Sunday, January 01, 2012

Our Journey...A Piece of Art for My Husband

This Christmas, I wanted to give my husband something special. Something to show him how much I care for him and love him, and love to be with him. I remembered this pin I saw on Pinterest, where someone had cut out hearts in maps of all the places they've been.

Such a great idea as we've been to a few places and love to travel. This is what I came up with. 

I used black and red to match our bedroom which we recently organized and redecorated. (This post will be coming up soon but here's a sneak peak.)

For the hearts, I used an old atlas that I found at my local thrift store. I cut a heart template out and traced the hearts onto the maps and went to town. In our travels we've been to Toronto, Jacksonville, The Bahamas, Mexico, Ireland and Paris.

At the top I used my Cricut to cut a heart around Winnipeg. This is where all of our trips start from and where we call home. 

In May when we went to Ireland we made a pit stop in Paris for a day to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.

I think he likes it, I know I do. I'd love to know what you think. 

I'm linking up to the following sure to check them out!

Thirty Hand Made Days    

five days five ways | feature friday free for all  Ladybird Ln

One Artsy Mama

Creations by Kara


  1. What a great way to chronicle a memory...thanks for sharing. I am follower # 7...whooo hoooo! Stop by anytime, cause' I love meeting new blog friends. Lori

  2. I made one of these for my husband too, awhile back. He really liked it and so do I!

    Yours is really cute!

  3. Thanks guys! Thanks for following Lori :)

  4. Love it. You're awesome.

  5. What a sweet, meaningful gift!! I'm sure he loves it. Makes me want to do something similar for my hubby! Would you consider sharing it here?

  6. You did such a great job! I love personalized gifts, and this one is super-sweet/meaningful!

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower and would be so honored if you'd follow my blogging journey as well (if you don't already! : )).

    ~Abbie (

  7. Thanks Abbie! My husband does love it :) I am also you're newest follower.

  8. Hi Sarah, what an absolutely adorable gift you made for him. I bet he was so thrilled. Lots of love went into that one. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris