Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Been There, Done That...Map LO

This is my Travel/Vacation Layout for the March CropChocolate Chocolatier's Monthly Challenge.
From Been There

It incorporates both travel and vacation. I wanted to document where we (as a family) have gone together in the USA. I have started with trips my husband and I have taken and added trips that have included our boys. I really love how it turned out. I have been wanting to do something like this for a while. I even started cutting a map out by hand using a 4 states done. Then I got a Silhouette! One of the first images I bought with my newly acquired download card was the puzzle map.
Supplies used:
BasicGrey Wander CollectionBrown Ink
TONS of White Thread
Two Pieces of Kraft Cardstock
i-rock by Imaginisce and crystals
Arrow Photo Turn (pretty sure it is 7gypsies)
Thickers Remarks Shoebox Chipboard Letters
How to:
Cut out the puzzle map several times using different pieces of Wander cardstock. Piece it back together on a sheet of kraft cardstock alternating the patterns.
Stitch a border(hand stitched thanks to a lost bobbin).
Cover plain chipboard letters with an additional piece of patterned cardstock.
Adhere letters to kraft cardstock.
Stitch arrows to point the "there" and "that".
Marked places visited with crystals.
Using an additional sheet of kraft cardstock construct a little book to use as a key.
Decorate with Wander chipboard stickers.
Use photo turn to keep it closed.
Ta have a map that you can use to track all your adventures!!
Additional Photos:

From Been There

From Been There

From Been There

From Been There


  1. I love the states page! You have inspired me once again! I think I need to get a new cricut cart! Beautiful!

  2. Great idea. I have to search for the puzzle map download now!

  3. I saw this over on the Silhouette blog. I just got married 6 months ago and we had a 3.5 week road trip through several states for our honeymoon. I've really struggled with what to do for our hoenymoon album but your LO has definitely given me some inspiration. It's brilliant!

  4. WOW!
    you are very talented! I love the map!!

  5. The Silhouette has a state puzzle map? I know what I'm buying as soon as I get home from work!!

  6. Such a creative page and a great way to keep track of where you have been!


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