Fingerpointing March 3, 2022

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Cheryl here – aka Cherylndesigns.   Thursday is my favorite day of the week – it isn’t quite the weekend – but it still gives me the weekend to look forward to.  So, “Happy Day Before The Weekend”.  I had so much fun surfing the galleries and I hope you like my choices for today.  Let’s get started, shall we?

Sixteen by Leah

I just LOVE the pure joy that I see between a boy and his dog and how cool are the other pictures of “the birthday boy”?  I really like the plaid background, the cool elements and the wonderful journaling.

Orren – Daffodils by Ozegirl

I LOVE the blending on this page and the big photo just makes the background.  The small, color photo, in the front, really adds the perfect touch to this page!  Wonderful combination of black and white and pops of color.

Enchanted Land by Grace

I’m so in awe of fantasy pages and this one has everything that I can image.  I’m not the best at creating fantasy pages, so when I saw this one, it really jumped out at me.  Of course, who doesn’t love a sweet unicorn?

My-Sunshine by garynkim

What first caught my eye was the shape.  I love anything that mimics the sun and this design certainly fits the bill.  I LOVE all of the sweet little elements that were used to create the “rays” How adorable is this photo right in the middle?

Christmas Eve: Crazy Fun by Grantlaurasmom

This page spoke to me because my family also loves to take crazy pictures.   I absolutely love these pictures and what wonderful memories this page will make in the years to come.  It definitely looks like crazy fun!

Today by Margje

What a wonderful Art Journaling page this is.  I adore the “grunge” on her face as well as the dimension created by the beads that are on each side of the photograph.  The blending and depth on this page are just wonderful.

Well, that’s it for me.  Hope you enjoyed my choices and if you get a chance, swing by these galleries and leave the artists some love.

Until next time,


Finger Pointing February 18th

Welcome to the Friday, February 18th edition of Finger Pointing.  I hope you’re ready for the weekend.  Cheryl here, Cherylndesigns, and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve chosen for you today.  So many galleries, so little time.

AJK For Chelsea

This page is what Art Journaling is all about!  It’s a personal page and I was so moved by it that I had to make it one of my choices for today.  The colors and the depth of the layers and the poignant story make it such an awesome Art Journaling page.

Faerywings Seriously Great Night 

I just love everything about this page!  The background, that “seriously fun” photo and all of the wonderful depth that’s achieved with the elements and paint!  I love the way the red and white striped elements almost seem to be in 3-D!

Aussie Girl Coffee Date

This page just made me happy when I saw it!  I love all of the fun photographs and the lovely paper and elements that are on the page, as well as the layering of those elements.  The lace tucked in behind the photo strip is really appealing and how cute are those little lights?

Mother Bear Beautiful Life

How sweet and girlie is this pretty-in-pink page?  I just adore these soft photographs and all of the layering of flowers, foliage and ribbons that are sprinkled around the page.  Beautifully done!

Gala Mystery Door Challenge

This page is really beautiful and “mysterious” at the same time.  It reminds me of those dual pictures that I used to love looking at.  Look at it one way and see one thing, look at it another way and see something else.  This page totally intrigues me!

Dids Doue’

I love masking and blending and this page has plenty of both.  That gorgeous bird is so striking and how cool is his shadow?  I just love that his shadow is showing up on the sand.  The title along the side is really eye-catching, too.

Well, that’s it for today and I hope you’ve enjoyed the pages I’ve selected.  Have a great weekend and be sure to stop by and leave some love for these artists.

Until next time,


Fingerpointing – February 7th

Hello and welcome to the Monday blog post.  This is Cheryl, aka Cherylndesigns, bringing you some layouts that I found, while surfing the galleries.  Since this is the beginning of the second week in February (I know, can you believe that?) – the galleries are brimming with Valentine’s Day pages.  I’ve tried to mix it up a little today, although I could easily have picked six Valentine pages.  Let’s get started for today.

Kim Pay Some Memories Fade 

The blending on this page is what first caught my eye!  When I read about all of the different blending techniques and also the photo techniques, I had to choose this page!  It’s always so interesting to read about an artist’s creative process and I was blown away by all of techniques that were used to create this page, as well as to create this final framed photograph.

