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Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Hello everyone...First I want to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day...I'm not Irish but I always wear green on March 17th...I think that makes me an honorary Irishwoman at least one day a year!!!

I am hosting the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast again this week and I have chosen a fun challenge this week....Transform a Map...into something wonderful!!!! Maps are so trendy now...they have been used to make all kinds of things, for example:

1. You can make flowers from a map.
2. Create a background or use it on a layer or two.
3. Paper piece a dress for a girl image
4. Use it for die cut or punched trim
5. You can use a map to create a * I miss you across the miles * card or a safe travel card. 

What if you don't have a map....you can use the map in a telephone book or print one off the net.
See...you have no excuse not to play!!!

I used a map of New Orleans from a trip we made over 10 years ago....I used it for the background of my card along with the motor home image from Rupa Shevde's Are We There Yet ? set from Gina K. Designs. The image was colored with Copics and the die cut direction signs were cut from Pumpkin Pie and Hawaiian Shores card stock. I cut the message bubble by hand and the sentiment  is from the same set. The twine and button finish it off.

This is also for Cath's  Moxie Fab World's Speech Bubble Challenge....check it out over at the Moxie Fab World's blog!!

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!!!!

13 comments:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Joan,love the fab image and layout.xxx

Tammy said...

Aw what a cute card and very clever suggestions where to get a map! Love the fun arrows!

Marilynn said...

I love map cards! You made a clever one here. Nice layout. Great ideas for maps. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Temple said...

Such a fun challenge and card! Love the arrows.

Linda Palmer said...

What a cute card. Love those papers, so perfect for your image. Great job Joan!

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Joan …. what a wonderful background map and I love the motor home and those fab arrows… the twine and button are perfect embellies… it's a wonderful design! :-)
Hope you have a good week !!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Dianne said...

Hey Joan very kool card,I love using maps, I have a bunch of National geographic , I just watched Karolina Stopyra from Scraps of darkness, make a hand cut paper flower,thanks for the idea thanks for the inspiration, have a great day..

Helen F. said...

Great card, Joan. Love the map challenge and will try to join in on the fun. Of course I have maps ~~ probably older than yours from trips :)

Kimberly S said...

Super fun card Joan, love the map background and the cute motor home! :) hugs, Kimberly

Dawn Easton said...

Totally fun and fabulous, Joan! Love this!!! So much to look at!

Lynn McAuley said...

How fabulous!! I love what you have created with your wonderful map background!!

Love the soccer pictures with your grandkids, too, Joan! I miss those days of sitting in the bleachers!!

Michelle Wallace said...

It's a lovely card! Love the design and colors! :D

Cath said...

Hey Joan! Thanks for linking this up to the Speech Bubble Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)