Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Need Ideas...

So now that I'm home from traveling the country, my life seems a lot slower and definitely boring at times. As of now, I do not have a job, so my days are filled with a whole lotta nothing.  I wanted to do something special to always remind me of my amazing year, but I'm stuck on what to do.  So, I need ideas!

I recently came across this,
and thought about getting a map of the United States, and some way marking each place I visited, then put it in a cute frame like this one!

Also, being a crafter, I'm a huge fan of Mod Podge.  I saved all my plane tickets from the entire year, and thought about Mod Podging them onto a canvas. Kind of like this
but more organized and with plane tickets, so the items will look more similar. 

I also collected bumper stickers from each university (except for 2--i forgot!), so I thought about making a collage of some sort, but don't really think I'd want to hang that in my room or house... maybe an office one day!

I collected other things and will be putting together a scrapbook, but I wanted to be more creative.  So any help or ideas would be welcomed!


  1. Good morning from Tokyo!

    I *love* the ideas you're tossing around so you can remember your travels. I may borrow some of them myself~as long as you don't mind.

    It seems like you want to take these pieces of your travels with you to work and maybe as you grow in house and home, so maybe use the first idea, but in a more traditional matte and frame as opposed to the heart? Not that I don't love the heart...I think it's a unique way to display your map art.

    Whatever you do, or however you choose to display your maps, I know it will come out beautifully!

    Best wishes...



  2. How about making a memory board as an art piece that you can frame and mat? I really like your blog!