Monday, August 15, 2011

My Couch Misses You

Tropical Storm Gert was supposed to pass over us today so I bundled myself into the Craft Cave ready for a lovely stormy day.  And did we get one?  No!  Good ol' Gert passed by to our east and we didn't even get a rain shower out of it - just grey skies and high humidity!  Ah well.  It ended up being a productive day for me.  I started by working on an entry for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  I used PTI's On My Couch for the first time.  I've been wanting to play with it for ages and especially love this couch with the fun pattern.  I'm also going to enter this in this week's Wee Memories challenge because even though it has some bling, I still think it has a pretty masculine feel to it.
***ETA:  Just discovered the A Passion for Papertrey challenge site and they are currently running a masculine challenge so I'm going to link this up and hope it's okay that I didn't do it when I posted yesterday.***

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White, Yellow) Bazzill, (Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Couch & pillow from On My Couch, Rug from On My Couch Additions) PTI, (Sentiment from Funky Foliage) WPlus9
Ink: (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Gems: Doodlebug

20 comments:

Mad for Paper said...

This is great. I love this set, must dig it out again.
TFS
Ang

Deanna Jean said...

Love this...so simple but says so much.

kasia c. said...

So glad to hear that the hurricane passed u buy!! This card is fabulous. I love that couch and the fab strips.
:)

Lynn said...

Great guy card Jen!

Kim S said...

Isn't it funny how crafters look forward to stormy days??

I love the simple use of this couch...sitting there all by itself...it is perfect for the sentiment!

Karen B. said...

I think this is a perfect masculine card! Proof that you can add bling and still have it masculine. Great use of them by the way, I like how there are three of them!

Lisa said...

Great Cas card, love the comfy sofa!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a fantastic, masculine card! I'm so terrible at guy cards, but you've inspired me! Plus, that lonely couch pairs perfectly with that fabulous sentiment ;)! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Monika Reeck said...

ach cute lonely Couch and the yellow pillow...lovely manly card...great colors too...

I am joining also wee memories challenge my card is no 20 would you mind to see it in my Blog...many thanks before...hugs,Monika

Jenny said...

Love that stamp set Jen, a very good material pattern for a bloke too. That rug would make a great oval for other images too..it's like the one I used and you asked about!
Great card, I bet your're glad the storm passed you by really :)
Jenny x

Jocelyn Olson said...

LOVE! Yes, I love it!!! The card is definitely masculine, but I would like it too (not sure what that says about me--ha ha). The couch is so cute. Glad Gert passed by you. I can imagine you holing up in the Craft Cave, trying to not let the winds rip away your crafting goodies...

Aimes said...

Totally fine to link up to our challenge on A Passion for Papertrey - we appreciate the inspiration!
Love that couch AND the fact that you've managed to incorporate bling into a guy card without making it look girly! Fabby!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

~Tammy~ said...

Glad you were spared! This is a fantastic masculine card! I STRUGGLE with those big time! You rocked it!

Five Estates said...

This is a great guy card Jennifer and I agree with Aimes - love the touch of bling.
Thanks for joining us at A Passion For Papertrey.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

lostinpaper said...

LOVE it! Any couch is good for me & there are some awesome ones out there at the moment. Love how you used the inspiration colours, they really suit a masculine card.

Ruby said...

I love those little couches, SO cute and they look great in our colours too, love your CAS design. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Lindsey said...

Love how you used the challenge colours and this graphic design!

Giovana said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories Chalenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute, Jen! Great layout and use of colours.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, what a darling little pillow on that couch! Glad you made time to play with us at THe Cafe, Jen. :)