Fingerpointing – January 9th

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s Fingerpointing spree.  I’ve been having the best time browsing the scrapbook galleries this morning and I can’t wait to show you some of the gems I’ve found.  Ready or not, here we go.

REMEMBER HOW FAR YOU’VE COME by Justagirl

This is such a fun page, filled with lots of digital goodies, including these these super cute black and white photo strips with various poses.  Love the design, layering and choice of elements.  Most of all, I like the quote which is something we all need to be reminded of now and then.

a-letter-to-self by AnneofAlamo

What a project this must have been!  This is a fabulous photoless page, filled with journaling and various notes to self.  Wonderful layering here and it looks like everything is placed perfectly.  Be sure to check out the list of credits.  (It’s the longest list I’ve ever seen)  I only have one thing I’d like to mention to Anne.  If you take the time to read her notes, I think there is room for 5 black shirts in your (my) closet.  One long sleeve, one short sleeve, one dress shirt, one polo . . . etc.  *wink*

Us and Ours by Barbara Houston

This page combines artsy and cute all in one.  I like the curled paper, the brushwork and soft muted tones of the background, and of course that adorable subject, Maxwell.  He looks warm and cozy right where he is.

First Snow by mrivas

This is a super nice winter page in what is becoming a beautiful winter color palette.  I love the cluster of stars, snowflakes, a few well chosen brushes and the perfect title.  What a great photo to work with.  A fun quote around the photo frame is an inspired touch.  The journaling below will ensure that this memory will be preserved for years to come.

snow wonder by dziuniaf

This is a beautiful winter design with frosty leaves, flowers, and various other elements.  I like that the photo is tucked under a branch, and atop the branch, sits a little bird.  I also like the tilted background, with another dark background behind it.

Make It Count by sucali

I’m so in love with this trend of pastel winter pages.  Starting with a soft black and white photo, she layers in some beautiful patterned papers in soft pastel colors and tops it off with some pretty elements, including that winter fox complete in cap and scarf.  Too cute!  I like the ample white space and simple title below.  I’m reminded that even the most simple, clean looking pages have to be carefully planned out in order to look this good.  Well done.

That’s it for me today, folks.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these selections, and I hope you can take a few minutes to visit the galleries and leave some positive feedback.  I’m off to get an overdue oil change today while the temps are above 0.  That’s life in the north.

 

Fingerpointing Dec. 11th

Ho ho holy guacamole!  We are well into December, and for a lot of us, we’re walking, running or driving in snow.  Thankfully not a lot of it here, but definitely enough that we need to slow our roll.  I have enjoyed strolling through the galleries today and found so many wonderful winter pages.  These are the beauties that made the cut:

SANTA BABY by conniesmiles

Babies in a Santa hat always make me smile, and these photos are simply precious.    Everything is nicely placed.  I like the santa title and cute elements throughout, including that great edge overlay.

Winter Cold by bcgal00

The sharp to soft focus on the photo is gorgeous.  I like the appearance of the hand written note, which is spot on.  The weather can change in a matter of a few minutes here in the north, so we just have to take it as it comes.  I like the vintage look to the paper with bits of white lace, and the colorful clusters on both sides of the page really draw your eye to the center.  Very pretty!

Winter Wonderland by katie pertiet

I’m going to call this style . . .  artsy clean.  The overall appearance to me is definitely clean.  Not a lot of fuss, except for a few extra elements along with some brush work  in the vertical direction, but it’s that little bit of extra that makes all of the difference here.  The fact that it’s a pink winter page makes it even more attractive.  Love the white space too with the gray shading behind the photo.

Finally Feels Like by Roxana

I love the small pieces of patterned paper on the side and lots of white paper on the other.  The polaroid framing is a nice touch, and the winter photos look very nice, especially with the winter stamp in the upper corner.  The scattered snowflakes look great and the shadowing is perfect.  This is such a pretty winter page!

Time to Celebrate by alannabanana

This is such a pretty winter page, with a unique blend of orange and beige colors.   The wide square frame looks very nice, and of course the photo is delightful.  Great shadow work and  I also like the grungy look to the background.  Every time I look at it I see something different.  Simply gorgeous!

Challenge 1 by Madi

Everything about this holiday page is adorable!  I love all of the elements layered in her makeshift headdress.  The smile on her face matches mine.  *big smile*  Great texturing too.  I like the dark background because it makes those splatters and white snowflakes pop.  Fun fun fun.  It seems like some of the best pages come from challenges.  I’m looking forward to watching this season brings.

That’s it for today, friends.  I hope you have enjoyed these selections, and I hope they have inspired you to take some time to keep those memories alive.  Happy Holidays from me to you!