Finger Pointing-March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! Hope everyone had a fun and lucky day. I always count it fun when I can chill at with a glass of wine and craft on any level or spend time with the family.

So I’m going to sneak into you inbox really quick and share some gorgeous inspiration with you as the galleries are just brimming with all kinds of gorgeous eye candy!!!

 A New Fragrance by Designer AnjaDD –I admittedly love most things that even suggest cherry blossoms.  This bold background choice with  the red paints mixed in and the pops of black stamps/paints with the scattering of the florals.  It just begged to be stopped and admired.


Fierce by Mijo–Our friend is this photo is showing us just how FIERCE she is.  I love that the photo has similar color palette to the background paper.  The clusters are fabulous and shadows amazing.

18 y0 by Roxanna--Love photo in this layout! It feels like it has a subtle sepia undertone to.  I’m thinking that 18 may not be all it’s cracked up to be, but love that this pensive moment was captured so perfectly and the design of the layout completely supports this mood.  Little bit of darkness, a whole lot of light with new growth and hope shining through.

 Fantasy Creature by Susan-s3js– This layout screams creative FUN. No boundaries, just pure freedom of creating.   This type of creating is not a strong suit of mine, and I’m always in awe when others create these fun layouts that I also feel always have a depth of meaning (but then I do tend to analyze most things for the meaning, lol).

Challenge 7 by kythe– This layout really spoke to me.  The softness of the layout reminded me that balance has a sense of fragility.  But the pops of color reminds that we are strong enough to create it and live beautifully.  This layout beautifully depicts the meaning of the word art.  The brushwork is gorgeous and love the stenciled look of the flowers as bold but subtle accents.

Last but not least and everyone go ahead and join in… and do what this title says…. Stand Up by cutiejo1. Let’s all join in, listen to the music and have our own dance party.  These extractions are fantastic and the movement on this page is amazing.  I feel like we are part of the audience. 

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the day!  If you have a moment, swing by the galleries and leave these fabulous artists some love.

Until Next Time. . . . . . . 

Esther aka mywisecrafts











Finger Pointing – March 16th

Hello lovely scrappers.  Cheryl here to bring you today’s post.  Can you believe it’s the middle of March already???  Where does the time go? Is it just me or does it seem like it was just Christmas?  Time flies by so scarily fast, doesn’t it?  That’s one reason I love to scrap and I’m sure I’m not alone.  We can magically capture a moment in time and isn’t that wonderful?  Now, who’s ready to see the “moments in time” I’ve captured for today’s Finger Pointing picks???

I’m kicking off my post for today with This View by jcaruth910.  Isn’t this layout majestic?  I’d love to be able to go to this location and see this with my own eyes!  I especially love it when a layout uses a “real” photograph!  I know we can’t always achieve that, but it’s a “wow” when we can!

Tones of Green by Scrapdolly is simply delightful.  The photograph is wonderful, and the couple looks so happy.  Being surrounded by nature always makes us happy, doesn’t it?  I really like the way “nature” is surrounding this couple in the beautiful blending.

Senior Pictures by Breoni is my next pick.  Talk about bolts of color – I absolutely love that and everything else about this layout!   The pictures are so handsome, and the torn paper and neon title work really add to the “guy feeling” of this page!  A winner, indeed!

Reverie by Zanthia is truly beauty on a page!  The wonderful image of the young woman, with the flowers in her hair, surrounded by the perfect elements.  The heart element hanging on the wall and the outside border add the perfect touches, too.

Colorful Sunset by Annsofia is simplicity at it’s finest.  The lone tree, surrounded by the beautiful pastel color wheel is really an eye catcher!  The subtleness of this layout speaks volumes’ and so does the title work.

Words as Petals by Ria makes me think of the lyric “flowers in her hair”.  I simply love the floral hair piece and the photo effects used on this page. The surrounding flowers and beautiful blending make this page so soft, but still dynamic.

