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

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bikini Fun LSC192

Here is my entry for LSC192...making a stamp into something else. I used a heart stamp to create a bikini top by turning it upside down and cutting the little middle heart away with my craft knife. I then used the bottom half of the heart to create the bikini bottom. Inside is a pair of flip flops sticker. tfl

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Here is my entry for WT190. This was out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to try it. Thanks to Faith (Markie's Mom)...I used her idea of embossing, freezing and scrunching to get the crackled effect. I had some paper that looked like cracked paint and used this technique on it...then paper-pieced the awning and flowers and set them out with pop-dots. The awning and flowers were a little too bright to go with the distressed window and box, so I softened them up with more water to make them blend in more. I like the end result. It did take me quite a while though, so this card is going nowhere but in a scrapbook as an embellishment!! No chances of it being thrown away!! lol tfl

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Love Ya Bunches SC200

This is my entry for SC200. I used some scrap cuttlebugged pieces and negatives from a cricut cutting in place of the 3 squares on the right. Been looking for a chance to use these hearts for a long time. This was perfect! tfl

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Live Love Laugh

Here is my entry for CC190. Been waiting for the right moment to use this orchid stamp. My dh and I have a collection of orchids and get great joy from them. I'm pleased with the way this came out. Hope you enjoy too. tfl

Monday, October 27, 2008


Well, didn't get to make a card yesterday. Bob dragged me off to see Sarah Palin...lol. Took us all afternoon...but he did treat me to dinner at Mimi's Cafe...their chicken pot pie is to die for!!! Anyway, today I'm sending off the cards I've been making for Chemo Angels and Cards4Kids. Here's the last one I created for Cards4Kids. tfl

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lacey Butterfly IC151, CFC02

This is for IC151 and CFC02. The pink bedding at JC Penney is right up my alley...very girly girl...I love it!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Memorial Leaf

This card is for LSC191, to use a leaf as the focal point and a pink somewhere on the card for Chemo Angels (CFC02). I used a leaf from a plant on our patio. It is a plant that we received from some wonderful friends when my dh's father passed away a couple of years ago. It has grown up the wall and over the patio doors. It's nice to have a reminder of that dear man every day when I water the garden. tfl

Thursday, October 23, 2008


This card is for SCS WT189 and CFC02 challenges, using one word to express our sentiment. tfl

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pink Shimmer, TLC191

This is my entry for TLC191. Didn't have Twinkling H20s and couldn't find any at Michael's so used a pearlized pink gel pen. I am participating in the Chemo Angels, but I'm going to send this one to my sister's friend who just found out that she has cancer. tfl

Sunday, October 19, 2008

FS 89 Challenge

This card is for FS 89...what an inspiration! I cased this card from ink-e's gallery for my entry...http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p;ppuser=96986. Used the origami on top layer instead of bottom, daisies instead of butterflies, dp paper and different colors. Also made front a little smaller than back so that contrasting border would show.This was fun!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

IC150 - Yikes!!

OMG! I thought this was gonna be an easy challenge...lovely inspiration...http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16022577, all night to think about my design...well, let's just say, anything that could have gone wrong did...this is not my original idea, but I do like the end result...good thing...wasted the whole piece of this lovely print paper, and didn't get the part of it I wanted, but oh well...live and learn. I do know that the heat gun is not my friend...lol...and my paper trimmer is going into retirement as of today...going to Michael's and getting a new one!!! Phew! Thanks for letting me vent...now onto my laundry that I was gonna start about 2 hours ago!!! Gee, more fun...lol

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

WT188 Challenge and Chemo Angels

I did this card for the WT188 challenge on SCS and also to send to Chemo Angels. The challenge was to use plaid in your design. tfl

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SC198, CC188 & Nature Cards

The pink card is for SC198 sketch challenge at SCS and CC188 color challenge. The other two are something I designed in CDS and used some dimensional stickers I've had laying around. Love the way they came out! tfl

Monday, October 13, 2008

Masculine cards

I love this paper and never seem to have many masculine cards, so decided to try my Cricut storybook cartridge in Design Studio to make the leaves (used negative and positives)...love this cartridge! tfl

Saturday, October 11, 2008

SCS Challenge - IC149

This card was inspired by work on this blog entry on 10/7/08: http://www.mizue.info/diary_frame.html

Christmas cards for troops, continued

Spent last couple of days catching up on scrapbooking...and working on some more cards for military challenge at Gina K. Here's a picture of some I did using my cricut design studio and cute dp and stickers. Gonna package them up and send off to Gina K Monday so that they can then be put together with others to be sent to our troops to send home to their loved ones. Kept them simple so that they would be easy for them to mail.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Christmas Card for Troops

This card is one that I made to send to our troops to send home to their families. This is the first, more to follow later.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day Fini

Here are my last 3 cards for the World Card Making Day...phew!!! It was fun, great inspiration!! Hope you like them.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

World Card Making Day

Well, they say today is World Card Making Day, and Splitcoaststampers has all kinds of contests and challenges going on...so, in keeping with my challenge to myself yesterday, and the first challenge of SCS today...which was a sketch challenge...here's a card I created in between making greek meatloaf and going to Zellwood for triple sweet corn and buying 4 dozen and blanching and freezing all but a half dozen that Bob and I ate for lunch....yummmmm! tfl.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Val's Challenge to Self

I decided to do my own challenge today...start using stamps that I've collected but never used...so here is my card for today. tfl

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SC196 Challenge for Split Coast Stampers

Here's a card I created today for my husband incorporating the Split Coast Stampers sketch challenge for today. Hope he likes it!! tfl