Finger Pointing – May 31st

Last weekend I had to create more space on my bookshelf for my 2022 photobooks that I’d had printed with all the pages I’d created last year. Apart from the fact the books weigh a ton, I considered the amount of money I’ve spent over the years getting my artwork printed. Yes, it runs to a pretty penny but truthfully, the memories and stories between the hard back covers are absolutely priceless and I know when I’m no longer around, my kids won’t be interested in trawling through my (by then hopefully way outdated) laptop to see my work but they will enjoy flicking through my books from time to time. All that to say, I hope you print your art in whatever format that works for you!

So let’s see what attracted my attention in the galleries today!

A page with extra pop is Do What You Love by Miki. The framed images are so striking against the blended backdrop that you can’t help stopping for a closer look. Nicely embellished with just a few elements, this is a terrific masculine page!

Summer has arrived with Amy L’s page entitled Nothing Better. The rainbow of colour here is so playful while the mix of florals and framing add to the fun element of this page. Delightful!

[Wedding] by pkfotografie is a wonderful piece of art. I love the unusual colour palette and the mixed media that gives the page its dreamy, textured look. Beautiful!

Monochromatic pages always catch my eye and So Beautiful by terryb is a fine example. Beautiful blending adds texture and interest to a page that could easily be a magazine ad! Very nicely done!

The Hike by Blackkathy has been created using a host of chunky layers that add lots of beautiful depth to her page. Lovely lilac tones accentuate the image while the florals add a gorgeous, feminine touch. So pretty!

Another page that oozes Summer is Hello June by chunlin. I love the design of this page, the trio of images that blend horizontally and the rich, warm colours that really bring this page to life. Really love this one!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they’ll appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!


Finger Pointing – May 17th

Welcome to today’s Gallery Standouts! As usual the galleries are brimming with so much creativity that brings me so much joy after a late shift at work! Here are my picks for today –  I hope you enjoy them!|

Gorgeous blending forms a wonderful base for the photo cluster on JenEm’s page entitled Summer. Beautiful soft hues make me think of the lazy days of Summer and I love all the little detail. Such a pretty page!

Addie’s Tooth by KarenC is a sweet creation that documents a huge milestone in the life of a little one! I’m loving the greens here and the choice of mixed media anchoring the photo is so unusual. A delightful piece of work!

Enjoy Life by PennyH is such a striking page that you simply can’t pass it in the gallery without taking a closer look! Great page design, super shadowing and a bold backdrop really make this layout pop. Amazing!

Take Time by 01lousmith is so dreamy with the colours of Spring. I love how the photo spills from the frame and the pretty florals add great depth. I don’t know about you but I’m sure I can hear that bird sing as I take in this page! Just wonderful!

I love black and white images and when you add a colourful blend like Marleen has done on her page entitled Family, it’s a winning combination.Love the brushwork too and the understated title work finishes the page off perfectly. Beautifully done!

AJ week 3 May by designbylime is so peaceful, it has me reflecting on my day as it draws to a close. An image so amazing that it requires very little embellishment. Simply stunning!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and that they inspire you to create a page or two of your own. When you have a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – March 23rd

Good day everyone! An early post for me today as I’m working later. It’s such a grey, miserable and wet day here in the UK but journeying through the galleries lifted my spirits! Let’s take a look at some amazing pieces of work I found…

Opening up with Growing Up by taxed4ever, I love the riot of colour and carefree feeling of this page. Bold background brushwork with a statement black stamp, delicate florals and pretty butterflies add spice to this layout and the perspective of the photo adds to the fun element of this project. Love this!

One of my favourite things is to add some foliage to my own pages and I love how Cristina has incorporated some pretty greens on her page entitled Somehow . Again, some nice background brushwork adds interest and the soft yellow and peach colour combination works beautifully with the photo. Finished off with the understated title work, this page is a winner!

And now for something really fun! Cartoon Grandkids by carollee is just priceless! I love the ‘noticeboard’ design with the series of images nicely pinned while carefully chosen elements and terrific journaling round off the page nicely. What a fun way to record the faces of little ones that will be awesome to look back on in years to come – I can only imagine how they all loved seeing their cartoon images! Wonderful!

This Girl by Blackkathy is a feast for the eyes with layer upon layer, perfectly shadowed and placed, providing a great spot for the pretty image. Nicely balanced with florals and ribbon detail top right and bottom left corners, I love the monotones of this project while the tilt of the stitched frame and the retro title font add that girly glamour to the beautiful photo. Stunning!

Another fun and carefree page is Inner Child by Mother Bear. Blended backdrop images always work well with an off-centre, vertical design and I love the colour palette that makes this page so easy on the eye. Once again, pretty florals have been used to anchor the framed images and the mix of word art and word strips makes the page flow beautifully. An amazing, feel-good page!

Rounding up this post is So Much Love by JenEm. Scenic pages are amongst some of my very favourites, I just don’t do them as well as this myself! Terrific blending overall and the texture at the bottom of this project make is so wall worthy and the minimalistic elements are just the right touch. A calming and delightful piece of work!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices for today and that they inspire you to create a page of your own. When you have a moment, click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they will appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – February 23rd

My husband had one of my pages from a good while ago pop up on his FB memories the other day and he commented on how much my scrapping style has changed over the years. Not only was I pleased to note that he does actually notice my pages when I post them but that yes, my scrapping style has changed! From quite a vintage look to more of a “clean lines” look. But the one thing that hasn’t changed for me is layers… I love layers… and lots of them. What is your style? Has it changed? Is there a style that you aspire to? I’d love to be more artsy but I’m just not sure that’s how my brain works! Instead, I get my fix in the galleries. Here’s some fine pieces of work that I admire so much!

