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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dandelion Wishes and Butterfly Kisses

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC77 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-77.html; and
2. Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT294 - (to frame it) found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/ways-use-f46/wt294-frames-10-28-10-a-t510329.html.
The dandelion stamp is from Impression Obsession.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Snowman SC304 CTD116

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC304 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-304-10-27-10-a-t510180.html; and
2. Color Throwdown Challenge - CTD116 - found here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2010/10/color-throwdown-116.html.
This sweet snowman stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, found here:
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/products/You-Light-Up-My-Life-Clear-Stamp-Set.html. Isn't he cute??!! I colored him with Copics and used Glossy Accents on the lights. The green bg is shimmery paper, cuttlebugged and sanded. tfl

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vintage Love CTD115 EIC111

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Color Throwdown Challenge - CTD115 - found here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2010/10/color-throwdown-115.html; and
2. EtsyInspired Challenge - EIC111 - found here: http://etsyinspired.blogspot.com/2010/10/eic-111-stilettoheights.html - to be inspired by the Etsy shop called Stiletto Heights. The print that inspired me can be found here: http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.171909369.jpg. What a fun site this is! Love it!
The paper I used for my main image is from the Graphics 45 line.

Christmas Ornament TLC296

Well, here's my christmas ornament for the Technique Lover's Challenge - TLC296- found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/try-new-technique-f44/tlc296-~-christmas-ornaments-~-10-25-10-a-t509981.html. Obviously, I'm gonna need practice and more time to make them the way I'd really like, but at least I have the general idea now. tfl

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Masculine Vintage

Well, I don't know why the pic loads sideways and I can't figure out how to fix it, so...sorry.

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC255 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/inspiration-f88/ic255-~-poster-cabaret-%7B10-23-10%7D-t509818.html. The piece I chose for my inspiration at Poster Cabaret is here: http://postercabaret.com/neilyoungconcertposteraustralia2009.aspx; and
2. Embellish Magazine blog Vintage Color Challenge - using green, yellow, and rust to make a vintage card - found here: http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/2010/10/embellish-vintage-color-challenge-sponsored-by-pixie-petals/.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thinking of Ewe for Cards for Kids F4A35

This card is for Cards for Kids. The inspiration is from Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge - F4A35, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/free-all-f45/f4a35-flap-me-10-22-10-a-t509728.html - to make a flap card.

The image is a digital from Cuddly Buddly, found here: http://cuddlybuddly.com/.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lovebirds WT293

I made this card for my dh. We're dealing with all the red tape and hassles to get our dream home here in CA, and I wanted to make him feel better this morning, and assure him that we're in this together and things will work out for the best one way or another as long as we have each other!

I took my inspiration from the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT293 - to use fabric on our card, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/ways-use-f46/wt293-fabric-10-21-10-a-t509644.html. My fabric is the beautiful ribbon/lace I got here: http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ribbon-for-sale/

The digi stamp is from Stamp-n-doodle. Their website is here: http://www.stamp-n-doodle.com/. I colored it with Copics and watercolor pencils.

The background dp is from a paper stack Amy gave me as a going away present last time we were together in Florida. Isn't it gorgeous???!!! Thanks, Amy! I miss you!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn Shimmer Butterfly TLC295 CPS86

Well, yesterday my husband and I went to our storage unit to find my Cuttlebug...we didn't find it, although I'm sure it's there...anyway, we did find a whole bunch of my other craft stuff...so, my mojo is sooooo much better! Yeah!!!!
This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers TLC295 found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/try-new-technique-f44/tlc295-~-make-shimmer-~-10-18-10-a-t509322.html; I don't know if you can see the shimmer on the butterfly, but it is there irl; and
2. Card Patterns Sketch - CPS86 - found here: http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/10/sketch-86.html.

