Finger Pointing – February 19th

Hoping everyone is staying safe and warm! I know quite a few areas have been suffering. It seems however that there is no decrease in creativity based on the galleries overflowing with gorgeous projects. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

Fabulous! By a84martin

This is such a pretty card. I’m quite certain it’s digital but the shadowing makes it look so real. The large cluster is gorgeous and the glasses of champagne add a whimsical touch.

You Are Made of Magic by mywisecrafts

The variety of photo treatments used in this page are so creative. I really like the vertical flow and the lovely clusters. The journaling reflects the mood of the page perfectly and the quote is just right.

LoveChallengePoem by dwsewbiz

I really enjoyed discovering and reading this poem. The photo series combined with the poem makes for an ideal double page spread. I like the way the page is embellished, especially the tied string down the side of the page.


Daily Joys by theurbandisplay

I like the way the artist combined the cards and word bits with her photos to create what I’m fairly certain is a hybrid page. Placing the photos on the diagonal contrasts well with the opposite side of the page where everything is at right angles. This is the perfect project to capture life right now.


Snuggle Bugs by melidy

The wood background is just the right foundation for this page. The photos are absolutely adorable and the small bits of paper and piece of lace keep the page from being overly embellished. I like the bit of black in the stamped frame and the journaling.

Watch Dog by britgirl

Well Juno, you are just the cutest! The page design is ideal to show off the variety of photos. I like all the “watch” themed elements the artist has gathered and placed on the page. Replacing the “o’s” in the text with other elements is a clever touch.

Wishing you all a wonderful and creative weekend and I hope you have a minute to click through the links and leave these artists some love.

Finger Pointing – February 5th

It’s a cold, snowy day here in Michigan so I was happy for the opportunity to warm up by browsing the galleries. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

With All My Heart by carrie1977

The vertical flow of this page is pleasing. The combination of font, alpha and word art create wonderful, typography. The kraft background is simple and therefore the perfect backdrop for the page.

xoxo by cinderella

There’s so much to see on this page. The stacked cutout heart framing is a great place to start. I like the way the embellishments and journal card are tucked between the layers. The bundles of flowers are balanced while placed across from one another. This is a creative no photo page.

Let Love Bloom by Deborah Wagner

Not surprisingly the galleries are overflowing with valentine pages. I like this one for its simplicity though the list of credits is impressive. It’s also an unusual palette which makes it stand out from other similar pages. The photo is lovely, and the layer of black helps ground the hand-drawn background.

Friends by Eyeore

The heart bits and sketchy doodles complete the diagonal flow and tie the two photos together. This is another example of beautiful typography and placing the quote on top of the photo is the ideal spot.

Empty Nest? Not So Fast by kendall1

Raise your hand if you can relate. This page definitely made me smile. I like all the pieces of word art and word strips. The alpha combined with the journal card creates an awesome title. The cluster is full but not overwhelming. The embellishments are an excellent choice for the theme.

Kissy Face by HeatherB

I admit it can be impossible to avoid personal bias when choosing the projects. It seems I am drawn to pet pages and in this case to one where the subject looks a bit like my own kissy face. The composition is simple and draws the eye toward the adorable photo (great crop). I like the way the artist used the journal card and kept the word hello small, placing it on the photo. The pops of red are just right and complement the palette.

Well, it’s happened again, and I reached the end of my post having finally narrowed down my choices to the limit of six. I hope I have sparked your creativity with these pages and that you have a minute or two to lease the artists some love. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Finger Pointing – January 11th

Happy New Year to you all. It’s definitely a pleasure to be back on the blog and have an opportunity to wander the galleries and choose just a few projects for your viewing pleasure. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

MOC9: Day 9 – Bokeh Effect by kristinkristin

The simple style initially drew me into this page. The bokeh is so pretty and does not distract.  The journaling was a fantastic read and was what confirmed this as a standout to me.

Glow Differently by Patty Anne

I’m a big fan of heritage pages. The deep hue of the background paper is so pretty and shows off the photos perfectly.  The vintage paper reminds me of wallpaper and the lace is a great background for the focal photo. I like the way the photo was duplicated so the face could be framed in the decorative frame.



Winter Gift Box by oscaralley

I’m a huge fan of this artist and find I almost always choose one of her hybrid projects if it’s recent enough for my post. She posted several in the last few days and I decided to showcase this one I especially like the way she photographs her projects; I know that can be a big part of the process. This box is delightful, and I like the shred she used as well as the ribbon and clothespin closure.


