Finger-Pointing – November 30th

Greetings everyone!  Deborrah here tonight on this last night of November, 2021.  I hope that everyone has had a wonderful November and is ready for an even more fantabulous December!  Based on what I’ve seen in the galleries, we are ready for the Holidays.  So, without further ado – here are my picks for tonight.

Home for the Holidays by myssp

I fell in love with this beautiful layout the minute I saw it!  The gorgeous greens, the fabulous frame and the beautiful photo grabbed my attention and held it.  The warmth and love shines through all of her element choices and beautiful clustering.  Gorgeous!

santa by weaselwatchr

Look at all these adorable photos!  I love what the color and fun business of this layout.  The adorable wooden word art is perfect for the photos, and I love all the greenery and snowflakes.  (How on earth did she get her cat to agree to the costume?  I think my cats would have scratched my eyes out and then peed on my bed for spite if I tried this!)  Beautiful!

Merry & Bright by tammybean04

What a gorgeous Christmas layout!  I love all the wonderful Christmas elements, clustering and beautiful word art!  So warm and inviting.  Beautiful job!

Happy New Year by JenEm

I was drawn to the wonderful photo in this layout.  I love how she blended it into the paper and then used a frame to emphasize a portion of the photo.  Her minimal use of elements is just perfect for the photo and her journaling. Wonderful!

It’s a Wonderful Life by anke

I love the design of this layout!  The stitched circle under the horizonal paper and frame is so interesting, and the photos are beautiful as well.  Great color choice, too!

Merriest by Kayleigh

I LOVE THIS LAYOUT! Look at all the delicious elements and fantastic layering!  I love how she framed black and white papers to match her black and white photo.  It’s the perfect resting point for this layout full of Christmas colors.  Just Fantastic!!

That’s it for tonight!  Happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing, November 29th

Hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of Finger Pointing. Joanna here to bring you a few gallery standouts today.

 

joy by sylvia

What a fun and festive page! I love the out of the box extraction and cute elements all layered up.

 

Autumn memories by psychozoe

The large stamped title along with those adorable photos and scattered elements really help this page stand out in the gallery.

 

Dear Santa by shunnstergirl

Nothing says Christmas is coming like a Dear Santa list. I just love the page design and clusters on this one.

 

Oh Holy Night by saar

Wow, this is so fabulous! Where does the photo start and the elements begin and vice versa? I love it!

 

joy by magnolia

Look how cute she is! And that photo treatment just elevates the page to spectacular. The elements all around her head is such a fun addition.

 

Snow Fun by amanesefe

This page really caught my attention in the gallery today. Those layered patterned paper circles with large and small snowflakes set the perfect backdrop for the cute snow photos. Great clusters too.

 

That’s it for me today. Hope you enjoyed my picks. And I hope you have time to peruse the galleries and find some inspiration of your own. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – November 28th

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! It’s been pretty quiet around here since the holiday and we’ve just relaxed for the most part. I’ve tried to do a little Christmas shopping but didn’t find the deals I wanted. Did any of you get any great deals? I have also been amazed at the gorgeous layouts that have been filling the galleries this weekend! It’s been so difficult to narrow down my choices for today’s standouts, but here they are…hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!

The Feeling of Christmas by Romajo
What an absolutely perfect Christmas layout!! The deep green and pops of red are absolutely stunning  and her cluster work is simply amazing! I love the different flowers and addition of stars, strings, and ribbon!! The photo is just adorable as well! So beautifully scrapped!!

 

Paislee-decyouaremyfaveno10-france01 by France
I am always in such awe of gorgeous hybrid pages!! I love them so, and this one is absolutely stunning!! I adore the patterned paper she chose as well as those beautiful photos!! The title work and journaling are perfection!! This is so inspiring, it almost makes me want to reach for the scissors!

 

Remember When by bryanna
Ok, is that photo not the most precious!! I love the beautifully elegant background she chose and her simply amazing cluster work!! She had created such beautiful depth! She has created great balance with the smaller cluster, and the addition of that little car is so perfect! This is so perfectly scrapped!

 

Welcome – our mascot! by G T
How fun is this! What an adorable mascot and so sorry that he seems to have gone missing! I absolutely love the way she has used the stitching and her beautiful cluster work! I adore the bits of word art and touches of striped paper! Wonderful page!!

 

Nov21 Colour by CathQuiltScrap
Oooh I so needed to see a beachy page while it’s so cold outside! This is so lovely! I just adore the cut outs and her gorgeous use of those paints! The different types of circles are beautifully done and the patterns she chose are perfect! How fun are those paper fish? Awesome layout!

 

_FF21CC.jpg by Olivia123
This photo is one of the sweetest I’ve ever seen!! How adorable! This is such a gorgeous layout! I love her beautiful cluster work all aroound the photo and her fun use of colors!! The pops of blue and red are so pretty!! I also adore the ribbons and buttons at the bottom! Such lovely work!!