Sweets for the Children - SSS78 Curtain Call Act 52

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. The Sweet Shop - SSS78 - found here: http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/. The image is a Sweetnsassy digital; and
2. Curtain Call Color Challenge - Act 52 - found here: http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cookie Inspired Flower Card IC254

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge -
The inspiration piece I chose can be found here - it's the 3rd cookie in the last row: http://www.betterbitofbutter.com/weddingcookies_page1.htm.
I loved this challenge! This is the first card I've made with my limited supplies since we moved that I'm really happy with! I don't have my brads with me, so I sewed little glass beads from my jewelry making supplies into the center of my torn flower. Hope you like it too. tfl

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sweet Christmas for Kids

This card is for the 4th Cards for Kids drive found here: http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/my_weblog/cards-for-kids-round-4.html; and for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers F4A34, to make a winter card not using white. There is a little white, but not the main color. This challenge is found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/free-all-f45/f4a34-winter-white-out-10-15-10-a-t509047.html.
2. Christmasstampin challenge CSAYL67 - make a card inspired by a Christmas home decor photo. This challenge is found here: http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/2010/10/challenge-67-inspiration-challenge-pink.html.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Challenges to Mojo

Well, I have to say my mojo is really suffering with so many of my supplies and tools in storage...I especially miss my cuttlebug and nesties!! Anyway, here's a challenge card, as it is. This is for 2 challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge - TLC294, stamping on wet paper, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/try-new-technique-f44/tlc294-~-wet-paper-stamping~-10-11-10-a-t508624.html; and

2. Sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions - TESC131 - found here: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/10/taylored-expressions-sketch-challenge_08.html.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

365 Cards Challenge

This card is for today's sketch challenge at 365 Cards Challenge found here: http://365cards.blogspot.com/. The flower and leaves are stamped with Inkadinkadoo stamps, cut out and snipped and ruffled. The flower center is a little button and the bird's eyes are little beads. I colored white ribbon with Copics, as all my other ribbon is still in storage. tfl

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Autumn Impressions

This card is for 4 challenges:

1. Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC253, inspired by the bouquet that Stephanie picked as one of the 3 inspiration pieces. That challenge is found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/inspiration-f88/ic253-~-john-lewis-department-stores-%7B10-09-10%7D-t508467.html;

2. Tiffanydoodles - TD05, Fall theme, found here: http://tiffanydoodles.blogspot.com/2010/10/td05-fall-theme-challenge.html;

3. Caardvarks challenge to scraplift Crew Caards (I chose Jenyfur's card) found here: http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2010/10/sensational-stickers.html; and

4. Stampin for the Weekend blog - Challenge 48 - Autumn Inspiration, using autumn colors, found here: http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/2010/10/challenge-48-autumn-inspiration.html.

I used glimmer mist and watercolor markers to make my leaf background paper. tfl

Thursday, October 7, 2010


This card is for the Etsy Inspired Challenge - EIC100 - found here: http://etsyinspired.blogspot.com/2010/08/eic-100-cathy-walters-and-blog-hop.html

The inspiration piece is found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/47330571/it-doesnt-have-to-be-perfect-pendant. Beautiful creations by Cathy Walters!
I just realized I was on the wrong page at EIC and did an August challenge...OMG!...I'm just not with it yet...bear with me, please!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Here is a card for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC301. This is for Cards for Kids. Sorry the image is sideways...jeesh! tfl

CC291 and MMSC74 for Cards for Kids

Here is a card for Splitcoaststampers CC291 and Midnight Madness Challenge - MMSC74 - for Cards for Kids. Still working with limited supplies in my temporary home. tfl

I'm Baaaack....at least partially!

Hi there! Thanks for checking in! We finally got moved to CA, although we're staying in a temporary place right now. I don't have all my crafting supplies, so my cards will be kinda cryptic for a while, but figure this is a good time to work on the "Cards for Kids" campaign, since they have to be kept fairly simple anyway. However, I can start off with 3 cards that I made with Amy before I left. Just haven't been able to post them before. Here they are. I sure miss that girl!