Lockdown Birthday by Applechick

This birthday page is not only super cute it’s colorful too. I’m really impressed by the various extractions and all the cute props used to decorate the scene. Placing her face inside the six and the “punny” theme of her party are so creative. I like the photo of the computer screen which tells me many of the guests had to attend virtually. What strange times.


January 2021 Playing with Perks Challenge by Tina1978

I know the season has passed but I couldn’t pass up this adorable page. I always like combination of small photos with the large blend, especially with the partial framing. The clusters are ideally placed, and the word art perfectly complements the theme of the page.



2021 – Week 2 by sterkeurs

I’m most familiar with the pocket style pages used for project life so this design really spoke to me. It’s so clean and appealing and really a great variation on the typical grid style. I can see this format being embellished or not and still looking great.

I’ve come to the end of my post so now it’s your turn to click through the links and leave these well-deserving artists some love. Thanks for reading along and I hope these projects have inspired you. Have a great week!


Finger Pointing – November 30th

Good morning and happy Monday (again). Lots of inspiration in the galleries today so I’ll get right to it. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

Get Inspired – Turn Pocket Cards into Pockets by wsprite_ad

I’m always looking for new ways to use the pocket cards included in so many collections. I was excited to find this layout and read the tutorial. This page is so cute- I love the stuffed pocket and the hand-drawn bow tying it all together. All the little bits mesh seamlessly. The brush work and stitching are the perfect foundation.



Sideview by Cherrylej

This is such a pretty page. I really like the palette. The photo crop is intriguing and the surrounding clusters enhance it in just the right way. The shadowing is lovely and the combination of hand-drawn and realistic elements is one of my favorite techniques. I like the tilt of the title-work too.



Deck the Halls by okate

As a scrapper who likes to pile it on I am surprised to see several white space/minimalist pages among my pics. I like the torn framing for this gorgeous photo and the way the element cluster is perpendicular to the title work. The messy stitching is a great backdrop for the focal point.  A lovely and appealing Christmas page.

Joy by pmjames

Another favorite technique, blended with framed photos is shown in this layout. I also like the combination of color with black and white photos. The photos are so cute and I especially like the one where she is standing on the pony. The title-work is sweet with the combination of aloha and button letters.  This is a great example of a photo-focus page.


Christmas Sweaters by mocamom

It seems I can never resist adding a pet page to my post. These photos are adorable and the journaling was a fun read. I like the limited palette and the way the photos overlap. The tile-work combining font, word strips and embellishments is very clever.

home for the holidays by huyentrang43

I really like the page design created by this artist. It works so well to show off the perfect photo including the way it’s cropped. The journal strips are combined so well to create the story for this page.


I hope I have inspired you and that you have the time to click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks for reading along and have a great week!


Finger Pointing – November 20th

We continue to experience warmer than usual weather in southeast Michigan and it’s nice to be able to take a walk without bundling up. I’m just now back and enjoyed looking through the galleries for inspiration to share. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

Brighton Beach by Lindsay Jane

I know each blogger is different but for me it’s usually the photos that make me enlarge the thumbnail to take a better look. The photo used as the background for this page is unique. The brushwork and masking work perfectly to capture the focal point. The sweet cluster is balanced by the title block. The glittered border frames the page exactly right.

Always Grateful by AmaneseFe

I’m always pleased when I can feature a layout by a fellow blogger and this one by AmaneseFe (Jenny) jumped out of the gallery for me. The brushwork is startlingly lovely against the dark background. The cluster she created is the ideal foundation for her pretty photo and the photo treatment works well with her palette.

Day 1 by sterkeurs

This artist is off to a great start with her December Daily. The simple page design is so eye-catching. I like the way the red stroke coordinates with the title work and star scatter. The few embellishments including the stapled tag are all that’s needed to complete the page.


Gingerbread Cookies by Miki

I’ve seen quite a few recipe pages in the galleries lately and this one definitely caught my eye. I like the lined background paper and the stitched blocks. The number buttons are so cute and the font for the title-work is just right for the page. The addition of the photo and gingerbread cut-outs makes this a very appealing page.


Gladys and Her Sunflowers by Betty Jo

The photos showcased on this page are just gorgeous. I like the stacked frames and the large block of journaling. The story was an interesting read though it made me sad that the garden was plowed under. The tucked doilies, painted flowers and bumble bees work to enhance the page. Overall a stunning page.

