As some of you may already know, I am a runner. I started running regularly after college as a way to stay in shape and keep my weight in check. I ran two half marathons and after finishing the second I felt like I could keep running, so I decided to train for a full marathon. Little did I know that would lead to goals of qualifying for the Boston Marathon and also running a marathon in all 50 states. I have run 11 marathons in 10 different states, so I have a ways to go! I want to make a scrapbook of all my marathons. Below is the title page I created for this book. I plan to add a jewel on the map, marking the city where I run the marathon. This is a 12x12 page, and in case anyone else is wanting to make a map of all 50 states for any reason, I'll save you A LOT of time and tell you - cut the states out with real dial size off at 2 3/4 inches. I spent quite a bit of time playing on my Gypsy to get that figured out!! I glued all the states down on a piece of black cardstock then freehand cut around the map to create the shadow.
Cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
States cut out from 50 States at 2 3/4 inches
QuicKutz die cut font (borrowed from a friend so I don't know the name!)