Monday, January 24, 2011

{the girl's loft} guest designer

Thrilled doesn't even begin to describe how I felt when I was asked to be the Guest Designer at The Girl's Loft this month!  I think you all know my affection for Margie.  :)   The Girl's Loft is a Kit Club that she runs with her beautiful daughters, Meg and Brooke.  January's kit was full of wonderful papers by Cosmo Cricket,  Fancy Pants and Sassafras, some fun trims, bling and some awesome odds and ends!  :)  I had a lot of fun creating with this kit!  I even altered a few things, which I haven't done in a while!

Here is a layout I made in a cheap plastic clock from Target:  I Love You 24-7

Here is a German Gift Cone:

A close-up:
I cut the end off of the treat bag we received in the kit and lined it inside the paper cone.  Added some bling to the flower centers and tied it up with a bit of twine. 

Here is an antique washboard Ive had for years.  I turned it into a message center:  Loads of Love

Some close-ups:

No, I didn't name my boys, "1,2 & 3".   :)  They do however all have the same initials, so I had to figure out a way for them to know who the message was for so I numbered them in their birth order.  

 Here is some wall art.  I found this frame at Target on clearance for $2. 

This will be something I can eventually change out with new papers.  Cant wait to see the new Girls' Paperie lines!

Another layout, this one of my niece with her very special babysitter:  (she)

And finally a card:  thanks

Thanks for letting me share my exciting news with you!

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. Oh, Jan! Those are all great! Love the clock and the washboard especially! :-)

  2. Oh my word Jan! Faboo work chica! That message washboard is GENIUS! So dang creative and cute! Fun fun! Love the hard card too! So cute! Great job on everything! Wowzers...what a bunch of eye candy!

  3. Spectacular work, my friend!!! Every bit of it! Congrats on the very cool GDT spot!! You rocked it!!!!!! :) :)

  4. You are rocking the altered projects, Jan!!! Congratulations on the guest spot.

  5. Wow...just WOW!!!! The washboard and clock are my favorites! I have been wanting to alter a clock for quite some may have just gave me the final nudge to do so!

  6. Beautiful work, my friend!!!!Love the clock! and CONGRATULATIONS on the DG!!!!

  7. What great projects! They are all really nice. You did a great job on all of them and congrats on your Guest DT position. :D

  8. way to go JAN!!!!! love seeing all your amazing work and congrats!!! that message board is sooo cool!!!! way to go girl!!!

  9. Congrats, Jan!!! :) And you've done a great job - lots of beautiful stuff there! <3

    And also a thanks for the sweet comment, yesterday!

  10. Jan, the work you did for Girl's Paperie is beautiful - I love how you can take an inexpensive item and make it look priceless!
    I look forward to seeing their new stuff, too. She's not been doing any pre-CHA sneaky peekies yet... :-(
    Looking forward to seeing more of your innovative creations, friend!

  11. Oh wow, Jan, these are all so fabulous! Congrats on the GDT! You rocked it!

  12. Oh my, I don't know where my comment from yesterday went but I'll say it again...Congrats Jan!!! This is fantastic and your projects are amazing! I love your clever use of found items - that washboard is off the hook :) I know how you love your Girls Paperie - guesting for Margie is the perfect thing for you :) Yay!!


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