Finger Pointing ~ June 27, 2023

Hello out there in Digi-Scrap land! I hope this summer is finding you well and full of mojo to scrap your memories!! I have seen so many summer photos and layouts in the galleries!! It makes me happy to see, yet also freaks me out because I know the heat of the Vegas sun is coming!

Dont Overthink It ~ wombat146

I love this!! I can totally relate to not being able to pick what elements or backgrounds to use! I love how she blended so many for the background and her word art is perfect!!

Next Level ~ Chunlin

The paint and blending on this page is super amazing! Her use of color, the splashes of those colors behind perfectly placed flowers make this page stand out! I love the message of the page! So uplifting!

Friendly Sun ~ Wilma Ali

I was immediately drawn to the feeling of this page! The amazingly peaceful photo is expertly blended into the background building, and the cluster is wonderful! It is large but doesn’t take your eye away from the fantastic photo!! All the fun marks and paint make a fabulous backdrop for this page!

Enough ~ Romajo

I saw these fantastically shadowed clusters and the bold black accents and had to click in and see what this page was all about! I really can relate to this page and its theme as I had a few dark years in my life where I just wanted to scream “ENOUGH!!!”. This page perfectly describes that feeling of darkness but that you know that some beauty is around the corner!

Waiting for my Love ~ Marleen

The page took my breath away! All brides look amazing on their wedding days, but this one just takes the cake! I love how the gesso blends into the hem of her dress, and the sole red flower as a pop of color is a haven in a sea of white! And don’t think I missed the strip of lace going down the side of her dress. Perfecto!!!! I also love the industrial buildings juxtaposed with the simple beauty of the bride.

Again ~ bbe

How can anyone resist this cute little face???!!! I loved the journaling and how the photo was blended into the background. I also really like the effect of the small color picture with the larger black and white picture. The title work is fantastic and the pink is a perfect splash of color for the page!

I hope you enjoyed this little trip down digi-lane, and I hope you take some time to give each of these ladies love on their beautiful pages!!

Until next time.

Fingerpointing ~ June 5, 2023

Hello everyone out there in Digi-land!!!  I hope this post finds you happy and full of mojo to make some beautiful pages!!! June is such a crazy month with graduations, end of school, and change of seasons that I know can make us frazzled. Take a few moments for yourself and come enjoy a few pages I have found in the galleries tonight!

Echoes of the Past ~ Mother Bear

Lately, I have really been drawn to vintage things, and this layout just jumped out at me when I saw that beautiful photo! I wanted to dive deeper and see what she was all about!!! She’s still a mystery woman, but I love the way Julie put all the fun ephemera in the envelope, and all the wonderful vintage-y elements like keys, lace, and the beautiful music notes paper! I love the tiny little sewn-down ribbon and flowers at the top!

Little Wartime Library ~ Kimberly27

I was drawn to the text background and the title of the page. I see that it’s a book and I really want to get that book and read it! I love the blended books in the background and the wonderful cluster of flowers and the arrow!

Colour Challenge (BLUE) ~ Poppy

This page combines my love of vintage (Audrey Hepburn is a QUEEN!!!!!!!) and my love of art journaling! The title is perfect and just that one blended eye is so striking, and the textural interest the blended text adds to the page! I love the way the drawing of Audrey is made of many papers and elements!

Younger Days ~ FlowersGal

When I saw this photo, I had to click in and see what this was all about!! Such a wonderful photo and I wonder what those young girls accomplished in their lives! I really like all the blended gesso and the sweet hearts around the page.

Be Brave Collage ~ OKate

I think I have a theme here in this post: Vintage clustery art journaling pages!!! This one is just so cool!! I love doing collage with real paper and elements, and this one looks so good that I wondered if it was paper at first! Her shadowing is superb and the paper/element pile is so realistic looking!  I love the blending in the background and, you know me by now… BUTTERFLIES!!!