Stefanie Love You 

All of the little hearts on these strings are stunning, as is the photograph with all of the clustering and elements under and around it, and the stacked frames are really eye catching.  The clustering in the bottom is lovely and ties both corners of the page together, seamlessly.

Electra Olde Timey Photo

Okay, I’ve seen a lot of these “old photo” pictures, but this is probably one of the best I’ve seen. They all look as if they’ve been in this pose for a long time.  I also love the dark background – the photo just pops off the page and the soft, airy border on the right side just sets the whole page off.

grantlaurensmom Life Is A Beach

I promised that all of today’s pages weren’t Valentine’s.  Of course, I love the beach, so this page jumped right out of the gallery at me.  I love that there are so many pictures on here and that some of them are candids (my favorites), as well as lots of journaling.  The large photo in the background is just beautiful, too!

Jakrn It’s My Birthday 

I’m a big fan of pocket pages!  This page is a perfect example of why I love them – you can actually “see the story” as your eye moves around the page.  I love the balloon element in its own pocket and, of course, the cake – in the last pocket so neatly ties all of the pictures together.  Wonderful storytelling.

Glori2 Mom Son Dance

This page is just so happy and sweet.  What a special wedding moment captured on camera.  I love the framing and the way some of the pictures are set on an angle.  There are several pictures on this page, but they’re all so easy to see.  The background and use of elements really make the pictures stand out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices for today.  Be sure to stop by and leave these artists some love.  Keep on scrapping and posting and maybe you’ll see one of your pages right here on the blog.



Finger Pointing January 26th

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Cheryl here (aka Cherylndesigns) – I had a little oopsie last night, so here we go again.  I hope you love the Gallery Standouts that I have featured for you today.

Karenjnz Double Scraplift

I’m not the greatest at extractions, I’ll be the first to admit it, so this layout really spoke to me!  What a wonderful, perfect extraction and how “sweet” is this font?  It looks like the child actually printed it on the page.  The wonky border adds just the right finishing touch.

K V Broom Shaker Box

This was one of the challenges at The Lilypad’s “Month of Challenges”.  This layout is so unique, with the shaker box! incorporated into the old telephone.  I love the picture of the little boy talking on the old-fashioned phone, too.  He looks like he’s doing some serious business.

Tjscraps Daily Routine

I can relate to this page, because it’s a Daily Routine at our house, too.  I love the speech bubbles, the background paper and the chunky border.  Cute picture of the couple, finally coming to agreement on what to watch.  We’re watching Yellowstone, too, so that’s a “yes”.

Scribler My Best Friend

The word art on this page is lovely and the multitude of repeating hearts and flowers are beyond cute.  I also love the layering of papers.  It’s just a sweet page – so full of love and happiness.

Angela Toucan Home

I adore the hand-drawn look of this house and the layers of papers that are on different angles make a wonderful background.  There’s just the right amount of grunge on here, with the writing, title and the paint.

Gina Life is Beautiful

What can I say about this page?  It’s edgy, bold, modern and the images are so powerful!  The triangles are THE perfect accents, too!  This page literally jumped out of the gallery at me!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today – I sure had fun surfing the galleries and it’s SO difficult to only pick six pages to feature on the blog!  I know these talented scrappers would love it if you could stop by and leave a comment. Until next time, keep scrapping and your page might be featured right here, too.




Finger-Pointing January 13th

Hello Scrappers!  Cheryl, aka Cherylndesigns here, hoping that you’re all having a good week and it’s not too cold where you are.  I don’t know about you, but we’ve had a very mild winter so far.  Last year that Polar Vortex swept through, so we’re hoping it doesn’t return for a long time.

Here are my picks for today.  I hope you enjoy them.

January by Little Kiwi

I absolutely love this Journaling Book!  It has just the right amount of grunge and looks like she’s actually writing in it and doodling while she’s writing.  The stitching and the way all of the cute elements are used is perfection!

Michigan by LoveItScrapIt

I was immediately drawn to this layout because I’m originally from Michigan and it’s such a beautiful state.  I love that all four seasons are on this one page.  That title “Pure Michigan” has been the state slogan for years and this page IS “pure Michigan”!

January Big Photo Challenge by Mary Davies

I fell in love with this page the minute I saw the penguins.  They always make me want to reach out and give them a big hug.  How sweet is the baby and I adore the birds flying overhead.  Just a sweet, sweet page.

