Hi everyone! It’s day #2 of a week-long State Pride Tour hosted by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative where 30 talented bloggers get to share a project that represents their home state.
If you’ve been following along on the blog hop, then you got to see the adorable Blue Dog Sharpie Coasters made by Jaderbomb of Louisiana. If you need to catch up on all the other amazing projects shared this week, you can head on over to Beckie’s blog to see what you’ve missed.
Now, it’s my turn to represent the Palmetto state that’s known for their beaches and peaches, South Carolina!
Today I’m sharing a quick and easy map art project that uses the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. Since the website I bought the map scrapbook paper from has all 50 states, you can customize this project for your own home state. Just type the state you’re looking for in their search box.
A couple of weeks ago, I got the exciting news that Silhouette America would be sending me a Cameo. It’s been on my wish list forever since it will make some future projects I have planned so much easier.
As soon as it arrived, I loaded the software and came up with a design using the Pacifico font and the lyrics to James Taylor’s ‘Carolina in My Mind’. James may have been from North Carolina, but I’m pretty sure he was singing to us South Carolina folks, too. For the shape of the state, I used the Stateface font. You can download the design I made by clicking on this link.
I ended up making my art two different ways…one that I could put in a frame and the other wrapped around a canvas frame. Sometimes I can’t decide until I see the finished project.
I like the way the white frame brings out the lettering, so that one’s a keeper.
Here’s a few of my favorite map projects:
And if you love Charleston, SC as much as I do, you might like this vintage Charleston sign tutorial:
Tomorrow, Jen from Tatertots & Jello will be sharing her New York State project. She is super talented, so I can’t wait to see what she makes.
Don’t forget, on Monday the 23rd, Beckie will be hosting a state pride linky party, so you have the chance to submit your own state projects on Infarrantly Creative.
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