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, March 31, 2009

Hey Peeps

Here are my Easter cards for this year. The image is one I found online. Looks like the little ducks are dancing...aren't they soooo cute??!! The rest is pretty self-explanatory. The inside says Happy Easter and I've stamped some little flowers like I did on the envelopes. tfl

Monday, March 30, 2009

Live, Laugh, Love Squared CAS08

Well, Blogger's done it to me again!!! It put the pic of the card sideways, and I can never seem to correct it when it does that!! So...crank your neck to the right, or levitate your body to the right and you will be looking at it right...hehe. If you hurt yourself, you can sue Blogger, not me! Jeesh! Anyway, the ribbon should be on the bottom. Sorry 'bout that!!

Now...here is my entry for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS08), which was to make a CAS card using the layout of this card as our guide: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1239703. Love this card by StampGroover!!

I used a pre-embossed card and just added the ribbon and the little square chipboard button, putting rhinestone square brads in the button holes.
On the inside is a sentiment in the orange and yellow saying "Live, Laugh, Love". I cuttlebugged just the side of my envelope to carry through with the square theme. Very clean and simple card. Hope you like it. tfl

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Farmhouse Serenity IC173

Here is my entry for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC173). This was the painting I used for inspiration from Glenda Mosher's website: http://glendamosher.blogspot.com/2008/03/watsons-mill.html
I colored it with chalks and pencils. tfl

Friday, March 27, 2009

Silhouette Beauty LSC213

Here is my entry for today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC213). We were to use only black and white. Since I love black and white and also since I have 16 of these silhouette stamps to try (right now they are my favorite stamps!), I was thrilled and couldn't wait to play!!!

I used a template found at http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/ for the piercing on the inside. tfl Hope you like.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Update on Deb from my sister, Kat

Hello All!

I know all of you have been amazing at sending positive energy, cards and messages to Deb and I deeply appreciate it!!!!! She is not through the woods yet, by far and she still needs our support. Read the email below... in response to her last round of chemo. NOT good! Again I ask for you to find it within yourself to create a card, send a positive message and healing energy. You can send cards to:

Kat Perry
"For Deb"
200 Brighton Hill Road
Minot, Maine 04258

Thank you in advance for your love & prayers. One small moment in your time and effort makes a huge difference in the heart and hope of another human being! Please take a moment and act.

Hugs & peaceful energy,
Kat> >


> > > > Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but the> past week was pretty bad. I had some bad reactions to> the chemo last week and when they tried to infuse me had a> huge amount of pain that even morphine couldn't take> care of. My doctor ordered a CT scan and found out> that my intrapertoneal port had come apart and the chemo was> going through my tissues instead of my abdomen. > Now I am on chemo hold until I can get surgery to fix> it............ what an ordeal!!

> > > I am better today though, and feeling much> better. Just waiting to hear about when I can> have the fix surgery done....">


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Birthday Candles SC221

Here is my entry for today's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC221). I used a pre-embossed card and added the layers, with the top layer popped up on pop-dots. The candles are heat-embossed. Believe it or not, the reason I made the card in these colors was mostly because I had bought this pretty bright green ribbon and was itching to use it!!! lol I cuttlebugged the envelope with the Happy Birthday folder. Hope you like it. tfl

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Hello CC211

Here is my entry for SCS Color Challenge (CC211), using pretty in pink, kiwi kiss and sage shadow. The image was heat embossed and the little little border along the bottom is a sticker. Hope you like it. tfl

Monday, March 23, 2009

Silhouette CAS07, LPSC08

Here is my entry for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS07), using punches. Also entering it in a challenge to make a monochromatic card at Little Paper Shop (LPSC08). tfl
Have had a few requests for details on this card, so here goes:
The silhouette stamp can be found at heartsintouch.com. It is Item #28 HIT LADIES HATS SILHOUETTES, and it comes on a sheet of 16 silhouettes. They are on unmounted rubber. I used just the edge of a cuttlebug folder for the embossing on the sides, a punch to make the little photo corners, and another punch to make the scalloped oval, then a sharpie to make the little dots on it. I used a stencil to make the black oval in back of the scalloped one. The clip was white and I colored it with a black sharpie to make it black and just looped the ribbon through on each side and secured in back of the panel with scotch tape.
Happy stamping,

