It's already time for another JUST FOR FUN (JiFFy) challenge with my JiFFy girlfriends -- this month has flown by so quickly. Anyone else wondering where August went?
For today's challenge, Kim sent everyone some sunny paper from Echo Park. Once the paper was mailed out, Michele revealed her image selection: the very sweet Willow Writing Recipes from Whiff of Joy. Here's what I came up with:
Looks pretty straight-forward, doesn't it? Well, you wouldn't believe how long it took me! I just couldn't seem to get it together. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that I waited until 2:30 a.m. this morning to get it started (have I mentioned that I tend to procrastinate?). When in doubt? Color block! I thought about throwing on more embellishments and sewing, but then I thought, "Nah... why clutter it up? Plus, if you take the picture and write a quick blog post, you might be able to sleep for an hour or so before the kids wake up..."
What do you think? Should I have added more for more's sake? Or is highly-labored, semi-clean-and-simple the better option? Give me your thoughts.
(Card details: Willow was colored with Copic Markers. I supplemented the given image and patterned paper with Kraft cardstock from PTI and Prism Suede Brown Dark cardstock. The sentiment is from Verve -- it was a gift in my recent order (Thanks, Julee!). The twill is from My Favorite Things.)
I'm positive my well-organized, Type-A JiFFy Girlfriends had theirs done weeks ago. That's just how they roll. Why not visit them to compare and contrast? It'll be like watching one of Oprah's makeover shows, with mine being the 'Before' and these ladies' being the glamorous 'After's:
Kim Hughes, and
(Alli Miles is on vacation, but may be posting when she gets home tomorrow or the next day.)
Now, if you'll excuse me...