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Finger Pointing February 17th

17 Feb

Hi everyone! Rachael  here with the yummies I found in the galleries today. And there were some beauties I can tell you, it was again a hard job to narrow my picks down to six.  The galleries are bursting with fabulous pieces of art, so many different styles, themes, stories and use of products  all of them a total inspiration. Believe me, there is so much eye candy out there so once you’ve checked my picks for today, head on over to the galleries and see for yourself!  So let’s get started.

First up, You & Me by Dady –  This LO is absolutely stunning in every way!!!   The blending is so gorgeous and the brush work and elements enhance the photo while keeping  your attention focused on the  photo!  I love the perfect amount of details and the precious hearts just flowing down the page are the perfect touch. The colors are so exquisite a true masterpiece !



My next pick is Water from “Shannamay”

I am always amazed at Sharon’s layouts she is an amazing scrapper,  her pages always make me want to soak them in  for hours, this is another beauty.   The fabulous framing and blending combined with the perfect patterned papers and accents  makes the eye move around with delight. I love the title work and splatters, it makes you just want to jump right in to this inviting vibrant Layout. Gorgeous!!!!


This next LO just screams Happy!!!! Merry Go Round by Bahtoy  Absolutely love the design here,  All the layering is really quite amazing!  I love the colors and the vertical flow drew me to this layout right away. I love the soft faded background with the vibrant red.  The Black and white photos are perfectly framed on top of   mix of patterned strips. The images are all pretty stellar, too! are  Love the title with the Hearts,  –  This is a very well composed and balanced page – I love it!


Yes to this by Cinna I love the artsy feel  in this next LO – the brush work and the color palette are just fabulously executed.  The soft subtle  paint  and brush work on the background are just lovely and really help bring depth to the page.  The embellishments are just perfect! I love the hearts and the gorgeous  journaled arrows  with the whimsy of brush strokes across the page,  the brush work clusters balances perfectly with the journaling – Simply Adorable  –    I’ll take the coffee!!!


I love, love, love the collaged photos and the story in this next layout ad_astorycaptured by MargieIZ.  The journaling and the Titlework are AMAZING and draw you in to this page.  I love the arrow and captions, how they are skillfully placed  to the highlight journaling.  The shadows and framing are just fabulous and bring so much dimension to her Layout.  The Black and White papers are just lovely with the pop of red.  Outstanding!!!

This  next Layout is so full of amazing artistry,  Potluck Supper by Miki  The blending here is first class and I love the neutrals with the dark contrasting colour with the splatters of white paint.  The word art flows gracefully from the cluster of photos nestled beneath the stitched threadz and beaded word art.  The photos are blended beautifully while keeping the focus on the journaling.  The shadowing makes me want to reach out and touch it! She’s added just the right amount of style and brushes to accent the page and  it all flows so well.  An Absolute Stunning Layout – I Love this!

These are my standouts for today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed and been inspired by them.  As always, the images and titles are linked to the gallery so please take a moment to get a closer look at these pages.  Please take a moment and make the artist day super special by leaving a a comment in their gallery.  Have a Fabulous Weekend – And keep Scrappin’ !!!

Rachael – “Myssp”


February 9th

9 Feb

Happy Friday!!!  – — Kicking off this Friday in the Spirit of the Olympics..   I love and admire the tenacity, dedication and hard work that are behind each and every individual athelete, the spirit of the teams, and the unity of the countries as they come together over these next few weeks.  Giving their ALL and going for Gold!!!!

Well, I have found a few “Gold Nuggets” to share with you as well…..

First off, I so fell in love with this Layout  Just a Glimpse – by Crystal.  This layout was done for the color spot challenge “Olympic Games”.   The Black and White photos just pop right off the page against the fabulous  mix of patterned papers & fabulous brush work – I give it a ” Perfect “10”!


Next up LOVE from IntenseMagic – The Circle rings caught my eye immediately and reminded me of the Olympic Rings – I Really adore this composition,  the colors together are simply delicious!  LOVE the artsy goodness and Title work, the wood background is a perfect backdrop for these precious photos, fabulous Layout!


