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Finger Pointing – July 14th –

14 Jul

Hello!!! It is good morning to me (as usual, writing on the morning after!!!) I think I got so upset by a problem I had with Amazon on Prime Day, that I needed two days of sleeping to calm me down! I keep telling myself I should not let these things affect me…but, sadly, they do. Anyway, slept and happy now,  so I will share with you some of the most amazing pages I have found from the past couple of days in the galleries! As usual, 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 a word or two can make a difference in our day!!!!

I will start with this awesome, amazingly gorgeous page by an equally amazing (and gorgeous!) lady whom I love with all my heart, Lula Belle by Lor. As the name of our blog tells you, we look for pages that stand out in the galleries, and each and every page by Lor does, without a doubt. In this case then? ohhhhh how much sweetness and cute overload this gives to my morning!!!!!! Love so much the use of the template here, the delicate way of embellishing, the elegance of the colors combined with the awesome photograph…. this page makes me feel like (almost) giving up on my denying Sarita a puppy!!!!! Absolute delight of a page!!!!!!!

Next, with a heart full of JOY (in caps because I cannot explain the dimension of it unless you hear my voice and see my face!) is July 4th 2017 by yellowpeep. We don’t talk outside of the galleries & forums little chats, but I have learned in the past 4 years to know this amazing lady and the work she does, which reflects in her scrapping. This one particularly, with the gorgeous family photo, the journaling in white standing out with the gorgeously added word strips, and ohhhh my to the awesome clustering here!!!!!!! Perfectly chosen elements – I love those windy thingies (and here you know I am not a native English speaker, apologies) but never know how to make them look good in my pages-  they look so perfect here!!! The gorgeous stamps/brushes/paints in the background to highlight even more the perfection of every element, and the realistic, wonderful shadows that complete this as a super inspiring, total joy of a page!!!!!! I have to add here that, even though we aren’t USA nationals or live in the country, both my daughter and I celebrate the 4th with you all, as we have a huge love for all things North American…which makes this page even more of a joy!!!!! (and yes, I made a 4th of July page too!!!)

Now next page will become actually a couple of pages by the same {amazingly awesome} scrapper, AmberR. Almost every week I am on blog duty I see pages of hers I make a mental note to highlight but for one reason or another it hasn’t happen so I thought I take the liberty of making this a double.  The first page is Sk8 – A more than gorgeous pocket style page, with such delightful, awesome photos, again with the wonderful red, white & blue color scheme that jumps at the eye with energy and makes you stay staring to discover every detail. The beautiful choice of paper patterns added, the elements as fun as the photos , everything so completely in sync, wonderful clean lines of the template being made even more wonderful by the marvelous elements addition.

Second page is Hello Friend. This was just calling me in the gallery this morning when I came to make the post, and I thought I could NOT not show case it!!!! Love that the central element is that fidget spinner (and this I looked up the name on google!!LOL)  the page makes me want to go back in time enough that my {21 years old now} daughter would want to play with it, more than anything for me to make a page LOL.. Love the dominant green, the background paper that gives that graffiti, street feeling, the gorgeous composition with the stamps and the gorgeous layering. The realistic elements like the frame, the fidget spinner , leaves and thread on top of the paints are so perfectly shadowed, the kind that makes me feel I can stretch to touch, and the addition of the journaling which I couldn’t completely read (old age, wrong glasses, it pixelates when zooming too much!)  but I know talks about friendship and a girl who gives her heart to family and friends…. making the page even more amazing!!!!!!

You know how I always explain my love and deep admiration for people who go hybrid, and I tell you not juts because is hybrid is better, but when I find an outstanding project, it is a given my love and admiration is doubled, tripled and grows even further when I think how much I use the “undo” button, and how in paper once you put scissors to it …that’s it… so yes, my admiration for hybrid people is HUGE. We do have some amazingly awesome hybrid artists around, and I have discovered one whom I already loved on digital. Her hybrid projects are so amazing I almost jump of happiness when I found this in the gallery!!!!  This, You are my Sunshine Greeting Card by londoncuppa , is one of those that makes me stare in awe for hours. Gorgeous choices of elements, the beautifully soft pastels in contrast with the deep green and the bright yellow, all beautifully layered and that superb tittle with the word art…oh this is so amazing!!!!!!! I have to add that even her logo is something gorgeous!!! Even more so when you think this is a North American lady in love with all things British. Absolutely and amazingly awesome all together!!!!!!!!

