Finger Pointing – October 3rd

Woohoo!  Did you enjoy Digital Scrapbooking Day festivities?  I sure did!  And with the galleries popping from the love of our craft, I picked a few extra layouts today.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Believe in yourself by SeattleSheri

What a stellar layout by our very own blogger, Sheri!  The star cut out and big full clusters are eye-catching and lovely! And upon closer look, Sheri has an extraction too!  What marvelous skill and an all-around gorgeous layout!

Channeling his inner squirrel by Bellbird

That title is a riot!  And the pictures gives my heart palpitations!  Thank goodness the journaling speaks to safety!  This layout is incredibly fun and energetic. The elements from the little dog to the squirrel to the leaf patterned background create the perfect ambiance for a fall day at the park.

2 Cute 2 Spook by Shunnstergirl

Yay for October and Halloween Cheer! This layout is incredibly cute, and the title is fitting! Much love for the choice in kitty element, reflecting the kitty costume.  No “boo” here, only smiles!

POM is life by Cutiejo1

Our very own bloggers are rocking the galleries with star-studded layouts! I can’t help but pick this one because it brings back memories of when POM was my life too!  The brightly colored stars and the photos are gorgeous!  What a perfect Senior Year layout that will be treasured for years and years to come.

Bozeman Family Wedding by Stephc777

Steph crafted a beautiful layout with the bright pink and blue flowers, papers, and accents. The pink ribbons perfectly frame the layout and keep one’s eyes bouncing from side to side, taking in the phenomenal cluster.   There are gorgeous family photos and fun journaling too.  What a beautiful way to highlight this special day and keep the memories alive.

Sweet Life by Stasianary

Once again, we have cuteness overload with these two!  Converting the photo to black and white is simply perfect – no competing or clashing colors with the rich tones in the elements.  The photo is beautifully blended too!

Every little day is a gift by Jiruska

There is exceptional shadowing and clustering here. But the sweet photo, with the “purrfect” lighting steals the show!  What a lovely reminder that yes, every day is a gift!

Halloween by *Gina*

Wooo….spooky season is here!!  And this layout is delightfully frightful!  Gina makes wonderful use of dark and light, painting a picture of a moon-filled sky!  The pattern of the tree and pattern of the lace sleeve mesh so well and help lend to the illusion of the model bursting through the paper.

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo by Madi

Ha!  What a perfect and fun way to end today’s pick – with something a little witchy and whimsical!  This gal sure has me smiling! And the addition of the little red flowers help lead the eyes up the page to the extra funny word art.

Have a good week, ya’ll!

Till next time.

Lisa (Armygrl)

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – September 18th

After a Sunday spent making an organic/analog art journal page, I cannot help but be blow away by the artistic talent that resides in our galleries.  Home to scrapbookers that excel in the visual art form of storytelling, memory keeping, and documenting, our galleries are also home to many talented artists who simply want to make art for the pure and simple joy of creating.  Today’s post is dedicated to the artists…those featured in a layout, those who splash color around their page, and those who make the most delightfully arty scrapbook layouts.

Enjoy.

Graphic Novel Win by Lovely1m

Awesome layout design…yes, that would be awesome comic book layout design and scrapbook design!  Graphic novel win indeed!  Congratulations!  The bubble callouts are superb, and the title is spot on.  This layout is so fun and whimsical!

Wet Paint by Electra

I’ve been following Electra and her smorgasbord style of colorful layouts for quite some time.  Her mixing and matching of colors and patterns are always a feast for the eyes.

A Full Life by AngeBrands

Ange’s creation speaks of late September days out in a field of flaxen grass.  Her muted colors are blended so well.  And I adore the bits of text showing through along with the look of gesso and paint splatters.  This is such a mixed-media delight – digital style of course!

Little English Girly by LynnG

Soft and whimsical and oh-so arty!  Designer Lynn Grieveson is a scrapbook master.

Ann’s Mysty Dream 01 by Kythe

Here we have a delight piece of art that whispers a story to us if we are willing to stop by the fishpond for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  We have the inky depths of drama giving way to a fair maiden.  We have dainty florals producing magical bits of light and the dragonflies to carry them away.  We have magic, mystery, and beautiful artistry.

This is Autumn by Betty Jo

There is rhythm, there is flow, and there is also a sense of peace with plenty of white space for the eyes to rest.  I adore the touch of watercolor here, and an ink splatter there, and the illusion of wind carrying newly fallen leaves away.  The touch of brilliant blue is the perfect complement to autumn’s orange.

Sep2022 Chall by Flowersgal

To create art is to reveal the heart, no matter how hidden we may try to be. Bits of the true self is reflected through the artists hands.

 

Until next time my lovelies!

Have a fantastic week!

Lisa (Armygrl)

Finger Pointing – September 4th

Did you know, in 26 days we celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day on 01OCT?  But who is counting the days?  Ha!

Welcome September and fall colors! The galleries are already popping with layouts paying homage to Autumn.  And first up is…

FallSunrise by Janedee

Isn’t this gorgeous?  This layout glows with such lovely golden and fiery hues.

Canyon by Rochelle86

I think the photo of the kids in the water is priceless!  As a nature lover, I am naturally drawn to others’ outdoor adventures.  This layout captures the magic of being outside.

Syd Selfie by AmaneseFe

This layout is fun, whimsical, feminine, and adorable! I love the choice in papers – especially the one with the different circles.  And the arty border is a wonderful touch.

September by Ann-Sofie

The clean and simple lines mixed with the paint splatters is perfection!  Ann-Sofie’s choice in a pure white background also helps this layout to POP from the galleries.  This layout is pure September-ific!

Mall Train by KayTeaPea

All those paper strips – yum!  And the adorable phots.  And the split title.  This page is absolutely perfect.

L by ScrappyHappy82

Wow!  This layout is gorgeous too.  The colors are wonderfully soft, like a September foggy day.  The clusters are perfection.  This layout is a visual delight through and through.

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend and have an even greater week!

Take care!

Lisa (Armygrl)

 

Finger Pointing – August 23rd

Today is a fantastic day to pick spectacular layouts from the galleries – so much to choose from in a variety of styles!

Night Lights by Wvsandy

I am instantly drawn into the nighttime photos by WVSandy.  Bravo on getting sharp, clear images.  I also like the clean lines and magazine look.  The little “night life” cluster at the top is the icing on the cake!


2022-01-10 by Onaponakookt

Once again, I am drawn into remarkable photography. The soft browns and golden tones get me reeved up for September and the coming of Autumn! Here, I also adore the pops of red that add delightful visual interest to the layout.


Chase the Wind by TrishD

Wow!  What’s not to love here? This is the kind of layout I’d love to jump into!  The large photo format, the endless sea of green, the little girl flying the kit.  Ahhh…beautiful, like a breezy, late summer day.


The Bison Reserve by EvelynD2

Evelyn created a perfect layout. I love the circular flow and the gorgeous clusters in opposing corners!  The neutral background is a fantastic choice for the pops of blue to come through.  I love all the little details in the clusters and the Go, See, Do banner. Magnificent!


Time Flies by Faerywings

The first word that comes to mind when I gaze upon this work of art is “atmospheric.”  For what is truly a two-dimension, digital piece, it sure does look as if I’m gazing into a large, open, almost ethereal space. Faerywings keeps creating MAGIC!


The Heart by Vickyday

The Heart is also magic! While the floral and butterfly silhouettes are spectacular, I am drawn into the dramatic textures of the inky black background.  The illustrated, graphic look is not one I see too often in the galleries.  But it sure is lovely.


I do hope each of you are enjoying the last days of August!

Happy creating!

Take care,

Lisa (Armygrl)

 

Finger Pointing – August 8th

It’s just another manic Monday! But here is an eclectic blend of inspirational layouts in our community galleries…to help you get over those Monday blues.

EarthMeetsSky  by Janedee

Earth Meets Sky – What a fantastic aerial view!  In addition to the blues and browns, which I find to be soothing colors, I adore the depth of blending in Jane’s layout.  I keep looking deeper and deeper at all the wonderful, arty pieces along the edges.


Family Time by Mocamom

Less is MORE in this layout.  The super clean background is the perfect vessel to highlight the pops of blue and yellow.  The scale of this grid-style layout is delightful as is the overall clean and modern look.


4th of July Travelers Notebook – Freedom by Marikoegelenberg

I love catching hybrid projects in the galleries.  There is something so delightful seeing “organic” works of art.  Here, I love the addition of sea foam green to a traditional red, white, and blue theme.  That green helps tie the two sides together with a fresh new look and the red pops off the pages.


Mysterious Lights by Foxeysquirrel

Wow!  Talk about color pops and blending.  This work of art is pure eye-candy!  I love the way Foxeysquirrel blended an analogous color scheme, working in bits of violet and red to compliment the magenta. Although bursting with bright colors, I find the piece to be moody and atmospheric.


It’s All in Your Head by Miki

Where to begin?  There is much to see and ponder in the imagery and message presented by Miki.  What makes humans uniquely human is our thinking ability…yet the thoughts often turn sour.  But the light colors, the whimsy, and especially for me, the gal with the flowers on her head, keep the heaviness of this layout light and hopeful.


Finally Legal by Bcnatty

An American rite of passage – turning 21!  I adore the “finally legal” alphas, the bold colors on the neutral background, and how this layout is bursting with energy!!!


Happy Monday!   If you like a layout, please click the title and leave some love in the galleries!  Have a blessed week my lovelies.

Lisa (Armygrl)

Finger Pointing | July 18th and 19th

Oh boy!  You are in for a treat today – a double feature!!!  The galleries are popping with such delightful works of art and memory keeping layouts.  There are plenty of beach vibes and summer nights!