Pretty As A Picture by Doglvr49

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for pet layouts.  This gorgeous white dog just jumped out of the gallery at me and said “Pick Me!!”  The photo treatment is just wonderful and I love all of the elements, but especially the “wonky” thread frame around the dog.

Winter by Margje

Just look at the depth that this page has!  It almost looks like it has real frost on it and it looks as if you could actually feel the texture, even though it’s a digital layout!  Just equisite!  The very subtle reflection in the water is wonderful, too!

Make Today Count by Caro

My last pick for today is this layout that’s just loaded with scrappy goodies!  The black elements really stand out (love the game board) mix those with bits of white and and some yummy pastels and it’s a hit!

Well, that’s it for me today.  I had fun cruising the galleries and I hope you like my picks.  Keep scrapping and keep uploading and you might see your layout in here!  Be sure to visit these amazing artists and leave them some love!


Finger Pointing – December 1, 2021

Hello everybody!  Cheryl here, wishing you a Happy December 1st!  Can you believe it’s December already?  I hope you’re all getting ready for the holidays.  I’ve been shopping a little bit at a time and I think I’m done.  Now, I just need to  wrap packages and mail some things.  The galleries are literally bursting with wonder – I hope you like the art that I’ve chosen for today.  Let’s get this party started!

Welcome Santa by Caro

When I saw this layout, it jumped right out of the gallery at me!  I love the frosty look of the page!  How adorable are the red and white striped pajamas along with the matching paint? The small pictures “stacked” along the side are so eye-catching.

30 Grateful Days by ClaireG.

I’m just blown away by the number of wonderful pictures that our own, Claire, got on this page!  I love that you can still see all of them and I love the warm and wonderful story that she told on this page!  This will be such a keepsake to look back on.  What a storyteller!

Autumn in Macedon by Tissie

The captured light on this page is absolutely stunning!  I feel as if I’m right there, looking up in amazement, as that Heavenly light shines down.  Beautiful blending and perfect shadows and light.   The little flowers, down the side, are the perfect finishing touch.

Fall Magic by Keepscrappin

This big photo page is a stunner!  I love that cement block background and the small picture that is added in on the left side!  The stamped title is wonderful and all of the elements sprinkled around the page are simply perfection!

You’re The Jolliest by Rae

This looks like it could be a Christmas display on the wall to hold cards.  These doggie pictures are THE cutest!  This is such a perfect winter/Christmas page and makes me want to play in the snow.  I love the jaunty striped bow and the “white space” is just lovely.

Cheers 2019 by Tronesia

This beautiful Christmas page is SO crisp – I love the black and white papers with the touches of red!  Just stunning!  The pictures are adorable and what perfect for Christmas memories!  Love that big red title, too!  Cheers!

Well, that’s it for me today.  I do hope you’ve enjoyed my selections and be sure to go leave love for these wonderful artists.  Congratulations to all of them!


Finger Pointing – November 12, 2021

Hello lovely scrappers!  Cheryl here on this beautiful November 12th!  I have to admit that I’m looking forward to fall and the colors here are really starting to burst out.  We expect them to be in full bloom by this weekend.

This is not an easy job!  There’s SO much talent out there and SO many galleries to check out!  The art I encounter just blows me away!  I hope you enjoy the pages I chose for today’s Gallery Standouts.

November Mask by Grace

The masking on Grace’s layout is fantastic!  I adore all of the flowers, leaves and feathers that she used on the headdress!  Just wonderful!

Minneapolis by dwsewbiz

I simply LOVE the graphic look of this page!  The subtle coloration of the buildings, as well as their slight leanings complete the wow factor for me!

Take A Child By The Hand by Dady

This photograph is so poignant and almost brought tears to my eyes.  I can remember walking on the beach with my little ones, so thanks for the memories!

Autumn In The Turks by Charitywoods72

I’m a template gal, so naturally, I love this page!  The pictures are great, as are all of the different patterned papers and elements!

November Decorate A Face Challenge by lididee

I have a confession to make.  I have loved Steampunk since I first laid eyes on it!  How totally cool is this page?

First Dance by Nana_VG

Since I’m a sucker for romance AND cowboy hats, this is my final choice for today!  How romantic is this?????

Thanks for “tuning in” and I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today!  Be sure to go and leave some love for these talented artists.