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, September 30, 2011

Bargello Rose

I used a bargello technique for my color blocking for today's Splitcoaststampers' Free For All Challenge - F4A84. My patterned papers are from the Porcelain collection by Basic Grey. These are some of my favorite papers. The rose is a new stamp I just got from Glitz. I used watercolor crayons and my aqua painter to color it. The sentiment is from SU's Because I care set. It is on the inside of the card along with another rose. I didn't want to cover up the beautiful bargello design. tfl

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Retirement Fun

I needed to make a retirement card for my brother-in-law, so for inspiration, I used 2 challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge - CC342 - cherry cobbler, early espresso, pool party and neutrals of your choice; and
2. Cards for Men Challenge 20 - sports theme.
This Graphics 45 - A Proper Gentleman - is my favorite paper line to use for masculine cards. Everything coordinates so beautifully and is definitely masculine. I used textured SU cardstock, looks like linen...I think it's also very classy, just like my brother-in-law. I think he'll like this. They live in Florida, and I'm sure he'll spend a lot of his retirement time golfing. tfl

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thank You Scarecrow F4A83 CCMC168

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers' Free For All Challenge - F4A83 - to make a thank you card. I used a sketch challenge - CCMC168 - from Create with Connie & Mary. The stamp is a new one I got from Inkadinkadoo, heat embossed with Versamark and clear ep, and colored with copics. Fun to work with! tfl

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Priscillastyles' Flash the Cat Sugar Crash

I just had to make this card with a new digi stamp from priscillastyles-store! His name is Flash, and he is just too funny! I think he ate too many chocolate mice from his Halloween Trick or Treating. hehe
Priscilla has made another of these with an uncolored mask, and also one

that is not for Halloween. And there is even an "Angel Not" cat. She's also got lots of other new digis on her site, so check it out. I made the sentiment on my computer.

The color scheme is from Papercrafts Connection - Color Inspiration Challenge#9.

Bronzed Thanksgiving SC351

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge - SC351. I heat embossed the sentiment and leaves with detail gold ep, and dry embossed the bronze metal with my swirl cuttlebug ef.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bookmarkers CC341

I was going to make the blue bookmarker today anyway, so thought I'd try another using today's Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge - CC341 - tempting turquoise, pumpkin and olive green. My colors might be a little off, but here it is. Stamped dandelions from Hero Arts (one of my favorite stamps) in white pigment ink, then heat embossed with detail white ep. Sponged with inks to resist. Backed with Birds and Vines cuttlebug folder on whitewashed core'dinations paper, then sanded so birds and vines show up in the blues. tfl

Priscillastyles Sunflower w/Butterfly MMSC122

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC122. The sunflower and the butterfly digital stamps can both be found at priscillastyles-store.
Other challenges:
1. Splitcoaststampers' CC341 - old olive, tempting turquoise, pumpkin;
2. Anything Goes

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autumn Thank You FTL158 C4C105

This card was inspired by this week's challenge - C4C105 - at http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/, to create a card or project with a pumpkin on it. The sketch is this week's sketch -FTL158 - at http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/. I stamped the little leaf stamp from Inkadinkadoo all over my crumb cake cs with gold ink, heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder, and colored in with chalks and a q-tip. Did pumpkin the same way on some dp. The dp behind the pumpkin panel is recycled wallpaper sample. Hope you like it. tfl

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christmas Candy IC302

This card was inspired by the beautiful cupcakes pictured from The Creative Cake Academy, the site for today's Splitcoaststampers' Inspiration Challenge - IC302. tfl

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blue Christmas F4A82

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers' F4A82 challenge to make a card using mostly blue. This little snowman and friend is one of my favorite Christmas stamps. You'll probably see a lot of him this year. tfl

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trees of Hope WT340

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers' Ways to Use It Challenge - WT340 - chalkboard technique. I stamped my image on Night of Navy cs with white ink, then chalked over it with green chalk. I didn't really like the dullness, so I just had to bling it up with "snow" with my diamond Stickles. A few little stars, some gold rhinestones, and now I love it! Hope you do too! tfl

Saturday, September 10, 2011

C4C104 Autumn Thanks

This card is for Crazy 4 Challenges color challenge - C4C104 - orange, olive green, yellow, brown. The leave bg and the patterned strip are from a beautiful birthday card my dh received. I love to recycle when possible, and this paper was just gorgeous! The butterly and the "Thanks" are new stamps I just got from http://www.innovativestampcreations.com. I just love these new stamps! I used versamark, pigment ink and clear embossing powder on the butterfly and finished him with copics. The Thanks is done in brown ink and heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder. tfl

IC301 Merry Christmas in Polka Dots

My card...top one...is for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC301. It was the bottom card at the Rifle Paper Co. that was my inspiration.
One more for my Christmas stash...yeah!! tfl

Thursday, September 8, 2011

WT339 Christmas

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT339 - to use staples on our project. I used the staples to make my plate for my door knob. tfl
Also entering this in:
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - use something in an office
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ - use 2 or more stamped images

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Butterfly Thanks SC349

This card is for today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge - SC349. It was perfect for a thank you card for my friend and neighbor, Bev. She got me a lovely miniature rose to add to my little rose garden. It will have a special place in my garden and in my heart. Inside it says "Moments of friendship make a beautiful day.", and there is another butterfly stamped inside. Love this new stamp set I just got from innovativestampcreations! I stamped and heat embossed the Thanks and the butterfly, dry embossed the flowered panel and mounted all on orange cs. tfl

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Priscillastyles Door Wreath MMSC120

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC120. The beautiful door wreath digital stamp is by priscillastyles and can be found at priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com. I dry embossed and sanded the background and used watercolor crayons and my aqua painter on the image. The sentiment, which is kind of hard to read on this small pic says "Home...Where the story begins". It is from Create with TLC. tfl
Other challenges entered:
1. Christmas Card Challenge - SCCC40 - Color Challenge: Chocolate, Cream, Cranberry;
2. Stamp Something - digi challenge;