Finger Pointing ~ November 21, 2022

Good morning Digi-land!!!!! How are you all doing today? It’s the cusp of the holidays, so I’m sure that most of you are pretty busy as am I! Let’s all get our comfy fleece and flannel on, wrap our hands around a cup of warm hot chocolate, put on a Hallmark Christmas movie, and surf the galleries!! I’ve found 6 goodies for you to drool over today!

Brothers by NAdams

I was so in love with this page when I saw it in the galleries! I had to click through and see who made this and what it was all about! There is so much here to be amazed at: I love the ghosted text in the background, the dried bouquet of flowers, and the beautiful photos blended into the background. I can’t imagine another heritage page I’ve seen that rivals this! I even tried to scrap-lift it, but it was not nearly as amazing as this page!

Together by IntenseMagic

What a sweet pair of photos this has! I had to come in and see this more closely! I love the color scheme and the wonderfully shadowed clusters. I’m always in awe of Jan’s ability to take little pieces of a kit and arrange them so perfectly! When I use stitches, they just look messy, but hers are always in the exact perfect place!

Autumn Leaves by Josie

The wood background is a perfect backdrop to both that amazing photo and the wonderful elements she placed onto it. I love the triangles in a circle, and the papers she chose remind me of a wonderfully warm cozy quilt! Lovely shadows and just the perfect amount of color.

You Are A Gift by Adrianita

Isn’t this just fabulous?? It went directly into my scrap lift pile and I’m really going to try to do it justice! The wonderfully placed frames are so perfectly accented by the branch wreath! The paint underneath is just perfect to give a flavor of color, and the blended backgrounds are perfect to not take over the page. The sweet cluster on the left is also perfectly and tastefully done. I love the sewn-down ribbon and that beautiful butterfly helping to tie one side of the page to the other.

Back to  Nature by ConnieMiles

Ok, that’s it. I want to go here. This layout is fantastic! I love how she captured the beauty of the river and in the circle frame, she captured the buildings. It’s hard to know whether or not she took pictures of those fabulous flowers or if they’re part of the page! I’m always a sucker for butterflies, and she didn’t disappoint! The background blending gave wonderful texture.

Time For a Hike by Pizazz

And finally, but most certainly not the least of these pages, is this happy page by Pizazz. I adore the way she blended the photo of the bridge into the page and surrounded it by paint. The torn paper on the bottom is wonderful, and I love the clusters she created. The photos are fantastic and the whole layout and the way she placed everything just feels like I’m on the hike with her! I also enjoyed the cute little girl peeking out of the cluster on the bottom!

Well ladies, I hope you had time to finish your hot chocolate and enjoyed this brief respite. I’m off to the store to buy the fixings for Sweet Sausage Tortellini Soup!! If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you a wonderful and blessed holiday!!

Finger Pointing ~ October 21, 2022

Hello,  my friends in Digi-land!!!! I can’t believe that the month of October is almost over! Halloween is just around the corner, then Thanksgiving, so I am seeing a lot of fall festivities showing up in our galleries. It was so hard to pick just 6 this week! There are so many fun, spooky, and gorgeous layouts to choose from. I spent all morning in the galleries!!

31 October by Mother Bear

There is so much going on in this page, yet it doesn’t look cluttered or overdone at all!! The black and white photo strip is complemented by the wonderful spider web, and that amazing cluster with the black pumpkin is filled with such layer-y goodness!! The photos are tremendous and there is so much to look at in this page!

Just Right by Kayleigh

I have never quite been able to master this type of layout! The layers of papers, and ink on the bottom make a perfect base for those cute pictures. Then the foliage and ribbons perfectly top the piles! The lace doily gives texture to the page, as does the film strip.

Cute and Spooky by Sylvia

I just giggled when I saw this adorable photo of the little girl! Perfectly blended and the way she made the blending come out of the spider web is perfect! The title is apropos, and the faded leaves and text into the background give a good base for everything else.

Venezia by Norma

I was immediately drawn in by the vintage postcard, and then all the little pieces kept my eye moving around the page to see it all!! The blending of the background is perfect and gives that slight touch of orange ties into the sketched woman and that fabulous mask!! The sunflower is a great touch too.

