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, January 31, 2010

Harmony Goddess

This card is for a sketch challenge found here: http://www.michelleperkettstudio.blogspot.com/
The image is a digital stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio Designs. I think she is just beautiful, don't you? Love these kind of images to color! I added my rhinestones with gold stickles as the glue and pushed them down in so that it oozed out the sides. I kinda like this effect. After the Stickles dry, they will be more sparkly around the stone. tfl

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beach Good Luck Charm

This card is for a Laura's Sketch 44 challenge found here: http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/2010/01/lauras-sketch-44.html.
I cuttlebugged and sanded Core'dinations cardstock for my base, and stamped my image on a piece of paper I made with the shaving cream technique with my friend, Amy, quite a while back. I love these papers, and was glad to find a use for a piece of it. tfl

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birthday Hat Celebration SC265 CTD77

This card is for 2 challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge - SC265 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477901; and

2. Color Throwdown Challenge - CTD77 - found here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/.

I used stamps from 3 different birthday sets for this card.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Dahling! - MMSC38 CC255

Today's card is for 2 challenges:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC38 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; and

Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge - CC255 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477762.

I needed to make a card for our beautiful niece, so this is what I came up with, using a digital image and a paper doily. The sentiment is computer generated also. tfl

Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday Barbie - TLC257

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Technique Lovers Challenge - TLC257 - to make a side-step card. I needed to make a card for my niece's birthday for her party on Feb. 14th, so I cut out the Barbie image from the invitation and used it as my main image on this card. Stamped happy birthday on back panel, cuttlebugged the side panels with my new Asian folder, and added flowers and rhinestones. Pretty easy. tfl

Thursday, January 21, 2010

If the Shoe Fits - S2G Twisted Thursday Challenge 40 & CAS50

This card is for Shirleys2Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge #40, called "Indulgence". I used a digi I had gotten from them a while ago. Think it "fits" nicely!

I'm also using this card for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge this week - CAS50, using teal, white and another color for your card. tfl

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oriental Blue Suede Rubies CC254 MMSC37

This card is for 2 challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge - CC254, using bashful blue, soft suede, ruby red and a neutral of choice - with dessert option of stripes, which I incorporated with gold cording on the red strip at the bottom. This challenge can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476785; and

2. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC37 - which can be found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/.

My main image panel is a free sample from Dover Publishing. The background papers are cuttlebugged with one of my new Asian folders, which I couldn't wait to try!! LOVE them!!!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wedding Cake - MMSC36

This card is for the Midnight Madness Challenge - MMSC36 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2010/01/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-36.html. The stamp is a digital stamp from Cocoa Studio's "herecomesthebride" set found at mygrafico. tfl

Love Birds - Bee Crafty Challenge 22

This card is for a color challenge - Bee Crafty Challenge 22 at http://www.bee-crafty.blogspot.com/, to use your favorite color combo. I love this digital stamp that they gave away for free a while ago. It's one of my favorite digis. You can get it here: http://bee-crafty.blogspot.com/2009/06/freebie-challenge-competition-no-7-love.html.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Flowers and Birds IC215

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Inspiration Challenge (IC215). My inspiration piece is a beautiful plate found here: http://www.nellhills.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=305.

I stamped my image in white on black cardstock and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder. The little flower is a sticker. tfl

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bird in Blooms WT253

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge - WT253 - to use a bird in your project. This is a cute little bird digital stamp from Scrapbooking Season that I had just colored last night...love the way it worked for this challenge! The card base is a pre-embossed square card. The flower branch is Inkadinkadoo, heat embossed and embellished with Stickles. tfl

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Birthday Candle Wishes SC263

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge - SC263. I needed to make a card for our nephew, so thought this would work for that. I brayered silver on the cuttlebug embossing folder for the top panel. Inside, it says " Happy Birthday" too. tfl

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday Razzleberry Flowers CC253

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge - CC253. I had kind of a hard time with this one, started out with another idea and it didn't work, so then had a hard time incorporating the chocolate chip. Ended up using it to make fluorishes on the pink flower and to highlight happy birthday on the pink cuttlebugged panel. Not my favorite card, but it's what I have for today. tfl

Monday, January 11, 2010

Birthday Strawberry Kiwi Cake TLC255 CAS49

This card is for 2 challenges at Splitcoaststampers: TLC255 and CAS49. For TLC255, the cake is embossed with scented embossing powder, which I made by mixing 1 part Strawberry Kiwi Crystal Lite powdered mix with 2 parts clear embossing powder. It has a slight scent, but not as much as I would have liked. CAS49 was to cut something out for your card, so I cut out a window for my cake. tfl

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Love Bird Hugs and Kisses IC214 S2GSC38

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers' Inspiration Challenge - IC214 - inspired by a piece found here: http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.36219329.jpg; and
2. Sketch Challenge at Shirleys2Girls found here: http://s2gpapercraftingcontest.blogspot.com/.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Love Song LSC254, SC262

This card is for 2 challenges at Splitcoastampers:

1. LSC254, to make a card for someone you love, and use pinks, reds, black and white, not necessarily all of them; and to use polka dots on your card;

2. SC262 from Wednesday.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Cake WT252 MMSC35

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge - WT252, to use something new, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=474953. These birthday stamps are my newest supplies.

It is also for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC35, found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/.


Love Caardvarks Challenge

This card is for a sketch challenge at Caardvarks, found here: http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-new-year.html, using a great sketch by Becky Fleck of Page Maps. There is a prize of Just Rite Stamps up for the winner. I just love them, but haven't gotten any yet. These would make a great start to my collection! Wish me luck! tfl

Monday, January 4, 2010

Flowery Thank You MMSC34

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC34 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

The main image is a digital stamp, and the thank you is rubber stamped. The coloring is watercolor pencils. tfl