Finger Pointing-March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! Hope everyone had a fun and lucky day. I always count it fun when I can chill at with a glass of wine and craft on any level or spend time with the family.

So I’m going to sneak into you inbox really quick and share some gorgeous inspiration with you as the galleries are just brimming with all kinds of gorgeous eye candy!!!

 A New Fragrance by Designer AnjaDD –I admittedly love most things that even suggest cherry blossoms.  This bold background choice with  the red paints mixed in and the pops of black stamps/paints with the scattering of the florals.  It just begged to be stopped and admired.


Fierce by Mijo–Our friend is this photo is showing us just how FIERCE she is.  I love that the photo has similar color palette to the background paper.  The clusters are fabulous and shadows amazing.

18 y0 by Roxanna--Love photo in this layout! It feels like it has a subtle sepia undertone to.  I’m thinking that 18 may not be all it’s cracked up to be, but love that this pensive moment was captured so perfectly and the design of the layout completely supports this mood.  Little bit of darkness, a whole lot of light with new growth and hope shining through.

 Fantasy Creature by Susan-s3js– This layout screams creative FUN. No boundaries, just pure freedom of creating.   This type of creating is not a strong suit of mine, and I’m always in awe when others create these fun layouts that I also feel always have a depth of meaning (but then I do tend to analyze most things for the meaning, lol).

Challenge 7 by kythe– This layout really spoke to me.  The softness of the layout reminded me that balance has a sense of fragility.  But the pops of color reminds that we are strong enough to create it and live beautifully.  This layout beautifully depicts the meaning of the word art.  The brushwork is gorgeous and love the stenciled look of the flowers as bold but subtle accents.

Last but not least and everyone go ahead and join in… and do what this title says…. Stand Up by cutiejo1. Let’s all join in, listen to the music and have our own dance party.  These extractions are fantastic and the movement on this page is amazing.  I feel like we are part of the audience. 

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the day!  If you have a moment, swing by the galleries and leave these fabulous artists some love.

Until Next Time. . . . . . . 

Esther aka mywisecrafts











Finger Pointing-February 3rd

I have to say TGIF in my part of the world. It’s been a long week and thankfully the kids sports are wrapped up for the time being. It makes me feel less like I’m running in circles.  How am I relaxing tonight, I’m browsing some galleries.

Viv by marnel

I do love layouts that utilize cut files.  This one definitely wows.  I love that the design is done so well that it really mimics a true hybrid project.  All the clustering and artsy bits are amazing!


















Stillness | Feb 23 BYOC by lcpereyra

What a stunning and bold layout.  This black & white layout just pops in the gallery.  The shadowing is fantastic and this layout reminds us that February is also about capturing ALL the things we love, not just the people!


















Art is the Future by Adryane

This color palette caught my eye.  I love the pops of color…..not going to lie, that old tape grabbed my eye too.  I tend to love all things with a vintage/retro vibe and this layout did not disappoint, also love that she converted the butterflies into a sketch.


















Bunker Bay by Shannamay

First of all, this beach is gorgeous!!! Take me away to hear!!!  I love the simplicity and clean approach to this design and splitting the photo into multiple frames is always an appeal to me. The stitching on the frames  kinda makes me happy.  I do love some good stitching!!!  


















Chaos by Saar

I do love a good art journaling page.  I feel art journaling is one key way to soothe the soul and the mind.  This layout captures so much emotion between the moodiness of the background look  combined with the journaling and then made to look os so appealing with that amazing cluster. 

















PGAD Sketch Challenge by scrappinnewbie

This photo is super adorable.  And I love that this artist combined it with this fabulous patterned/grungy paper.  The colors in the photo play so well with the colors chosen for this layout design and I love all the clusters.


















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

Until next time!

xx-Esther (aka mywisecrafts)

Finger Pointing December 14th, 2022

‘Tis the season.  The season for all kinds of busyness. It is a grand time to be with family and friends so it is worth the crazy schedules, hustle and bustle!  Hopefully you are taking a moment to pause as I share with you some gorgeous inspiration that I found in the galleries tonight!!!

Christmas Cookies by amyjcaz

So I secretly pin paper layouts with a similar vibe.  Now I’m going to have to pin this one too!!!!  I love how all the elements are strategically placed to give the tree form.  How about the word art for the tree trunk?


















I admittedly a sucker for buffalo plaid.  I love all the layering, the different papers and the gorgeous clusters on this O Christmas Tree layout by EvelynD


















I love when the design of a layout contributes to the feeling/vibe that the artist wants you to feel.  This Let it Snow layout by Claire Grantham does just that!  That gray background with the snow on it goes so well with the black and white photo!


















Memories with the Elf by Ernie88

Not only are these photos super adorable…. look at the composition of this star.  Isn’t it amazing?  I love all the embellishments used to capture this gorgeous moment.


















Perfect by estir_bune

I love this left sided vertical flow and the journaling and the photo is a gentle reminder that it’s ok if the photo isn’t perfect.  Just capture the moment.  Definitely something I’m going to work on for the new year!


















This layout, Winter Days-Day #4 by Lori Ann reminds me of home, which then reminds me of the fond memories that I have just goofing off and be ridiculously silly with my brother and sister-in-law and their family.   The masking of the photo is gorgeous and the silence and beauty of nature is captured so well.

















Hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  If you get a moment, swing by these amazing artist gallery and leave them some love.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season!!! See you around the galleries.


Esther (aka mywisecrafts)

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.


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!



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