Finger Pointing – September 4, 2021

Hello everyone!! I hope all is well on this fine Labor Day here in the United States! I plan on a nice steak and potato dinner this weekend! I live in the desert, so I am one of the people who are happy to see the summer fade into fall!

Without further ado – let’s get to the pages!!!!

Ellen T Golden Season

I got that special chill that only fall/winter brings when I saw this page. It’s like Lorelai Gilmore smelling snow…

Sometimes when there are numerous elements, the photo gets lost, but not here. The shape of the tree, the fabulous shadowing, the piles are all superbly placed. Her color sense is also very good – the teal and the mustardy green are perfect contrasts of each other!

Kayleigh Happy Days

I was just pulled into this page hard!!! How inventive is this??!!! I love the way she separated each adorable photo by the colors and made a big rainbow out of her page! There are so many visually interesting elements that you can spend a lot of time viewing this one! I think the stacking of the elements along a color way is perfect! The topper is the swaths of paint behind each color.

Galactic Scrappinnewbie

Ok, so sorry. I can never pass up anything “Star Wars”, and an entire page of Storm Troopers was too much for me! Keeping the one photo large helps to know what’s going on in the smaller pictures, and the juxtaposition of the Bad A$$ Troopers having flowers around them is just too perfect!

Explore ScrappyMara

Oh, to explore our world is such an amazing thing! My family was planning to go to Arches this summer, but the road was washed out and we couldn’t get there. Oh well…we’re going to try for next Spring.  Mara did so well choosing those amazing orange, green, and browns to complement her amazing picture of desert blooms and rock formations! The Huge lettering (and the adorable pair of hiking boots hidden in it) for the title is also perfect to use complementary patterned backgrounds. Finally – I love the inked edges. They were really big in the early 2000’s and I love that they are coming back.

Feel the Moments Jirsev

This page is achingly beautiful! The pictures are an absolute treasure, and the flowers are just amazing. I think they’re heather? I like how the title is hidden within the flowers and the sentiment is so very true! I think my favorite part of the elements is how they highlight, but don’t overtake the photo, and the hidden paint and text under the cluster gives the background a beautiful texture.

Past, Present, Future Justagirl

I have always loved then and now pages, but this one is phenomenal!  The paintwork behind all the pictures is wonderful enough, but then add those adorable pictures, and the paper piles that separate the photos and you’ve got yourself an award-winning page!!! I loved her journaling, and I think she should print this out and frame it on the wall. Hurrah!!!!!!!!!

So there you have it! Another day of amazing pages!!! Enjoy, and see you soon!!


Finger Pointing – September 2nd

Happy Thursday, everyone!! We’ve made it in to September, wow! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead. I have a 4 day weekend, so I’m celebrating early! I’ve spent so really good quality time in the galleries and have some really beautiful pages to share with you all today!! I hope you enjoy my picks!

Student by mediterranka
What an absolutely lovely back-to-school page! I simply adore the blending of the photo and notebook/ledger paper! So creative! Her use of the doodles and fun element cluster are just beautifully done!! Such a gorgeous layout!


Just Imagine by Kiana
I have said before that I am such a fan of photoless layouts! I have a hard time pulling them off, but I love coming across amazing inspiration in the galleries! This one is just fabulous! I love her title work and the fun whimsical elements are are just so perfect for the theme of the page! The colors are just stunning as well!!


August 2021 – Crop 1 Photo in 2 Ways Challenge by Dragonhome
Her amazing clusters caught my attention immediately in the gallery!! They are so beautifully done and I love the depth she has created! Her photos are just the sweetest and I adore her blending and creative framing!! Such a lovely layout!!


Sep 2021 UIA Challenge by broomy
This is really so very beautiful!! I love the vertical design and her use of the paint and stamps! The pops of bright pink on the neutral background is so gorgeous! Such a lovely photo and the little camera cluster is just perfection!! Wonderfully scrapped page!!


Fdd_prd_SOSN_01sep21_Kate by silent ranks
What a beautiful page!! I love how she has used those fabulous patterns, and the black and white photo just pops among those great colors!! Her use of the stitching and thread elements is fantastic and I adore the scattered and clustered flowers! Lovely page!!


Time to Grow by Amy L
Ok, how seriously sweet is that photo!! This is such a gorgeous page!! I love those layered papers and that lovely background!! The stacked photos are beautifully done and the torn paper pieces are such a great touch! I adore her sweet clusters of tiny elements!! Everything about this page is so perfectly designed!


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-August 31, 2021

AND another month comes to an end!  It’s hard to believe that tomorrow starts a brand new month.    BUT this month isn’t over just yet and I have some gorgeous layouts to share with you.  I decided to focus on more white space/clean and simple layouts for my picks today.