That will do it for me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks and if you have time, click on the name of the project and go leave these artists some love.  See you next time,


Finger Pointing- March 14, 2023

Hello all! It’s Addie (agoymerac) here with today’s shout outs!

The first page that caught my eye was “stonce” by Grażyna Wrzask. Everything about this, from the photo, the layers, and the shadows… just perfect! 

Next, “Story Challenge-Punta Pescadero” by shannonroller made me stop and admire. I love the look of the older photos in this wonderful design. The brush work makes it feel like a vacation advertisement. Great page!

Next, “Last Year” by KatL has such a gorgeous, earthy vibe! Fantastic!

Next, “Request Denied” by aerobigirl put a smile on this cat lover’s face! Smashing design and the journaling explains a cat so very well. Love it!

Next, “love our traditions” by lcpereyra has such a cool color scheme, fun elements, and a great photo and story! Scrapbook perfection!

And finally, “meow” by norton94 has such a fresh and fun design. I love the large title and all the goodness within. Great job!!

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

Finger Pointing – March 13th

Happy Monday!!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! I feel like I haven’t been here for a long time. Of course it doesn’t help that I missed my last post lol. Life gets a little crazy sometimes, ya know. I’m really trying to squeeze in more time for scrapping these days and one of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is by spending time in all the galleries. There are so many amazing pages and picking standouts gets harder all the time! I hope you enjoy my picks for today!


Wonder Woman by caapmun
How cool is this page!! I am so in love with this amazing art journal page! The different shades of purple are so beautiful and I just adore the overall theme! Amazing use of the bits of ephemera and paper pieces! The buttons are such a fabulous touch! Gorgeous work!!


Cherish Today by Chaos Lounge
This page is absolutely phenomenal!! I just keep looking at all those gorgeous flowers layers! So many beautiful colors and styles…amazing!! The word strips add such a cool touch and I adore her use of the paint behind it all and those sweet butterflies! This is incredible work!!


Defi AnnaColor by cyanne22
This layout is so very lovely!! Her blending of the big photo into the background is absolutely beautiful and the framed photos are stunning. I love the way she has them tucked in to the background paper and all the amazing texture! This is so perfectly scrapped!!


Warm and Cozy by Glori2
I really adore the beautiful colors of this page and that big cutout is fabulous!! Such sweet photos and journaling! They are precious! I love the torn patterns on the side of the page and her gorgeous cluster work!! This is such a beautifully creative page!


Remember to Breathe by Tiffany Scraps
This page is just so pretty!! I love the photo perspective and her wonderful journaling about a super challenging time for everyone! Such a great thing to document!! I adore her use of the string and sweet cluster! The paint on the background makes everything pop!!


Shine by Sterkeurs
How beautifully scrapped is this page!! I love all the gorgeous pink misting on the background and her beautifully layered elements! The black and white photo is just perfect with those lovely colors! I adore her use of the ribbon, fabulous title work, and perfect shadowing!!


And that will do it for me today! I hope you 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- March 11th

Hi everyone,

Please enjoy my top 6 for today.  Hope all is well.  I’ll get back to you later with wonderful description on each pages. It’s been a very busy day for me and it’s already Sunday (1am) in my side of the world.

Thanks and have a great day/night!  This is Beth a.k.a kewl_jive bringing you today’s gorgeous gallery standouts.

Unfinished Limited Edition by Scribler

Sunshine in my soul by designbylime

Hey by biancka

Kindness by Carolwenwin

Live Love Laugh by HeatherH

TTGIWTY by crazycat1126

Finger Pointing – March 10th –

Good evening (afternoon/morning wherever you are!!!) Cynthia- MrsPeel- here, after quite a long time absence, health is not on my side and the world is imploding…well, nothing new here LOL, but with family (both blood & chosen) help, surviving once again, and hyper delighted to be back here with you! I just had an injection of beauty to my day with so much talent we have in the communities, I’m now almost ready to share with you some of it. I will be adding a few more as I saw we missed a couple of days, and is Friday and the heart sings with so much inspiration!!!! Hope you enjoy!

