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Finger Pointing – May 19th –

19 May

Hello! Hope you are all well! For us here in London was a weird week, with a couple of very sunny days, super warm weather which I love (body pain is much less!) only to get back to gray and rainy…but managing, especially after getting lost in the galleries with so much beauty & talent! As it is already 3 am Saturday for me, lets get to share these awesomeness!!!

I know, I get repetitive, but there is so so much talent, so much amazement in the galleries, I have been arguing with myself about which pages I could let go…and this, Perfect Timing by jk703 is one of those I would love to have hanging on my walls, would love to be able to produce so much elegance and perfection like these clean lines, the fabulous play with the light through colors and shapes, the perfection of her photography (AND the beauty of her boys, which I just keep thinking what a shame they are so young for my Sarita! LOL.  The tittle work is also perfect and that one little line under it resumes the whole feeling, a beautiful moment captured in time with all the beauty and elegance that Jenn always brings to her pages!!!

This next page isn’t from today, not even from this week, but I happened to see it and made a note to be able to find it again, because is one of those that, for whatever the reason, time of the day we post, not being able to stop…anything really…one misses it…and this, Live Like a Child by misslovescraps,  is definitely NOT to be missed!!!!  The super gorgeous extraction made into a sticker, the little details of elements added, the composition that flows  with that awesome sun…every little bit of this page is full of talent, love and that magic that Li Li always happens to bring us with her pages!!!

Following the amazing art subject, I found this absolute delight , Be a Good Person by  edillow. I love street art, and living in London as you can imagine we have the chance to see some fantastic pieces, including some of Banksy’s  early stuff. We have lots of photos of them, they are indeed amazing….but this?  This one takes the crown!!! Super colorful, not complicated or complex in it’s design, but it’s message is so incredibly true, and so amazing not only to be able to drive by and get out of the car to take a photo, but the awesome way in which this has been preserved for the future… the super elegant page in the gorgeous minimalist style, the simple title work and the perfection of framing the tittle. Gorgeous!!!!

I think I have mentioned here before how much I used to dislike templates and how my mind changed about them. Since, a new , huge respect for them and people who can make the magic happen has kept growing more and more, and when I find certain pages not only respect, but I am in awe of how much creativity thede people have! In  this case, I found this, Dreaming of the Louvre by Hey Jude, and she also made another page with one of the templates in the pack…and if you can see her amazingly talented mind work wonders of beauty and perfection here…I am sure you will be amazed by taking also a peek to her gallery . This one is super , the perspective and the blending of the background, the use of the shapes fits so wonderfully, and the nu,ber as a tittle, the colors, all together functions in perfect harmony!

Another superb creation that completely filled my heart with joy,  Born to Standout by DigiGrace. I think here words are superfluous, there is such a wonderful explosion of creativity, color, laughter, fun, determination and million more emotions plus some crazy talented skills, I want to be inside that page!!!!

Also with amazing, endless creativity is this page, Awesome Day by Aki Zo, who is a designer herself and always creates pieces that are to look at them for a master class, In this case, the amazing clustering combined with the cutout background make the perfect combination, LOve this so so much!!!

Last but never least, another amazing creation where layering, clusters and amazingly beautiful everywhere I look at it, the photos are gorgeous, the whole spring feeling. The tittle work is clever with the cutout and   all colors so well put together….super gorgeous page!!!!    Dandelion Wish by Cherrylej   

Hope you love these as much as I do! As usual, you can click on the high lit name of the LO and author to get to their original galleries, you, we all know how much a word or two of love can make our day!!!!!

TFL!!!

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Finger Pointing – May 6th iNSD Edition!

6 May

Hello again, my lovelies!!! Happy iNSD!!!!! I should have been here with you last night but ended up being admitted in hospital so we decided I come tonight with a bit of a special edition. How are you all doing? crazy about games and challenges and shopping? Maybe making time to scrap? I have been almost frustrated because of so so many things, I wish I could clone myself to scrap them all!!!! Anyway, I think most of us have made time to scrap, as I have just gone through over 200 pages with average 15 LOs in each in my pursue for inspiration…… so, this is a very special edition!!!!! Come, get comfy, have a drink, and lets get inspired by these awesome artists!!!!!! I’ll try be brief (with emphasis in the “try” LOL)

Living & Loving Life  by Ga_L . Yes, I know. Again, I am going over the one rule I so fiercely fought for us to have at the blog: that 7 day rule, but hey…. this is a work of art, a show of elegance, fun, awesomeness made in ink, even if virtual. Gaelle’s talent for the delicate, elegant, blank space with a soul gets me time and time again, I couldn’t NOT post this!!!!! I think Banksy himself would be amazed with this page!!!!!!!

