Finger Pointing – September 12th

I’ve got a busy week coming up but I feel rested and ready for it because… I’ve been scrapping this past weekend! It’s great to be back to it more than I have been over the last few months and hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll have another weekend of scrapping ahead. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the pages that stood out for me in the galleries today.

Unfiltered by Blackkathy is a great page design with it’s plentiful journaling and the pencil sketch, and I love how the photo has been incorporated into the number 6. All in all, a wonderfully creative and candid page!

I love the quartet of photo’s on You by agoymerac that nestle on the soft tones of the backdrop. Perfect shadowing and lovely title work round off this page beautifully. Gorgeous!

Mother and Daughter Reunion by char8182 is overflowing with joy and the splashes of colour help tell the emotion of the story. Great composition and delightfully presented… I love this!

I always admire scrappers who can take an element and do something completely out of the norm with it like Shannamay has done with the frame on her Iso page. I love how all the delicious layers are bundled together with the wraps. Just amazing!

Soccer by sylvia is such a neat page. The bold backdrop is a great contrast for the minimal element mix and I love the texture of the splatter! Fabulous!

Autumn is on its way for some of us and I couldn’t resist showcasing Autumn Vibes by bbe. The framing really sets off the seasonal detail and the title work is brilliant! So beautiful!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the pages I’ve shared today and that they inspire you to document a story of your own. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists… a little love is always appreciated! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – August 31st

So August is a wrap! It’s hard to believe we are just 4 short months away from the end of 2022… that’s insane! But I’m beginning to see Fall/Autumn tones in the galleries and I’m so ready for cooler days. Crisp, refreshing days that year in, year out, make me realise that change is good. So that said, let’s take a look at some layouts that stopped me in my tracks today!

I love the moody look of Captured Moments by myssp. The layers are so perfectly positioned and shadowed… simply exquisite!

Memories by SanVHM has such a pretty colour palette with a great layer mix that compliments the image. Beautiful!

Life Changes by tracermajig is beautifully framed and nicely balanced with the mix of colours and dainty florals. So pretty!

Terrific brushwork form the base for Lost My Diamond by pachimac while the darker elements help tell the story. A wonderful page… and I really hope the diamond is found.

Extraordinary photographs always warrant lots of page space and Country Air by wombat146 is a fine example. Awesome!

Perfect Moments by AnaSantos is a beautifully blended page with minimal elements… but that curled edge… amazing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the layouts that I’ve showcased today and that they inspire you to document a story or two of your own. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists. Till next time, take care and happy memory keeping!

Finger Pointing – August 21st

Good day all! I hope this post finds everybody well. The galleries tell me lots of you have had some time to scrap this weekend – as always, there’s no shortage of amazing pages to swoon over! I’ve been travelling a lot this year but I’m now back home for a while and I’m looking forward to getting my own scrapping back on track… I just have photo overwhelm which is probably a good problem to have, I just need to decide where I’m going to start! In the meantime, let’s take a look at some amazing pieces of work I spotted today!

I love statement pages with big elements like For the Win by Shannamay. Super neat layers, beautifully shadowed. Fabulous!

A gorgeous backdrop for the photo’s on Joy by mum23ms. This page shouts “Freedom!” Love it!

Soft, pretty tones make up Vovo E Eu by Isa Marks. Smashing page design and brushwork! Beautiful!

Express Yourself by lmaggs simply astounds me! Great extraction and totally creative… absolutely amazing!

The centre cluster of detail on This is Me by ScrappyHappy82 grabs my attention. Another lovely backdrop too. Awesome!

The eclectic mix of detailed brushwork showcases the fun image on Live in the Moment by geek_girl. So cute!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks today and that you’re inspired to document some of your own memories and stories. When you have a spare moment, please click on the links above to leave the artists a comment or two. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – July 29th

Happy Friday everyone! As usual, there is an abundance of glorious creativity in the scrapping communities and here’s my shortlist for today!

Every time I cast my eyes over This Life by cfile, I see a detail that I haven’t spotted before! The element mix is amazing and the black and white images work so well with the colour palette. A wonderful piece of work!

Sunny Day by carolwenxin simply makes me smile with all the happiness this page radiates! I love how the image is framed with embellishments rather than the usual frame and the blending is first class! Absolutely love this!

Neat layers and sorbet colours make Live the Summer Dream by mediterranka a delight for the eyes! Dainty elements anchor the image nicely and it goes without saying really that all the white space is perfect! Fabulous!

 

Coastal pages always attract my attention and Hello Summer by 01lousmith is no exception. I love how the framing showcases the image and the topical clusters, tab and title work balance the page beautifully! Just amazing!

