Sunday, April 29, 2012

LM - Time for a treasure hunt!

Good morning everyone... 
we have another great challenge going on at Lasting memories.  This one is all about a treasure hunt - scrap about something you treasure.  It could be family, a vacation spot, your home, a piece of jewelry... anything.  
When the challenge was first presented my instant thought was my family but I am always doing layouts on my daughter and immediate family members.  I pushed it to the back of my mind... the one story that continued to push forward was a game that my brother and I would play when I was younger.  Treasure hunt.... I am four years older and when he was between four and ten he would love it when I would set up a hunt for him.    I would start with a small prize (It never mattered to him what it was, sometimes it was even a forgot toy he had in his room) and then I would hide it make a clue to that spot, hide that clue, make a clue to that hiding spot and so on until I ran out of little papers... he would sit patiently in his room until the hunt was ready and then BAM... off he would go on his hunt.  Sometimes returning to check his reading but I would have to say that I will always remember the excitement on his face during those hunts.  
now I didn't have any pictures to go with the LO but I didn't want it to stop me from telling our story so... my LO has no pics... maybe someone in the family has one and If I ever come across it then I will make sure to add it.  
Of course I used my trusty Cricut for the cuts... Seriously how did I ever scrap and make cards before I had my Cricut.... now I often wonder how did I use it before I had my Gypsy.  The only bad thing about the Gypsy is I forget what cart I used for the cuts :(   (edited... found them... yeah for
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life is a beach for the treasure hunt and chest
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my world class mates for the journal section

I added some mircobeads on the words and chest to look like gold 
an X that marks the spot and dotted lines to follow
I hope you take a moment to join us at lasting memories... 

I would like to enter this LO into the following challenges:
Alphabet challenge - F feather
through the craftroom challenge - favorite technique (of course my cricut)

Sending hearts... 


  1. So many neat details on this layout rocked it!!!

  2. I glad you told this story even though you have no pics but this is a special memory!

  3. great layout without pictures.

  4. What a great story and layout. I love this and there are so many cute cuts and details.

  5. What a fun little story and layout to go with it!! Love that you added the banner! Gives it that playful feel!! I should try this. Scrappin' without photos!!

  6. Hi Kimberly!! I am so glad you still told this story, even though you had no photo's. I love this and what a fun story to share. Love all the added elements .. awesome take on this weeks challenge!

  7. What a fun little story!! My sister and i are also 4 years apart and we used to play this same game!! I love the microbeads, I am always looking for ways to use them and this is beautiful :)

  8. Great story and a fab layout Kimberly , love that treasure chest with the gold in . fab work Hugs Elaine

  9. Hi Kimberly,
    Love your LO! I bet your brother had a great time! Love the gold beads on the treasure chest!

    Lynne x x

  10. what a great childhood memory you have shared in your post :)

    this is such a unique card, I love the LO, colours and images.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along ::)

  11. Super cool creative layout! I love how you used the scroll to journal your story.What a great memory to journal about! Thanks for sharing your memories and Layout.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  12. I love your layout and the story is such a lovely memory!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  13. Very Clever! I'm lovin the micro beads on the treasure hunt. Doesn't Provo Craft make it easy??!! Love your story a treasure for sure. Sonja


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