All About Me NSD I hate to sew by Cookingmylife . I started seeing a pattern in my picks tonight, and is the photography….I keep finding awesome pages with awesome photos and this here?  photo and page design…just perfect. I always say how I love the power of scrapbooking to turn not so beautiful, sometimes right down ugly events into amazingly beautiful works of art…and in here, again, a clean cut, elegant and clean design as Maureen does, this just makes a beauty, something I can look at all day without getting tired (and that shade of green!!!! LOVE!!!!)

Continuing on the clean, super gorgeous lines and talented artists….  Breath it All In by Jeanet has it all….love the circles, the tiny butterflies, Jeanet’s own drawing…every little bit of this page is a HUGE thing!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!

Another superb, amazing piece of art with Happy by Keela, this is the most amazing photo capture, a gorgeous and delicate layering and the background that couldn’t have been a better choice, like the paper was especially created for this photo- unless this is paints or some kind of repeated element? either way-  and Keela put all her talent to make it even more so!!!!

Epic and Cool by roxanamdm it gets us moving into a much fuller page, full of delights so gorgeously put together!!! As usual Roxana puts her soul in each page and her memory keeping unravels stories …how lucky this boy is to one day inherit all these works of art to have the family history!!!! Gorgeous emoticon elements, stunning all together!!!

Week 13, Left by RebeccaH is such a delight!!!! You know how sometimes we look at those glossy magazines of the famous and we want to go live there? well , this is what Rebecca’s pages make me feel: I want to be part of this family!!!! super gorgeous photos, the close up on the food I want some!!! LOL) Her amazingly talented vision to make the pocket pages dynamic and so so appealing…  another stunning page indeed!!!

Now I am so very taken by this page, this is just perfect, amazingly beautiful, full of elements and all combined to perfection!!!!! I am in LOVE with this passionately!!!!! Inside my Own Head by bockel24 has so much quality , fun, enough elements and detail to keep us occupied and in delight!!!

In a different avenue but super artistic too, is Lilacs, this amazing page by Jaye. As usual (and I am SO glad to find her scrapping again!!!) the whole page is a total marvel, the photography is gorgeous, the blending in the background ohhhh this is something so awesome!!!! Am I the only one who sees a woman’s profile/silhouette blended here? Maybe is because is 5 am already and I am here still…but either way…the page is amazing!!!!!

Now I usually don’t like pink….but there are times in which pink can be the most supreme master piece, and specially when it comes in such a busy page so with so many photos and elements…I tend to be reluctant to completely agree, but once in a while comes one those awesome pages one cannot pass and this is just such a gorgeous one!!!!! The photos are amazing, fitted perfectly on the linear composition, and then the lines are so beautifully broken by the amazing embellishment of the page!!!!! LOVE it!!!!! Love You, My Girl! by kelseyll.

Following the photography theme and mothers and daughters pages…here is this amazingly beautiful page from norton94: Planner Love.  The whole page is full of beauty and has such a sweet feeling, LOVE the combo of papers, the use of the scatters (both things I never get right so this has me in awe!!!) The journaing is also beautiful, love the tilted card, every little bit here is gorgeous!!!!

Twisted by emmasmommy: I have to say, keeping on the amazing photo/favorite people’s pages, there is also another constant with these awesome ladies:they all have so many pages posted and all of them are SO amazing, I could have stayed for another 5 hours debating which page of Laura’s I would bring here…I would say all, but as space is restricted, I decided to go for this one: there is so much perfection, so much beauty and excellent talent !! The photos are amazing, the layering and shadows, the mixture of textures i n perfect harmony…!!!!! the word art/tittle is gorgeous and I could be here for hours telling you how much I love this and her……!!!!!!!

