Finger Pointing-November 24th

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate this day.  I just wanted to pop into everyone’s inbox and let you all know that I’m thankful for each and everyone of you, for all the fabulous designers and all the amazing forums that allow us to connect, share, inspire and become better people not only in our art but in our everyday life.  This community we have is truly amazing, just know, you are appreciated!!

While this month has been a tad crazy for me, I’m hoping to sit down and do a little scrapping right after I share some inspiration with you!

Warm Time by nibylandia-11

This color palette is gorgeous and does remind me of a chilly day with a hot cup of tea.  I love the layering and all the blending and the clustering is superb!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Card #3 by MaggieMae

How gorgeous is this?  I love the use of the paints and the layering with the ephemera!  I feel like  this should be an actual card vs a digital card.  I love the use of the bow layered in the middle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jelonek by Magnolia

This is just wow!!!! the photo is gorgeous and the all the clustering and layering is just gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Santa by MommaTrish

I love the staggered/stair stepped diagonal flow.  The layering is gorgeous!!  This color palette is equally as gorgeous!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rjefferies-shinebright-blog by SharonB

This is a gorgeous artsy Christmas layout.  I love the kraft paper look with the white.  The word art/title is the perfect complement to this layout!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and wrapping up tonight, I have YourOwnMadness by our very own armygrl (Lisa)

I love the predominant black and white design with that pop of red.  Stunning composition with some vintage/retro vibes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my picks for tonight.  Enjoy time with your family and fiends and have fun with some Black Friday Shopping!!!

 

Until next time,

Esther (mywisecrafts)

Finger Pointing – November 14th

Happy Monday!!! I know for some the day is already over and for others it will be over soon.  I’m in the thick of soccer season  (2 kids and 3 different teams) and the number of games this week is a tad ridiculous.  Then we top that off with trying to get my senior to finish his early admission college apps….BUT….I’m here and all the gorgeous eye candy in the galleries just made this day so much better.

Hot to Trot by Bethie

I love this patterned background and then layered with more patterns.  I love that it all works together and nothing is competing for the attention (and we know these adorable little humans steal this show).  I did have a little giggle over the title.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tis the season by lcpereyra

Love this tone on tone/monochromatic theme with the pops of red.  When I first saw this layout, it was the gorgeous photo that caught my attention and then I realized that the choice in background paper made this photo even more large and in charge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wishes by mrsashbaugh

I love this artists’ fabulous clustering.  This gorgeous photo nestled (with its pop of pink) so perfectly right in the middle of this magnificent cluster.  Sigh….swooning here.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cliff Shelf Nature Trail 21 by Kimberly27

This is one stunning pocket page.  The placement of the elements build upon the photos and their respective views. I love that the page isn’t over embellished and that the beauty of the photos really shine through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas by Elizabeth

Oh this little lady just completely steals the show.  How adorable is she?    This layout is perfectly embellished and everything from the elements to the placement, looks like it all belongs.  This would be a gorgeous Christmas card to open for sure!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I were Paper Scrapping . . . by Jam-on-Toast

This is another title that made me giggle.   I really had to stop as I am still a paper scrapper and a paper crafter… and oh the mess that I can create.  Olga completely captured the spirit and the joy of paper crafting in this stunning art journally TN layout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  If you get a chance, swing by and leave these fabulous artists some love!!!  

Catch you around the galleries.

xxxxx,

Esther aka mywisecrafts

Finger Pointing-October 5th

Happy October  My Friends!  Hope everyone fared well with Hurricane Ian.  Right after Mother Nature gave us some unexpected drama, we then all rolled right into a fabulous weekend of DSD fun.  Let me tell you, the galleries are overflowing everywhere with to much beauty and inspiration!  (Admittedly, I had to refrain from shopping while I was browsing the galleries).

I promise to stay on task while I share these gorgeous layouts that just jumped out and grabbed me by the ankles!!!

Secret by Natali Design by lencik_vredniy

This color scheme is gorgeous.  I love that the blues match the jacket so well. The use of the paints and the elements to create this gorgeous frame/clustering around the photo is superb.  I love that the grunginess of the paper is visible and it goes so well with the denim jacket vibe.  This is a perfect way to showcase elegance to denim!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spooky Sweet  is by one of our very own Bloggers Intense Magic aka Jan.

I’m suck a sucker for a well placed spider web and this is FABOOLOUS!  I love how the sketch frame is layered under the web and adds some depth to the layout. Look at that sweet cluster in the top left with the cut out hearts.  And the icing on this cake, is this super adorable photo!

