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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sunny Side of the Street

"Grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worries on the doorstep... Just Direct Your Feet, to the
Sunny Side of the Street..."
Those lyrics were the inspiration for my project today, along with Mo's challenge of trying something new. The new for me is a center step card. I found the tutorial on You Tube by Frances Byrne for SplitCoast Stampers. The tutorial is fab and she is very easy to follow. I didn't know what I was missing, not trying one of these folds before - it was so fun! This is my CAS card, pretty much as clean and simple as I can do - LOL. I found, in my opinion, what is the perfect pink in copics over at Oozak, R81/83/85 - finally, perfect shades of pink for me :) I also added one more warm gray to my collection, W6, and am really pleased with the results of these new colors. The DP is also from Oozak, Dovecraft, Princess Fairytale by Katie Pertiet. The image is a newbie over at Mo's Digital Pencil too, "Singin in the rain". The star scallop border and cloud dies are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I used my cuttlebug to cut with my spellbinder circle nesties and used the die as a stencil to leave a white border around the image (I can't recall where I saw a tutorial about this, sorry :/). Also with the cuttlebug, I embossed the clouds and sentiment mat with the Tim Holtz Sizzix music folder, and embellished with Doodlebug twine and Bazzill buttons.
This one goes out to a BFF since gradeschool :)
Thanks for stopping in today to visit and see my project "Sunny Side of the Street".
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Challenges: DP2 Challenge-try something new(center-step fold); C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-inspired by a song (Sunny side of the street); Crafty purple Frog Challenge-pink and girly; Hanna and Friends-center step card; Little Miss Muffet Challenges-shaped,easel, step card; Moving Along With The Times-cute/buttons; PaperCrafting Journey-AG; The Paper Shelter-AG; Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Mother's Day/Special Female; Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge-pink and girly; Craft your passion challenge-AG; Creative Mondays-AG; Hooked on Craft Challenge-more than one fold; The Pink Elephant-layers; Sentimental Sundays-encouraging words; Catch The Bug Challenges-AG; Challenge up your life-front panel stair step; Crazy 4 Challenges-fun folds; One Stop Craft Challenge-buttons; Our Creative Corner-Making Melody (The Sunny Side Of The Street)


Trina said...

Your coloring looks great! And I love the look of that starry paper! Fabulous!

Tracy said...

You did an awesome job on the card construction Wendy! Beautiful papers and I like those fun stars and clouds.
I had to chuckle an hour or so ago when I started entering one of my cards in some challenges. I think for all but one I was right along side you. :-) Pink was the in color for us today. LOL Hugs!

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! I especially love those clouds, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week , hugs, martina

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Wendy. Such a sweet image and your colouring is beautiful.
Debbie x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Wendy. What a SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL card.
Love the design, gorgeous colours and details.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Joshylili said...

Stunning work! Your card looks so beautiful! Lovely colors, pretty image, great design & coloration!

Hugs Jasmin

Joshylili said...

Thanks for joining us at hanna & frIends!

Sue said...

Hello Wendy
Once more I am lucky to comment on your card, which is absolutely delightful, and you have captured the essence of our theme "Making Melody" I agree you have found the perfect Pinks, they do have a brilliance about them, and the digi image is cute;love her gummies!!!
If this is your first Step card then you have made an excellent job, as all your elements are gorgeous.
Thank you so very much for joining us at OCC this week we are so pleased to see your work.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Very eye catching, Fabulous Job, Thanks for Playing along, at Paper Crafting Journey


Lou P DT

Joey said...

Wendy I absolutely LOVE this card, gorgeous. Joey x

Tammy Ortiz said...

Very cute! I am going to try the tutorial

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the unusual shape. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab layout & I love those clouds!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at
Challenge up your life!
Hugs Michaela

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at
Challenge up your life!
Hugs Michaela

Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Wendy what a beautiful card. I love the image and lay out. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

Kerry said...

Well Mrs B she is a beauty. I've never done a centre side step card before either Wendy and I think I'll check out the tutorial you mentioned. The pink is really pretty and the W's are one of my favourite Copic good crafter should be without them lol. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this fortnight xx

Sue said...

Wow! what a beautiful card Wendy! I love the image - she's adorable and you've coloured her to perfection! Gorgeous papers and I love those clouds and the fab sentiment - it's a stunning card!
Hope you have a good weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Conniecrafter said...

just darling, and love the clouds!

Meihsia Liu said...

So lovely. The borders and layout are fabulous. And I love how you color on the cute Image so much. Thank so much for playing along with us at OCC.

Elaine L. said...

This is such a cute, happy card! I love the shade of pink you've used, and your coloring is great! I especially love those clouds! Glad you shared this with us in Mo's Challenge.

Sylvia x said...

Thank you so much for joining in at the CRAFT Challenges this week with your fab card...great song title

Sylvia xx

Julie said...

Ohhh Wendy, what a brilliant,cute card,just perfect for this fortnight's challenge! Hope to see for the next one as we've an exciting fortnight planned, Julie, LCI.x (Oops,not sure I should be giving the game away lol!)


Hi Wendy: What a great quote and I love the way your card opens with that gap in it! I would not have known that without the second pic. The clouds at the top are brilliant! Thanks for coming to SENTIMENTALS and see you this next week I hope. Smiles. Samara. p.s. Your coloring of the adorable image is stellar.

Jenn said...

Very cute and the sentiment is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us over at Sentimental Sundays.

sarah-Jane said...

Super card. Really pretty. I love the image, your colouring is great.
Sarah-Jane xx

Alyce said...

Wendy this is so gorgeous! Love the papers and the cute image and those clouds look amazing! Thanks for playing along with us over at Little Miss Muffet this week :)

Alina said...

Wendy, it is a very beautiful card, I love all the details and the sentiment just perfect! thank you for joining us at Mo's Challenge!
hugs, Alina

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - beautifully coloured and I love the shape.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the fun fold with this cutie and those clouds are too cute. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

Annette said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning! Love everything about it!
Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends!
Hugs Annette

Vanni said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the image and the colors.

Thank you for joining this weeks Hanna and Friends Challenge.

DesignerDiva said...

OH Wendy this is gorgeous!! I love that image and your colouring is awesome! Love the papers, the colours - everything!
Thanks for getting all 'Pink & Girly' with the Ladybugs this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

DesignerDiva said...

Me again! I should have said thanks for joining in with my challenge Cute as a Button at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge there
Hugs again
Laurie x

AN said...

Beautiful, sweet job on this challenge! Thank you for your participation in Little Miss Muffet Challenge #30 - Easel, Shaped or Step Card this week!
Congratulations to the lottery!
All the best for your life for you there <3

Marie said...

A stunning bright looking card. Really adorable. Thanks for playing with us over TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Sally said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. Love the shape too.
Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink.Hugs Sally xxx

Dawny P said...

Beautiful work chick. What a lovely design - I like it :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

Stamping Seasons said...

Stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Crafts

Kiki said...

This is simply stunning! Love the image, the colours and all those clouds!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Wendy, plz let me no how to make these shape cards, they look awesome, but mine end up weird,lol
Love how u decorated it too
Kenzie xx

Manuela said...

Such an adorable card, I like all the details!
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Kathlene said...

Pretty in pink! Adorable Mo image, beautifully colored on a very cool step card crowned with clouds = masterpiece. Awesome job, my friend. Hugs, Kathy