Finger Pointing – July 21st

Hello Scrappers!  I hope you’re staying cool if you’re in this heat wave like the one we’re in.  Trying to stay cool?  Check out the amazing galleries around Digi Land.  Here are the Gallery Standouts that I’ve selected for you today.

Who Put The Bomp by taxed4ever

This layout had me singing for the longest time after I saw it.  How much fun is this page with the couple dancing and all of the Rock and Roll elements?  Really brings back memories to this “rock n roller”.  I love how the lyrics are also printed out on the page.  A real blast from the past!

BBD July Challenge by Scrapmevrouw

I love the photographs and the lovely florals that are surrounding them.  It’s such a lovely, happy page and the word art is the perfect, finishing touch.  The photo in the back of the page is the perfect anchor for this delightful layout.

Circle of Life by Lynne Anzelc

How moving is this layout?  I love seeing designer’s pages in the galleries and this one doesn’t disappoint.  The final picture really brings into perspective “the circle of life”.  Well done and beautifully executed.

Heads Up by grandma lynnie

Is this not the sweetest little face???  I absolutely fell in love with this baby and the lovely, minimalist layout really brings total focus to the image.  I adore the cute, bright border paper that really sets off this adorable page.

I Am by mom2jackaia

These photographs just scream “Summer” to me!  The multiple photos are so sweet, and I love all of the perfect elements and the journaling card!  This is just a wonderful, summery layout and just makes me happy.

Life is A Gift by keligirl!

One of my scrapping loves is Art Journaling and this page really fits the AJ bill for me.  SO much to look at and the layering – wonderful!!  You- can look deep into this page and I agree – Life REALLY IS a gift!

That does it for me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices.  If you get time, please click on the name of the page and leave these artists some love.

Til next time,

Cheryl

Finger Pointing – July 5th

Happy July 5th!  I hope, if you celebrated The 4th of July, that you had a happy celebration.  We stayed home because of the extreme heat we’re experiencing but didn’t miss the fireworks displays on TV.  I’ve had a good time perusing the galleries and I’m anxious to show you my picks for today.

Iwo Jima by Felicity61

This layout really moves me because I’ve been to the Iwo Jima Monument in Washington D.C. and it’s absolutely humbling to stand on the ground and look up at this depiction of one of the most important and iconic moments in our history.  I love the close-up of one of the faces, as well as the other patriotic photographs on this wonderful page!

Happy 4th by OKate

I just love the distressed flag in the center of this page! The blending around the edges is total perfection and makes the American flag stand out even more.  The page is completed by the white wood background and the red, white and blue elements.  Just a wonderful, patriotic page.

Summer by faerywings

I love everything about this page!  First of all, I love pocket scrapping, so that made this page really jump out of me.  I LOVE the big title “BOARDWALK” and what great summer pictures of a day spent at the beach.  There’s the perfect mix of photos, journal cards and elements to make this page complete.  This pocket page just screams “SUMMER” to me!

Strawberry-Lemonade by jagruti patel

This page also screams summer!  These absolutely yummy colors just exemplify summer to me.  The pictures are SO sweet and really stand out against the bold colors.  I love the mix of papers, too – I especially love the different polka dotted papers and all of that yummy fruit – just perfection!

I Believe by Ang

This page just intrigues me – there’s so much detail to look at and every time I look at it, I see something different.  I love the layering and the blending and the beautiful brush work.  There’s a little bit of grunge, which is always a winner for me, and I love the little twig at the bottom.  I just adore this very artsy page.

YOUniquelyMe by Armygrl

Last, but certainly not least, I HAD to pick Lisa’s Art Journaling page!  She’s one of our own bloggers and when I saw her page, I fell in love!  Her work is SO inspiring and especially if you’re a fan of Art Journaling – which I am.  This self-portrait is hauntingly beautiful and the photo effects she used are phenomenal!  All of the elements that she worked in around the photo in the center are just wonderful!  Please, keep inspiring me, Lisa!

That’s going to do it for me today – I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks.  If you can find a minute, click on the NAME of the page and leave these artists some love.

Until next time,

Cheryl

Finger Pointing – June 21st

Happy Tuesday lovely scrappers!  Cheryl here, wishing you a Happy First Day of Summer (to those in the Northern Hemisphere) and Happy Summer Solstice (as Astronomical Summer begins today) as the longest day of the year and the shortest night.  There you have your “summer update”.  How about a Finger Pointing “update”?  Here we go:

First up is Sunset Dinner by KayTeaPea

What wonderful ambiance with the city lights behind this sweet family and the little boy “dancing” to the live music.  I can almost hear the magical, outdoor summer music right now.  The large photo, banner and minimal amount of elements are just perfection!

