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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time for the Bubbly WT251

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge WT251, to make a card about "time". I used a digital image and stamped "Time for the bubbly" from MFT. Some pink Stickles, and voila! tfl

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dragonfly Thinking of You SC261

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge SC261. The dragonfly was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed and colored with metallic marker, then white shimmering pearls were painted around it. tfl

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Birthday Fish CC251

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge (CC251). I used a piece of recycled wallpaper with the cute little fish on it, and stamped happy birthday on the bottom and layered it with the basic gray, barely banana and dusty durango. Kept it simple for easy mailing, and to be used as a masculine card. tfl

Monday, December 28, 2009

Flowery Thanks TLC253

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC253), to use a Van Gogh technique. Time for thank you cards to go out, so thought I'd do this. I love the way it came out, and it was so easy and simple. tfl

Bird in Frame MMSC33

This is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC33) found here:
I used negative pieces from other projects that were laying around on my craft table and decided the end result went well with a pic of my dh that I had in a frame just waiting for something on the other side. So....here it is. tfl

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Mouse SC259

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC259). I had this little Christmas mouse already colored, so it went pretty fast. I love this sketch! I'm sorry, I can't remember where I got this little digital mouse from. Must have been before I started that info in my filenames. If anyone would like credit, please let me know, and I'd be happy to include it.

I'm sending this card to my friend, Deb. She has been mentioned here many times, as she was fighting cancer, and I had requested cards be sent to her. Great news!!! She is in remission!!! Isn't that wonderful! Thank you to all of you who sent cards and prayed for her!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Birthday Bouquet CC249

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge (CC249) found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472164.
The template for the flowers came from here: http://www.scrabooksetc.com/.
I used some Smooch and Stickles that I got in a prize package from Michelle at http://www.michellesscrap.com/ for a card I entered at http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. tfl

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wishing on a Star LSC250

This card is for Splitcoaststamper's Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC250). We were to use a star, only ribbon embellishment, and limited layers. tfl

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Blue Jay WT248 MMSC31

This card is for 2 challenges:

1) Splitcoaststamper's Ways To Use It Challenge (WT248), which is found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=471583, to be inspired by a Christmas song. I chose "Blue Christmas".

2) Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC31), which can be found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/.

The stamped image is from Inkadinkadoo. I misted the inked stamp to get a watercolor effect and then added berries with a marker. My Christmas cards are done and out, so now I'm starting on thank you cards. tfl

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Angel Love SC258

Finally, I got to make a card!!! Was having withdrawals!!! This one is for Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge (SC258). The angel is from Inkadinkadoo "Angel" set. It is stamped in white, and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder on blue dp. tfl

Friday, December 4, 2009

What I've Been Up To!!!

Hooray!!! Going to the post office today with my cards and packages!!! One more thing to make for my mom-in-law and some wrapping for local family and friends, but other than that...the pressure is off a little! Phew! I love making my cards and gifts for Christmas, but I think I might have bitten off a little more than I could comfortably chew this year...hope they enjoy! lol

Hoping to be able to get back to some cardmaking one of these days.

Anyway, here are my most recent projects. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Still here!!

Hi Friends,
Just a note to say I haven't given up on my blog...just been away. Bob's son, Michael, just came back from Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, so we drove to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC on Wednesday so we would be there to greet him. Just got home yesterday afternoon. By tomorrow, although busy with Christmas stuff like everyone is this time of year, I hope to be able to get back to regular posting, or at least semi-regular. Hope you will visit. Thanks for checking in!!
Hugs, Val

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful Splendor CC246

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC246).

I cased this beautiful card by smartblonde_2000 found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1458555?cat=fav&si=Pocket%20Silhouettes&perpage=12&thumbsonly=0&thumbcheck=. I love her card because it is so simple and elegant!

My image and sentiment are from a set called Autumn Spendor by Making Memories, which was stamped and heat embossed. The card base was a pre-embossed one. tfl

Monday, November 23, 2009

Naughty or Nice? TLC248

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC248). The template is from Claire Brennan at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/. I used the toe of some fishnet stockings to cover the front. The stamps are digital. I made this for my hairdresser for her Christmas bonus tip. tfl

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Retro Birthday IC207

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge (IC207) found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469120. My inspiration is from these buttons: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33931271. The image and sentiments are all digital. tfl

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Tree LSC247

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC247), to make a long tall or long small card. The tree is cut out of Christmas dp, cuttlebugged and framed with a negative cut from a card I made with my Nestabilities. The star stamp is from Autumn Leaves and is called "Scribbles, Hearts and Stars". The "with love" stamp is from Stampin' Up. tfl

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Cheer SC255

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468689

The main image and sentiment are digital stamps from Shirleys2Girls. The bottles and cocktail glasses on the right side are from My Favorite Things acrylic stamps. tfl

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Cardinal CC245 and MMSC28

This is a Christmas card I made with 2 challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC245) Always Real Chocolate, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468563;
The cardinal stamp is Inkandinkadoo and it is heat embossed. The Happy Holidays sentiment is computer generated. The poinsettia are EK Success Jolee's Boutique stickers.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Playing in the Leaves

This card is for my sister for Thanksgiving. The stamp is digital from Sallys2Girls and the printed background paper is a wallpaper sample.

Thanksgiving Birdie TLC247

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC247) "outside the box". The stamp is digital from Lindsay's Stampin Stuff. tfl

Friday, November 13, 2009

Don't give up on me

Hi everyone! Yep, I'm still alive! Who would believe that retired life would be so busy that you just didn't have time to blog!!!!???? Geesh! Anyway, just got back from our 3rd Anniversary cruise to the Bahamas...had a great time...attaching a few pics. Yesterday, I spent time (that I normally would have been crafting and blogging) packaging up birthday gifts...lots of them this month. Have more jewelry to make for Christmas, and shopping and packaging to do, so not much card making going on right now, but I did get some Nesties and new Cuttlebug folders that I'm anxious to use, so once the craziness is over, I'll try to get back to posting more regularly. In the meantime, thanks for checking in. Hugs!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

MIA??? Nope...just something different

Hi there. Well, didn't want everyone to think I'd given up on my blog or card-making. I've just been taking a little break from cards to make some jewelry for Christmas gifts. Here are a few pics of some of the pieces I've made so far. tfl

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Joel's Camping Scrapbook Page SSHP03

This is a scrapbook page that I made for my son's scrapbook for his birthday. He took a cross-country camping trip this fall. The stamps are Gina K, colored with watercolor pencils and chalks. I have added some sand for dimension. I am submitting it for a challenge to "make a scene", which is found at http://www.saturdayspotlight.blogspot.com/. tfl

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Origami Gift

My sister had asked for her crafty friends to make her a origami crane so she can make a mobile out of them. So...I made her 2 and made the little box to put the smaller one in, and sent them off with this cute card I had done for her a while ago. She has 2 golden retrievers, so I think she'll like this. tfl

Core'dinations Birthday

This is just a simple birthday card made with my Cuttlebug and Core'dinations paper, sanding after cuttlebugging. tfl

Autumn Birthday

This card is for my stepson's birthday. He is in Afghanistan, coming home the middle of November. I hope he likes it. tfl

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hello Chickadee CTD64

This card is for Color Throwdown challenge (CTD64), baja breeze, black/chocolate, sahara sand. I just love this chickadee digital stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. tfl