Welcome to Val's Paper Obsession

Welcome to VAL'S PAPER OBSESSION! Thanks for stopping by.

This is a blog of my card creations, with a few other things thrown in...Kick off your flipflops and sit a spell.

To see my card gallery, please go to: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=162786

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Autumn Thank You 2, sk112908

2 posts in 1 day!! Gotta make up for those days I missed during Thanksgiving week!! This one was done for a sketch challenge at Paper Crafters Planet - sk112908. tfl

Doggie Birthday IC156

I don't know why, but for some reason I can't get this picture to load upright. It's fine on my computer, SCS and everywhere else...anyway, just turn your head to the right...lol. This was done for my nephew's upcoming birthday. They have 2 huge dogs. I think he'll like this. tfl

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Spa Relaxation

I made this card as a welcome for my stepdaughter who came to visit for Thanksgiving. She is a journalist and author on the subject of spas in AZ. tfl

Monday, November 24, 2008

Masculine card, TLC196

Here's my entry for today's TLC challenge - pop-up gift card. I needed to make a couple of gift cards for my brothers who live in Maine and love to hunt. tfl

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Red Bird

Here's a Christmas card I made today. I have my Christmas cards all made, but after wrapping a present, I wanted to create a card to go with the wrapping. So...here it is! The bird is heat embossed, and the leaves are cut from my cricut using Storybook cartridge. tfl

Midnight Owl IC155

Been looking for a chance to use this stamp, and the colors in the dress I chose from the inspiration challenge here: http://blogs.amctv.com/mad_men_season_2_fashions_womenswear/season-2-fashion-joan-2.php seemed perfect...so here it is...tfl

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chocolate Therapy LSC195

This is my entry for LSC195 to use a chocolate theme. I had come across this box of chocolates in my die-cuts yesterday, so thought it would work perfectly for today's card. My gel pen gave me trouble when I did the doodles, so they're not as neat as I'd like...but hey, it's obviously homemade!!...lol...tfl

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pearly Thanks WT193

Perfect timing on this challenge to use pearls...I just received my pearlized watercolors in the mail the other day and hadn't had a chance to use them yet. This was a fun card to make. tfl

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wintery Medallion, SC203 and TLC195

Love this sketch! Had a plan, but it got pushed aside when I discovered a piece of snowflake cuttlebugged cardstock left over from another project...thought that would look great in a medallion, and the idea "snowballed" from there...hehe. tfl

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Strawberry Sweetness CC193

I love this color combination...CC193 (real red, basic black, kraft). I immediately thought of this great strawberry print and red plaid paper I've been dying to use for something. And the little red bird seemed perfect, thinking how sweet those ripe red berries would taste!! mmm...now I want strawberry shortcake!!! tfl

Monday, November 17, 2008

Medallion Challenge, TLC195, SC76

Here is my entry for TLC195, Triangle Fold Medallion technique challenge. I used SC76 for my layout. tfl

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Autumn Thank You, IC154

Here is my entry for IC 154, inspired by this scarf: http://www.feltedgarden.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20&products_id=50The hearts and sentiment thingie are cut with my Cricut. There are lots of popped up layers, and the outlining that looks white in the picture is actually metallic gold gel pen...looks much prettier in real life. tfl

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oriental Thank You WT192

This is my entry for WT192 to use water color paper. It was truly inspired...When I went to the mailbox this morning, just after I read the challenge for today, there was a package there from my sister, Mary Ann, who lives in MD. It was a watercolor sketchbook set, with a lovely card and note. So...for the challenge, I made her this thank you card. She loves paintings of beautiful ladies as much as I do, so I think she'll like this. tfl

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SC202, Christmas Cardinal

Here's my entry for SC202...I love the sketch, but not completely happy with the end result...had a hard time with the heat embossing...one of these days I'll master that if it kills me!! tfl

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Seaside Adirondack CC192

Well, our Anniversary weekend at Sanibel was great...so great, in fact, that today's card for the Color Challenge just had to have a seaside theme!! tfl

Friday, November 7, 2008

LSC193, One of a Kind

Here's my entry for LSC193, to use a circle and a rectangle and ribbon only for embellishment. Oops, just realized that stickles might count as embellishment, sorry. I'll be MIA for a few days. Nov. 11th is our anniversary, and we are leaving for Sanibel Island tomorrow for a long weekend. Home Monday, may be able to squeeze a card in during Monday night football...hehe. Hope you all have a nice weekend and fun stampin'! tfl

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thanks a Bunch WT191

Here's my card for today's challenge WT191, to use corner punches. I don't have many corner punches, so I used my corner rounder, and a 3-in-1. Kept the card simple today, as I have 4 birthdays and an anniversary this month...YIKES! Actually, I have all the cards made, but have to tear myself away from here long enough to go do some shopping and get things ready for mailing out!! tfl

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Joel's BD Card...hope he doesn't check my blog he he

I love today's sketch, and it works great for the idea I had for my son's birthday card. He has always loved music and has a piano, so I thought this worked great! I hope he likes it!! It is much prettier in real life, was hard to photograph. tfl

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

CC191 Bugz 'n Hisses

Here's a card I made today for SCS Color Challenge. I had kind of a hard time with this. Love green and pink together or green and red, but green, red and pink were a challenge for me!! tfl

Monday, November 3, 2008

Medallion Drama

Today's challenge at SCS was to use a new technique called "Corner-Punch-Medallion. Well, I didn't have a single corner punch to make my medallion with, so I had to cheat and create one in Cricut Design Studio. The label was also made in CDS. Both the medallion and the label are popped up with dimensionals. tfl

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Asian Lady IC152

Wow! I could go crazy with inspired ideas from this gallery!!! Here's my inspirational piece: http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--12813652/SP--A/IGID--2041972/Spring_Chorus.htm?sOrig=CRT&sOrigId=2339&ui=79D82E56BC1A4690AD7F01A8548714C9 I just love oriental art!! For this card I colored the lady's kimono in with red marker, then colored the flowers on the kimono with gold metallic paint pen, then did the black centers with liquid embossing dimensional paint. I cuttlebugged some gold metallic paper for the background to look like bamboo and stamped the orchid on some red dp I've had forever. I also made her stand out with pop-dots, although that doesn't show up that well in the pic. I took an earring apart that I made years back for the oriental coin. This was really a fun card. tfl