You know what I was saying about the photo constant tonight? Well…just have a look at this AWESOME , super fun photo integrated in the patterned paper!!! this is so so gorgeous!!!!! Fun by brinic

 

 

And last but not least, Softball by Mariewilcox , another awesomeness of amazing photography, and one that, at least for me, is the most difficult to get: sports. The whole page is great, but to me the definition of the non typical photo, the sensation of movement, the colors caught in the light…..absolutely amazing!!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed and got inspired! Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the high-lit name of the LO and Author, we all know how much of a difference can make!!!! Happy iNSD!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finger Pointing – April 21st

21 Apr

Hello hello again!!!! Hope everyone had a great Easter/Passover and you are all well and enjoying your Saturday. I am a bit late posting as I fell asleep last night thinking I would (as it happens) wake up in the middle of the night and post, but ended up waking up almost 9am, so I will try be a bit less “chatty” that I am usually (can’t promise it will happen though LOL) I have found so many jewels in the galleries from yesterday’s posts, that honestly, my heart is breaking for the 25 or so tabs I had to leave behind, but hope you enjoy and get inspired by these as much as I do. Don’t forget you can click on the LO name and author high- lit to get to their original galleries, please leave a bit of love for these awesome artists, we all know how much it can make a difference!!!!

To start with, an amazingly awesome page, Adventure by the always awesome EllenT.  I feel sometimes with her that I run out of words and get repetitive, I would love to be present like a fly on the wall (or by her side in the computer) to see how her mind works to get these awesome ideas. Every inch of this page is a master piece, from the perfection of the blend to the perfection of the kind of triangulated composition for the clusters, the perfection she achieves on using almost every element and doodle to work in perfect harmony and still present a clean look, and the addition of the beautifully composed tittle work with the touch of those stitches… my heart sings and dance with this woman!!!

Now, we usually follow the common sense here of not picking pages made with the same products, but only some of the stuff Ellen used in her page is used in this also mind blowing page, 2013 Paris- So the Adventure Begins by another incredibly awesome, superb artist that is Iowan. She is another one I would love to be sitting by when scrapping, her memory keeping pairs in excellence with her artful mind and the result is her pages always catch my heart and  can be here for hours telling you how much I love her. This one has the extra special that she scrapped a photo of herself too, love seeing her showing up in her pages, and the way all works here is like a beautiful, complex in the most amazing way music piece. I am even more amazed when I read her credits list and I see is a template interpretation, she managed to make a gorgeous mixture of textures, the brushes and word strips, scraps of paper and the metal word art in sync with the big sticker world element, as I said, I can be hours here finding more amazing praise for the page…this is just pure genius, absolute delight, another superb master piece!!!!!!

From the master pieces on full page I am going to take you to the other end of the spectrum with one of the Blank Space Queens of mine, the wonderfully talented KarenB for the Journaling Challenge -April 2017.  I am sure I have mentioned before how much I respect and admire the elegance and so much talent she shows with each & every page, I know by experience that making a blank space, clean & simple page that makes an impact is way, way more difficult then filling the whole page…  not everyone possess the talent to make something like this shine, but she definitely, totally does. Her photography is always eye catching, the depth of field and the colors which she has here made to pop from the photograph and be part of the composition with the delicate scribbles/doodles and the delicate and perfectly composed tittle with the little clusters, the mind blowing framing , the splatters base and the adding of the text and those oh my w0w shadows….  what else can I say? my heart beats to the sound of some music that comes out of this perfection!!!!

Now this next page, Spring by JillW, I have to confess I had bookmarked when I saw it earlier in the week as I knew I had to share it with you all. I haven’t known her for long, but in the short time I have, she has caught my heart in so many ways, and this is a pretty good show of why. For someone like me who has so so much trouble combining patterns, this is a master class. Each and every paper is gorgeous and together all the colors make a beautiful impact on the eye, plus the shadows perfection that works all around the page, the gorgeous cluster with some little elegant details, the amazingly cute photo and her beautiful text that adds to this page the emotional call to my heart on making me think I pray for me to get to see my own grandchildren and be able to scrap pages like this… and that cute addition of the rainbow to seal the perfection of the whole page… (and to think I thought I could be short on the text on this post…how do I not praise something like the awesome work of these amazing ladies?

