Finger Pointing – October 3rd

Woohoo!  Did you enjoy Digital Scrapbooking Day festivities?  I sure did!  And with the galleries popping from the love of our craft, I picked a few extra layouts today.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Believe in yourself by SeattleSheri

What a stellar layout by our very own blogger, Sheri!  The star cut out and big full clusters are eye-catching and lovely! And upon closer look, Sheri has an extraction too!  What marvelous skill and an all-around gorgeous layout!

Channeling his inner squirrel by Bellbird

That title is a riot!  And the pictures gives my heart palpitations!  Thank goodness the journaling speaks to safety!  This layout is incredibly fun and energetic. The elements from the little dog to the squirrel to the leaf patterned background create the perfect ambiance for a fall day at the park.

2 Cute 2 Spook by Shunnstergirl

Yay for October and Halloween Cheer! This layout is incredibly cute, and the title is fitting! Much love for the choice in kitty element, reflecting the kitty costume.  No “boo” here, only smiles!

POM is life by Cutiejo1

Our very own bloggers are rocking the galleries with star-studded layouts! I can’t help but pick this one because it brings back memories of when POM was my life too!  The brightly colored stars and the photos are gorgeous!  What a perfect Senior Year layout that will be treasured for years and years to come.

Bozeman Family Wedding by Stephc777

Steph crafted a beautiful layout with the bright pink and blue flowers, papers, and accents. The pink ribbons perfectly frame the layout and keep one’s eyes bouncing from side to side, taking in the phenomenal cluster.   There are gorgeous family photos and fun journaling too.  What a beautiful way to highlight this special day and keep the memories alive.

Sweet Life by Stasianary

Once again, we have cuteness overload with these two!  Converting the photo to black and white is simply perfect – no competing or clashing colors with the rich tones in the elements.  The photo is beautifully blended too!

Every little day is a gift by Jiruska

There is exceptional shadowing and clustering here. But the sweet photo, with the “purrfect” lighting steals the show!  What a lovely reminder that yes, every day is a gift!

Halloween by *Gina*

Wooo….spooky season is here!!  And this layout is delightfully frightful!  Gina makes wonderful use of dark and light, painting a picture of a moon-filled sky!  The pattern of the tree and pattern of the lace sleeve mesh so well and help lend to the illusion of the model bursting through the paper.

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo by Madi

Ha!  What a perfect and fun way to end today’s pick – with something a little witchy and whimsical!  This gal sure has me smiling! And the addition of the little red flowers help lead the eyes up the page to the extra funny word art.

Have a good week, ya’ll!

Till next time.

Lisa (Armygrl)

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – October 1st

Happy Saturday and more importantly, Happy DSD!! I hope that you all are getting a chance to enjoy all the fun and festivities all over digiland this weekend!! I cannot wait to jump in and play later tonight and probably all day tomorrow!! But let me tell you, this is simultaneously the most amazing and most challenging day to be browsing the galleries for standouts. Every single layout I have seen could easily be in this space! The talent of our community never ceases to amaze me. It took me a good long while to narrow down my choices for today, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!

 

She Saw by Sokee
How lovely is this page! I adore the gorgeous white space and those stamps *swoon*!! Beautiful use of the word art and such a gorgeous photo! The bit of greenery and pop of pink in that little flower are so perfect!! This is so creative and wonderfully scrapped!!

 

Forest Treasures by veer
I am in love with the gorgeous painty background of this page!! The photos are so lovely and I adore the beautiful cluster she has created! The bits of greenery and florals are all so perfectly placed! I love the added stitching and great word strips!! Such a lovely page!

 

Boo! by sylvia
Oh my goodness! This one jumped out at me immediately from the gallery!! How cool and creative is this page!! Amazing extraction and shadow work! I love the brush work on the background and the pop of color in the title is so fun!! The dangling spider is perfection! This is one fantastic page!!

 

Me, Always by tlowe
How beautiful is this layout?! I adore her beautiful design on the edges of the page!! Fantastic layers and gorgeous color combination showcase her photos so beautifully!! Wonderful use of the stamps and paint as well!! So perfectly scrapped!!

 

RE_WitchyVibes_lo by hichchei
I am a lover of all things witchy and this is such a fabulous page!! That floral background paper is stunning and her cluster work could not be more perfect! I love that she used the paint behind it all and how everything just pops off the page!! Fabulous work!!

 

Yesterday by bcgal00
This one is most definitely a stunner of a page!! Talk about some amazing layers!! I adore her use of the paints and beautiful stamps!! The butterflies and title work are just stunning! The added bit of stitching and ribbon is perfect! Such a beautifully creative layout!

