Finger Pointing – September 10th

Incredibly sorry to be running terribly late today. I’ve been a little scatty all week and I had a diary reminder for my post today which alerted me mid afternoon but yeah. It’s now midnight. Life! So… keeping it short and sweet today by simply showcasing my picks.

Big City Life by Ana Santos

One in a Million Child by dotcomkari

Birthday Girl by Jam-on-toast

Priceless by myssp

Bookworm by marijke

Your Father’s Daughter by bbe

I hope you find all these pages as inspiring as I do! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – September 5th

Hello scrappers and welcome to the “day after Labor Day” if you live in the US.  It’s been a long weekend for us and we’ve had some fun, all hanging out together and I hope you did, too.  So, if you’re like me, today is not Monday – it’s Tuesday.  I’ll be confused all week.  Haha  Let’s get right to it on this Tuesday and let me show you my picks for today.

30th Anniversary Page 2 by OKate is my first pick for today.  What a wonderful anniversary this must have been!  These photographs are beautiful and I love how many of them are on this page.  Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful page – definitely a winner!

Birthday Girl by LynnZant is my next pick.  I just love this happy layout, with the larger picture surrounded by the smaller pictures.  The delicate elements, journaling and title work all tie this page together so beautifully!

Bonjour by Lynn Grieveson is my next pick.  I love it when our designers scrap and I see their lovely layouts in one of the galleries.  This page caught my eye with the single photo and the beautiful fall colors, the word art and journaling.

Glamour by Grace is just well, “glamorous”.  What a beautiful image and the blending on this page is superb.  The delicate flowers and the lovely quote all combine to make this a perfect layout.

Lazy Days by Ozegirl is a joy to the senses.  I adore these bright colorful pictures in the round frames and that close-up is beyond adorable!  What a perfect, beautiful seaside layout this is!

You Decide by *sylvia* is my last pick for today.  WOW!  What a spash of wonderful color and vibrance!  I love the grunge and the boldness plus the word art going down the page on different angles.  Great way to finish today’s picks!

That will do it for me today and I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks.  If you get a minute, you can click on the name of the page, and you’ll be taken to their gallery where you can leave some love.

See you soon,


Finger Pointing – September 4th

Hi all and happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and, if you had a long one, I hope you enjoyed it!! Mine was half good, half a series of unfortunate events haha. I’m glad to have some time this evening to dive in to scrappy things and spend some time in the galleries!! I hope you enjoy my picks for today!

Bodleian Library by Vrielinkie
Such a lovely photo and beautiful perspective!! I love the stamped background and her use of those arrows at the bottom and top! Lovely cluster work and I adore the added string element! So beautifully scrapped!


In My Backyard by Wombat146
How gorgeous is this page!! Her blending work is absolutely stunning and the stitching is perfection!! I adore how the stamps are so beautifully blended with the photo and the texture is fabulous! Such a wonderfully scrapped page!!


San Francisco by tativero
How stunning is this page! The colors are amazing and I am in love with those vintage cars! The pops of color are absolutely fabulous and the texture is beautiful!! Such a lovely page and so beautifully scrapped!


Town Streets by ksacry
This page is just phenomenal!! Such a beautifully blended photo and stunning colors! The cracked and work texture with the brick and wire are just perfection!! Absolutely fabulous page!


Big Splash by nana_vg
Such fun photos and beautiful bright colors!! I love the gorgeous paints and fantastic title work!! Her cluster is so pretty and I love the scattered elements! This is just perfectly scrapped!!


You Got This by amyjcaz
Love that first day of school photo!! This is such a cool page! I love her use of the stamps on that amazing background!! Fun use of the speech bubble and word art strips! Fantastic page and hope they have an amazing year!

And that will do it for me tonight!! 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 -September 1st

Happy September 1st!!!  Can’t believe how fast this year is flying by and that we are already starting a brand new month.  This week has been a tad crazy for me, but I sure did want to slide into your inbox with some gorgeous inspiration from the galleries (and they are overflowing with so much more).


You Color my World by garrynkim

First up is the gorgeous black and white photo with subtle hints of color added back in.  I love that the bouquet is in color and the side cluster to the left is beautiful.

Surviving the Chaos by HeyJude

OOOOeeeee can I ever relate to the word chaos.  Love this gorgeous artsy layout.  That grungy background is beautiful and the clustering is fantastic.  This is a perfect blending of multiple patterns within the background paper and elements combined with the cluster.  Use of the black and white photos is perfect for this layout.

Hello Lazy Summer by bcgal00

I love this super adorable photos of the dogs playing and enjoying their summer day.  background paper choice is perfect fo the photo and that fabulous cluster with all the messy strings is drool worthy!

You by cfile

I have and will always be a fan of a gorgeous vintage vibe and this layout does not disappoint.  I love the mixed media background that is used here and the central location of the cluster!!  And a gorgeous black and white photo is always a hit.

A Thousand Words by keepscrappin

I know, here I go with more black and white photos.  I love all the layers in this vertical cluster.  the journaling/word art is perfectly place.  I love that the background is a muted monochromatic feel with that bold pop of the orange.  Stunning effect.

Believe in Your Dreams by Scrap by Irre

Sigh, all this blending is fabulous. The placement of the blended photos with the clustering totally gives this entire layout the dream like vibe.

Hope these layouts inspired you. If you get a chance, stroll through the galleries this weekend to obtain more inspiration and swing by and leave these fabulous artists some love.

