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

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Still here!!

Hi Friends,
Just a note to say I haven't given up on my blog...just been away. Bob's son, Michael, just came back from Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, so we drove to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC on Wednesday so we would be there to greet him. Just got home yesterday afternoon. By tomorrow, although busy with Christmas stuff like everyone is this time of year, I hope to be able to get back to regular posting, or at least semi-regular. Hope you will visit. Thanks for checking in!!
Hugs, Val

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful Splendor CC246

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC246).

I cased this beautiful card by smartblonde_2000 found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1458555?cat=fav&si=Pocket%20Silhouettes&perpage=12&thumbsonly=0&thumbcheck=. I love her card because it is so simple and elegant!

My image and sentiment are from a set called Autumn Spendor by Making Memories, which was stamped and heat embossed. The card base was a pre-embossed one. tfl

Monday, November 23, 2009

Naughty or Nice? TLC248

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC248). The template is from Claire Brennan at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/. I used the toe of some fishnet stockings to cover the front. The stamps are digital. I made this for my hairdresser for her Christmas bonus tip. tfl

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Retro Birthday IC207

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge (IC207) found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469120. My inspiration is from these buttons: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33931271. The image and sentiments are all digital. tfl

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Tree LSC247

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC247), to make a long tall or long small card. The tree is cut out of Christmas dp, cuttlebugged and framed with a negative cut from a card I made with my Nestabilities. The star stamp is from Autumn Leaves and is called "Scribbles, Hearts and Stars". The "with love" stamp is from Stampin' Up. tfl

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Cheer SC255

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468689

The main image and sentiment are digital stamps from Shirleys2Girls. The bottles and cocktail glasses on the right side are from My Favorite Things acrylic stamps. tfl

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Cardinal CC245 and MMSC28

This is a Christmas card I made with 2 challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC245) Always Real Chocolate, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468563;
The cardinal stamp is Inkandinkadoo and it is heat embossed. The Happy Holidays sentiment is computer generated. The poinsettia are EK Success Jolee's Boutique stickers.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Playing in the Leaves

This card is for my sister for Thanksgiving. The stamp is digital from Sallys2Girls and the printed background paper is a wallpaper sample.

Thanksgiving Birdie TLC247

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC247) "outside the box". The stamp is digital from Lindsay's Stampin Stuff. tfl

Friday, November 13, 2009

Don't give up on me

Hi everyone! Yep, I'm still alive! Who would believe that retired life would be so busy that you just didn't have time to blog!!!!???? Geesh! Anyway, just got back from our 3rd Anniversary cruise to the Bahamas...had a great time...attaching a few pics. Yesterday, I spent time (that I normally would have been crafting and blogging) packaging up birthday gifts...lots of them this month. Have more jewelry to make for Christmas, and shopping and packaging to do, so not much card making going on right now, but I did get some Nesties and new Cuttlebug folders that I'm anxious to use, so once the craziness is over, I'll try to get back to posting more regularly. In the meantime, thanks for checking in. Hugs!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

MIA??? Nope...just something different

Hi there. Well, didn't want everyone to think I'd given up on my blog or card-making. I've just been taking a little break from cards to make some jewelry for Christmas gifts. Here are a few pics of some of the pieces I've made so far. tfl