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 29, 2011

Stampendous CAS Challenge

Today is the last Saturday that some of  the Stampendous design team members will be posting cards for this month's CAS (Clean and Simple) Holiday Challenge.  CAS has never been easy for me, I always feel like my cards are missing something....but this month I have tried to "embrace simplicity".  The card I made today is very simple and actually coordinates with a CAS this card I made earlier in the month.  I really like the way the blue embossing powder looks against the white card.  

recipe:  Stampendous Traveling Far, Joy of the Journey; Recollections Blank Notecards; VersaMark Ink; Recollections Sapphire Pearl Embossing Powder; Marvy Heat Tool

I was a little sneaky with the Stampendous sentiment I used on this card.  The Joy of the Journey stamp was actually originally designed for use as a friendship greeting with some of the summer images of boats and beaches.  The full sentiment reads "The joy of the journey is best measured by the friends not the miles."  It's really a lovely friendship sentiment, but I thought it also paired well with this Traveling Far stamp depicting the Three Wisemen on their journey to Bethlehem.  What a joyful journey that must have been!  So, I inked up just the portion of the stamp that reads "The joy of the journey".  That's the great thing about stamps, you can ink of any or all of it!  It's up to you!

All of the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels.  This would be an easy card to mass produce, if you're like me and haven't even given a thought to Christmas cards yet this year!  Or, this card paired with my earlier coordinating card would make a nice gift set.  One trip to Michaels and you are all set to get inky!

Now, are you ready to see what else our fab design team has created for your CAS viewing pleasure??? Here's a list of the blogs you have to check out....you're sure to be inspired!

Now it's your turn to play along.  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.

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


Taylor said...

SO pretty, Krissy! I love the blue on white - one of my fav combos!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! Such a classy image. Love the blue. :o)