Now here is another super amazing, incredibly wonderful page, Soccer by Mother Bear. I am quiet certain I don’t need to explain that much why I find this a complete stand out. It pops out among the thumbnails from the gallery a mile away and I am delighted as I haven’t come across a page from Julie in quiet a while…and this especially is something I would print and frame for the walls. Absolute perfection with the blending, the photo could have been just a good (or even great) one but she has turned it into a work of art with the Out of Bounds and a perfect extraction, not only that but the framing splitting the photo within the background of itself….? Genius. As if this genius wasn’t enough, there is the balance with the side borders, and that continuation with the right side amazing cluster connected to the photo and making it part of it with the ball element….Once again: genius.

Speaking about pages that pop to the eye from a mile away…here is another, OLW 2017 by LeeAndra, another one of my favorite ladies. I love photo-less pages, and hers, like this here, have such an impact that make me think about my own thinking process. I didn’t even know the word (I have never studied English in my life- my teaching was through music/song lyrics and then a British husband!) but now I do, I think I will be adopting it too. The circles themed background I think goes pretty well with the idea of movement, action, the stitches around the page border kind of “solidify” (if that is a word?) the whole concept. Love the alpha she chose and the text made in paper strips  gives even more dynamics to the composition. LoVE This!

This next page, I am so so  very excited to be able to highlight, because generally she is in our 7 days list when I post, or I don’t come across her pages that often, but she is so, so amazingly gifted, every page of hers in like a painting, worth of being shown in some awesome art exhibition. I haven’t mastered the art of brushes much but some of what I learn I have done by looking at her pages, each and every time a composition of beauty and awesome technique, and here is another show of awesomeness of hers. Winter 2017 by Marleen. The masterful manipulation of a drawing, the gorgeous gray smokey background paint and the impressive framing with impeccable shadows that work to perfection, those little arrows, and then the even more dimension added with those also perfectly shadowed stitches… Awesomeness in the highest of levels!

Now, I left this for last because I am here breaking one of my own rules, but the page, I am sure you will agree with me, it is so, so very worth breaking my own imposed rules, even if this is the 7 days list that I so much fought to be introduced and respected for our posting. I see her name in our 7 days list, just a few days ago, so I went to check that this wasn’t the page she was featured with (even though this was only posted yesterday) and as it wasn’t, I HAVE to share with you, so here you go: What’s Going on in my Head by *gina* , a page I could not pass and I may even try lift at some point. The Steam Punk thing is something I only got to hear about when I was already a few years scrapbooking, and then I fell in love with the concept, the possibilities it brings for scrapping, the art journal world of mine grew and got a shiny dimension…and this is so, so VERY amazing!!!!!!!! Every piece in sync with the other, the strong male stare takes me (for some reason) to the Theodore Sturgeon world, the black background works so perfect and  the blend incorporates the image so beautifully, that the metal pieces pass to be part of the whole thing….not sure I am expressing this the way it goes in my head (no pun intended!)  but I am sure the image overall speaks for itself. Awesome!

This is all from me today. I really hope you enjoy and get inspired, remember you can click on the name of the page and author to get to their galleries to leave a bit of love, even if it is a word or two, it always can make a huge difference in our world!!!! Have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing all your beauty with us!!!!

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Finger Pointing – April 8th –

8 Apr

Hello!!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!!! I have still my sleep patterns so changed, that I slept most of yesterday so I am writing now at the early (ok, maybe not “that” early- 06:23am) hours of the morning of Sunday. I got even more delayed checking the past few posts by our new sisters and I’m with a heart full of beauty now ready to show you my finds :)

First page that robbed my heart and made it happy beyond words is this gorgeous, amazing and intense blues composition, Wonder by keepscrapping. Love Kayla’s pages, and this one is a perfect combination of all her talents, the marvelous management of color, the gorgeous interpretation of the template, the way the stunning photo plays so well with the colors she chose for her elements, an amazing mixture of textures and an extra shine when all is combined together….my heart sings. Loud. This is my idea of beauty & perfection!!!!

