Friday, September 5, 2014

Fives Challenge

There is a mini challenge this week at Anything But A Card - USE FIVE !
The Fifth Sunday Challenge... "USE FIVE"!! Use the number 5 or five items, five colors, five words... what ever FIVE represents to you. 

I decided to whip up a digital scrapbook page to submit.

5 "layers" - 4 papers plus the layer of photos and alphabet punches/text
5 colors - black, two grays, yellow and white
5 photos and 5 punches to make the paw print photo collage
5 letters in the name
Lastly, Kitty turned 15 this year, a multiple of the number 5!

I used the original version of My Digital Studio to create the page.

TIP#1: flip the photo you wish to use in the upside down heart punch portion of the paw to be upright on your page. If you don't flip the photo upside down before inserting into the heart that is upside down, the photo will be upside down on your page since the program "clips" the photo to the shape as if it were right side up. I'm not sure if I made that very clear ? 

TIP#2: make one circle punch then copy and paste it three more times so they are all the same size. You can group them together then enlarge or reduce in size as needed to look proportionate to the size of the heart punch. Once you are happy with the size and placement of the punches in relation to each other to make the paw print, you may want to group all of them together to move the around on the page as one until you get it where you like. Ungroup to insert each photo individually into each punch portion of the paw print. 

TIP#3: use stamps to create your own decorative background papers. I used overlays on two of them to give them texture then a cat stamp image on the third (though it is mostly covered up). All stamps were color coordinated to the paper layers.

Thanks for looking ! 


  1. Great take on the five challenge! I really LOVE how you used the challenge to make a PAWSitively adorable page featuring your furbaby! :)

  2. What a delightful piece Heather! The flipped heart is lovely! Thank you for joining in our Anything But A Card 5 rocked it!

  3. How did I miss this one?! What a brilliant idea to use the heart and circles as a paw! Another amazing layout!! And even though it's late-so glad you joined the challenge at ABAC!


THANK YOU for taking the time to leave your comments. I hope I've inspired you to get a bit crafty today ;)