Finger Pointing – September 20th

I made it!” she yells as she skids in sideways on her office chair at break-neck speed! I’m on nursing duties at the moment as my husband has had spinal surgery and it’s been his first day home from hospital which is turning out to be an adjustment for us both. So please excuse me keeping this post brief and to the point today while my to-do list is standing with its hands on its hips with a frown that says “where are you???” So let’s go…

Love Grows Here by zwyck – so beautiful with the soft, blended tones and super cute photo. Just adorable!

Pumpkins Glory by Scrapbxl – so pretty with the watercolour florals and foliage. Gorgeous!

You Can’t Stop Time by Shannamay – a wonderful colour palette and lovely, chunky layers. Beautiful!

School Life by Mediterranka – you can’t beat a linear design for a super neat page. Love this!

Autumn is Best by tracermajig – different shades of similar colours always make for a cohesive page. Stunning!

At the Beach by jana – the ocean is always, always, always good for the soul. Wonderful!

I hope these pages inspire you to scrap a memory or story of your own and when you have a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing- September 18th

Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a nice weekend! It’s been a crazy month for us but Thank God all is well in my side of the world. This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive, bringing you today’s awesome gallery standouts.

Here are my top six for today ūüėČ

Pumpkins Glory by Magnolia
I love the soft feel of the page not to mention the sweet photo. Love how they captured this sweet moment. The photo treatment goes well with the entire page. Love the centered design with minimal elements. Great work!

Strong and Courageous by JanisT
This is gorgeous! I love how she made the page, it looks like a modern day heritage page! The color blends perfectly with everything, simply superb. I love the flow of the flowers that lead my eyes right to the subject.

Fall Season by A J M
This is so full of energy!  Totally loving this page. I was immediately drawn to this page the moment I saw it in the gallery. Great composition, I love how she filled the photo with brush works plus all the details are making me happy.  I love fall season and truly miss it. Great work on the page!

Happy Days by Kayleigh
Fall is here! Beautiful way to showcase fall season. Love the clean design and all the wonderful bits and pieces. The elements are way adorable. Love fall season as always!

Still Life by Dorci
Another stunner! Love the great texture, feels like I can touch the leaves. Love how it’s done. It looks amazing! That little button adds beauty to the page.

We learn from each other by Mcurtt
Wow! Another gem in the digiland. I truly miss digiscrapping and seeing all these pages makes me want to scrap again. I love her composition here. I admire her mix of flowers, her clustering is nicely done. The shadows work perfectly, what a great quote and a reminder that we can learn from each other. Love mixed media art!

I hope you love the layouts I picked for you today. If you’ve got a moment, I’m sure the artists would appreciate it if you’d leave them some love.

Keep safe guys!

Finger Pointing – September 16th

Hi all, and happy Friday eve!! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to some down time this weekend!! I also really need to catch up on some scrapping! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me, but I have spent a good deal of time in the galleries finding so much inspiration! I hope you enjoy my picks for tonight!

Autumn by alannabanana
This is such a beautiful layout! I just love the soft colors and scatter of flowers and leaves across the page! Her sweet cluster work is fabulous and that photo is the cutest! I adore her beautiful title work and use of the word strips!! Lovely work!!

 

Pop Culture – Just the Way I Am by Jan Merkley
I so totally adore this page! Her design is just so creative and beautifully executed! All of the journaling in different spots is wonderful and I can relate to all of it! Wonderful documentation of life right now and perfectly scrapped!

 

Autumn is Calling by bbe
I am loving all the autumn pages! It may not be my favorite season, but the colors are stunning! I adore the blues and pops of green in this one! Absolutely gorgeous photo and I love her creative framing and out of bounds work! So very lovely!!

 

Stay Awhile by Norma
How beautiful is this page!! The notebook design and gorgeous photo look amazing!! I love her beautiful floral clusters spilling over the pages and that sweet girl with her cat!! Such a wonderfully creative layout!

 

Avoiding Death by Stench by Wvufan04
This one jumped out at me right away! Not only the title, which made me giggle a little, but the amazing use of elements and gorgeous depth she created! Her shadows are so perfect! I absolutely adore her fantastic journaling, such awesome story telling. I could almost smell the cleats haha. Wonderful page!!

