Finger Pointing – New Year’s Edition! Part 2- January 5th

Hello again! Hope everyone is having a great week,  or at least the best possible as these days allow…  Around our household things are chaotic, trying to get rid of tons of stuff by giving it to people who need it, no house/flat/home I ever lived in looked the way ours look right now : almost fitting to an episode of “hoarders”!  But lets dive into the marvellous point that brings me here again, which is, as I said in the previous post, shining a light on the [awesome!] ladies who are the GSO team. As I also keep saying, not only these talented artists make every gallery proud, but the “work” we all do here is something from the heart…. we don’t get anything material (in this case not even digital?) but we do get the beauty in our souls by going around the talent in the galleries, but also that priceless feeling that is to know that we can, even if in a slightest of ways, make someone’s day a bit better  🙂

I’m going to start with Oh Christmas Tree by lizziet5,  a work of art and I am lacking words to describe the magnitude of perfection I feel here! The depth of field is so much of an impact, perfection in colors, perfection on the choosing of the text brushes, and together with the embellishing of it, Lizzie’s usual elegance taken to a maximum makes this absolutely fabulous!

Another one with gifted elegance, ArmyGrl with MOC1_BlindScrap_FoxRunTrail, another rare moment in which I’m left speechless…she always does! I already thought when I first saw her pages 10 years ago that she was amazing perfection, but she still keeps amazing me with growth and beauty… Here the strength of the photo, the stylish elements kept to the minimum, the tilt of that frame and that cracked paper all work beautifully, it feels like I wanna step inside that path …gorgeousness!!!

Next is Christmas 2021 by Heidi Nicole, another one of my Queens of Elegance, she can tell a story , be minimalist or fill the page with layered perfection, but no matter what, she always creates awesomeness. Love this composition, the amount of different textures, the super amazing shadows that give a handmade feel, love particularly the way the numbers are attached to the page, all, papers and most elements have a vintage feel, and then appears that photo with all the warmth and beauty of this family, those smiles….. wonderful all over!

This is Like Mother, Like Daughter by dotcomkari, and from the start with the title this comes straight into my heart! I have been amazed by Kari for 7 or 8 years… she is another life warrior who translates emotion into the page with perfection. There is so much here so beautiful, the blended photo in the background, the awesome composition and the crazy layering, the inked dates, the scatters, the perfection in which colors combine in style with the photos, that little cluster of word strips…. joyful entirely!

Now I have a couple of pages that are what I consider to be the soul of scrapbooking, by two fantastic ladies. This one is My Pregnancy by Cutiejo1. I love Joanna, have for years now even though I don’t get to see her pages often, when I do, my heart sings, each and every time. In this one, first she explains us this is about her niece’s pregnancy, she had an awful time in it, but is considering doing it all again. I know sometimes we gravitate to nice visuals, artsy compositions or just giving a wonderful “environment” for our photos, but, to me, it is even more important to be able to scrap the difficult times, the ugly events, certain feelings and even photos where we think we look bad …. and these will be the pages that will be treasured, not just by us and immediate family, but for the ones who will know about our family’s history (as opposite my parents having amazing and interesting photos from centuries ago, but can’t remember who half of the people where) and (coming to the point!) when it is done like this…. the gift of being able to transform something not good, sad, difficult and turning it into a piece of art…. Joanna does it with perfection here. From the way the photos, cards and journaling are placed, to the big title and gorgeous clusters, and the ripped paper layered with  the rest of the patterns…all in perfect harmony!  Hope if she goes for it again, she will have a much better time!

The next one is also on that line of thought, Don’t Reject Me by pachimac. I have become a fan of her pages and love that I get to see her more often now, always creating gorgeous pages and she is as great thinking outside the box as much as she is when going minimalist, Susie always makes an impact, and here is a strong feeling I know so many of us go through at some point or another (or a million times!) in our lives, and she translated it to perfection! The photo with lower opacity, the layering and the use of the alpha and word art a bit messy… exactly like our planet is now!  Once again: the power of storytelling, the key that takes scrapbooking from a craft and transforms it in art….and Susie achieves it wonderfully!

Last, but not in the very least least, is our newest addition to the team:  agoymerac with Sweet Brenna, an amazingly beautiful page for n amazingly beautiful child! love the stacked papers, the way those stitches frame the photos in the centre, love the choices for background, that brilliant floral heart brining up the beaming smiles…. something I find marvellous is the fact that, despite of not having any of the traditional elements or patterns for the season, the whole page does have that festive feeling…… pure awesome!!!

