Gallery Standouts Jan. 24th, 2023

Good Eve everyone! Kari here! Happy New Year from me! Hope everyone is off to a happy start to their new year making happy memories! It’s been an emotional roller coaster of a month for me so far and I have been through a ringer of emotions. So I am quite worn out. So without due lets get onto today’s standouts.

My first choice today comes from the Lilypad. If you did not know the pad is hosting their yearly event called Month of Challenges! All of January they are hosting a challenge a day and if you complete of all them you can win a great line up of prizes! You should really check it out if you haven’t already! This stunner was from today’s challenge “all tucked in”.

Zomer by AJM

Isn’t this page a stunner? what isn’t there to love about this page? I have been a long time fan of her work and this page is truly a work of art.  I love the color combo and the brush work with the black and white photos tucked so nicely in, The patterned paper and the leaves. So elegant.

For my next find I traveled over to the Sweet Shoppe.

This find truly broke my heart into a million pieces. I have watched this scrapper’s children grow up throughout the years. I have watched her children grow from toddlers into young adults and gotten to know them through the internet. Sadly Trish’s family had to go through what no family should have to go through this past week, the loss of a child. No words can express how sorry and heart broken I feel for them and the pain they must be going through. As a mother of an angel myself, I know how painful the pain is down deep inside. My heart aches not only for Trish but her whole family.

Without You by MommaTrish 

This layout is not only heart breaking but beautiful at the same time. I truly hope it brought some comfort to Trish while making it. I send all my love to her and her family from afar.

For my next find I traveled over to Oscraps where I found the most cutest layout ever!!!

Baby Bath by musicmom3

I couldn’t get over the cutest here! I mean look at that cute baby!! The blend work is amazing and I love all the elements and title work! such amazing work!

Our last standout of the night goes to our very own Jan. I found this stunner back at the pad. While glancing I came across this layout and this cutie just popped out at me!

Filled Template by IntenseMagic

I can not get over the cuteness here! something about little girls and pigtails just does me in every single time! And I am in love with the soft pastels! I love how she used the template! And the pretty florals and soft butterflies! it is so girly!

Thank you all for joining me tonight in my selections! Have an amazing week and remember to keep those memories alive! Keep on scrapping! until next time!

Kari! 🙂

Finger Pointing: Nov 30th, 2022

Good evening everyone, Kari here. Wow! Can you believe it is the last day in November already? Where has this month gone? Winter has decided to show its face here in Wisconsin we have seen some snow the last few days, and oh golly gosh the cold that has come with it! Today’s high was a whole 22 degrees! (brrrrr!!) talk about brutal! Perfect hot chocolate and snuggle weather!  Has made me consider buying the kids new gloves and hats as gifts for the Holidays. How is the weather around where you are? has the brutal cold hit you yet? have you seen snow flurries?

My first selection of the night has a wintery vibe. I found this beauty over at the Lilypad.

oh so quiet winter by LoveItScrapIt

I love her little cluster with the photo of her all bundled up nice and snug and warm! and than the pretty tree cluster on the bottom! And how she did the title on a tilt to line up with the lines of the background! perfectly brilliant!

My second beauty of the night I found over at Pickle Berry Pop. I went again with the wintery theme!

Comfort-Warmth by Renée

I love how she used the photo mask to include the photo of the sweetest little girl! and the scatter of snowflakes all around on the pretty background of greens and blues! With the cluster it just makes for the perfect page!

For my next selection I made my way over to the Sweet Shoppe where I found this amazing stunner!

Christmas Time by mrsashbaugh

OMG the cluster work on this is breathtaking! and I love all the photos she used! and the different shades of blue with whites and ivorys just pop! Such a stunner of a page! Amazing work!

My last and final entry of the night comes from Oscraps. Again I followed with the winter theme and found this fun layout showing off some snowy fun!

Snowboards by *sylvia*

    I been a long time admirer of Sylvia’s work! I adore her out of bounds work here on the photo! and how she repeated the snowboarder in color and than again in black and white! Really draws a punch! And how the snowy ground seems to go across the page! simply fantastic work!

    Thank you all for joining me tonight! I hope you all stay warm! See you all in Dec! Take care!


    Finger Pointing: Nov 9th, 2022

    Kari here. How is everyone? It has been awhile since I last posted. Since than a lot has changed in my life, I became a Mrs. and got a new name! and gained a husband! We had been together 10 years but now that we are married it seems so unreal. I am still adjusting to life as a Mrs. and remembering to use my new last name. And of course coming up with a fancy way to sign it.