Live Wild Free by Ann060606 is so striking with its riot of colour making it hard to miss in the gallery. Of course, the topic of the page is all about exactly that – bold use of colour. Just glorious!

Lightness by beaute is the opposite end of the scale with its soft pink tones. The photo is beautifully framed while the little floral and butterfly cluster adds subtle decoration and the word art provides super contrast. So pretty!

bluedraft52 has done some great photo treatment on his page entitled Krista 2009. I love how the colours pop against the darker, four quadrant backdrop and the floral clusters balance the page perfectly. A fine piece of art!

Summer Sunset by Romajo is a great design with its visual triangles, the mixed media detail on the left, right and at the bottom, and the little button detail. The image is nicely framed and anchored with pretty elements that add further interest to the page and I love the wordart/alpha title. Gorgeous!

iTunes 02/23 by OKate is close to my heart and the “airmail” border and postmarks remind me of all the letters my sister and I used to send each other while I lived overseas quite some moons ago! A beautiful photo, beautiful masking, great title work and a little journaling all make for a splendid page. Fabulous!

Sisters and Friends by Jill is so full of fun with all the delicious layers and detail, from the pretty little blue bow on top right down to the heart embossed, ombre backing paper. Again, lots of colour bring this page to life and I love how girly it is. Amazing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the art I’ve brought to you today and that you’re inspired to scrap a page or too of your own. When you have a moment, click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, it will be so appreciated. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – February 7th

So here we are, already in the second month of 2023. Anyone have any scrapping goals this year? I’m working super hard to tie up my 2022 books for printing, thereafter, given that I’m more of a present day scrapper, my aim is to try to keep up a bit more. I have high hopes but we’ll see how I go!

As always, the galleries are brimming with inspiration … here’s some gorgeous pieces I found today.

Kicking off quite literally with Find Your Wings by Marleen, this page is such an eye catcher, it’s hard to miss it in the gallery. I love the drama, the composition and the sheer elegance. A fine piece of art!

I always enjoy pages that tell the story of an artists world outside of scrapbooking and Book of the Month by Amy L gives an insight into what’s been keeping her busy in her free time! I love the bookshelf effect and the list is brilliant – especially if you’re anything like me and forget what you’ve read! Such a peaceful, feel-good page!

Gorgeous tones and pops of colour make up Passion for Life by jakrn with the subjects’ eyes drawing me in, making me want to know more! A terrific background, super blending and a pretty floral cluster add to the intrigue of this page. Beautifully done!

In My Dreams by Applechick is a beautiful heritage page. I love the graphic placement of elements and the string of embellishments is so, so pretty. The circular framing of the photograph reminds me of a locket and the journaling is a delightful read! So precious!

An eye candy of a page is Hello Jocelyn by Blackkathy. Light brown painted detail makes this page beautifully soft while the deep blue tones add the perfect punch. A beautifully designed page with amazing shadows –  all in all, a stunning piece of work!

Large photo’s on a page are always a winner, even better is Okahumpka Park Walk by lynnpremo with the large image blended nicely to provide the backdrop for the rest of the page. Great title work and the stitched framing finish this page off perfectly. Wonderful!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks from the galleries today and that they inspire you to create a page or two of your own. When you get a chance, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – January 17th

I had a memory pop up on social media today … on this day in 2016, I joined the GSO team as a guest blogger! That’s a whole 7 years I’ve been sharing some outstanding work that has captured my attention in the digital scrapbooking world, on average twice a month. It has been and still is an honour to be here still and I send my personal thanks to anyone who has taken the time to check out even just one of my posts. So without further rambling, let’s take a look at some eye candy I’ve found for you today.

First up is Library Lists, Currently by glee. As a lover of lists, this is such a fun layout and the level of detail is amazing. Beautifully framed and embellished, this is such an interesting page!

I’ve not done a “big photo” page for a while but MOC9 by catgoddess inspires me to do just that. A cracking shot that is balanced perfectly by the pretty clusters top left and bottom right make this page a real delight!

I love the unusual design of Waiting with Friends by ninigoesdigi. Both the geometric aspects and the sunrise colour palette attract attention while the stitching and roughed up backdrop add great texture. Wonderful!

The ornate frames adorn the sweet black and white image beautifully on 3 Years Old by bbe, creating a wonderful sense of depth to the overall page. All these wonderful details aside, it’s the journaling that does it for me… it will be a treasure for future generations to look back… just priceless!

Time Treasures by Dorci is a gorgeous mix of blended and framed images, nicely laid out and interspersed with journaling. Beautiful natural tones shine bright and I love the calendar and clock detail. A stunning multi image page!

Gold and Black by jcaruth910 is a smashing example of the old adage “less is more”. Minimal embellishments anchor the masked image and of course, it goes without saying that I love the white space! So beautiful!

I hope these pages inspire you to document a story or two of your own. In the meantime, do click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists. I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – December 12th

Hi all, I’m keeping this post short and sweet today given that it’s the time of year that most people are exceptionally busy with things like the writing of Christmas cards, the putting up of a Christmas tree, the wrapping of gifts… all of which I’ve yet to start! So without further fuss, let’s see some gorgeous work that grabbed my attention in the galleries today.

Curious by Dady – great page design and an adorable image!

RE-KL-2018_12-HoXOHo by kristallund – love the cohesive colour palette!

Sweetheart by Shannamay  – chunky layers are my favourites at the moment!

White Christmas by mrsashbaugh – love how whimsical this is!

Our Moments by bryanna – love the warm tones against the frosty backdrop!

And lastly but by no means least, it’s my pleasure to bring my last blog post for 2022 to an end with ColorChallenge_12_22 by OKate. Love the tiny pop of red and green!

That’s it for me for 2022! You know what to do… click on the links, etc, and have a wonderful festive season. Take care, happy scrapping and all my very best wishes to you all for 2023!