I have to admit, I have some issues with Easter pages. I think this is due to my having made so many at some point when I was in more CTs than necessary, having made so many, is like eating too much of something, at least in my case, I need to spend a couple of years without to start appreciating again…and then I found this, Love the Easter Bunny by EllenT. Well, of course, it HAS to be Ellen to make me change my mind!!!! The whole page is pure sweetness, love the photo with all that fluffiness and the light, the beautiful delicate pattern of the background, and that amazing talent that Ellen has to almost bring life to all the elements, so beautifully arranged as if they had been carelessly thrown, those amazing paints and the gorgeousness of the tittle work…all together most certainly a Stand Out!!!

Next and so incredibly beautiful  is Mom (April Style Challenge) by cfile. I am quiet sure she doesn’t need an introduction as she is often featured in our posts, her pages always have that personal touch, and I love it especially when she scraps the old family photos. The idea to fill the grid with these stunning photos, the beauty of saying so much with the almost minimalist design, the beautiful blank space, the detail of the deep blue paint that enhances the contrast of the B&W photos, a few lines of journaling and the elegant and delicate addition of very very few elements…all together wonderful!!!!!!

Another one of my favorite ladies, Anny-Libelle with Life is Sweet,  a fabulous composition with all her talent for perfect layering and absolute wonderful talent for shadowing, her pages gain life and you can feel the dimension as if this was a paper page! The photos are cute overload, the colors that feel so happy, love the shade of purple combined with the greens, everything here is happiness according to sweetness!!!!!

If you know me, you know I am an element hoarder. I LOVE playing with most of the elements pack and have a hard time not being able to stick them in one page…. but then again, I am passionate for photography and memory keeping..and in some cases, the best way to memory keep is to find the photo/s that speak loud, the ones that need almost nothing, and this is what this awesome page, Alaska, Packing, Left side by djp332 shows so well. We travel a lot, so I am always looking for inspiration for photography and page design…this is one that achieves that awesome task of speaking without the need for much else. Still love the journaling that brings us a step closer to this marvelous trip!!!

And now before I say goodnight, I have some absolutely amazingly gorgeous artsy pages, each and everyone of them full of beauty and so inspiring…after all the amazing samples in all the galleries, I just can’t help it, I want to go scrap myself!!!!! (I seriously need some sleep though! LOL)  The first one is from one of my newest idols, she captured my attention and my heart last year and keeps me happy and more than delighted with all her creations. She is AmandaJ and her page is Week 1 AJ: Dignity. Stunning, amazingly gorgeous no mater where I look it from, is full of perfection in color management, amazing choices and I want this on my walls!!!!!!! Absolutely & amazingly GoRGEOUS!!!!!

Another Art Journal marvel from a name I had not seen in ages so I couldn’t be happier to be able to highlight her amazing page!!!!! She is Ange Brands and her page is called A Fancy Malaka. The amount of intelligent, amazing blending here is extraordinaire, there is a perfect balance in between the soft and stronger colors, the face gains it’s own light and lightens up the whole page! another one I would love on my walls!!!!

Last, but never ever least, a page so amazing that takes me back to when I first took an interest in Art Journal and met the awesome designs that would have me in total happiness for many years, and to confirm it all, the page is called Pure Joy. The author is peppapig and I just can’t stop being fascinated by the assembling of all these pieces into a wonderful art page, so many colors, so many shapes that keep the eye moving around….another one from my walls, no doubt!!!!!

I will leave you here, with these amazing creations, hoping they inspire you as much as they inspire me!!!! Remember you can access their original galleries by clicking on the high lit name of the LO and author, so please do spare a minute or two to leave some love!!!! Thanks so much for sharing all your art with us. Have a great weekend!!!!