Together by er_creates

The first thing that grabbed my eye was the monochromatic vibe and the perfect balance of this page.  I love the 3 columns that breaks up the fantastically journaling and the perfect element touches added to just make this page pop!

Dad_Laurie by lauriezyskind

What a gorgeous page about her Dad.  I love the diamond pattern in the background with the papers layered under them and I also love the diamond paper layers.  The use of the mixed alpha is perfect and this  layout is topped off with the gorgeous black and white photo.

hello love by Akizo

I always smile when I see designers creating layouts.  It just makes me feel even more connected to the designers.  This layout will not disappoint, be wowed by the designer and be wowed by this cute little baby! Check out this fun and gorgeous layout.  All that stitching with the confetti and the circles is so much fun and this little cutie has the perfect little flower cluster to complete the layout look.  How can you not smile when you look at this layout?

Passion by shiima

I’m  not sure what I love the most.  The dark background?  The checkered effect on the photo?  The stamped lines with the word art? You combine them all together and you get this jaw drop stunning layout.  One can’t help but feel the passion in the layout.

Anna Lift by ang

I love the masking/blending used in this layout.  I love how the photo blends so well with the background paper and the white framing is the perfect complement to just make the photo pop.  Did you notice how the messy threads appear to be wrapped around the framing?  How cool is that?

Buddies by Kristal

Love these sweet photos and how they are the focal point of this layout.  They are perfectly accented with the minimal use of elements and the elements used are placed with precision.  The element placement keeps your eyes focused on the photos and encourage you to read the journaling.


Hope you enjoyed my picks for today.  If you have a moment, please stop by and leave these amazing artists some love!

See you around the galleries, until next time!


xxxxxx-Esther (mywisecrafts)

Finger Pointing – August 29, 2021

Hello again, my friends! Susan here with another batch of amazing pages to share with you today! I don’t know about you, but summer isn’t my favorite time of the year. I live in the desert, so it’s over 100 every day. I cannot wait for fall and its cozy sweaters and beautiful fall colors. When the seasons change, I am so happy to scrap with fall kits! It’s almost here!!!

Mother Bear – My Best Friend

Ohhhh the autumn colors are coming!! I cannot pass up a doggy, let alone a beagle!!  Mother Bear brings us this absolutely adorable page commemorating an equally adorable doggy! I love the circle around the photos, and that fabulous photo of him/her swimming in the middle. That IS pure joy!  The flower piles are beautifully shadowed and I love the interesting textured background.

Zotova – So Happy

I was surfing over at The Lily Pad and this artistic page caught my attention. I wasn’t sure if it was a hybrid page or not. That tulle skirt looked so real! I loved how she showed the small piece of the beautiful wedding dress, and accented it with that wonderful paint frame. The use of the tulle, the flower, and the foliage with the sketched body was so ingenious! What a fabulous page!!!

BCGal00 – Beach Explorer

BCGal really knocked it out of the park with this one. That fantabulous photo of the bird on a limb is framed perfectly by the flower clusters. The picture of Orchard Park in the middle and backed by the paint is so perfect. I couldn’t think of a better way to scrap this wonderful picture.

Anke – You Captured My Heart

I told you that I could not pass up a doggie!!!!! I think what first caught my attention was the diamond shape of the photos up top. The beautiful transfer underneath is a perfect color and the name is just too perfect. Dogs sure do capture our hearts!!  Then I looked deeper and that little cluster with the adorable little deer was just perfect. The dotted line showing the path of the butterfly helped to tie the entire page together!

Blackkl1545 – New York

I think this is actually one of the most beautiful pages I’ve seen of the Statue of Liberty! I love the paint being subtle behind everything and the words being used as texture. Using photo strips to show the skyscrapers is ingenious as well! I’m really taken by this most artsy page!

Neverland Scraps – Brother Sister Love

Where do I start with this one??? I was intrigued enough to click in when I saw the view master slide and the map background because I wondered if it would be a travel page.  Once I looked closer, I was amazed at how many little pieces and elements she has on this page!! The shadowing is amazing, and the layering looks so very realistic! Even though there is a lot going on around it, it still doesn’t take away from the wonderful picture!

So, there you have it! Another installment of Gallery Standouts!! Have an amazing day, and

Finger Pointing – August 23rd

Happy Monday!! I hope that you all are having a great start to the week!! I started back to work last week, so trying to get back in to a routine again. I love summer, but I also crave having a schedule. I feel like I waste a lot of time when I am not in a routine. So, here’s to back to work and back to feeling like I’m getting more accomplished! It’s been my pleasure to stroll through the galleries this evening! The talent in our community never ceases to blow me away!! I hope you enjoy my picks for today!

