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, October 1, 2011

Stampendous CAS Challenge

It's the first Saturday of the month, and that means it's time again for a new challenge with the Stampendous team! If you've arrived here from Cyndi's blog you're in the right spot.  Isn't she amazing?  I'm always inspired by her beautiful creations!

This month, to kick thing off and celebrate World Card Making Day, we are looking towards the holidays AND trying to keep it Clean and Simple. That's right - we are making Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday cards!! You'll see a few team members showing off more than one card today; some chose to make one CAS and then take that design and showcase how to "step it up". Others chose to make sets of CAS holiday cards that could be given as gifts or used to make a dent in the Christmas card list.

Personally, I have a hard time with CAS cards.  I start with good intentions, but always think they need just "a little something more" and before I know it I've left the CAS card I hoped for in the dust.  But this time I think I did it.  It was tough, but I did it.  The best part about this card is that it would be easy to mass produce if you're like me and usually wait until the last minute.  The other great thing about this card is everything needed to make it is available at Michaels.  One stop shopping!

recipe:  Stampendous! Manger SceneEncouraging Words; Recollections blank notecards; Recollections Sapphire Pearl embossing powder; VersaMark ink

Our challenge to you this month is to join us in making CAS holiday cards. We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, so this month we are giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set to a random winner. You don't have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we'll draw a random winner. You can enter as many times as you'd like.

Here's a list of the girls that are playing along - I'm sure after checking out all of their posts you'll be inspired to get started on your holiday cards!  Are you ready to get hopping????  Well, what are you waiting for?  You're in for a real treat from Jenn!  I am in awe of her amazing and incredible coloring!!!!

Kristine Reynolds - http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/

Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/

Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/

Cyndi Bundy - http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/

Krissy Fossmeyer - http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/

Jenn Dove - http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/

Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/

Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Lynn Mercurio - http://www.stamperosity.com/

Melinda Gleissner - http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/

Piali Biswas - http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Czosek - http://www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com/

OK, I'm outta here, I'm going to get hopping and see what everyone else has created!  Have a great day and take time to get inky today!


Melinda Gleissner said...

Krissy, Your card is very pretty. I really like the blue against the white.

Wendy said...

This card is FABULOUS Krissy!!! Great CAS!

Laura Davis said...

Simply beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely CAS card. The pop of blue on white is elegant!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the blue and white, especially with the pearlized EP! Great CAS card, Krissy!