A major story we’re working on in our family is visiting all 50 states before the kids are both out of the house… we still have 10 years for the littlest.
I love to scrapbook but I admit that the thought of creating a full travel scrapbook for each child and then one for my husband and I , is more than a little overwhelming. Therefor only a few small pages have been completed for the kids.
I recently attended a class on “stories”… and how important it is to tell your story in some way. And “ish”.. about how make it “sort of” a scrapbook is “story-ish”
So this prompted me to pull out this galvanized metal map I purchased from Michaels in early spring and make it “story-ish” telling the sort-of tale of our visits to all 50 states. We are far from done on our quest but here’s the start to our soon to be wall décor.
I started by tracing around the lines of the states we’ve visited already.
I cut those out and used them to determine which pics would fit best and traced around those to cut them out.
I didn’t have photos printed that would work from every state… so I just did what I was able to . I used Liquid Glass ( a liquid glue that I sell through my scrapbooking site here.)
Here’s a photo of a few of the states completed. I love the way it’s looking and will share an updated pic at the end of summer with a link back to this page. I did cover up faces just because my kids are minors and I try to protect them as much as I can…
Once 2 states are bordering each other- I am going back over with and Industrial style black sharpie. The Industrial Sharpies are alcohol and solvent proof so when I go over top with a clear sealer later, I won’t have to worry about anything weird happening with the ink.
You can find Industrial Sharpies at Amazon>> Sharpie Industrial Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12-Count <<< that’s an associate link but I really don’t get a payout from Amazon.
I hope you love this project as much as I do… I’m busy planning a few vacations for the next year to hit a few more states on our list 🙂