In October, We Wear Pink by Iowan

This is the most inventive and whimsical Breast Cancer Awareness page!! I love all the pumpkins and the adorable art dolls!! Everything is perfectly placed, as is the message. I have my appointment scheduled, do you?

October Whisper by tiramisu

Finally, we have this adorable little owl by Tiramisu!! The background has a great amount of texture, and the text work is perfection! I love the adorable owl and the beautiful hand painted flower pile!

I hope you have enjoyed this walk through the digi galleries!!! As always, leave some love for these artists – because that’s what they are – and they deserve to hear how their art touches your heart!

Fingerpointing ~ October 11, 2022

Hello everyone out there in Digi-land!!! I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and joyful! As I’m going through the galleries, I am seeing so many Autumn / Fall themed pages!  I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. It’s already mid-October! Wasn’t it 2020 just a week ago??

Anyways…on to the galleries!!!

“Fly” by wombat146

I really enjoy when people do things that are surprising to me. I love that she put the journaling on the photo, and the blending is so unbelievably fantastic!! I love the splashes of blue that escape the blue background, and the white gesso/paint that makes it look like the frothy white of the waves at the sea!!

“Art & Soul” by Bellisae

Anything with a butterfly prominently displayed catches my attention, but it was the glowing photo and the fantastic paintwork that kept that attention! The mixes of paints, sprays, and gesso just make this page so amazing in its simplicity!! So tasty!!!

“Let it Be” by AnaSantos

Let it be, indeed. Let’s just sit and enjoy all the layers of this page! First of all, the way she blended the photo into all the background and elements is absolutely perfect. I love how her veil/head scarf blends into the background so that those tastefully chosen elements can adorn it. The color of the paint, gesso, and text make this background really complement the photo.

“My Little President” by Saar

This page is one of those that you look at and say “Man…that’s one of the most gorgeous pages I’ve ever seen!!!” Seriously, the clusters are perfectly shadowed and placed, the adorable baby can’t be topped, and the title work is superb. The sweet butterflies top it off with movement. There is nothing but perfection here!

“Fade into Autumn” by Amy L

The pictures in this page are just so very beautiful and touching! I am always drawn into babies and Moms with babies. What I love most about this page is that she left the photos large enough to see and didn’t cover them all up with way too many elements. The envelope with the butterfly and papers jumping out is adorable, as is the tape she used to “stick” the photos down. I like the font she used for her journaling – makes this page look very realistic.

“Lovely” by GrannyNKy

Yes, indeedy – this page is indeed lovely!! The oranges and light blues just make such a contrast! The flowers are beautifully shadowed, the photo matches perfectly with the paint and butterfly, and I think the quote that is used for the Title is fantastic.

So that’s it! Another installment of the goodies for you to enjoy! Again, take some time and give these ladies some loving! The photo and the title are both linked for your convenience! See you next time!!

Finger Pointing September 22, 2022

Hello, my fellow digi scrappers!!! I hope this day finds you well!! I have been a bit of a bi-scrapper lately, so it’s been fun to see the pages in the galleries to remind me of just how much I love scrapping digitally!! I do not have the “real paint” skill down yet, so it was a really comforting feeling to dive back into my “home” of digi-scrappers! You all inspire me so much!!!! Also, did you feel it… the first touches of fall?? I did last night as we walked our doggies. I cannot WAIT for pumpkins, leaves, cool breezes, and…whatever Fall I’ll get here in the desert. LOL

So enough of me blabbing – let’s get to the reason we are here: FABULOUS LAYOUTS!!!

Mary Kate “Grade One” 

This little gem just made me smile!!!! I love how she used her group photo in the middle and made everything look like it was laid down on a flat surface! The colors are great for a heritage page, and I love the newsprint framed school and the great paint splatters.  This gives me ideas on how to scrap my younger days as I have pictures just like that! Great job!!!

Kim Pay “Embrace the Change”

This page has so much textural goodness here!! I love her thick gesso splashes and the way she used a mask to center those beautiful fall trees, yet make it feel like it’s painted onto the gesso! The cute little flower cluster is a wonderful touch, as is the text underneath. The title tops off it’s greatness with that FABULOUS font for the word “Change”.