 

And that will do it for me today!! I hope that you all have a fantastic DSD weekend and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists and many others! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing- September 28, 2022

Hello all! It’s Addie (agoymerac) here with today’s shout outs! It is always such a pleasure to look through the galleries–so many amazing layouts out there!!

The first page that caught my eye was “SSL” by kaclink. Absolutely gorgeous blending and layering on this page! Wow!

Next, “October” by rarou47 is so artsy and cool! Great use of elements and what a fun photo!

Next, “Keep Going” by Kendra is so fresh and fun…. I love the rainbow with the words and the clever photo she used!

Next, “Mum and Lucky” by carollee has so much great dimension that I was sure it was a paper page. Special journaling is the icing on the cake!

Next, “GDSO” by broomy has such striking elements, particularly with the dripping ink. I really love how she split up the single photo in 3 frames!

Finally, “A walk in the woods” by sharonb put a smile on this nature lover’s face! Darling elements and that wood grain paper…..finished off with a great photo that makes me feel relaxed!

Thanks so much for reading. Please pop into the galleries and give my shout outs some love! Have a wonderful day. -Addie

Finger Pointing – September 27th

Hello scrappers and Happy Tuesday.  I hope you’re all having a good week and I don’t know about you but I’m always happy when Monday is over.  I feel like I can make it now – haha.  How would you like to see the picks that I have for you today?  It’s never easy to choose six projects from all of the galleries around Digi-land, but here’s what I have for your viewing pleasure today.

Adorable by Ann06

This image is stunning!  The blending is wonderful, and I adore the different shades that are captured here.  The butterfly and the grunge along the side are the perfect touch to this beautiful page.

Spider Lilies by Carlaw

I love lilies of any kind.  The two different sized photographs are beautifully placed on the subtle blended background and the journaling is the perfect addition to this lovely page.

Birds of a Feather by Faerywings

This page is simply magical, and I was drawn to it, immediately.  The gold star, with the handing charm couldn’t be more perfect.  I love the touch of red on the page, too.  This is the perfect fantasy-style page.

Pumpkin Browsing by jmgesi

This page makes me want to run right out and buy my pumpkins.  I adore the white pumpkins and these photographs are so wonderfully arranged on the page.  The small, framed picture and the title make this page sheer perfection!

Macintosh Creek by mary-lynne

First of all, this photograph is just wonderful!  It’s set off, perfectly, by the beautifully blended background and the lovely leaves and fall elements frame the photograph perfectly!

 

 

Art Journal 101 by onaponakookt

This is the perfect example of an art journaling book page.  I love this book style, with the spirals and the layered edges showing.  The little elements at the side of the book are a perfect touch and the blending on the page is superb.

That will do it for me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my selections   I’ve tried to mix it up a bit and have chosen some different styles.  Be sure to take a minute and leave these artists some love by clicking on the name of the project.  That will take you directly to their project in the appropriate gallery.

Keep on scrapping and filling the galleries with beauty.

Cheryl

 

Finger Pointing – September 26

Hi all, and Happy Monday!! I hope that everyone’s week is off to a fantastic start! I have mixed feelings about Mondays. I tend to dread the start of a full week, but it’s also the one day where not so much needs to be done around the house because I mostly got caught up over the weekend. That fact has also given me a little extra time to browse the galleries this evening!! Just a little heads up as we are ending September and heading in to October that our bloggers have a super full month coming up. We have bloggers getting married, renewing their vows, moving, and all kinds of exciting things! So if you notice that our posts are a little scattered, know that it’s just a busy season for all of us! Thanks for understanding and I hope you enjoy my picks for this evening!

 

09temp-thisweek by michelepixels
I always love seeing glimpses in to scrappers’ everyday lives through weekly pages! This is such a fun and creative layout! I love the stitching around the photos and her beautiful brushwork. The title is just fantastic and it looks like a really lovely week!! Wonderfully scrapped!

 

A walk in the neighbourhood by Outdorry
This is such a fun page!! I just love the patterned circles with those stunning photos!! I adore how the circle design is mimicked in the stamp on the background!! Wonderful use of the stitching and journaling path! Such a lovely page!!

 

Cherish by Thuria
I am so in love with her beautiful use of white space on this page!! The paint and pop of blue is so lovely, as is that sweet photo!! Fantastic use of the greenery and sweet tags!! This is such a wonderful layout!!

 

Golden Memories by Romajo
How gorgeous are all the pops of gold in this page! This one is such a stunner! I adore her use of all the beautiful patterns and her clusters are just amazing! Such sweet photos and such a perfectly scrapped page!

 

Helping Hands by bred1269
This one jumped right out of the gallery at me! I absolutely adore the gorgeous greenery on the background and those amazingly sweet photos! One of my favorite childhood memories is helping my grandmother snap beans! This is such a beautiful memory and layout!!

