Finger Pointing – May 6th- iNSD Edition!

Hello Hello!!! Happy iNSD everyone! Hope you are all having a great time, shopping, playing, scrapping… I know I am running around like a headless chicken (I wonder if chickens can actually run around without their heads? LOL) trying to do all I need to do and at the same time do what I would love to do!!!!! As I am late already, will try make this a bit shorter than usual, but bringing you the same inspiration as we do every day, enjoy!!!

One of my most wonderful Queens of Elegance to start, Sucali with Girl Time. The minimalist composition that gives the star spot to the photo is brilliant, the big word art feels fun and modern, and the whole thing is beyond awesome!!!

Another super fabulous artist, cfile with Autumn Play. The whole thing is perfection, love the old photos and the way they reflect light (I happen to know these are family photos …what a treasure to have!!!) those borders with shadows that add volume, gorgeous layering and framing, absolutely wonderful!!!

Next is Pachimac with  Star Jasmine is Home. All her pages have that star quality, memory keeping with the most amazing show of talent for every style, and this one is just the kind that grabs any heart…a full page with such elegance, the lower opacity for the photo in the background, the use of different textures and the perfect shadows, all coming together awesomely, and when I look at the credits list, then it becomes even more of an inspiration! Gorgeous!

I’m going to share with you something we don’t usually do, this is Cherylindesigns iNSD Signature, and is so beautiful, so different to what I’m used to make and see around, the giving the graphics the attention spot, beautiful pieces combined by her talented hand making it a total star!

More marvellous artists, next is Iowan with 2022 Handsome Dude. Again the fabulous giving the photo a star spot, and the magic of creating this awesome graffitti like composition in the background, with that bike blended and made with accents to come into strength in the page, fabulous choice of papers, and lots of super gorgeous elements clustered shine all together!

So happy to come across this, SeattleSheri’s Bloom & Grow. As always, she brings together so much in total elegance, her beautiful boy’s smile and laughter, almost can hear it, all surrounded by so many of the beautiful pieces of the kit, a perfect take on the template, that dynamic introduced by the stitching in the background and the colourful choices, bringing together the whole feeling…. brilliant as she always does!!!

Another one of my most favorite ladies, one that makes even the greyest day of mine better with her talent, cutiejo1 with Soar High Dream Big. This is so amazing, so beautifully put together with precise technique and the most wonderful heart to freeze moments in time. The photos are gorgeous, that extraction is so marvellous, so amazingly done, the addition of the wings element seamlessly becoming part of it, the framing of the core of the page, gorgeous choices and the beautiful shades of blue with flashes of orange, all coming together for that light that is all around the page. Fabulous title work and shadows….pure awesome!

More gorgeousness in blues, more elegance beautifully composed by another of our favorite ladies, Marijke with Lets Go Together is a marvellous example of photo blend with an awesome paper, I’m amazed here as how perfectly she has added many elements of the kit into the composition that they look like part of the photo, the border she composed with  mixed media from it is perfection, and also perfect the shadows for the more corporeal elements. Fabulous!

Next is Wildflowers by Madi. I just can’t resist a full page photo, here wonderfully scrapped, love the vertical border that at first glance looks like part of the photo, the paint border and title adding to the beauty and all coming together awesomely!

Last but absolutely not least is Model by Marleen, here with another show of her creative talent, the use of brushes and paints, the perfection put together here feels like it could be at home in a fine art gallery and I very much would hang it in my walls!!! Just perfect!

This is all from me today, hope you find inspiration as we do with these marvellous creative, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make! Happy iNSD once again, enjoy the weekend!!!!

 

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – April 22nd-

G’day everyone, hope festivities were/are being celebrated with family and friends in the best way possible, a Happy Easter, Chag Sameag, Ramadan Mubarak! I spent the whole of last week with a migraine which took me away from the screens, ended up in a productive week around the house, but I was missing the galleries so I’m so glad to be able to post tonight! As always, there is so much so amazing, I’m left with the feeling of needing to do a few more posts just for the past 24 hours….so lets get to the inspiration!

