapy (I think I am not alone on this one!) and the pages I found made with this are impossible to pass,  and Sweet Life by eve11ne is fabulous, fun, marvelous on that filling the page in a way that feels like a hand written journal page, so much to see & discover, the awesome mixture of textures with the doodles, also a variety of kinds of word arts, this is music to my heart!!!

And from a gorgeous full page, I found the beauty of one of my latest discovery styles, although I couldn’t keep up with scrapping pocket style for all my pages (even if only so because of lack of photography these days) I have started trying it out to scrap some life events or outings and in doing so, I look for inspiration and there is so so very much fantastic samples to delight one’s heart with,  Melissa is one of those who will bring joy to my heart each & every time. March 23-29, 2015 by scrappyjedi is perfection in so many ways: the dominance of close up/macro photos that are master pieces on it’s own each, the beauty of all colors playing in awesome harmony across the double pager, the amount of info in all those bits of journaling (I have to confess I haven’t read as my sight is disastrous this morning) the gorgeous touch of the hand written word arts that compose the perfect spaces of this composition…. all over fabulous, makes me love the pocket scrapping even more!!!

So in love with the pocket scrapping I find another gem from another non pocket scrapper like me, but who does it to perfection in this, 2017-Feb-NickMatt-Park-Copy. Courtney aka bestcee brings such an amazing life to the already awesome template, the softness and strength of the colors perfectly balanced, the everyday joy  so present in every block and the making the record even better with the journaling of the family’s day out, absolute happiness from everywhere I look!

From the making a record of everyday (or not so everyday) life, I come across some of the most amazing, intense art journal pages, and more intense feelings and inspiration come along: Butterfly Dreams by InkyDartsworks is so beautiful, so full of beauty and strength and leads to our imagination, there is so much going on here that captures my eyes and makes me disc0ver even more! The blending and the sharpness that live in this page are so crazily well put together,  so much life and food to my imagination…. absolutely amazing!

Last but never ever least, this gorgeous creation by someone who can do any style and always catch my heart: ArmyGrl ‘s SLandFS is awesomely tidy and still wonderfully intense,  the vintage photograph taking us to an era I would have loved to live in, the amazing composition so masterfully done with the red making an impact, that beautiful left  border and the perfection of the tittle work…. I have a heart full of beauty right now!!!!

This is all from me today, I hope these are as inspiring to you as they are for me, please remember you can access their original galleries by clicking on the highlighted name of the LO & author, and leave them a couple of loving words…thanks so much for sharing with us your amazing art, ladies, and thanks so much to those who always come to get inspiration here with us! Have an amazing weekend!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share

Finger Pointing – February 17th –

17 Feb

Hello and a super good morning (afternoon or evening!) to you all! So here I am again, the morning after the evening when I tried to get on with this post  but was too sleepy (a new one for me, an all life insomniac!) so I decided to leave it for today.  I did something last night I rarely do, maybe once or twice a year, which is drinking. I had two very small glasses of wine as it is my daughter’s birthday on Sunday but her friends surprised her by coming over earlier and cooking a full three  course meal, we had an amazing time !!!. Getting on with the day, which couldn’t have started in a better way, with all the beauties in the galleries, I’ll bring you the most awesome finds from yesterday, and even though I always add more to the post, there are still so so many I would love to feature!!!  You can reach the original galleries by clicking on the high-lit name of the LO & author, stop for a minute or 2 to leave a word, please!

Designers who scrap…don’t you just love them? And here is a page from LynnG, Telecoms, which makes my heart sing for some many reasons! Her awesome gift of putting lots of photos together and making it look like an art book page, the photo treatment, the perfection of the word arts & cards…and even with the absence of elements which are so dear to me…this one of my most favorite pages ever…. of course one little bit of my heart beats faster with my love for my adopted home, London!

