Finger Pointing – February 2nd

Hi all, and happy Thursday (or Friday in other parts of the world). I hope you all are heading in to a fabulous weekend full of all that makes you happy!! I had a snow day from work today, so a little extra time to run around in the galleries and as always I am blown away by the creativity! I hope you enjoy my picks for tonight!

Hello Beauty by Shannamay
How beautiful is this page! I am in love with that gorgeous butterfly photo. It makes me long for spring!! The pop of greenery is just stunning and her title work is amazing! Such a refreshing wonderfully scrapped page!


Chase your dreams by scrappydonna
How about this for a stunner! How gorgeous are those colors!! I love the layered photos and tag with the doily peeking out! Her shadow work is absolutely amazing and I am in awe at the depth she created!! Fantastic use of the patterns! So fabulous!!


Everyday by bcgal00
I so love the wonderful paper piece layers of this layout! So gorgeous with those amazing patterns and her stunning photo!! Her cluster work is just perfection and I adore all the beautiful birds!! Such a beautiful layout!


Black, Blessed & Beautiful by bryanna
Oh my goodness, another stunner!! Those paper layers in black and cream look absolutely amazing with the gorgeous pops of color in the flowers and greenery! Amazing photos and I adore her use of the cards and lovely title work! So perfectly scrapped!!


After the Storm by honeyandcheese
This one jumped out at me immediately in the gallery! How amazing is all the black and white and then the pop of the butterfly! I adore her use of the stamps and paint and the additional pop of color in her journaling. Such beautiful emotion!!


This or That by KingsQueen82
I could not stop staring at this amazing page! Wow! Those patterned paper strips are fabulous and her cluster work is absolutely stunning!! Could this be any more perfect for that beautiful photo? Her shadow work is perfection and the title is simply gorgeous!


And that will do it for me tonight! I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists!! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing – January 15th

Hi, everyone!! Happy New Year! We’re back! I hope that you all had the most amazing holiday season and that your 2023 is off to a fantastic start! So much goodness has been filling up the galleries over the last few weeks! I am always seriously blown away by all the talent in our community!! I spent quite a bit of time in the galleries today, just going back and looking at so many amazing pages and so many memories! There is so much inspiration out there! I hope you enjoy my picks for today!!

My Heartbeat by mmbstaley
How beautifully creative is this page! Such a happy photo and those colors behind it really make it pop! I love the border and her fun use of all the stitching, string, and doodles! Her layering is just fantastic and I adore the mix of textures. The fun little bead alpha is perfection! Such a super fun layout!


Time by beszteri
This one jumped out at me immediately from the gallery! I am so in love with the black and white stripe and gorgeous blending of the paint! The silhouette with the title work is simply beautiful and the clock element could be more perfect! So very striking!


Sad by angels
Oh my goodness at the amazing creativity of this page! Her layers are absolutely beautiful and the whole page is so full of emotion. I adore her use of the stamps and the pops of red are gorgeous!! Stunning layering of the papers and greenery and the alpha she used is perfect! My condolences for her loss.


Don’t Quit by caapmun
Another absolute stunner! How gorgeous is that blended portrait?! Her clustering of stamps, paints, and dimensional elements framing the bottom and side could not be more perfect! I love the beautiful pops of color and wonderful journaling! Absolutely gorgeous layout!!


You Fly Now by Bellisae
The gorgeous colors and amazing layers drew this one to me right away! I love her beautiful blended patterns and all the wonderful texture created by the lace, string and florals! Her shadow work is fabulous and I could love that her journaling more!! The word strips are just perfect! Fabulous page!



And that will do it for me today!! I hope you take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing – December 18th

Hi all! So sorry, this post was meant to be made yesterday and I have totally been caught up in last minute Christmas things! I completely lost track of what day it was!! Before I get to my picks, I want to take a moment to let you all know that this will be our last post for 2022. We will be taking a short break through the first week in January so that our amazing team can spend time with family and friends for the holidays. I also want to thank you for all your support throughout this past year. This is a most amazing space, where creativity, inspiration, and love shine so bright! And finally, I want to thank the incredible ladies who make up the GSO team. We are all volunteers who simply have a love for this community and a desire to bring some added joy to it. Most of us have careers and families outside of this blog and it takes very special people to keep showing up with enthusiasm and taking the time to bring some added light and love in to our corner of the world. I hope you will join me in thanking them for their time and passion for this craft! Wishing you all happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

And now on to my picks! I hope you enjoy them!

