Finger Pointing – July 9th

Hi everyone!

Hope your day is as wonderful as mine. Got a chance to watch Thor with my family and we just got home, it’s almost 3 am in my side of the world. Not really a happy nation right now due to what happened to Japan’s former Prime Minister.

This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive, bringing you today’s amazing standouts. Hope you find inspirations today.

Here are my top six.

Mandolin by Jana
The pops of colors are so inviting. Love how she managed to keep everything inside the circle of lines, the stacks of frames and brushworks add beauty to the page. I have to agree that blue shutters are just perfect for a beach setup.

Breathe by mirjam
Don’t you just love when Mr. Sun finally appears after a gloomy day? Love what she discovered along the way. It’s the little things that make us happy. The beautiful photos speak for the layout she made. Love how she decorated the page and the frame with sequins. This is simply beautiful along with the elements she used.

Beautifully Simple by Profolly
This is stunning in every way! Just wow! Beautiful composition, the masking is incredible. The layering and splats here and there really made this page a standout.

Eva 1072 by Tanteva
I love layouts with stories to tell and this one really caught my attention. Love the story behind the picture. The design on the right side, the layers of paper strips vertically and how she clustered everything is amazing. Great work!

Pavlova Smash by Jill
The colors are sooo yummy and goes really well with what she used here. Beautiful design with scalloped edges. It looks great, love the Plan A and Plan B photos and how coordinated it is. Fantastic work!

5 Favs by Mary kate
Beautiful AAM! Love the use of circles and elements here. I also love blue-green, had my nails done with that color for summer. That doodled border in orange add a great touch to the page.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my top picks for today. It would be awesome to leave some well-deserved love in the digiland.

Have a great day/night!

Beth ^-^

Finger Pointing- June 25th


Hope everyone is having a fantastic day/night, wherever you are. It’s night time in my side of the world. It’s getting hot here in Tokyo, we’ve reached 36°C (96.8°F). Summer is screaming right in our face. My eldest just finished her 3rd term of school and she’s officially done with 11th grade, where did the time go?

Anyways, here are my top 6 for today. This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive. Have a great weekend! 😉

Splash by adrianita
Could this be any cuter? Love the white space, so simple yet so beautiful. The touch of colors flash the white space here. Great work and such an adorable photo!

Sweet Day by tracermajig
Love the intricate design. All those elements are quite a list. Such a fun gorgeous page with so much to look at and appreciate. Just wow! The stitches all around and just about everything here is amazing!

Sunny Skies by grandmak
I just adore the design here. The big photo on top and how she decorated it with small photos along with perfect embellishments is just awesome. Also worth mentioning are the beautiful layers of elements with sequins. The background paper adds beauty to the page and the hints of summer colors are beautifully done!

Sea by MrsPeel
One of my fave scrappers who always amaze me with her talents. What a great way to showcase the photo with her daughter. Love the photo treatment which goes well with the Mixed Media kit she used. Love the vintage feel of the page together with the minimal elements she used here. Perfect as always!

Happy Singapore GIrl by Lynn Grieveson
One of the sweetest, prettiest, and stunning page. Love the blending on the background with all the splats and brushworks. The tiny vintage photo with postal stamp frame, the messy stitches, and just about everything here is amazing. Love the photo of her, the dress goes well with the colors. So many great details too.

Live in the moment by RJMJ
Wow! What a masterpiece! So much to look at yet sooo fabulously done! Love the paint of the face/photo too. The brushworks, bits of splash and dots/spots just screams awesomeness. She nailed it!

Thank you for taking the time to browse the pages I’ve picked. It would be lovely to give them some well deserved love in the galleries. Great job overall, well done ladies!

Beth ^-^

Finger Pointing- May 21st

Hi everyone!

Hope all is well. The weather here is so unpredictable. It’s been raining the whole time in Tokyo and next thing you know it’s sunny. But I can’t complain as long as we’re all together. Have a great relaxing weekend. This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive, bringing you today’s amazing standouts.

Here are my top 6 for today:

mfsd by Marnel 
I can’t wait to go to the beach. This is sooo inviting and beautiful in every way. Love how she used the kit and all the flower arrangements and the papers used in the “Chimba” word. What great memories to scrap.

Hello by Janedee
Amazing capture of these beautiful species. Very good composition, love the designs on both sides giving way to her subject. This is simply beautiful. The red patterned strip on the left side adds beauty to the page.