This is Bloom & Grow by JenEm, one of my original Queens of Elegance who keeps amazing us with her superb creativity, in this case, not just that elegance in the most amazing minimalist way that was calling me from the thumbnail, but getting closer makes the heart warmer, apart from the gorgeous, neat shadows and the movement given to that ribbon that follows the circles serving the base for the marvellous photo, but a wonderful message to take and treasure. If you add the impressive credits’ list….the result is absolute marvel all together.

On the Road Again by cfile is another fabulous creation…she is one who makes me work hard to decide which of the pages posted in the day to share with you!  Love how well the black and white works here, the choices bring the already beautiful template to life with some wonderful additions in embellishing, specially love the bottom corner stamps with amazing top shadows that bring an even more realistic look, the flair with the crown on the journaling card, all over elegance as she always does!!!

Another marvellous piece from an equally marvellous creative, zinzilah with 220224_truth. Love her blending of the photo, those water droplets add depth and make the image capture even stronger, the way those words are melted into the whole page, then the diverse textures with the bottom words and the felt hearts, all together “painting the picture” of our world’s reality, and here again it happens, that way of ours with scrapping, turning horrendous events into beautiful art pieces… she most certainly does it.

Next  we have Girl in Green by armygrl , and with this girl I find myself short of words….which is a LOT to say as I can talk for the world, but she keeps creating and inspiring in so many different ways, no matter what style she goes for, this is the result, awesome pieces we could hang on our walls. Love mainly how she portrays herself in many of her pages, so the external beauty pairs with her awesome creativity and brings us the most amazing pieces like this one here : the amazing work in the background creating fabulous light and depth and at the same time the fantasy land with the top hat and the snake, the solitary bee and the globe….what an amazing way of honouring Earth Day!

Another super fabulous lady, EmStafrace (you may know her as the talent that creates The Nifty Pixel) with Life in Full Bloom. There is something that goes beyond the beauty of the page (which is immense!) Visually the composition is perfection, the layering and the most perfect shadows, the almost hidden brads and the scatters so beautifully placed, the whole thing is, indeed, life in full bloom, but the thing beyond this visual composition…those smiles that seem to get more intense no matter in which order you look at them….the heart of the wonderful warrior of life she is…it comes through and makes my day, my week, month…. see, here again, short of words…!

Another wonderful lady and once again, the beauty of being able to transform difficult times into a super beautiful piece of memory keeping, Scrap-Therapy with the page she calls Grippe, which is the way most Latin languages call a serious cold, which can be terrifying not just for the kids but, this I know first hand as this family is one of those blessings the pandemic brought to our lives, for mum too, in the times of Covid even more so. I am a collector of medical kits, and always looking for inspiration for my own pages about health issues, when I find full on ones my heart sings!  love the way she does it here, the many elements so beautifully clustered, others scattered  and the colors giving contrast with the smaller black and white photos, love the big title with the heart lines running across, the word strips another beautiful addition, another difficult time transformed into a gorgeous piece to look back in time in years to come!

I’m gonna include a couple more pages because I just could not let them go… this one from one of the most amazing Art Journalers we have in the industry, whom is lately proving she can do a lot more, mastering every style she takes on, is RJMJ with Feels Like Spring. And yes, as she always does, makes us feel like spring! Love the play with the frames, the gorgeous way in which she manages color in every page is especially vibrant here, those clusters, the gorgeous shadows, and there is a quality to Rhonda’s pages that makes us sisters souls…we both love to share either the story behind, or what goes on through our minds that ends up making the page…. another one whose soul comes through and through filling the page with beauty and heart!!!!

Last but absolutely not least, another sister soul who shines in any style, bcgal00 with The Last Stroll. Love how in most of her pages, Rae gets to recreate the feel of the paper page, lots of bits and pieces layered here with stunning shadows, love the way she composed so clean on a pattern background (I find this incredibly difficult!)  the combination of some neutral colors with splashes of blue and red, love those cards and, of course, the photo that gives us a glimpse of their new life….looking forward for more to come, as always, she is one of my main inspirational people!

This is all from me today, hope you all have the best weekend (only to be bettered by the next!) and also that you get as inspired as we do with all these marvellous artists…

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – April 8th-

G’Day everyone!!! Hope the weekend is being kind to you guys, in England the weather has not, but after so many bad news, ill health and some more distractions to my scrapping, some good news in the form of an amazing lady that started working for me has us celebrating, and more time to scrap! LOL Anyway, as always, you all give me SO MUCH hard work on trying to pick just a few pages from the galleries, so much beauty, so much thought and reflection, family life or fantasy…these pages are superb and I can’t wait to share them with you!

PLEASE NOTE: Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living!

I’m getting started with one of my most treasured Queens of Elegance, Sucali with When the Clouds Part. The layered cards, the gorgeous black & white photo treatment, the word art placed on the background paper and the card coming together with such a beautiful, hopeful message, I’m in LOVE with those key-ring dates too!!! Brilliant shadows to complete Susanne’s master piece!!!

More incredible elegance in this awesome page from Hanah aka Vrielinkie with Celebrating a Dream Come True. Love her take on the already awesome template, such a fabulous palette, soft and not over powering the photos that, especially taking that is a major event, should be the star. There is more accent on the elegance with the choice of black background, those corner’s painted flowers are just perfect here. I am so amazed by the amount of patterns, also the number of paper pieces and elements…and still the page is such a clean feel, Awesome!!!

This is one of those treasures, pages we should print and hang on a wall. This is Susie aka Pachimac with Music is my Muse. The changing colors in the background give light to this awesome album cover inspired page, if you know me, you know my passion for using the whole elements pack, and here she is done that and further… brilliantly chosen flowers, the perfection of staying within the color range with so much in the page is marvellous, the butterflies almost hidden are a beautiful discovery and the use of paints are both absolutely wonderful, the guitar being queen even when placed at the side, and the cursive text in the background give it even more appeal…. fabulous all over!!!!

Another super favorite of all of us here at the blog, Marilyn aka mcurtt with Get Your Read On.  There is so much feel in my heart with this page that I’m kinda struggling to give it proper words, don’t want to fall on the same words over and over but…. impressive, absolute elegance, wonderfully thought page and much more … The gorgeous black and white with the red accents, the pick of book cover which seems to shine calling the eye, the super cute library and all the word art, the amount of different textures and, even with all that , there is awesome blank space…..I better show you the page because I could keep talking!!!!!

Net is always marvellous HeatherB with Monster in the Middle. This is actually a double pager, you can see the other side HERE, I am impressed by the perfection of both, very different pages but unified by a fun, happy family memory, which Heather does in such an inspiring way, (oh and look at the credits’ list!!!) The choices of colors for the letters, those shadows that give dimension and her always elegant clusters, all completed with the journaling and the awesome sprinkles/paint myst as a base giving even more light to it….that continue in the other side with lots of photos perfectly combined and the memory of a day of family fun is capture to perfection!

Next is one of my most recent discoveries, Kjersti with Be Happy. There is a number of scrappers Sarita (DD) calls my Cover People, as in glossy magazine cover, because there is external beauty but the kind transformed into even more by the beauty that comes from within, shining and taking the pages to a higher level…  well, this one is one of those. The gorgeous mother and daughter photo, the wonderful surroundings, nature shining with those smiles, I wont go into it because I need to get some sleep, but…cowboy boots!!!! LOVE! So, back to the page: There is fashion great taste, gorgeous layering, clusters perfectly placed, marvellous management of green on green, those stitches, the shadows….. the whole thing is amazing, and then there is the journaling that makes it be even more a soulful page… absolutely awesome overall!!

I should be stopping here, but there are a couple of pages I could not let go, so I’m gonna share them. One is Boss Lady by hichchei, such an amazing message that comes across in every way, the photos,  OH those glasses!!!!!! It really looks like the products were made with these pictures in mind! Again, we find here beauty outside and that one that comes from within, that reaches the eyes in that cheeky expression and continues with the marvellous clusters, those borders, the fabulous shadows….even a sprinkle off glitter that accents even more so the spirit of the page! I’m always in awe of those who scrap everyday life into wonderful art pieces!!!!

And as always, last but not least, a blast from the past, a talented lady scrapper I had not seen in years has come back and is shining even more than she did before….! Is tanteva with You Think You Can Fly This Thing (even the title is absolute marvel!) Love her passion for art journal and fantasy scrapping as much as her more everyday pages, and this one is literally shining! The perfectly combined elements, the creation of lights that expand, the fun, the beauty, the creativity …again, one of those I would hang on my wall!!! FABULOUS!!!!

