Hello from the UK! It’s Vicky here with my 1st ever Gallery Standout picks! I’m so excited to be guesting as a part of the GSO team! I absolutely LOVE browsing the scrapbooking community and galleries to admire all the wonderful creations, artwork and memory keeping that can be found there! This week has been a crazy one for my family, with my son being diagnosed last Friday  with mild/low risk appendicitis! Thankfully a course of antibiotics has cleared that up, he is no longer suffering and today he is back to school! So this morning I have been able to relax in front of the laptop with a big mug of coffee, and just breathe! It’s been so much fun, and so difficult at the same time to pick 6 projects to “finger point” today! Here they are, I hope you love them as much as I do xx

DISCOVERY by wombat146

OH MY! This just jumped out at me  from the gallery, the amazing sketched edit to the photo, and the aged appearance really POPS! Then there is so much more to take in, I love the splashes of bright pink and orange paint, the stitching and tucked in ephemera under torn and worn papers. the first time I looked at this I just wanted to reach out and feel  the page! Amazing art work and great depth and texture! I simply love this page xx



Digi dARES by thimbleberrie

If you haven’t already noticed, I *heart* paint! The fresh and bright green paint on this page really pulled me in, but there is so much more to admire! The tape and ink as well as the stamped title work and handwriting font really is fabulous! As well as appreciating the scrapbooking talents of thimbleberrie, I can also really relate to the subject matter! with 3 cats of our own we are forever hovering the rug, sweeping the floor and brushing down our clothes, cleaning wet nose prints from the windows and countless of other tedious jobs, but we love them as part of the family, and wouldn’t change them for the world xx



Week 19 Left by mimisgirl

This year I have fallen in love with pocket style scrapping, I am often in the galleries looking for inspiration and mimisgirl’s pocket pages are always catching my eye! This one is no different! Her black and white photos are stunning, and she mixes them so well with colour! This particular page really captures my attention with the varying sizes and angles of her photos. Her memory keeping is fantastic, just look at the kids being captured in day to day activities, the documenting of a power cut and artwork/crafts in progress! To see the other side of this 2 page spread for week 19 click here xx




Ur Biggest Fan by KellyM

Yes, I also *heart* black & white photos, and this one also speaks to me! Football (soccer) is a sport my son really enjoys! KellyM captured a great image here and its great to see it taking the main stage on this layout, I love action shots and this one is perfect! The cluster in the right hand corner looks to me like a fantastic artistic interpretation of the ball going in the net! But there is more! Just look at those chevrons, the wonderful mix of papers, the wordart strips, stitching and even a splash of paint! Everything is just Wonderful xx

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kind by zizazzi

I am often in awe of people that can create eye-catching clean and simple pages, zizazzi has created such a page right here! The off white background allows the papers she chose, to go with her photos, the chance to shine! I love the pops of black and green! The movement shown in the various action shots and fun photos of a boy being a typical boy transcend into the page with the circles of photos and papers being slightly off kilter. This layout is part of a 2 page spread, to see the other side, which is just as stunning click here xx


Epic Road Trip by kim517

This page first grabbed my attention due to the amazing layering and clustering! Stunning right?! Once I opened the thumbnail in the gallery and got the full picture, I was blown away even more! “Epic” is the word! 2169 miles through 9 states in 11 days! WOW!! The  journaling and memory keeping here is simply awesome! A page that will be treasured for years to come, I’m pretty sure it is, or is going to be, a part of a much bigger project documenting this amazing road trip! I’m also thinking that this being my 1st ever post for the GSO blog, the fact I came across this page was fate! On a visit to family in the USA over 10 years ago, we drove from Virginia Beach (VA) to Washington DC with a stop off at Williamsburg on route! So thank you kim517 for refreshing my memory of a wonderful trip and time spent with my American family xx




That’s all from me today, seriously I could easily pick another 6 pages, the talent in the scrapping community is amazing! Thank you for joining me today, and please if you have time, head on over and leave these lovely and talented people some love in the galleries xx I’ll be back at the end of the month for another round of finger pointing xx


7 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – May 22

  1. hey hey hey!!!!!!!!!!! welcome on board !!!!!!!! LOVE this post!!!!!!
    gorgeous pages, Congrats everyone, amazing work!!!!!!!

  2. Welcome aboard, Vicky! LOVED your choices, every single one of them! AND your comments on each one! HUGE congratulations to all of the Standouts!

  3. THANK YOU Vicki! yay! so excited and honored to see my page picked here! doing a little happy dance!! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the pick, that was quite a surprise! And yes, that layout is the beginning of a whole project of pictures of the trip!

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