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

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Snowman in Diamonds CAS21

This card is for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS21), to use glitter, stickles or sparkle on our card. I used DCWV bg paper with glittery snowflakes, rhinestones, glittery ribbon, and diamond stickles on my snowman. I know the card is a little out of season, especially since it's been in the 90's here in Florida, but I just love the diamond stickles on this little guy!! tfl

Bird Song CC225

This card is for SCS Color Challenge (CC225), using kraft, so saffron and night of navy. I love this sentiment! tfl

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fish Wish SC234 CTD48

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC234); and Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD48) at http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/.
The heart bg for my main image is digital. The fish and grass are stamps. tfl

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pacific Tango Summer CC224

Here is my entry for SCS Color Challenge (CC224). I paper-pieced the little birdie. The sentiment panel is computer-generated. tfl

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Spring Has Sprung FS124

Here is my entry for today's SCS Featured Stamper Challenge (FS124). What a beautiful gallery for inspiration! I don't usually get to play on Sundays, because my dh and I try to spend weekends doing things together, but he is working some overtime this afternoon, so...here I am! I enjoyed Monday's technique so much that I decided to do my background paper with the faux handmade paper technique again. The sentiment and the flower are both computer generated. tfl

This is the inspiration piece I chose:
I got the digital flowers at
http://cajoline.vefblog.net/recherche.php?q=broderie and sized them in 3 sizes in my scrapbooking program on my computer, then printed them and added stickles and cut them out and then just layered them and bent to pop up.
The sentiment is from
Earth sentiments

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bee Thankful LSC225, CTD47

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC225) to use foreign language on our card;

and for Color Throwdown (CTD47) found here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wild Thing SC233

Here is my card for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC233). The stamp is a digital stamp which was free from http://www.hambostamps.com/. I colored "coolcat" with markers and did the water and sky with colored pencils. Isn't he fun???!!! tfl

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Celebrate CC223 MMSC5

Here is a card I made for:

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC223) and

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC5) at http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Paper Dreams TLC225

This card was created for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC225), creating faux handmade paper with acrylic paints. I love this technique and will be playing more with it in the future!

The layout is a sketch challenge at Sketchesbytamara.blogspot.com.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Thanks, Merci, Danke LSC224 ssnotime91

This card is for:

Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC224), to use colors of water and sand (blues, grays, greens, sand or other neutral color); ribbon, hemp, twine or fibers, brads and piercing; and

No Time to Stamp Challenge (ssnotime91) found here: http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/06/11/stamp-simply-91-half-circles/ , to use a half circle in the layout.

This is the first time I've used the stamp set that Beverly (aka Beestamper) sent me as blog candy. I think it works perfectly for this card. Thanks, Bev!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ruffled Flower WT222

Here is my entry for SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT222), making crinkled flowers out of circles. The technique can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/crinkled/

I used core'dinations cs in varied shades of purple and used a silk flower with brad in middle for the center. The card base is a pre-embossed card blank. The little bee is a button. tfl

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blue Daze SC232 CTD46

This card is for 2 challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Callenge (SC232) http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441977 ;

Color Throwdown (CTD46) http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/.

I painted the white border made with my Cricut with gold Blingz, and heat embossed the flower for some shimmer.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Smiling Daisies CC222

Here is my entry for today's SCS Color Challenge(CC222): Use only white cardstock and only 1 layer. tfl

Monday, June 8, 2009

Simply Thinking of You CAS18

Here is my entry for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS18), using pinks/corals, Kraft and 1 other color. Just realized I have 2 other colors counting the green in the dp...sorry!!! I used a MS punch on a scrap piece of dp for my flowers. Was just fooling around making things with scraps the other day and this piece just jumped out at me for today's challenge. tfl

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Coral Daisy Thanks IC183

Here is my card for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC183), which was inspired by this room at Design Dazzle: http://designdazzle.com/pages/GirlsRoom431.htm

Friday, June 5, 2009

Easy Breezy Potted Plants

This card is for multiple challenges:

1. (LSC223) Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies ... use only one layer;

2. (CTD45) Color Throwdown at http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/;

4. (FLLCJUNE) at Flourishes Newsletter http://flourishesnewsletter.blogspot.com/ ...an easy breezy card).


Doggie Patchwork S2GSC13

This is a card I did for a sketch challenge (S2GSC13) at Shirleys2girls blog http://karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/, using paper piecing. tfl

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You are My Sunshine SC231

This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC231). My 3-panel background is from a mural wallpaper sample book. The sun is a chipboard piece I painted with acrylic paint and added a circle stamped with the little smiling sun and colored with markers. I popped him up with pop dots and used a little sunshine punch I have had forever to make the little sun border along the edge. Inside is stamped "You are my sunshine." tfl

Timeless Midnight Serenity MMSC4

This is a card I made last night for 2 challenges:

Midnight Madness (MMSC4) at http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/ for the sketch;

and Fluorishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC18), using frames at http://www.flourishesnewsletter.blogspot.com/


Monday, June 1, 2009