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Monday, August 15, 2011

I've been Everywhere Man.....

Can you hear Johnny Cash singing the lyrics to that great old song? Now I've got it stuck in my head!  My family and I love to travel.  Whether it is a local day trip, or a far away place.  We enjoy seeing new places, meeting the people and learning about the area.  We especially love that there is so much to see right here in the USA!

So I created a mini-album where we can keep information about all the states that we have been to visit.  Now in order to count as a visit, we have to actually have been there.  A lay-over at the airport does not count. LOL  I was surprised to realize that we have been to more than half the states!

Creating the cover for this album was a lot like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.  I used my Silhouette SD to cut the map of the states. This shape is awesome, it cuts out each state. I re-sized it to fit on my album cover and then cut it out in white and then several colors.  I used the white to lay down on the cover.  This was a great geography refresher too!  LOL

As we visit a state, we add one of the colored pieces on to the cover.  The more traveling we do, the more colorful the cover will become!

Inside the album I'll be creating pages with special memories of the visits we have made to each state or region.  Here's one of the pages about a trip to California.  Some will include photos, and some just journaling about our funtastic adventures!

I can't wait to do some more work on this book!  And of course I'll be humming along to "I've been everywhere, man!"  :-)

Cardstock: Red River
Digital Kits: Great Escape Bundle and Great Escape California by WM Squared Designs
(if you travel, these are awesome kits for scrapping your memories!)
Chipboard Album: Oriental Trading Company
Ink: Colorbox, Stazon, Faber-Castell
Electronic Die Cutter: Silhouette
Shapes: USA_puzzle_0644


  1. wow...great project. the california page is awesome.

  2. This is a cool project Cathy. pinning it too! :)

  3. This album is gorgeous! What a great project.

  4. This is awesome. The album is amazing! You have been all over the USA - I think I can count6 or 7 states and that is it. I'm having a blog party this month for Silhouette’s April Free shapes and one of the shapes was the USA Map. I would love if you would (or if you’d let me) link to this project as an example of how to use the shape. Thanks! http://www.maggiemugginsdesigns.com/2012/05/silhouette-free-shape-blog-party.html


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