    On top of everything else I start a new job tomorrow! Which I am super duper excited about! Going to be working part time at Sam’s Club. Since I got hurt last year at my old job, I had to quit my previous job earlier this year. (it was not an easy choice). Finding new work that worked with my restrictions wasn’t easy. But I am hoping I have found a good fit. To tell you the truth down deep I am a tad bit nervous!

    I can not believe it is November already! Fall is here and all around me in Wisconsin the leaves have fallen off the trees. (which my dog Neelix loves!). He thinks the trees shake off their leaves just for him. A special crunchy buffet of color all over the ground just for him to scoop up and eat. But seriously I love this time of year! The beautiful colors, the weather not too warm nor to cold, the apple cider, boots, walks with loved ones and cuddling under warm blankets watching movies! Who could ask for anything more? What is your favorite fall activity?

    Now on to my picks

    My first pick of the night is that of

    Just Because by AJM 

    I am a huge fan of her work and this one is just perfect! I love the simple-ness of it and all the white space. It is so elegantly done. What isn’t there to love?

    My second pick of the night screams autumn to me!

    Autumn Splendor by mywisecrafts

    I am so in love with this layout by Esther! The colors are just stunning and I love her use of the butterflies and vines.

    this third pick blew me away. I found this beauty at Oscraps

    Forbidden Seas by Adryane

    I love the blend work here and the color choices reminds me of the ocean. And I love her how title work just seems to blend right into the image. Such amazing work!

    My final pick for the night I traveled over the Pickle Berry Pop and found this masterpiece:

    Busy Days by NHDesignz

    I am a sucker for a bunch of paint and this one really grabbed at the messy paint heart strings. I mean just look at all that wonderful painty mess! And I love the photo flitter she chose also! What a great design!

    That is all for tonight! I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week! Keep scrapping your memories! and take care! Until next time!

    Kari signing off! 🙂



    Gallery Standouts June 22nd, 2022

    Good Afternoon everyone!  Kari here! I hope it is a lot cooler where you all are than it is where I am at here in Wisconsin! the last few days it is has been unbearable in the high 90’s and I am literally sweating in places where sweat should not be! Very uncomfortable to say the least! Sticky icky ewww! as my son would put it! My poor service dog, Neelix, has been laying in front of the fan with his belly up in the air so the cool breeze will blow upon it cooling him off a bit! I am praying for cooler nights in the forecast later this week!

    It has been a crazy month this month in our family, and I can not believe June has seemed to just fly by! Has it seemed like that to anyone else? In the past few weeks, the kids have finished up school for the year, started summer vacation, started summer school, gotten summer jobs, I turned OMG… 40!!…. my fiancee hit a Kamikaze crazed deer on the highway the other night who almost tried to kill him! (totaled the front of his new mustang..but that’s a story for another day)… and so much more!

    Well enough rambling on from me. Onto the good stuff right? I had a blast searching the galleries tonight from some good old scrap inspration and came across some goodies for you all to enjoy, So here are my picks ,

    The first one comes from one of my favorite all time galleries,  The Lily Pad.

    Vintage Flowers by JenEm

    I love the soft colors here in Jen’s beautiful cluster! and the butterfly is a simple but feminine touch! And all those paper strips are just brillentley done!


    My second layout of the night comes from one of my all time scrap ideal’s Miss Trish.

    It’s In a Book By MommaTrish


    Trish is always so creative and this one is no different! Everything from the title to the design of this page grabbed my attention and drew me in! I have loved watching her adorable kids grow up over the years and I FREAKING LOVE the doodles and title work on this page! it is truly a work of art.


    My third choice tonight is that of a designer from Pickle Berry Pop. I just love it when designers use products to create pages as well.


    I love her use of blending here and the vertical design! The beautiful flowers give it that garden feel as well! and the title at an angle is a great touch.

    My last one of the night tonight comes from the first gallery I really got into when I first started digital scrapbooking, Gingerscraps. I choose a person who is newer to digital scrapbooking as we all got to start somewhere! so welcome to the hobby! I hope you find the community welcoming!


    I loved the photo of the cute little baby! and her design here! the off set framing is something I use often!and the colors were pretty as well!


    Have a great night everyone! stay cool! Until next time! Enjoy searching those galleries !! and remember to leave comments to those who inspire you!


    Kari signing off!

