Truly a JiFFy: Let’s Fly Away

It seems like it’s been a long time since I got together with the JiFFY Girls… but seeing as it’s all just for fun, we try not to stress about a regular posting schedule. I consider this a fabulous way to take off for the weekend!

I’m thrilled with the stamp and paper selections this month. Jody Morrow got things rolling by choosing the cutest stamp set, Take Off from The Cat’s Pajamas. That was fine with me because I bought this stamp the day it was released, and it was waiting to see ink. Before Jody revealed the stamp selection, Michele Boyer selected our patterned paper for the month, Simple Pleasures from the 100 Days of Summer Collection by Simple Stories, also in my collection of schtuff but unused. I loved these selections together! More often than not, that’s how it rolls.

Even with the quick sponging and wonky stitches, I consider this a clean and simple card. It’s perfect for the therapeutic i-am-waiting-on-my-girls-at-another-after-school-activity-I-am-going-to-destress-and-color-while-i-do session. My bunny is colored with Copic, andย  I only used 7 different markers on this image. If you start with very light shades of color and add layers to build richness, you can do Copic, clean and simple.ย  I won’t lie, this bunnies ears intimidate me a little…they are so BIG. That’s part of his charm though, and I just kept it simple.ย  I’m very happy with how he turned out.

The pull behind banner was cut with the First Place Ribbon die from MFT. For something seemingly simple, like the notched banner, I have used those ribbon dies over-and-over since I got them at CHA. Always even tails, every time. {love}

I’m going to check out how things look over at the other JiFFy Girls blogs this morning. Looking at their cards is really the incentive I need to get mine finished up each month. I know they have jaw-dropping ideas to share! I hope you get a chance to hop by each one:

I’m the JiFFy image picker for our next challenge. I better put my thinking cap on and get something settled. Any ideas? What would you like to see done multiple ways with a random patterned paper? Give me a suggestion!

If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to run about 6 miles. Most of the girls in my running group are training for a half-marathon, and today is our long day. *If* I make it, I’ll be back later this morning with a sweet sketch from Taylor…after that, I’m gonna fly away for the weekend…in my car. LOL I’m going all the way to my mom and dad’s house. I haven’t seen them in a several weeks, and I’m feeling like a homesick college freshman.

Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Take Off – The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Cardstock: X-Press It Blending Card, Kraft & Simple Pleasures from the 100 Days of Summer Collection by Simple Stories
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento – Tsukineko and Mix’d Media Jasmine Ink – Clearsnap
  • Accs: Copic Markers (YR31, E33, E42, R05, BG11, R00 and W1), First Place Die – MFT Stamps and Blossom Nestabilities – Spellbinders

14 responses to “Truly a JiFFy: Let’s Fly Away

  1. Well, it’s certainly no surprise that I LOVE this…I love everything you do! The banner is ADORABLE!!!!

  2. So sweet. Great image – that bunny is adorable. Well, I like PTI stuff -do you ever do that company? Enjoy your parents – I bet they miss you, too.

  3. This is just SO cute Lori. This set just makes me smile and I really love the papers you girls have this month! You’ll be GREAT on your 6 miles lady I know it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a great idea to edge the paper in white. It’s a perfect complement.

  5. Clean, Simple and completely ADORABLE! LOVE the white inked edges!

  6. Super cute card, Lori. I love the coloring, especially on the wing. So sweet!

  7. Love this Lori!! The craft with the white edges….so striking:) Love this card:)

  8. Love both the cards (the bunny and the cupcakes above) Do you have any Mo Manning stamps? I got huge requests for her for my Copic Coloring 2 when I asked for suggestions and then she said no ๐Ÿ™ I think I will invest in a couple though as a challenge all that light hair and fur on so many of her images could be a good exercise ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Oh…my…gosh…! This is ADORABLE! I LOVE your use of the kraft and white ink! Love the circle! Love the coloring! SWEET! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Only 7 pens?! Get out!!! I’m constantly waiting for my boys somewhere, and I’ve always wanted to spend the time coloring, but could never figure out how to do so and carry 300+ Copics at the same time! Just 7?! Well, blow me down! And speaking of 7, 7 miles is H-U-G-E! Way to go, girlfriend! You have worked so hard, and it shows. I’m so proud of you, sweet friend. You are just blossoming. xo!

  12. 7 Markers!!! you rock, and so does this card!

  13. Oh my WORD…this is so CUTE!! Love it!!

  14. Mo Manning another favorite. Lori you are very creative. This card is so cute and the layout and color technique love it!

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