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, April 30, 2009

Lady of Fashion in White on Black WT216

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge #WT216#, which was to use black cs. This was perfect for my silhouette stamps! But instead of doing black on white for the silhouette, I wanted to do white on black. Used detail white emobossing powder and heat embossed the silhouette. The rest is pretty much explains itself. tfl

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Thanks SC226

Sorry the card is sideways again, but here is my entry for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC226). Lovin' these wallpaper sample books! And the gold ribbon is my favorite ribbon! tfl

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daisy Doggie Thoughts, CC216, FTTC13

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC216) and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC13) found here: http://www.flourishesnewsletter.blogspot.com/.
Lots of recycling here: wallpaper samples, little bit of ribbon, fundraising sticker for sentiment. tfl

Monday, April 27, 2009

Little Miss Daisy May Friends CAS12

This is my card for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS12), using bits of ribbon. I used a very short piece of lavender satin ribbon for a little pillow for little Miss Daisy May and her little doggie to sit on. The dp's are wallpaper samples. The embossed strip is leftover from one of my favorite pre-embossed papers.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Birds WT215

OMG! I've titled this card "The Birds", because the end result is probably about 50% composed of things to fix my bright ideas that went wrong!!! What a nightmare!!! lol

Anyway, the card is for SCS Ways to Use It Challenge #WT215#, using only white cardstock. First, I debossed the white cs with the flower cuttlebug folder and then embossed it with the birds folder. Didn't come out as well as I thought it might, so to add color and emphasize the debossed images, I decided to paint some of the leaves and flowers. Well, made a little mess of that...so...cut out the rectangle with my coluzzle. Then the inside looked too plain white for my sentiment, so...used blue shimmers to watercolor inside...that was VERY slow work with my little paint brush!! Then...ok, this doesn't look that bad...now, here's the good part...stamped my sentiment UPSIDE DOWN!!! So...then I had to cut the card in half and tape it together right, cause I didn't want to have to do the whole window cutting thing again...so on and so on! LOL

Hope you like it anyway, and that I didn't bore you to death! But thanks for letting me vent! Jeesh!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cute Daisy May SC225

This card is my entry for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC225). I used a digital stamp which was a hand-drawn "cute daisy may designs" image done by Linnie Carter, which you can find here: http://www.helpinghandstemplates.co.uk/products.php?category_id#35. I just love these little images, and think they go wonderfully with my favorite Basic Gray porcelain papers! I colored her with watercolor pencils and blended, then cut her and her little friend out and popped them up on pop-dots. The cuttlebugged panels were done with coredinations paper and sanded. I love how this came out. Hope you like it too. tfl

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Thoughts CC215, Caardvarks

Today, I combined challenges: SCS CC215 color challenge, and Caardvarks "Trees A Crowd" challenge. I cut multiple tree branch images with my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge, piled them up to make a tree. Then I stamped a tree trunk from a SeeD's set and paper-pieced it all together, using markers to make it all come together. I also did some chalking around the tree with gray chalk. I then used pink stickles to make little pink blossoms on the tree. On the side, I placed a brad in the middle of that section and wrapped silver cording around it. The background paper and the tree trunk are made of recycled wallpaper samples. Hope you like it. tfl

Monday, April 20, 2009

Penney for Your Thoughts CAS11

This card is for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS11), using JCPenney Kids Bedding site as inspiration. The pillow here: http://www5.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?DeptID=59474&CatID=60557&GrpTyp=ST Y&ItemID=1470e8e&attrtype=&attrvalue=& amp;CMID=external%7c59489%7c60557&Fltr=&Sr t=&QL=F&IND=30&cmVirtualCat=&CmCat Id=external5948960557, also seen in the background of my photo, was my inspiration. tfl

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thinking of You SKEEM IC176

Here is my card for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC176), using the website SKEEM for our inspiration. I was inspired by this piece: http://www.skeemshop.com/SkeemShop/product_detail.cfm/c/42/product/Sea%20Spray. Used my cricut to make the little black fluorish and rub-ons for the white flowers. tfl

Friday, April 17, 2009

Birthday - Maya LSC216

Well, this was quite a challenge (LSC216) at SCS today! We were to use a wheel (I don't have a stamp wheel!!!), 1 image stamp, 1 sentiment stamp, and 1 embellishment. Well, after trying a few things with my brayer which didn't work...I finally thought of something that did...I stuck 3-D foam stickers onto the brayer and inked them up with a 3-color stamp pad and proceeded to roll away in all different directions on my white cardstock to make my background panel. It actually turned out kinda pretty, I think. So...since my granddaughter had such a good time playing with these foam stickers last time she was here, decided to make this into her next birthday card. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. tfl