Fall Time by mrsashbaugh

I really did say “holy moose” when I saw this cluster.  This cluster is beyond amazing. Take a closer look at all those layers.  There are paints as well as different dimensioned flowers used to pull off this glorious cluster.  I love how the journal cards and strips of paper are added under the photo to give that photo just enough separation so that it can shine, but not detracting from the cluster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherlock by weaselwatchr

I love the loose clustering and how the elements are used to exaggerate Sherlock’s reactions/antics.  Such a fun way to learn about Sherlock.  Take time to read the journaling, it will have you chuckling for sure.

Back in 2019 by Timounette

So I am a person who LOVES to use elements and at the same time, I understand that there are times when less is MORE!  This gorgeous layout is perfect example of less is more.   The blending and the masking of this photo, captures the intimacy of a very special moment.  The vibe of this moment really shines through in this gorgeous layout.

Last but not in any the least, is Halloween 2021 by Tronesia

I love the loose clustering presented here.  If you look at this page from left to right, it tells a story.  You have the moon with the clouds and it leads to various different “spooky halloween” elements to our amazing Black Panther and it leads us up to the whole trick or treat process.  The layering is fantastic and the placement of the elements is spot on and it really makes the whole Halloween experience come to life.

Hope you enjoyed my picks for today.  If you have a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!

 

See ya around the galleries and the rest of digi land!

 

xxxx-

Esther aka myswisecrafts

 

Finger Pointing – September 9th

Happy Friday my friends!!! I LOVE Fridays!  It’s the end of my work week.  It’s also the day that I spend browsing through the shoppes and looking at all the new goodies and keep adding to cart!  It’s also when I wander through the galleries looking at all the beautiful inspiration! I’m here to share some of that inspiration with you tonight!

TeenagerSM by chocl8snob

How fabulous is this pieced look?  I love the mixed textures and mixed tones on the photo.  The minimalist approach with the elements is perfect to really make the photo stand out in this design.

Always by Your Side by AJM

This is a powerful piece of hybrid art.  I’m in awe…. there really aren’t the words to describe the beauty in this layout.  I love the “reverse hybrid” approach here and this artist completely nailed it!

Autumn by cfile

I love this fabulous fall page.  All the grunge in the background with the fabulous blending. I love the minimalist embellishing here as well as it lets those individual pumpkin photos take center stage!

Sophieweb by applechick

How gorgeous is this layout?  I love this moment captured of this little girl doing her own hair and accessorizing with her handmade necklace.  This layout has that touch of vintage vibe and the layers used are so amazing and all tied together with the sweet floral cluster is gorgeous!

September This or That 3b by JillW

I love this collage of black and white photos.  The kit that was used to create this layout lends to the soft near vintage vibe but the colors are just bold enough to really keep your eyes focused on the photos.  I love that there is so much to see.  Don’t blink or you may miss a gorgeous detail!

and rounding it up for the night we have:

Rest in Peace, Your Majesty by carollee

This is such a lovely tribute to the Queen.  I love the use of the black and white photos that capture the beauty of the Queen and the use of the solid background.  The elegant cluster to the left looks like it was hand picked for royalty.  The floral stamps add just the right amount of depth while continuing the elegant look of the layout!

Hope you enjoyed my picks for today.  If you have a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!

 

Until next time,

Esther aka mywisecrafts

Finger Pointing-August 26th

Happy Friday from my part of the world!!  August has been a whirlwind month.  While I’m happy the kids are back in school, that does cause other things to pick up as well, including my chauffeuring duties.  I just returned from my last run for the day and wanted to pop into your inbox with some lovely inspiration that I saw while I power walked through the galleries in between chauffeuring trips.

Believe45 by armygrl

This is from one of our very own bloggers–Lisa.  How amazing is all this white space?  I absolutely adore this stunning title with the amazing shadowing.  The elegant embellishing of the title is jaw drop beautiful.

AUG-CL Random by nhudao

The bright cheerfulness of this layout grabbed my attention first.  I then had to sit for a minute and just admire the use of all the layering and the brilliant use of all these angles to really make this layout pop!  I love that the overall look does have a lot of white space which allows those gorgeous papers to just really shine.  Take a look at the cluster and how those label elements are just tucked in there to add to the over all look.

Lovely-SL 8/20 by Amy L

Here’s another clean and simple layout that is absolutely stunning.  My niece is getting married in December and I have been strolling through the galleries looking at various inspiration as I will be documenting her journey  in a scrapbook for her.  When I saw this layout it made me stop and back track and look again.  It so elegantly captures the beauty of the moments before THE MOMENT. 

