FingerPointing-August 3rd

Hello My Friends! Some of us are in the back to school preparation mode and trying to squeeze in that last bit of fun. While everyone is working on balance and harmony in their busy lives….I’m here to slide some inspiration right to your inbox so you can enjoy while you are sipping that cup of coffee (or wine)!

Fishin’ by BlackKathy

I love how the papers are layered  for this layout.  It creates the perfect focal point and breaks up the 2 photos while still giving the layout a very cohesive look.   Love the hardware in the cluster.  Perfect touch for this masculine layout.

Just Keep Swimming by MishSpar

Love the use of the various geometric shapes and those triangles in particularly are making my drool.  This clean approach just make these fabulous photos stand out!

Always Laugh by Bryanna

Not only is this photo super adorable.  I love the blended photo in the background.  The clustering is absolutely amazing and really just makes me smile!

Keep Life Simple by Ana Santos

Ummmmm, how amazing is this?  I love that the color palette and that vintage vibe just always grabs my attention.  The use of the paints is amazing and such a stunning layout!

Just Do Nothing by Wombat146

I can so relate to this word strip…lol….. I love the use of the all the paints and art marks that make this layout come to life and you can’t ignore that fabulous cluster down there in the bottom right.

Rachel Etrog: July 2022 My London by ClaireG

And wrapping up, I had to highlight this layout by a fellow blogger.  I absolutely love the strips of paper in combination with the skyline. The journaling is equally as fabulous.

Hope you enjoyed my picks for the evening and if you have a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love!

 

Until next time…..

xxxx,

Esther aka mywisecrafts

Finger Pointing- August 2, 2022

Hello all! It’s Addie (agoymerac) here with today’s shout outs! It is always such a pleasure to look through the galleries–so many amazing layouts out there!!

The first page that caught my eye was “Moments” by Jheri. To start with, the photo grabbed my attention- so fun!  I love all the white space and the simple but perfect design. Well done!

Next, “Dino Quilt” by KayTeaPea is so stinking cute! I love the color scheme and all the well placed elements….and of course, the quilt is awesome!

Next, “Bound for the Beach” by mary kate put a big smile on my face. I love the “before” the beach shot and the elements are colors here are fantastic!

 

Next, “Fishing” by shannonroller is my kind of page! I love fishing and this design, the elements and the photos are all perfect!

Next, “January” by Lynnette is such a great pocket page. I really admire Lynnette’s scrapping style, great photos, and her fantastic job of documenting everyday life.

Finally, “12.12.20″ by lauriezyskind is a lovely travel page. The photos really pull you in and then you can stop and admire the lovely design, elements and title! Just wonderful! 

Thanks so much for reading. Please pop into the galleries and give my shout outs some love! Have a wonderful day. -Addie

Finger Pointing – August 1st

Happy August 1st!  It’s also “Manic Monday” – who remembers that song?  I always think of it when Monday rolls around.  Want to see what my picks are for this Monday, August first?  I know you do so here we go.

That Summer Feeling by tceattle

This page just screams summer to me!  I love that sweet round photograph right in the center and the other circles around it are just yummy!  The summer colors, lace and other sweet elements surrounding the page all make it absolute perfection!

Black and White Anita by Elly D

This page is SO dramatic in its black and white coloring.  The other photo techniques used add to the drama and mystique of the page.  The shadowing and dimension are just wonderful and make this page a winner.

Shadows by Grace

I couldn’t stop looking at this page when I first saw it!  The longer I looked at it, the more I saw.  SO much depth and the feeling it evokes is full of wonder.  Maya Angelou is one of my favorites too, so the quote added volumes to this already spectacular page!

Sweet Memories by Elizabeth22

Look at these sweet beach pictures!  Brings back memories – those adorable, ruffled bathing suits and sun hats.  Kids, sand and water – what better and sweeter combinations are there?  This page is scrapped so wonderfully too, with all of the summer colors and beach elements – yummy summery perfection!

Moments of July by lilholmes6

This page just jumped out at me with the picture of the kiddo learning to ride a bike.  Don’t you just love that cool red helmet?  Looks like all the help was finally a success.  The smaller pictures at the side really add to the whole cuteness of this page.

Skate and Roll by mcurtt

Last, but certainly not least – are you ready for this – a rollerblading turkey!!!  Hahaha – I absolutely LOVE this page and this turkey is skating its little heart out.  What a clever page and all of the “skate and roll” word arts just add to the whole theme of the page.

