MDS Monday – Map It Out

I love to play along with MDS Monday and follow their challenges. This week’s challenge is to use a map on our project. Here is the sketch

map sketch for MDSM78 challengeand here is my version

digital scrapbook page using a map as a background and incorporating 14 picturesI love that the sketch has so many photos on it. This allowed me to put a whole year worth of photos from our granddaughter’s freshman year at college. I did a screen capture of a map of the area where her college is located near Boston and saved it as a jpeg. Then I added a square punch and resized it to 12″ x 12″ and photo filled the punch. I decreased the opacity to about 70% so that the colors of the map wouldn’t conflict with the photos. The smaller photos are 2″ x 2″ square punches also filled with photos. Instead of tags on the corners of the larger photos, I added antique brads (122164) to ‘hold the photos in place’. Minimal supplies are needed to create a page like this. The square punch and arrow come with the MDS software.

Now it’s your turn. Visit the MDS Monday website for the details of the challenge and get to creating. Then upload your project to their site. If you do, please leave me a message so I will be sure to check it out.

6 thoughts on “MDS Monday – Map It Out

  1. Tami Hewlett

    Sue, I love your page! What a great idea to document a year at college. (I need to do something similar for my kids!) Love the way you tilted all your bottom photos, and the way you added a title to your arrow. Thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

  2. Sue Post author

    Thanks, Tami! :o) This is a fun sketch. I can think of a lot of events that can be documented this way.

  3. beth rush

    Great Page Sue! I love all the photos that highlight the year at the bottom of the page! Lots of good times to remember! Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday!

  4. Sue Post author

    Thanks, Heidi! I love this sketch. You could quickly make a scrapbook of a child’s school years by putting the school picture each year as the focal picture and then putting 12 pictures down below that were taken throughout the year. The only hard part would be deciding which 12 pictures to use.


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