They say things look best gathered in odd numbers (you know Fibonacci and all that jazz). That is what this post is all about! Here is a collection of projects all featuring FIVE of something.

Five Photos

I printed the same photo five times in sepia tone and layered it on the page to signify the many layers of my marriage. Though the page does not elaborate on this in detail, we were once divorced and have since remarried. These separate relationships are again repeated metaphorically with the division of the page into two sections. 

I submitted this for MMM 09–didn't make it but I am really pleased with my submission and how all of my pages turned out! This page was for the theme of “I Believe” and I did send in the original. So this one is probably landfill fodder now BUT I made sure I had enough supplies to replicate it so that will be happening here pretty quick! LOL I think I did some of my best work for this submission (and I got some scrapping done too! LOL)


Adhesives – PVA by LineCo, Glue Dots, Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner, Foam Squares by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives, Scotch ATG

Transparency – Hambly

Patterned Paper – Basic Grey, KI Memories/Love, Elsie, My Mind's Eye, Dream Street, Collage Press

Cardstock – Bazzill

Punches – EK Success

Die cuts – Accu-cut (birds), Sizzix (felt flower), Quickutz Silhouette (words)

Paint – Ranger Adirondack

Pen – EK Success Zig Writer

Trim – May Arts

Fabrics – Joann's Fabrics (felt), Levi's 501 Jeans (denim)

Fonts – Dyspepsia, Will & Grace, Machine Script, Thiamine (all from

Ink – Colorbox Chalk Ink

Photo Editing Software – Adobe Photoshop 7.0


Five Sizes

Five sizes of circles that is! It can be anything you want to have 5 sizes of but I’ve used circles on this one. (three sizes of red circles, the big green circle in the back and the circle journaling spot).


Paper – A2Z Essentials, Basic Grey (red)

Punches – Stampin Up, EK Success

Journal Spot – Heidi Swapp

Take Out Box, Tiny Alpha Stickers – EK Success

Felt Alphas – American Crafts

Cardstock- Bazzill

Brads – Queen & Company

RicRac- Doodlebug


Five Kinds of Embellishments

This layout is of Matthew, I only had four photos and I knew I wanted a strip of this striped paper through the middle somehow. I used rows of the embellishments to help divide the page even more. 

  • Diecuts 
  • Stickers 
  • Buttons 
  • Brads 
  • Ribbon

All of the paper, journal spots,buttons, and labels are from the Sept Polka Dot Whimsy kit.

Other supplies:

Rubons, Brads – American Crafts

Rub On Letters – Scrapworks

Paint – Making Memories

Pen – Martha Stewart Crafts


Five Flowers

Okay, I hear ya…five flowers isn’t really challenging, right? Well, how about 5 flowers on a boy page? Two of the flowers have “Boy” brads in the centers – one is a robot and the other says “Funny”. Two use some hand painted Christmas buttons I have had in my stash for YEARS and the last one is a crocheted and dyed flower I bought from Starr Altered on Etsy last year—this is one of the last ones I have from that set of 16!!

I also used 5 techniques on this one: borders, paint, inking, funky titles, and splitting the journal box.


Five Patterns

I used five different patterned papers on this page. From left to right…

  • Kraft Paper –

    Scenic Route

    It actually has flowers printed on one side that I thought were horrid so I covered them up. 

  • Orange Swirls -From GCD. These are scraps from the “Family Ties” page I made yesterday. 
  • Green Print –
    Scenic Route
    I just got this in my Polka Dot Whimsy kit yesterday. It matches perfectly! 
  • Rust and Green Dot – Another GCD paper scrap left from the “Family Ties” layout. 
  • Brown and green floral. Also from GCD. I really like this paper even though it is what I would call “old lady”. I have no fall pictures so I just had to match the colors. 

The “Backyard Sign” is from Karen Foster and the willow transparency is Fancy Pants (also in Polka Dot Whimsy Kit). The scalloped edge and cardstock are from Bazzill. I did the scalloped circle using Fiskars Cloud” Paper Edging Scissors.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Simple Five Fridays #6 – A Collection of Five

  1. great layouts!!! i’m glad you like your polka whimsy kits :) you know i love mine!!!

    Posted on September 12, 2008 at 8:27 pm
  2. Matthew just cracks me up with his “gnome” friend. Your last several layouts with Matthew taking such an interest in the gnome are too cute! he has a little buddy…

    Posted on September 12, 2008 at 9:59 pm
  3. YOu never cease to amaze me with your talent. I am scraplifting all of these!!! :)

    Posted on September 13, 2008 at 4:20 pm
  4. I really like all of these pages, but I especially love the first layout the one with you and your husband and your touching story.

    Posted on September 15, 2008 at 3:48 am