 

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Finger Pointing – March 31st. The Team Edition

31 Mar

Hello again! The last day of March…and I have hardly lived through the month! Am I the only one who sees times so fast? I thought when we got older time slowed down…oh well, maybe this means am not all that old!! LOL  Anyway, you all know how much I love this blog, and how much reward and joy I get by being here, that includes my colleagues who share this wonderful task every day, so I had planned some posts for over the past Christmas which didn’t happen as my 6 month old iMac crashed… well, as it goes, we are getting some awesome new girls to share with us this amazing task of keeping the blog and the community sharing beauty and inspiration, from tomorrow you will be seeing some new faces (who aren’t all that new to the industry) so I thought I could take the opportunity of this being the end of the month, the start of a new phase, by sharing with you the talent, the awesomeness of these amazing ladies I have the blessing to be part of the team, It is rare to see one of us featured here, even though it does happen from time to time, so tonight I want to share with you the superb talent each of them have :) So here you are, some pages from the awesome ladies who have been bringing you the GSO each day in the past couple of years or so, enjoy! I am sure you will find inspiration in their galleries so I will include their links. :)

I think it fits to start with Jeanine, whom for the past few years has run the blog in an almost super human way. She is an awesome artist, her blends and awesome compositions have so much impact, they look like painted canvas.  Unfortunately (together with many of us) Jeanine’s most complete gallery was at DST, but here you can find some amazing creations from herSo very difficult to make my mind up for only one, but  I choose this page as starting with something as synonymous for art as Paris and the Eiffel Tower seems to fit perfectly.

Though Jeanine still remains with us, she has to attend to family & work a bit more at the moment so that super human task of keeping this blog running well falls on LizJ. She is now looking after us beautifully, and I am here with my mouth open and my jaw dropped on the desk when I came to her gallery (yes, shame on me, this is the very first time) I am so very taken with each and every page !!!! I love them all !!!!! You can find her awesome gallery here, I am so sure you will be amazed! . I decided to go for this awesome page. I love being able to scrap many photos together , that can be a difficult task. In here, she makes it seem so effort-less, and the whole thing becomes a wonderful memory kept with so much sweetness, and it takes me back to Sarita’s childhood and us doing this thing of reproducing the paintings…. the staples and the hanging element give such a beautiful dimension to the whole page, the amazing  tittle work and the gorgeous, subtle shadows…all together an awesome record of family life & laughter!

Next, as equally difficult to make my mind up to only one page, is LizT, and not only I am amazed by the beauty, her talent, the way her gallery shines, but also because I had no clue she is in the UK!!! It is always a delight to find out there are some scrappers nearer me!! With her also comes that difficulty on showing you only one page as there are so many wonderful pieces!!!! You can come see her complete gallery here  After going back and forwards with so many pages (one of them being an exercise in cropping that left me speechless) I’ve chosen this one because the whole thing shouts  fun and love, the amazing photo that is the product of the child’s spontaneity makes a gorgeous capture, I’m in love with the framing which has some awesome blending (I am still looking at this trying to work out how is it done, is amazing! The gorgeous paints and the splash of delicate pink, amazing tittle with that word art, perfect embellishment with just a few touches and the journaling…so beautiful and full of love…perfect record of one of this beautiful “accidental” photo and that gorgeous font (I want that font!). I’m in love with this!!!!

Once again, full of absolute gorgeousness, one after another pages that fill the heart with joy in every possible style, some amazing full page photo, some gorgeous, delicate blank space and some middle of the way all with elegance, full of love and so dynamic is Beatrice’s gallery.  So, so many beauties! This page particularly got my heart. It fits the “a photo is worth a thousand words” thing, with even more power with a marvelous sequence of them, all speaking loud about one of the most beautiful love there is. Love the border detail, the shadows are perfection, the photos with a  bit of a tilt, like casually thrown on the page achieved some perfect imperfection, the delicate layering of the flowers and soft composition of the tittle, all come together in this page that melts my heart away!!!!!

I come across Patsy’s pages once in a while, and every time I am fascinated by her awesomeness, the capacity for making master pieces in each and every style is fabulous and I had a tough time picking one page, as with the whole team, each of them is full of beauty and inspiration no matter which style she goes for. Her whole gallery is here, and after a lot of oh and w0w and ohhh and more ohhh I decided to go for this awesome page. There is so much and so perfectly put together, that big tittle and the color palette working magic and bringing the city feel to the page, love the scribbles making the eye concentrate on a triangular and every brush is perfection, the big tittle super well done and that amazing silhouette that fits to perfection… I could go on and on.  Perfection, all over!!!