Sunshine ~ marijke

Here I am again going for the vintage!!!  I just love how she matched the yellow of this fabulous kit to the bathing suits of the ladies! The pile of star fish and the sweet flowers make for a really fun artsy cluster. The quote is perfect and putting the shutters behind them is a perfect touch!

Well, we are at the end of our visit here! I hope you enjoyed seeing these pages as much as I did sharing them with you!



Finger Pointing ~ May 11, 2003

Hello All!! I hope that you have all recovered from iNSD and got some great goodies from around digiland!!! There have been so many new pages posted with all the goodies that it was really hard to pick out just six…but here goes!!!

MotherBear Love Always

It’s always a great day when I see a new page from Julie aka Mother Bear!! I adore her sense of style, her shadowing, and the perfect placement of every single element!!! These pictures are absolutely GEMS, and her clusters are so beautifully crafted and shadowed.

Nietis Mama

I saw this in the gallery and it really stood out to me. Probably the picture of a sleeping Momma with her baby on her chest! I’m a sucker for baby pictures!! She uses the cards and word art perfectly and the crowning touch to me is that she piled on all this wonderful goodness on an oven Rack!!!!

AppleChick – It’s a Nine! 

Anna Lifts in the challenges at oScraps never fails to wow me, and this page by AppleChick is no different!! I love the wonderfully blended papers and lacy things that give this page such visual interest and texture! I love that she included journaling!!!Her blending of the photo to the background is superb!

Beth – Hello May

I can’t even begin to describe how adorable this baby and page is!! I am just stunned by the beauty of it, and the wonderful title work blending into the background. The photo of the frog and birdie just make this whole page so visually interesting – but the baby is the star!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

CaroRen – Stay Curious

Oh my. These photos are absolutely stunning – and the way she placed the flowers and pieces all around just make them pop out all the more!! The shadowing on the butterflies is especially wonderful!!! Such a wonderful keepsake!!

Jana – US

There is so much to look at in this fantastic page!! I love the way she shadowed it to look like a page out of a journal, and the piles on top of it are perfectly shadowed. The photos are wonderful and I love the pretty little tag tacked down with the heart shaped button in the bottom corner and the stamp on the page!

And there you have it! Six fabulous pages of so many more I could have chosen but you don’t have all day to visit!! Please click through and leave them love!!!!

Until next time,

Finger Pointing ~ April 21,2023


I can’t believe that it’s already nearly the end of April!! Time has been flying this year, as I guess it always seems to. I am so thrilled that here in the Western Hemisphere that it is getting warmer. I’m enjoying every second of it until it gets too hot to go outside for the Summer. I live in Las Vegas, and Summer is HOT!!!

Enough about me – that’s not what you came here for! On with the art show!!

Up first on the GSO Easel is “Believe” by elwaechter! 

I was HOOKED the minute I saw the title “Believe” in big capital letters! The butterfly complements the wonderful word art. Then I noticed that this page was made up of 3 tags!! So beautiful- the layering is spot on, and the paint and maker marks in the background add a lot of visual interest. Finally, if you notice on the credits, she used FIVE different designers, yet this looks so cohesive!!!  I’ll see you at the next easel!

Now we have “Remember This” by Cinna.

My first clue that I’d be stopping by and taking a look was being caught by the happy couple with the beautiful flowers surrounding their photo!!  Then upon taking a closer look, I see so much layery goodness on this page! We have corrugated cardboard circles, stitches. paint. gesso. and lots of paint splatters Her shadowing, especially on the string, is outstanding. I love the pops of color with the purple flowers all around the page!

And we round the corner and I see this beauty – “All My Soul” by Marleen.

The red pop of color in an otherwise monochromatic page is so very striking! I love all the beautiful goodies in this page! She has great blending of the elements she used and it’s a great mixed media page – with gesso, pain splatters, ripped papers, and text for background texture. Flawless!!

I realize I must be in the mixed media section of the art gallery. This entry is amazing!!

