Finger Pointing – December 2nd

The temperatures are cold, and the wind carries a bite.  Days are getting ever shorter and nights ever longer.  But the magic of the season is blossoming with ice crystals, snowflakes, ever green trees, and things that make us feel comfortable and warm, like a nice hug, a sweater, or a cup of hot chocolate.  Magic is in the air and this season seems to draw out a special kind of creativity.

Hugs by Keepscrapping

Yes, the cuddle is real when its super cold outside.  But the rosy cheeks and crisp, blue sky are delightful.  So are the wreath design and ginger snap cookies.

 

Hot Chocolate by dotcomkari

Mmmm…our very own blogger Kari crafted the yummiest of layouts!  The layers are so delightful and the warm colors are comforting and rich. I adore the sprigs of pine poking out here and there, adding to the feel of seasonal magic.

 

By Your Side by Roxana

What a lovely layout with exquisite shadows.  There is such a dimensional look here, it seems as if one could reach in and pluck out a flower.

 

Bricolage December by Jcaruth910

That icy blue color pops from the gallery!  I am ever the fan of collage art and mixed media and this layout ticks so many boxes – great design, great colors, interesting focal point.  Bravo on this magnificent piece of art.

Crafty And I Know It by Skinospot

Ha, ha!  I could not pass up this layout.  Sometimes my craft room gets so messy with supplies I can no longer craft!  Much love for this whimsical and fun layout.  I am such an admirer of “full” creations (not something I excel at).

 

Good Times by Oldenmeade

And we are back to winter magic!  There is something about this layout that makes me look closer and closer for Peter Pan…. seems like he should be flying about!  Gosh, this layout has dreamlike qualities.

 

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

Here is to making magical and flying!  Happy December.

Till next time,

Lisa (Armygrl)

Finger Pointing – December 1st

Hi all, and happy first day of December! Are we ready for all the festivities of the holiday season? I am not! I guess I better start thinking about it anyway. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas in a school is a little chaotic, but fortunately I was able to come home on time today and take a little bit to browse the galleries. I hope you enjoy the fabulous layouts I chose to share this evening!

 

1 december by veer
Tis the season to start documenting December!! Are you doing a December project? I can’t wait to get started on mine and gorgeous layouts like this one make me even more excited! How stunning is this page for the first! What an absolutely lovely cluster! I love the gold and her wonderful use of the stitching! Amazing work

 

December This or That 14b by JillW
It may be the start of December, but this is where I much rather be!! What gorgeous photos and I love her amazing design! The wood background is absolutely perfect for all those amazing beach and floral elements!! I love the addition of those gorgeous papers!! So beautifully done!

 

317098715_10160293929024670_4204867705838406324_n.jpeg by tinekereinders
Isn’t this just so lovely!! I adore her beautiful blending work on that precious photo!! I also love the combination of stamped tree and dimensional greenery! The flowers and pinecone are gorgeous!! This is just a really stunning page!

 

Cozy Christmas by jnac916
I just love this so much!! It is such a cozy page! I love the layered background papers and that pattern on top is so beautiful! Such sweet photos and I adore how she used different bits of framing! Her clusters are gorgeous!! So perfectly scrapped!!

 

For my last couple of picks, I couldn’t resist sharing some beautiful hybrid projects! These are definitely making me want to do a little crafting for the holidays!!

Gift Card bags by mocamom
How adorable are these! I just love this for gifting cards and I have quite a few for this year! The patterns she chose are absolutely perfect! I now these gifts will be loved!!

 

December Documented – the tree by er_creates
I am totally in love with this book style of documenting December!! One day I hope to have the time to put in to creating something like this! Her photos are absolutely fantastic and I love the element pieces she used! So fun and so creative!