This next page, SumCamp17- Wk 2 Letter by LisaDV first called my attention visually, with the beautiful image, the soft blending and the clean feeling with the white , the gorgeous word art and the detail of the pink tabs  framing the page. Then I got on reading the journaling, and as someone who lives on high levels 24/7 pain,  being a mother and knowing that even a head cold when is my daughter’s hurts 50 times more than all my health conditions together…. my feeling was wanting to go find this lady to hug her and wishing I could help in some way. This is one of the things that I also talk about often: the power of our art, the wonderful power of the scrapbooking which not only makes memory keeping  a legacy to our families, a therapy like no other for many of us who suffer of chronic conditions, but also the huge power of turning events often sad or angering (like a child’s illness, something I sometimes have trouble understanding about our world) into beyond words beautiful pieces of art.  I’m so glad to be able to share this with you’ll. I also wish I could somehow help, will have you in our prayers, and try to keep updated to be able to come give you some virtual hugs & celebrate when she is back to her cheerful self.

Next is Buddies by Erica Zane. Once again: designers who scrap!!! awesome!!!! Even more so when they are as prolific as she is, though it is difficult for me to decide which of the pages to highlight…this one is one I not only in LOVE by visuals, with the clean cut lines and big tittle, many (amazing!) photos, super cute elements and marvelous shadows, but the whole feeling of the page, from title to journaling, something I know well, in parts of my life me being the one moving, more recently lots of my friends moving far away… wonderfully reflected!!! I love the way she makes the tittle composition with the card extending to the gorgeous cork alpha (wonderful depth!) and fonts…the whole feel is represented in each and every bit of the page!

If you know me, you know I love passionately full on pages. Then when this, This Old Tree by Jill shows up… I NEED to share this with you!!!! Love the main big photo, the sequence so well coordinated of the smaller ones, the perfection of the way she thought the way to place the photos in a way that the tree becomes an element in the page to support the movement… Love the colors, subtle and also integrated, the gorgeous greens of the nature elements used, those flowers are gorgeous, the whole thing is amazing!!!!!!!

Last but never, ever , ever ever least…talking about full on pages…she is the Queen of them!. Actually, she can shine in absolutely ANY style she takes on, but this, Eat Your Veggies by apottinger,  a super full on, happy, wonderfully put together page is just what my heart delights on!!!! LOVE how much there is on the page, me making so many food/cooking pages I am always on the hunt for gorgeous kits and this is just so super awesomely show cased!!!!! Love the take on the template, the title work is great, and love that she included the book cover…this is something I will be looking for too!!! In love with this super cheerful, awesome page!!!!!

This will be all from me today. Hope you enjoyed, get inspired as much as I do!!! As I mentioned above, you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the high-lit name of the LO & author. If you can spare a few minutes to stop and leave them some love, I know this will be greatly appreciated!!!! Have an amazing weekend!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Finger Pointing – July 7th –

7 Jul

Hello!!! Hope you are all well, around here in London, the weather is playing the extreme heat and just now (almost 3am of Saturday!!!) it is giving us a bit of a breather so I thought I get to come here to enjoy the gorgeous pieces in the galleries and get inspired helping you getting inspired too! With July started and the hot temps in some parts of the world, the themed summer pagers abound, all of them are more than amazing which, as usual, kept me hours trying to decide which pages to keep…but finally got down to very few, here they are:

Summertime by wombat146 is one of those jewels (as she does!!) that shows how a scrapbook page can transform a wonderful photo into an even more wonderful, shining piece of art and even give it soul…. love the word art used fir the title, the way it reflects the light & plays with the golden sun…overall perfection!!!

Following the summer theme, I’ve found this incredibly, beautiful, amazingly well composed  page, summertime by gracielou. There is so much so beautiful, the whole page is so amazingly though through, that the choice of every paper adds and the sum of all the parts is beyond perfection. There is everything: the gorgeous photo treatment, word arts, beautiful and super elegant cluster, the journaling, each & everything so little and delicate…as I said: beyond perfection.

