Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I wanted to share with you the gift I made for my brother for Christmas. I had seen something similar on Pinterest in which they had used maps of important places and a family tree. It gave me the inspiration for this idea.


For the first frame I cut a heart around the portion of a map of California which had the town we grew up in - Livermore. I punched a heart from red cardstock and glued it where the mark for Livermore was on the map. I stitched the map heart to the background paper (on which I had printed "Sweet Memories") with red floss.


For the second frame I did the same thing but with a portion of a map of the city of Livermore which had the street our home was on - El Caminito. I tried to place the red heart where our house was on the street. For the caption, this time, I put "Home Sweet Home".


For the last frame I made a collage of pictures in Photo Shop of my brothers, sister, Mom, Dad and I.


It was fun to make and I think it brings back wonderful memories!

Supplies used: frame - Michael's; patterned paper - my stash; sentiment printed on computer; photo collage done in Photo Shop

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10 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

This is such a thoughtful gift Esther.. Shows a lot of love has gone into it.. Your brother must have loved it...

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Esther, so glad you're back missed ya!! I hope you had wonderful wonderful Christmas and New Year!! OMG!! your brother had to of loved it, and how special!!! TFS and glad to you you back:)
Hugs,
Norma

Donna said...

Esther, this is a great gift! I may use this myself in the future! We do a lot with genealogy and this would be really fun to mark out the map of our family and how we traveled West!

Thank you for sharing. I've never been to Pinterest, but I have a friend who said I'd fall in love all over again with crafting (if that could be possible!)

Blessings,
Donna

Mom said...

What a beautiful, heartwarming gift. Your brother loved it, I know. No better gift could be given than one that is made with love.

Dilsaver Designs said...

I just love the maps in the shape of a heart, such a special gift :)

Donna and Sara said...

That is just amazing. Such wonderful details. What a thoughtful gift.

Sherrie K. said...

What a wonderful gift Esther! Wow, I can tell you put a lot of love and heart into this project! Very nice and SO special!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

JustYolie said...

I just love the use of the map! I purchased K & Co.'s Sweet Nectar pad just for the map papers! :)

girlia said...

very nice

cklopping said...

This is so special! What a treasure to hang on one's wall! There is no place like home!