This will be 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 we all will have a bit of a break and soon the world can start to heal…. in the mean time, here we are, making memories and making sure they are documented! TFL!!!

 

Finger Pointing – New Year’s Edition! Part 1- January 2nd.

Hello hello!!!! Hope you are all with your hearts full of happiness and hope!!! I know only too well how difficult the past few years have been for so many of us…but here we are still, sharing pieces of our lives and art, making the galleries shine…. and despite the chaos around this planet of ours, if you are reading means you are blessed, I know I am, despite the pandemic, the being far from family, the having lost two computers and not being able to scrap…. I know I count so many of you as my chosen family, I am sure everyone of you feel like this to some extend!

I know I am a bit late this year (I usually post within the holidays), but couldn’t start the new year without highlighting the marvellous ladies who are the heart of the GSO. Some for over 10 years, others much more recent, all are brilliant artists and memory keepers, with the added value that is that they are giving their time in exchange of nothing but the (for us better and more amazing than any money or all the kits in the world) beautiful emotion of knowing we can bring a bit of happiness, make a day better for another fellow scrapper… that is always a ray of light in our hearts. 🙂

I still can’t type much so I ll be brief but will ask you to give these ladies a bit of all that love they spread during the year… click on the name of the LO and artist and you will be at the page here featured, leave them some love!

Starting with SeattleSheri Hopeful 2022, I think so very appropriate, and, as always, Sheri makes magic with those awesome lights, the marvellous tittle with, literally, the heart of her family, those handsome, sweet boys melting hearts with the smile…absolute beauty!!!! I already admired all her talent and feel blessed to have been able to get to know more and keep getting inspired by her a bit closer up….and this is such a wonderful way to start the year. Let it Be Hopeful!

Our fearless leader, Jan aka IntenseMagic, she is the one who spends time and energy making all our schedules fit so that we can share all the talent (trust me, not an easy job, the scheduling thing!) here with a page she calls New Year. A wonderful composition full of her always elegance, the gorgeous combination of wood with florals, perfect shadows making the textures show, the super beautiful layering …I could go on and on!!!!! She is one of the most inspiring ladies in the industry!

Here is one of our newest part of the team, she arrived not too long ago in the communities and with her cheerful beauty and talent gained our hearts, becoming a sister to me, gifting all galleries with her pages, shining in any style….you know her as Cherylindesigns and here she is portrayed in this magical, inspiring page, By the Pond, soooo amazingly composed the scene and making my country girl heart fill with light!!!! The whole thing is so inviting, I wish we could step into this amazing place and share that peace, thanks for giving us this, Cher!!!!

Another one who arrived a couple of years ago and took all our hearts like a hurricane, and with this page made me soooooooooo jealous …. because I SO want to be in that photo!!!!! She calls herself Claire Grantham (oh the temptation to call her Lady- you won’t understand if you aren’t a Downton Abbey fan!)  here with a page for Document Your December, Celebrating New Friends… oozing all that wonderful personality with another two ladies who have also won our hearts in so many ways, (and healed mine beautifully too!) Debborah (DivaMom96) & Esther (MyWiseCrafts)  The page, pristine as always, reflects all 3 of them talent, and, I’m sure, even if you don’t know them, will get a smile to brighten your heart with this!!!!!

Next page is from our Debborah, DivaMom96, the middle one in the photos above, another marvellous lady in more ways than I can describe, her pages always full of beauty, style and memories shown in the most amazing way no matter what style she goes for… you can tell by this, MOC10-1. Change is Good. And not only her visuals here are delightful, the perfection of that blending, almost feeling like a painting, that sun bringing so much light one can almost feel the warmth… all rounded into something magical. I encourage you  to read and treasure these words…, so truthful and full of heart, full of understanding…..! Pure awesome and I want to swim the whole ocean to go give you a hug!!!!

The third lady in the photo, (on the right) another smile that shines as much in her face as it does in her always jaw dropping pages,  Esther aka mywisecrafts with this awesome Winter Wonderland. In the past couple (or 3?) years since she arrived bringing beauty into memory keeping, inspiring and really impressing, more and more, and in this one….the extraction, the elegance of the composition, the way the light follows all over the page…and one of the things that impressed me the most…this is a scraplift, so, so very well excecuted, that she brought her own persona into it… another fabulous page!!!