 

And that will do it for me today! I hope you 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: Nov 30th, 2022

Good evening everyone, Kari here. Wow! Can you believe it is the last day in November already? Where has this month gone? Winter has decided to show its face here in Wisconsin we have seen some snow the last few days, and oh golly gosh the cold that has come with it! Today’s high was a whole 22 degrees! (brrrrr!!) talk about brutal! Perfect hot chocolate and snuggle weather!  Has made me consider buying the kids new gloves and hats as gifts for the Holidays. How is the weather around where you are? has the brutal cold hit you yet? have you seen snow flurries?

My first selection of the night has a wintery vibe. I found this beauty over at the Lilypad.

oh so quiet winter by LoveItScrapIt

I love her little cluster with the photo of her all bundled up nice and snug and warm! and than the pretty tree cluster on the bottom! And how she did the title on a tilt to line up with the lines of the background! perfectly brilliant!

My second beauty of the night I found over at Pickle Berry Pop. I went again with the wintery theme!

Comfort-Warmth by Renée

I love how she used the photo mask to include the photo of the sweetest little girl! and the scatter of snowflakes all around on the pretty background of greens and blues! With the cluster it just makes for the perfect page!

For my next selection I made my way over to the Sweet Shoppe where I found this amazing stunner!

Christmas Time by mrsashbaugh

OMG the cluster work on this is breathtaking! and I love all the photos she used! and the different shades of blue with whites and ivorys just pop! Such a stunner of a page! Amazing work!

My last and final entry of the night comes from Oscraps. Again I followed with the winter theme and found this fun layout showing off some snowy fun!

Snowboards by *sylvia*

    I been a long time admirer of Sylvia’s work! I adore her out of bounds work here on the photo! and how she repeated the snowboarder in color and than again in black and white! Really draws a punch! And how the snowy ground seems to go across the page! simply fantastic work!

    Thank you all for joining me tonight! I hope you all stay warm! See you all in Dec! Take care!

    Kari

    Finger Pointing – November 28th

    Hello all, I hope your week has started off well. It’s a little chilly my side of the world and I was struggling to get warm tonight but as you may have guessed, a stroll through the galleries has warmed my heart. Here’s a handful of eye candy for you!

    I love the watercolour look of NBK_IMAGINE_AB_LO1 by Ann060606. It’s such a pretty page with dreamy blending, brushwork and delicate tones. And what’s not to love about a bag full of blooms and grasses?! Just gorgeous!

    This Year by biancka is so eye-catching with its plentiful layers. The subdued backdrop and cluster of black and white images allow the great mix of elements to pop, adding great contrast and depth. A really unusual ‘year in review’ page… I absolutely love it!

    PBP_November-Mystery-Box by LidiaG is a page with terrific vertical design with subtle change of colour horizontally. Such a pretty floral cluster to the left and I love the use of the multiple frames over the photo! So creative!

    A big photo and big word art always make for a striking page and You Are My Everything by bbe is a fine example. Love the blended backdrop and sweet photo… this page needs nothing more and is so magazine worthy!

    I love the message provided by the paper strips on Dream Big by EvelynD2 and the pink/blue/brown colour palette works so well with the sweet trio of images. Great brushwork, blending and framing bring this page together perfectly. Wonderful!

    Lucky Girl by Meibritt is a page full of energy and life and colour! Love the repetitive word art that’s broken up by the chunks of patterned paper, embellishments and title work, and how the ribbon twist draws the eye to the photo which is in complete contrast to the word art, apart from the title work. A delightful, carefree page!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed the artwork I’ve brought to you today. You know what you need to do… click on the links and leave a comment or two! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

    Finger Pointing – November 27th

    Happy Sunday! In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I’m featuring a double edition of GSO since the gallery is so fully goodies! 