Catch you next time,

Esther aka mywisecrafts

Finger Pointing – August 30th

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! I hope that you are all having a great week and staying safe, especially those of you who may be feeling the effects of Hurricane Idalia. I can’t believe we are at the end of August. I’m not sure where summer went, and I’m pretty sad to see it go, but I have to admit that I adore fall colors, especially in scrappy products! I look forward to seeing them fill the galleries. As for this next to the last day of August, I think I found some pretty amazing pages that seem to capture an end of summer feeling as well as some precious memories. I hope you enjoy them!!

Live & Learn by zwyck
Isn’t this page absolutely precious!! How adorable is she with her book! I love how the paint so perfectly matches the book! Her blending work is gorgeous and I am in love with that globe and it’s fabulous texture! Beautifully scrapped page!


It’s the little memories by 01lousmith
What an amazing photo!! Her layers are so perfectly executed and I just love the clip on the frame with the stamp element! Such gorgeous textures and colors! This is really just so lovely!!


Rocky Coast by Romajo
One of my favorite scenes! I love her use of the patterns on the scallops and how they mimic the waves in the sea. Such a sweet cluster and wonderful use of the stitching. So beautifully scrapped!!


Sd-frolic-kimchaffin by kchaffin
I really just adore this big beautiful photo and how it is totally the focus of the page! Her use of the scattered flowers and simple elements is just perfection!! I also really love her journaling and how it just wonderfully captures this moment in time!


Benji and Nora by MaggieMae
Such a precious photo and so perfect in black and white! I absolutely adore her use of the paint and stamped elements and how beautifully everything just draws your eye to the photo. This is so sweet and perfectly scrapped!!


Summer Memories by CindyB
How fabulous are all those scalloped pieces!! The colors are stunning!! I just love all her beautiful cluster work along the edge and that precious photo!! Such a gorgeous page and wonderful memory!!

And that will do it for me tonight!! I hope you enjoyed my picks and will leave a little love for these amazing artist!! Enjoy the rest of your week and until next time, see you around the galleries!!

Finger Pointing – August 29th

Happy Tuesday!

I hope today finds you well.  I notice mornings are bit darker.  And evenings seem to come a bit sooner.  As Liz mentioned yesterday, a change in season is in the air. Lol – but typical of this time of year it is chaotic with 100 degrees one day followed by rain and 80’s the next. I too look forward to Autumn and sweater weather!

As I look at my gallery standout picks for today, I see pink backgrounds and pops of blue along with touches of orange.  The palettes are a bit romantic and vintage, and a little bit dreamy.  I see butterflies dancing across the page and absolutely marvelous digital collage and graphic design!

First up is “Rose Garden” by Mijo.  The horizontal flow, the nearly monochromatic pink (with green foliage) and the mix of modern with vintage stood out to me.  This layout is very lovely and has such wonderful depth with the arty background that seems to fade into a mist.

Rose Garden by Mijo

My next two picks are examples of digital collage.  “Far Beyond Your Dreams” is perfectly tilted as this work of art has dreamlike qualities.  The butterflies dancing across the page are wonderful, dimensional complements to the blended flowers, stars, and background.  The blue and gold palette is exquisite.

Small Child is a marvel!  Gazing at this is like walking through a botanical garden – there is much to take in, new details and patterns with every shift in focal point.  Gold and blue are strong colors here too.  But while I will say Far Beyond Your Dreams is dreamy, Small Child has a harder, graphic-design edge to it.  Both achieve marvelous dimension and beckon you to look deeper and deeper into the layout.

Far Beyond Your Dreams by Migueline

Small Child by Jlholden15

The next two layouts are very different styles with “here I am” having a shabby chic, vintage vibe and “Movie Time” being very modern and graphic.  They have something in common, though – they both take advantage of diagonal flow.  That slant adds such visual interest to both of these layouts.  AND, they both wisely use black and white photos.  While the photos are the focal points, they do not clash with their backgrounds.  Nope, the entire piece is a cohesive work of art.

here I am by *sylvia*

Movie Time by Navaja77

Last but not least, is a beautiful scrapbooking work of art and memory keeping layout by Rae.  Love pours through this layout.

Hold this moment by bcgal00

Till next time my fellow artisans and scrappers!  Happy crafting!

Lisa (Armygrl)


Finger Pointing – August 28th

It’s been a lazy day around here today, the last public holiday until December. How is that even possible… but it is! Our weather is changing and I’m probably in the minority but I can’t wait for Autumn. The rich, golden tones, pumpkin spice latte’s and sweater weather! In the meantime, I’m about to show you some cracking summer pages before the turn of the season, together with a few showcasing some darker tones like those I’m waiting for!

First up is By the Shore by adrianita. Love the vertical display of beachy elements, the torn frames and the obvious fun that the children are having! Such a delightful, feel-good page!

Best Fun by tracermajig is also a terrific vertical design. Love the watery backdrop, the circular cut out and all the little tropical details that adorn the super cute photo. Simply amazing!

Love the linear design of Het Zomerhuis by Myammeke. Traditionally a Project Life format, the grid works so well in documenting the fun of splashing about in a fountain! Love that the minimal elements allow the photo’s to completely tell the story. Wonderful!

Using patterned paper as a backdrop is a skill in itself because it’s so easy to lose the finer detail of a page. Not so with Sunny Days by scrapapicture! Super neat layers form the base for the gorgeous image, ensuring that the backdrop doesn’t detract the eye from all the glorious details. A beautiful page that makes me smile!

Despite all my years of scrapping, I’ve still to master the blending aspect. Whether it’s my own images that just aren’t suited to blending or that it’s just not a style that comes naturally to me, I don’t know, but I look at pages like Loch Lomond by Applechick with awe… a stunning page that’s just so wall-worthy!

My post wouldn’t be complete today without sharing Early Autumn by veer. Love the backdrop, those beautiful, muted tones and the choice of elements that make up that terrific cluster. So, so beautiful!

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