Next up is One Way City by Anja

This page is just the epitome of “cool” – it’s sort of Steam Punk, (very funky) and unusual and it stopped me in my tracks when I saw it!  I love how she put the almost 3D looking glasses (with the spikes on them) on the woman in front.  Very grungy and other-worldly.

My next pick is Sun Kissed by robinsismai

Another big photo, which I love and this one is the background for the page.  These cute, wet kiddos look like they just came out of the water.   The picture looks like they’re standing in front of us and are having the best day!  The cute summery elements are so perfect for this sun kissed page!

Next up is Flower in Orange by Marleen

I love the minimalist look of this page!   The simplicity is perfection and the texture!  The orange petals on this flower look like fabric – I’m not sure how she achieved this look, but it’s just stunning!  The slight bits of markings are beautifully blended into the page for an added touch.

Next, is Raindrops by Maggiemae

I love the close-up shot of the raindrops on these leaves and they’re right in the center of the page.  The blending around this picture doesn’t take away any of the impact of the shot, but adds to the beauty of the entire page.  It’s just a wonderful and superbly blended page!

My last pick for today is Hero by AZK

What a wonderful tribute page and I personally want to thank Andy for his service.  Be sure to read the wonderful journaling.  This page is fairly minimalist, but has so much impact!  I really love the way the design is placed vertically, along the left side of the page – very dynamic and masculine!

Well, that’s it for me today.  If you get a chance, click on the name of the page and leave these artists some love.  Keep on scrapping and you might find your page on one of our posts.

Cheryl

Finger Pointing – June 2nd

Hello Scrappers – Cheryl here hoping you’re having a good start to June.  I know you hear this over and over, but HOW did it get to be June???  Without further adieu, let’s get started with my picks for today.

Scraplift Challenge by nemi

I went crazy when I saw this horse!  I’ve had a love affair with horses my whole life and what a fantastic horse this is!  I love everything about this page – the big photo and the word art and all of the elements that are part of the big photo/layout.

Hand Carved Bed at Restore by Trekmom

This page literally took my breath away!  The circular style of both the photo and the template absolutely work in unison and I love the description.  Trekmom apparently takes pictures of random things, like me, and then turns them into pages.  Superb!

Next up is The Bride by Renne.

I’m a sucker for great wedding pictures and this one certainly fits the bill.  I love the soft look and that vintage car is just a knockout – look at the happy faces of the bride and groom!

Be Kind by Scrapbyirre

How precious are these baby faces?  I just fell in love with these pictures and they’re each a little different and the blending is amazing.

Go For It by VWSandytoo

What a sweet and loving page of a granddaughter going to her middle school graduation.  I love the innocence of the pretty dress as well as the beautiful, feminine elements along the side of the page.  SO special!

My last, but certainly not least, pick is Kablam by Scrappaholicsherry

What I loved about this page is that the “portrait” is by Scrappaholicsherry’s daughter – and I love the photo technique used on the entire page.  That cityscape and the black and white wallpaper look just makes this page a winner for me.

Well, that will do it for me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the picks that I’ve brought to you.  Be sure to click on the name of the page and that will take you to their gallery where you can leave some love.

Keep on scrapping and your page might be featured on here.  Until next time.

Cheryl

Finger Pointing May 17th

Happy Tuesday Scrappers!  The blog was acting up yesterday and I had an oopsie – so let’s try this again.  I swear, there were “gremlins” running around in here yesterday.  Haha  Okay, here we go – for real.

Botanical Bay 3 by RubyGirl

I love trees and really love big, old trees!  Combine that with my love for black and white photography and you have my first pick!  If you look closely, you’ll see a figure walking in there.  The paper around the photograph even looks like wood grain. Simple perfection!

Ocean by amdastra

I love the large picture of the ocean as well as the smaller photos at the bottom of the page.  The fact that the three small photos are on an angle brings an extra punch to this page.  The papers and nautical elements really put the icing on the cake.

Climb by SweetChar

What sweet pictures – I love the shot from behind.  This page is so full of lovely clustering, stunning border work and what a great large title.  I adore all of the flowers, buttons and bows – they add perfection to this page!

Obsolete by Miki

Really soak up this page!  There’s so much to look at!  This page, so uniquely and cleverly, shows us the devices (some we still love) that are now obsolete.  My beloved iPod is even on there!  That thing was state of the art when I got it!  (But I digress.) How fun is the fact that the “heads” are replaced by the devices?  A winner for sure!

