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, May 29, 2009

Fish Dreams for Father's Day LSC222

This is my entry for SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC222). I used wallpaper samples and core'dinations cardstock which I sanded to distress and cut out the leaf and fishing fly. I scrunched the leaf for dimension and popped the fly up on a pop-dot. There's a picture of a fish inside. This will be for my husband for Father's Day. tfl

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monogram Madness 5 Challenge Card

I made this card to meet 5 challenges. They are:

1. SCS Ways to Use It Challenge (WT220) using buttons;

2. Midnight Madness (MMSC3) sketch challenge;

3. Cuttlebug Challenges (CBI33) using a monogram ((I forgot to include cuttlebugging on the card, so used it on my envelope...was a little late to think of using it on the card after I'd attached the buttons...lol))

4. Raspberry Suite Color Challenge on Dawn Mcvey blog using raspberry, artichoke and celery/moss;

5. Jacksonbelle Challenge (JBE055) to use polka dots.

Phew!!! tfl

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sweet Daisy May SC230 CTD44

This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC230) and Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD44). Hope you like it. tfl

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Butterfly Kisses, CC220, MMSC2, Butterflies & Hearts

This is a triple challenge card: SCS Color Challenge (CC220), Midnight Madness Challenge (Sketch #2), and Butterflies & Hearts Challenge on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.

Hope you like it. tfl

Monday, May 25, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday Birdie IC181

Here is my entry for SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC181). A pic of my inspiration choice is beside my card in the pic above and can also be found here: http://www.forestprints.com/itemprof...itemcode=B0293Thanks for the great inspiration!! One more birthday card to make for next month!!! Yea!!
Oops! Forgot to add faux stitching with orange ink around main image panel. Gonna do that right now, but no time for new pic. Got things to do!!!!!!!!!! Yikes!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Circle of Life Cupcake Birthday LSC221

Well, I need 4 birthday cards for this month, so this challenge worked perfectly to get a start. This was a fun one! Thanks SCS. LSC221 (using circles and only stamps from one set) was perfect. I popped the cupcake image and the scalloped circle it's on on pop dots. Otherwise, kept bulk low for easy mailing. Hope you like it. tfl

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dragonfly Miss You WT219 CAS15

Here is my entry for Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge (WT219), using a stamp twice, and Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS15), using black and white and a bold bright. tfl

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sympathy SC229, CC219

Well, just returned from vacation in Vegas & CA to find that the first card I needed to do was a sympathy card for my brother-in-law and his family, as they lost his mother last week. So, I decided to combine today's sketch challenge (SC229) and yesterday's color challenge #CC219) at SCS. I used watercolor pencils on the digital stamp last night and allowed it to dry overnight before putting the card together today. Cuttlebugged the coredinations paper and added some subtle gold highlights to the flowers and around the image panel. The inside top is covered with the flowered wallpaper to cover the brads and to brighten it up a little. The inside sentiment is "May your love for each other help you through this difficult time." tfl

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Thanks for stopping by my blog. There won't be any new posts til at least the 18th. Bob and I are going to Vegas for my brother's wedding and then to California to scope out the Placerville/Sacramento area where we are thinking of moving to when he retires. But...I'll be back!!!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Orchid Love SC227, STVPF11, STVCC11

This card is for 3 challenges: SC227, STVPF11 (piercing), and STVCC11 (Chocolate Brown). I love this sketch, and I used some of my favorite paper by Basic Grey. Bob and I have acquired quite a collection of orchids. They love it here in Florida. We made a resolution that we wouldn't buy any more until there was not at least one in bloom. Well...last week he broke the resolution and brought home a beautiful yellow one!! Oh well, I guess I'll forgive him (*grin*). I think I'll give him this card. Hope you like it. tfl

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May Flowers CC217, CAS13

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC217) and Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS13). Inside says "Thanks a Bunch" tfl

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's Day 2009 TLC219

This card is for my wonderful MIL for Mother's Day and for TLC219 at Splitcoaststampers, using the wax paper resist technique. If you turn your head 45 degrees to the right, you will see the card at the right angle...lol. Sorry 'bout that! I used the embossed piece for the front and the debossed piece for the inside. The main image layered panel is an ATC that I made a while back. I knew I wanted to use it for Mother's Day, but wasn't sure how I was going to finish it off as a card. As it turned out, I think this technique worked quite well. The letter stickers inside spelling MOTHER and the little pearl pin on the roses with the bow is made with blog candy that I got from Beverly "beestamper". Thank you, Beverly!! Hope you like the card. tfl