Finger Pointing – May 9th

Happy Mother’s Day to all you  beautiful mama’s and mama’s to be!  Enjoy this day set aside to recognize you as the SUPER HERO that you are.  In honor of Mother’s Day….I browsed the galleries as a Mother on  Mission.  I wanted to highlight layouts that were about Mom. I hope you enjoy these gorgeous layouts as much I do!


SSL On the Line: Sara and Jared by Delisak

Mommy to Be is just the precursor to the journey of motherhood.  Not only is this layout stunning, look at how gorgeous the Mom to Be is, she is glowing.  I truly believe that sometimes less is more in some layouts and this layout is a perfect example of that.  The use of the mask with the subtle paints and script in the background provide the perfect softness to evoke that warm feeling and kindred connectedness to this Mommy in waiting. I love the little accent pieces that were added to document this moment in time.  They are soft and enhance the layout without stealing the limelight from the star of the layout!

Motherhood by Mother Bear

I’m not quite sure there are enough or the right words to describe this simply stunning layout.  I’m already in awe of this artist and can just sit and stare at her designs and still find new things to be amazed by.  Let’s look at this layout….the photo treatment is amazing and the the layering is to definitely swoon worthy.  These photos by themselves are already gorgeous photos!  Somehow the artist managed to weave all the emotion in these photos in the layout.  I feel the placement of the clustering draws your eyes to take in the bond among these 3 beauties from different perspectives.

Finally Spring by wvsandy

I feel like this story is told from a Grandmother’s perspective.  It’s a girls day out and Grandma is the photographer.  The layout captures the fun and candid moment of a mom with her two girls.  It’s photos like this that live on to tell the story years from now.  Look at the detail used in the layout.  Love the subtle uses of the gessos/paints and the gorgeous blending of that large photo. How adorable are those bird houses? They are the perfect accent to this layout and I love the pop of darker pink for the foliage. Look close and you will see we have some out of box action happening…. see that little kick of the foot?  I’m a huge out of box fan and love seeing this in other artist layouts.

May BYOC by MiekSter

I couldn’t resist one more layout capturing a candid moment and highlighting a bond between a mother and child. I love all the artsy goodness, messy threads and grunginess of this page.  The colors are soft in the background with the bolder accent pieces that really work together so well to make this gorgeous black and white photo just stand out!  Yes, Love Grows Here!

Mom and Daughters by sandra-9963

I love this layout for so many different reasons.  I love that it’s a stunning heritage page and this artist opted to take a clean and elegant approach to it.  The monochromatic style with just the touch of that blue is just the right amount of color to tie the word art to those gorgeous photos so beautifully.  Such a perfect way to document these 2 moments in time in one layout.

Mother-You are Amazing by pmjames

This large blended photo in the background is the first thing that caught my eye!  It is blended so beautifully and with love.  I love the cluster.  It isn’t a traditional cluster in the sense that we normally see framing or enhancing a photo and that is what I love about it the most, it’s split in the middle as well to allow placement of the word art.  Did you see how “Mother” has paper clipped to it and it’s also softened to blend with the overall layout.  There are so many little details to see here,  even the texture of the washi tape… it’s there, it blends in but yet the depth makes it noticeable. 

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  For all you mothers and mommies to be, enjoy your Mother’s Day and I hope it as special as you are!

If you have a moment, please take the time and leave these amazing artists some love on their layouts.


Catch you around the galleries until next time!


Esther (mywisecrafts)

Finger Pointing – April 20th

Can you believe that we are nearing the end of April?   Sitting here, needing to run errands, but it’s raining a nice gently rain….. so instead of running errands, I browsing galleries and just listening to the rain fall.  The combination of the 2 with a cup coffee makes my soul happy! During my browsing travels,  I found some amazing pages.  I hope you enjoy my picks and are inspired by them as well!

042021IC-Whimsical by AnotherAmanda

He’s a thinker, he’s creative and he definitely has ideas.  This layout is super FUN and captures his imaginative and adventurous side so well. This layout makes me want to meet him and just ask him all about the many adventures and ideas that he has!  

17 by SeattleSheri

Huge fan of this artist’s designs.  Check out the blending of the black and white photo and the use of the paint behind the framed photo and those marvelous clusters.  So yeah, this is a guy page with a bunch of flowers on it, but this artist can ALWAYS pull off a magnificent guy page with flowers.