And as we go escalating into the summer theme, here I found it in all it’s glory in fls by Marnel:  super fun photos, an explosion of color so well mixed with all the bits and pieces  and then we have those absolutely perfect, awesome shadows!!! the layering  is so rich, so perfectly arranged and (once again) the shadows complete the super fun experience!!!!

Bejaardensoos by berniek : Now with this page I am so SO delighted to have found, as I don’t usually come across her pages late at night (which is now more like early in the next day morning LOL) Love her gorgeous clean style always, and in here love the fact that she went a bit out of her usual with so many layers, so well thought! Those clusters are amazing and the diversity of element type and textures also carefully thought too, I run out of words but you only need to look and you will know!!!

Weekend Shots by Shivani :  More amazing inspiration from this talented girl with skills in every area in life and with her photographs (that ares so incredibly gorgeous!!!!!) and her talent to add just the very right amount of  layers, title words, word arts, everything is balanced… here those shadows enhance the whole page even more!!!

Extra by Rubia Padilha aka Studio Basic Designs always, each & every time, wOw’s with her pages, and this one has already grabbed my heart. There is a bit of magic in every child, and this one has it in a double dose..that cheeky smile, the wonderful photo with the perfect, awesome light, the gorgeous  framing with those stars and the layering/blending in the background that brings all to the eye with beauty, soul and amazing technique…. those shadows that have the power to enhance the whole page, and the touch of the string that also takes the eye all around…oh I could be here for ages telling you how much I love this!!!!!

Weekend by Shannon C is another one of the beauties I chose for today. I am a bit weary of people who keep posting food photos that are not exactly  appealing.. but this is not just a gorgeous dish, but the most beautiful compilation of photos that with the work done for the page turns the ordinary into extraordinary. The colors are beautifully combined, the cutouts area created for the journaling is perfect, Everything works in more than perfect harmony…and now not only I LOVE the page but I am so hungry!!!!!!

Last but never ever least, (& to make me even hungrier! LOL) Tapas by ValeJules. I love Tapas, best way to share food, the presentation of the place here is such an original way to show, love how there is so much in this composition that it is almost hiding, so subtle incorporated, and still the blank space and her amazing skills for blending, the result is a master piece!!!

As usual, this is all from me today, hope you enjoyed and get inspired by these awesome, creative people. The original gallery can be reached by clicking in the high-lit name of the page and author, leave them a word or two, we all know how huge a difference can make in one’s day!!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Finger Pointing – June 30th –

30 Jun

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! I am (once again!) writing on the morning of the 1st of July as my health plays tricks on me as usual, I woke up later than I thought I would, so I thought I try to go for a fast process of choosing…but (once again!) that seems to be impossible. Going through the galleries and discovering the amazing magic of people’s lives, memories and art expressions is not only inspiring but heart warming and even makes you hopeful, with all the ugly events happening here in the UK (and all over the world) is so great to see people doing their little bit to keep the world full of love and sharing :) So here I have some amazing creations to inspire you with your own.  As always, it was painful to have to choose just a few, hope you love them as much as I do!!!

Starting with an awesome page, Escape to the Sea by  talktoheather  (you may know her as Heather Joyce or Fonts by Heather). This is so beautiful, perfectly composed, full of elegance and superb detail!  My first thought was how I wish I scrapped when my daughter was a baby. I did get to make her life in scrapped books until her 8th year, but it was the beginning of me scrapping, so perfection on technique that translates in joy to the heart like this? nope, it wasn’t possible. This page just makes me want to go start all over again. The big close up photo that tells the heart of the story, the smaller photo with the layering so clever, the perfection of the choice of elements and placement, the right amount of blank space that lends total elegance, everything so amazingly balanced…. yup, definitely a Stand Out!!!!!

Next, another superbly elegant, more than amazing Queen of Blank Space/elegant artist with heart & soul : Here by JenEm. She was one of the first people who changed my perception of the blank space, sometimes clean & simple styles, I had a tendency to think that kind of styles did not need much…so wrong I was, but I am again talking about myself when I should be just ..not doing so LOL.  Through Jen I discovered how much one can say with concentrating a composition to a limited amount of space, how much a photo or two can speak out for the experience, and then over the years (4 or 5!!??!!! LOVE this girl!!!!)  seeing her combining styles, telling stories and sharing feeling in her elegance that I can now tell at 10 miles distance…. and all of that is present here. The absolute perfection of the photo split and the treatment, the opacity and blending that gives the nostalgic feel you will then get even deeper with the journaling which touches every mother’s heart, the focus on breaking the lines with circles that is more than perfect, Everything here is  a balm for the heart, perfection in every way possible, as she always, each & every time, does!

