Welcome to Paper Inkspirations!
Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.
Take time to get inky today....
Thursday, December 31, 2009
It is a handy little notebook, the perfect size for the many lists that we all have this time of year. The pad inside is a Junior Legal Pad cut in half. I took mine to FedEx/Kinko's and had them cut (12 pads for about $3). I've heard that some office supply stores will cut them for free if you purchase them there.
I will definitely be making these again. They're easy enough to adapt to any holiday or occasion and make a very useful gift. Who doesn't need another pad to make a list? If you have to make a list of all the things you need to get done, why not have a cute pad to write it on?
recipe: paper: Jillibean Soup Grandma's Christmas Soup, The Paper Co; Hero Arts Snow Place, Penny Black Warm & Cold, Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly; Tsukineko Graphite Black Ink, VersaMagic Red Brick Ink; Crystal Stickles; Mark Richards Nailhead Stickers; Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch; Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder & H2O pen
recipe: paper: The Paper Co; Hero Arts Snow Place, Hero Arts Winter Warm, Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly; Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder & H2O pen; Marvy Scalloped Circle Punches; ribbon: JoAnns; Tsukineko Graphite Black ink, VersaMagic Red Brick Ink, Wilton Pretzel Bag
recipe: Paper: The Paper Co; stamps: Hero Arts Snow Place, Hero Arts Winter Warm; ribbon: JoAnn's; Vinyl coated paper clip WalMart; Marvy scalloped circle punch; Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder & H2O pen; Tsukineko Graphite Black Ink, Moonlight White ink; Wilton Pretzel bag
recipe: paper: The Paper Co; stamps: Hero Arts Snow Place, Hero Arts Winter Warm, Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly, Hero Arts Holiday Tags; Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder & H2O Pen; Marvy Scalloped Circle; Crystal stickles; Wilton Pretzel bag
I've never participated in a sketch challenge before, but thought today was the day to give it a go. Check out the details at http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/2009/12/hip-to-be-square-card-sketch.html. If you've never taken a look at Michelle's blog you are in for a treat! Her blog is one of my absolute favorites and my day is not complete until I read her post. Her creativity is inspiring! In fact, one of the gifts I made for the boys' teachers, was inspired by her (I'll try to get those photos posted tonight!) Anyway, back to Mish Mash.....she has great ideas, beautiful photos and a fantastic Etsy shop. Be sure to check out her blog!
I've never been a big fan of red and pink together, but for some reason this card "works" for me. Once again, it incorporates my favorite little snowman. I'm trying to get in the mindset to work on Valentines, this card is a great transition - not quite Christmas and not yet Valentine's Day. It will be perfect for either Valentine's Day or a February birthday.
Hope you have fun plans for New Year's Eve. We're staying home and enjoying family time. We'll see if we're able to stay awake until midnight to ring in the New Year with Dick Clark. Maybe I'll work on my blog a bit and get caught up on some photos I have for you....that should help me stay awake to see the start of 2010.
recipe: Paper: kisses Me & My Big Ideas, red dots unknown; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; ribbon: Offray; stamp: Penny Black Warm & Cold; Crystal Stickles; Prismacolor pencils; Goo-Gone; tortillons
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
recipe: paper: purple swirls unknown; grey The Paper Co.; stamps: Penny Black Warm & Cold, Comotion mini snowflake; Prismacolor Pencils; Goo-Gone; Tortillons; Ink: Tsukineko Graphite Black, Stazon White; Martha Stewart Snowflake punch; Ribbon: JoAnns; Fiskars border punch; Glitter: Stampendous Lavendar Ultra Fine; Crystal Stickles; Liquid Applique; acetate sheet; button unknown
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Every year for my niece's birthday, I give her one dollar for each birthday. Well, this is how I decided to package her ten bucks this year. I cut a water bottle around the center, glued snowflakes inside the bottle, added the cash and taped the bottle shut before adding the label and decorating. It was a fun gift to create and one I'm sure she'll get a kick out of receiving.
recipe: Paper: The Paper Co; stamps: Hero Arts Cute Letters, Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly; Ink: Tsukineko Graphite Black, VersaMagic Red Brick; Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch; ribbon: JoAnns; button probably off an old pair of pajamas!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
recipe: Paper: DCWV Nana's Kids Mat Stack, DCWV Glitter Mat Stack; stamps: Stampendous Hap Bee Day; Prismacolor Pencils; Goo-Gone & Tortillons; Crystal Stickles; DMC floss
Tip: For a fun touch, decorate the envelope to give a little "sneak peek" as to what's inside....
Anyway, this stamp is one of my favorite Christmas images. I think this little drummer boy is just so darn cute! I have another card or two I'm hoping to post in the next day or so, but just in case I don't get a chance, I'd like to wish you and your families a blessed Christmas!
recipe: paper: Colorbok Christmas Script, DCWV Classic Mat Stacks; Stamp: Stampendous Drummer Boy; Stampin Up Watercolor Crayons; Marvy Liquid Applique; Making Memories Eyelets
Friday, December 18, 2009
So, because I have been busy "hopping" I have nothing new to post today. Hopefully it will be nice and sunny out tomorrow and I will be able to get some good photos of the teacher's gifts I made this year. The gifts have all been delivered, so I can show you what I made now.
Ok, now get hopping....go to www.heroarts.com and get started! Get inspired! Then, get inky!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
recipe: Paper: The Paper Co; ribbon: JoAnn's; coffee cup: Archer Farms; Stamps: snowman: Studio G, snowflakes & sentiment: Hero Arts
Monday, December 14, 2009
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace?
Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him......"Hi Santa, " I said
He replied, "You know....good girls should be in their beds".
"I know I should Santa,and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work".
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"
This was another tag included in Rachael's Christmas gift last year. The great thing about this tag is that it could be used at any time of the year. Pair it with some gourmet tea, chocolate covered espresso beans or a coffee mug to celebrate any occasion. This Hero Arts stamp set is one of my favorites...you'll probably see it making another appearance soon. I added Diamond Glaze to the "tea" inside the cup, to make it look wet. Some Crystal Stickles on the steam is the perfect finishing touch!
recipe: paper: The Paper Co.; stamps: Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Tea, Hero Arts Holiday Tags; oval template: Creative Memories; ink: Tsukineko Graphite Black; Crystal Stickles; Diamond Glaze; ProArt Watercolor Pencils
recipe: paper: The Paper Co,; stamps: snowman: Studio, flourish: Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly; to/from: Hero Arts Holiday Tags; sentiment: Studio G; ink: Tsukineko Graphite Black, Tsukineko Moonlight White; ribbon: Target $1 Spot; Crystal Stickles (buttons); Orange Prismacolor Pencil (nose)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
recipe: Paper: The Paper Co.; stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Wishes (Archiver's Exclusive), Hero Arts Holiday Tags; Christmas Red Stickles; ribbon: JoAnn's; decorative edge scissors: Provo Craft
I wish I had a Christmas card to post here. Unfortunately, they are still works in progress! (Better get busy, Christmas is right around the corner!) Soon I'll post the Christmas gifts I am making for my son's teachers...don't want to ruin the surprise for them if they happen to check out my new blog!
Anyway, back to this card. I love Changito! I think he is just about the cutest little guy, I just can't get enough of him. I made this card a few months ago for my Mom's birthday. Love this paper, Die Cuts With a View paper is the best - so colorful and fun!
recipe: stamps: Stampendous Changito Birthday; paper: DCWV Nana's Kids Mat Stack; ink:Tsukineko Graphite Black; color: Prismacolor Pencils; ribbon: JoAnn's; glitter: Clear Stickles