 

And that will do it for me today!! 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 – November 27th

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to relax, eat a lot and spend time with your loved ones. Hubby and I were lucky enough to spend it with friends and it was amazing. Did you do some Black Friday damage yet? I know I did and my wallet will need a little lie-down LOL.

Sokee – G58

I love Barbara’s work and this is just such a beautiful page. I love everything about it, the circle framing of the photograph using elements mainly and not a frame is just so very creative. I love the flow across the page, anchoring all the elements with the banner, the stitching, and the paint.

Cinna – Merry and Bright

This is such a lovely Christmas / Holiday page. I love that the background feels like Christmas jammies! Cinna’s clusters are wonderful, packed with gorgeous elements, I love the little Santa and the Reindeer poking out and the scattered baubles and stars throughout the page. I am a big fan of offset framing, it really can make a page so interesting and gives you a great place to tuck little extra details in. A really wonderful happy page, the photos are so perfect in the rounded shape, matching the baubles added throughout.

AlinaLove – Merry Moments

I am just in love with the colour palette here, so non-traditional and I am a big fan of that. The word art made me smile, a perfect match for the fun photo. Her shadow work is amazing, really making all the elements come alive on the page and as I am a sucker for a bow, I love that big bow front and centre. The little bit of blended paint is lovely and anchors everything… I like an anchored page!

Laura O Donnell – 2022 Scrap goals

I am so happy that Laura came back to scrapbooking just as I am getting bedded in. I find her clean crisp style very inspiring. I love this monochrome page with just two teeny tiny pops of colour. Her use of a textured background paper makes it feel like there is more colour in the page than there actually is. The frame and Laura’s use of it are a thing of beauty and why haven’t I ever thought of doing this before? Now I am itching to try it out! I also really love her journaling – we all need to remember to have fun when scrapping.

Christellevandyk – Sunday School Crafts

How cute is she in her Peppa Pig mask!! Love the photos of her proudly holding her crafts. I love the colour palette here and the way that Christelle has used the template, all the scattered hearts and that wonderful cluster, with so many little flowers and elements in it! The subtle paint/texture on the panel really helps lift it off of the background paper and is that a rainbow tucked in?! So creative, I love unexpected hidden treasures in layouts.

Vrielinkie – Capture The Journey

I really love seeing pocket pages or at least pages like this one that use multiple photos and journal cards so well. I love the colour palette here – perfect for the photos, adding a subtle amount of colour. The photos make me so happy, bundled up walking on a beach is one of my fave places to be and their Dog looks so happy racing around. I especially love the way that she has blended ‘Life’ into the sand, so very very clever.

That’s all for me today, I do hope you will go and show these talented scrappers some love and spend some time browsing through the galleries. I haven’t done enough of that recently, work has been kicking my behind a bit! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you in December!! How did that get here so fast?

Claire x

Finger Pointing – November 26th

Good evening, friends!  I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving and a successful Black Friday!  I know y’all stocked up at all the Black Friday sales and events going on in our favorite stores…  now to use all those goodies!

Here’s my picks today…

Christmas by stormchaser

Ah Christmas.  I love everything about it.  I also enjoy seeing what everyone else loves about it, and this sweet story makes my heart warm!  Such a sweet story about Christmas traditions and family love… The layout itself is so festive and beautiful.  The clusters behind the star are absolutely perfect.  The big star holding the journaling is the shining centerpiece of this work of art.  I hope you all find it as heartwarming and lovely as I do!

Wow by amyjcaz

This is such a funny story!  I love the simple yet intricate feel of the page.  There’s white space, yet the grungy vibes make it interesting and complex.  The layering and shadowing are perfect, as well as the fun journaling.  I love the photo with the small frame in the forefront, so you know exactly what the focal point is.  The big question mark is the icing on the cake!  Super fun layout!

Merry and Bright HeatherH

This one.  I mean… wow…  Heather knocks it out of the ballpark with this one.  This is such a lovely Christmas layout!  Every detail is perfectly placed with care and expertise.  The shadowing is gorgeous, and the sweet photo completes the page.  Every time I look at it, I find something new I love.  The word strips and all the little ornaments… the ‘pot’ the tree is sitting in… the bows, the star… everything!  LOVE it!

Camdyn’s Laugh by garrynkim

If you need a smile, check this sweet smile out…  This page is absolutely happiness on a page!  That smile is absolutely contagious, and it could not be displayed more joyously.  The bright colors, the large photo, and diagonal paper strips make me giddy.  The LOL sentiment was literally made for this page!  This smile is what we all need in this world!

No by mcurtt

This is a gorgeous piece of art journaling…  I don’t know what the journaling says, but I don’t need to.  The overwhelming feel of the page is evident and speaks loudly enough to not need to know the words.  That’s something that is so special about scrapbooking… it allows us to creatively show our feelings… and it is such amazing therapy.  This is just beautiful.

