Happy Saturday everyone!  Here it is the last weekend of summer and my family spent the day on the boat and enjoying the beach.  The perfect way to unwind after a long week of post Hurricane Irma drama.  My heart goes out to all those affected by the storm and especially those that still don’t have power! Today I found some fabulous layouts that give us a hint that Fall is just around the corner…I personally cannot wait for cooler weather!!  On to today’s picks….

The first layout I’m highlighting is ps i love you by scrappurple.  There is so much on this layout to love!  I was first drawn in to the fabulous title work. I just love the cut out paper with the wire words over it. So creative!  I also really love the choice of the papers for the stitched squares.  All those colors look amazing with the black and white photo.  The little pop of teal in the flower and around the page really stands out.  I just love how this all pulled together. What a gorgeous page!

Next up is Back In The Routine by Dalis.  I really love the use of the white space on this layout. It helps you focus in on the perfect little photo, element combo that Dalis has created.  I love the perspective of the photo and how well it goes with the journaling.  They work together beautifully to tell the story.  The elements are purposeful and are just right to help tell the story and accent the photo.  The shadows are spot on and make everything look just like it’s sitting there on a piece of paper – so well done!  Finally I love the little pop of yellow and blue in the background. It goes perfect with her daughter’s jersey.  What a great everyday and slice of life layout!

This next layout by marijke titled Go for a walk is beautiful representation of how to use a huge photo to create a beautiful page.  She created this for a lens flare challenge.  I love the overlays she used here to make this look so amazing. I also love the title across the top.  This page is simple, but it’s perfect in every way!

EllenT’s layout Sweater Weather highlights that Fall is on it’s way!  I love her use of photos with non-traditional angles. Up close photos of things that make you feel like Fall.  This mixed with her fabulous cluster of flowers and ric rac really centers the page.  I love the use of the crazy stitching and the ink spatter to make this feel a little more fun. Finally the amazing title work.  I love how she used the word art to create such a fun look!

Another Fall themed layout caught my eye, 2012 Autumn Alex and Conner by lowan is a lovely mix of fall and fun.  I love the playfulness of the background paper and the fox images. So cute!  Then the adorable photos; these kids looks like they are having so much fun!  Everything comes together beautifully with the amazing clusters.  The layered papers at the bottom really anchor the page. This is such a well put together page! I love every little detail!

My final pick for today is a little good bye to summer called Island House by Beatricemi . The gorgeous blue color is what first caught my eye.  I love all the different things going on in this layout! The fun shapes in the background help move your eye around the page.  Then the word strips to help tell the story.  I love that the scrapper mixed in a journal card and a little cluster and even a banner, yet the sizing is perfect to keep this feeling clean. The grouping and placement of the title is awesome – love the look of this and it’s something I’mo going to have to try myself. What a soothing looking page!

I hope you enjoyed my choices for today!  I hope everyone enjoys these last few official days of summer, but honestly aren’t we all excited that Fall is coming??? I think so!


6 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – September 16th

  1. Thanks so much Julie!!!! I am back to being extra caffeinated. Did you noticed that I am drinking iced coffee at an ice rink? LOL!!! People look at me like I am growing another head!

    — Dalis

  2. Dear Julie, thanks so very much for including my page in today’s lovely gallery standouts, It is such an honor and I appreciate the nod.

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