Something I am playing around with


I was playing around with an idea for a printable – sized at 4 x 6 so usable for Project Life, I thought something highlighting the states might be fun.  I lived in Virginia so it was an obvious choice for the first one.  Have a look and if it appeals you can do two things – first, you can comment saying which state you are interested in, and then, when doing so,  you can add any state landmark or location or bit of info you would like to be included.  No promises I can get them all in, but I know just from doing VA that choosing which of the big Universities to include really stymied me.  Did I go for William and Mary, surely one of the most prestigious?  VA Tech or James Madison, two of the most popular?  And would anyone use a state printable if they were from Southern VA and all the “famous locations” were in NoVa?  In the end it might end up being just an insurmountable task to pick things for each state that are of universal appeal (and how an East Cost girl living in the UK is going to pick the RIGHT popular place for say the mid-west, well I just don’t know!) but it’ll go one of two ways – either a ton of people will comment and from those I can cull a list, or only a FEW will comment in which case I would consider making a custom one.

This is the basic concept, and the PDF for just this one is here:

I went with B&W cause I am loving the stark contrast, but may consider some gray.  B&W works with ANY colourway, so it seemed sensible.

I did also consider City ones (NY, London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney) but again, not sure.  But like I said, it was just something I was playing with.

6 thoughts on “Something I am playing around with

  1. Maryland! My home state.
    Ohio! My new state.

  2. thank you for choosing VA as your first test…i get to use it! love it! thanks again for sharing.

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  4. Some really cool stuff on your blog. I like your style. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is a good idea. It will be good to put in scrapbooks for the different states. I nominate California, Calif gold rush 1849, statehood 1850, state flower California golden poppy, San Francisco, cable cars, alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, famous highway 1 scenic view along pacific ocean, Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks, Calif is one of the leading producers of agricultural products in the world, Hollywood, Hollywood sign, Disneyland, Rodeo Drive in LA, baseball teams, San Francisco Giants, LA Dodgers, Anaheim Angels,
    native born Shirley Temple, child star
    Julia Child, chef,
    Robert Frost, poet
    Jack London, author
    Joe Dimaggio, baseball player
    John Steinbeck, author
    George Patton, General
    Clint Eastwood, actor
    Ansel Adams, photographer
    Merle Haggard, singer of course a great many more but just a few
    I’m not a native Californian 🙂 but I’ve lived here most of my life. I was born in Texas
    now that is another state to consider
    I enjoy your writings and thank you for the many free downloads you provide

    • Thanks for the wealth of info! While I am totally East Coast, DH is from SoCal so this, (and NC, NJ, and PA, all states I have a “connection” to) are on my short list.

      And glad you liked the idea 🙂


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