MaureenReynolds “New Adventures”

Ok, this page literally made my heart beat faster! It is the cutest thing EVER!!! I love how she portrays the love of a father, and the love of his daughter back in this one simple photo! The blending is great, the colors she chose are perfect, and I love the text strip cluster. She has such wonderful texture in her background, and I love the ghosted paper roses.

Gina “Let Me Tell You a Story”

This page by Gina is a stunner! She really has the knack for clean and simple, yet artsy as well!!! I love all the scribbles in the background and the ghosted text behind the ECU photo. I really like the splash of pink with the flair and the roses, and the SKU strip was a great addition.

Sara Horton “Pines of Rome”

Ok, as a Christmas junkie I fully admit to clicking on this because it looked Christmas-y! However, I find it beautiful in its own right!!! Then I looked deep into her journaling and found that this was at the Villa Borghese, a place in Rome that I have been to!! I love the pine cluster and the wonderful acorns and pine cones, and the touch of the ribbons behind the cluster. Her shadowing is wonderful and the hanging stars are a great touch!

Mother Bear “This is Us”

Have you ever seen a happier page with families???? I absolutely ADORE the different poses of the photos and how she used a photo treatment for a sketch for the big photo. The colors are fun and striking, and her little clusters all over are impeccably shadowed. BRAVA!!!!

Well, I guess our time is over for now. Have an amazing day and I’ll catch you again in a few weeks!!! Please take a few moments and give these ladies props on their pages. The names and photos are linked to their gallery where you can leave comments.

Finger Pointing ~ September 5, 2022

Welcome all!!! I am coming to you from the sticky hot city of Las Vegas! I am hiding under my AC vent and thanking God for William Carrier – the inventor of the air conditioner!! I just took a long trek through digi-land and picked out 6 layouts to share with you that made me smile!!

Kayleigh’s Together

This layout just jumped out at me in the galleries over at Katie Petite Designs! I was captivated by the fact that she was able to do a rainbow of colors around the circle and have them all be cohesive! I especially love the sweet butterflies and the background paint/textures!

Mother Bear’s “Sweet September”

These fabulous pictures caught my attention, but the beautiful colors and that huge cluster really kept me looking! I love the pops of purple and lavender and the sweet little butterflies. I’m a sucker for dogs and butterflies!!! The shadowing on her pictures is wonderful!

Miki’s “Barn Silos” 

I really love this!!! She took a very mundane, yet important thing and made it into art!!! I love the blending and the text on the small silo for texture!!!! The background paper choice is perfect for the sky and the tan ground. Her paint below to gate makes me think of golden waves of wheat! The one lone flower and the gold beads are the bomb!!

SeattleSheri “Capilano Bridge Park”

I really like the bold bright colors of this layout!!! The fall colors are just so wonderful to see coming into the galleries!! The mushroom cluster is just SOO cute and her shadowing is top notch! I love the bark background on the Title and the beautiful photos!

Alannabanana’s “Sweet September”

Alannabanana is well known for her amazing shadowing and clustering skills, and this page is following suit! The colors are amazing and there is nothing like a beautiful photo to make a layout shine!! I like the dragonflies and the Kraft paper.

JenEm “Find Your Wings”

This page is sheer magic! The photo of the dragonfly and the water-beaded spider web is fantastic!! I love how she kept the photo somewhat big so we could see what was going on, and her use of muted jewel-toned colors is a perfect choice.  Her use of the visual triangle brings my eyes right around the page so that I make sure to see it all!

Well, there you have it! Another day in the can! I hope that you have an amazing rest of the day, and do take the time to leave some love for these ladies – their pages are really top-notch!!!

Stay cool everyone – the holiday season and fall is almost here!!

Finger Pointing ~ August 22, 2022

Hello everyone!! Do you feel it yet? Fall is coming!! I’m done with the summer heat and I’m SOO looking forward to cooler weather! I was in Costco yesterday and they had CHRISTMAS OUT!!!! Never mind that we still have Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving before that! It starts earlier and earlier each year!!! Oh well…that’s not what you’re here for – let’s get on with the show!! Both the link and the photo are linked to their respective galleries for easy viewing and commenting!

