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, May 26, 2011

Hats off to you, Grad!

Graduation is this weekend at our local high school.  I don't personally know any of the kids in the graduating class, so this card will sit in my stash for awhile.  My goal in making this card was to make it look like all the graduating seniors had tossed their mortar boards up in the air at the end of the ceremony.

To make the clouds, I used a piece of scrap cardstock and cut one edge with scalloped scissors to mimic a cloud.  Then I lightly sponged around this template with blue ink in a random pattern.

This card is another one that I created for Michaels, so all the supplies to make this can be purchased there.  I hope you'll want to rush out and buy the supplies to make this card for the graduates in your life. 

recipe:  Stampendous Grad Cap, Orchid Greetings; Recollections White Blank Card & Envelope, White cardstock; ProvoCraft Scalloped Scissors; Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass; Sponge Dauber; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tire Swing

Here's another card I made for Michael's.  I love this Tire Swing stamp by Stampendous.  I think this would be a great stamp for cards for kids or adults alike.  I have a feeling I'll be getting it inky again soon!

All the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels, so I hope you'll head on over there, pick up with goods and get inky!

recipe:  Stampendous Tire Swing V222, Happy Messages;  Bazzill Kraft cardstock; DCWV Latte Matstack; Tsukineko Rich Cocoa ink; Michaels Orange Ribbon; corner rounder; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons

Thursday, May 19, 2011

To a Great Pair

I had so much fun making this card!  These cute little pears are from a Stampendous set called Little Fruit.  The set includes a bunch of different little fruits and cute little sentiments to go along.  I have a few more ideas using this set, so I'm sure I'll be getting it inky again soon.  I made this card for our Pastor and his wife for their wedding anniversary.  It was so much fun to make, that I'm tempted to make a few more to add to my stash.  I never seem to have the right card when I need it. 

After I colored the pears, I added a coat of Diamond Glaze to them to give them a sheen. 

Better get going now, time to get inky and build up my stash of cards.  I hope you'll take time to get inky today, too!

recipe:  Stampendous Little Fruit; Bazzill Celtic Green Dots; The Paper Co Pink & White Cardstock; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; JoAnn's Ribbon; Diamond Glaze

Monday, May 9, 2011

Puppy Eyes & Exciting News!

Today I have a card to show you and some really exciting news to share with you!  First my big news (because I just can't wait any longer to tell you!)  Last month I was asked by Stampendous to be on the permanent Michaels store Design Team!!!!  Which means I will be creating cards and other paper crafts using Stampendous and Michaels products and Michaels will, in turn, be able to use my projects on their website, signage, ads and project sheets.  I'm "over the moon" excited about this opportunity!  I've been busy creating, and this was my first card.

Isn't this little guy adorable?  My youngest son loves dogs and instantly fell in love with this stamp.  So, I think I'll be getting it inky often!  All the products used to make this card are available at Michaels, so it's one-stop shopping if you'd like to make this card also.  I don't know how you could resist that cute little face, don't you want to bring this little puppy home today?

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world and that you'll take time to get inky today.

recipe:  stamps:  Stampendous Puppy Eyes, Happy Messages; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink, VersaMarker; Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder; Bazzill Apricot cardstock; Recollections Brights Paper Pad, White Cardstock; DCWV Neutrals Stack (brown); Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; Recollections Rainbow Mini Circles Brads, Primary Mini Brads

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Make a Wish, FIL!

Happy Birthday, FIL!!!

I've been having so much fun using this Stampendous Dandelion Wish stamp set.  It's so versatile, and can be used for many occasions.  If you don't have it already, I high recommend adding it to your stamp collection!   It's a fun set to get inky and glittery!  But it's just as much fun without the glitter.

Just a quick post today, I need to skedaddle and get this card in the mail, otherwise my father-in-law won't get it in time for his big day!

Hope you're having a good day and that you take time to get inky today!

recipe:  stamps: Stampendous Dandelion Wish;  paper: DCWV Linen Closet Matstack, Bazzill Brown Cardstock; Tsukineko Rich Cocoa, Versamagic Sage; Sakura Glue Pen; Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter