Finger Pointing – July 25th

Good day, friends!  Heidi Nicole coming at you this evening…  I don’t know about where you’re from, but  Sitting here in the air conditioning and perusing the galleries is the perfect place to be!  Hope you are happy, healthy, and joyful!

Here’s my picks for today…

forest magic by andastra

This is such a gorgeous pocket page!  It’s whole vibe is magical, and the photos tell an amazing story.  I love that some of the photos and journal cards have frames and some don’t.  It adds interest and depth.  Beautifully created!

JULY by SweetChar

This TITLE!  What a fun way to use a big title/word.  I love the fun photos in the foreground… and that shadowing!  The frames are amazing and realistic, and the tucking and stacking is beautifully done.  Love it!

Tracy Arm Glacier by amyjcaz

This beautiful white space layout is so lovely…  the sweet blue ink in the background pairs beautifully with the white.  I love the vertical design and the perfectly placed elements.  The shadowing is done realistically and it all comes together flawlessly!

Hugs and Kisses by Pachimac

This is a total standout!  I adore the big XOXO and the black and white vibes going on here.  The pops of mustard yellow are tasteful and lovely.  This page gives me all the feels!

Magic by ajm

What a grungy treasure this is!  The background paper and the ink stamps are spot on.  I LOVE the circle framed photo and all of the lovelies tucked in behind it… this is truly a magical layout and it makes me happy!  The pops of blue are the icing on the cake here, and I love every little thing about it!

2022 July by Thuria

Loving these beach vibes!  This page exudes joy and summer… and I kinda can’t get enough of it!  I love the diagonal design, which really goes well with the background paper and scattered elements.  And that smile!!!!

That’s all I have for this evening!  Remember, leave some love on these beauties!  Stay cool, friends!


Heidi Nicole

Finger Pointing – June 17th

Happy Friday, friends!  Heidi Nicole here, coming to you from hot and steamy Kentucky…  Hope this finds all of you well!  The galleries are full of creativity and inspiration, and here are my picks for today…

Dad by SweetChar

This lovely, nostalgic piece makes me feel all the feels!  Dads are so special to us, and this is a beautiful memory to be treasured forever.  Beyond the feel of the layout, the technique is spot on.  The clustering, layering, and shadowing are beyond reproach.  The large title and the recurring circles balance the design, and it all comes together seamlessly.  Absolutely lovely!

Beach Love by LeeAndra

I have to admit, the sweet photo that is front and center drew me in immediately.  The addition of the same photo peeking out on either side just adds to the magic.  The bold background was a genius choice, and that title!  I love how the title balances the little word strips in opposite corners.  Every layer looks like it was placed specifically, and the shadows are absolutely lovely.  Each detail is *heart eyes* <3 The entire page makes me swoon!

#LOL by tanpopo

Do you ever wonder how to use a dark, bold background?  Well, this is how…  and it is absolutely magical!  I am in total love with this!  It immediately made me smile…  I mean, look at that photo!  What a cutie!  I LOVE that all the elements and goodies are across the top.  The bright colors in contrast to the chalkboard smiley background is so spot on.  The perfect touch is that grungey colorful paint.  I can’t say enough about this…  I just love it all!

Bikini Life by MrsPeel

I am loving the tropical, summer vibes here…  The shadowed ripped papers add dimension and realism to the layout.  The design of the page is so pleasing to the eye…  and what a lovely photo!  The title, using two different fonts/alphas, really brings the page together.  The elements, in the proverbial triangle, are beautifully placed and clustered.  I’m all about the bikini life!

She Loved Life by Farwen

This is wowza!  What an incredible technique on that photo… it looks like a vintage magazine to me!  I appreciate the art journaling vibes, yet the dimensional shadows on the paper scraps, word strips, and butterfly add depth and realism.  All in all, such an inspiration to all of us!


Life Documented by chigirl

This page evokes such calm feelings… and warm and fuzzies because of those sweet photos!  I adore all the vertical paper strips and arrows behind the photos, it adds so much interest to a solid(ish) background.  The minimal use of elements are perfectly placed and shadowed.  The spray paint and messy thread add a bit of grungey goodness to the piece.  It all comes together with that amazing title!  Love it!

That’s all for today, friends!  Don’t forget to click on the links to the pages and leave them some love <3  Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend, all!


Heidi Nicole