Christmas Family Card by trzyludki
I absolutely adore this Christmas Card idea!! How fun is that big snowflake and the great family photo!! I adore the beautiful blue and frosted background and all the amazing depth she’s created! I am so not ready to think about winter and Christmas, but this almost puts me right in the mood! Stunning work!!


Harrison School by cnewby
What an amazing photo and such a treasure to have! What wonderful journaling and memories as well!! I love her use of the beautiful patterns and paper layers, and her work with the florals around the edges is so lovely!! This such a stunning page and so perfectly scrapped!!


Snail Mail by bcgal00
I was just commenting to my son about how much the mail has changed over the years. I love how this layout really captures the story of today and the mail we receive! Great photos and wonderful journaling!! I love all of her gorgeous cluster work and fabulous layering!  This is just a fantastic page!!


First Peach Jam by ninigoesdigi
First of all, YUM!! That jam looks amazing!! I have fond memories of ripe peaches from the time I lived in Atlanta, GA growing up. I don’t think we made jam, but always made peach ice cream. This is such a gorgeous page!! The pattern in the title work is just beautiful and I love the “peachy” elements  and wonderful framing!! Wonderful title work as well!!


Gone Fishin by ElkFan
I absolutely love that big photo and her gorgeous blending with the wood and checked background papers!! So perfectly done!! The cattails and fishing pole are so fun!! I love her wonderful title work as well!! He is so precious with his catch!!


Squirrel Feeder by carrie1977
That feeder is just the coolest!! I love how all those gorgeous elements pop on that neutral background!! The greens are gorgeous!! Her use of the thread elements and paper pieces is just stunning and I adore her title work!! This is a fabulous page!!


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


Finger Pointing- August 21st

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since my last post. Hope you are having a fun weekend wherever you are. This is Beth, a.k.a. kewl_jive, bringing you today’s amazing gallery standouts. Have fun browsing my faves for today.

Your Shadow by RoxanaTc
The composition is just as gorgeous as the page. Love the design and everything here. Her interpretation in the use of the elements is awesome. Her words are so true, it truly deserves to be included here. “Be Proud of who you are,” be the best version of yourself. What a great reminder!

Grace and beauty by Blackkl1545
Love the soft feel of the page. Absolutely beautiful! The color combinations, the torn papers, and the chosen stitches really fit the page perfectly. Love the splats here and there and the pops of color. Oh, how I miss scrapping for my girls.

A repeat: Covid Summer by KingsQueen82
I feel you! The world isn’t ready yet for vacation, hope things will get back to normal eventually. Gorgeous arrangement, beautiful choices of elements and cards, and how she layered the background papers. The shadows are amazing!
Can’t wait to go back to normal life so we can all travel again.

Absolutely lovely by Anke
Great lift! She did justice with the page. Fell in love with it the moment I saw it. The photo is stunning. The elements esp the heart doily and stitched heart are a great addition making it really beautifully done.

Today by Dorci
WOW! What a great and inspiring quote. This could be framed as an artwork. The font used and the brushworks are amazing.

Be the reason by Katell
Great photo treatment and blending. Love how it goes perfectly with the whole page.

That’s it for today, hope you enjoyed my picks. I would greatly appreciate it if you could stop by and give them some well deserved love in the galleries.

Finger Pointing -August 17th

Can you believe that we are more than halfway through August?  Many of us are adjusting to back to school schedules and the endless fun that comes with that.  I have this hour and a half window between kid drop-off times in which I can’t really do much, I am finding this to be a perfect time to browse some galleries.  Check out these fabulous LOs that I discovered during my browsing this morning.


Don’t Let by Pam P

The composition with the tone on tone of this layout just blew me away.  Those word strips hint of a story to be told if you don’t let yesterday impact today.

Day at the Lake by AZK

I love the canvas look to the background and how it feels like a watercolor painting.  The layering of the photo as an extension of that background is just perfect with the amazing clustering.

On Loop by Rache77

Ok, can we saw jaw drop amazing?  Love how the playlist is displayed here.  Such a creative approach.

Smile 2 by Chaos Lounge

Babies are sunshine and this smile is double the amount of sunshine and you pair it up with this artist amazing clusters….that’s enough to make anyone smile!

Two Years Old by tjscraps

I really do love black and white photos and this one is oh so sweet.  Love the grunginess of the background with the layering and use of ephemera. 

Makes me Smile by Thuria

Love the fun photo that is perfectly recolored to match the color scheme of the layout.  The minimalist approach in design, lets this wonderful photo just shine.


Hope you enjoyed my picks for the day.  If you get a moment, swing by and leave these amazing artists some love.


Until next time,

Esther (mywisecrafts)