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Bloom LSC212

Here is my entry for today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC212). We were to use only spring colors and spring flowers or bulbs. tfl

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Summer Dream WT210

Here is my entry for today's Ways to Use It Challenge (WT210). We were to use stickers along with rubber stamps. Most of this card is stickers. The rubber stamping is the sand dollar, which I embossed with gold ink and clear powder. Then I added real sand on the bottom of the card and around the girl's blanket. tfl

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Little Redbird SC220

Here is my submission for today's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC220). This was a great way to use up some scraps, and also this stamp, which I really like. tfl

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sweet Imagination, CAS06

Here is my entry for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS06), using inspiration from "Robeez". Here is my inspiration: http://www.robeez.com/zoom360.aspx?l...rodID=5BL1MWHI

I used a pre-embossed card and colored some of the flowers with chalk. The flowers are cricut and cuttlebug. tfl

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hat Lady Silhouette TLC212

Sorry for the sideways photo...Blogger's done it again!!!! Jeesh!

Here is my entry for today's SCS Technique Lovers' Challenge (TLC212). The ribbon framing idea came from Claire at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/2009/02/ribbon-border-how-to.html. The card base is a pre-embossed card although it doesn't show up very well in the picture. Just got these silhouette stamps this weekend and had already done the round frame for them on my computer, although I wish it was darker black to go with all the other black on the card. Anyway, next time I'll know. Hope you like it. tfl

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good Luck WT209 & ST PATRICK

Well, today must be my lucky day!!! While waiting for today's SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT209), I made this card for my mil, who is having cateract (sp?) today. Then I came back to check and today's challenge was to make a card with green!!! YEAH!!! I'm also entering a pic of the inside. Of course, I will write a little personal note inside, but wanted to show this since it is the only rubber stamping on the card. The cover is made with a cricut design studio file done by Capadia of Capadia Designs http://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/. I love her work, and the fact that she shares it with all of us. tfl

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happiness is You CC209 & CAS03

Here's a card I made for SCS Color Challenge (CC209) using rose red, always artichoke (it's in the print on the dp, lol) & basic black. I also used a sketch from CAS03, clean and simple. tfl

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hope for Spring LSC210

Here is my entry for today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC210). We were to make a card in 1/2 hour. I am going to send this to Deb (Hope for Deb, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412718)She still has a couple months of chemo to do, so still trying to keep her spirits up. Inside the card is "Hey Deb, Hang in there...Spring and new life are on their way!" tfl

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hope for Deb Still Needed

Well, Deb has another couple of months of chemo to go through, so if anyone has not had a chance to send a card, it would be great if you could (See "Hope for Deb" under Labels on this blog). Kat says she hasn't gotten any in a couple of weeks. I will be sending one out tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. You are a great group of wonderful, caring people.

Chandellier WT208

Here's my entry for today's Ways to Use It Challenge (WT208), to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card). I will use this as a gift tag. tfl

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chocolate Chip Kiwi Passion Cupcake CC208

Here's my entry for today's SCS Color Challenge (CC208), using chocolate chip, kiwi kiss & pink passion. I love this Basic Grey dp that I got! And these little cupcake stamps! Hope you like the card. tfl

Monday, March 2, 2009

Inspired Friends IC169

Well, got most of my scrapbooking caught up, but trying to work on mini-albums for gifts, so my participation in challenges will be quite sporadic for a while. I love inspiration challenges though, so since I can't usually play much on weekends, will just have to catch up when I can. Here's my entry for this weekend's IC. I love this site for inspiration...wow! I chose this napkin set: http://www.roomservicehome.com/productsl2.asp?dept=683Used a brayer on cuttlebugged panels for the polka dots, and a new stamp from a set I won as blog candy. tfl