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, August 27, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

More blog candy here:

Be An Original in Red S2GSC23

This card is for shirleys2girls sketch challenge (S2GSC23) for over at: http://www.s2gpapercraftingcontest.blogspot.com/.

We were to use this sketch and red for the primary color. Love this digi image that they created also.


A Girl and Her Dog MMSC16

This card is for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC16) found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/...16-mmsc16.html

I used a digi image done by Michelle Seward at http://www.shellsaddictedtorubber.typepad.com/.

The image is colored with watercolor pencils and the background around the image is chalked to pick up the colors from the Basic Grey Porcelain collection, my favorite dp set.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Owl Always Love You LPSC30

This card is for a color challenge at Little Paper Shop (LPSC30) found here: http://littlepapershop.blogspot.com/...-in-color.html

The cute little owl image is a digi stamp that is free here: http://littlepapershop.ning.com/foru...1410:Topic:795

I used watercolor pencils and sponged blue on the sky around the cute little guy. Dragonfly is a little stamp I've had forever. tfl

Be An Original SC243, S2G

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC243), using a digital stamp from Shirleys2Girls, which can be found here: http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/profiles/blogs/free-digi-image. Isn't she cute??!! This was a really fun image to watercolor and I love the way the sketch worked for this one! tfl

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Amy and I at CHA - July 31, 2009

Here's a pic of my friend, Amy and I at CHA. I finally realized I'm always mentioning her in my posts as we've created some lovely backgrounds and things in the little time that we've known each other, so thought you should see who I'm always talking about. She's a wonderful and very talented lady, and I feel very blessed to have her as a friend.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Birthday Cat

This is a card I made for my brother-in-law's upcoming birthday. I'm also submitting it for 2 challenges:

ssnotime101 found here, to use polka dots:


DU2DSC19 found here to use blue, green, white & cream: http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/

The stamp is digital from Hambo Stamps. tfl

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Wow!! Check this out!!


and here's some more:


Ming Vase for OSA Sketch Challenge #32

I made this card for a sketch challenge (#32) at OSA Yahoo Group, which is a group for oriental card-making enthusiasts. I love making oriental cards and was very happy to find this group to share them with and get new ideas from. The vase is a digital image. tfl

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dragonfly Dreams SC242

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC242). Most of the background papers were different background techniques done with my stamping friend, Amy. The #3 panel is cricut and the leaves are diecuts sprayed with Shimmers and veins added with Shimmering Pearls and stickles. The panel that the dragonfly is sitting on was a piece of a demo done by a lady at CHA. tfl

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Am Featured Blog of the Week at SNR Card Universe!

Wow! Check this out! Just got this email today. I am so honored and happy that my blog is appreciated and enjoyed!

"Hi Val,

I have chosen your blog as the "Featured Blog of the Week" at the SNR Card Universe. The Card Universe is a complete online resource and gathering place for both card makers and stampers. We pride ourselves on being an excellent source for news, inspiration and how-tos. We are very proud to name your blog as a blog of note in the card making and stamping community. I have included a badge for your blog, to display proudly. We would appreciate your linking this badge to http://snrcardiverse.ning.com .

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your lovely blog with our online community!
Cheryl Nyboer
Scrapbook News & ReviewCard Team Assistant Coordinator
My Blog:www.capturingamomentintime.com "

Happy Snowmen MMSC15

This card is for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC15), which can be found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2009/08/midnight-madness-week-15-mmsc15.html.
I love this little happy snowmen Stampin' Up wheel that my friend, Amy, let me borrow. Thanks, Amy!! Aren't they soooo cute???!!! tfl

Monday, August 17, 2009

Leaves of Peace (CAS28) and Pots of Gold (TLC234)

The top card is for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS28), to make a masculine card. I love this new stamp I got at CHA. I stamped the leaf multiple times on glossy white cs and heat embossed. Sorry that blogger turned it sideways. Jeesh.
The bottom card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC234), gold leaf pen resist. I used my gold metallic paint pen and a stencil I created with my cricut. The other gold panel is a botched attempt at faux metal...knew it would come in handy for something...lol. I used glimmer mist for the bg for the flowers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dramatic Birthday SC241

This card is for our nephew's birthday. He is involved with theater, so I thought this would be appropriate. We will put a gift card to the movie theater inside.

I used Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC241) for my layout. The ticket is computer generated and I added the sentiment info in my Scrapbook Factory Deluxe program. tfl

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beauty Thinking of You IC192 CC230

I rarely get to do Saturday's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, and it is one of my favorite challenges. Today I was inspired by this piece: http://www.bellacor.com/fullsize.cfm?Sku=388H80394.
I got this Whitewash Core'dinations paper at CHA and just love it, and I think it worked perfectly to recreate the beautiful look of the vase. I also used Tuesday's color challenge (CC230) as I didn't get a chance to do it that day. tfl

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cupcake Celebration LSC232 MMSC13

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Limited Supply Challenge (LSC232), to make a food-related card using only cardstock with "food" names.

I used pale plum and perfect plum SU cardstock, some plum print paper, and chocolate core'dinations, which I ran through the cuttlebug and sanded. I stamped my cupcake on the brown core'dinations with white ink and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then cuttlebugged and cut apart to use the chocolate side for the frosting and the plum side for the cupcake paper. I then crimped the plum cupcake paper and mounted my cupcake on a pale plum paint chip.

My layout is from the Midnight Madness challenge (MMSC13) found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Flower Medallion with Butterflies

This is a card that I made the other day with the help of my friend, Amy (Alibry on Splitcoast). The butterfly panel was done by her, and she showed me how to make the little flower medallion. tflAnd thank you, Amy!!

Hot Rod Birthday SC240

This card is for my brother's birthday. I used Splitcaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC240) for my layout. The hot rod pic is from the Internet. The "headlight" embellishment behind the main image is a vellum tag that I stamped with silver ink on a mesh background stamp. tfl

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fashion in Stitches CAS26

Here is a card I created for Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS26),

and also for a challenge at Bee Crafty (http://www.bee-crafty.blogspot.com/) and Cup Cake Cards & Crafts (http://www.cupcakecardcraft.co.uk/) to create a card adding color to this digital image. I used an Inkadinkadoo heart stamp to stamp the flower pattern on the dress, masking the belt first. tfl