Finger Pointing -May 4th

….and May the 4th be with you… I couldn’t resist…I just had to start off the post with that. I have a feeling we are all going to need the FORCE to be with us as we go marching right into the iNSD weekend.  I also find it quite hilarious that my husband is like, “I’ve seen and heard it all, you even get holidays for your crafting!”

So as everyone is getting ready for a fun filled weekend with all kinds of iNSD festivities, let me help jump start your creative inspiration.  

Miss Independent by AmieN1

I love that the little artist whose artwork is displayed here, has taken a stand.  If no one else will buy her flowers, she’s got it covered.   This layout is gorgeously composed and the layering  and the white space around the artwork make the artwork just shine.  I love the bold floral print background.

Art Box No.3 by TirAmisu design by lencik_vredniy

This really does scream “Calgon take me away!”  I love this white space layout with all the paint in the background.  It really plays well on the photo and gives the sense of the ocean covering more of the page.  That cluster is stunning. Living in the Moment by Chunlin

A stunning art journaling page.  Love all the paints, bold flowers and the word art.  I particularly love that the design element has everything towards the edges and leaving more white space in the middle of the page.

Laura Rogers March Vibes 1 by Soul_Shine_Designs

THIS!!! Love the word art/typography in this silhouette.  The white space approach, really makes this layout just pop and makes the STATEMENT–“Woman you are AMAZING!”

May 23 Template Challenge by Cinna

Such a gorgeous artsy layout.  I love all the blending and the cluster on the right hand side is fabulous with some gorgeous framing.  I love the mix of the patterned paper, well done with a subtle vintage vibe that I absolutely adore.

and last but not least, Mix of Beauty by Kaklei

The title of the layout says it all….what a gorgeous mix of beauty.  I love the use of the paints and the stamps so beautifully layered.  A stunning artsy layout.


Hope you enjoyed my picks for the night.  If you get a chance, swing by and leave these talented artist some love!

See you around the galleries!!!!


xxxx-Esther aka mywisecrafts



Finger Pointing – April 5th

Good Evening from my part of the world.   Hope everyone is doing well.  Just sliding into your inbox with a little inspiration!

Going Green by nibylandia-11

Not only is this photo fantastic, I love how it matches with the  layout so well.  Love the grunginess of the background paper and the clustering is fantastic.

LO554-These Days Together by Omlialie

I’m not sure which I love more, the clustering or the use of this kit. Those dandelion puffs are perfection and add so much to this layout.  I really am drooling over all this layering and clustering.


Find Joy in Each Day by Angels

I love the use of all the arrows/chevron pattern in the background.  The various patterns used just draws one in.  The photos are super adorable and the clustering fantastic.
Pontlaconglais by tantivero

This blended photo is fantastic.  It looks like it should be part of a canvas painitng.  Love the texture that bleeds through into the photo.  The layering/clustering at the top of the page adds a nice vintage artsy feel.

WildChild by Intense magic

I LOVE the pops of color on this light colored background.  The mixture of the paints in the background with the clustering on  top is super fab!

Wyosenna bryza by Magnolia

Here’s another fabulous blended photo.  Love the little girl playing in the rain.  The vertical clustering is gorgeous.

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



Esther aka mywisecrafts

Finger Pointing – March 31st

Here we go, wrapping up another month and the first quarter of the year!  I’m here to slide into you inbox to inspire your creativity and hopefully motivate us all to carve out a little more “creative” time for this weekend.

2023 03 – Art Journaling – Week 4 – Vision board by Thuria

Such an amazing art journaling layout with the monochromatic feel and I love the soft pastels used to accent  design.  The various mix of fonts is fabulous!

Hope & Love by trzyludki

I love this clean and simple design approach to this Easter layout.  The softness of the layout in all it’s elegance is gorgeous!

Flowers in Your Soul  by  Cinderella

All I can say is OMG.  The mixture of the patterned papers have been used very strategically.  They compliment each other and the entire layout flows so beautiful.  The use of the paints and the clustering is gorgeous.

Palvinka_SpringBreeze by CarolWenxin

Love this gorgeous color palette and the clustering is fabulous.  I love how the stamps/paints are layered into add depth to the cluster.

près de Louvre by myla

I love the whole geometric effect here.  This design approach is stunning and just perfect for this moment captured.

Ride Your Bike by jak

Love this centered vertical alignment for the layout.  The layering, shadowing and clustering is perfection.

I hope you have enjoyed my picks for the night.  If you have a moment swing by and leave these amazing artists some love in their gallery.

Until next time…..

Esther (aka mywisecrafts)

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)