Mother and Daughter by Jill
How pretty is this page! Such a perfect layout for that beautiful mother/daughter photo! The floral background is stunning and I am in love with her use of the paints, greenery and florals!! The lace bit is such a perfect touch! This is just such a lovely, sweet page!!


Merry Everything by huyentrang43
I absolutely adore everything about this page! The cutouts and trees are wonderful and I love the pattern behind the cutouts! The background couldn’t be more perfect, and how sweet are those photos! They make me smile just looking at them! The greenery and super cute elements are just the best! Such a lovely page!


Winter by weaselwatchr
This photo is beyond precious, and her layout couldn’t be more perfect for it! All of those fabulous layered patterns and her amazing cluster work made this one pop right out of the gallery at me! I adore the soft colors and that adorable snowman! So beautifully done!


A Merry Little Magic by Anja_77
Oh my goodness, this is such a stunning page! I love how all those gorgeous elements pop on that darker background! Her cluster work is absolutely phenomenal and her shadow work is gorgeous! Such an adorable photo and so beautifully scrapped!!


Peace on Earth – Twinkle by lacy
This layout is just so pretty!! I adore the paint and stamping on the background and her beautiful blending work! Such a fun photo and I love how it pops out of the frame! I love her fabulous use of the stitching and sweet cluster work! Such a lovely page!


Walking in a Winter Wonderland by grantlaurensmom
Such a beautiful photo! It looks so peaceful and serene! I love how she mounted it on the wood background and the pop of gorgeous red in the ribbon! The greenery and the birds couldn’t be more perfect and her title work is fabulous!! Such a stunner!!

And that will do it for me tonight and for this year!! Thank you again for taking the time to love on all the layouts we’ve shared over the past year and we are looking forward to spotlighting so much more amazing creativity in the new year!!

Happy Holidays to you all and I’ll see you around the galleries!!


Finger Pointing – December 7th

Hi, all!! I hope you are having an amazing week and headed into a wonderful weekend ahead! I have been blessed this week with grandbaby #5 and we are all over the moon. Plus, I have lots of new photos to scrap! I was super happy, though, to have a little time this evening to get back in the galleries and admire all the gorgeous creations! I hope you enjoy the ones I am sharing tonight!


Snow Lover by scrapbookmama
How gorgeous are the colors in this layout and so perfect for those great winter/snow photos!! I love the gorgeous patterns and that dreamy background with the lovely border! Her cluster work is absolutely stunning and I adore the tucked snow flakes and fun owl element! Such a beautiful page!


Day3 – Holiday Getaway by svanderhaegen
What a lovely scene and would be such a dreamy holiday getaway! This is such a gorgeous page! The texture in the background is fantastic and I really love her sweet cluster and beautiful out of bounds work! Absolutely stunning winter page!


25th December by Elizabeth22
I am just in love with that fun Santa photo!! Her cluster is absolutely beautiful and the hanging stars are just perfection!! The background is so beautifully done and I adore the scattered elements and beautiful cluster! Such a wonderful page!


Christmas Joy by Kat Hansen
What a fabulous photo!! So fun and happy! I just love all her clustering and scattered elements around the photo! The lace elements add such great texture and the paint helps everything to just pop on the page! Absolutely beautiful title work and super fun page!


December Memories Dec 7 by rubygirl
I am so enjoying seeing the December memories pages filling the galleries and this one is one of my favorites so far! I love the big photo split among the photo spots and what a wonderful memory to document! I adore these little moments captured! The word art is so fun!! This is just fabulous!!


Yes, Please by SweetCar
Oh my goodness, what amazing cluster work!! This is such a super fun page!! I am cackling at the journaling about the recipe site! This is such a perfectly scrapped page! Amazing layers and use of the patterns, and such a wonderful memory!! Love it so much!!

And that will do if for me tonight! I hope you enjoyed my picks and will leave a little love for these amazing artists! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing – December 1st

Hi all, and happy first day of December! Are we ready for all the festivities of the holiday season? I am not! I guess I better start thinking about it anyway. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas in a school is a little chaotic, but fortunately I was able to come home on time today and take a little bit to browse the galleries. I hope you enjoy the fabulous layouts I chose to share this evening!


1 december by veer
Tis the season to start documenting December!! Are you doing a December project? I can’t wait to get started on mine and gorgeous layouts like this one make me even more excited! How stunning is this page for the first! What an absolutely lovely cluster! I love the gold and her wonderful use of the stitching! Amazing work


December This or That 14b by JillW
It may be the start of December, but this is where I much rather be!! What gorgeous photos and I love her amazing design! The wood background is absolutely perfect for all those amazing beach and floral elements!! I love the addition of those gorgeous papers!! So beautifully done!


