Hi everyone! Vicky here with my Gallery Standout post for today, July 4th! Happy Independence Day to all our friends in the USA, hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating! xx It seems my picks for today may have been influenced by the occasion, and you should see or find some red white or  blue, either prominent or subtle, displayed here in my picks. Even being from the UK, July 4th holds a special place in my heart, I have family that live in America and have visited them a few times over the years, on one occasion my Aunt & Uncle took me and my husband to Colonial Williamsburg, where we spent some time learning all about the revolution and the journey of  Americas independence. I really should dig out those photos, scan them and get those memories documented in pages! For now, I’ll just get on with sharing todays Gallery Standouts! xx


land free home brave by Keela I love the triangles scattered on this page, the inclusion of so many patterns and colours, yet so subtle and easy on the eye! The photo and accompanying journaling is wonderful memory keeping of a time and place. I also *heart* the paint, stamping  and stitching on this layout. The pops of red, white and blue, along with the patriotic ribbon bow, really completes the page xx



USA by carollee WOW! The gorgeous blending here is amazing, and those banners are perfectly placed to showcase this beautiful “selfie”! I love the layered effect of the framed photo, the patriotic colours and the delicate grunge to the edges of the page. The story behind this page is fab, I *heart* a page with journaling, what lovely memories to treasure. Awesome memory keeping xx


Delight by NancyBeck How I wish I was splashing around in a pool or sea of water right now, doesn’t this young man look like he is having such a fun time! The subtle watercolour in the background and the spray of ink really sings on this page. I *heart* the pops of yellow mixed in with the nautical red white and blue! The scattered stars and the stapled down sequins really add that finishing touch to the page xx



Lookin’ Good in Sunnyside by dvhoward Awww I love this photo! The line of journaling tells you all you need to know about the story behind it, a simple everyday event that will become a cherished memory as little Vivi grows! I *heart* the torn paper, the paper strips, the large title and the stitching here, all on a gentle yet bold patterned paper. The pops of red and blue look fabulous with the yellow and I always have a soft spot for butterflies xx



Drop anchor with the one you love by MissK

Oh my, just look at that embossed background paper! I love it! Then there is the gorgeous family photo, so adorable! I love the simple, off centre, blocked design of this layout. The pop of gold in the seahorse element on that dark blue journal card really stands out and draws you into the page. I *heart* the subtle splat of paint and the seagulls flying from the page too xx



California by Kacy

I couldn’t resist finding a pocket page for you today, and this one is simply stunning! I love the block of white framed photos, with room left for layers of paper and journaling. I really *heart* the edits to these photos, they look so soft, and they draw you in to examine each one, I also like how Kacy labelled the photos, directly popping the text on each of them! The mix of elements scattered around really is a great finishing touch!



I really hope you enjoyed my selections for todays Gallery Standouts! I had a great time browsing the galleries and leaving these wonderful artists some love, if you’d like to leave them a comment, just click on the title of each page to take you to the galleries xx

I’m off to get some food ready for a BBQ today, whatever you find yourself doing this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful time xx



4 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – July 4th

  1. Oh, my goodness!! I am so delighted to be chosen. Thank you so much. Congrats to all the others. Happy 4th of July 🙂

  2. Thanks so much Vicky for the nice words! I am thrilled that you have chosen my page amidst all the other gorgeous and creative pages. Congrats to all the other artists and happy 4th of July!

  3. Thank you so much for the shout out. What a lovely surprise (admist coming down with the flu) it has brightened my day completely.

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