Color my World by Bbe
Could this be any cuter? All the fabulous details are just wow! Beautiful circular design using stitches that looks like it is holding everything. The brushworks and splash of colors plus just about everything is perfectly done. And look at that adorable photo. Wow!

Why by Pachimac
What a beautiful layout, so touchy! What an amazing photo to scrap. Love how she made the page with all the word strips, the vintage look, and how she expressed her emotions.

Heart You by Kayleigh
Fabulous clean design, love the splash of colors and use of elements. It looks amazing in every way. The background color works perfectly with the elements. Beautiful photos too.

Time fore a new Adventure by marijke
That big photo with all the brushworks and word strips are gorgeously done! Love the splats on the floor and the drama it creates. Love her composition on the photo. Great job!

That is all for today sweeties! Should you have time, it would be amazing to give them some well deserved love in the digiland. Stay safe and enjoy your weekend!

Xoxo ^-^

Beth [kewl_jive]

Finger Pointing- April 2nd

Konnichiwa from Tokyo. Hope you are having a nice weekend as I am. I had fun with friends today and then went straight to Odaiba with my family. I always love Sakura in Japan. It got colder again so we all had ramen for dinner. Yum! Anyway, have a great weekend everyone! This is Beth, a.k.a kewl_jive, bringing you today’s gorgeous pages.

Here are my top pages for today.

Can’t Forget this Day by marijke
This is a masterpiece as always! Love her work and the effect she made on the page. I will definitely give this a try one of these days. Couldn’t stop my admiration for this page. She could hang this on her wall as a painting. The elements she added blends perfectly. Great job and truly deserving to be mentioned here.

The Great Outdoorr by Dady
Fabulous composition/page. I adore how everything is placed beautifully, from the sepia photo down to all the details and elements she put on the page. The background paper is fantastic, not sure if this was mixed with other papers but the result is gorgeous and so is the photo. Well deserved to be included here.

Creative life by Shannamay
This page makes me happy, makes me remember all the Play Doh days with my kids. Beautiful ripped vintage photo that goes nicely with the paints and torn element. So little elements but says it all with the extracted photo that looks so nice. Another pat on the back.

New Beginning by carolwenxin
So pure of energy! Adorable lil one and beautiful clustering. Love all the details and the kit is just perfect. Love the saying here and it goes like “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Love is about creating yourself. Beginnings are always exciting and scary at the same time but it gives us hope to always be a better person everyday. Another amazing job.

Some Days are… by RJMJ
Couldn’t stop looking at this gorgeous page. I’m in awe with all the details she created, so vibrant, so unique and how she expressed her feelings artistically. Great blending and composition in every way! Truly deserving to be here.

Set yourself free by chigirl

Fabulous freestyle design. Love all the circles, mix of papers and all the flairs she added which made the page shine. The quote is very inspiring and love the color of her hair that matches the background paper. The scribbles and brushworks really set the page and truly deserved to be here.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my top six for today. It would be amazing to give them some well deserved love in the digiland/galleries.

Beth <3

Finger Pointing- March 26th

HI everyone!

Greetings from Tokyo, Japan. Yep! Finally, we are back here. Glad to be back for spring and the weather is unpredictable. There are times when it gets so cold and then suddenly warm. Anyway, tomorrow will be the last day to view the cherry blossoms so we will go out to experience Sakura again. I just love spring time in Japan. This is Beth, a.k.a kewl_jive, bringing you today’s gorgeous layouts.

Here are my top 6 for today.

and they lived happily ever after … by Adryane
This is just beautiful as well as the journaling. Love the story behind the photo and the page is done masterfully overall. Beautiful artsy paper and the mix of everything here is nice. The stitching seals everything as it looks like two pages connected to each other.

Tree of life by cfile
Love the page the first time I saw it. Such a freestyle design! An artsy design from top to bottom. Love everything about the page including the layering and the right amount of elements. It really deserves to be included in the standouts for today. The splats and scribbles are just pretty additions to the page.

Serendipity by amyjcaz
Such a wonderful and amazing page. Love the composition and how she arranged the layout with background papers overlapping each other. The shadows on the ribbon are superb. Love the font she used as well, I wonder what it is. The laces really set the page and create an overall amazing design.

