Finger Pointing – January 6th

Welcome to the first Gallery Standouts of 2014. From all of us at GSO, Happy New Year! From the looks of the galleries, the talented people of digiland have recommitted themselves to make beautiful art this year. So, let’s get to the picks…

madness by Keely~B
Scrapping teenagers can be tricky, but this layout nails it with fun colors and a freestyle design. I especially love the different patterns and paints used as they add to the high-impact of the layout. This is also a great tongue-in-cheek approach to documenting the moodiness of the age group! Well done!
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You Shine by alahnasmommy
This is packed with joy and so many creative details. The palette of the page really energizes it because the red background pops with the other primary colors. The layering is well done and detailed, but doesn’t take away from the darling photos. Super scrap here!
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Sunset by the Shore by caapmun
Maybe it’s the below zero temperatures and the snow, but summer at the shore sounds awfully good today! The golden warmth shines forth from this page. I love the gorgeous photo that wisely stands as the strong focal point of the page. Beautiful!
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One Year Older by CindyS
I am a long-time fan of Cindy’s pages. I love how she can pack them so full of gorgeous layers and element work while still maintaining cohesive storytelling. Just awesome!
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Good Times by LilisMother
This layout has wonderful artistic flair. The stamping and brushwork in the background is a fantastic anchor that moves your eye through the page. I also really like the playfulness of the circular crop and matting of the photo. Such a fun layout!
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Good Stuff by Tiff
I love the crisp, graphic design here. The play of the photos against the patterns is masterful, especially with the added pop of the white frames. I love the eclectic design sense here- just fabulous!
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Finger Pointing – December 9th

I have some absolutely wonderful layouts to share with you tonight, so let’s get to it!

My Style by talktoheather
I positively adore this page! It has a wonderful balance between white space and messy details. Speaking of the details, they are perfection! There’s so much attention to every embellishment, both in building a well-composed pageĀ  and in adding just the right amount of color. This pageĀ  is quirky, fun and just packed with personality!
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Be Me by Shayenne
This layout conveys so much emotion through the flow of the page and the mix of arrows. It’s great to see such a clever expression of feelings in the word bits and colors. You can really feel the choice to seek happiness! So powerful!
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Sweet Memories by kayleigh
The marvelous layering and mix of textures makes this page pure eye candy. I really like the mix of vintage ephemera with a more modern holiday color palette. The contrast elevates the page and makes it even more interesting to peruse. Well done!
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December 9th by Katie Pertiet
The limited color palette on this layout reinforces the frosty, cold theme of the page. Everything about this layout is cohesive, from the solid composition to the carefully curated elements. There’s a lovely mix of products yet nothing feels like it’s too much. Very beautifully crafted!
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Paris Cafe by norton94
Wonderfully eclectic and full of details, this page conveys pure Parisian chic! It really feels like a travel journal, complete with ticket stubs and menus, that has been poured onto the page. The blending work and awesome layering punch this layout up even more, especially when combined with the pretty bits of patterned paper and flowers. Gorgeous work!
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Husband and Coffee by miki
This page brought a huge smile to my face – a whimsical ode to coffee and her husband. The fun circular photo and surrounding word art add to the playful feel. The paint adds just the right touch of a coffee spill effect too. Super fun!!
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Thanks for stopping by GSO tonight. I hope you enjoyed the inspiration!