Finger Pointing ~ February 6, 2023

February already??? How did that happen? I know for me that I was busy with challenges that it just flew by! Now that I’m browsing the galleries – I see that a lot of you were doing the challenges as well! I love the color changes in the galleries and the pages about love that are appearing for Valentine’s Day. Here are a few pages that caught my eye – I hope you like them too!! Both the name and the picture are linked to the gallery I found them in.  Please give them some loving! They deserve it!!

New Beginnings by Jane_Bond07

I was drawn to this page because of the large photo masked so beautifully. I had to click in to see what it was all about. This page has everything: artsy, great photo, meaningful journaling, and wonderful composition! I love how she captured her son “RIGHT NOW”.

Discover Who You Are by Mother Bear

I guess I was drawn to advice to young teens here, but really, this page is so lovely I had to click in and see it! The clusters are beautifully shadowed and crafted, and the photo is made to stand out by making it black and white in a sea of color! The word art is so uplifting and the presentation is flawless. The bokeh background is perfect for this kind of layout!

Nostalgia by Norma

Wow – I DID have a bit of a theme here – young people on their way to adulthood! I just love this page. The masked and blended music, the beautiful flower cluster and the photo all work seamlessly with each other. The colors enhance the photo and I love the touch of blue for a pop of color!

Just Enjoy by TrishD

I love how Trish used a wonderful photo of the cattle and made it still be visible, but slowly disappears behind the fabulous rider. As I continued to look at the page, I saw that she turned the cattle into a sketch near the end!!! What a FANTASTIC effect! Her cluster is simple but wonderfully shadowed and the simple title work is the crowning touch.

Together No More by KarenC

Ok, so I think I would die if I had to give up bread. It’s my comfort food! Karen scrapped this momentous event so wonderfully! The photo looks like it comes from a magazine and the simple cluster and tiny flowers give the page visual interest without overtaking the photo.

Two Scoops by Seniorgal

Have you EVER Seen a page like this?? I haven’t! I absolutely ADORE that she used a pair of perfectly shadowed sun glasses to be her photo frame! The cute sunshine elements on the bottom give it such a beachy feel!! Top notch, my dear!!!!!!!!!

So there you have it. Six pages that caught my eye that I believe deserve some lovin’!!! I’ll Catch you again in a few weeks!! Until then…

 

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – February 5th

Inquiring minds want to know – do you consider Sunday to be the first day of the week, or the last day of the week?  I have calendars that spread the week from Sunday to Saturday and others that spread the week from Monday to Sunday.  I often considered Monday the first day of week because that is the traditional start of the work week in the USA.  Anyways…whether it’s the first day of your week or the last day of your weekend, I hope you are having and excellent Sunday!

The galleries are sure popping today and picking a few standouts was super fast and easy!

Wish Come True by Omlialie

Much love for the neutral papers and doodled elements.  Combined with the circle cut out, photos, and whimsical font – this layout is a dream come true.

Inspiration by Scrap by Irre

I am a fan of the bold color choices with the orangey peaches.  Using a black and white photo is perfect – no chance of colors clashing. This is such a beautiful and romantic layout.

Us by Shunnstergirl

This is a perfect example of how colors POP on a black background. In addition to the fun colors and heart shapes, the photos made me giggle!  I love it when people do not take themselves too seriously.

Artic Tundra by Zippyoh

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are not out of the snow and cold temperatures yet!  This layout is like walking in a winter wonderland!  The three photos with bold title and whimsical elements are perfect compliments to the snowflake filled background.

A Day in the Life by Demma

This layout is exquisite and so well put together.  The baby blue of the title and the little flowers pop on the otherwise neutral colors.  I am so glad this layout drew me in because it has an important message about ticks.  I am so sorry for Scamper’s bad day, but very happy he recovered.

Home Girl by Chaos Lounge

There is so much to love about this layout – from the whimsical heart background, to the large, bold title, and the gorgeous clusters!  This is such an awesome example of a filled page with great flow.  Your eyes are drawn into the title and the little arrow at the top…then work their way down to the little word art “best of friends.”  Bravo!

