Monday, December 15, 2008

Hip to Be Square....who wants to be hip?

If anyone has ever lived in Boston or visited you know how important the Boston Red Sox are to the fans. Well Fenway Park where the Red Sox play their home games is as important also. My husband got the chance to take a back stage tour of Fenway this summer and of course he had his camera in hand and got some great shots.

I used the Hip To Be Square album to create this fun memory album for my DH. I drilled holes using his drill press to to make room for me to stitch the threads on the baseball on the front cover. The album acrylic is so easy to make holes in and using the drill press was super fun. I just felt so handy....lol. I used acrylic paint to create the baseball and then stitched with red thread to finish it off.



















Here is a close up of the baseball.



















On this page I used the Journaling Bits Stick ONn, some paper strips and some Cosmo Cricket Get Happy paper. Here is a view of the page that is under the acrylic cover. I love how you can see the Fenway sign in the top right of the cover.



















This next page uses more Journaling Bits and the Stick On Parentheses. Some other fun touches and this page was done. I cut a circle out with my 3 inch punch and the Journaling Bits fit just perfect in the middle.



















For this last page I used a MOSD Monogram "T" for Tradition. I cut out a circle again with my punch and pop dotted this embellishment off the page.



















One last thing...this album is so easy to make and so quick to put together. I can see some coordinating papers with some holiday photos, maybe you can paint a Christmas Tree on the front, poke some holes and add brads or bling as ornaments. How about giving this a try and giving one to a friend or family member as a gift this holiday season. My little book is going in my Mini Album Bowl that sits on my coffee table.

TFL!

5 comments:

Shannon said...

What a wonderful album MF!! So creative how you made the baseball stitching!!

Veronica said...

Fantastic Project! Great tip with the drilling holes for the stitching too! Thanks!

Christy- MOSD,inc said...

I am a HUGE baseball fan - and so is my brother - now I know what to make him for Christmas - This album is so clever!!! I never would have thought to drill into the acrylic, lol.

debbiefitz said...

Hats off to you from a NY Yankees fan! The baseball on the cover is amazing!

Gloria Stengel said...

MaryFrancis, you are so creative! Love all these techniques!