Hope you enjoyed and got inspired, I will be back tomorrow  or in a few hours to bring you the rest of the team, I know many of us need inspiration so hold on for tomorrow’s awesome pages!!!! Please, visit the galleries, let’s keep encouraging one another, keeping the sharing love, memory keeping, artful friendships and more, let’s keep walking towards light and hope. Thanks for always encouraging us!

Finger Pointing – November 6th –

Good evening, here I am again with some joy from the galleries, to give you inspiration and a bit of warmth! Will try be brief as it is past 2 am Sunday here, but with so many awesome artists, took some time to be able to go for just very few pages….

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!

My heart has been taken with this pure awesome, Gizmo by Pachimac, who has been taking my heart since I first saw her pages, and especially in the past couple of months. This is especially dear, such a smart crop for the photo, which is technically perfect capturing the expression that can melt icebergs, the focus and depth of field brilliant , the layers in the background giving more dimension, the beautiful embellishing with delicate touches, the colors bringing warmth to the sweetness of Gizmo…..everything shines!!!!

Following is a page amazing beyond words, 2009 Thanksgiving by Iowan, full of beauty, perfection in memory keeping and a marvellous portrait of the season…. LOVE the big words template, the gorgeous, happy photos tucked in, the super skilled choice of patterns plus the background itself with more patterns….and still, this is a show of elegance so wonderfully put together!!!!! As Carol always does… this is perfection all over!!!

Another talent, one of my most admired and loved people in the whole industry, HeatherB with Best Birthday ever. Love when she does memory lane, the boys I am seeing growing up for a bit over 10 years, and with them grows her talent to give us an insight into her home life and a master class in every page…. here with a composition that sees a background full of shapes and patterns, here again, she manages all with elegance, those clusters enhancing the beauty (and cute overload!) of the photos, then background colors so well chosen, the elements so beautifully put together to enhance the whole page, and those shadows!!!!!! All over joy of perfection!!!

Another lady full of talent, also following her for over 10 years and being amazed by her creativity, is Lisa, ArmyGrl with Joy In the Journey. Again with the golden feel of the season, a most amazing show of how much can be done with neutral tones,  a fabulous blending on top, the layered background with perfect choices made even more perfect by the shadows…. magnificent !

Next is This Moment by LisaMT, a feast of gorgeousness beyond the visuals (which are already awesome) with the story behind the page. Love it when stories are shared, and this one resonates in taking me to my own childhood with my brother (5 years younger)… my mum has very, very few moments like Lisa’s here…having it documented is precious, and here she does it with so much elegance!!! Love the layering with the photos, the clusters with the detail of the empty film frame …everything connected brilliantly!

With this one, November by LivyBug, I m gonna have to make an effort to just talk about the page and not the gorgeous ladies here portrayed, I’m quiet sure all of you know this family of talented women, talented in many more ways than their artful creations, but as it is almost 3 am Sunday I will just tell you how much the photos fill my heart with joy, the amazing skill which brings the colors into am perfect harmony, the ability to make the photos shine with a sweetly patterned background paper, the detail of that piece of lace in the border, the shadows most perfect….all connected by those smiles… I know I am repeating myself, but, yes, perfection!

Last but not least, a marvellous page, You Are Here by Caro. LOVE love love with all my heart when all textures get put together so brilliantly as here, the stamps, ephemera  and all kinds, all elegantly composed in top and bottom allowing for more elegance with the blank space, another superb rendition of neutral colors becoming spectacular….. as I said, marvellous!!!!!

This is all from me for this weekend, hope you love these and get inspired!

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 – November 5th –

Hello! Hope everyone is doing well. Many of you know, I lost the computer where I had my scrapping program, which is no longer made, so now waiting to have money or enough brain cells to be able to scrap again… in the mean time, keep getting inspiration and joy by admitting all of your beauties…so here are some of the most beautiful creations I found from yesterday’s gallery (maybe one from last week too!)

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 am actually going to start with a page from the very last day of October, called Random-October 2021- Go Away Anxiety by RJMJ. No secret I am a huge admirer of Rhonda’s talent, she has a gift for filling the page and translating emotions into it, and lately is showing us how she can shine in any style she takes on, this page a great example…  The brilliancy of making shadows stand out on a black background, the beauty of the composition that turns a very ugly subject into an amazing art piece, the delicate embellishment with a pop of color and the accent making the word strips be an important part of the whole thing….absolutely wonderful (in that ironic way of making anxiety be a wonderful thing!)

