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, January 30, 2009

Sweet Birthday Wishes, LSC205, CAS

Here's my entry for today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC205). The theme was "clean and simple". I got this cute birthday set from Inkadinkadoo yesterday at Michael's. Seemed perfect for this challenge. I wanted to add ribbons and more "embellishment", but slapped my hands away from it to keep it "clean and simple" lol. I did put little beads on for decoration on the cupcake, and paper-pieced some vellum for the cupcake holder and added a couple more little heart flowers to it, since the ones on the vellum were spaced too far apart. Hope you like it. tfl

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Time for the Bubbly, WT203

Here's my entry for today's SCS Ways to Use It Up Challenge (WT203). We were to do something relating to alcohol...like alcohol inks, or such or "theme-related". Since I didn't have any alcohol inks or whatever, I went with the theme. I used a lot of shimmering pearls on this layout and lots of bubble embossing on the bubbly paper. Look close...she is holding a glass of champagne...hehe. tfl

Blog candy alert!

Great blog candy giveaway here: http://shortwizard.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bumblebee Greetings SC213

Here's my entry for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC213). I was going to try to put it off til later and do something domestically related...but...this just looked like too much fun!!! lol tfl

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


These are my entries for SCS Color Challenge CC203, garden green, baja breeze and pacific point. I started out with version 1 with the patterned paper on the bottom, and my dh stopped by to get his work phone and said he thought it would look better without the patterned paper on the bottom, so...since I wasn't really sure myself, I took it off and replaced it with a sentiment. Still not sure...what do you think? Sorry about version 2 being sideways...sometimes Blogger does this and I can't seem to change it. Jeesh!! tfl

Friday, January 23, 2009

Camelia Show LSC204

Here is my entry for SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC204), using black card base to make out image pop. Perfect for my continuation of the note card box I made yesterday. This is a photo we took of a beautiful rose at the Leu Garden camelia show last weekend. There were tables full of the most gorgeous camelias, but this rose was outside in the rose garden!!! Went nuts with the camera!! lol tfl

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Butterfly Garden, WT202

Here is my entry for SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT202). Altering pattern paper.

Sunday my dh and I went to a camelia show at Leu Gardens here in Orlando, FL. We got many beautiful pictures of magnolias and roses, and on our way out to the parking lot, we were looking at these beautiful orange flowers growing on the fence, and a butterfly came along and posed for us. This ended up being one of our favorite photos. I printed it and used it for my patterned paper. I then cuttlebugged it along with a piece of tangerine tango SU paper and used the combo to decorate a lime green card box that I had made a couple of weeks ago to present notecards in for gifts. I printed again and cut out the butterfly on a piece of black paper so he would stand out and made him dimensional.It was hard to photograph the embossing and still get a good shot of the photo, but you get the idea. tfl

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hopeful Songbird SC212

Here is my entry for today's SCS sketch challenge (SC212). This one is going to be for Deb also...see here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412718 if you missed my plea for help for a friend in need. Thank you. tfl

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Request for Help

Hi Friends,

I received the following email from my sister, Kat, requesting support for her friend, Deb. I know Deb myself, and she is a very sweet lady, and certainly deserving of all the support she can get. A few minutes of our time could be very valuable in helping to lift her spirits and bring her strength. Here is Kat's email. Please take a minute to read it, and if you can send a card, it would be very much appreciated. Use "hopefordeb" as keyword if you'd like to upload it to SCS. And if you'd like to email me a copy, I'd love to see what you send. My email address is: vampme3@yahoo.com. Above is the card I am sending. She loves antiques, and this reminds me of her style.

Good afternoon enchanting women of the universe! There comes a time when we are all called to step outside of ourselves and be of support and service to others. I have found honor and inner peace in offering this to others, today I ask this of you. I am writing you because you are a special lady that has been a meaningful part of my life and I consider you one of my angels. As you know, I am not one to ask much for myself and it humbles me to ask for your help now. The help is not directly for me, but it will mean the world to me if you could help.

I am on a "Do it for Deb" campaign! My dear friend, Deb, is grappling with all of the challenges and fear that comes with the battle of ovarian cancer. She is certainly a hero to me. She, many years ago, believed in me and supported me even when I did not believe in myself. For that gift I will forever be grateful and endeared to her. I saw her last night and she had the face of an angel, the courage of a lion and the spirit of all that is wondrous and fabulous in this life. She is exemplifying strength that inspires me in the light of her battle. I am praying that I may be able to inspire you.

Please join me to show her she is NOT alone, that she can get through this and thrive. I am asking if you may take a few short moments of your time and send me a card in the mail that I can pass along to Deb--Send it to:

c/o Kat Perry
200 Brighton Hill Road
Minot, Maine 04258

Join the "Do it for Deb" campaign and support this amazing lady on her path. Thank you in advance for your words of wisdom and inspiration and your cards that will inevitably offer an embrace to her spirit. Time if of the essence, so act today. Also, if you know of angels that have touched your life who could send along support and words of wisdom to Deb invite them to join the "Do it for Deb" campaign and I welcome their cards...together we can all make a difference!

