Thursday, August 11, 2011

Welcome home map

To spread my love of maps to the masses, I made a little welcome home map art as a housewarming gift for my friend Andy. He recently purchased his first home, so a non-girly gift was in order.

I was inspired by this map that I found on Pinterest. The heart was a bit too girly, so I had to change things up to make it suitable for Andy.

I started by typing his address into Google maps. I used the snipping tool (Thank you, Windows 7) to take a screen shot of the part of the map I wanted.

Next, I inserted the image into Word and layered shape art and text boxes to create a "Home, first, home" bubble, complete with his new address. I blurred it in this photo to protect Andy's privacy.

I added a mat and a frame and his personalized housewarming gift was done!

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Transformation Thursday


1 comment:

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

What a great idea!! I heart maps!! This is such a thoughtful gift!!