And now yes, I will leave you to get inspired by these fantastically gifted ladies, please,(once again!) remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

 

 

Finger Pointing – March 25th-

Good day to everyone at any point of your day! Back here after a very difficult week health wise, it has been hard to keep the emotional balanced too, not just on the personal side (which I know everyone has battles) but the whole world current situation….still, I find so much solace in our industry, both on the wonderful products designers create for us to bring life memories or artful expressions or both, and the hyper talents we have in the galleries that gives me a pause and the chance to keep filling my heart with love and beauty, which brings me to the fact that I have a few more pages than usual, so I will try be as brief as my compulsive Latina allows. Here are some gems from all over, enjoy and be inspired!

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make always, but even more so in these crazy times we are living!

Starting with Favorites by Kayla aka keepscrappin. I love templates, but love it even more so when the scrapper can add and transform without loosing the basic structure, something in here she most certainly does! The art of using lots of elements and different designers and kits is not an easy one, here she makes it all shine, from the photo to the last of the tiny flowers, all in the most perfect harmony!

Another one of those who impress each and every time, EllenT with Little Joys. Not only take my hat to Ellen on her wonderful ability to combine patterns, but the beauty of transforming pocket scrapping products into a gorgeous patchwork, the marvellous use of stitches and scatters, also a beautiful take on a template, once again, the whole thing is a delight!

Next is AmandaJ with Real Spring. Love big photo pages, this one is perfection with that awesome depth of field, the capture of nature in such way that makes the heart sing, even more so when the embellishing is as perfectly done as in here, letting the image be the star, and at the same time make great use of the card, gorgeous elements that enhance it and a fabulous shadows work. Gorgeous!

And another talent making templates shine is Trish with a page for a Template Challenge. I’m in love with the impact of a solid strong background with beautiful texture, the gorgeous layering, tons of tiny details that makes the whole thing a big success, the super sweet photo, everything here feels marvellous!!!

Back to big photos, another amazing creative, Susie aka Pachimac with Grampa Touches The Ocean. There is so much to admire in each and everyone of Suzie’s pages, and this one is no exception. Truly a moment to remember, a record of our family life gains even more beauty and makes the heart sing with delicate little clusters and the most amazing journaling, perfectly placed, the marvel of all in the most amazing sync. Perfection to make the heart sing!

From big photos to delicately scrapped nature with emotion, Marieke aka Romajo with You Beautiful Soul brings elegance in this wonderful creation. The photo is delightful, love when we get not just the typical blooms but those different angles of photography that make the everyday life, here scrapped with talent and the attention for detail, awesome shadows that give dimension, the soft, almost neutral colors that point to the image and adding a fabulous elegant touch with a piece of lace (or a cutout? either way fabulous) layered in between, enhancing even more the already great, subtle patterns. The choice of title couldn’t be more perfect: beautiful soul in the core of this page indeed!

Next is someone most of you are acquainted with (as she is often featured by all of us here!) , dotcomkari with Keep Moving On. For about 10 years I have seen this girl, one of those life warriors that succeed even when confronting the most difficult ones, put her soul in her pages, and she still touches our heart, in my case especially when she goes back to fuller pages – a skill not many possess – to be able to fill in without loosing elegance, make completely different textures and styles live in harmony and make the composition shine as it is here. The bits of word art, the combination of labels with word strips, the fabulous colors coming together with a background combining all of the above, everything feels to me like a hopeful, positive expression that allows us, indeed, to move on!

Another take on filling the page masterfully, is Betty Jo with Make Your Own Happy. There is SO much to say about this, beautiful, marvellously composed patchwork of images processed by her, amazing combo of products that live together harmoniously, I’m fascinated by old buildings and here so wonderfully put together with nature and text bits, brushes and masks, the addition of tiny details that make the whole thing grow every time I look back… There is one thing that stands out to me:  her crediting the images and her manipulation of them, simply sharing a few words, barely a couple of minutes of our time…but that bring the page to a higher level, so thank you for that! In my ideal world, every person should credit like this. Fabulous all over!