 

Time in a Bottle by Amandajk
How stunning is this layout!! I adore her beautiful design and all the gorgeous word art!! The photos are stunning and how cool is the glass bottle full of watches and clocks! Fantastic title work and I just love that gorgeous added butterfly!!

 

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

Finger Pointing – September 23rd

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week and that you’ll manage to get some scrapping time in over the next couple of days. And if there’s anybody working over this weekend… you’ll get some time off for yourself in the week, right? Whenever “your time” is, enjoy it! I’ve picked up lots of inspiration as I’ve checked out the galleries today, here are a handful, I hope they inspire you too.

Pages with heartfelt and candid journaling are among my favourites and Hello to a New Season by tracermajig shows off this style beautifully. I love how light and bright this piece of work is and the floral cluster is gorgeous. All in all, a perfectly balanced page!

Another page with great clustering is Fall Vibes by MishSpar. The main detail of the page sits neatly along the vertical line where the two background papers are stitched together and is nicely nestled against the brushwork that reminds me of fallen leaves. Such a great design!

I love the “moodboard” look of Family is Everything by maskyra. Delicate patterned paper and all the small details add to the softness of the page, showcasing the images beautifully. So, so pretty!

Automne 2022 by DomiD has been created with such texture and shadowing and I love the pops of warm orange with the more neutral shades. If a page was ever wall-worthy, this one is it… it’s just fabulous!

Changing up the tones for an Autumnal page is Lady Rain by nibylandia-11. The unusual colour palette is so pretty and the watercolour backdrop and raindrops support the story. Simply delightful!

Wrapping up my post today is Chilly by LidiaG. I love the textured backdrop and the neat composition of the horizontal design that, together with the lovely cluster, makes this page a standout! It’s amazing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these standouts and that they inspire you to create a page or two of your own. When you have a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing September 22, 2022

Hello, my fellow digi scrappers!!! I hope this day finds you well!! I have been a bit of a bi-scrapper lately, so it’s been fun to see the pages in the galleries to remind me of just how much I love scrapping digitally!! I do not have the “real paint” skill down yet, so it was a really comforting feeling to dive back into my “home” of digi-scrappers! You all inspire me so much!!!! Also, did you feel it… the first touches of fall?? I did last night as we walked our doggies. I cannot WAIT for pumpkins, leaves, cool breezes, and…whatever Fall I’ll get here in the desert. LOL

So enough of me blabbing – let’s get to the reason we are here: FABULOUS LAYOUTS!!!

Mary Kate “Grade One” 

This little gem just made me smile!!!! I love how she used her group photo in the middle and made everything look like it was laid down on a flat surface! The colors are great for a heritage page, and I love the newsprint framed school and the great paint splatters.  This gives me ideas on how to scrap my younger days as I have pictures just like that! Great job!!!

Kim Pay “Embrace the Change”

This page has so much textural goodness here!! I love her thick gesso splashes and the way she used a mask to center those beautiful fall trees, yet make it feel like it’s painted onto the gesso! The cute little flower cluster is a wonderful touch, as is the text underneath. The title tops off it’s greatness with that FABULOUS font for the word “Change”.

MaureenReynolds “New Adventures”

Ok, this page literally made my heart beat faster! It is the cutest thing EVER!!! I love how she portrays the love of a father, and the love of his daughter back in this one simple photo! The blending is great, the colors she chose are perfect, and I love the text strip cluster. She has such wonderful texture in her background, and I love the ghosted paper roses.

Gina “Let Me Tell You a Story”

This page by Gina is a stunner! She really has the knack for clean and simple, yet artsy as well!!! I love all the scribbles in the background and the ghosted text behind the ECU photo. I really like the splash of pink with the flair and the roses, and the SKU strip was a great addition.

Sara Horton “Pines of Rome”

Ok, as a Christmas junkie I fully admit to clicking on this because it looked Christmas-y! However, I find it beautiful in its own right!!! Then I looked deep into her journaling and found that this was at the Villa Borghese, a place in Rome that I have been to!! I love the pine cluster and the wonderful acorns and pine cones, and the touch of the ribbons behind the cluster. Her shadowing is wonderful and the hanging stars are a great touch!

Mother Bear “This is Us”

Have you ever seen a happier page with families???? I absolutely ADORE the different poses of the photos and how she used a photo treatment for a sketch for the big photo. The colors are fun and striking, and her little clusters all over are impeccably shadowed. BRAVA!!!!

Well, I guess our time is over for now. Have an amazing day and I’ll catch you again in a few weeks!!! Please take a few moments and give these ladies props on their pages. The names and photos are linked to their gallery where you can leave comments.