“Lost and Alone” by mmbstaley

I want to reach out and touch this one – as part of me KNOWS this must be a physical art piece, but I know it’s not. She is amazing! I love all the paper pieces placed all over. and the circles cut out of the text page is wonderful! I love the sweet little butterfly and the flower cluster near her. The stamp of the young woman is also a perfect touch! It makes me sad that the artist feels this way, but hopefully it wasn’t for long!!

In the just art section, I found this beauty:

As I sadly turn the last corner of this art show for today, I’m thrilled with the end offering!

“Journey” by TrussF

I love the blending of the older couple and the statue in the background, but I also ADORE the butterfly and the huge pop of turquoise colors that fill this page! The gesso and the paint are wonderful and the blending is top notch!!

“Best Day Ever” by nana_vg

There is NOTHING more adorable than an excited little girl!! I adore the photos, but more than that, I love the theme of the page! We should all live like it’s the “BEST DAY EVER!!” Oh no, now I’m singing the SpongeBob song in my head!!

Anyways, I love the fact that this is two templates mashed together, and it looks absolutely so cohesive! The vines are a perfect touch to frame the photos! This will be a treasure to this little girl when she grows up!!

Well, there you have it! Our April 21, 2023 GSO Art Gallery offerings. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did, and of course, leave them some love!!!

Finger Pointing ~ April 4, 2023

Hello my friends in digi-land!!!! I hope this April is finding you ready for some springtime!! I am noticing that there are so many more outdoor activities and flowers in the pages lately!!! I was having a hard time choosing just 6 – but here are the ones I felt were the cream of the crop this week!! I hope you enjoy them., and as always, please leave them some love on their layouts!

Unique, by Mother Bear

Isn’t this an absolute delight to the eyes?? The wood background is fantastically blended with the large photo. There is so much visual interest in this page, from the sweet clusters, to the wonderful word art, and blended text and paint! Unique indeed!

I Delight in This Mingo08

I saw this and was immediately drawn to it. I don’t know why except that I KNEW it had a good story to it, and I wasn’t wrong! I love her journaling and the way she let the Throat Drops take center stage. I like the black edging that matches the fact that it’s about black licorice. The blending, the pen marks, the paint all help to tell the story of these drops that mean so much to the author!

MRS by Adrianita

You don’t see many pages with women in veils, so this one really caught my eye. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and feminine! The deftly shadowed paper piles underneath each photo give this page a lot of depth, and the two clusters are fantastic! I also like the mostly neutral color palette.

Key West by Miki

Don’t you just want to stay in this wonderful house?? Could you imagine the warm breezes rustling through the trees and smelling the ocean? Speaking of the ocean – how amazing is it that she used gesso to mimic the swell of the ocean? Her title is wonderful, and the cluster of flowers and foliage give it a beautiful splash of color !

Bloom by Elizabeth22

It’s a wonderful technique to use the same photo in a different way in the same page! I love the ghosted words behind the full picture, and the paint splashes in the middle that hide wonderfully textual words. The cute little bees are a wonderful touch!  I really like the flower line down the side and the bird flying above the journaling, which I think is a poem or a song.

Doorway to Spring by Faerywings

This pop of color is spectacular! Don’t you just want to go through that wonderful red door and see what is behind it? The colors she chose for the entire page are reminiscent of the beautiful colors of the hummingbird. She has done a great job with layering the paint, gesso, and texture for the background, and of course, you all know by now that I love me a beautiful butterfly any day!!!

Thank you for joining me today. Thank you to all the fabulous artists out there. Just because you’re not picked today doesn’t mean you haven’t done a great page! There’s only room for so many!

Finger Pointing ~ March 21, 2023

Hello my friends!!! I hope this day finds you happy and ready to view some beautiful pages with me!! I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen an uptick in talent coming out of the galleries lately!! The pages are just SO GOOD!! It’s hard to choose just 6 each time!! Let’s get right to it!! And as always, please take the time to give some love to the artists who created these pages!! It comes from their heart and it feels SO GOOD to be featured here, and so good to have people notice!