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Birdsong, WT214

Here is my submission for SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT214), using a frame on your card. My frame is my birdcage cut from my cricut. I used wallpaper samples for the cage and the background paper inside and out. I stamped the little bird and set him on the pirch. Brads in the silk flowers, and voila! tfl

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rustic Lilies SC224

Here is my entry for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC224). I used a digital stamp, which I colored with shimmers. I used paper from a wallpaper sample book for everything except for the creamy caramel base and matting, and, of course, the paper the image is printed on. I chalked around the image to make a soft background for the flowers and colored the butterfly twice and popped one up over the other for motion. I then popped the whole main panel up on pop dots. Hope you like it. tfl

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Truckin Birthday CC214 SC34

I made this card for my brother's birthday. He used to have a truck that he restored like this. I used SC34 and CC214 from SCS. Hope he likes it. tfl If you'd like to see it right-side-up, you can try here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1312931?cat=500&ppuser=162786 Sorry 'bout that...Blogger does this often, but I still haven't figured out to get it to post correctly!!! Jeesh! lol

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cards for CAS10 and TLC216 Challenges at SCS

The beautiful lady card is for SCS Technique Learners Challenge (TLC216) using metal. I punched the flowers out of a Diet Dr. Pepper can. The image is computer generated. Isn't it beautiful?!!

The blue card is for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS10), using monochromatic color scheme with white or vanilla as our only neutral. tfl

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cupcake Times Three LSC215

Here is my entry for SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC215) using triples. There are 3 layers, vanilla card base, chocolate mat, and 3-colored paint chip. My 3 colors are lavendar, vanilla, and chocolate chip. There are 3 shades of lavendar on my paint chip. 3 cupcakes, 3 elements consisting of the cupcake stamp, sentiment and chocolate ribbon. CAS. tfl

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Porcelain Rose SC223

This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC223). I love this sketch, and thought it was perfect to use my favorite papers by Basic Grey. I just adore this Porcelain collection! I heat embossed the rose and used different cuttlebug folders on each layer and popped the top 2 squares up with pop dots. Added some stickles around the smallest square and brads with some stickles on top and the little dragonfly. On the inside I put a little of the green swirly border and a little strip of the mellow moss just on the right edge. tfl

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Summertime Play CC213

Here is my entry for SCS Color Challenge (CC213). The main image is made with stickers. The dp is lighter cocoa than it looks. It is really pretty close to Close to Cocoa. tfl

Spring Thanks

This card was made for the SCS Clean and Simple Gallery (CAS). I just love this green and white combo. Hope you like it, and that it qualifies as CAS. tfl

Silhouette Sisters SSS08

I did this card for a sketch challenge found here: http://mbryt1.blogspot.com/2009/04/so-sketchy-sunday-8.html (SSS08). This was originally going to be for the CAS challenge at SCS too, but by the time it was finished, I wasn't sure it qualified.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Flowers for A Lovely Lady

I created this card today for my husband's aunt, who is a lovely lady and just turned 99 years old in Lockport, NY. I used today's SCS TLC215 challenge for the layout and the colors from STVCC7. Inside it will simply say "We love you very much, Aunt Ang!".

I cut the flower pot , the little garden stake and the flowers out with my cricut and Walk In A Garden cartridge and cuttlebugged and stamped them. I used a mesh background stamp on the biggest flowers, and just stamped the pad directly onto the centers. I used some leaves from a little bucket of bubble bath flowers and put little dots of stickles on them for dew drops.

I like the way this came out. Hope you like it too. tfl

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Birthday Metal WT212

Here is a card I made for my son's birthday and also for the SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT212). I used Reynolds Release foil and ran it through the cuttlebug #hint: Reynolds Release even repels ATG glue...good thing I had some Tombow metal glue...phew!). I printed the guitar on my computer using my Scrapbook Deluxe program, heat embossed it, and made the "SON" tag with my Spellbinders tag die coverd with foil and an alphabet stencil. This card was fun to make. Hope you like it. tfl

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Porcelain Birds SC222

Here is my entry for today's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC222). I just love this Basic Grey Porcelain Paper, so I worked my card around the sketch and the paper. The bird panel is popped up on pop dots for dimension. I hope you like it. tfl