Monday, January 23, 2012

Map to Your Heart Challenge

Hello and welcome, I'm sharing a project today that I made for the Map to Your Heart Challenge in a Moxie Fab World which ends at midnight tonight. I wanted to get this finished much earlier but I'm living a life interrupted these day, lol. My project is a mini album and the front and back covers feature maps per the challenge requirements which also asked that they be used in an innovative way. I'll let you guys be the judge whether I've used them in the correct manner, hope so. I will say that I absolutely loved making this album to hold pictures and mementos of our "future" trip to Paris. The dh and I feel when our last wee one goes to college, and we are officially empty nesters, that we are due a vacation of a lifetime. How's that for some moxie? :D

Here's a breakdown of how I made the covers, the map images are from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque Map paper and a map page I found in the Sweet Nectar 6x6 paper pad by K & Co. For my front cover I featured the two map pages and some shabby goodness. After I created my base using the reverse side of PP Daily Junque Map I placed a strip on the binder from the DJ map page, using the map page from the Sweet Nectar pad I cut a section featuring Europe and framed it with a chipboard postage frame. A heart trinket pin marks our future destination of Paris and I tucked two more behind the paper roses for some added love. The sentiment on the Webster's Pages postcard which says, "la vie est bonne" meaning "Life is Great" was the perfect way to express how life will be when we are in the City of Lights. Now for the back, I used the map page from PP's Daily Junque and accessorized it with a stamped compass image which I colored with Copic markers. The clear stamp stickers were pulled from a scrapbooking kit and they add the passport feel I was looking for. Since this is a Parisian themed album I did some "faux" stitching on the back cover with my trusty Zig Writer for a little interest and I should add that I "faux" painted the chipboard frame, on the front cover, with Smooch. ;) Here is one more picture with a close up of the map on the front of my mini album.

Hope you enjoyed my entry for this challenge, I'll be posting the pages throughout the week and sharing how I created those on my blog. I'm a huge fan of projects like this and my mojo is flowing so I just might end up in mini album overload, lol. Have a super day and remember to "do something creative every day" because it's good for the soul.
Take care,

Front Cover Supplies:
Covers: Book Covers by 7 Gypsies
Paper: Daily Junque Map page (Pink Paislee), Sweet Nectar World Map page (K&Co.), Webster's Pages Postcard Set (courtesy of Lilsweetpea's Blog Candy)
Accessories: i & adore from Paper Girl sticker market, Paris letters from Maggie chipboard alphabet pink newsprint, die cut patchwork heart from Paper Girl die cuts (The Girls Paperie); Eiffel Tower from Bonjour-Icons Sticker Sheet (Kaisercraft); pink crystal heart & heart trinket pins (TE); paper roses (Recollections); memories metal signage (Making Memories); brown seam binding (Prairie Bird Boutique); pink ruffled ribbon (May Arts); Corners (T!m Holtz/idea-o-logy); chipboard postage frame (Maya Road); Pool & Taffy Smooch (Clearsnap); 3D foam dots and Zip Dry paper glue

Back Cover:
Covers: Book Covers by 7 Gypsies
Stamps: You Are My Anchor set by Just Rite Stampers
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessores: Copics, Zig Chocolate Writer (Kuretake Co.); clear stamps from Destinations Scrapbooking Kit (Paper Studio)


Maggie Armstrong said...

Far too beautiful! Adding your blog to my favourtites!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Lisa. Love the map, the blue frame, the stitching... just perfect! :o)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! What beautiful mini covers Lisa! Love the travel theme and your eye for detail! I'd say you surely rocked the challenge!

Lisa M said...

Trip of a lifetime for sure! I just love your use of the map Lisa. It's fabulous what you've done here. The layout is pristine and that smooch frame shimmers so beautifully. I really love that heart pin in the center of the framed map too. Very classy shabby chic locator.
I just might be more excited about your trip than you..LOL. This was great fun to admire.
Really looking forward to the upcoming page. :D

Off to do something crafty...
Lisa xxx

Jeanne J said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog - had to check you out! Wow your album is gorgeous! I love all the details - from the little heart pins, the fancy metal album corners, to the pieced heart. Just gorgeous - this will be treasured for a lifetime!

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to the Map to Your Heart challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you "mapped" out some time to play along! :)

Margaret said...

This is amazing (I feel like I say this every time I visit your blog!) and I love the 'stitching' of the papers! How fun to prepare your album in advance!! My youngest is in 4th grade and I would lose the album before she graduates! Can't wait to see those pages!

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