Ollie by Susan – s3Js

This page literally made me say “Awwwwwww).  It brought back a flood of memories of taking my grandson to visit The Easter Bunny.  This big picture of the little one sitting in front of the big bunny stole my heart.  I also love the smaller pictures that are in front – at the bottom of the page.  Just SO, SO sweet!

Morning Coffee by SanVHM

I should have led off with this, but hey, I do enjoy my afternoon coffee!  This is so striking because the circles are perfection and they go right down the center of the page.  Very eye catching!  There’s even journaling in one of the circles.  The waffles, paints and some grunge  are great additions, too.

Well, that’s a wrap for me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks.  If you have some time, you can click on the name of the page and it will take you to their gallery – where you can leave some love.

Until next time,

Cheryl

Finger Pointing May 2nd

Happy Monday lovely scrappers!  Cheryl here to bring you my Finger Pointing picks for today.  Can you even believe we’re into May already?  How in the world did that happen?

I had so much fun surfing the galleries and as I always say, “it’s so hard to only pick 6!”  The galleries are exploding with beauty, as they always are.  Here are my choices for today.

This is 10 by MommaTrish

I absolutely love this bold black and white background!  The patterned papers that are all used together are just fabulous – I love the variety, the dots, stripes, heart and plaids just pop and work so well together!  What a cute picture too – right down front and center of all that wonderful color.
I’m a “reflection nut” so this page caught my eye.  The palm tree scene and the angle is REALLY captured in these mirrored sunglasses!  The page is completed perfectly with tropical colors – just yummy!
Spring Madness by Monique
I just love the fantasy look of this page.  The black background and bold face are stunning, as are the elements on her head.  The bright red lipstick really tops off the dramatic face.   I’ve admired this style for so long, but definitely need to work on my skills.
The wonderful layers and all of the clustering of flowers really jumped out at me!  What a wonderful photo in the round frame and I love the added film strips and the great word art. The little camera charm in the corner is a sweet touch, too.
Childhood Stuff by pmjames
This is the sweetest layout!  I adore the big picture of the three girls and the blending is wonderful!  The smaller, stacked photos, in front, are the perfect addition to the big, blended background.  SO cute!
Quirky by Weaselwatchr
This layout just made me giggle – I love the sense of humor that comes through this page and how cute is that cat?  I just love cute animal pictures and the black and white cat really pops off this page!  I wonder if the cat really is quirky?  I know mine sure is.  Haha
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for this Monday.  If you get a minute, I know these artists would be thrilled if you’d hop over and leave them some love.  All you have to do is click on the NAME of the layout and you’ll be taken to their layout in the gallery.
Until next time, have a good week and I’ll see you soon..
Cheryl

Finger Pointing – April 21st

Hello lovely scrappers and Happy Thursday!  Cheryl here, bringing you my Gallery Standout picks for today.  I hope the weather is pleasant wherever you are.  We finally hit 75 degrees today (after a cool spell) and I can’t wait to get out and work in my gardens!  I know you’re anxious to see what I’ve chosen for you today, so let’s get this party started.

First up, is Rainbow Child by Angela Toucan.  This sweet page is about hearing a baby’s first cry.  I love the precious newborn face and that rainbow, with all of the clusters around it, is the absolute perfect touch for this joyful page.

Next up is Wandering by Betty Jo.  I love the photo effects that she used on this page, as well as the artsy border around the image.  The big, white border around the outside really draws the eye in and adds impact!

Next up is Make Today Amazing by Ana Santos. This page just makes me happy!  That beautiful woman stepping right out of the background, huge smile on her face and all of the beautiful elements – “Amazing”!

My next pick is Storytelling Slow Scrap by flowersgal.  Boy, does this page bring back wonderful memories (especially Johnny Mathis – he was a heartthrob to my generation and he’s still around.) Music has such an impact on our lives, doesn’t it?  I love the wonderful, heartfelt journaling on this page, as well as the personal picture!

Next up is Happiness by wvsandytoo.  I love how the artist lives vicariously through her granddaughter’s adventures!  I have an adventurous granddaughter, too.  Wonderful photographs of Italy!  Just an awesome page, all around.

Last, by certainly not least, we have Progressive Scrap by Lella.  So much eye candy!  LOVE the gorgeous photograph, but also the many beautiful elements that support the picture, even a “graphic look” on the page.  Everything just works together for this beautiful page!

That’s it for me for this Thursday.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection for today because i sure enjoyed surfing the galleries to bring them to you.  Until next time,

Cheryl