Gonna start with one of the most amazing ladies in the whole industry, someone who has not just a gift bringing elegance and fabulousness to her pages, but is a huge delight to have in any community, Anne Marie aka A-M with this absolutely gorgeous, 1st class beauty of a sunshine. The combo of doodled lines, shiny sequin’s scatter and the transfer bring the gorgeous image (even though she thinks is not a great one, I disagree!)  to attention and the whole page is pure beauty!

Another marvellous talent, I will never forget she was the first page I picked when I started here at blog, and have been amazed by her with every page since. This is from Carol aka Iowan, shining a light with this brilliant composition. This comes also with that emotional attachment I always make a point it is, to me at least and a few others I know, one of the most important things in the industry…we share our family lives and feelings, and seeing children & grandchildren growing up into young adults, it always moves my heart! The page has so much show of talent, the pristine extraction, the amazing way in which the background pattern is continued in her embellishing, a super cute cluster on top right and those text path letters from Liz I am so, so in love with!!!!! Topping it with all over marvellous shadows….Everything shines to perfection!!!!

This next one gives me complete pleasure as I am very rarely able to highlight this talented girl, I am sure she is one of your favorite inspirational people too, I know I have been a fan for over 10 years and the difficulty in choosing just one page from her is a constant dilemma…. This is from Lisa aka ArmyGrl, a page she appropriately calls Quality Time, I chose this one as it is a celebration of their wedding anniversary (again, that sharing of our life that bring us close!)  The photo is such a fabulous shot, giving us a glimpse into the beauty of the scenery, the warm feel of woods cabin featuring so perfectly, and on a close up of those super cute mugs…I want one!!!!!! The beautiful framing of the image, the addition of gorgeous elements clustered elegantly and a semi-hiding title…all with perfection in shadows all around, the heart carries on singing!!!!

More ultra fabulous talented people with Marilyn aka mcurtt with To the Girl I was Then. Here again she shines with an out of this world beautiful back in time photo, the black and white and intense contrast makes a beam of light and is so perfectly in sync with the elegant  embellishing, , the perfect way in which she combines more corporeal elements with inked stamps and the beauty of the word art and strips, more perfection in the shadows… just wonderful all over!!!

Another one of those talented ladies I have been admiring for a very long time, one who allow us to live a bit of her life through her pages, is Sherly aka nietis with meh, proving once more the power of our scrapping, the ability to create extremely beautiful pieces of art from not so beautiful or even down right depressing moments, feelings…. I am sure I can say all of us have felt or still is feeling one of those moments… I love the gift some people have to translate this feelings in pages like this, combining humour with marvellous choices of  different textures, LOVE the cluster she created with the top felt board, the photo angle that brings a strong pop of colour (and her beauty!), the detail of that speech bubble makes it even more amazing, and the journaling so heartfelt… hope you get a well deserved rest!!! The page is most definitely awesome!!!!

Next page is from a more recent discovery, but equally marvellous, fast gaining a space in my scrappy heart, is SweetChar with Enjoy Each Day, a show of absolutely awesome creativity, the marvel of this composition based in numbers…a super sweet photo (I always have to remind myself she is a mum… always think she is 16!!!! sweetness indeed!!!!) Love how greatly she shadowed those numbers giving amazing dimension to the page, how beautifully she framed the photo, the perfection of that base cluster with so much perfection! Love the framing of the page with the flowery pattern border, there is so much to look at, so much to discover, all so elegantly placed, love the composed title, and the “brooch d’or” in that beautiful little cluster in the bottom right…..everything here is beyond fabulous!!!!

