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....

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Card drive for Grace

The following information was posted on Jennifer McGuire's blog, http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com. Jennifer runs a wonderful program called Cards for Kids, wherein cardmakers make cards for sick children and their families, and Jennifer distributes them. Unfortunately, Ellie, one of the little girls recently lost her battle against cancer. Ellie leaves behind a twin sister named Grace. Jennifer is collecting cards to be sent to little Grace. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated! The details are below.

You may or may not have heard about a dear little girl named Ellie who lost her battle to cancer last week. It was a rough road, but she fought a good fight and is now happy in heaven.

She left behind a twin sister named Grace. Grace has been an amazing sister to Ellie - so admirable!

So, I contacted her mom to see if we could send her cards. She said yes.

Here are the easy details:

We want these cards fast so that Grace can get them ASAP. I need them all to me by the end of July, please.
One card is even fine. Just put it in the mail to me and I will transfer to another envelope. If you can send more? Even better.

Happy cards are best. Silly jokes, fun pictures of pets... anything. Or just "thinking of you." Have your kids draw from things or color. Or stamp some blank images for Grace to color. Anything.
Please send your cards to this address by the end of July...
Jennifer McGuire
Cards for GRACE
PO Box 428612
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

I hope you'll take time to get inky and make a card (or two or three or more) for Grace. When your done, hug the kids in your life and cherish every moment you have with them!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Patriotic Birthday Wishes

With the 4th of July coming soon, I'm starting to get into a patriotic mood. Although I haven't made any red, white & blue cards yet this year, this cupcake is one of my favorites! I made this one about a year ago for my son to give one of his Preschool classmates. Red, white and blue always look so cheerful and summery to me!

I've had my eye on a really cute little Patriotic Pair by Stampendous. It includes a cute little Statue of Libery and a little Uncle Sam. They are so sweet! I think I hear them calling my name....listen...."Krissy, bring us home!.....we want to hang out with all your Changitos".....did you hear that? I better get to Archiver's this week and rescue them!

Take time to get inky today.....

recipe: Hero Arts Cupcake; watercolor pencils; JoAnn's ribbon; paper ?; Crystal Stickles; Tsukineko Graphite Black Ink

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

This was a fun card to make, it was my first attempt at masking. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I sponged the "icing" with Tsukineko Brilliance inks, and used gel pens to color the "sprinkles". Inside I stamped "Seize the Cupcake!"

I have a bunch of other cards that I have made recently, but I need to get them uploaded then I will post them for you. I've been busy making Father's Day cards and a bunch of others. I'll show you soon!

Hope you take time to get inky today, and take time to thank the important fathers in your life!

recipe: Hero Arts Cupcakes; The Paper Co.; ribbon JoAnns; Tsukineko Brilliance inks; various gel pens

Friday, June 4, 2010

Changito Pencil Boxes

Every August, before the school year starts, I make my niece and nephew a little "Back to School" gift. Last year I made them these pencil boxes. Inside I placed a few pencils, an eraser, some highlighters, a glue stick, a post-it note pad and few other little school supplies. (They must get their love of office supplies from their Aunt Krissy!)☺ I wrapped the pencil box with a strip of leftover designer paper and then added my favorite little monkey! So easy!

Better start thinking about what I'll make them this summer. I'm leaning toward Jr. Legal Pads and matching pens....stay tuned!

Take time to get inky today!

recipe: stamps: Stampendous School for Changito; Prismacolor Pencils, GooGone, Tortillons; The Paper Co.; Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch; CM Circle cutting system; pencil box Walgreens

New Hero Arts Stamps!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

First Aid Kit

Although this project doesn't include any stamping, it very easily could. I kept it simple since I was making 17 of them for end of year teachers' gifts. The first aid kit itself, is one from travel/trial size section at Target, it includes some bandaids and some cleansing wipes. It's a nice little size to keep in a glove compartment or desk. I decorated the outside with designer paper and printed my messages on the computer.

There was a little boy in our community who recently lost his battle with an inoperable brain tumor. He was a patient at Children's Memorial Hospital - so this gift and donation not only honors the teachers it is also in his honor.

Well, friends, I better get busy. I need to make a birthday card for my Aunt Maxine who is celebrating her 90th birthday this weekend!

If you have a chance, and you are on Facebook, check out the Stampendous page. They always have great posts and inspiration. Today one of my cards and my blog are featured! What an honor!

Take time to get inky today!