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....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thank you, from the bottom o' me heart...

Here's the other thank you card I made for TJ's birthday. In my previous post I explained that TJ decided his birthday dinner should have a St. Patrick's Day theme, so I thought shamrock thank you notes were in order. What fun it is to work with little Changito on my scrap table! He always makes me smile!

recipe: paper: The Paper Co., DCWV Christmas Stack; stamps: Stampendous Changito Shamrock; ink: Tsukineko Graphite Black, Coffee Bean; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; Sakura Star Gel Pen; Marvy Scalloped circle punch, CM circle cutting system; CM corner rounder, Scor-Pal

From the Bottom o' Me Heart....Thank You!

Our oldest son, TJ, celebrated his 6th birthday on March 12th (where did the time go?). He decided that his family birthday dinner should have a St. Patrick's Day theme. So, we ate corned beef,cabbage, red potatoes & carrots and I made homemade cloverleaf dinner rolls and ribbon jello with green, white and orange layers to mimic the flag of Ireland. He was thrilled! So, to go with the theme of his party, I decided to make St. Patrick's Day thank you notes for him, too. I just can't get enough of litte Changito the monkey. He's perfect for just about every occasion, if you ask me!
I had two versions of his thank you notes, so take a look at both of them. If I were to make them again, I would stamp the image with black ink, so it would stand out more.

recipe: paper: The Paper Co., DCWV Christmas Mat Stack; stamps: Stampendous Changito Shamrock; ink: Tsukineko Graphite Black, Pesto, Coffee Bean; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; Sakura Star Gel Pen; Fiskars Scalloped border punch; Marvy Scalloped oval Punch

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Window Box

I don't know about you, but I am so ready for Spring! Here in the Chicago area we are having a cold snap - BRR! If you ask me it's time for warmer weather and beautiful Spring flowers. I guess in the meantime, this card will have to do. I entered this card in this month's Hero Arts Challenge. I am a huge fan of Hero Arts stamps, and would love to win a shopping spree and increase my stamp collection. Fingers crossed!

If I were to make this card again, I think I would add stamped or patterned paper inside the window to look like curtains. But for this card, I wanted the flowers to be the focal point.

Thanks for stopping by, sorry I've been so lax about posting. I really need to get my act together. I've uploaded a few more photos to the computer, so hopefully I'll post again soon!

Take time to be creative today!

recipe: stamps: Hero Arts Happy Day Animals, Hero Arts Sending Happy Thoughts, Hero Arts Flourish Background, Hero Arts Hello Circles; paper: The Paper Co, Halcraft Card; Tsukineko Graphite Black Ink, VersaMark Watermark Ink; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; Crystal Stickles

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Changito Jr. Legal Pad

I'm totally hooked on making these Jr. Legal Pads. Yet another inspiration from Mish - she is so talented and I am always inspired by her beautiful creations! I'm also hooked on Changito, he's such a cute little monkey!

This notepad was part of a Valentine's gift I made for my college roomie. I filled a box with a bunch of little goodies - I'll post more later.

I've been a little lax in posting to my blog. Thanks for hanging in there! It's been a difficult winter for our family - it seems that we have been sick almost constantly since Christmas (oh the joys of 2 school-age kids!) I think we are over the worst of it - if I can just get rid of this cough once and for all. This weekend is supposed to be nice, so I am looking forward to opening the windows and airing out the house - time to get rid of all these germs that have been lingering! They are no longer welcome in our home!

Make it a great day! Take time to be creative!

recipe: paper: The Paper Co., HOTP Pink Swirls; stamps: Stampendous Changito Notes, Hero Arts Playful Friends (sentiment); Martha Stewart XOXO punch; Sakura Clear Star Pen; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons, Mark Richards Nail Heads; Pentel RSVP pen

Monday, March 1, 2010

Butterfly Sympathy

Like many other stampers, I have a hard time making sympathy cards. It's so hard to make them with a heavy heart. I should make a few one of these days just to have on hand when needed. Think I'll wait for a bright sunny day to work on them.

This card is for my friend, Patti's, husband. Though I've never met him, I wanted to extend my condolences on the loss of his mother. I didn't want the flowers to stand out too much, instead I wanted the butterflies to be prominent.

recipe: paper: The Paper Co; stamps Hero Arts Friends, Stampendous Encouraging Words; ink: Stazon Opaque White, VersaMagic Midnight Blue; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; adhesive pearls, Michael's ribbon