Thank you for joining me and leaving lots of love in the galleries!  February is the month for love!

Till next time, take care!

Lisa – Armygrl

Finger Pointing- February 4th

Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a fantastic day/night. It’s bedtime in my side of the world. This is Beth a.k.a. kewl_jive bringing you today’s gorgeous standouts.

Enjoy and happy weekend! 😉

A day to remember by ConnectionKeeping
I am loving the stitched template. I love how she filled with photos, elements and the extracted photo on the groom. Beautiful details paired with lovely papers and elements.

Love you more by Jana
Just wow! Love the dreamy feel of the page. I admire this layout and how the veil blended well with the page. Great masking and blending, Beautifully captured shot, simply gorgeous!

Me by rarou47
The photo-less layout is just amazing and the mixed media kit. Beautiful use of clustered elements and the splats here and there to express and showcase her self love. Love all the snippets used here, esp the ” you alone are enough” As Maya Angelou said  “You have nothing to prove to anybody“.  Another Fantastic composition!

Stay inside by Clife
Childhood moments like this are worth-scrapping for and I love seeing pages with memories from the past. Beautiful story behind the photo and how she made the page with beautiful embellishments of snowflakes, sequins and how well it works with the background paper. Well deserved!

Basics love by Cherylny
The yellow background is perfectly used and goes well with all the elements, brushworks and the touch of colors adds beauty to the page. Super love her composition and how playful the page is.

The Season We Are in Live Fully by NAdams
Such a wonderful heritage page and a tribute to her aunt. I always envy people with green thumb skills. Beautifully done with stitches around the page, the framed color photo with different embellishments and the elements around the page. Love the title works too.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my top picks for today. It would be awesome to leave some well-deserved love in the digiland.

Cheers
Beth ^-^

Finger Pointing-February 3rd

I have to say TGIF in my part of the world. It’s been a long week and thankfully the kids sports are wrapped up for the time being. It makes me feel less like I’m running in circles.  How am I relaxing tonight, I’m browsing some galleries.

Viv by marnel

I do love layouts that utilize cut files.  This one definitely wows.  I love that the design is done so well that it really mimics a true hybrid project.  All the clustering and artsy bits are amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stillness | Feb 23 BYOC by lcpereyra

What a stunning and bold layout.  This black & white layout just pops in the gallery.  The shadowing is fantastic and this layout reminds us that February is also about capturing ALL the things we love, not just the people!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art is the Future by Adryane

This color palette caught my eye.  I love the pops of color…..not going to lie, that old tape grabbed my eye too.  I tend to love all things with a vintage/retro vibe and this layout did not disappoint, also love that she converted the butterflies into a sketch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunker Bay by Shannamay

First of all, this beach is gorgeous!!! Take me away to hear!!!  I love the simplicity and clean approach to this design and splitting the photo into multiple frames is always an appeal to me. The stitching on the frames  kinda makes me happy.  I do love some good stitching!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos by Saar

I do love a good art journaling page.  I feel art journaling is one key way to soothe the soul and the mind.  This layout captures so much emotion between the moodiness of the background look  combined with the journaling and then made to look os so appealing with that amazing cluster. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGAD Sketch Challenge by scrappinnewbie

This photo is super adorable.  And I love that this artist combined it with this fabulous patterned/grungy paper.  The colors in the photo play so well with the colors chosen for this layout design and I love all the clusters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  If you get a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!!!

Until next time!

xx-Esther (aka mywisecrafts)

Finger Pointing – February 2nd

Hi all, and happy Thursday (or Friday in other parts of the world). I hope you all are heading in to a fabulous weekend full of all that makes you happy!! I had a snow day from work today, so a little extra time to run around in the galleries and as always I am blown away by the creativity! I hope you enjoy my picks for tonight!

Hello Beauty by Shannamay
How beautiful is this page! I am in love with that gorgeous butterfly photo. It makes me long for spring!! The pop of greenery is just stunning and her title work is amazing! Such a refreshing wonderfully scrapped page!

 

Chase your dreams by scrappydonna
How about this for a stunner! How gorgeous are those colors!! I love the layered photos and tag with the doily peeking out! Her shadow work is absolutely amazing and I am in awe at the depth she created!! Fantastic use of the patterns! So fabulous!!

