Friday, July 24, 2015

5, 5, 5, 5, What's the number 5?

How many is 5?

Ok, I'm showing my age with the memory remnants of that Sesame Street song and the baker coming down the steps with the cakes and tripping!  Yep, I'm at the tail end of that Baby Boomer Generation!  

Anyway, over at Cut It Up it's all about numbers!  This challenge requires a number and of course a die cut!  I chose the number 5...…obviously!  Please visit Cut It Up for all the details of the challenge!  

I've never done a pocket style layout before, but I recently purchased a We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and I wanted to try this technique.  There are several videos out there and I encourage any of you who have one and are frustrated to check those out.  I feel there is a definite learning curve to this tool; but if we stick to it and find the technique that works for us, it'll be well worth it!

I know there are pocket pages out there to purchase, but I can never seem to go the conventional route.  I actually enjoy re-inventing the wheel when it comes to crafting.  For me, there is a certain joy in discovering my own way of doing it.  Ok, that's really my mature way of saying this:  Down deep I'm a 2-year old screaming, "I'll do it myself!"

This layout is a synopsis of my little grand-girl being 5.  The first picture was from her birthday when she received her art easel through a trip to the zoo right before her 6th birthday.  This sort of pocket layout is a perfect way to show off lots of unrelated pictures tied together with a number theme.  This layout is also perfect for using the last bits of retired/stashed papers and embellishments.

My die cuts are from the following Cricut Cartridges:
Text "When I was" - Birthday Bash
5 with Flower, "five" and square five - Graphically Speaking
Heart from DS

Papers and Cardstocks from CTMH:
Dream Pop (2013 promotion)
Canary, Sweet Leaf, Pixie, Crystal Blue, Daisy White, Honey, and Fundamentals

Other CS:  DCWV Glitter

CTMH Embellishments:  White Shimmer Tape, Lagoon Washi Tape,  Flamingo Dots, Brushed Metal Flower, Pink Flower, Baker's Twine, Thick Pixie and Lagoon Twine

Other Embellishments:  Bo Bunny Gems and Spare Parts Sequins

Stash (Unknown) Embellishments:  Flower gems, Flower Button glued to Bo Bunny Gem,  Sparkle 5 Chipboard Piece, Heart Paperclip, Blue Stick-on Letters, Flower Gems and Purple Button

Inks:  CTMH Honey, Pixie, Sunset and Canary

Gel pens, adhesive, CTMH Page Protector, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, Adhesives, CTMH Chevron Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, and Various CTMH Flower Stamps

Ok, so that's the #5!  That is how many 5 is!  5 Years Old -----Not yet 6, but more than 4!  You got it!

So, how will you interpret this challenge?  We can't wait to see what you do with this!  One Happy Cut is sponsoring our challenge!  Check them out for some really fun dies, stamps, stencils, etc!


  1. Such a Wonderful Layout! I LOVE the different uses for the number 5!!! Super CUTE!!! :)

    Theresa (CIU DT SISTER)
    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. You always come up with such great pages!!

  3. Your daughter is the cutest thing, and it looks like you're giving her lots of really cool experiences to enrich her life. This is a great layout. Good for you for creating your own way!


    1. Thanks, Evelyn! And double thanks for the compliment of her being my daughter ~~ she's actually my granddaughter! You are so good for my ego! hahahaha

  4. Fab color blocking LOs and wonderful "5" and "five" die cuts!