    Gallery Standouts April 26th

    Good afternoon everyone! Kari here,. I can not believe that we are almost done with April already! This year is going by quicker than I can blink. My son turns 16 in a few days and we are preparing for his birthday. It has been kinda a busy week. On top of that I found out I may be a grandma later this year! And I have been going to Physical Therapy and OT for my hand injury I received in Oct at work. (I was given a mighty electric shock!),

    I hope you all are keeping busy and staying happy.

    It is still very much winter here in Wisconsin. We get a few tastes of spring here and there, but mother nature always reminds us that we live in the Midwest and winter can last 6 months or more! *L* But I am impatiently waiting the spring flowers and warm weather to appear.

    This first layout reminds me that spring is coming sooner or later. I love the use of the flower cluster on one side of the page and the soft pastels. I am also a huge fan of starburst papers. They just seem to draw in the eye!

    Grow and Bloom by pjm117

    This second layout I found in the Lilypad gallery and it just made me happy. Rainbows are all the craze now days and I love the double rainbow elements and the stacking of the rainbow background as well.

    Hi by MishSpar

    For the next layout I made my way over to the Sweet Shoppe, where I found this beauty.

    One Year by Jaye

    I am in love with the design here, the colors and the crown! Such a well done layout design,

    My last and final layout for today is that of

    Friends Forever by Bright Eyes

    I found this stunner at Pickle Berry Pop. If you know me, you know I am a huge dog lover. The cute poochie on this page drew me right  in! I believe everyone needs a good fur-friend!


    That is all for today folks! I hope these layouts gave you a little bit of scrap inspriation. Until next time, scrap happy and stay safe!


    Gallery Standouts March 17th, 2022

    Hello everyone! Kari here! Long time no see. Things have been crazy in my neck of the woods. I had a horrible accident at work back in October and I am still recovering from the lasting side effects, taking it one day at a time! But glad to get back into the scrapping community and spending time on the forms with my friends and scrap family once again.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day  to all those who are celebrating the holiday today around the Globe. Are you all wearing green or do I have to pinch ya?

    Now onto today’s picks


    My first pick of the day is :

     AnnaB Caged by my thoughts

    I am just drawn to layouts that show emotion. This layout spoke to me in so many ways. With the hand-drawn girl with tears in her eyes to the cloud floating overhead and the splashes of bold color.  Sometimes you need no words to get your message across and this layout does just that.

    For my second pick I headed over to the Sweet Shoppe and found this beauty among the gallery.


    priority by alinalove

    I have been an admirer of Alina’s work for awhile now and I just adore what she did here with Val’s new freebie at the Sweet Shoppe! The explosion of color to create the perfect bouquet with her photo tucked inside the cluster is just plain magical!

    For my third pick I searched the gallery of Pickle Berry Pop.

    Moments by Anna Santos

    I love me a good art journal page and this one really stands out. I don’t know why maybe it is the splashes of orange? (which happens to be my favorite color?) or the scribbled face hiden within but this layout drew me in for a closer look and that had me loving every bit of it!

    My final pick of the day I visited one of the very first galleries I ever posted at, Gingerscraps. It is here where I came across this layout that really stuck out in the gallery to me.

    To the Moon and Back by maskyra

    This mystically universe feel of this layout grabbed my attention. And when I zoomed in closer I couldn’t get over the cute sweet little one in the photos! I really love the border placed around the  layout and the stunning navy color mixed with the pops of yellows. It is really eye catching!

    Those are my picks for today everyone! Have a great day filling your bellies full of green beer and cornbeef and cabbage! Until next time,


    Finger Pointing- Oct 27th

    Kari here, long time no see. I have been missing in action. A lot of busy things happening in my life. It is peak season at the photo studio in which I work. And a few weeks ago I was shocked by electricity while trying to change out some equipement at work! So my left hand has been “asleep” and basically out of use! I am waiting on an EMG from the hospital to see if their is nerve damage and until than my hand has been all braced up and basically useless, which really sucks because I am left handed! (sigh).


    Today’s first pick is that of

    We are Twins by Zotova

    I love the colors of her design here and how she split the page into two. And flipped the image. Almost like a mirror. So well done.


    Licking the Bowl by bkasko

    Is my second pick of the night. How cute are these little ones? and come on who doesn’t love chocolate? I love her cluster work here and that title work is just amazing!

    Right now We love by tanyiadeskins

    Is my third pick of the night. I am so in love with this unique design! I LOVE how she used the tags. It just jumped right out at me in the gallery. It is on my future scrap-lift list that is for sure!


    Flower Dream By Beth

    Is my final pick tonight. I love the soft pastels and that super adorable photo she chose to highlight. Such amazing floral clusters as well.


    Good night everyone until next time.