With love, light & hugs,Miss Kat

Birthday Princess FS102

Here's my entry for today's Splitcoaststamper's Featured Stamper Challenge (FS102). I needed to make a birthday for my niece and the background paper of this card was my inspiration: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...mp;ppuser=4981 tfl

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rockin' Birthday Star - IC163

Here is my card for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC163). Here is the room that inspired me: http://www.pbteen.com/gift/thm/thmlng/thmlngrck/index.cfm

Needed to make a birthday card for my ds...he'll be 33 yo, but he's still a boy at heart, and has always loved playing the guitar and rock music, so I think he'll like this.

The "u rock" panel is created on my Scrapbook Deluxe program on my computer, and the music is a new background stamp that I just got. The star, which is popped up on dimensionals, is something I stamped and cut out a while back and wound up not using. I love the way it all came together. tfl

Friday, January 16, 2009

Valentine Postcard LSC203

Here's my entry for today's SCS Limited Supply Challenge (LSC203). We were to make a postcard type valentine that could be easily made in batches of 30 or so for the children to take to school, and only use red, pink, white or black. I used a lace doily for the corner, stamped the heart on a paint chip, heat embossed and cut out, outlined with a red metallic marker, popped that up with foam squares, and tied a ribbon piece on the heart-shaped paper clip. Added a few rhinestones, and voila!! Instant valentine! If you did this assembly-line fashion, would be pretty quick and easy to make 30. tfl

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cute as a Button SC211

Here's my entry for today's SCS sketch challenge (SC211). Forgot to post it here yesterday. The background is quilted, although it doesn't show up that well in the picture. tfl

Valentine, WT201

Here's my entry for today's SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT201). I used this color combo for my inspiration: http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/search?term=coffee I heat embossed the heart and the medallion image, and popped everything up on pop-dots. tfl

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Angel Fish Card Box CC201

Here's another entry for today's SCS color challenge (CC201). I made this little card box to put a set of cards in...they'll be the same design as on the cover. Found the design for the box here: http://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/2009/01/step-by-step-guide-to-making-note-card.html This lady does great work, and is so kind to share with all of us! Love these little boxes, and they are very easy to do! No stamping. The little tag came off from a purse that I bought last summer.tfl

Birdhouse Greeting, CC201

Here is my entry for today's SCS color challenge (CC201). This was a fun color combo to work with. I've had these birdhouse stamps for a long time, and have never used them. I pulled the color combo papers, and they just seemed perfect for these. I like the way it came out. Hope you do too. tfl

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rose Elegance FS101

Here is my entry for today's FS101 challenge. What a great gallery this is! I love her style! I used a combo of cards as inspiration. Here are a couple: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1005497?cat=500&ppuser=42410 and http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/969989?cat=500&ppuser=42410I changed the color of the flower and mesh bg and used a different background paper and a little different layout.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Marines Card for WT200

Thursday, I did this card for SCS WT200 challenge, which was to use stars in our creation. It was a very busy day, so I'm just getting around to uploading here. My dh's son, Mike, is in the Marines, so this will be for him. We are so proud of him, but at the same time, apprehensive, of course, as he will be deployed soon to Afghanistan, we believe. He's in CA right now training. Please keep him and all of our loved ones who are protecting or country in your thoughts and prayers. tfl

Wind Beneath My Wings

Here's my entry for today's inspiration challenge (IC162) inspired by this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltcaf...n/pool-tenugui

Inside of the card says..."the wind beneath my wings"


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Go Gators CC200

Here is my entry for SCS CC200, brilliant blue, garden green, pumpkin pie. These colors scream "Gators", Florida's college football team, which my husband is a HUGE fan of!! So...had to go with this. Images are computer-generated...didn't have rubber stamps for this...lol. tfl

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Good Friends- Good Shoes FS100

Here is my entry for SCS Featured Stamper Challenge (FS100). The card I cased is here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...amp;ppuser=362

I changed the layout from landscape to portrait, used a different stamp, and weaved ribbon on the side of my scalloped base card that I cut with my cricut, using cricut design studio. I also cuttlebugged the edge.

I photographed it next to a framed pic that my sister, Kat, sent me for Christmas. I think they go great together, don't you? tfl

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sweet Beauty, IC161

Here is my entry for SCS IC161 - inspired from the "Guilded Quilt" cake on page 1 of this site: http://cakenouveau.com/cakes.html. It's also for Gina K's challenge today, which is to use a non-standard size. This card is 5X6 1/2.

I scored the 3rd layer and used gold paint pen for the dots. Also outlined image and both close to cocoa layers with the gold. Doesn't show up that well in the picture, but is very pretty in real life.Then I used my favorite sheer gold ribbon with brown satin for the ribbon and bow. tfl

Friday, January 2, 2009

Oriental Serenity LSC201

Here is my entry for today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC201). We were to use our favorite things to create a card. My favorite things for this card are:

1. favorite images: oriental lady & orchid

2. favorite color combo: "eggplant" & "metallic gold" & Far East dp

3. favorite tool/embellishment: cuttlebug, brads, gold paint pen

Every time I make a card with these images, I hate to give it away. Keepin' this one!! lol tfl