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

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cardinal Spring Celebration F4A1 M4TW18

This card is for 3 challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481824. My texture is my cuttlebugged bg, and my color not normally used is red/green combo;

2. Paper Makeup Stamps Inspiration challenge, found here: http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.com/2010/02/makeup-4-weekend-18.html. It certainly doesn't feel like spring here yet, but I'm hoping if I keep doing spring-like cards, that it will happen SOON!!!!; and

I'm hoping that my cuttlebugged swiss dots counts as polka dots. Hmmm...I seem to be having a lot of hopes...maybe I should do my next card with a theme of hope! hehe


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dragonfly in Lace WT259

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT259 - to use lace or something that reminds you of lace on your project, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481715. The image is digital, the lace cut out with my cricut and cuttlebugged, background cuttlebugged. The panel in back of the lace is one that my friend, Amy, and I made quite a while ago with alcohol inks.

Spring Buttoned Up MMSC42

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC42 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2010/02/midnight-madness-week-42-mmsc42.html. I stamped 3 borders onto the bg and used a printed panel for the main image. I don't know about you all, but I am ready for Spring!!!! tfl

Triple Challenge Oriental Spring CTD81, JBE094, SFYTT

This is a triple challenge card. Here are the challenges:

1. iheart2stamp sketch challenge - SFYTT - found here: http://iheart2stamp.com/2010/02/20/i-know-you-want-this/;

2. Color Throwdown challenge - CTD81 - found here: http://www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/; and

3. Jacksonbelle Embellishment blog theme challenge using flowers, found here: http://jacksonbelleembellishments.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/jacksonbelle-tuesday-challenge-28/.

My flower is a digital stamp I got from Mel here: http://www.melstampz.blogspot.com/. Thanks, Mel! I colored it with my 1 Copic - love it!!! - and put diamond stickles on the white part.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peacock Thanks - SC269

This card is for today's sketch challenge - SC269 - at Splitcoaststampers, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481553. I'm dealing with a case of debit card fraud (someone charged over $1000 to my debit card number) with my credit union, and I made this for a lady who is being very helpful...nice thing about using a local credit union. I used a digital stamp, which can be found here: http://www.shophandmade.com/Item/6-758-H38G0WB. tfl

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring Chick for Cards for Kids

This cute card is for 3 challenges. I love combining challenges. It's a challenge!!! LOL

1. Use a butterfly somewhere on your card - SNSDD6 - found at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps here: http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/group/sweetnsassystamps/forum/topics/218-digi-day-challenge-6;

2. Use ribbon and trim (border punch) - LSC260 - found at Splitcoaststampers here: http://http//www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480986; and

3. Wishing for Spring theme on a clean and simple card - CAS54 - also at Splitcoast found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480407.

I used a digi from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps, colored it with Bic markers, stamped the little "hi" banner beside him so that it would show through the window that I cut out with my Nesties from front after adhering border-punched dp. Punched the butterfly out of a scrap of glittered cs that I had made from another project, and there you go...a cute little card to say hello to one of the children for Jennifer McGuire's Cards for Kids drive, found here: http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/my_weblog/we-are-collecting-cards-for-ten-children-and-their-families--kate--sami----a-few-things-to-know--this-card-drive-will-be-on.html.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Springtime Fantasy

Here's another card I made today. Makin' up for lost time...hehe. This one meets 2 challenges:

1. Michelle Perkett's Color Combo Challenge #17 found here: http://www.michelleperkettstudio.blogspot.com/; and

2. Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge - WT258 - to use orange, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480862.

I just love this digital stamp that I got from Michelle, which I colored with watercolor pencils! Hope you like it too! tfl

Sunset Dandelions - WT258 CTD80 2S4Y46 February2020B

Ok, this card meets 4 challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge - WT258 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480862;

2. Color Throwdown Challenge - CTD80 - found here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/;

3. 2Sketches4Y Challenge - 2S4Y46 - found here: http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/; and

4. Hero Arts February Challenge - February2010B - found here: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/february-2010-contest-details/.

This dandelion stamp from Hero Arts is one of my all-time favorites! I cut my 2 curved main image panels and stuck them together with repositionable adhesive, stamped with Versamark and then took them apart and embossed the top panel with gold detail ep, and the bottom panel with silver, then heat embossed them. Put them back together and finished assembling, using the sketch from 2Sketches4Y, and the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge, and Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge. tfl

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Forever Friends SC268

Hi Friends,

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC268. Lots of layers. Layers 2 and 3 papers come from a pad I've had since I first started scrapbooking. They have always been some of my favorites. Layers 4 and 5 are backings from stamp sets. The stamp is from Stampin Up and was a gift from a friend. tfl

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fuschia with Butterfly MMSC41 CC258

Hi Blogger Friends,

Been a while since I was able to create. First, I had decided that until I organized my scrap room, I would not let myself create, then the weekend, which is designated together time for Bob and I, and yesterday he had to have tests to check if he is in his 5th year (a huge milestone) of remission from esophogeal cancer...and the doctor says things look fine...happy dancing...did a few biopsies, which we will get results from, but it's looking good!!! Pray for us, please! Thanks. I'll let you know when we get the results officially.

Now...on to my card for today. This card is for 2 challenges:

1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC41 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; and

2. Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge - CC258 - found here: http://http//www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480558

I used a digital stamp which was created by Christine Dark of Sketchingstamper digi-stamps. I colored it with watercolor pencils, then spritzed it with Shimmer Spray, which I should have done first, as it made the color run a little, but I think it's still ok. Then I cuttlebugged the Soft Suede cs with one of my Asian folders, which I had inked with gold ink with my brayer. Then I sprinkled that with gold detail embossing powder and set it with my heat gun. The flower cuttlebugged panel is another of the Asian folders. I just love these! I used gold paint pen around the edges of my main image panel and also to highlight the little stamens on my flowers. Added my gold embossed butterfly and sentiment, gold studs and Voila! Done! Phew! lol tfl

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birthday Star for Kev - SC267

This card is for my son's birthday. I used the sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479805

I stamped and heat embossed the stars and used a new Cuttlebug folder for my card base. tfl

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Geisha with Orchids

This card is for 3 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge - CC257 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479668;
2. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC40 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; and
3. Hero Arts Challenge - February2020A - using flowers found here: http://heroarts.com/

The stamp is from Hero Arts (one of my favorites) and the geisha is one of my new Asian folders from Cuttlebug.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Love You MMSC39

This card is for the Midnight Madness Challenge - MMSC39 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

I made this for Valentine's Day for my dear MIL. Inside is stamped, a fluorishy "Love You", and I'm going to write above it: "Just a few reasons why we..."

The heart was cut out of a piece of cs that I did the shaving cream technique on. The heart stamped onto that was heat embossed with detail gold powder. Then it was mounted onto a piece of Core'dinations that I ran through the Cuttlebug and sanded. This in turn was mounted onto a piece of my favorite dp. tfl

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birthday Gift Box

I made this little box for a birthday gift and for a challenge to make something "outside the box" with a digital image from Michelle Perkett Studio found here: http://michelleperkettstudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-15-treats-for-your-sweets.html
The inside of the box cover is a digital stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio. It was a freebie. Thanks, Michelle! The box is made with a template from my Scrapbook Deluxe program. tfl

Happy Birthday Papertrey Ink

This card is for a birthday celebration for Papertrey Ink. The challenge can be found here: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2010/02/day-2-2010-stamp-designers-a-challenge.html

I used a digital stamp that was created by Papertrey designer Beth Silaika at http://freckledandfun.blogspot.com/ Thanks, Beth!

and thanks for looking!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Love Letters CPS152

This card is for a sketch challenge - CPS 152 - found here at the Card Positioning Systems blog: http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2010/01/cps-152.html

It's pretty self-explanatory. tfl

Handbag gift box TLC258

This little gift box handbag was made for today's Splitcoaststampers Technique Lover's Challenge - TLC258 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=478576

The original design is from Mel McCarthy and the tutorial can be found on her blog here: http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2008/11/year-of-flowers-card-set-in-bucket.html

Thanks, Mel for the template! Love this!

I printed the template directly onto the back of my dp and then folded the dp in the middle of the bottom section so that I could run it through my Cuttlebug with one of my new Asian folders. Then I assembled it and stamped and heat embossed "for you" on a little chipboard heart for the front...filled the box with stamping supplies and candy for my friend...and tied it together with sheer ribbon...then added a little silk flower stem tucked inside. tfl