FF_aug26_BB_PP_BG_Soco_Happy 1st Birthday by EllenT

So this little girl is super adorable.  She knows it’s her birthday!!  Check out how this word is utilized it is the perfect complement to that gorgeous cluster of the birthday girl. I will also add that this mix of designs is spectacular!

Take Your Time by alannabanana

I love this predominantly tone not tone feel with pops of the red. The use of the black and white photo with a slight sepia tone is perfect for this composition.  I love all the layering ephemera and how it complements the gorgeous floral clusters.

Rome or Machu Picchu by KimPay

This layout made me chuckle.  When I read the title, I wasn’t expecting to see this old vintage vehicle.  I love the use of the vintage vehicle and I love how this artist brilliantly made the photo work.  The use of the vehicle then made the layout even more thought provoking for me.  So I think it’s time get some more travel in before I become the vintage vehicle and can’t travel and have to watch everyone else travel.  LOL. 

 

I hope you enjoyed my picks for this evening.  If you have a chance, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!

Until next time….

Esther aka mywisecrafts

 

FingerPointing-August 3rd

Hello My Friends! Some of us are in the back to school preparation mode and trying to squeeze in that last bit of fun. While everyone is working on balance and harmony in their busy lives….I’m here to slide some inspiration right to your inbox so you can enjoy while you are sipping that cup of coffee (or wine)!

Fishin’ by BlackKathy

I love how the papers are layered  for this layout.  It creates the perfect focal point and breaks up the 2 photos while still giving the layout a very cohesive look.   Love the hardware in the cluster.  Perfect touch for this masculine layout.

Just Keep Swimming by MishSpar

Love the use of the various geometric shapes and those triangles in particularly are making my drool.  This clean approach just make these fabulous photos stand out!

Always Laugh by Bryanna

Not only is this photo super adorable.  I love the blended photo in the background.  The clustering is absolutely amazing and really just makes me smile!

Keep Life Simple by Ana Santos

Ummmmm, how amazing is this?  I love that the color palette and that vintage vibe just always grabs my attention.  The use of the paints is amazing and such a stunning layout!

Just Do Nothing by Wombat146

I can so relate to this word strip…lol….. I love the use of the all the paints and art marks that make this layout come to life and you can’t ignore that fabulous cluster down there in the bottom right.

Rachel Etrog: July 2022 My London by ClaireG

And wrapping up, I had to highlight this layout by a fellow blogger.  I absolutely love the strips of paper in combination with the skyline. The journaling is equally as fabulous.

Hope you enjoyed my picks for the evening and if you have a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!

 

Until next time…..

xxxx,

Esther aka mywisecrafts

Finger Pointing – July 24th

Hello my friends!   Some of us are wrapping up our weekend and other’s their Monday is well under way! So just sliding right into your inbox and bringing you some fabulous inspiration to either finish your weekend on a high or make your Monday more bearable!

You and Me by louso

Not only is this color palette gorgeous, I love the elegant look that was achieved, which isn’t always easy to do when using paints and messy threads.  I love the use of the black and white photo that looks like it has a soft color overlay to make it better match the color palette.   It’s just the right balance of the blood er olive green, the gold and black to make the photo really standout.

The Silence of Nature by jiserv

I love the background paper choice and how it matches the photo so well.  That cluster is perfection and the use of the paints/overlays under the cluster is perfect to complete this look.

Summer Vibes by Anja_77

LOVE the bright colors.  It really does feel like summer.  The treatment of the photo is perfect to give that underwater feel.  The layering and the clusters are gorgeous and I love the word art going up the side of the whole cluster.

1948-Lookin-Back-davenport-redone by Iowan

Love this gorgeous grungy background and the mixing of the kits used in this layout is fantastic.  I really am partial to black and white photos and this  one definitely tells its own story.  Love all the layers as it’s the layers that really make this layout come to life.  I think what I love most about this layout is that there are no flowers.  I’m so used to using at least one flower in my layout and to see a layout without any…. well I love it and I’m going to challenge myself to attempt this as well!

Best Dog by GonewiththeWind

I’m always in awe of Cheryl’s layouts.  She is absolutely the best at mixing all the patterned papers together and it always works.  I love all the use of the bold colors mixed in with the paints .  The little tag/word art cluster is pretty fab and then rounded out completely with the gorgeous black and white photos!

 

Seashells by Adryane

I LOVE all this white space.  The subtle blending of the photo just pops right off this page.  How about that bottle with the scatters in it?  How amazing is that.  My absolutely favorite, is all the journaling.  You really should swing by the gallery and read all the journaling.

Hope you enjoyed my picks for today.  If you get a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!

Until next time!

Hugs-

Esther (mywisecrafts)