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, November 18, 2010

Get Well Soon

Well, I've always loved the Stampin' Up Thoughts and Prayers set, and I finally gave in and bought it. This card is for a friend who is having surgery next week. I am entering it into 2 challenges as well.

The colors don't show up correctly. It's really Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow, colors inspired by the Etsy Inspired Challenge - EIC114 - mine was a beautiful seafoam bracelet found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52277667/seafoam-bracelet-gemstones-and-silver.

The other inspiration was the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC307 - and WT297 - to use brown - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 Cards from SU Workshop

These 2 cards are from a Stampin Up workshop at my new friend and demonstrator's house - thanks, Yolanda - had a great time and these cards are beautiful, although I can't take credit for the design. They are lovely, though, aren't they? Just wanted to share them anyway. tfl

Cards for Kids

These are the last 2 cards for the 4th round of the Cards for Kids Drive - package went out yesterday with 13 total - 1 for each child. I just love making cards for this cause. If you've never heard of it, check it out here: http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/my_weblog/cards-for-kids-round-4.html.

Merry Christmas Snowmen

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC80 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; and
2. "Whatever Makes You Happy" theme challenge found here: http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2010/11/simon-says-stamp-show-whatever-makes.html. These little snowmen make me smile every time I see them!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Joy

This card is for 3 challenges:
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC79 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2010/11/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-79.html;
2. Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C63 - challenge to make a Christmas card or project - found here: http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2010/11/crazy4challenges-c4c63.html; and
3. Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC258 - inspiration from 2 different sheet sets (striped and polka dotted) on Company C website, challenge found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/inspiration-f88/ic258-~-company-c-%7B11-13-10%7D-t511917.html.

I got this cute little Hampton Arts stamp set for $1 on clearance somewhere, and I just love it! It doesn't show in the picture, but I used Glossy Accents on the ornaments and ribbon on the package. tfl

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dimensional Ornament

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Caardvarks - Holiday Card with Die-Cuts - found here: http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-die-cuts.html; and
2. Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C62 - a square card - found here: http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2010/11/crazy4challenges-c4c62.html.

SU Ornament Card

Yesterday I went to a workshop at my new SU demonstrator's house here in California, and met some wonderful people and had a great time! I had to leave before the end of the workshop, so Yolanda kindly gave me the package she had to make some little tags for Christmas. I used one of the cute ornaments to make this card today.
I am entering it into the following challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge - CC296 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/color-combinations-f43/cc296-poppy-tempting-white-t511453.html; and
2. Mojo Monday sketch challenge - MOJO164 - found here: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2010/11/mojo-monday-164.html. What a perfect sketch for this cutle little ornament!
Thanks, Yolanda, for the inspiration and a great time!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Peaceful Feelings

I made this card for my husband...he needed some encouragement. He loved it! My inspiration was from the EtsyInspired Challenge found here: http://etsyinspired.blogspot.com/. The piece I chose is here at Putu Princess Escapes shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59573148/myanmar-koi-womens-short-sleeve-tee. I just love these tee-shirts! I think I have to have one or two!! hehe

Friday, November 5, 2010

White Christmas

This card is for a challenge at Simon Says Stamp, to make an (Almost) All White project - found here: http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/11/simon-says-are-you-all-white.html. I recycled a Christmas card from last year for the snowflake bg, adding the white sparkly panel in back of the tree, and of course the embossed christmas tree. The little white button seemed perfect, and then I added a few little pearls to the tree.

Thru the Window

This card is for Splitcoaststampers F4A37 challenge, to create a project with an image that has a tail, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/free-all-f45/f4a37-tail-waggin-greetings-11-5-10-a-t511107.html. These little birdies (a digi from imag-e-nation) sure fit that challenge, and I used the "simple frame" technique found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/simpleframe.
I made it look like you're looking out a window and there is snow piled up on the windowsill outside.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Merry Christmas Snowman

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. MOJO163 sketch challenge at mojomonday here: http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/; and
2. Country kitchen inspiration at the shabby tearoom - TSTR34 - found here: http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/. I was inspired by the colors.


Masculine Birthday

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge - CC295 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/color-combinations-f43/cc295-peach-espresso-craze-11-02-10-a-t510351.html; and
2. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC78 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2010/11/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-78.html.
I really wanted to emboss the leaves in gold, but I still don't have my embossing powders and heat gun...so...this isn't really exactly what I'd like it to be, but tfl.