Joy = Snow by rubygirl

This is such a unique way to display photos… and the fact it’s white space makes me swoon!  The tags hanging on that string are just gorgeous… as well as all the perfect elements and word arts.  It looks like they are having so much fun in the snow!  Such an awesome winter layout!

You guys… the galleries are FULL of gorgeous layouts right now!  Pour yourself a glass of wine, tea, coffee, or whatever you like, and go cruise through the galleries…  it will make your soul happy, I promise!

Don’t forget to leave some love on these layouts!

Blessings,

Heidi Nicole

Finger Pointing – November 23rd

Anyone else feeling ‘end-of-term-ish’? Despite the fact that I’ve got a couple more weeks before I finish work for a long overdue holiday, I’m ready! More than ready! And I’m hoping a break away from the rat race will recharge my batteries and give me a new perspective for 2022. But before I start winding down, let’s take a look at a few pieces that caught my eye in the galleries today!

A terrific mix of elements make up Street Story by TrishD. Wonderfully masculine!

Love Memories by extase is delightfully romantic with it’s soft pink and purple tones and pretty element mix. Gorgeous!

Sunsets are always pretty on a page and if there’s a reflection involved like Reflection by Tamsin, that’s a winner!

Grateful for Vision by grandma lynnie really draws me in with the focus on the eyesight chart. Brilliantly done!

Always on My Mind by RJMJ is a glorious composition of various blends. Truly striking!

Beautifully Broken by carolwenxin really puts a spring in my step with it’s pops of colour. Stunning!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and that they inspire you to create a piece of art of your own. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, they will really appreciate it. My very best wishes go to those who are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and as this is my last blog post for this year, my best wishes also go to those celebrating Christmas next month! Till next year, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – November 22, 2021

Brrrr!! My toes and fingers are little icicles right now. Hopefully, I can still type well. I know, I know – people living in colder areas are laughing at this right now, but the 40’s is COLD for Las Vegas and living in the desert!! Anyways…searching for some gorgeous layouts is helping me keep warm and happy. I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a wonderful time this week! I can’t believe the holidays are here so quickly!

So…here we go!!

My Travel Journey by Lady22

I really love all the little artsy touches in this layout! Using the paint brush of Big Ben next to a picture of the real thing was great – and I love the way she put a travel journal on the page as well. You don’t have to have any journaling to know that she really enjoyed this trip!!!

Rich’s Remembrance by Adrianita

This layout really touched my heart as my father has been gone for many years and I still miss him terribly. What I love about this page is that it has such heart, and the journaling is so perfect! I have a hard time scrapping with a lot of journaling and her tasteful use of a palette card on the right and a gorgeous picture of Dad on the left is perfect. I like the very thin line that is accentuating the picture with its clump of flowers. Beautiful job!!

Festive Market Finds by Geek_Girl

Ho ho ho!! I know it’s not Christmas yet, but I’m seeing so many pages appearing in the galleries! I loved this one especially because she used the tag for the photo! I love the sweet little piles around it, but that photo is so perfect for this! I feel like her shadowing is so great that I could pick this up and it would be real!

Winter Romance by Regina Falango

Ok, so WOW!! The artistry that Regina shows in this gorgeous layout is spectacular!! From the blended backgrounds, to the amazing photo and everything in between, this layout screams “BEAUTY!!” I love the sweet little birdie, and the artistry of the pink and dark pink flowers surrounding the picture. The twigs being used as a frame is a really artful touch! I don’t know how some of you artistry scrappers get pages like this done! Achingly beautiful!!

Let it Snow by Beaute

This was the very first layout I saw at Gingerscraps this week – and it went straight into the Gallery Favorites file. I’m telling you, I squealed when I saw this. I just LOVE IT!! Maybe it’s my love affair with the kid’s movie “Cars”, but those little beetle bugs captured my heart.  I can just about write a story about this! The bug on the left is the girly bug coming home from college for Christmas.  Or it could be the yellow bug dreaming of when she was young and fashionable. Yeah, I’m weird. Sorry – The artistry in this page is stunning! I love the texture of the background, that fat little birdie, the watercolor paint, and the title.  I think I have found me another artist to follow!!

Believe in the Magic by Iowan

When you see music notes as a background of a page, do you try to sing it like I do, or am I just a weirdo? LMAO. I absolutely love the way this page just screams of the holidays! The picture of the young girl with the big grin on her face is so perfect for Christmas. I like how she put the stamps together in a clump with the title and then highlighted the picture with journaling prompts, circle scribbles, strings and a wonderful snowflake pile!

Well fellow scrap artist lovers, that’s it for me!! Have an amazing day – and scrap an amazing memory today!!