Saturday, August 3, 2013

CKC Challenge #1 - Let's geocache!

Well, hello there.  Thanks for popping in to see the first layout from my August kit, "Office Max".  Challenge #1 over at Counterfeit Kit is to create a layout using the idea of geocaching.   A few years ago, I would have had no idea what this was all about, but my sister clued me in.  She and her family geocache quite often and enjoy the challenge of finding a hidden treasure out in the world using coordinates.  To translate this to scrapbooking, the idea is to include hidden elements within your page.  I struggled with which direction to go with this, but found some inspiration from this Heidi Swapp video here.  Heidi to the rescue!  This was just what I needed to jumpstart my creating.  Here is my layout:

If you look closely, you can see where some things may be hidden on my page.  Yes, that tab will lead you someplace else.  Go can peek!

There's my son and his signature smolder that he keeps making for the camera!

Let's see who we find on the other side...'s my little beach bunny!

And here's the complete layout opened to reveal all the cuties inside...

My husband, the mechanical engineer, paid me more compliments on this one than I ever remember as he  was super impressed with my page with "moving parts"!  It's also a great design when wanting to include many photos on a page.

Hope this inspires you to take part in our challenge.  Be sure to show us your creation on the August Mr. Linky.  Happy Scrappy Geocaching!


  1. Excellent way to incorporate more pictures! Love it!

  2. High praise, indeed, from the engineer!
    I like the "clue" of the pic tucked behind but still showing. Great way to get the whole story on one 12x12!

  3. I saw the photo peeping out and assumed it was a pull out but how much more fun is your open up band! love it

  4. This is a very creative way to add more photos, I love your layout !