Finger Pointing – November 22nd

Oh my fur and whiskers!  I’m late… Actually, I am pretty late with getting this posting done this evening.  Ha!  I am feeling like the White Rabbit.  So what an awesome pick to begin tonight’s GSO post.

Don’t Be Late by Fiddlette Designs

I love a good Art Journal page, or page that is pure art.  I also love Alice in Wonderland themes and art.  Designer Fiddlette nails it across all fronts! This layout is whimsical and fun and channels my inner Alice.

Rj-lg-hmv2-hurting by Veronique PINCEMIN

I found this image to be full of emotion – the downtrodden face, the tears on the vest.  Beautifully melancholy.  The placement of the stitches are fantastic (I almost did not recognize them as stitched elements) and the shadows are superb.

June by Lynnette

Although it is not winter yet, with temps in the 20s (F) and snow, it sure feels like winter.  Thus, I was pleasantly surprised and felt a smidgen of warmth when I saw Lynnette’s layout June in the galleries.  The summer vibes with the hiking trail and beach scene brought a smile to my face.

Instalove by Kiana

I think the photos with the black and white stripped backgrounds are super cute…as is the layout!  Kiana rocks the shadows and I adore her choice of elements – the big flowers and the camera especially.

Pajamas All Day Zippyoh

What’s not to love here? The girl illustration is adorable, the clustering amazing, and that cup of coffee looks delicious!  And YES to pajamas all day!

Art is Life by Sylvia

For me, art is a significant part of life!  And this beauty pulled me right in.  The arty pieces on the white background POP!  I love the color palette and the styling.  And, I am incredibly inspired by the workmanship here.

Oh no, I think I hear the Red Queen, “Off with his head!.”  It is time for me to go!

Until next time – Have a wonderful and Thankful week!

Lisa (Armygrl)

Finger Pointing – November 7th

Our “manic Monday” is almost over.  And the best thing…in the wee hours of the morning we’ll have a total Lunar Eclipse.  Maybe because the clocks turned back and its full-on darkness by 6pm. Maybe it’s my excitement for the coming lunar eclipse.  Regardless, it seems most of the layouts I picked for today’s GSO are on the dark side with deep tones and earthy hues.

November Bricolage Society by Mcurtt

First up is a sultry piece by Marilyn that leaves one feeling, well, a little bit exposed.  I am especially intrigued by the face in the lower right corner with the eyes covered up.

In The Woods by Seahorsefan

Next, is a piece full of awesome blending and such powerful spirit animals.  I enjoy looking deeper and deeper, into the woods.

Moonlight Oasis by Moemc

Wow!  What an awesome find for this Lunar Eclipse eve!  Those photos have me super excited for the morning!  I enjoy the choice of grunged up papers too…there is such marvelous textures here.

Statue Liberty by Zinzilah

Aww…While the foggy picture is delightful in a mysterious sort of way, I do feel bad their first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and the New York shoreline was through thick fog.  This is a remarkable and wonderfully unique layout none-the-less.

Chill in the Air by Electra

Okay, Electra’s choice in journal cards has me giggling!  And I very much enjoy her “mood board” that has an American west and prairie land vibe. I feel like I’m saddling up to hit the Oregon Trail!

I Remember This by Carrie1977

Carrie’s layout is such a wonderful design with the corner clusters and thin frames surrounding the piece.  There is remarkable “white space” yet the layout still seems “full.”


I truly enjoy the Earthy vibes of today’s picks…I hope you do too!

Till next time – have a fantastic week!

Lisa (Armygrl)


Finger Pointing | October 19th

Happy Wednesday!  The galleries are alive with a smorgasbord of layouts in such a wide yet delightful variety of styles and topics.

Autumn Walk by Dragonhome

I have to say, the blue sky absolutely pops next to the fall colors yet is soothing and helps me take in the gorgeous Yosemite photos.  The trickle of leaves are the perfect accents as are the textured and embossed papers.


I Need a Vacation by Robinsismai

Yeah.  This is me lately.  Tired. Grumpy.  Done adulting!  Yet here I am, washing laundry (seriously) as I make my GSO post!  Much love for the mood and content of this layout.  Not to mention, the design and flow are superb as well as the shadows.


At Home Getting Ready by Jam on Toast

What a beautiful layout for a beautiful bride!  The soft background and overall blending are perfection.  I also adore the greens of the plants and elements which add a wonderful splash of color to the layout.  Scrapbooking is all about capturing and document memories…and this layout does so with elegance.


Six Years Old by Tjscraps

In addition to an absolutely adorable photograph capturing year 6, this layout is stunning in its artistry!  The mix of 2D elements with dimensional 3D elements gives this layout depth and life! The flow leads the eyes around the page and the mostly white background gives an area for the eyes to rest.


Bewitched by Ctmm4

Oh my goodness…I had a chuckle at the Daisy and Donald Duck costumes especially. All the costumes are fabulous though, and so is this pocket styed layout.  All treats, no tricks here!  There is such a great selection of pocket cards mixed with a few additional elements and journal strips.  This was such a fun trip down Halloween memory lane!


First Beach Portrait by Garynkim

Wow!  Another visual stunner.  This time with an extraction and exceptional blending.  The elements pop so wonderfully on the soft background.  Documenting the story of their trip through words and photos will help these two relieve the moment over and over.


Thank you joining me in gallery love!

Till next time!

Lisa (Armygrl)

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.


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)