This one keeps my heart singing loud, is called The-Rufous, created by taxed4ever, I know there was a time in which I remembered her name, but one thing my memory (or lack of it!) has never quite fade, is that she is one of the top favourite people on my list, even if I don’t get to see her pages as often as I did many years back, my soul sings with creations off hers. The talent for minimalist, blank space wonderfully scrapped is not an easy skill, still she makes the style shine bright here. The image beautifully blended and enhanced by beautiful touches here and there, the perfect choice of background and the shadows making it all come alive like a paper page, and then there is the learning about natural life, as she explains the Rufous in her journaling but also (marvellous for people like me) in her page description.As with Betty Jo in the previous, a couple of minutes more of the time of the author helps bring the page to a much higher level to me….Anyway, in LOVE with this, all over awesomeness!!!!

Back to brilliant takes on already brilliant templates is KarenDiamond with Dady Hold My Hand. The appeal that a black and white photo has grows with the heart of the image, it has an old time feeling, and the choices to scrap it with hard clean lines, modern bits and earthy colors makes it all together fabulous. The combination of patterns, the gorgeous shadows, marvellous layering, all together gorgeousness!

Last but in no way least is AimeeH with Blossom Street. So much to say about this beauty!!! More talent in combining patterns, giving the page the feeling from the gorgeous wooden background to the tiniest of elements, all come together on making the photos (wonderfully treated) shine. Love the tilt, the sweet smile of this girl that lightens up the whole thing, the sweet, super cute flowers stand, the title work, and the incredibly beautiful way in which she uses a patterned paper to introduce even more elements…a woman after my own heart! If I am not mistaken, she is the designer responsible for the products too…love how designers who scrap bring their creations to life…this one takes a high award!!!!

This is all from me today. Hope you enjoyed and get inspired by these awesome, super talented artists. Remember : you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

 

 

Finger Pointing – March 4th-

Hello again! Hope everyone is doing as well as humanly possible in this troubled times for the whole planet. I keep counting the blessings that keep my family (both blood and chosen ones) together and within comes the wonderful friendships and the possibility to share art paired with memory keeping with so many talented people in this industry, so, with a heart full of beauty after a while rounding the galleries (marvellous way to heal the soul!), here I am again to share the pages of just a few of these awesome talents 🙂

Gonna start with the marvellous Chloe_digiscrap with her U R Loved page. She always makes an impact in my heart, and this one is no exception. The perfection of the capture in the big image, her expression (you haven’t aged at all in all these years!!!) that conveys that kind of feeling, to me impossible to describe with words, the presence of the older and younger generations, the gorgeous black and white and the masterful way in which she, with all her elegance, embellished, giving even more strength to the image…. love that tag, perfection again in shadows, and that delicate title work…all together making my heart sing!!!

Next is another fabulous piece, Paris, Mon Amour by Vrielinkie, another amazingly talented creative, a master class on interpreting a template to make it shine. The perfect choice of photo angle to make the gorgeous burst of the template gain even more dimension, the choice of patterns, amazing shadows and those clusters to harmonise all together, pure awesome!!!!

This next page is a very, very special one, not just to me, but I know as a matter of fact, by many of us… is the return of one of our most loved designers, who also happens to be one of the most talented LO artist I have encounter in all these years : Lynne ~Marie with Hope. The gorgeous transfers, the choice of colors, the impressive layering of paints and that solitary butterfly with elegant shadows…everything all together making many, many hearts sing!

More of the amazing, super talented designers who scrap: This one is so beautiful, Berlin by LynnG, the focus on that very special expression, an almost stolen portrait, perfect capture of a day out in the city enhanced by the beauty if the small details:  stitching, word strips, some ink splatters and the shadow perfection, the refined elegance of this amazing lady in every bit, very present.

Keeping on the line if the designers who make their own designs shine, Rachel Jefferies with It’s Us, a gorgeous composition making textures and dimensions work together with the beauty of the black and white, the almost audible laughter of the little ones, another jewel of family life!

From clean minimalism to the awesome talent of filling the page with excellence, another designer who scrap, only not with her own designs in this one, but a master piece as is every one of her creations, cinderella with Lost in Music. This girl has the talent of making me forget the pain, not just my own physical one but getting lost in her awesomeness makes me forget the world (which at this point in time can be an amazing thing for me) there is everything to discover by getting lost in her music, a beautiful symphony of textures put together by her talented soul. Pure. Awesome.

