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, March 31, 2011

Priscilla's Birds MMSC97

This card is for the following challenges: 1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC97 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; 2. Splitcoaststampers CC316 - blue, lt. green, lighter blue - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/color-combinations-f43/cc316-misty-celery-breeze-3-29-11-a-t523752.html; and 3. Splitcoaststampers WT316 - to make a spring card with flowers - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/ways-use-f46/wt316-flower-frenzy-3-31-11-a-t524368.html. The beautiful birds digi stamp came from Priscillastyles Store, found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/. tfl

Friday, March 25, 2011

Where's the Sun??????

OMG! It has rained so much here lately...and yesterday we lost power for most of the day because of all the rain and wind! Sure missing FL right now, but I know soon it will be beautiful and we'll be sitting on our deck enjoying the wonderful weather without the humidity of FL. So....for now I've created my own sunshine with this card.
I used 2 challenges for inspiration:
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC96 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; and
2. Splitcoaststampers F4A57 - to use sunshine as our inspiration - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/free-all-f45/f4a57-hello-sunshine-3-25-11-a-t523841.html.
tfl

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Potted Thanks

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC325 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-325-3-23-11-a-t523666.html; and
2. CR84FN20 color challenge found here: http://cr84fncolorchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/03/cr84fn20.html.
The stamp is from See D's In the Garden set.
This is going to go to a neighbor who was so generous yesterday with a big bouquet of beautiful Spring flowers from her garden. Hope she likes these.
tfl

Monday, March 21, 2011

Flowers in Print

Today's Technique Lovers Challenge - TLC317 - was to use newspaper in our creation. I used 4 different flower punches and inked around the edges, crumpled 2 bottom layers, and fluffed the rest after putting them all together with a brad. Cuttlebugged and sanded my core'dinations paper, made the little thank you tag and a little stick pin. First time using the ribbon...been hoarding it...hehe. Isn't it beautiful???!! tfl

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Poppies

This card is for today's Inspiration Challenge - IC276 - to use inspiration from the Kirkland's site. My inspiration piece is a beautiful poppy print found here: http://www.kirklands.com/product/Wall-Decor/Art/Poppy-Morning-Framed-Print/pc/2283/c/0/sc/2293/156957.uts.
It is also for yesterday's Free for All Challenge -
F4A56 - to make a project using something that reminds you of gardening and spring.
The image is a digital stamp called PoppiesbyBird, which I colored with watercolor pencils.
tfl

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Easter

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC95 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/; and
2. Freebie Digi Challenge - cdacfdc19 - at Crafters Digital Art Center, found here: http://priscillastyles.ning.com/profiles/blogs/freebie-digi-challenge-388. I used the beautiful half daisy digital image from waxfruitcompany.
tfl

You Make Me Smile

This card is for today's Ways to Use It Challenge - WT314 - at Splitcoaststampers. We were to use smiles somehow on our creation. Well, this little bee has always made me smile, so I thought he'd be a perfect choice, and the nice bright yellows are pretty cheery too! Everything was stamped and heat embossed, and the vellum paper on the bottom seemed to be just right. One of my very favorite ribbons finish it off. tfl

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daisy Thanks

This card is for today's sketch challenge - SC324 - at Splitcoaststampers, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-324-3-16-11-a-t523013.html. I stamped and heat embossed the flower and sentiment, inked around the edges of the panels, and cuttlebugged and sanded the core'dinations paper. tfl

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thank you Priscilla

This card is made from a free digi from Priscilla at Priscillastyles. Thanks, Priscilla! This is such a nice, cheerful image for Spring! Couldn't wait to use it! She challenged us to use it for a contest here: http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/priscillastylesstore/forum/topics/freebie-challenge-with-a-cool.
I am also using this card for a challenge at Splitcoaststampers - F4A55 - to use some kind of edging on your project.
tfl

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Soft Flowery Thanks

This card is for Ways to Use It Challenge - WT313 - to use felt on our project. So...I used a piece of red felt for the bottom layer of my flower.
I used a sketch challenge from the Random Acts of Creativity blog. Her first sketch challenge can be found here: http://ipalamountain.blogspot.com/2011/03/sketchbook-saturday-challenge-1.html. Love this sketch! Will have to use it again.
tfl

Monday, March 7, 2011

Funny Love Bugs

This card is for 2 challenges at Splitcoaststampers today - TLC315 (That's Odd) to make an odd-shaped card, and CAS109 to make a clean and simple card to tickle your funny bone. I love these little bugs, a Stampendous stamp, and the "bugs & hisses" sentiment, which is really a "hugs & kisses" image that I stamped and then altered with pencil and scratching away ink. The card itself was cut with a Coluzzle (haven't used them in ages!!) tfl

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Rose Inspiration


Hello. Thanks for stopping by. I saw the inspiration challenge - IC274 - and I immediately thought of a new stamp I had gotten and not used yet. The challenge can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/inspiration-f88/ic274-~-cath-kidston-%7B03-05-11%7D-t522023.htmlhttp://, and the inspiration piece , shown above, is here: http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/p-15657-cath-kidston-lace-stripe-fabric.aspx.
I used a sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C77 - found here: http://http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/03/crazy4challenges-c4c77.html. What a great sketch! Thanks, Silke!
tfl


Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sending My Love

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT312 - seeing spots, to use polka dots on your project; and
2. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC93 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2011/02/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-93.html.
I am going to use this for my granddaughter's birthday.
tfl

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Oriental Leaf


This card is for Splitcoaststampers SC322. I found this leaf on the ground at a local winery that belongs to our neighbor friend's son. We were just walking along and I saw it on the ground. Sprayed it with gold Glimmer Mist and cuttlebugged the paper I had sprayed on for the card base. tfl