Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Zachary's Birthday Cake

I finished my page for the MDS Monday challenge #6.  These are pictures from Zachary's 4th birthday.  He is such a cutie and was super happy to get a Tom and Jerry cake. 

This was the sketch.  As you can see I substituted pennants for the hexagons, but I had used a lot of hexagons lately so I decided to switch it up.   I like the way the sketch placed the photo boxes, cute.

One tip for this page is moving papers around in a punch.  When you use a paper punch with real paper, you get to position the punch over just the exact place on the paper you want to punch out. Maybe you want a certain color to show up more or to get a certain flower or pattern in your punch.  Well, the same is true in MDS.  When you paper fill a punch, you will automatically get the center of the paper.  But if you wanted a different area, you can change that.  Just double click the filled punch and you will get a screen like this...
just move your mouse around to get the highlighted area to be exactly where you want it.  In my case I wanted the number 4 to show up on the number papers and so I moved the papers around to highlight the 4.  Silly I know, and probably I am the only one who would notice the 4's but that's me :)
I also wanted a little something more in the bottom right corner, so I added some balloons in White, but reduced the opacity to 33% so they are there, but not really distracting, KWIM?
Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Very cute! I love the banners going across the page.

  2. Awesome! I love your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

  3. Yay - these banners are an awesome element to span the page where my hexagons were.... I agree with Heidi - great interpretation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at MDS Monday.

  4. Your banners are great, love the zig zag added to them. Love the downloads you used, and, could that little guy be any cuter?! Great pictures.

  5. Oh, so cute! I love your take on the sketch with the pennants in place of the hexagons - what a great touch! Fun, bright, cheerful page :) Thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday!