Thursday, 28 July 2011

Love Map

So I found this & thought it was an unreal idea.
Especially because Daddy Moz was going to throw out our old street directory from 2008!
So I came up with this


I would have liked to use a white frame & black cursive writing, 
but when you need to make it straight away because your excited, 
whatever is lying around will do. 
I did sand the frame back and mix a little green paint.




Check out my tutorial HERE





Danielle

113 comments:

  1. I'm your newest follower! I found you on "Boost my Blog Friday" (Last week's since this wk hasn't posted yet). I just started blogging myself but have a great start! Stop by if you get a chance:
    http://yesyolanda.blogspot.com/
    I REALLY love this idea! Can't wait to try it! Such a simple/easy craft & my husband & I DID meet, marry & now live in different locations! Thank you soo much for the idea!

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  2. oh my goodness, i love this! My husband is from the Bahamas and I am from California and we live in France, so this is perfect for us! Great idea

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  3. I love it! I'm visiting from tt&j. I linked up a map project tonight, too!

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  4. I really love this, I want to do it for my house! I pinned this on pinterest and featured you on my favorite things today :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-ive-been-pinning-today.html

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  5. Now that is awesome! I'm putting this in my idea files. Would love to have you link to my party this weekend too! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html

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  6. I love this! and the felt owls too!

    jamie@ theletter4.blogspot.com

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  7. What a sweet idea--very clever!

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  8. SO cute!

    Deborah
    upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com

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  9. Great idea! Pinning this for sure! :)

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  10. What a fabulously sweet idea! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  11. how cute! i love the three locations and the sayings under them. so great!

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  12. LOVE. I'm totally stealing this idea. :-)

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  13. Creative endeavor there in more ways than one;)

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  14. How cute! I just pinned your super cute idea...love it!

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  15. i'm obsessed with maps, and am always looking for a new way to use them as art!! Your project is so creative! Thanks for posting this!

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  16. Oh my gosh! thanks for a great idea! I was trying to find a nice "paper" Project for my first anniversary with hubby and I think Ive found it! Looks so great!

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  17. This is such a cute and creative way to document the little details that we usually don't pay attention to. thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. I just saw this pinned on Pinterest last night! Small world!

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  19. Found this through the Delightful Order link party and LOVE it! I saved it in the files to do. Thanks for the idea. I'd love it if you come check out my blog too!
    darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

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  20. I love, love, love this project! Precious! I'm gonna have to do this!!!!

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  21. Would be wonderful in my bedroom - thanks for the idea - Jennifer

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  22. Hi! I stopping over from Creation Corner! Great idea! My husband LOVE maps so that would be a really cute idea to do for our anniversary. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. How unique and wonderful! I may have to do this, sometime! Thank you for the idea!

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  24. I just love this! It's definitely going onto my craft to-do list. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  25. Love this!! I can't wait to make one! Such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. This so cool! You have inspired me to make something similar!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  27. Love this idea,,,,,daughter is getting married next month and this would make a great gift......maybe for Christmas or next year's 1st anniversary! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  28. Such a cute idea! I love this!

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  29. Oh I love, love, love this! What a clever way to use old maps.. and the sentiment is sooo sweet! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/08/pink-hippo-party-41.html
    I am your newest follower!

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  30. Love this idea and will repost it :)

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  31. Super cute! I love that you labeled them. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. This is so pretty! I'm a military spouse, and I could see modifying this for maps of countries. :) So great!

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  33. I love this. Such a great idea.

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  34. Love the idea of using the places that are important to you as a couple. Very cute!

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  35. i LOVE it! thanks for sharing!

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  36. Love it! I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH party this week! Congrats.

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  37. I totally know what it feels like when you're excited about an idea! I think my heart rate goes through the roof :) This is incredible... one of those showstopper pieces that is both meaningful and beautiful!!! I cut up an old atlas and framed all the places my hubs and I have lived. Your idea is so much more meaningful!

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  38. This is fantastic! My 10th anniversary is coming up and hubby is a map collector. Perfect gift!

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  39. Love this! Can't wait to make my own rendition of it! :) Thanks. I'm a new follower!

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  40. My son just got married -- this is SO darn cute -- will definitely be filing this idea away for future use!

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  41. Love this idea! Our wedding Anniversary is next week and I would love to make this for my hubby. Thanks for sharing.
    Jen
    http://www.Lakehouselove-jen.blogspot.com/

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  42. So cute! I'd love to find some old maps to do this too.

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  43. LOVE MAPS! LOVE THIS! = )


    Kristi
    4eighteen.com

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  44. This is great! Maps are such a fun medium to use:)
    Lindsay
    craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  45. What a great idea! I love it. Looks like I'm off to find some maps! :)

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  46. Thanks so much for linking this up at Tuesday Time Out. It's being featured at tomorrow's party. I hope you will come link up again!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

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  47. Love this idea! Just pinned it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  48. I love this idea! I am totally making it! Thank you for sharing. I hope you will link this up to my Delights Me party at Doodles & Doilies!

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  49. What a beautiful idea and project! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  50. Love this idea!
    www.bahousewifery.blogspot.com

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  51. I love this sooooo much I pinned this baby up right away. So cute and fun. Come and link it up to the party that I am co-hosting today here

    http://tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-and-share-linky-party-1-co-host.html

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  52. I saw something similar on Pinterest and I have it Pinned!! Love it! I really want to give it an try as a 1 year wedding anniversary. :) You did a great job!

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  53. OMG!!!! I am totally in love with this project!!! I am gonna go ahead and apologize for stealing it!!! thanks for the inspiration! Whenever I create it, i'll link back to you!!!

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  54. Love, love, love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Pinning this and definately doing this!