Another superbly talented lady,  Christa, cfile with Thanksgiving 2011, bringing us into the spirit of the season with a marvellous, elegant page as she always does! Love the muted green being a focus for the eye leading to the photo, a gorgeous capture of those moments we treasure after they are gone, the fabulous blending of the patterns, gorgeous cluster in the bottom and the perfection of the elements holding the photo with the overlapped frame… the addition of the spilled beads in such a perfect way (I never get them right!) standing out as always!

And another one of our super inspiring creatives in the industry, this wonderful page, Bangkok by weaslwatchr, is a feast of joy wherever you look at! The awesome, impressive credits list, blending (many!) different designers in one gorgeous palette, the take on the template that adds from Danica’s creativity making it very much hers, fabulous layering with gorgeous shadows, love the alpha for the title that gives dimension (with those awesome shadows again!) and the addition of the words on a line path in the bottom, delightfully makes my heart sing!!!!

Continuing on the beauty of the season’s palette, I am full of happy finding this, Color Burst by Connie Miles. I had not come across a page of hers in ages, this one being a treasure everywhere I look! Love big photo pages, and this one is such a delight, so wonderful to make our girls shine, and here it is literal, the light is perfection and Connie’s talent with the base of the template is a creative highlight. Love the stacked papers, the way the clusters become part of the pattern, the big tittle…everything in that harmonious way, joyful !

More of the nature’s beauty brought into the page, still on the fabulous fall, but with a burst of blue shining on the perfect take on the template, another “idol” of mine: Stormchaser with Autumn Magic, and magic she definitely adds to every page! The photos are full of happy, the smiles add light to the whole thing, love the very big title, the way she breaks symmetry without really breaking it with those awesome clusters, the multitude of textures blending perfectly, plus the journaling that shows as much joy as the whole page does…memory keeping at it’s best always!

Also on a seasonal tone, but with an absolutely fabulous, not your usual palette for Halloween (which makes me love it even more!), is Treats by Angels. I had not seen the use of pink in Halloween kits for a long time so this makes my heart sing. Her creativity adds to the already great mutliphoto template, I’m not entirely sure but I think the photos are hers, remind me of my times as a Halloween mum doing the face painting, love the treatment in the smaller ones, the impact the black and muted whites in them have with the elements, the simple title with those beautiful shadows making it stand out, combination of cards with pieces of word art, there is so much perfection in the embellishing, my heart sings loudly!!!

I have to add one more page, because this cannot go un-noticed…. it is our very own Claire Grantham, with Hello Sunshine, a page which, as she does, is an explosion of color and happiness, fun and sweetness. If you know me, you know clouds are my most favorite element, and the perfection of these is beyond words! Love how she makes her personality come through the page with her always shining smile, the background burst is delightful, the way the clusters are put together, the marvellous shadows everywhere….  pure awesome!!!

Hope you enjoy and get inspired with these beauties as much as I do!  Have a great weekend (and don’t forget to spare a minute to click on the name of the page and author to leave a word or two!!!

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – October 9th-

Hello again!!!! As you can see, I’m still running late, life is a bit chaotic for most of us, but didn’t want to let it without a post for yesterday, but will (try at least!) be as brief as possible!

Spooky Witch by weaselwatchr makes me wanna go scrap Halloween again and again! As usual, Danica wows us with her prolific, wonderful creativity in every page, and here she gives a master class on patterns combination, amazing take on the template, shadows so clean cut, the whole page is brilliant, fun and fabulous!!!

Oct2021_RandomChall_lbw by sharonb is a marvel. As I keep saying, the gift of being able to transform the bad and the ugly events or just simply the feeling of not being ok into a beautiful composition full of emotion makes this get to my heart. Love the card centre piece, the addition of pop of color still muted, the amount of bits and pieces all coming together, sharing the is ok not be ok is present here beautifully.

Next is Sleeping Forest by cinderella, another one of those absolute creators, now shinning in her designs as much as she has always been with her pages, everything I come across from Cindy opens a new universe! Impressive blend and masking, amazing texture galore and the play light and dark makes it into an impressive piece!!!

The full feel of the season with Friends by Yvonne55, another super take on patterns combo, template take so elegant despite the almost full page, gorgeous choices in the combination of textures too, I’m in love with that alpha and the beauty of the clusters, everything full of a happy feeling coming from that photo and it feels like the product she used here was created for it!!! Gorgeous all over!!!!