ArmyGirl “PostCard”

I am always blown away when people can make a digital page look so real that you have to check the credits and see if it’s digi, hybrid, or paper!! Lisa is great with this! Her shadows are SPOT ON and I love the way she can pick just the right elements for a page! I love the happy photos and the wonderful layering!

SeattleSheri “Daily Love”

I was drawn to this page by her son’s beautiful eyes and had to see what this page was about! I love the de-saturated look of the page – there’s still a hint of color, but it’s also very neutral. Her butterfly cluster is uh-MA-zing!!I love the piley goodness and the different layers of paint, gesso, and stitches underneath it.

Shawnbear “Grouch on the Couch”

What can I say about this?? I laughed when I saw the title and had to see what it was all about. I have a Grouch on the Couch too, so it hit home with me!! I love the art journaling style with paint splatters and scribbly lines – perfect for a grumpy teen.  Love the word art, and the young grungy feel to everything!

bbe “Just Be You”

I’m sensing a theme here that I didn’t see while picking my pages: muted color palettes and kids! I guess I’m in a muted mood! LOL! I love the way she piled the background papers so that we could see them. They are beautifully shadowed, and the pretty cluster behind the earthy butterfly is perfect. A great finishing touch is the film strip that she faded into the background!

Miki “Embrace the Difference” 

And here I am again with a muted tone and kids! However, I could NOT pass this one up. The originality of this is fantastic! I love the split screen, the birth picture of each kid, and a new picture of them. The blending is superb – especially the layers of text, paint, and the background! The ghosted butterfly is a perfect touch of color!

Bubby “Pop Up Challenge”

Hey – how did this color layout get in my post?? I saw this in the gallery, and it was the very first one I saw. I could NOT let this one pass on by! It is so inventive; so colorful; so interesting to look at!! I love the different art dolls and the adorable little birdie at the top. The angles and triangles, surrounded by the white stroke, gives this layout a lot of power!!

So there you have it! Six pages to drool over!! I hope you enjoyed this quick trip through digi land. Catch ya next time!

Finger Pointing ~ February 21, 2023

Hello everyone out in Digi-land!! I’m typing this on a very blustery day here in Las Vegas! Winds are supposed to get upwards of 60-70mph!! We’re holding down the dogs when we walk them – chihuahuas are not very heavy!

I am happy to bring these six pages to your attention. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Settle in, get a cup of coffee or tea, or whatever your choice is, and enjoy!!

svanderhaegen   “AJ Challenge – Sleep Deprivation”

Boy can I relate to this subject!! I was really drawn to this page because of the moon and the bird, but then all the fun little pieces drew my attention in – the butterflies, the branches the paint splashes – and that wonderful cluster!! Great job!!!

All Things Natural by Janik

This is a fantastic page, isn’t it? The photo is perfect for all the elements surrounding it, and Janik has these clusters shadowed so beautifully!! Every piece is placed perfectly! It took a moment for me to notice, but look at those cut out circles with the blue behind it. Aren’t they fabulous?????

Sowa by Grazyna Wrzask

I had to look twice to see if that adorable girl was actually holding the owl! Such a great job melding it with the photo! I love all the text in circles and the water color paint background! Such a beautiful page!!!

Wandering Mind by Nemla

How can you not love a page where butterflies exist???!! I was really drawn to the golden color of the background and the fun little stamps all around. I also relate to the wandering mind syndrome!!! I love the ghosted/blended leaves and the text tears at the edge of the page!

Time with Sandy by bcgal00

I couldn’t resist that doggy face!! Such a loving tribute to a beloved member of the family! I really like the textured background and all the fun little paper tags and flowers all around.  I like the way she used the journal card as well.

Laugh Out Loud Funny by wendymck

Ok so, who can pass up a page on laughter? We all need a little more of that in our lives, don’t we? I absolutely adore this page – how she used the worn photo edges and matched the kit perfectly to the clothes they are wearing! The stitching is a great way to bring attention to the photos and those two heart buttons are a perfect choice!

And this concludes our tour for today! I hope you’ve enjoyed the pages I brought to you, and please do leave some love for them if you have the time!!