More music to my heart finding this page, another one of those more recent sisterhood binding, but big time regardless, shining with her talented soul in a brilliant photo-less page, is Cheryl aka Cherylndesigns with Space Cadet. Love the light she created here with the space doll and multitude of black word strips, the glitter stars banner giving more shine, all together oozing love!!!!

Next one is such a beauty, a perfection of memory keeping with a collection that makes me wanna jump to shop, I always think the family history pages need one of those black and white, more neutral base and everything shining in this page is just it!! It comes from another talented lady we have been enjoying for quite a whole now, Olga aka Jam-on-toast  with Kindergarten. This is actually  a gorgeous double pager , this is the left side, you can find the right side here. The photo has this melancholic feeling, a beautiful tiny face of a sweet younger self she shares with us, a super elegant embellishing in details added with perfect shadows, and wonderful body of journaling to share her story and feelings…. this is the kind of stuff that makes my heart sing even louder!!!!

To finish with today’s post, last but never least, actually a first class talent, her pages always a fabulous show of elegance, her personality shining through all those pages that makes you want to invite her in, is ClaireG with Still Changing. Love the background paper with all the definitions, the different text sizes give dynamic to the page, the photo with her honest, beautiful smile shining here, the details added as a base and the cluster bringing the eye to the photo, all in perfect harmony with that word strip, so much beauty!!! I think there is a bit of journaling in that tag, in between my old age sight and my neurological issues I can’t tell for sure, but she gives us in the page description she is turning 50, and that feeling of feeling comfortable on our own skin, I can sign under that most definitely, and her wish to learn more too… surely you will, my dear girl, I am 14 years ahead of you and can tell you, we keep learning and keep changing! Gorgeous, amazingly gorgeous page with a feeling I wish we could give to every woman no matter what age!!!

So this is all from me today, hoping to be able to be with you soon again, and also that you enjoy the post and find inspiration for your own! Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!









Gallery Standouts March 8th 2023

Good Night everyone, Kari here. Can you believe it is March already? Seriously! Time is just flying by so quickly!

It’s been quite crazy around here weather wise, Mother Nature is being a typical woman and can’t make up her mind weather wise! One week we get dumped on with 8 inches of icky eww white snowy mix of snow and ice and then the next week it is in the high 40’s and 50’s and feels like spring where here in Wisconsin it is nearly short weather! (lol). Crazy Mother Nature then changes her mind again and decides to cruse us right when we get use to the sunny days … another mix of snow. Yup! that is right tomorrow we are suppose to get another 8 inches at least and than more this weekend. Ugh! I was hoping for an early spring. I guess not.

Well onto the picks for this wonderful March night, as I have an early morning ahead of me. I have orientation for my new job tomorrow and my first full day afterwards! Yippie skippie!

The galleries were packed full of wonderful layouts to choose from today I had some tough pickings but here were my choices


Year 5 by Scrapping with Liz

Year 5

This first amazing layout came from Liz at the Lilypad! I was drawn in by the super adorable cute photos! The whole page just brought a smile to my face and brought so much joy to me this evening.

Spring by pixleyyy


For My second layout of the night I traveled over to the Sweet Shoppe where I found this colorful explosion of happiness! I just loved the springy colors! And OMG look at those cute toesys! This page just screams happiness and sunshine! so well done!


You & Me by Zippyoh

you & me

My third pick I found at Pickleberry Pop. I loved the pie chart template she chose for her design and that ADORABLE teddy bear paper! What great photos of the couple as well! and the floral clusters! Such a well put together and stunning page! I love the colors and stamps as well in this page.


Kath, My Friend by Jill

Kath, my Friend

Last page was found at Ginger Scraps. Jill scrapped this beautiful page in honor of her friend Kath. I love the stamp work mixed with the messy paints and beautiful cluster framing her friend. Such a stunning page to honor such a treasured friend.

That’s all for tonight everyone. I hope everyone has a blessed night and a wonderful rest of their weeks where ever life may take you! Take care and keep scrapping those memories! Kari signing off till next time.