Moving onto another of my most loved and inspiring scrappers, one of those than can master any style, all with the same talent that brings perfection in technique hand by hand with amazing heart & soul, NO BRA by Dalis, and yes, the tittle in caps for you to hear how loud she is shouting proud! Love the colorful explosion she has created here, the photo that warms my heart and shines light into the whole page, the amount of stuff used without making a dot of mess, so much detail and this is one of the things I love most in full on pages, so much to discover and learn for our own pages… the journaling  in a hand written font that gives it even more personal feeling, a hand made text full of pride which makes me proud as I read… and I could be here for another few hours talking about all the marvels this page brings to our attention, exactly the type that makes my heart sing for days, and love the power of scrapping that brings so much by sharing personal experiences, a jewel in the gallery!!!

Now this just made me go OMG as soon as I saw the thumbnail, and when I looked closer the OMG turned into a w0w oh my how AWESOME is this page???!!!! Some of my Favorite LOs by Cinderella has so much awesome, so much gorgeous beauty, heart & soul, amazing technique that I am honestly lost as to where to start. I think one good point is the fact that she shares the way she achieved the look of the sphere from a tutorial, then the expertise she used in choosing the order the pages to go in so that the eye follows in perfect harmony, love that top border stitched to the page, the hand written font (again) and word art that combined with the stamps gives so much of a hand made feel to the page and this continues the feel with the choice of background paper…. and even more so as she used one of my top favorite kits of all time. I just can’t stop staring at this page, LOve and LOVE and LOVE and then love a little bit MORE!!!!

And keeping in that feeling of amazement, the OMG and wOws and oh how I wish I could make stuff like this is this next page, Travel by Applechick. Not only all the photo treatment, all the editing, blending, combining photo to come up with this FABULOUS piece of art, but also the fact that she gives us an account of  what inspired, what made the page happen, and I know only too well the feeling of getting stranded in airports, loosing trains and buses as a result, the stress of it all that I think I would feel with this page even if I had never left the place I live in, so amazing well done this is!!!! I think more words would get lost in this excellent piece of art, so I will stop here, but, again, I can’t stop looking at this. A perfect in every way page!

Carrying on the superb pieces of art, Dare to Fly by alannabanana is (as a norm with her!) a delight for the heart and sight, an inspirational page that has it all. The gorgeous choices of elements, perfection on her layering that makes you feel like stretching into the screen to touch because the shadows are so amazingly done, subtle but with enough strength to make them real, the amount of different textures like the brushes and paints with the more corporeal elements like those gorgeous bits of lace and the perfectly (again) shadowed string, the pieces of word art in the same line with written ones and word strips, all together makes me see wings even in the background paper….perfection and beauty that inspires, once again, in love with this!!!!!!

Another more than awesome piece of art in this next page, Brave Man by JanaNJ. I know I can’t stop myself marveling with her creations, each of her pages is full of story telling with a huge heart and a strength in soul that shares her experiences in all ways you can think of, and here the whole thing is present. Amazingly gorgeous blending, the processing of the image that makes it turn into almost an oil painting but it goes beyond what a painting would tell me, the gorgeous tittle work , all the brushes and paints, the combination of it all is just a piece to stare at for hours…. superb as always with her pages!!!!

Last but not in the slightest way least, an amazing piece of hybrid: Summer by cropkat. I have the highest admiration for hybrid people, which isn’t saying I would love a hybrid project more than a digital page just because of the skills one needs to own to produce hybrid, but when something like this comes to my attention…I cannot but be marveled with the whole thing. The whole page makes my heart sing with the gorgeous choices, the perfect ones so the tropical feeling is, most definitely, present (and I know about that feeling, spent half of my life in the tropics!)  the photos are amazing, the fun with all the colors and the super cute cacti and flairs, her layering with gorgeous use of word arts, that tittle work that is SO amazing!!!!! if you click on the name of the LO and author high-lit here you can go to the gallery and see the other images for this more than superb creation. I know I am not just amazed but also taken into that tropical feeling to last me for the week to keep smiling!!!!!