Complete Disaster by amien1

Raise your hand if you can relate. I like the way the photo she chose represents the current situation. We only had a few holiday plans cancelled but things are becoming more and more difficult. I’ve even seen some shortages like what happened early on. The colorful background corresponds to the cute journal card and I like the way she represented 2020 by the numbered dots. The word strips at the bottom are the perfect ending to her story.

I’ve come to the end of my post. I hope you will click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love, If you live in the U.S., I wish you a happy Thanksgiving whether virtual or in person. Thanks and have a great weekend.


Finger Pointing – October 19th

Hello and happy Monday. It’s gloomy and rainy here in Michigan so an excellent, fall day to wander through the galleries seeking inspiration for the crafting community. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

Inner Critic by wombat146

This is such a pretty page. The large masked photo is perfectly balanced with the cluster and leaf brush placed behind. The sentiment strips are cleverly replicated by the paint-backed words. The scribbles and paint complete the layout exactly right.

Here & Now 2020 by tammybean04

This page has an amazing number of embellishments yet manages to remain uncluttered. The paper strips on the top and bottom edges are the ideal framework. Keeping the main background white adds to the clean look of the layout. The paint and wire combined with the clusters create a fantastic vertical design. I like the dotted pencil lines and the way they are placed on top of the cluster instead of behind.


Pocket Scrapping by Jippo

This artist has created some outstanding hybrid pages. Here is a link to her gallery where you can get a closer look.: Gallery The way she has included a number of digital designs is so creative. Of course, a big part of hybrid scrapping is presentation and she has done it perfectly here.


Amidst Magic by musicmom3

The contrast of the relative chaos of the house photo with the calm of the pair of cocktails makes for an interesting subject. I like the way the stitching frames the drinks and the way the leaves add a touch of color to the layout. The scattered title-work mimics the theme of the page.



Moose in Algonquin by Jane.Bond_7

Photo-focus layouts always appeal to me. I like the small white framing and the way the gold in the papers and elements contrasts with the color of the moose. The photos are outstanding and the elements are carefully placed in the appealing triangular formation.


SlickMoves-James by Deborah Wagner

This page is what digital scrapping is all about. The extraction is amazing and the sketchy treatment for just half the subject adds a lot of movement and creativity to the layout. The papers are bold and bright and balanced by the title and brushwork opposite. This is also a great boyish page with not a flower in sight. I love everything about this layout from the partial black framing to the masking of the flooring.

Well it’s happened and I’ve come to the end of my post Please take just a minute to click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.

Finger Pointing – October 5th

Good morning! I’m sure many of you are coming down from Digital Scrapbooking Day though I know it’s continuing on some sites. I’m not certain if it’s because of the extra challenges but the galleries were really busting today with gorgeous projects. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my Monday picks.

Technique Challenge | DSD 2020 by marijke

The framing on this page is super.  The horizontal flow supports the framing and I like the combination of color with black and white photos, which was actually the challenge mentioned in the layout title. Attaching the letters in the title draws the eye there and the heart brush finishes things off in just the right way.


Forest Friends by AmieN1

The wood paper is the ideal background for this page. I really like all the themed elements and the photos are so sweet. The clusters are so pretty and expertly shadowed. This layout again demonstrates a clever use of frames, both in type and size.

Bee Different by AlinaLove

The emphasis on this page is on the adorable photo. The artist has created a frame using the sketchy circle and by placing the embellishments directly on top. I like the blended paper pieces on the background as well as the sketched, paper filled hexagons. The paper strips on top and bottom frame things nicely.

Children in the Corn by Blackkathy

The vertical design on this page is perfect for the stacked and clipped photo. The stacked and angled papers work to support the gorgeous cluster. The title and journaling a placed exactly right to move the eye across the page and focus on the adorable photo.


SSL- Photo Strips_Sienna & her dog by smcloone

This layout uses one of my favorite techniques, a large photo serving as the background. The grid atop the photo is so unique and the brushwork is amazing. The page is full of texture and the horizontal strip of paper and embellishments across the bottom is a polished final touch

On Fire by terryb

The masking on this page is just right for the sweet, puppy photos. I like the texture of the background paper, both in the gesso and the bit of kraft paper on the edge. The few embellishments were all that was needed, and the font chosen for the title enhances the subject matter of the page.

I’ve reached the end of my post and now it’s time for me to do some scrapping of my own since I have a project to complete. I hope you have been inspired and as always I ask you to leave some love for these talented layout artists. Thanks and have a creative week!