 

Everyday by bcgal00
I so love the wonderful paper piece layers of this layout! So gorgeous with those amazing patterns and her stunning photo!! Her cluster work is just perfection and I adore all the beautiful birds!! Such a beautiful layout!

 

Black, Blessed & Beautiful by bryanna
Oh my goodness, another stunner!! Those paper layers in black and cream look absolutely amazing with the gorgeous pops of color in the flowers and greenery! Amazing photos and I adore her use of the cards and lovely title work! So perfectly scrapped!!

 

After the Storm by honeyandcheese
This one jumped out at me immediately in the gallery! How amazing is all the black and white and then the pop of the butterfly! I adore her use of the stamps and paint and the additional pop of color in her journaling. Such beautiful emotion!!

 

This or That by KingsQueen82
I could not stop staring at this amazing page! Wow! Those patterned paper strips are fabulous and her cluster work is absolutely stunning!! Could this be any more perfect for that beautiful photo? Her shadow work is perfection and the title is simply gorgeous!

 

And that will do it for me tonight! I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists!! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing – January 30th

Happy Monday!

Let us kick off the week with loads of gallery inspiration!!

I Have a Dream by Aimee Harrison

February is just around the corner, and February is Black History Month in the USA.  What an awesome layout to get the celebrations started! I love the Martin Luther King Jr. graphic and abolitionist Frederick Douglass photo tucked away in that gorgeous cluster.  The clean lines of the page design are superb!

Scraplift Challenge by Mika

I do not know what the reference layout is, but this layout is all sorts of fantastic!  The blending is off the charts and the photo so dreamy!

Reality and Dream by Zotova

What an awesome graphic style layout.  From the apartments at the top, the home icon in the center, and all the way down the page, there are fantastic leading lines!

Wine by Cfile

Wine not?  Wine yes!!!!  I need glasses too!  Oh goodness, this layout gave me such a chuckle!  And it is so well designed with the horizontal flow, arty title and lovely cluster.

Love by CaroRen

Oh my, I am in in LOVE with this arty layout by CaroRen.  So many yummy layers of papers and stacked ephemera.  Great blending too!

Pool Shark 2020 by Kimberly27

The bright blue of the pool table popped out of the galleries at me.  Then upon closer look, I fell in love with the min-clusters and placement of elements.  This is such a wonderful pocket page (no pun intended) – so full of fun photos!

Thank you for joining me in today’s picks!  May you have a lovely and creative week!

Till next time,

Lisa

Finger Pointing – January 28th

Hi!

Happy Saturday (night), sorry I’m so late, I have been out adventuring with my bestie who is here in Tampa visiting.

Smileark – Album Cover

A wonderfully elegant way to start an album. I love the little pops of red and the flow of the wordstrips.

Coady – Colour Pop

I love all the triangles used here, the mix of photo, text and papers is lovely. Red is always a great choice for a colour pop, especially when working with mostly black and white. The minimal use of elements complements the layout really well.

Norton94 – Book and Coffee

I’m a big fan of Krista’s layouts and I always love seeing Scout her adorable dog. I love all the wonderful muted layers here and her use of tabs. The colour palette really makes the photos pop. Gorgeous.

Ana Santos – This is Us

The blending here is just amazing. I can’t tell where the photo ends and the paper starts, just wonderfully done. I love the title work too, really great example of how to mix fonts and alphas to create something eyecatching.

AZK – AJ-Winter Bliss

Hahahaha, love this. I too was not made for winter, so I love her face here as I normally look like this when faced with the cold. I love the circular frame with the charm, evokes memories of a child’s bracelet. Great blending, really making the photo the focus.

crazycat1126 – Home

Such a gorgeous photo. I love the layered, clustered elements anchoring the photo. The colours are wonderful, another example of red as a little pop of colour. The use of wordstrips is so clever and really tells the story of how the scrapper feels about her family.

I hope you liked my little wander through the galleries and will show these talented scrappers some love. Again, sorry for the late hour of my post, but better late than never right!

Claire x