This is all from me today, hope you enjoy and get inspired as much as I am!!! As I mentioned above, you can click on the high-lit name of the LO and author to get to their original galleries, please take a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how amazing a day can turn with just a couple of words !!! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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Finger Pointing – June 17th

17 Jun

Hi!! Hope you are all well and having a great weekend!! Over here we are having great weather, I wasn’t well to enjoy it so much, but finally we got it together and got to sit outside with my daughter, a book and our car stereo blasting the Legally Blonde Musical sound track (the musical theater one!) Then I had a draw back after the pain management clinic made me go back to….talk about EXACTLY what we had talked about in the assessment (the second one actually) for which they have made me wait for 6+ months…. and I was so upset to have wasted all that energy and time for nothing (spent the whole afternoon in the clinic) that I have been falling asleep sitting up since then… which means I am a little bit late (as usual ) so I am trying to make it brief (as usual, which means I may not be able to LOL) Here are some absolutely awesome, amazingly gorgeous pages to inspire you!

Every time I come across Dalis pages my heart fills with love, my face has it’s jaw drop and I’m in awe of each and every bit of the whole thing….my problem today (and every time!) is which one of her awesomely awesome pages to share with you, as she has her gallery shinning with beauties. I was more than amazed with a page she made called Insta Love, so I would love it if you click HERE to have a look at it, and I will also now show you this page from her called Serenity, which I think is a star page to start this post…with all her talent combined, the shinning perfection of the photography with the blending and the brilliant use of word art and fantastic construction of her corner cluster that binds the whole concept with (yeah, I repeat myself, I know) total perfection. A star stand out!

Designers who scrap, and in this case even more so, designers who scrap often , result in us loving their creations even more. I know my love keeps growing for them, and every page these particularly talented ladies make has my love, admiration and fascination for how much I learn with her pages too growing. The first one I found, Parenting by Lynne Marie, is especially touching for me as I am just now coming out of a very, extremely difficult time of parenting, so the quote feels so truthful and  almost hurts, but also like her statement in this fabulous page, I, too, go back and do it all again.the background paper was already stunning plain as it came, and then her blending work and her total master of color and the word art put together….another super star that stood out in the gallery with all the heart in it. As I said, constant growing love!

The next awesome designer who scraps prolifically and makes our heart beat faster and, once again, stare in awe at her creations. The make us love every bit of the page  and be amazed with the possibilities their creations can bring us, open a world to any style of scrapping, as is the case of   Dawn Inskip with this beautiful piece called Mistake. Another stunning photo-less page, one that combines the perfection and beauty of the composition, the gorgeous shadows, the touch of fun and even cuteness with the beautiful from the heart expression of the difficulties we all confront in our lives, the amazing feeling of acceptance that makes this page a total stand out, all put together with awesome choices and a mixture of textures plus stunning shadows….as I said, I could be here forever with me talking about it, here it is:

As if my heart wasn’t already racing by the beauty, soul and perfection of the two pages above, I would need a whole post to express how much my heart fills with love, beauty and admiration for this awesome lady who not only is a brilliant artist, a scrapper of the finest class there is, but also shares her talent for the composition  with us through her designs. There is much more I could say but, once again, we will be here ’till the cows come home LOL, so I will try make this short. The page is called Wild Spirit and the author is gonewithethewind, Cheryl, whom you may best know as Fiddle Dee Dee Designs. Her talent shines all over the page: the perfection of multiple action photos, the awesomeness of the crops, the fabulous ability to layer and translate the feeling with color and elements, the more than amazing, absolutely perfection of the shadows, every detail here is more than perfect, and, once again, as if this wasn’t enough to have us all in awe, she shares her talents for free as we can see her scrap her LO on a video (a free master class, if you ask me!) Oh I could keep going, my heart is filled with joy!

Talking about the impressive talent of combining multiple photos, I found this super cute, amazingly gorgeous page, Logan May 2017 by daedesigns and my heart is melting with it! The perfection of the fun way in which all the photos are fitted, the delightful addition of a few elements here and there perfectly located, plus a round up of the whole thing with quiet a lot of journaling and super well fitted is amazing, plus who wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the super beautiful cute face of this gorgeous baby? Awesome page!!!