    Hello 2022, Goodbye 2022 by Vrielinkie

    Merry Homemade by LivyBug

    2022 Newsletter Page 1 by garrynkim

    Happy fall by ajm

    Joy by AnaSantos

    Be that girl by Annsofie

    Birthday in London Town by christellevandyk

    Most Wonderful December by Gina

    Cherish these moments by cutiejo1

    Simplicity by MrsPeel

    Tata Françoise et ses filles pourson anniversaire by myla

    Waffles | December 2021 by Heidi Nicole

    Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to leave these amazing artists some love on their layouts by following them to the gallery using the linked titles!

    xoxo Sheri (SeattleSheri)

    Finger Pointing – November 25th

    Happy Friday evening, everyone!! I hope that those of you who celebrated had an amazing Thanksgiving and made so many great memories. And to those of you who braved Black Friday, my hats off to you! I hope you scored some fabulous deals! I had a really quiet day which was super nice for a change and I had a little extra time to browse the galleries. I hope you enjoy the beautiful pages I found to spotlight today!

     

    DD by marnel
    What an absolutely amazing December Daily page! Oh my gosh, I am in love with all her amazing layers! The greenery and florals are beautiful and so perfectly tucked in to the pockets. I really adore the different stars and fun little element touches! Gorgeous page!

     

    2018 | Miss My Peggy by Iowan
    How stunning is this page! Such a beautiful tribute! Her blending and use of the paints is such a lovely effect and the dimensional elements are absolute perfection. This is so beautifully scrapped and such a powerful page. So very lovely!

     

    Avalon by LynnG
    How sweet is that photo and the tone is so beautiful with the gorgeous colors in the page! I absolutely love her work with the stamped and painted elements! the little banner is such a perfect touch! So beautifully scrapped!

     

    In Review by alinalove
    What a lovely set of photos!! I love the ledger paper background and pencil! So creative! Beautiful pops of color in the flowers, ribbons, and scatters! Such a gorgeous and creative design! I absolutely love the vintage feel!

     

    Morning Chores by bred1269
    These photos are just the sweetest! What an adorable little helper!! Her layers are just amazing! I love the greenery, lace and paper pieces. The pops of pink tie in with the photo so perfectly!! The string is such a wonderful touch! So very pretty!

     

    Play in the Snow by faerywings
    This page is just an absolute stunner! First of all, the photo is the sweetest, and her cluster work is so amazing! I am madly in love with the bits of white with the pops of blue and red. The misting along the edges is so lovely as well! Just perfectly scrapped!

     

    And that will do it for me today! I hope you 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-November 24th

    Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate this day.  I just wanted to pop into everyone’s inbox and let you all know that I’m thankful for each and everyone of you, for all the fabulous designers and all the amazing forums that allow us to connect, share, inspire and become better people not only in our art but in our everyday life.  This community we have is truly amazing, just know, you are appreciated!!

    While this month has been a tad crazy for me, I’m hoping to sit down and do a little scrapping right after I share some inspiration with you!

    Warm Time by nibylandia-11

    This color palette is gorgeous and does remind me of a chilly day with a hot cup of tea.  I love the layering and all the blending and the clustering is superb!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Christmas Card #3 by MaggieMae

    How gorgeous is this?  I love the use of the paints and the layering with the ephemera!  I feel like  this should be an actual card vs a digital card.  I love the use of the bow layered in the middle.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    jelonek by Magnolia

    This is just wow!!!! the photo is gorgeous and the all the clustering and layering is just gorgeous!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Meeting Santa by MommaTrish

    I love the staggered/stair stepped diagonal flow.  The layering is gorgeous!!  This color palette is equally as gorgeous!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    rjefferies-shinebright-blog by SharonB

    This is a gorgeous artsy Christmas layout.  I love the kraft paper look with the white.  The word art/title is the perfect complement to this layout!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    and wrapping up tonight, I have YourOwnMadness by our very own armygrl (Lisa)

    I love the predominant black and white design with that pop of red.  Stunning composition with some vintage/retro vibes!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hope you enjoyed my picks for tonight.  Enjoy time with your family and fiends and have fun with some Black Friday Shopping!!!

     

    Until next time,

    Esther (mywisecrafts)