Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break projects...

I took my college's Spring Break off of work, and although it wasn't all fun, games and adhesive (I did have to do some homework for my graduate classes - yuck!), I did manage to finish and create plenty of new projects. And most of them for myself!

Live Laugh Love Play is a wire mesh and wood frame wall hanging created from pieces I had around the scrap room and stuff I found at local flea markets. I wanted a place to display photos and memories of family fun.




This was a poker-themed (huge) wall clock before I got through with it. Now it's showing off five of my favorite photos from a family photo shoot in November - and it's going on my office at work so I can remember what - and who - I am working so hard for. Those of you who were on the SoCal to Provo bus tour in 2008 may recognize the papers and embellishments: They are from Little Yellow Bicycle's Vita Bella (Beautiful Life) line. I still love it!

Kaiser's wooden flourishes and flowers have always been in my scrap room for awhile, but I could never find just the right project to use them on. I finally did when I paired some of Kaiser's papers with Creative Imagination's "Create" wood word.

I had enough scraps left over to create a house album with two Clear Scraps house-shaped acrylic albums I wire-bound together. Some Prima flowers and Heidi Swapp bling added the finishing touches - just needs photos now!


I have wanted to complete this project for awhile... I found an old window at a local flea market and added Hambly and Creative Imaginations transparencies along with photos of Rodney and I from the past 10 years of our marriage. The photos are backed with 6x8 acrylic (available through From Cover 2 Cover). Chipboard letters are from Scenic Route and Rusty Pickle, prior to their closing. And there are those wooden flourishes from Kaiser...!


5 comments:

Judy said...

Welcome Back!!!! Missed you on here...

get scrappy said...

Love love love them all! The clock is beautiful and it would be perfect to have a reminder if your loved ones at work. The window is genius! I have old windows in my house and always think I should do something to them. I have turned one into a large memory board and the other is just on the wall above the fish tank and needs a little tlc. So thanks so the ideas! So happy to have you around the crafting world again.

Jessica Guthrie said...

Thanks, ladies... I appreciate it! It's nice to be back... and scrapping for myself!

Mr. Rush said...

I'm new to your blog. I like it. Do you attend UWF?

Jessica Guthrie said...

Yes, I do attend UWF... I'm working on my graduate degree in strategic communication and leadership. How about you?