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

Monday, February 28, 2011

Winter Sparkle

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple challenge - CAS108 - The Great Outdoors theme.
Since moving here to our new home in CA, we see deer almost every day in our neighbor's backyard and in the field. They like to eat out of her bird feeders. It's a beautiful site and never ceases to thrill us. I know they can be a nuisance, eating plants and all, but they are just so beautiful!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tree of Hope

This card is for today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers - IC273 - My inspiration is this fabric from Serena & Lily: http://www.serenaandlily.com/Fabric/...-Grass-Trellis.
I used a sketch from FTL129, found here: http://www.cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/.
It doesn't show in the pic, but I used glossy accents on the pot to make it look like porcelain. tfl

Friday, February 25, 2011


Today's challenge at Splitcoaststampers - F4A53 - is to make a card with a Tropical/Asian/Polynesian theme. The weather here today is stormy - mix of rain and snow - lost power while trying to make this card. So....it's nice to dream of tropical things right now! This card consists of a lot of my favorite things...tropical theme, cuttlebugging, sanded core'dinations, gold cording. Hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cheery Hi

Well, here's my first card experimenting with the Build a Blossom set. I'm entering it in the Etsy Inspired challenge, using inspiration from something on Claylicious - EIC127 - found here: http://etsyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/02/eic-127-claylicious.html. What cute things there are on this site! I was inspired by the colors on these pieces: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59208117/mug-inspired-by-haiku-japanese-poems.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cherry Tree

Well, sorry for the sideways pic...blogger has done it to me again! Still haven't figured out how to correct this! Anyway, this card is was inspired by 2 things:
1. The cherry trees that we've seen in bloom here the last week or so...and believe it or not, today it is snowing! This CA weather sure is different than anywhere I've ever lived!
2. Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC272 - beautiful wall decals found here: http://www.walltat.com/Wall-Decals-Branches-and-Blossoms-p/rf-%201.45.htm.

I stamped and heat embossed the tree with chocolate chip and added the blossoms with acrylic paint on the tip of a make-up applicator.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Valentine

This is my Valentine Day card for my dh, Bob. Hope he likes it. It's great to finally have my craft area back together in our new home in CA. Took a little longer than expected, but here I am back! I am entering this card in a Valentine/Love Theme challenge at Cards for Men - It's challenge #3. It's found here: http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-no-3-valentinelove.html.


Birthday Style

This card is for a special birthday coming up. Hope she likes it. I used 3 challenges for inspiration on this one:

1. cQc #71 - colour Q challenge found here: http://colourq.blogspot.com/2011/02/colourq-challenge-71.html;

3. Splitcoastampers' WT309, birthday theme, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=WT309&cat=&x=24&y=15.
Thanks for stopping by.


Well, I know it's been a looooong time! Took me a little longer than I had expected to find a new home here in CA and to get organized enough to be able to create again! But...my craft area is finally done, and I am going to try to do more now...get my mojo back! So...for starters, here's the Valentine card I made for Bob. Hope he likes it!