Another stunning page I found is the gorgeous Snuffle by bbymk5, whose gallery is full of gems and this one brought some memories of my own childhood (even though the one toy of mine that survived was a doll, for some reason I never had bears, at least not that I remember) The beauty of the almost simplicity, the perfection of the blending over a big element, the watercolor background and to make us even happier, an amazing piece of journaling that makes the whole page come alive with sweetness of the childhood has me wanting to share the page with the world…. absolute beauty and soul come shining through!

Another stunning page going for the blank space gorgeousness, with a superbly fabulous take on a template, gorgeous choices, perfection of color combination is Awesome Dad by weaselwatchr, the gorgeous texture of the wood background with the wonderful combination of papers used for the shapes, a super beautiful photo of an awesome dad (which I can vouch for 100% as we met them in person last year! they are both awesome!!!) the shadows that are beyond perfection and the added line/tittle all together makes the whole page really stand out in the gallery!!!

Also on the impeccable gift of the blank space scrapping that combines elegance with gorgeousness of choices, perfection of shadowing and amazing feeling of awe overall is this super awesome page, Space Expo by biancka. Love the sticker like elements that she coordinated so perfectly in this template take, the perfection (once again) of her shadows makes me want to reach and grab, and then the super cute photo in black and white to fill a perfect spot, this is so amazing!!!! Funnily enough, I was watching on Netflix a documentary about Space Camp,  so this on a close up makes me love it even more!!!! Absolute gorgeousness!!!

Now this page, Bingo Challenge #12 Stamped Alphabets by KingsQueen82 really, really stood out and with so many good reasons!!! Love photo-less pages and the ones that use words art of alphas mixed to express, put out a message are my favorites, this one is most certainly done to perfection. Love the amount of alphas she used, the awesome combination of textures, the delicate composition in the sides that is very noticeable but still doesn’t take over the main core of the page, everything works so beautifully here, and with a quote so amazing, so amazingly expressed!!!! I’m in love with this!!!

Another stunning, super stand out is Patience by bbe. The gorgeous big photo not only has an amazing treatment, but is also blended into the puzzle pieces with such perfection, as a matter of fact, there is a lot of crazy blending all over the page that makes me want to stay longer and longer to discover each and every little detail…the page has it all: beauty, great composition, gorgeous elements choices and even the journaling (wise one to follow) all perfectly put together!!!!

Another superb blending master class here with 1920’s The Finger Wave by Iowan. I know Carol does not need introduction if you are a regular visitor here, every page of hers opens a world of possibilities and in my case, the “OMG this is so so amazing I wish I thought of that!” exclamation. Being one of my very top 10 faves, she always, always delights my heart and makes me want to learn the “how to” to every little bit of her compositions, and this one is kind of a master class : perfect blending, amazing clustering, gorgeous shadows and a wonderful piece of journaling to transport you to ones the most amazing times…. my heart is singing now!!!!

Last but not least, an explosion of color, beautiful multiple photo combining, absolute perfection on filling in the page, is this gem from GraceLee, Fun Fair. Love how many layers the template she used has, and how perfectly beautiful her translation of it is! Love the gorgeous Ferris wheel from the kit, I’m in love with her little clusters, a gorgeous one in the top left that balances marvelously with the tittle work in the bottom, the card next to the journaling , everything is delightfully awesome!!!! Now I want to scrap a funfair!!!!

This is all from me today, hope you enjoyed these as much as I do!!! Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking in the name of the LO and artist, we all know how a word of encouraging  vibe can do to our day!!!! Congrats to all of you awesome creative ladies, and have a wonderful weekend you all!!!!!

 

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Finger Pointing – June 2nd-

2 Jun

Hello!!! Hope everyone is having a great time! Starting the weekend here with beautiful weather, is warmer in London which means all my health conditions behave a bit better, plus I have new medication…the difference isn’t that much as they will only increase dosage in a couple of weeks, but enough to make me less grumpy and more social! As usual, I am writing in the early hours of the morning of the Saturday (03:19 am to be precise!) even though I got started around 11pm, the amount of breath taking pages we always get on the weekend is such, no easy decisions to make! Here they are, some of the most amazing creations I found in today’s galleries!