Well, that does it for me for on this “Manic Monday”.  I hope you like my picks for today and stop by and leave some love for these artists if you can.  Just click on the name of the page and it will take you to their gallery.

See you next time and keep on scrapping!

Cheryl

Finger Pointing – July 31st

Happy Sunday! It’s hard to believe it’s already the last day of July! We’ve been battling a heat wave for the last week and it’s uncharacteristically hot!! While I’ll take hot over cold any day, it’s still pretty uncomfortable! I added a couple more pages to my line up since there wasn’t a post yesterday. It’s always sooo hard to choose!!

Reflections by chai

SMOKIN’ HOT by conniemiles

Grace by cinderella

July AJ Wk 4 UnYousual by Smwhite

Nice by Dady

Grow by iScrap

art & life by Mother Bear

dear heArt by ArmyGrl

Wishing everyone a great week to come! Please leave these amazing artists some love by following these pages to the galleries by clicking the hyperlinked page titles!!

xoxo Sheri (SeattleSheri)

Finger Pointing – July 29th

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Finger Pointing – July 28th

Well hello there!

Little bit later in the day than usual, as I swapped my days 🙂

I have had such a fun and creative month, I really hope you have too. I can’t believe August is nearly upon us. Make sure you enjoy what is left of the summer!

PMjames – Point of View

I loved the different way that the photos are laid out on this page – clustered around a central photo, but not a really large one. I also really love the mix of colour and b&w photography. The minimal and carefully chosen elements just compliment the page perfectly. When I was reading about this page, turns out it is page 20 of a travel album, so I am going to go back and look at all the other pages.

Cinna – Road Trip Fun

Loving the happy smiles in this photo, looks like the road trip was fun. I really like the layers and the clusters under, around and on top of the photo, really drawing your eye into the photo. It all really pops off of the grungy background and I love the subtle stamped ‘car selfies’ I am all about a car selfie!

CarlaW – Wanderlust

The title paired with the photo made me laugh! I wonder where Carla’s cute kitty is planning to go next? Love the soft blues for the background papers, with the wonderfully bright and full cluster just leaping off the page. I am a big fan of weaving string, twine, ribbon, banners through my pages, so I loved the little peeks of the red twine and the cute banner at the bottom.

Dalis – Where is my Super Suit?

I love love love this! The giant title is wonderful. So inspired to use this kit to document Dalis’ joy at her interview. I love the big ray paper and the b&w photo is perfect, with all the colour pops from the elements, giving the page even more energy.

Michele Hillam – More Please!

The colours and the amazing shadow work made this standout for me. When I read the journaling I couldn’t help but smile. Love that one of her first words was ‘more’ LOL. The grid paper background is really nice and helps the photos, journaling and minimal elements pop. So pretty.

Kiana – Free Yourself

Kiana’s layouts are always so fun and bright. I love the unusual page design here, with peeks of the papers at the edges. The flow across the page is perfect and I love the mix of ‘realistic’ and drawn flowers. The colour palette is so nice, I love the strong blues with the soft pinks and peaches. Again another wonderful example of how great a page can look when you weave a piece(s) of ribbon through your clusters.

Well that is all from me today, I hope you go and show these talented scrappers some love. I’ll see you in August! Keep scrapping and have a wonderful evening.

Claire x

 

Finger Pointing- July 26, 2022

Hello all! It’s Addie (agoymerac) here with today’s shout outs! It is always such a pleasure to look through the galleries–so many amazing layouts out there!!

The first page that caught my eye was “Us and Them” by dawnfarias. What a gorgeous page with the layering, journaling, awesome photos, and overall fun vibe!

Next, “All About You” by jcaruth910 has such a clean design, wonderful family photo, and perfect splashes of color.

Next, “Jul22_Random_ParisianCafe” by bjthomas put a big smile on my face. What a fun, playful design that is just perfect!

Next, “Lullaby and Goodnight” by nana_vg is so soft and lovely. How precious is every detail!!

Next, “michelle-p18” by pmjames is so lovely with all its layers, different types of media, and that watery photo just called to me!

Finally, “July Multi Photo Challenge” by hkeith87 was a real show stopper! That layered photo collage is just gorgeous mixed with the lovely colors and title!

Thanks so much for reading. Please pop into the galleries and give my shout outs some love! Have a wonderful day. -Addie