Page design is a fundamental part of scrapping and I love the vertical structure of Family is Everything by adrianita. The journaling leads down to the detail of the page while all the detail is compact and neat. So beautiful!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more original birthday page than Your Birthday by bbe! My goodness, the colour pops off the dark backdrop, I feel I can reach out and touch the ribbon and flairs, and the calendar strip is genius! Awesome!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and when you get a spare moment, please click on the links and leave a comment or two for the artists. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – June 23rd

One of the things I love about the digital scrapbooking community is the sheer variety of scrapping styles and the way different artists make use of the same papers and elements and create wonderful, unique art. I often look at the work of others and think “Wow! I never thought to use it like that!” Each of my shout-outs today has an element of that Wow! Let’s take a look…

Fly by Mother Bear is really beautiful with the muted pinks and dashes of teal, green and brown while my eyes are guided throughout the page by the floral clusters. Such sweet images (what I wouldn’t give for those curls!) and the shadowing on the title work is impressive. So, so pretty!

Artist in Paris by Norma is a fine example of a page that, to me, looks like a painting! It’s an interesting piece of work with the detailed blending and mix of colours that totally bring it to life. Amazing!

Quite the contrast is Picnic Day by sucali. Neat layers, decisive placement of embellishments and tons of white space make this piece of art so easy on the eye while the brushwork and scatters add a playful element. A wonderful, classic page!

The design of Are We There Yet? by NLD Designs depicts a tale of what it’s like to travel some distance with young children! The mapped backdrop and all the topical elements are perfect for the subject matter and the green, black and beige colour palette works so well. Beautifully done!

I always tend to think that a black and orange colour palette means one thing… Halloween. Challenging by caapmun proves me wrong! A great horizontal design anchored nicely with a great choice of embellishments. Very striking!

I don’t always find extractions easy to do by blackkathy has done a tremendous job with her page entitled Beachy which also incorporates a refreshing mix of coastal elements that are different to the norm. A gorgeous “school’s out for Summer” kinda page!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the pieces of art that I’ve brought to you today and that they inspire you to document some of your own stories. When you get a spare moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artist – comments are always appreciated! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – June 7th

It’s been an unusually warm Winter’s day here in Cape Town and we took a glorious road trip to Cape Point today. I’d forgotten how beautiful is down that way and it’s certainly a great place to soak up nature and the ocean. I’m now on baby duty for Ayla (8 week old granddaughter) for the night and so far she’s been as good as gold… so good that she’s even afforded me the time to check out the galleries so I can bring you some lovely eye candy for the day!

I love all the mixed media that makes up Wisdom by beszteri. The muted tones coordinate perfectly with the black and white image while the placing of the spectacles is perfect and adds so much interest. Terrific!

The central design of C & R 2022 by lmaggs makes for a lovely clean look and I love the comic style photo treatment. Overall, the page is nicely balanced with the pretty clusters to the left and right and the Summer colour palette is fresh. A wonderful, fun page!

Things to Try This Year by Cherylny reminds me of a “note to self” style notice board. I love all the detail, the reminders and the positive affirmations while the element mix and textures make me want to reach out and touch it… love this!

You by Dady is a page of sophistication with its repetitive paper strips of antique colours, blends and brushwork. I especially love the split-detail design while the image makes for an intriguing layout and a stunning “yesteryear” page!

Love, love, love the simplicity and colour palette of Good Vibes by Ga_L … I never underestimate the art of creating a page like this, I know many a scrapper who will confess to starting out with a simple page in mind but not being able to stop adding elements! This is just fabulous!

I’m totally in awe of Sunset by magnolia. The horizontal design and framing is perfect and I love how the image appears to span the entire page. Again, a great choice of complimentary elements are beautifully placed and I love that the couple are popping out of the camera… a gorgeous, enchanting page!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the artwork I’ve showcased and that you’re inspired to document a story or two of your own. When you get a spare 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 – May 31st

So here we are, the last day of the month of May… how is that even possible?! We’re all doing our best to capture the stories, document the memories and record everyday life despite time passing at an alarming rate and here’s some shining examples that I found in the galleries today…

Upside Down by Shannamay is such a fun page! Love the cute images on the perfectly shadowed layers of each cluster and the quote that links the two is perfect! Totally love this!

Sahlin May Challenge by lulyg14 is a travel page with a difference. I love how it’s created in a calendar format and the images provide a great account of the days’ journey. Great use of patterned paper too! Lovely!

I always enjoy an alternative way of pocket scrapping and Week 21 by Scrapping with Liz is a fine example. Love how colourful this is and just how un-uniform (is that even a word?!) it is compared to the usual weekly scrapping layouts. Eye catching, for sure!

I always stop to take a look at monochrome pages and I find Pondering by smith intriguing. Love the artsy-ness and the blends, smudges and scribbles that make this page 100% wall worthy! Amazing!

Diggin’ Up Worms by Ernie88 is a wonderfully designed page. Love how the corner detail keeps my eye on the page and the brush work and colour palette is gorgeous. Split journaling adds great interest and I love the textured title work. A terrific page!


Look by Erin2 is such a cohesive page with its soft tones and mix of elements. I love how bright, breezy and refreshing this is and how the backdrop mimics the cloudy blue sky in the image. Beautiful!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these fine pieces of work and that they inspire you to document some stories of your own. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artist… it’s always appreciated. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!