Hello Creative Friends,
I’ve been seeing all the art made with maps around the web and on Pinterest and I’ve been wanting to do something along that line but I came to realize that maps are expensive just to do a craft with and I haven’t been able to find any old used ones anywhere. I know there’s a few scrapbook papers done in maps but I think those are too expensive as well. I just don’t think I’d do enough with it to justify my purchasing it.
My solution was to find a map/atlas book on the free bookshelf at our library. The book was old and the maps are probably so outdated that I didn’t feel bad tearing out the pages. The book was not in the best of shape.
I’ve been wanting to make myself a new weight loss journal so I started with a Composition Journal (which I normally stock up on after school starts and they mark all the school supplies down. I think I got these for 10 cents last year.)
I covered it with some of the map paper from the atlas book and some scrapbooking paper that I had. Then I embellished it a little bit. I used a Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have called, Sentimental Journey for the “Journey” and compass images.
I do better with my diet when I’m writing down what I eat and how much I exercise. Also I tend to keep track better if I have something pretty to write things down in.
Have a creative day,