Playlist by Isa Marks  –  I Love how everything is coordinated.  What a fabulous mix here adding a huge amount of interest to the design of the page.  I love the brushes and how the soft color palette is carried throughout, even to the bottom layer and repeated in the punched holes, awesome journaling and Title Work – perfectly executed,  A gorgeous page!


Next up Bike by rfeewjlj –  Wow!!!  This is so totally amazing, I love how the focus is on the Title Work and the artful photography is subtly added in, gorgeous, gorgeous use of color – LOVE all the way!!!!


This next Layout is just Stunning! You Brought Color   by Rollinchen.    I love the mix of textures in this digital gesso the water colors the geometric shapes and lines are just fabulous, gorgeous Blending –  I just love it!


My last pick of the day is  Project Life Page week 47 from Liz –  This Layout is Just Gorgeous!!!  The simplicity of the fine lines display the photos exquisitely and beautifully capture the awesome use of the word art to enhance this page.  There is a perfect balance between photos and journaling on the page.  Absolute delight of a page!!!

Well,  I managed to keep a circle theme going by pure accident- even down to the last layout with the fabulous wordart.    I really hope you love and get inspired with these as much as I did!  Please leave these awesome artists some love, we all know how much a word or two can make a difference in someone’s day!!!  Just click on the linked name of the LO to get to their gallery.

Have an great weekend!!!!

Rachael ~ Myssp


Finger Pointing – January 18th

18 Jan

Happy Thursday!!!

Wow!!!  So Much Scrap-Awesomeness….. going on already in 2018!!!!

Rachael “MyssP” joining you here, with my first time post here on the GSO Team.  What an honor it is to join with this fabulous team to  showcase some of the most gorgeous  and exciting Layouts from the Galleries.  I hope you get inspired to create some magical pages of your own,  So let’s get started.

My first choice is Pause – by Marleen  This Gorgeous layout is both delicate and artsy. This beautiful color palette,   with soft subtle tones,  textures, blending and brush work  create depth and artistry in this lovely masterpiece.

Next up is Sunday Snuggles by ScrappyHappy 82 – Who could resist these little balls of fur….  The patterned papers and color palette here are just amazing.  I love the use of the chevron paper mixed with the wood grain base and the  added layers of  goodness,  The the use of the layered elements give this page such a great dimension! I would say it is the perfect Sunday snuggle place.


Hugs and Kisses by LorieM – Oh my cuteness, this B&W photo is perfectly layered among all the hugs, kisses and hearts, that heart ribbon is just the perfect touch.  I love the use of the back ground paper and brush work. The layering is absolutely inspiring and draws your eye right into that sweet photo. So much eye candy  – XoXo!!!


Well, well, well, this was just a breath of fresh air This Day by Adrianita – This LO grabbed my attention right away when I saw it in the gallery, A  sunny dream come true – from our frigid -26 degrees,  I would love a day in the sun with these cutie pies.   The blending here is just beautiful, the  brush work, border and color palette are just refreshing  and and I love, love, love the Title work – So Beautifully done.


Well, if it has not been cold enough outside for most of us, I thought I would bring some of that January frost inside….  with this next LO –  January Hoarfrost by Tammielsmith

This  is such a gorgeous photo,   I am so glad  that she filled the page with it!   The snow and ice just sparkle.  The brilliance of the Montana blue sky makes the frosty border just pop off the page & her choice of embellishments are the perfect touch of softness to the coldness of  the  winter chill.  This is such a Beautiful, Clean and Crisp, Winter page.


My last pick of the night is probably my hardest Layout to conquer – “Whitespace”  –  I absolutely loved this gorgeous Layout.

Treasure Under the Snow  by Louso.  This layout  is just fabulously executed.   I love the muted colors on this page, they  work so beautifully together.  Gorgeous, gorgeous layers, with minimal embellishments  and the right amount of brush work, it has a classy and elegant look.  The word art is perfectly positioned and I love that she left the photo unframed.  The soft patterned background paper allow the photo to shine while providing an elegance all of it’s own  –  Just Gorgeous !!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s picks.  Please click on the individual links to leave some love for these amazing artist.

Thanks so much – have a great weekend and enjoy scrappin’!

Rachael ~ MyssP