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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Priscillastyles Ice Skates MMSC

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC119 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/. The beautiful Pair of Ice Skates digital stamp can be found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/. Another card for my Christmas card stash...Yeah!! tfl

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reindeer Recycled Christmas Card WT337

Today's Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT337 - was a lot of fun! I always save some of my Christmas cards received from friends and family with the intention of using them to make next year's Christmas cards, but just don't ever really do it. Well, today's challenge was to recycle, so I dug those beauties out, and here is what I came up with, using a card we received from my Uncle and Aunt in Maine. The recycle part is the beautiful little reindeer image. The rest is mine. Fun and easy! tfl

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Autumn Smiles SC347

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC347. I embossed my core'dinations paper with my new brick ef and sanded it to expose the red core. Then I stamped my autumn leaves onto sky blue cs with versamark and brushed 3 different colors of Perfect Pearls on. It is shiny, even though it doesn't show up in the photo. All the layers are distressed around the edges with metallic gold ink also. Hope you like it. tfl

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Classy & Fabulous MMSC118

This card is for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC118 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/. The beautiful dress digital stamp is by Priscilla and can be found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/. I printed the purple version and added diamond stickles for a little sparkle. The sentiment is computer generated. Inside it says: "A girl should be two things...classy and fabulous.", a quote from Coco Chanel. tfl

Other Challenges entered:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Christmas Wonderland with Deer

This card is for 2 challenges to make Christmas cards:

1. Christmas Card Challenges Week #38 - glittery Christmas card - found here: http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/;

2. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC Challenge #34 - found here: http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/.

The card is all done with embossing folders, sanding on whitewashed Core'dinations paper, and Stickles. tfl

Hot Hot Hot CAS132

This card is for today's Clean and Simple Challenge - CAS132 - at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge theme is Hot Hot Hot. Well, can't get any hotter than the sun! I used 2 different embossing folders and 2 different stamps for this little scene and heat embossed the sunshine, the flower, and the little bee. Added some Stickles, and here you go. Sunshine smiles. tfl

Saturday, August 20, 2011

1000 Sheets of Paper Giveaway

Check out this great blog candy here: http://athousandsheetsofpaper.blogspot.com/2011/08/1000-sheets-for-thousand-sheets-again.html

Butterfly Blue Patina IC298

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC298 - to use something from Patina. I was inspired by the butterfly ring above. The digital butterfly stamp is from priscillastyles store, found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/. This card is similar to one I made the other day with a yellow butterfly. I loved the way it came out, and decided to make another, with a little bit different layout and colors. tfl

Friday, August 19, 2011

Christmas Wonderland F4A78

This card is for today's Free 4 All Challenge - F4A78 - at Splitcoaststampers - to use dry embossing as your main focal point. This is right up my alley, as it is one of my favorite techniques. I used another of my favorite things - core'dinations paper - to emboss the trees and the sentiment, then sanded to bring out the beautiful blue-green color on the back. Added stickles, a piece of wrinkled sparkly ribbon for snow, and there you go! I love the way this came out. Hope you do too!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Priscilla's Butterfly MMSC117

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC117 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/. The beautiful butterfly digital stamp created by Priscilla is found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/. tfl

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You Are My Sunshine WT335

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge - WT335. We were to make something warm. Can't get much warmer than sunshine! I stamped by "You Are My Sunshine" stamp, then dry embossed the sunshine. Brayered VersaMark on the dry embossing, sprinkled with clear embossing powder, and set with my heat gun. A little sun stamped inside, and orange/yellow polka dotted paper lining the inside of the front, a little baker's twine, and Voila...instant heat! Hope you like it. tfl

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bugaboo Friend CC335

This card is for the Bugaboo Stamps Wacky Wednesday Sketch Challenge found here: http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/bugaboodigitalstamps/forum/topics/bugaboo-wacky-wednesday-13-and#..

The cute little image is a Bugaboo Stamps image. She is painted with copics and watercolor crayons.

The color scheme (kraft, red & yellow, w/green for the dessert option) is today's CC335 at Splitcoaststampers, found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/color-combinations-f43/cc335-kraft-red-yellow-green-8-9-11-a-t535043.html

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 116

This card is for the MMSC116 challenge found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/. The beautiful Christmas ornaments digital stamp set can be found at priscillastyles' store here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-ornaments-digital-stamp-set.html.
Other challenges entered:
1. Inspire Me Friday #18 - anything goes: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspire-me-fridays-18-link-it-up.html;
2. For Fun Challenges - anything goes: http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-love-this-new-sponsor.html.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dandelion Get Well Wishes CAS130

This card is for today's Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS130) at Splitcoaststampers. I stamped my favorite dandelion stamp from Hero Arts twice, then the butterfly and sentiment, both from Stampin' Up, heat embossed all, and drew the frame with a metallic gold marker. I just love this kind of simple and elegant style, don't you? tfl

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Inspiration Challenge - IC296 - at Splitcoaststampers today is to use something from "Modern Lola" site. I chose the top image here as my inspiration: http://www.modernlola.com/shopDetails.asp?CatId=&SubCatId=11&ProductId=939.
I embossed my white cs with the cherry blossom embossing folder, then brayered the oriental lantern folder and ran it through again. Stamped the birthday sentiments, inked edges and mounted it on bordering blue cs. Stamped some oriental flowers inside, and added diamond Stickles on some of the butterflies, flowers, etc. The sparkle doesn't show up well, but it adds a nice touch. tfl

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Life's a Beach cdacsc29

This fun card is for the current Sketch Challenge - cdacsc29 - at Crafters Digital Art Center. It can be found here: http://priscillastyles.ning.com/profiles/blogs/sketch-challenge-cdacsc29?id=5856131%3ABlogPost%3A629940&page=1#comments. I combined 2 images from Bugaboo Stamps (the crab and the BEACH digis). I also used the theme challenge - Make a Splash (water) from the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. You can find the Bugaboo Stamps Blog here: http://bugaboostamps.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-07-31T05%3A00%3A00-06%3A00&max-results=6. The challenge is actually at www.catchthebugblogspot.com , but I am unable to connect to them this morning. tfl

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BUGWW#12 - SSS119

This card is for 2 challenges:
1. Bugaboo Stamps Wacky Wednesday Challenge - BUGWW#12 - at CDAC - using "squares" - found here: http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/bugaboodigitalstamps/forum/topics/bugaboo-wacky-wednesday-12-and#?=, using a fun Gus digi stamp from Bugaboo. I just love these stamps! How fun! and
2. The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge - SSS119 - found here: http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2011/07/sss119-july-30.html. tfl

MMSC115 - Cards for Men CAS

This card was made for my DH's birthday. I distressed the caramel cs bg and used papers from Graphics 45. The beautiful antique auto digital image is from priscillastyles, and can be found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/. The sketch is MMSC115, found here: http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/.
It is also for the Cards for Men CAS Challenge 16 here: http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/.