You guys!  Heidi Nicole here with my first post of the year…  what a whirlwind couple months it’s been… and January is already over half over!  It’s cold and snowy here in Kentucky, and I am already looking forward to warmer weather, longer days, and open windows.  But, to be honest, this is the perfect weather to brew a hot cup of coffee or tea, and snuggle up to look at the galleries, or create a project.  The galleries are full of beauties and the challenges are in full swing in all the shops… so let’s get at it!

hello winter by Lynnette

This photo.  It absolutely deserves to be front and center, and indeed it is!  Such a gorgeous photo for this style of layout, and the way it fades into the paper is so gracefully done.  The choices Lynnette makes on this layout are spot on.  The monochromatic colors, the minimal elements, the perfectly sized title, and the simple yet effective journaling…  All in all, this layout is stunning and it is an inspiration!

I Live Here by RJMJ

The bright colors of this layout immediately caught my eye.  Once you start really looking at this piece of art, you will be amazed at all the details.  I love the different sections and how they flow together.  The word strips and flair help guide the eye and the journaling is perfectly placed.  The graphic style is carried throughout and all the elements truly make me want to go on that journey!

Rise and Shine by AmandaJ

I think I actually said ‘wow!’ out loud when I saw this layout while cruising the galleries!  It’s one of those that is so simple, yet absolutely dramatic and fun.  The black and white background with the title is the obvious focal point, but then your eye travels to those cute photos!  Amanda chose super cute and simple accents to go along with the dramatic background…  It’s pretty much fabulous and it makes me happy!

Busy by LisaMT

So, this one just amazes me!  There are so many details and they are perfectly placed.  The big cluster at the bottom is spot on and balances the project… oh, and those shadows!  The pen that is layered in the cluster completes the feel of the layout.  She is indeed going to be busy, and what a fun way to document it!  Love this!

2021 by scrappurple

I love layouts that look back on special memories… and this one is so well put together it makes my heart sing!  The stitching is such a fun addition… and all the different patterns dispersed throughout the photos are beautiful.  The little clusters balance the page while all the other little elements add depth and interest.  Such a wonderful layout!

Moody Blues by justpattyanne

Sometimes, ya just need to scrap the not so happy things in life.  If therapeutic and cathartic.  This is a lovely photo-less layout that speaks volumes.  The actual design of the page is amazing, and the pendant and cluster adds a bit of whimsy to a dramatic page.  I know we can all relate to these sentiments!

There you have it, friends… don’t forget to leave some love on these gems!  Have a wonderful evening or day, depending on where you are!

Stay safe!

Heidi Nicole


2 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – January 17th

  1. I’m so glad that all of the GSO inspiration is back for 2022! And I am THRILLED to have my Moody Blues page make it in with these other gorgeous pages! Thank you SO MUCH, Heidi!
    Wishing you & everyone a superfantabulously blessed & creative 2022!

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