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  55. That is just so awesome! I am featuring this post on my blog, come check it out :)

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  56. Love this!! what a cute idea!!

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  57. Love this!!!! I don't see the instructions for it...??

    Thanks!!

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  58. Just saw you on Tip Junkie - this is perfect, as I have friends who met in one place, moved / now live in another, and are getting married in yet another place. It will be PERFECT!! Thanks for the great idea!

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  59. This is gorgeous! Can I save a picture for inspiration? It's a great anniversary present idea. Love it!

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  60. I love it! I've seen this idea before but I love your twist on it! I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-5.html

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  61. This is adorable! I'd also like to invite you to my Mommy Monday link up party. Please come and show what you've got :) http://momommamoney.blogspot.com/2011/08/mommy-monday.html

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  62. This is ingenious!! DH and I have three different places for each of the times too so this would totally work for us! Thank you!

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  63. Love this! Can you email me a tutorial? Please?
    Craft challenged,
    Katrina
    goodtwintrina@yahoo.com

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  64. i love this. i def want to do this.. what a wonderful idea!

    itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com

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  65. Such a sweet idea! I love this idea! I found you at TT&J, I also have a link party going on at my blog, and wanted to invite you to link up if you would like!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  66. I love this idea! I think I have to do this!

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  67. Found you through the weekend roundup...Love this, it's so cute. And I know exactly what you mean about getting excited about a project haha!

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  68. This is perfect! Saw it on TT&J and had to stop by. I've seen a lot of map art with no explanation for the reason the places were chosen, so I {love} this! Thanks for sharing...

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  69. What a romantic idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  70. I love your maps! Just checked your blog out, you are so creative! I'm a new follower!

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  71. OK, so you have like a bazillion comments, but I just wanted to also add how clever that was! We've been moving around everywhere and I've been trying to think of an way to "honor" all of our homes and places, and something like this would be so fun to do. Thanks,
    Jaime

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  72. You inspired me to put my own twist on it with embroidery and dates, check it out!
    http://diytheory.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/we-met-we-married-we-live-2/

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  73. way cute! I would love you to link up at Tell me Tuesday!!!
    thanks
    ash

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  74. How did you cut the maps out in hearts so perfectly? Fold in half and cut? What did you make the blue tape labels out of- free hand writing? LOVE THIS! Contender for 5th anniversary gift. But since we aren't married, thinking We Met (Fort Lauderdale). We Loved (Chicago). We Live (Boulder).

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  75. Hi all,
    Danielle here. I will be doing a tutorial on the Love Map real soon. Hopefully next week.
    Stay Tuned & Check out my 1st Giveaway, it's a beauty! (that's great) is Aussie!!

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  76. I love this idea! Can't wait to try it out myself!
    myheartasamom.blogspot.com

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  77. Great idea! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Today!

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  78. Just found this on Keeping it Simple (Motivate me Monday) - All I can say is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to try this. Come link your ideas up at my link party if you'd like http://stirizsisters.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,
    Corie @ Design DNA

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  79. I love this! There is something so wonderful about maps, great job!

    Amy from www.houseofjacksons.blogspot.com

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  80. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional on Confessions of a SAHM. You've been featured, so stop by and grab a brag button!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/features-from-last-weeks-tuesday.html
    ~Macy

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  81. Brilliant, totally going to do this for my boyfriend for Vday. He'll love it! Thank you!

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  82. How cute, and fun that you can use a single street directory to do that! (We got married 2000 miles from where we met.)

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  83. How much do I seriously love this? What an awesome idea! New follower!!
    Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-2_02.html

    Have a great day!!

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  84. This is absolutely wonderful! What a great idea and repurpose at its best!

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  85. That has changed my life. I need to make it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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  86. Love this! However, the link to the tutorital doesn't work. :(

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  87. Wow, what a popular post! I found it looking for creative uses for maps and really liked it. I've linked this to my globes and maps post today, well done!

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  88. Love it!! Will make a WONDERFUL present for my husband!!

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  89. that is something i definitely need to do for hubby for valentine's for our anniversary--thanks for the idea--clever!

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  90. love it! might have to try it! ^_^

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  91. this is amazing lol! came acroos ur blog as i was looking 4 present 4 my husband. will try 2 do this one...

    thnx so much

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  92. I think it would be cool to add where we are from. Definite consideration for our first anniversary this year!

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  93. Danielle, I found your site via Pinterest and stayed awhile to look around - you're so talented! I just made a birthday gift for my mom using this tutorial as inspiration. I ended up cutting out silhouettes of the states where my mom and her husband were each born, and where they now live. It turned out great!

    http://www.mycraftysoul.com/2012/01/5-diy-wedding-or-anniversary-gift.html

    Thanks for being inspiring!
    Melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa, I just had a look at your maps. They turned out great!
      I'm so glad that I inspired you. And I'm very jealous that you have a silhouette machine, it's really hard to get over here.
      Happy Crafting!
      Danielle

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  94. I found this on Pinterest.
    I am a Geography major and I'm getting married in two months so I thing this is really neat and I am going to make this for my fiance. I'm thinking about getting a little larger frame and including map hearts for where we are each from, met, engaged, and wed. I also think it would be a neat idea to be able to add smaller frames hanging from the bottom for places we've lived, major vacations, or where are future kids are born. As we travel more and our family grows this project can grow with us. With Bing Maps or Google Maps you could do this for anywhere in the world.

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  95. Thanks you for this Love Map, i done it with pleasure for our wedding birthay and you can see my version onto my blog tomorrow ;-)

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  96. SO unique! Love this and can't wait to make ours! THANK YOU for sharing! Pinning :)

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

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  97. Wow! This is amazing. I would love to create a love map one day as well.

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