Before I go, I’m gonna have to share with you another superb, marvellous, exceptional, fabulous page by one of the most amazing creatives I know in the entire industry, this one makes me want to make a deeper effort to have more time to be around in her gallery and express my admiration, I’m singing right now, heart and voice, and if my mobility impairments weren’t that many, I would maybe be jumping in dance with the feelings she brings in this page, is Craftytam with Chatterbox. The perfect extraction, that expression that couldn’t be better translated than with the gorgeous explosion of color and fun through Tammy’s talent, there is laughter and cute overload and so much more that not all the words in the world would be able to express how much I love this – and her entire gallery is made of inspirational pieces to inspire us, all speaking loud with incredible talent, but this one particularly dear to my heart!

I have to confess I started this last night and kept falling asleep with everything on, is late morning here in England right now, so I ll make a fast exit with a heart full of love, hope you can get a bit of these awesome feeling too, 🙂  Edit to Add: I just saw her impressive credits list…. and I have no words to express my admiration for this lady, once again: what a talent!!!!!

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

 

Finger Pointing – February 27th-

Hello again!!! Delighted to be back so soon, With the world in the state it is, being here with you, sharing the beauty and feelings, the translated memories of so many talented creatives sooth the soul! As usual, I’m here very late (or very early?) almost 5 am of Monday, I ll bring you some of the most beautiful pieces I found in the galleries, hope you enjoy!

One of my most amazing, inspirational talents to start the post, is HeatherB with Living the Good Life. Her full gallery is one gem after another, and as she has been one of my main inspirations since I started, over 10 years ago, I feel in some way like part of the family… I have seen her boys grow up, turn into the wonderful young men they are now, love it also when we share the passion for going back in time with our children in pages ….and I melt with the beauty of this one! Love the big title, those super cute smiles in the photos shine, her talent for layering and the gorgeous shadows, love that dotted circle in the background that gives movement….brilliant all over page!!!!!

Another amazing, inspirational creative, one that surprises me every time, even after all these years, with her elegance no matter what style she chooses, is SeattleSheri with Soar. Her talent for clustering, her layers of wonderful colors and those dimensional shadows that give volume and that “made on paper” feeling…. absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Another immense talent, gonewiththewind (you may best know her as the creative genius of Fiddle Dee Dee Designs) with Breathe. I can be here for hours telling you of the love and admiration I feel for this lady, but I’m sure at least an 80% of this industry feels the same way. The page gives me a mixture of feelings for a number of reasons, one is that I know that feeling well, as I know many of us who find solace in our creativity probably do, when you fight with a body that refuses to cooperate, when life becomes harder and we still need to carry on… so much present in the page, and I think this is the very first time I see a photo of Cheryl without a smile…and isn’t the mask that is covering…those eyes speak a language many of us know well….and still, with all her talent, she transforms all that into the most beautiful piece of art, and a message that helps each and everyone of us who feel that way so many times…. the beauty of every every bit of the composition, the mixture of doodles with more corporeal elements, a soft background that grows with stamps and little bits in scatters, the beautiful word strips, then the strength of that picture cemented with the black and white….but softens by great pieces of nature, layered and surrounding it are flowers, hearts and butterflies…. once again, that incredible power we have been given with our scrapping…we transform the not so beautiful, the hard facts, feelings, events that have nothing of beauty…into a marvellous piece of art. And I wish I could give more than words here….

Next is Introverted by HeatherH. On a lighter way, we continue with the representation of feelings, this one is so brilliantly done, that, even though I’m far from being introverted, think of what I could do with the pieces of this kit that shine here!!! Love the wooden background with fading patterns, the contrast with the black silhouette and the awesome explosion of flowers, and then looking closer, all those tiny bits… flairs, musical notes, hearts, beautiful butterflies…..all beautifully shadowed…amazing and super fun photo-less page!!!