12_09_20 by Lauriezyskind

The beach is delightful place to be, especially in winter months with empty sandy shores.  It is lovely to observe the grasses and miles and miles of beach front.  Laurie has such a wonderful shot of Myrtle Beach and its SkyWheel. The layout is beautifully crafted with the small cluster at the top and the addition of the palm tree photo and tag.


Sunshine & Laughter… by ClaireG

The title that keeps going on and on…and on made me giggle!  Yellow is such a wonderful color for the pictures – bright and merry!  Paired with the black text and outline on friendship, there is a bit of a NYC Taxi Cab vibe – perfect for this NYC reunion!.


Studio – Zoo by JanisT

What a delightful nighttime scene created by Janis!  She captured the magic of summer nights filled with fireflies and fragrant flowers.  Let’s have a moon dance!


Mum & Dad by Jaydubbya

This layout is beautiful in every way…from the picture to the flowers.  The illusion of depth is quite delightful too with the soft shadows and angled key and text.


Living the Good Life by Faerywings

Ooooo – this looks like delicate collage work! So lovely and ethereal. The green and blue stamps are wonderful compliments breathing life into the piece.


Noted by Sylvia

Speaking of collage work – Noted by Sylvia pops from the gallery will all those bits and pieces of brightly colored papers, stamps, and ribbons.  The little details drawn one in, like the star and paper bits in the lower right corner.  This is a festival for the eyes.


Travelers by Helenedubois

Helen’s blending is superb! The neutral tones of the paper provide the perfect backdrop for the photo.  And the framing of the subject draws the eyes in.  The camera and travel days word art are perfect embellishments, too!


Reflection by 3BluEyedBabi

Wow!  This is pretty!  The little clusters are perfect compliments to the photo – which looks like a perfect summer day!


You Make my Heart Sing by HeatherB

The lack of background papers make the flower embellishments and photo stand out.  I adore the color matching between the photo and flowers.  The Heart stamp adds the perfect amount of artiness too!


Birthday Shopping by Honeyandcheese

Oh my gosh – the little man with the little cart doing his birthday shopping is too cute!  There is great storytelling by Rebekah and the page design is fantastic!  The arrows are perfectly placed, and I love how “walked carefully” was highlighted in yellow.  This layout is truly delightful in every way!


The Beach by Zakirahzakaria

This layout is breathtaking!  The photo is atmospheric and moody.  The elements are perfectly placed at the bottom, representing beach flora.  Zakirah crafted a masterpiece!


CampFire by WVSandy

Wow!  This layout captured a bit of summer magic!  The big cutout title is fun and eye catching. The blue papers are perfect with the yellow flames in the background!    I want to go and make S’mores now – ha!


Keep making magic my dear friends!

Have a great week!

Lisa (aka Armygrl)

Finger Pointing – July 2nd

I am currently obsessing with all things hybrid.  So, today’s GSO is dedicated to those talented artists who have a knack of combining digital and analog.

Dashboard and Die-cut Storage Box by iScrap

This is such an awesome way to store die-cuts and ephemera.  The colors are feminine and pretty. I can imagine what joy it is to rifle through the goodies in that box.


Go for it by Angels

I am such huge fan of the art journal style and only recently did I realize digital scrapbooking kits can be used to create analog AJ pages.  Angels rocks this style!  I thoroughly enjoy her choice of word art – flourish, thrive, go for it!  This is such a pretty and positive creation.


Living Just for Me by Vicki Robinson

Yes, I am featuring a digital scrapbooking powerhouse.  And, this may be purely digital – but junk journals are analog.  And maybe, just maybe, I was fooled into thinking this was a hybrid.  Seriously though, I love me some junk journals and I am so enjoying seeing this style (that fools me nearly every time) in the galleries.  How I love all the details from the stamp on the left to the photo strip on the right.


Dinner Choices Tea Towel by Angie Keys

Sorry, I do not have a link to share with you so you can leave love on Angie’s project.  But I HAVE to include this hilarious tea towel in today’s GSO!  Now this is some serious outside of the box thinking.  Printing digital designs on heat transfer fabric is brilliant in my book.  Kudos to Angie for thinking outside of the 12×12 box!


Happy Planner 9 by ajm

I adore the way AJM made stickers and labels for her planner, all from a digital scrapbooking kit. This is such a clever way to personalize your planner and extend the use of your digital supplies.  Simple.  Creative. Effective.


Wanderlust Hybrid Page Pocket by kh_papercrush

Wow!  Kh_papercrush created this pocket page to hold precious letters from her grandmother.  It does not get more special than this! And the pocket design using that gorgeous blue color is absolutely beautiful.


My dear friends from North America, I hope you had a fabulous Canada Day and have a happy Fourth of July!

To all, please have a joyous and blessed weekend.

Take care,

Lisa (Armygrl)