 

Momentum by Roxana
Such an absolutely beautifully scrapped page!! I simply love how she has scrapped the corners!! Perfect use of the stamps and elements, and the title work in the center is fantastic!! Wonderful layout!!

 

And that will do it for me today!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks and will take some time to leave a little love for these amazing artists!! Until next time, see you around the galleries!!

 

Finger Pointing – September 12th

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekends thus far. Mine has been super busy, which is both good and bad. I got a lot done, but I definitely wish I had another day to relax!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy my picks.

Never Forget by NAdams

Blue Jay by Charlene Mitchell

Today’s Favorite Moments by dotcomkari

A Winding Road by Angelwings33

Just September by Beth

Week 36 by IntenseMagic

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Don’t forget to leave these artists some love by clicking on the hyperlinked titles!¬†

xoxo Sheri (SeattleSheri)

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!

 

Finger Pointing, September 8th

Hey there and welcome to today’s edition of Finger Pointing. Joanna on the GSO blog today to bring you a few standout pages I found while browsing the galleries….

 

Seize the Night by LivyBug

This is a totally gorgeous and glamorous page! The clustering and layering is a dream. And I love how the same photo is shown in 3 different zooms.

 

So Many Reasons to Smile by robinismai

This layout just stuck right out at me as I was browsing the gallery with the bright colors and gorgeous clusters. And those photos speak for themselves….such happy smiles.

 

September Starlings by Alinalove

I’m enchanted by this unique page. I just love everything about it…the photo blending, the journaling on an angle, the clusters. So beautiful.

 

Hello september by janik

This is such a gorgeous fall page. The colors, the photo, the word tags, all scream autumn is here!

 

BI by marnel

What an eye-catcher of a page this one is. The black and white photos along with the background circles and pops of blue really help this page stand out in the gallery.

 

Sweet by Kjersti

This page certainly lives up to its title and IS sweet. Great layering, beautiful clustering and wonderful photos.

 

That’s it for me today. If you have a few minutes, go and browse the galleries for your own inspiration. Or, leave these lovely ladies some love on their pages. The layouts are linked in the titles. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – September 6, 2021

Good Morning from my part of the world…. for the folks in the US, most of us are enjoying a 3 day weekend. ¬†I’m getting ready to take my kiddos to the movies with some friends. ¬†Before I head, I wanted to shout out some amazing layouts I spotted in the galleries this morning.

 

As the Leave Fall by AnitaH

I love fall layouts. ¬†All the fabulous colors just call to me and this layout with the gorgeous blending and this oh so sweet photo….It makes me smile! ¬†I love the leaves that ¬†add to the out of the box feel and the sweet fall foliage cluster in the lower left is gorgeous!

Autumn’s Ambiance by RJMJ

Oh my!!! These color s are so vibrant and the sweet composition of this layout with al the fantastic layering and blending.  This family looks like they are enjoying their fall day as well!

Just Let me Shop & NO One Gets Hurt by lmaggs

The word art on this layout is perfect (it also made me chuckle). ¬†I love how the photo is blended in the background and also layered onto the tab to make it pop. ¬†I’m sure there are a many of girl with this same sentiment.

Rachel-Etrog-Note-to-self-April-2021 by RhondaB

This layout is super fun and gorgeous all wrapped up in one.  I love the beautiful extraction and the gentle reminder for us all to bloom and grow where we are.

Ready for Autumn by mrsashbaugh

Yes, I know… another fall layout…I can’t seem to help myself today. ¬†I love the layering of all these patterned papers. ¬†I find mixing patterns to be an art form and this artist did it so beautifully. ¬†How about that photo cluster? ¬†Isn’t that the most amazing cluster?

With You in Mind by Gina

All I can say is wow.  This layout really tells a story and I love how the photos have been used on this layout to tell that story.  The wonderful blended photo in the background to the out of the box effect of the smaller photo.  Absolutely stunning composition.

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  If you  get a moment, swing by these artist wonderful gallery and leave them some love.

 

Until next time and I’ll see you around the galleries!

xxxxx,

Esther  (mywisecrafts)