Another amazing lady, CindyB with Celebrating 50 Years. I had to choose from many of her pages today and each was awesome, but I think I share the passion for the mouse with many of you…and can’t resist a great family picture in the  land of magic!!!  As always, Cindy brings together the photos with perfection in clustering, the colors amazing, all in sync and shining with the reflection of the golds, LOVE the elegance here, that oval frame so delicate and Cindy’s shadows making the whole thing feel regal!!!!!! The division in the background with the different color patterns makes its all shine even more!!!!

Last but not least, a super marvellous play in red, February by bkasko brings that Valentines feeling we love this month with a gorgeous take on a template, love the photos (you have the nails I always wanted!!! my nail beds are too small) gorgeous nail art, this gives me the vibes of being a brilliant cover for a book to print, or a first page in style, also a calendar page….so many possibilities with this gorgeous, happy and fun page!! LOVE the big month wording, the elegance in the combination of patterns, the clusters and those flowers tucked behind the photo, the whole thing is full of details like those pearls in a swirl, vibrant and elegant at the same time, fabulous vibe to start my week!

This is all from me today, hope you enjoyed these and get inspired!

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living… Have an amazing week!

Finger Pointing – February 25th-

Hello! I’m (as usual) a bit late, writing on the Saturday morning of the 26th, in a weather that seems to be determined to wreck through my bones, and in general wreck places in the world ….. but lets not get into the craze going on in our planet  in so many ways….lets instead concentrate on the beauty and passion, the wonderful souls our creative sisters share, which I’m sure, fills all our hearts with most beautiful, positive feelings!

Starting with one of my very first Queens of Elegance, I still remember seeing her pages almost 10 years ago and being marvelled, I still am, plus got to know her beautiful heart along the way, that heart she pours in each and every page… she is JenEm, & calls this Fly High. The awesome talent of hers to make the still images move, her photography is so very beautiful, the template seems like it was designed for these photos, the perfection of those shadows, so very powerful and soothing at the same time….!

On the other end of the style (though she can do minimalist amazingly too, her talent knows no limit!) is Iowan with 2005-Thanksgiving. I spent a good half hour trying to pick just one page, she has so much, so inspiring! Love how there is so much “work” done in each quadrant, the choice of color is perfection, the blending and different textures, each very individual, different, and still “at home” all together! LOVE love LOVE what she did with the wings, and, of course, seeing her in this is an added bonus!!! Absolute perfection!

Next is another sister I am sure you all know well, Marilyn aka mcurtt with Frolic. I’m always amazed by her prolific, creative soul that keeps surprising me even after so many years. Love the way she brought together the old photo (her aunts and friends) with the super cute , modern colors and the clean lines of the template, marvellous combination of patterns, lots of tiny details like that isolated staple, and, of course, that amazing bicycle paired with the gorgeous alphas, awesome all over!!! …and I JUST realize she has a new, super fun avatar!

Another super standout, What a Kid by amyjcaz, a fabulous monochromatic, almost full page photo, this is one of my most favourite type of layouts… I am of the opinion that a great photo can make the page, but then there is need of talent to make the photo shine in a scrapbook page…and she most certainly has it! The beautiful smile, perfect capture, the blending marvellously done, if I am not mistaken there are at least 2 papers blended, then the great cluster, the mixture of textures that continues into the title work, plus the detail of lowering the opacity makes it all together fabulous!

Another super talented girl whom I have been admiring for years, but it seems only lately I had the chance to stop in her gallery… this is tjscraps with Beautiful. She is another talent, no matter what style, a memory keeper, a storyteller that makes me wanna spend more time around to keep getting inspired! Love the apparent simplicity here…apparent because it takes more than a few simple brushes or stamps to make this (beautiful!) photo shine…., here again: different textures coming together in harmony, the soft myst in the background bringing those branches to the eye, the more corporeal elements shadowed so well, it feels almost like a non digital page! Marvellous!!!

Last but not least is magnolia with Inspir(art)ion. Maybe because I draw, and upon to some time ago, I kept a hand written journal, I’m fascinated by kits or paper packs that have notebooks type in them, and this one is so gorgeous!!! The background with splashed ink and paint, the layering and delicate shadows that make it all delightful. I’m not sure if the drawing is hers, but even if not, the idea and the putting together the pieces is amazing!

This is all from me today….

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! hope you enjoy your weekend…!!!