Finger Pointing October 4th, 2023

I can not believe it is October already. A year ago I was running around with my head cut off right now planning for my wedding only days away. Now we are preparing for our first anniversary in a couple days on the 8th. It doesn’t seem possible. This year just flew by.  I look back at the memories made with my husband this past year and smile. I am truly blessed.

This week is going to be a busy one for me that is for sure. Not only is it of course my first wedding anniversary, but my son is graduating high school! which I am very excited about. Than as all us scrappers know this weekend is DSD! Which is something to be excited about! All the fun and games all the forms have planned! and not to mention the sales! who can avoid all the amazing things our designers have in store for us? does everyone have their wishlists ready? and their wallets? or maybe the hubby’s credit card…*hahaha* I won’t tell I promise!

No matter what, I truly hope each and every one of you scrappers out there have an amazing DSD this year. Have fun scrapping. Play some games! Learn some new things! Buy some new goodies for your collections! And make memories.

As for our picks for today boy do I have some goodies in store for you!

My first pick of the night comes from the Lilly Pad.

Sleep Mode by Ferdy

Sleep mode

I am loving this layout! I was drawn in by the clouds! Clouds have to be one of my favorite elements! Than the clusters and the cute elements.. followed up by the super duper cute photo! This layout is just super cute! Too adorable not to share with you all!

The second one of the night I found over at the Sweet Shoppe.  This one is by our very own Sheri

Gold Sunflower by SeattleSheri

I am always in Awe of Sheri’s work. Every freaking thing she does is a masterpiece! And I am also drawn to layouts where boy’s are the star of the show. Having a son, I often try to find inspiration in other’s work for my own scrapping. Sheri always makes the best boy pages and I draw a lot of inspiration from her!  I love how she can use flowers yet still make the page look manly! And I love how the sunflowers match the 17 balloons in the  photos! And I love the different facial close ups of her handsome son’s face! So well done.
For my third pick I traveled on over to Pickle Berry Pop where I found this beautiful layout
I love the soft colors. The layering. The sweet photo. The cute animals! The cluster with everything just so nicely tucked in! its just so well done and beautiful!
Last pick of the night comes from Oscraps
Beautiful - Love this Pic
I was drawn into this layout by the sweet little one in the blended photo! need I say more? How adorable! And a horse too? its like a two in one deal! I love the sweet cluster added and the title work! such a beautiful layout!
That’s all for me tonight everyone! Take care! Have a wonderful weekend scrapping for DSD! I hope you get a lot of Goodies in the sales! keep those memories alive!

Gallery Standouts for Sept 12th, 2023

And then suddenly in a blink of an eye it was September! Just last week it was in the high 90’s and even the 100’s here in Wisconsin! and now it seems that fall is here as we are experincing 60 degree days this week. So odd how that works! Yet I am welcoming the fall weather. I am looking forward to pulling out my jeans, boots and comfy sweaters.. and not to mention hoodies! Can’t wait to snuggle the dog on the couch under a warm blanket and sip on apple cider! I love the colors of fall here in my state. The bluffs are so beautiful! And my dog, Neelix, can’t get enough of the falling leaf buffet that mother nature provides for him!

My first find of the night comes from the Lilypad

I can by Roxana

I Can

I have been a long time stalker of Roxana’s work! everything she does is eye catching and down right amazing! (if you haven’t seen her gallery you should!). This one is no exception! I love her extraction here and how it sits upon the pencil so nicely and the colors used here! It is just so nicely done! And the stamp work… and stitching…There isn’t anything about this page that I don’t love!


For my next page I was searching the gallery at the Sweet Shoppe for inspriation when I stumbled upon this layout and just gasped!

Love This by Txcorey

Love This left

First of all that face! Can it be any cuter? I think not! and second of all the rich colors! I have to say the colors in a kit is what makes me buy it about 75% of the time. (the rest is the theme) And this kit is screaming buy me .. buy me ! to me! but than again I love a lot of Kristin Cronin Barrow’s kits.. she always has the most beautiful patterns and colors in all her kits! Anyways! I love the clusters the scrapper did on this page around the adorable cutie pie!

Next I made a little trip over to Pickle Berry Pop. Here I found this beauty

Tropicana by tizote59


I loved the photo of the sweet little girl making a goofy face! Life is too short not to be silly sometimes right? And I just love sunglasses photos! I loved the scrapper’s sweet clusters and how she scrapped in circle shapes! such a well done layout!


Last I traveled to Ginger Scraps. This is where I found my last layout for the night

Down Memory Lane by zanthia

Down Memory Lane

I loved the deep fall colors of this layout and the layering of patterned papers on top! The beautiful floral clusters framing the photo were a nice touch as well! and such a romantic beautiful photo! Just screams fall!

Well I hope everyone has a  great rest of their weeks! Keep filling those galleries with beautiful pages! I will see you later on this month! Kari signing out for now! Tata!!


Gallery Standouts April 26th

Good afternoon everyone! Kari here,. I can not believe that we are almost done with April already! This year is going by quicker than I can blink. My son turns 16 in a few days and we are preparing for his birthday. It has been kinda a busy week. On top of that I found out I may be a grandma later this year! And I have been going to Physical Therapy and OT for my hand injury I received in Oct at work. (I was given a mighty electric shock!),

I hope you all are keeping busy and staying happy.

It is still very much winter here in Wisconsin. We get a few tastes of spring here and there, but mother nature always reminds us that we live in the Midwest and winter can last 6 months or more! *L* But I am impatiently waiting the spring flowers and warm weather to appear.

This first layout reminds me that spring is coming sooner or later. I love the use of the flower cluster on one side of the page and the soft pastels. I am also a huge fan of starburst papers. They just seem to draw in the eye!

Grow and Bloom by pjm117

This second layout I found in the Lilypad gallery and it just made me happy. Rainbows are all the craze now days and I love the double rainbow elements and the stacking of the rainbow background as well.

Hi by MishSpar

For the next layout I made my way over to the Sweet Shoppe, where I found this beauty.

One Year by Jaye

I am in love with the design here, the colors and the crown! Such a well done layout design,

My last and final layout for today is that of

Friends Forever by Bright Eyes

I found this stunner at Pickle Berry Pop. If you know me, you know I am a huge dog lover. The cute poochie on this page drew me right  in! I believe everyone needs a good fur-friend!


That is all for today folks! I hope these layouts gave you a little bit of scrap inspriation. Until next time, scrap happy and stay safe!