As the yearend holidays draw near, the galleries are exploding with gorgeous seasonal layouts. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

I’ll say goodbye to Thanksgiving with this lovely layout, Gather Together by carrotsails. The photo crops are amazing and I really like the distinctive way she used the variety of frames. She managed to tuck in a few papers and added a number of clusters without overpowering the photos. The photos tell the story in this one.

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The turquoise and gray palette in Decorating for the Holidays by BBE is so serene.  I love all the bits she added to support her theme.  I really like the curled photo and the crop is lovely. The arrows point to the photo and the lace border at the top is the perfect added touch.

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I found more amazing photos in Deck the Halls by Tinkelbel. I suppose it only makes sense that scrappers would be creative in other areas as well, such as decorating for the holidays. The white framing, and slight curl of the photos really makes them pop and the blended photo behind is the perfect backdrop. I really like the way everything is stacked toward the top of the page and the paper blend, as well as the clusters and title work, finish things off in just the right way.

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What a creative way to enlarge and crop a photograph of a Christmas tree, in Let it Twinkle by Deekaa. I imagine it took a fair amount of patience to extract the pine needles. I love the journaling in the wreath and the paper strips bordering top and bottom. Eye-catching simplicity at its finest.

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I’m noticing a theme in my post in the form of outstanding photos and crops and Celebrate December by motherbear showcases some very appealing shots. The combination of the large blended photo with the smaller photo is a technique I find quite engaging.  I really like the way she tucked in so many elements and using the tag to highlight the word art is very creative. I like the blended music border and the circle dates at an angle toward the bottom of the page.

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My last pick is actually the first pick that I made and not at all seasonal. Miss Julia by JennyG67 has beautiful photos just like the other layouts showcased today. Her list of credits is quite long yet she managed to keep her palette to just a few colors. The hot pink is so striking against the gray and the pieces of kraft here and there are the perfect added neutral. I really like the embossed dots on the background paper and the way she used the J as a monogram for her daughter.

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I’ve come to the end of my post and I hope you are enjoying your weekend and find the time to create for yourself. As always, please take a minute or two to click through to the layouts and leave these well deserving artists some love.

3 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – December 3rd

  1. Beatrice, thank you so so much for including my Decorating for the Holidays page in today’s GSO picks. Right now I’m on cloud 9. 🙂

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