Your Things and Mine by Ann06

This definitely has all the feels.  I love how our artist is depicting the beauty of her husbands work tools right along hers.  She has so beautifully connected their two worlds of “art.”  Loving all the grunge and vintage vibes as well!

Jack Daniels Tour by Kjersti

Ok, so how fun is this?  Not only would this tour be fun (in my opinion), but check out this layout.  There’s even some Jack Daniels ephemera being used.  The photos are fantastic and then all the layers.  This layout has a lot happening here.  Lots of detail but it isn’t overwhelming.  It tells a story and it pulls me to investigate every nook and cranny of this layout. 

April 2021 My Spring Shoe Challenge by Tinisek Digiscrap

Stilettos. Purple Patent Leather. That’s like a dream come true.  Such a gorgeous piece of art that really highlights the beauty of this gorgeous shoe.  Look at the shadowing  for the shoe, that is fantastic. Did you notice the water color floral pattern that the shoe is sitting on? Or how about the  background, it looks like wallpaper! The floral embellishment clusters are the perfect touch!

Denim and Diamonds by Chaos Lounge

I think the title alone sums this next layout so nicely.   If you have a favorite pair of jeans, why not scrap about them.  They deserve to be recognized as well and then anything accented with some diamonds is just oooo la la.  Love the layering that is happening and the shadowing. That zipper element is just fantastic and I love how our artist has shown us the jeans from various different perspectives and reminding us that different perspectives can be scrapped equally as beautiful.


Hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  If you can spare a moment, stop by and leave this amazing artists some love!


Until next time!

Esther xxxx



Finger Pointing-April 3rd

Happy Saturday (at least where I’m located… lol). I have to say, after spending the past few weeks trying to get all our tax documents in order, browsing the galleries and looking at all these amazing layouts was just what my tax addled brain needed. Hope you enjoy my picks for the day.

Turtle by catgoddess

Normally when I scrap, I’m used to using very distinct borders.  I “think” that is what is needed to make a page pop.  Well, this layout just proved that theory wrong.  I love how the starfish doesn’t have the bold borders and how the layout is arranged in that starfish with the lovely sea turtle porthole cluster.  Such an awesome technique demonstrated here!  In addition, the soft colors of the background, make the sea turtle photo just pop!

vmd_kokomo by Olivia24

It’s no secret, I love blending and I love extractions.  (Clearly, my brain is already on the beach as I inadvertently have another water/beach layout to point out).  I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this layout.  From the joy on this little girl’s face to the fabulous blending and this amazing extraction, this just screams happiness.  The sailboat cluster is gorgeous and those fish swimming in the background even look happy.  So if your day is crazy and you need to escape real life for a moment, you may just want to hang out at this layout for minute.

Jocelyn Iris by Blackkl1545

Circle layouts are something that I struggle with so I’m always in awe when a fellow artist can create one that is simply stunning. This layout is a showstopper!  I love the monochromatic influence as it makes the pink/red just pop.  Take a look at that amazing black and white photo!  Let’s be honest, the real showstopper is little Ms. Jocelyn herself and we can tell that Grandma is definitely in love with this little girl….. this page just oozes of proud Grandma Love!

Birdsong by Anja_77

The first thing that caught my eye when I saw this gorgeous layout, was the music in the background. I love how it adds depth and subconsciously it anchors the page.  The use of our friend here with the blue hair is a bold choice.  This artist did a phenomenal job with her clustering to soften the boldness of the blue and pull it all together in this stunning layout.

Stained Glass by robinoes66

The sharp contrast in this layout just made it jump out at me.  I love the use of the dark background with the radiating red/white magic lights.  Take a look at that stained glass frame, how amazing is that?  This artist did an amazing job at capturing the beauty of the ice in the photo.

Spring is in the Air by alannabanana

This heavily textured background is softened beautifully with the paint. The photo is zoomed in to bring our attention to this beautiful little girl focused on the beauty of spring and is so perfectly accented with that gorgeous cluster.

Hope you enjoyed my fabulous picks for the day. If you have a moment, please leave some love for these amazing artists. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you next time and around the galleries.