Snapshots by EHStudios
So sweet and super adorable. Love photos like this. My kids weren’t able to pet a dog due to allergies though they were able to experience to pet a dog for an hour. Yep! We rented a dog for an hour here in Tokyo. Beautiful dollies in different colors and sizes. A nice way to show them off with the slated design. Love the flowers, brushworks, and minimal use of elements. Adorable photo and a fantastic page.

Chasing Sunshine – Anna Maria Island, Florida by grantlaurensmom
I just love pages celebrating love. Eight days of togetherness of just the two of them is amazing! Can’t wait to do this but even a day or two would be nice and will be very much appreciated. The island is so beautiful and relaxing. Gorgeous photo and page too. Love how everything is well coordinated and the color combination is so refreshing and the sticker like foliage of flowers and the arrangement is done beautifully.

Untitled by Poppy
Love the vintage feel of the page. The texture she created is just as wonderful as the page. Great blending technique and the scallops with stitches on the side. Great job on the page!

Thank you for taking the time to browse my top six for today. It would be wonderful to give them some well deserved love in the digiland/galleries.

Beth <3

Finger Pointing- March 5th

Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a fun weekend. Feast your eyes with the layouts I picked for today. This is Beth, a.k.a kewl_jive, bringing you today’s amazing standouts.

Here are my top six for today.

I’m ready by AJM
The design on this layout really caught my eye. Gorgeous work, looks like I can touch and feel the page with my fingers. The layering/stacking is superb. I just adore the elements used and the shadow works here. Love the splats and blings too.

Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere by Dorci
The galleries are full of amazing pages and this one is no exception. Love the blending and texture she made. I just adore her methods in coming up with this amazing page.

GreyHairDontCare by Amygrl
Very well said. Love the unique use of background paper and the pops of blue along with how she cropped the photo. Everything is done beautifully here. The placement of elements is just perfect. Love her mantra: “Gray Hair, Don’t Care”.

It’s okay if you don’t like me by Poppy
ROFL. Love what is written on the page. Such a fun page but really it means something and I agree with it. Awesome composition, love the lady sticker with bow and all the brushworks here and there. You go girl!

I’m a rebel by TrishD
How awesome! Love the feel of the page and how it looks like the extracted photo is just about to come off the frame. I totally agree with what she said, to be the Authentic You! So much to look at and I love it. The décor on the right side is lovely with a full photo that blends away. Great work!

Go Places by CoriK
What a great scenery! Just looking at it, made my smile and remember the beautiful beaches in Hawaii, been a long time since I was there. I haven’t been to Cancun but I’ve heard a lot of beautiful reviews. Love the goodies below the beautiful page, the brushes and stamps are just amazing. The ready made layers are divine!

Thank you for taking the time to browse my top six for today. It would be awesome to give them some well deserved love in the galleries.

Beth <3

Finger Pointing- January 29th

Hi everyone,

How’s everybody? Hope you are all having a nice time wherever you are right now. It’s a mixed emo for us as my husband went back to Tokyo after a great and memorable vacation here. We can’t wait to join him there soon. Have a great weekend! This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive, bringing you today’s amazing standouts.

Love by Shutterbug5
The quotation is true and sweet, so is the page. I can totally relate with it. Love the photo-less layout and composition. The flow is just perfectly done with splats here and there and splashes of colors.

Hey There by sylvia
Could this be any cuter? I always love her use of white space, very simple yet sooo amazingly done. Love her choice of elements, it goes beautifully with everything here.

Drowning by RJMJ
At some point in our lives, we feel overwhelmed thus the feeling of drowning. Scrapbooking is such a nice way to release some stress and still be able to document our thoughts. Great way to reflect on her feelings. She did justice to the page. Very powerful!

Miss You by zakirahzakaria
This is a beautiful letter to her dad and I was sobbing as I was reading it. There were important milestones in my life that my dad wasn’t able to witness because he died when I was in college. My kids only knew him from photos and stories. Beautiful composition and layering. The choices of embellishments are just enough.

Discarded Lovers by Rikki
Fabulous freestyle design. Love what is written here. I couldn’t agree more. Awesome blending and the minimal elements were placed perfectly. The red stitches are awesome additions to the page.

Making Memories by Kayleigh
Great photo treatment. Love that she used white background to make the page more appealing. All the things she mixed and matched were placed intricately. Beautiful composition too.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my top six for today. It would be awesome to give them some well deserved love in the galleries.

Beth <3