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Isn’t this just so lovely!! I adore her beautiful blending work on that precious photo!! I also love the combination of stamped tree and dimensional greenery! The flowers and pinecone are gorgeous!! This is just a really stunning page!


Cozy Christmas by jnac916
I just love this so much!! It is such a cozy page! I love the layered background papers and that pattern on top is so beautiful! Such sweet photos and I adore how she used different bits of framing! Her clusters are gorgeous!! So perfectly scrapped!!


For my last couple of picks, I couldn’t resist sharing some beautiful hybrid projects! These are definitely making me want to do a little crafting for the holidays!!

Gift Card bags by mocamom
How adorable are these! I just love this for gifting cards and I have quite a few for this year! The patterns she chose are absolutely perfect! I now these gifts will be loved!!


December Documented – the tree by er_creates
I am totally in love with this book style of documenting December!! One day I hope to have the time to put in to creating something like this! Her photos are absolutely fantastic and I love the element pieces she used! So fun and so creative!


And that will do it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my picks and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing – November 25th

Happy Friday evening, everyone!! I hope that those of you who celebrated had an amazing Thanksgiving and made so many great memories. And to those of you who braved Black Friday, my hats off to you! I hope you scored some fabulous deals! I had a really quiet day which was super nice for a change and I had a little extra time to browse the galleries. I hope you enjoy the beautiful pages I found to spotlight today!


DD by marnel
What an absolutely amazing December Daily page! Oh my gosh, I am in love with all her amazing layers! The greenery and florals are beautiful and so perfectly tucked in to the pockets. I really adore the different stars and fun little element touches! Gorgeous page!


2018 | Miss My Peggy by Iowan
How stunning is this page! Such a beautiful tribute! Her blending and use of the paints is such a lovely effect and the dimensional elements are absolute perfection. This is so beautifully scrapped and such a powerful page. So very lovely!


Avalon by LynnG
How sweet is that photo and the tone is so beautiful with the gorgeous colors in the page! I absolutely love her work with the stamped and painted elements! the little banner is such a perfect touch! So beautifully scrapped!


In Review by alinalove
What a lovely set of photos!! I love the ledger paper background and pencil! So creative! Beautiful pops of color in the flowers, ribbons, and scatters! Such a gorgeous and creative design! I absolutely love the vintage feel!


Morning Chores by bred1269
These photos are just the sweetest! What an adorable little helper!! Her layers are just amazing! I love the greenery, lace and paper pieces. The pops of pink tie in with the photo so perfectly!! The string is such a wonderful touch! So very pretty!


Play in the Snow by faerywings
This page is just an absolute stunner! First of all, the photo is the sweetest, and her cluster work is so amazing! I am madly in love with the bits of white with the pops of blue and red. The misting along the edges is so lovely as well! Just perfectly scrapped!


And that will do it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my picks and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists!! Until next time, see you around the galleries!

Finger Pointing – November 16th

Hi all, and happy Wednesday night!! I was supposed to be here yesterday, but life got a little crazy and I let the time get away from me! But, I got to spend some time in the galleries this evening and found some gorgeous pages to share! I hope you enjoy my picks!


Fresh Start by chigirl
I am so not a fan of wintertime, but pages like this really do make me appreciate the beauty! What a gorgeous layout! I love her use of the painted elements and the gorgeous dimension of the flowers! This is so beautifully scrapped!!


Awesome by Amy L
How gorgeous is this page?! I absolutely adore that photo of her husband and his firewood house, and all the gorgeous florals and greenery couldn’t be more perfect! Such a beautiful design and really lovely title work!!


New Chapter by KarenDiamond
This is such a stunning page! I am in love with the gorgeous colors and the blended pattern on the background! The torn pieces at the top are lovely and her cluster work is beautifully done! Fantastic work!


anna-aspnes-digital-artplay-collection-frolic-giving-viv.jpg by profolly
This layout is just so stunning! This would be the most beautiful print to hang on the wall! I  adore the paper tree and the sweet element bits on it. The string of letters is just perfection, as are the gorgeous pops of red! So, so beautifully scrapped.


Trick or Treat by kirstal
This is such a fun page!! Those costumes are absolutely the best!! How cool are all the fabulous patterned pieces and I adore the different angles! Her cluster work is just amazing and her shadows are perfection!! Wonderfully scrapped layout!


Out For A Ride by Maureen McCullough
I absolutely love this big photo!! What a sweet moment captured!! I adore her amazing flower clusters and the addition of the paint palette is just perfect!! Really lovely work!!

And that will do it for me today!! I hope you enjoyed my picks and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists!! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!