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Okay, that being said, lets get on to the crafting!
In my blog reading, I've seen a lot of "subway art" which I am quickly falling in love with. It kind of reminds me of the word clouds I made with my students last year using their vocab words. (check out word clouds and make your own at Wordle) I was mostly inspired by Kristin over at Adventures of a Betty Crocker Wannabe and Crissy at Crissy's Crafts. I loved the word choices/design that Kristin used and the frame that Crissy made, so I decided to make my own!
First, I used Picnik to make my subway word art. It was probably the longest process in the whole project, figuring out which words I wanted to use and how I wanted them laid out on the paper. Once I made it and saved it to the computer, I printed it off as a 5"x7" which of course only took up part of my page (printed on 8.5"x11" scrapbook paper so I cut it down.
Make sure to head over to Crissy's Crafts to see the original and her take on it--super cute, and she's got a great downloadable for different phrases to frame if the subway art isn't your thing!
Please comment and let me know what you think!!! And if you try this out, let me know how it goes--I'd LOVE to see what yours looks like!