Next an awesomely awesome page by the awesomely awesome Amanda Resende, www. She was away for quiet a long while, and has recently come back to make our hearts full of beauty and perfection, full of happiness with her more than amazing pages, and I couldn’t be happier to bring this to share it with you. The mixture done with perfection of stamps, word arts flat and word strips, more corporeal elements super amazingly layered, the composition that moves in the most amazing way, she herself in the middle of it all, and the bits of journaling  going in different directions that add more movement to the whole thing, in it she describes her preferences of what to do if at home or in the street, and how when you realize, you are totally hooked up with all things social media….too true!!! also love that font, love everything here SOooooo so very much!!!!!

From these full on pages, I find a super, most elegant, blank space done with perfection as always by Judy aka chigirl : xoxo. I have known Judy for almost 10 years when I first started, and I may have said this before, but if I loved her then, my love has always grown with each year that passed and she reaches my heart each and every time. This page is so beautiful, the photo is gorgeous, the composition  paired with those amazingly perfect shadows, the use of the word strips, that ampersand (I am crazy about these things!!!) everything here feels fresh and full of love!!!!!!

Talking about blank space, another amazing creation, 05 12 2015 by Franny makes me want to look at this and fill my heart with the beauty!!! The photo editing is gorgeous, the captures so beautiful, the awesome use of the word arts to enhance the page, delicate and elegant combination of patterns plus the use of repetitive word ar in the bottom corner, which shows me I can add journaling to the page if I wish….perfection, absolute delight of a page…and if the page wasn’t awesome as it is, this is the left part of a double pager, so double awesome stand out!!!!

This next page wasn’t an easy decision, as the amount of pages done with the same kit were so marvelous, so amazing a show of talent that I had to break my heart to bring only one. Imagination by breakingbrie most certainly wins my heart all the way. Love the mixture of the fantasy with the extraction (awesome!!!!) and the top composition done to perfection, even from the thumbnail I was fascinated with this – I could see how much there is here and how beautifully put together all the pieces are. Those clusters make my heart immensely happy, the detail of the stars scattered, awesome blending with the background and if these all weren’t enough, the journaling, which is about reading and the wonderful opening of imagination makes this into a total treasure!!!!

I wont go on and on about my love for all things Carol aka Iowan makes, because you have heard it all before…but honestly, my heart and soul can’t stop filling with joy with this page, 2008_Always_be_a_ Mermaid. Again, like above, the mixture of  artsy/fantasy with the photos and frames makes for the best pairing, the perfection (as usual) of her clusters is..well, perfection!!!! love the way the ephemera card cluster is done, the photos are so cute and super captures, love the different framing and the layering with those amazing pieces of copper wire….I am so full of JOY with this…. LOVE love LoVe and Love even more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This next – awesome, brilliant, spectacular creation- makes me so so happy to find in the galleries, as is by none other than our very own Jana Holden. I don’t think you know the amazing talents we have here collaborating every day with the posts, and these ladies rarely ever get high lighted. I had planned even scheduled a post to show you only pages by my awesome GSO sisters, and then my Mac decided to die just before Christmas so it didn’t happen. I may still get this together, but for now, I am so very happy to share with you Jana’s awesome talent, with this page, Lady Zen Believe, an amazing art journal composition with so much beauty and strength, the colors here jump with beauty and the awesome collection of layered elements is so fabulous!!!!! Love and LOVe and love and LOVe more and can continue to love for a LONg long time!!!!!!!!

And last, but not in the slightest least, another art journal. fabulous comic play with Stupid Crazy Love Thing by mimisgirl. She is another of those awesome people who create in any style and can make our heart full of inspiration and beauty. Love how much fun this is, all these pieces out together in the great comic style, which brings me back to my childhood and teenage years in which we had no internet and would love to collect this kind of magazines. The word art is awesome, so much color intensity here, so much fun!!!! It makes me want to go play with these pieces right now!!!!!!!!!

I really hope you love and get inspired with these as much as I do! As usual, you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the high-lit name of the LO and author, please do spare a minute or two to leave these awesome artists some love, we all know how much a word or two can make a difference in someone’s day!!! Have an great weekend!!!!

Save

Save

Save

Share

Finger Pointing – February 10th

10 Feb

Hello hello again!  It is so so very cold in London, I decided to start earlier with this than usual, we are starting my daughter’s  celebration for her 21st next week and we have been on a time travel kind of mood looking at her photos … so on top of being Valentine’s/ Pink & love all over the place, I got even more loving with family pages…. I made a few of our own family, and found in the gallery some awesome creations too, so here I am ready to share them with you! I maybe shorter than  usual (or at least try!) as tomorrow will be a long day for us… but here you are: some of the most gorgeous pages from today’s galleries :)

I LOvE love love and can carry on LOVING the amazing fun that some challenges can be, and today my heart sung for quiet a while with some awesome art journal/fun play and I am particularly amazed with Uniquely Inching Along by dotcomkari. The whole thing is packed full of fun, amazingly put together colors, the amount of elements and the precision in the shadowing (which in this size can be even more challenging) this just makes my heart sing with intensity. Absolutely amazing page!!!!!

Another superb art work here in Selfie by scrapmemories. The page grabbed the strings of my heart and pulled tight…I LOVE portraits and this one is an absolute delight, it has awesome beauty, fabulous blending, gorgeous art work with the brushes, I love the black and white with the smokey urban feel, plus the touch of color that adds the perfect complement to the whole piece, plus she gives us an explanation as to this being her daughter and she herself being unable to do the selfie thing…I also think is a generational thing.. Sarita (my DD) is the one responsible for all our selfies…I myself resource to reflective surfaces like my car windows from outside, a shop’s window, a mirror or even kitchen appliances! LOL . Anyway, gorgeous daughter, awesome page!!!!!

From one daughter we go to 4 of them and a stunning, full of gorgeousness page takes shape from the hands of Vanessa, whom, in case you don’t know, is one of the creative minds/hearts & souls of ViVa Artistry. I love and admire this girl, she is so full of talent in every area of life, and in this page it is translated with the perfect ability for filing a page with perfection in every possible way… the photos are amazing, the framing and the fabulous way all the frames are fitted here, the perfect textures and shadowing that makes you want to reach to touch, so amazingly perfect they are! The work in the background is delightful, all the layering and shine sprinkled around..Outstanding!!!!! Winter 2016 by Unica

To carry on in the same line of thought, even with the tittle, is Another Family Photo – Love by klee73010. Delight is a small word to talk about this girl. I still remember seeing her arrive, fun & energetic, full of talent and, feeling the galleries with beauty and the community with fun in live chats…and couple of years on, she is still shining and fun and energetic, and this page is even more amazing to me as she rarely shows up in her pages (or at least I haven’t seen her in many) LOve the photo treatment, the super beautiful elements, the title work and to add to my scrappy heart, the journaling. All together this has so much warmth, beauty and light, and that wonderful smile reaches all the way here full of light!

Another awesome beauty with Brr by janedee, love the photo and the way that it is masked adds to the overall beauty of the page, the layering is subtle and even though technically there is blank space, the paper’s work in the background, all perfectly combined with elegance with the very few elements and a gorgeous overlay that give more volume to the page, those stitches in the background are so beautiful!!! There is a softness to the whole page that makes me fall in love with winter all over again! Also (I’m sure you know as I mentioned this so many times) the few words in the page description about this being a family outing and therefore letting us in in just a little bit more than just a visual beauty…to me it gets a lot more points…in this kind of art of ours…sharing becomes part of the art work!!! Wonderful page!!!

Last but absolutely not least, one of our fantastic Queens of Elegance and blank space, Farrah Jobling ‘s 09_25-2016_anniversary is proof of  sometimes less is more, and she says so much in this wonderful beauty! the photo is marvelous, the couple of details enhancing without breaking the perfect equilibrium of the minimalist style, all crowned by a gorgeous poem and, to me especially amazing, the pure white background which brings the photo to focus and all that love reaches us all the way here!!!

So this is all from me today, I hope you love these and that they inspire you to get scrapping too…if you could spare a minute or two to leave some love, it always brings happy to the artists’ hearts, You can click on the high-lit name of the LO and author to get to the original galleries. Thanks so much for looking, hope you have a great weekend!!!

Save

Save

Share