As usual, I become repetitive, but how not say, with these talented ladies, that each and every page in their galleries is a Stand Out? Exactly. Here I arrived to Jana Holden’s gallery and ohh my…what a dilemma. I love it that I know about her life through her pages I see on Facebook often, usually rushed on to post my own so not stopping much but I think she knows how much I love what I see… you should (as with everyone of them here) stop for a bit in her whole gallery… is delightful and inspiring, you can find it here. There is this gorgeous page she made for a challenge, which LizT also made a page for and I agonized about posting both pages but as it is mainly an exercise on cropping (not an easy thing) I decided against. I think one of the most amazing possibilities of the digital scrapping is the blending, and I know for experience not to be an easy thing. In Jana’s gallery we find this in abundance, but this one page made my heart beat a bit faster with the opening of a path, the absolutely amazing blend with the frame and the cluster on the left bottom gaining almost life and belonging so well…..a perfect world of possibilities, I wish I could just walk into this path and get wandering…Just perfect.

One of the last amazing girls to join us last year is Trace. She is another awesome memory keeper, with a delightful talent and health as fragile as my own, and this makes me feel a bit more of a connection even though we are always rushing and (at least I) don’t find much time to stop and chat. Once again, do stop on her amazing gallery, it is full of amazing inspiration, so many gorgeous happy pages, lots of full page photos which make me fall in love and want to lift every page (in every style) but this particular one is the one I want to share with you. As someone who has a permanent seat with my name in 2 local hospitals, so much I attend them, I can tell you making pages about our own conditions isn’t as easy as one may think. Still, in this page she has achieved all I try to when making my own…this calls the eye, calls the heart to stop and think, and remains as a beautiful amazing record of the not so beautiful event that is having health serious problems…she has managed with this one so much of all. And yes, you will fill this year with amazingly positive things. :)

And I get to the ones who have been with us the longest, even before I joined the team.  Actually I think I may know Beth since even before I joined this team, and for quiet a while we communicate and got to know each other, after I found in her the most amazing Queen of Blank space, in the time in which I made a transition from thinking blank space was a fast and “I’m not all that bothered” way of scrapping, to realize how much complicated is to make a stunner filling just a little bit of the page…. and I learned so so much with Beth and became entirely fascinated with her pages and the style. Even though she is, indeed, one of this awesome Queens of Blank space, she can do awesome pocket pages, and fill it a bit more, rock the galleries with any style too,you can see for yourself in here full gallery here. I would like to share with you one these amazing pearls of blank space off hers. It took me a while to be able to scrap yellow, and this is a perfect exponent of how to do it well. The photo editing is so amazing, the black and white in perfect contrast with the elements colors, the perfect translation of the template (also something not as easy as once I thought it to be) Outstanding.

Last but never least, the awesome elegance of Katherine B. I couldn’t find a more complete gallery for her, but there is enough here for you to take inspiration. Her touch of softness and creativity in every page, her amazing photography and the ways in which she edits text is so full of beauty and talent, and this one page took my heart a bit stronger than others. The start of a new life as a mother is something I haven’t found quiet the words to explain or anything that fills as great as, but many tell me the being a grandma gets to that dimension and more. I can imagine this is possibly one of those pages that can bring us close to feel it ourselves, with this poem which I am not sure if it is hers or not but either way is so amazingly beautiful, that together with her amazing skills for blending and composing makes a star of a page. The inclusion of the stamps enhances even more the whole thing… my heart is full of love now!!!!!

I think I haven’t left anyone out. Thank you for stopping by to take inspiration and delight with these awesome ladies’ art work. As always, you can click on the high-lit bits to get to their pages and galleries, as they give the whole community so much love with their posts -and the participation for this blog is entirely volunteer, no material exchange of any kind- I will ask you to stop for a minute to give them a bit of all that love they spread every day back into their own pages. I am so, so honored to be able to work along side these awesome, talented, hard workers, loving ladies who have been so supportive for me all along (hey, you know being patient with me and my Latina talk for the whole England is on itself a virtue LOL) I have wanted to feature them for a while and I am so so glad I could today. Watch out for our new amazing ladies this coming few months. Thanks so much for sharing time with us. Have a great weekend!!!!

 

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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!!!

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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!!!!!!

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