Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's JIFFY time!

Hello everyone!! I am so happy to be sharing a post today.  As you know I have been away on vacation for most of November and upon returning home learned that my grandmother (who lives with us) was having problems to the point that she was in surgery this past Friday.  Needless to say the 4 days in between getting home and surgery were a whirlwind (doctors, specialists, driving, surgeons, snow storms and more!).  My grandmother had a successful surgery but has had a difficult time recovering and has even had some set backs in recent days.  By the time this posts I will be getting ready to leave to see her again as she is in a hospital 1.5 hours away.  Fortunately mum is able to stay in the same city and visit her daily.   We have a long road ahead and we are not sure what to expect especially with the disorientation.  We are just grateful the doctors were able to save her legs and that she made it through the surgery.

On that note, I am THRILLED to share a Jiffy post with you.  I have missed the last few Jiffy posts but was determined to let the creative juices flow during this stressful time.  We all need stamp therapy right?!  If you don't know, every month the J(ust)F(or)F(un) crew collaborate for an exciting challenge using the same patterned paper and stamped image. This month I picked the patterned paper called Brrr from the Tradition collection by Fancy Pants Designs and Kim picked the ultra cute monkey images from the set Monkey Gone Bananas by Your Next Stamp.


  1. Create card bases and layers.
  2. Stamp image and colour. Stamp sentiment.
  3. Stitch layers.
  4. Thread button with paper strip.  Cut out leaves and banana.
  5. Adhere all layers
Stamp Set(s): Monkey Gone Bananas by Your Next Stamp; sentiment created with Snap Stamps by Karen Foster
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI, Brown by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Brrr from Tradition Collection by Fancy Pants Designs
Ink: True Black by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI
Accent: Button by PTI
Tools: Copic Markers, Sewing Machine

Make sure to check out the other card variations by my very talented jiffy friends...
Carole Burrage
Julie Campbell
Kim Hughes
Michele Boyer
and guest  Glenda Wyatt is also joining us!

Have a super day!  I will keep you posted regarding grandma too.



Ted said...

Hi Alli, praying that your grandma has a fast recovery.

The card is adorable. :) I love the addition of the leaves and button. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG, that monkey is so darned CUTE!

I'll be praying for your grandmother and all of your family...

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Alli! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, but I'm sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Your card is adorable, as always -- and to do it under such stress! You amaze me, gf!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! How darling!! Love your monkey and your design. To adorable!

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. Praying all goes well!

Karen said...

This is adorable! Love all your stitching! I was overjoyed to see that you gals used my fun YNS monkey image!
Praying all goes well with your grandmother.

Lori Craig said...

I'll be praying for your grandma, Alli! Way cute card design! Wish I still had my Snap Stamps. Loved the paper! Hugs!

Glenda said...

Love your paper piercing and the button is perfect! Great colouring too.

Michele Boyer said...

I'll be thinking of your grandmother and keep her in my prayers, Alli.

Your card is so VERY cute! I love that button! (And I thought you had used a length of leather in there...not paper. Looks awesome!)


Charlene said...

What an adorable stamp! And a beautiful card :-)

Kim Hughes said...

ahhhh, so clean and CUTE! I adore your card Alli :)

Maureen said...

This is too cute! Love the sentiment and how you did the text background paper too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute Alli!

Sorry to hear your grandmother had to go thru all this! Pls know that I'll keep her in my prayers too! Travel safe!!! Hugs ~S~

Julie Campbell said...

OH man! Sorry I'm so late in getting to your blog! Poor Grandma! Yikes! You are such an angel for taking care of her with such love!

On a happier note... I'm so glad you got to play along this month! Your card is so fresh and "Allilicious"! It makes me smile all over!