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....

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rhubarb's Harvest Blessings

I'm back again today with another Rhubarb card.  I love this little guy from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.  This little bundle of love is from the Rhubarb's Autumn Joys stamp set.  It is the cutest set and I have had so much fun working with it this month!  Not only are the images adorable, there are a bunch of great sentiments included also.

While I'm here I have to thank Korin at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps for giving me this opportunity to work with her wonderful stamps.  And thanks to Taylor for taking a chance on me and asking me to be a Guest Designer for the month.  Just because my month is up, that doesn't mean this is the last you'll see of these great stamps - Rhubarb will be back!  He's just too cute to resist!  Hopefully, he will soon be joined by more of his friends from SNSS.  I'm hoping to add Rubarb's buddy Cocoa to my stamp collection soon.  That little mouse is just so stinkin' cute!

That's all I have for you today, friends.  I hope you'll take time to get inky today and that you'll kick back with a cup of tea and take a look at the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps website.  I'm sure you'll find many stamps that are calling your name.  Korin has done a beautiful job designing the stamp sets, there is a great selection and she has included some really great sentiments.  Her scripture stamps are beautiful and so many of them are on my ever-expanding wish list.  What better way to spread The Word than with a gorgeous stamped card?

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.  Take time to get inky today.

recipe:  Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Rhubarb's Autumn Joys; Bella Blvd Itsy Bitsy Spider; DCWV Travel Stack; Prismacolor pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; Kraft Card Stock; American Crafts Ribbon; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Distress Ink Antique Linen, Peeled Paint; Misc button

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thankful Rhubarb

I have been having so much fun working with these adorable Rhubarb images.  He is just the cutest little bear!  Sweet n' Sassy Stamps just released a bunch of beautiful new stamps and other goodies - be sure to check out the website to see the latest additions to their collection.  I can tell you my wish list is growing and growing!!! 

This card was so much fun to put together.  I actually used supplies I still had out on my table from my last project.  Can you believe that I didn't even have to trim the patterned papers down?  They were already the perfect sizes - I guess it was all meant to be!  I'm not sure yet who this card is for, but I'm sure someone special will love to see this cute little guy waiting for them in their mailbox. 

Well friends, that's all I have to share today.  I hope things are well in your corner of the world and that you take time today to not only get inky, but that you will listen to Rhubarb and take time to "be thankful".

recipe:  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Rhubarb's Autumn Joys; DCWV Dots, Strips and Plaids MatStack; Bazzill Card Stock; Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; Fiskars Dot Border Punch; Stickopotamus Button Ups; MAMBI Bling; Darice Jute

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rhubarb's Autumn Joy

I am so excited to have been chosen to be a Guest Designer for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month!  Korin has really great stamps to choose from, her images are so cute and she has chosen beautiful sentiments and scriptures to accompany them.  Take a few minutes and take a peek at their website.

After checking out all of the stamps she offers, I finally settled on this adorable bear!  Meet Rhubarb....isn't he just the cutest?  This image and sentiment are from a set called Rhubarb's Autumn Joys.  The set includes three images and a great assortment of sentiments for Fall.  You'll be seeing more from this set this month.  Stay tuned!

I had so much fun working with this image.  This card is already in the mailbox, waiting to be sent to my Aunt Kathie for her birthday.  In fact, Aunt Kathie was the reason I chose this stamp set - she loves teddy bears and I thought this Autumn set would be perfect for her September birthday. 
 Happy Birthday, Aunt Kathie!

Well friends, I better get going.  I hope all is well in your corner of the world.  Take time to get inky today!

recipe: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Rhubarb's Autumn Joys; Bazzill Mud Pie Card Stock; DCWV Dots, Stripes & Plaids Mat Stack; Bella Blvd papers; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; CM Oval Cutting System; Lime Twist twine

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stampendous Saturday Challenge

Stampendous is so excited to be bringing something NEW to you! Each month on the first Saturday, we will share a brand new challenge with you - it might be a sketch, or colors, or a fun new technique to try. You'll have an entire month to play along with us! And what would a challenge be without a prize? We'll draw a random winner from all qualifying entries at the end of the month, who will win that month's prize.

We're kicking off the new Stampendous Saturday Challenge with a Sketch for September, drawn by Wendy Price. To play along with us and be eligible to win the Cling Jumbo Romantic Border we're giving away this month, make a card or project using our sketch, upload it to your blog or other online gallery (keyword: STM01), and add the direct link to the linky tool on the Stampendous blog. You have until Thursday, September 29th at 11:00 PM PST to play! You don't have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!

Be sure to head over to the Stampendous blog to check out all the details, see more inspiration from our designers, and to add your link to the linky tool!

Here's the September sketch created by the super talented, Wendy Price...

and here's my card based on Wendy's sketch...

recipe: Stampendous Sushi Bowl Party, Retro Alphabet, Party Invite; HOTP paper; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Offray Kiwi ribbon; CM circle cutting system; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons

Also, stop by these blogs to see what my other Stampendous teammates have created with the sketch:

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Lynn Mercurio

Taylor Usry

Piali Biswas

Wendy Jordan

Laura Davis

Cyndi Bundy

Krissy Fossmeyer   <----- that's me!

Melinda Gleissner

Geny Cassady

I hope Wendy's sketch has inspired you to play along.....can't wait to see what you create! 
Take time to get inky today!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Guest Designer

Guess who's been named Guest Designer for September at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps?!?!?!?!  ME, that's who!!!  I'm so excited and can hardly wait to get their adorable stamps good and inky!  Stay tuned.....

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog

Embossed Flower Fields

Hi!  Remember me???  Allow me to introduce myself....I'm Krissy....I know it's been forever since I posted.  Life has been crazy around our home lately.  But, now that I've gotten the boys back into the school routine I will have more time to get inky!  Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!   My oldest started 2nd grade last week  and my youngest (my baby!) began Kindergarten.  It's been an adjustment for all of us, getting back into the swing of a morning routine and getting them on and off of the bus and then dinner, homework and bedtime.  It's been strange for me having both of them gone all day, I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but right now it's still strange being home alone.  More time to get inky though, right?

This is one of the cards I've created for Stampendous and Michaels stores.  It's the first time I've used more than one colored embossing powder at a time.  It was so much fun to mix and match!!!  I have one tip for you, though.  After you stamp the image with the Versamark ink sprinkle one of the embossing powders very lightly to use as a guideline as to where the flowers and stems are located.  Then apply the remaining colors more liberally covering the image completely.   For some more tips and techniques on how to use Stampendous embossing powders, watch some of Fran's videos on You Tube.  All the supplies used to make this card are available at your local Michaels store!

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and check out the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.  It's going to be so much fun!  Our wonderful Wendy Price has created a great sketch and many of the Stampendous team members are playing along.  We hope you will too!

I'll be back next week with more cards.  Whatever your plans are for the long Labor Day weekend, I hope you and your family have a wonderful time with family and friends - be safe!

Take time to get inky today!