Happy Holidays Everyone! After much consideration, I have decided this will be my last Gallery Standouts blog post. I have thoroughly enjoying being on this fantastic team the past several years, but I need to shift some of my time commitments in the coming new year. I do have some gorgeous and exciting layouts to share with you today, so let’s get started. I hope you get inspired to create some holiday pages in the coming weeks.

Kind or Creepy? by zlemon

First of all, that title grabbed my attention and I was looking at this Santa Claus! Be sure you read the journaling to find out. I do love the beautiful vintage feel to this page with the colors, the old fashioned Santa and the postmarked letter.  The pops of red are beautiful too and the blending is gorgeous.

12th Day of December by tammielsmith

Oh how I love this December page! This artist shared not only a special memory, but also a special fudge recipe. I adore this page design with the cluster in the top left corner and then the series of photos at the bottom right. It’s well-balanced and leaves plenty of space for that yummy recipe! She also used beautiful, vintage papers and colors, perfect for an old family recipe.

Snowy 2017 by cfile

I love how this photo is framed; very eye catching. The branches on either side are beautiful and keep the photo grounded. The subtle colors throughout this page are so tranquil and I feel as if I could walk with that subject in the snow. I also like that blocked title underneath the photo with the journaling beside it. A snowy overlay completes this lovely winter page.

Dear Santa by *gina*

What a delightful page this is! I adore the colorful background and all of the sparkles! This color palette is a mix of traditional with contemporary, which works beautifully here. The photo is adorable and I love the little Santa cluster in the top corner of the frame. That blended title is the perfect compliment to this holiday page!

Cuddles by Anita

Oh my goodness, this is so sweet! The large photo is adorable and I love the perspective looking out the window. The little girl and the cat sure look cozy cuddled up together on that fuzzy blanket. The vertical word art is amazing and the colors really tie in with the cat’s fur. Love that! A very warm and special page!

challenge 6 by veer

This layout was done for an “all about me” challenge and I think this artist created a stunning page! The photo of her with her camera, photographing on the ground, really shows how a photographer has to work sometimes to get that perfect shot. The vintage edit and muted colors on this page work beautifully together. I love the simple cluster and brush work on one side of the frame and also the deep shadows. The word art is blended in perfectly and captures the essence of this photo.

I leave today my friends, with much gratitude and appreciation for the past several years as a contributing team member. It has truly been a pleasure. I wish all of you the very happiest of holidays and nothing but the best in 2018! I know I will still see many of you in the galleries; that won’t change. I hope some of these layouts today will be inspiring to you and that you save back some scrapping time for yourselves. Thanks to all of you!



10 thoughts on “Finger Pointing-December 13th

  1. Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for choosing my page Jana! I was just playing today and just finished making it!! Wow! Thank you so very much!!!

    Christa (cfile)

  2. You will be missed. But hope you have fun whatever you’ll do. Thanks so much for selecting my art, I’m in such good company too. Happy Holidays!

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