Summer by Isa Marks: well, I am a bit at loss for words (something that very, VERY rarely happens!!!) or more like I have SO many words that they get scrambled in my head and I am not sure where to start…. this is so, so amazingly well done, I am still in doubt , even after staring at the page for ages, if this is a digital LO or a paper page. Not that it matters in the result, which is absolutely and deliciously amazing, perfectly composed and makes my heart sing in awe…… but, if this is actually a digital LO, you will, I am sure, agree with me that these shadows are something so beautiful, so perfect!!!!!!! The panoramic image is marvelous, the blue sky in harmony with the subtle paints, the layering is gorgeous, beautiful elements , perfect amount  of them too! There is so much harmony here, everything is perfectly balanced, love the cutout paper title…and, once again,,, those shadows!!!!!!! I have a joyful heart after seeing this!

2017 Alex Does a Cartwheel by Iowan: if you know me, or read the blog regularly, you know I LOVE her. My main pr0bkem with Carol is usually that I spent at least an hour trying to decide which of the pages she posted in the day is the one to pick…as each and everyone are a show of limitless talent and the family, memory keeping and her wonderful art-soul with the art journal pages she sometimes delights us with. This double pager is a jewel. I think the key word for tonight should be “balance” as here too I see that perfect harmony in every aspect of the page. The photo series are gorgeous and the way they are layered and fit perfectly into a sequence, this is dynamics at it’s best!!! The paints used in the background, the addition of the circle made of little circles complete even more this amazingly wonderful creation!

Homebody by Natascha: Again, here is an amazingly talented girl with a heart of gold that shines through every page! Doesn’t matter which style, she masters them all, and this page here is full of that gorgeous summer feel, the oranges lift the whole page into a beautiful happy mood, and the photo angle with the little kitty having a wonderful moment, here again the harmony  is present in every cm of the page! The clusters and elements in general are so wonderfully put together…and the more I look a this page, the more I remember what someone said to me when I used to frown up on templates: Interpreting a template well is an art…and not just anyone can do it this well! the way the yellow & white paper shape cut in diagonal plays with the photo extends the sense of space ad I can almost feel the kitty stretching!

You are a Work in Progress by hollyinjapan: another super talented artist, the series Holly has been making with the books has the most amazing pages, each and every one of them worth being featured here. Not only she is talented making choices and composing the page with elegance being a delight visually, but her journaling always comes with strength or reflection (or both- and more!). The design here is flawless, the way Holly fitted all pieces to look like they are part of the base book, the gorgeous composition on the journaling side, the amazing choice of font…once again : harmony , beauty and heart!

If I would have dyed by Rikki : Another photo-less page, another wonderful art journal expressing in a completely different approach but equally stunning. An amazingly creative piece, one of those that makes you stop and be still and can even change the way you look at color, at least this is what is going on in my head right now. Not only love the way Rikki plays in her pages, but especially in this case, she  shares with us her source of inspiratioon, which is none less than Paul Klee’s Separation in the Evening and, to round it up to own the awesome creativity, the shadows work is perfection!

Then I Blinked by HeyJude: I am always, each and every time, marveled by the way she can fit so much in the page and still be an impressively clean lined composition with even room for blank space. Here there are so many super original, creative details, for example the cutout layered placed almost outside the photo, which is also incredibly beautiful, and the way the gold in it is continued with one of the paints, or the triangles at the page borders… also the tittle with the word art in wood, there is such a perfect color balance here…a delight for the eyes and heart!

Cool Kid by Rubia Padilha : LoVE designers who scrap, and especially ones who have the magic touch like Rubia here does. I am in love with the whole thing, starting by the superb photo angle and how amazing the layering is! I am almost useless when it comes to use scatters, it never seems to “fit” properly in my pages , most often I split it and use very few of the pieces, but looking at the way this is so perfectly done, I want to go but the kit and lift this page!!!!! The mixture of different textures is gorgeous, the white paint offers a beautiful base to show of the little bits spread all over, and her shadows are so amazing! Perfection is all over the page, the detail of the tittle on the photo drawing the eye to it…. there is a mother’s heart beating on the page…and is an amazingly  beautiful sound to me!!!!!

This is all from me today, hope you enjoyed and are inspired by these amazing artist as much as I do. Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the high-lighted name of the LO and artist, even a word or two can make  a day much brighter when it comes from the heart!!! Have an amazing weekend!!!! TFL!!!

 

 

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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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