Gallery Standouts May 25th, 2023

Hello everyone!  Kari here, I can’t believe May is almost done already! Where has this month gone? School is almost out and my youngest is graduating Middle School (8th grade) next Monday and will be heading to High School next year! And I just found out that my special needs son is 2 credits short of graduating High School. (He is currently away from home in a group home across state). Which is super exciting because he is only a Junior! which means in the next few weeks he will be graduating early! Which is something no one ever expected him to do. (We were told when he was younger he would more likely never graduate or go to school till he was 24). I am so proud of him for all his hard work.

How about you? Any big things happening in your life this month that you are looking forward to?

While catching up on the Good Doctor tonight I had time to make my way around the Galleries and find tons of beautiful inspriation! I can not wait to share some of my favorites with you tonight

The first one here comes from the Lily Pad

Moment captured by Scrappydonna

Moment captured

This stunner jumped right out at me in the Gallery! I love the paper stacking and Gorgeous papers she chose! I am a massive fan of printed paper and I love how she chose one to be the star of the page and be her “background”. Not many do that these days. They stick to soilds or a white. I am also a massive fan of how she matted the photo and created that AMAZING cluster! Not to mention the ADORABLE photo! what isn’t there to like about this page? Seriously! I am saving it for scraplift later!

My second layout choice tonight comes from Ginger Scraps Gallery

Always You by  ysbgo


I was drawn in by the design and color choice of this page! I lime green really popped in the gallery! and I am a huge fan of  the vertical design here! At closer look I couldn’t happen to smile at the freaking ADORABLE pup photos! Who doesn’t love a cute pupper?

My third pick came from Pickleberrypop tonight

Wildflower by robinoes66


Like that of our first pick of the night I was drawn in by the patterned background! I am also very fond of the paper stack matting of the lovely couple! And Those flower clusters are most stunning if I don’t stay so myself!

Next I headed over to the Sweetshoppe where I stumbled across this page.

Sweet by SweetChar


This page literally jumped right out at me in the gallery! The yellow color just screams Happy to me! I freaking love all the yellow in this layout and of course the other bright bold happy colors as well! The photos are super sweet and I LOVE how she did the journal. What a perfect page for this little cutie of a lad!


Thank you for joining me tonight. I hope some of these layouts brought a smile to your face and a little inspriation to you for future scrapping! Keep on scrapping my friends! Until next time

Have a great night!!! and end of May

Finger Pointing – April 6th, 2023

Good afternoon everyone! Kari here! What an eventful week I have had so far! I have been battling some nasty kidney stones and had unexpected surgery yesterday to kill those nasty buggers because they did not want to pass on their own so I am home recovering today. What better why to save me from the nasty boredom than to swing by all the beautiful galleries for some inspiration. And maybe even do a little bit of scrapping of my own.

I came across quite a few amazing layouts while hitting the galleries tonight so here are a few of my picks of the day.


First pick of the night is :

Ya by marnel


I found this beauty over at the Sweet Shoppe gallery! Look at that floral cluster! OMG isn’t she a beaut? I am adoring the soft pastel colors here and the use of the butterflies along with the beautiful photo of the young woman in the pretty dress! The whole layout is just so stunning! and makes my heart happy


My second layout of the night is

Kayla by triplejdesigns


I love the mostly black and white colors here with a pop of color here and there! It just makes the whole layout really pop and come together! I adore the rich reds and oranges. I also love the uses of the messy brushes and those threads! Such a all around stunning layout.


Third layout I headed over to Pickle Berry Pop where I found this adorable layout!

My Boy by Glori2

My Boy

I mean how freaking adorable is this? I can’t get over how cute the photo is! I adore little men in sunglasses! And I love the pops of yellow! just makes me so happy! Yellow is such a happy go lucky color! And that winking smile button is too freaking adorable for words! Just love this whole layout!


Last but not least tonight I chose a layout from Ginger Scraps

Little Free Libraries by Glee

Little Free Libraries

This sweetheart has been a long time commented on my layouts at Ginger Scraps but I have to admit this is one of the first times I went stalking her gallery and I have to say I was not disappointed. It was full of wonderful creations! I love little libraries and we are blessed with my around my local community. This layout brought a smile to face seeing the different ones. I love the one shaped like the catapiller from the beloved children’s book! How adorable! Such a lovely page design too!

I hope everyone has a blessed night. I am off to take some more pain medication, try to get some food in my stomach, watch some netflix with Neelix and maybe do some scrapping of  my own. Have a wonderful week and keep scrapping! until next time. Kari signing off!


Gallery Standouts March 8th 2023

Good Night everyone, Kari here. Can you believe it is March already? Seriously! Time is just flying by so quickly!

It’s been quite crazy around here weather wise, Mother Nature is being a typical woman and can’t make up her mind weather wise! One week we get dumped on with 8 inches of icky eww white snowy mix of snow and ice and then the next week it is in the high 40’s and 50’s and feels like spring where here in Wisconsin it is nearly short weather! (lol). Crazy Mother Nature then changes her mind again and decides to cruse us right when we get use to the sunny days … another mix of snow. Yup! that is right tomorrow we are suppose to get another 8 inches at least and than more this weekend. Ugh! I was hoping for an early spring. I guess not.

Well onto the picks for this wonderful March night, as I have an early morning ahead of me. I have orientation for my new job tomorrow and my first full day afterwards! Yippie skippie!

The galleries were packed full of wonderful layouts to choose from today I had some tough pickings but here were my choices


Year 5 by Scrapping with Liz

Year 5

This first amazing layout came from Liz at the Lilypad! I was drawn in by the super adorable cute photos! The whole page just brought a smile to my face and brought so much joy to me this evening.

Spring by pixleyyy


For My second layout of the night I traveled over to the Sweet Shoppe where I found this colorful explosion of happiness! I just loved the springy colors! And OMG look at those cute toesys! This page just screams happiness and sunshine! so well done!


You & Me by Zippyoh

you & me

My third pick I found at Pickleberry Pop. I loved the pie chart template she chose for her design and that ADORABLE teddy bear paper! What great photos of the couple as well! and the floral clusters! Such a well put together and stunning page! I love the colors and stamps as well in this page.


Kath, My Friend by Jill

Kath, my Friend

Last page was found at Ginger Scraps. Jill scrapped this beautiful page in honor of her friend Kath. I love the stamp work mixed with the messy paints and beautiful cluster framing her friend. Such a stunning page to honor such a treasured friend.

That’s all for tonight everyone. I hope everyone has a blessed night and a wonderful rest of their weeks where ever life may take you! Take care and keep scrapping those memories! Kari signing off till next time.

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!