Who I Am ~  RJMJ

This page is just exquisite! I love the repeat of the photo at differing angles and all that yummy paint all around!! I know this kit, so I know how much re-coloring and blending she has done. The word art placed all around is wonderful, and the splashes of color with the sequin spill matching the flower is just perfection!

Good Morning ~ Lidia G

I love the wonderful photos of Lidia in this page, and the sweet elements all around. I especially love the clothesline with the hearts on it. Lots of fun and interesting things to look at!  Her blending around the edges is fantastic too!

Good Time with You ~  Jana

I love the soft muted colors of this layout, but even though the colors are muted, it’s very vibrant at the same time!! I think it’s the addition of the greenery! I love that she used word art to encircle her photo and that is such a great idea for photo frames!!!

Galapagos Islands ~ Yvonne55

I was drawn into this layout right away when I saw the large photos of the birds!! I had to look closer when I saw the blue feet – I was wondering if she had recolored it – but no! They are blue footed!! I then saw the amazing turtles and the seals, and this made me so happy! I love the color family she used, and the flowers and twigs are perfect for a sea page!

South of France ~  LynnG

I love when my favorite designers use their own creations so that I can see how they were meant to be used! I love the fun pictures that Lynn chose to chronicle her trip to France, and I love how clean and graphic her pages look! I expect to see this in a travel magazine!  My favorite thing she did is the top photo treatment: she colorized half of it! Great job!

Nap Time ~ Jill

There’s nothing sleepy about this layout! It’s GORGEOUS!! From the fabulous photo to the text blended into the background and everything in between – this layout is a definite favorite! I love the different splashes of paint, and the pile of that wonderful flower bunch!  The butterflies were a wonderful touch!

 

Well, that’s it for today!! Please take some time and give love to these ladies – they worked hard on their pages, and they would LOVE to hear from you!!

Finger Pointing ~ August 11, 2022

Hello, all my friends in digi-land!! I hope that all is going well for you on this fine August 11th!! I have another group of wonderful pages for you to drool over and get inspiration from!  Let’s get right to it!

Enjoy Every Mile by mywisecrafts

When I first saw this page, I just let out a “WHOAH!!!!”. I just love it!! She did so well with the extraction, and placing him on the railroad tracks was so perfect for a layout showing an up-and-coming young man! The ephemera and stitching and just the all-around movement in this page makes for a perfect page to shout about to you!!

Youth… by Jam-on-Toast

I saw this first on Instagram and I was instantly pulled in. I love how she really used this template of a Traveler’s Notebook so well! Her font choice is excellent for a journal, and the pictures are all well placed and tell a beloved story about a beloved man. I spent a lot of time looking at all the little pieces of word art and each carefully chosen element.

Upside Down by roxnat

What a perfect page, don’t you think?? The black and white photo and its flip perfectly tie all the pieces onto the page, and the pile of flowers and paper pieces are just perfect to frame this page. I love the shadowing work, and the quote is so apropos right now in our world. I think we all feel a little lost with everything going on.

Week 30 PL by Anke

I am always drawn to Project Life pages, but this one is very unique. I have never seen one done in a grid form. I love the font choice, and the slices of life that the photos show! I especially like the ghosted words “HOT” AND “SIZZLING”. The photos are a perfect way to showcase her week!

Ocean Girl by *gina*

This page just screams “FREEDOM!!!” to me! I love the pile of sand, the gesso over the net, and the sassy attitude that the picture portrays! I love the text stamp and the very simple “Ocean Girl” title. Her blending is perfect as well!

Lara by Anja_77

This page was another of those “Freedom/attitude” pages that I love so much! The picture is just so fun, and I love that she put 1/2 of the cluster pile on the photo. Usually, I like leaving the photo alone, but this works! I love the stamp of the butterfly, and all the fun paintwork she has used!  And yes, she is SO RIGHT!!! Happiness IS an inside job!

Well, there you have it – a trip into my favorite pages of the day! Have an awesome day, and I’ll catch you again in a few weeks!!