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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Snowy Christmas Owl MMSC21

This card is for Midnight Madness Challenge (MMSC21) found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2009/09/midnight-madness-week-21-mmsc21.html.

I stamped the owl from Inkadinkadoo on navy cs with Color Box white pigment ink and heat embossed it with detail white powder. The snowflakes are cuttlebug cut out of white glitter paper. The stick pin is made from beads from my jewelry-making stash.


Missing You from Paradise SC248

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC248). tfl

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tin Snowflakes TLC240

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' TLC240 challenge, to cuttlebug on foil. I used snowflakes from a snowflake 3-D kit I bought on clearance last year at Michael's. The little snowflake square is leftover from cutting snowflakes out of glitter paper with my cuttlebug die. "Waste not, want not" lol! Also added a little charm I had made years ago and had in my jewelry-making stash. tfl

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bee Happy IC199

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Inspiration Challenge (IC199). My inspiration is found here: http://shop.thepajamasquid.com/produ...d-backpack-bee.

I used SCS Sketch Challenge 139 for my layout. The sentiment is computer generated.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn Sunset WT237, SC215

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge (WT237), to work outside of our comfort zone. I love brayered backgrounds, but have always been scared to do the brayering and masking for this kind of card. I've always used chalking for this. So...I did it...and I love the way it came out! Hope you like it too. The layout is SC215. tfl

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Autumn Leaves SC247 CTD61

This card is for:Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC247), and Color Throwdown Blog Challenge (CTD61). I used Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Rose Red cardstock for my card base and matting, and wallpaper samples for my background panels. The digital image is printed on blue cs and the leaves were added on with LuminArte' shimmer paints. The sentiment is computer generated. tfl

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sweet Daisy May CC237

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge (CC237), rich razzleberry, crushed curry and basic black. The main image is from Cute Daisy May Designs. I colored her with watercolor pencils and chalked her scalloped background to soften it and blend with the rest of the card. The sentiment panel is cuttlebugged on core'dinations paper and sanded. I scored 3 lines on the scalloped edge. tfl

Oriental Red Birds OSA Layout#37

This card is for Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group's Layout Challenge #37. The frame is digital, accented by gold paint pen. The gold panel is cricut using the Storybook cartridge and colored with gold ink then outlined with Bic Mark-It in dark brown. The bird panels are digital from Dover Publishing printed on blue cs and then colored with Bic Mark-It markers. The background paper is DCWV Far East stack. tfl

Monday, September 21, 2009

Manly Retreat CAS33

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS33), using a sketch from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1459189.

The main panel is digital from RivercityRubberworks. The deer images are from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is a combo of 3 stamps from Hot Off the Press.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Oriental Garden

This card is for

1) Splitcoaststampers' Inspiration Challenge (IC198), using inspiration from LAMA e-store here: http://lamadesigns.com/store/show/5?cat=new#;

2) Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo Group Theme Challenge #37, oriental garden theme found here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrientalStampArt/; and

3) Simon Says Stamp challenge to make an oriental card at http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/.

I used a new Inkadinkadoo set I got the other day for the main image and stamps from another set for the embellishments. tfl

Friday, September 18, 2009

Christmas Angel for Mom MMSC19

This is a Christmas card for my Mom-in-law. She loves angels and when I saw a card made with this stamp the other day, I just knew I had to get it. The whole set is just beautiful! It's by Inkadinkadoo. I used the layout from this week's Midnight Madness challenge (MMS19) found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2009/09/midnight-madness-week-19-mmsc19.html. tfl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flowery Imagination Mojo104

This card was done yesterday when Amy came over and we did the Splitcoaststampers' color challenge (CC236) together. Check out her card (Alibry) http://askalibry.blogspot.com/! Not sure if she's uploaded it yet, but OMG it's soooooo cute! The sketch is from mojomonday.blogspot.com. tfl

Doggie Love SC246

This card was my first attempt for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC246). I'm not really happy with the way it came out, but here it is. tfl

Snowbird Conversation SC246

This is my second card for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC246). I just adore this snowman and never get tired of him! Hope you don't either...lol!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunny Thanks icsketch#33

This card is for a very good friend of mine. Can't say more as I might ruin the surprise, but I'm pretty sure she'll like it. I used a sketch from icsketches.blogspot.com and a digital image from Lindsay at http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Lindsay. This is one of my favorite digital stamps! I cut out a piece of an overlay that my friend, Amy, gave me, sprayed it with gold Shimmer Mist, and used that as embellishment. I had also sprayed the shimmer mist on my cocoa background. I found envelopes at Big Lots the other day, and the shimmery brown square envelope and the overlay from Amy were my inspiration for this card. tfl

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cards for Heroes

Remember our Troops, and on this day remember our heroes from 9/11.

Thanks in Black and White

This card is for 3 challenges:

1) Splitcoaststampers' Limited Supply Challenge to use:* oldest stamp set (flower - Inkadinkadoo?, Thanks

* newest tool (envelope maker)

* favorite color combo (black and white w/red)

* least favorite embellishment (stickers);

3) Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge (WT235), to use red.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Black and White Birthday SC245

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC245). Great sketch! I kept it simple so that it could be a masculine birthday card and so that it would mail easily (no lumps). tfl

Autumn Bluebird LPSC32

I just love this new digital stamp I got from Lindsay at http://www.shophandmade.com/store?store1=lindsay.
This was a really fun card to make! tfl

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Geisha CC235, CAS31, OSA

This card is for 3 challenges:

(1) Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge (CC235), using basic black, elegant eggplant and old olive.;

(2) Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS31), to pop up your image; and

(3) Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo Group found here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrientalStampArt/to make a card with a Geisha.The main image is a pre-colored digital.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Homemade Stamp Christmas Card TLC237

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC237), to make your own stamp with fun foam. I had these fun foam shapes hanging around for my grand-daughter to use, so ran a tree through the cuttlebug with the script folder and stamped it on white cs, cut it out and mounted it on pop-dots for dimension. tfl

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

An Angel To Watch Over Mom LSC236

This (SCS Limited Supplies challenge (LSC236)), to use a 4" X 1 1/2" scrap) was a great challenge for me today. I bought this beautiful charm to make a bookmark for my dear mother-in-law, and this worked perfectly for that. It has magnets inside to help hold it in place in her book. The angel image is digital from Dover Publishers, and I colored it with watercolor pencils and Stickles. tfl

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Romantic Chocolate and Roses

This card is for 3 challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge (WT234), to use sanding, (which I did on the cuttlebugged core'dinations chocolate/rose paper) found here:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC17), using this sketch found here:

Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD58), using Always Artichoke, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip, found here:


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fun with Amy

Amy & I got together Friday and Monday and had fun making 3 cards and a post-it note holder/pen combo. Here they are. tfl

Two Peas In a Pod SC244

This card is for my friend, Amy's daughter's baby shower. She is having twins, and the theme of the shower is "two peas in a pod". The main panel and the inside are done with pieces from a digital kit. I used today's sketch challenge (SC244) from SCS for the layout. tfl