Saturday, August 24, 2013

082413 CKC Challenge #1 Blog Hop!

So glad you are joining us from over at Stacy's to 
take a peek at our August Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1
It's an exciting one: Geocaching Challenge!  
Use the concept of "something hidden" on your project!

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants 
use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other 
navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, 
called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.
 (If you ask me, it's Hide & Seek for grownups!) 

 I have been working on pages that will eventually go into an album
that is just about me. This page will be included! As soon as I read the
challenge I was thinking of a map-like grid that could be referenced with
a letter & number system. I immediately thought of this Jenni Bowlin 
paper and snuck it onto my design table. (shhhh!) 
And Hey! How come no one makes a geotag PUNCH?

 A closer look...

Lots of fun little bits on here!

You can see the "key" in the top left corner. 
Each location's coordinates plus the year of what is represented.

The baby elephant with the party hat on? 
I was born in Washington DC, so the flap reveals a White House!

The light bulb? 
I grew up in Maryland, hence the little red crab :~)

The flowery heart?
Married my high school sweetheart in sunny Florida.

The two baby elephants are for the births of my daughters, 
represented by little pink hearts.

And today? I am happy, living here in Michigan, 
also known as "The Mitten" (check an atlas & you will see why.)

Now get your hop on to 

All of the links are available at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog! 

And please let me know what you think of my take on the prompt :~)


  1. Wow what an unusual layout and a fun idea. I've bookmarked this one!

  2. WOW indeed. A stunning idea. And yes - geocaching is just like a grown-up treasure hunt - without "real" treasure!

  3. really like how you cut flaps into your page. Loved the treasure .

  4. Just about the most clever and darling LO I have ever seen. ;) TYFS! ) -A

  5. Such a clever page. Love the pull tabs and the grid paper is perfect for this.

  6. This is ridiculously brilliant! I love this page. Such a wonderful way to document bits and pieces of yourself, especially if you don't have actual photos of events.

  7. what a great page! So clever, I love it.

  8. I love this LO!!! I love those geo tags. What a brilliant page!!

    Blessings ~~ dawn

  9. Such a cute fun layout. And Kelly Purkey through Simon Says Stamps makes a geotag stamp.

  10. So fun! Your layout reminds me of a fun board game, love it!

  11. Wowwwwaaa! This is fantastic! I have to admit that when you texted me the in progress pics I was a bit confused, but the final product here is genius. Love the significance of each "door" and the metal key next to the graph key. Such a unique take on the prompt.

  12. ingenious!!!! what an amazingly thought out take on the prompt - you win for originality for sure! love it.

  13. ok-I am soooooo loving this...I"LL SHOUT IT-LOVE THIS! Gotta Pin to Pinterest if that's ok!

  14. Amazing page and brilliant idea !


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