Fear None by HeatherB… I’m thinking where to start, I can be here for hours, probably days praising this!  Heather has been one of my major inspirational people now for over 10 years, and coming across a full photo page, beautifully surrounded by her choices that make the photo shine even more, perfection! The colors used work in harmony with the photo, great balance so both, the image and the pieces around it don’t take attention from one another….awesome as always!!!! (and it makes me wish I had boys to scrap like her, seeing these boys growing up is one of my most treasured memories!)

As you may have noticed, I love full on pages with a passion… when done with the talent shining here, even more so! The Best Day Ever by Stormchaser has the mark of her skills, the beauty of her family, the feel of, precisely, best day ever! beautiful shadows, amazing big title….pure awesome!!!!

A superb period softness here in jmdt-sweet-photo-web by JanisT, the blending of the photo into the background, the paint, brush work, subtle composed title, the fabulous shadows with the framed image and the little cluster holding it to the page, love that she flipped the photo in the background, the impact is amazing overall here!

Last but not least at all is Wine Time by Norma. I am so, so delighted coming across a page of hers! She was already a brilliant artist 10 or 11 years ago, and still keeps amazing with gorgeous creativity! Super elegant composition, love the photo blend, the texture of the background paper working perfectly with the stamps, the corners’ clusters beautifully giving a wonderful seasonal feel….absolute delight all over!

This is all from me today, Jan will be with you later with more awesomeness from the galleries, hope you enjoyed these and feel as inspired as us here in the team get by sharing them!

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 – October 8th-

Hello hello, G’morning (to you in my side of the world, G’ night to you Down Under.  I assume most of you on the other side of the pond are sleeping, but I’m talking too much so, as I’m dreadfully late, will get straight to the task.  Here are some of the most wonderful pages I’ve found from yesterday’s galleries, enjoy!!!

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!

Sunshiney Day by sucali is, as each and every time with her, a delight of elegance, gorgeous light, the photo working together with the light coming from the background paper, the beautiful embellishing that makes minimalism shine, gorgeous title and, I am sure, I will be singing I Can See Clearly Now all day! still deciding if Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff… anyway, talking too much again!!! Here is some awesomeness from Susanne:

2018_11_11_Starbucks by Smileark goes hand in hand with the song, such a wonderful happy feeling! the gorgeous, joyful photos, combining the B&W with the big color one, the circular base for the composition and ohhh joy again with the choice of..well, pretty much EVERYTHING! the paper used for the circle, the clusters beautifully placed, and another thing that makes my heart sing louder…that credits list! amazing talent from making lots of different designers look like all came from one pack! Brilliant in every way possible!

and another super favourite of mine, little kiwi with home is not my safe place. There is that gift we have with scrapbooking, that we can make amazing memory keeping, bring some beauty into not beautiful, even dreadful events, and this one is one of those. Love the use of word art, the big title, notebook element with choice of hand made feel for the whole thing, the inclusion of journaling… as someone who has been victim of robbery, I know how difficult it is to recover and how things like this stay with us, so great to be able to put it down into a page!

sooooo happy to come across Sarah- Saar ‘s Selfies page!!! This is superb as she does, lovely photos, gorgeous soft feeling with the color pallette, the perfection of those clusters and shadows, that amazing card as a centre piece, and the beyond words paper work in the background… I’m in awe!!!  Amazing as always!

Another gorgeousness in Love Fall through the Times by mywisecrafts.  For some reason that escapes me right now, every time I wanted to highlight a page of hers, wasn’t possible, so I am sooo delighted to find Esther is not in our 7 days list so I can share this with you! The fall feeling, combining the amazing colors, the metals with foliage and those perfect shadows in beautiful harmony create a bit of steampunk vibe, the circles composition…. another talent that makes me love autumn a bit more !

Another beautiful find, BuzzLightyear September 2021 by Kimberly27. I first came across Kimberly last year during the lockdown, always such beautiful approach to memory keeping, another puzzle as to why she has never made it into one of my posts before, so another delight to share with you all. Love the flowing of all those elements, the mixture of textures all coming down in a gorgeous, almost diagonal composition, the shadows are so beautiful, all wrapped up into perfection with the fluorescent light in the bottom bringing up the big title, love also the texture of that alpha! All over fabulous!

This is all from me for now, hope you all get inspired as much as I do with these awesome creatives, 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) and that, if you spare a minute or two to leave some love, you can make someone’s day plus there is that thing about what goes comes around and I am talking too much again LOL. Have a great weekend!!!

Finger Pointing – September 10th-

Hello everyone, I’m back after a couple of months away from the computer, as usual overwhelmed with the vast amount of talent displayed in every style and theme in the galleries. I will try being brief, as I’m including a few more pages than usual. Hope you find inspiration and emotion in these gorgeous creations as much as I do.

Starting with The Day that Turned the World Upside-down by norton94. I have millions of words in mind, but quiet sure we need none here to come together in one intense feeling. Here is one perfect example of the power of our art (or craft, if you prefer): The gift to turn bad, ugly or, like here, horrible and devastating events into a beautiful art piece.  Amazing impact, gorgeous composition with the simple detail of the upside down paired with the seamless blending and the delicate additions for embellishing, plus a beautiful composed title work to complete. Painful excellence.

Continuing on the perfection in translating this month’s feelings is JenEm with September. A simple title for a not so simple creation, marvellous blank space lending elegance to the beautiful intensity of the photo, edited to perfection and making an impact, the awesome layering, those hidden stitches with shadows that give dimension…every little detail coming together here. Marvellous.

Moving on to a fun and colourful creation is EllenT with Enjoy the Now. Love Ellen’s gift to bring so much into the page whilst still keeping a perfectly clean composition, the take on the template is wonderful, the addition of that central cluster, fabulous patterns combination, the composition of the card with bits and pieces fitting together, everything so beautiful and, to make it even more joyful, the touch of humour with the “cartooned” photo adding cuteness!

Another one of my most favourite ladies, is Farwen with rjguest-sigkit1-unpacked. As she does, here we find an artful pocket composition full of perfect combinations, gorgeous photos placed genially with the cards to give movement to the page. The minimalist style shines with the addition of delicate embellishing…all together happy feelings. Awesome as always!

Keeping my heart happy in fantasy world is CaroRen with I’m Late. I’m in awe of the talent displayed here, lots of elements (my heart keeps singing!) amazingly composed into a blank space style that makes the most of that background paper (I have to confess I love them but rarely achieve this results!) everything here is dynamic, the shadows are so beautiful and that photo makes the whole page go into cute overdose, which I had been craving! Standout indeed!

Next one is Free Spirit by Scrap-Therapy. One of my most loved techniques is the power of extractions, which Emily brilliantly uses here, perfect in each and every one of them, and then combining all together for a sequence that makes me almost hear the music…! As if the extractions weren’t enough, there is blending too! There is so much detail, great to discover items like that half hidden frame, love the color synchronicity, the flowers clusters and the bits and pieces added, I could be here for days loving every bit of the page!

Once again amazed by the talent and creativity from timounette in this page she calls birds. I still remember the first out of this world creative technique I saw from her and this was in 2013, never mind how long ago, she keeps amazing us and shining in the galleries.  The black background softened by the paint and some addition of text fading away, gorgeous simplicity!

Next is Summer Friends by taxed4ever.  The photo is gorgeous, the journaling supported with paper strips word arts, the alpha beads for the title, there is wonderful layering with paint and doodles, I think some stitches too, even the font of choice is amazing!!! One of the things I appreciate the most in other scrappers is the sharing of the feelings and events that maybe not so clear through the page or even the journaling… love it when there is further explanation in the page description! For those of us who document our family and everyday life, sometimes knowing even a tiny bit more makes the page even more fabulous. So thank you for sharing a bit more about this!

More summer feelings and the documenting of the human race making history in the pandemic are here made into a fun, creative page : Starship by mmbstaley. Love the creation of light into the page with the cutouts, the colourful, super cute elements with the fun of glittering, the fun alpha used for the title work,  even the journaling creates movement with the typed part following the cutouts almost as a ray of light, then the paper strips… to add to the whole visual thing, if you are like we in our family…. you will be wanting one of these starships! ohhhh yes, we are so lazy sometimes! LOL (not sure how I will be able to get Niki Minaj out of my mind now!)

Finally (last but never ever least!) is AmaneseFe with Love Birds. Jenny is another treasured talent we have in this industry, with the power to shine in every style, she does so here with this perfection on every little bit! The big photo amazingly blended with the background, I’m not sure but I think there maybe another paper in the bottom layer giving the page a subtle frame, the repetition of the photo, this time zoomed in to give us a close up and the gorgeous embellishing, the title work with both alpha and font being so in sync with the whole thing, fabulous clusters everywhere, the master class in patterns combination with the bits of paper both sides…. the whole page makes you want to be there! Pure Awesome!

This is all from me today, hope you find inspiration, fun and an injection of energy with these!

Remember you can get to the original gallery post by clicking in the highlighted title and authors, please spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know it can make a huge difference in our day! Have a great weekend!