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, December 3, 2011

Stampendous December Color Challenge

It's the first Saturday of the month again, and that means that the Stampendous team is playing along with a NEW monthly challenge again! This month we are playing with a color challenge…to use pink, cream, gold, and/or brown in a card or project. The colors can be by way of papers, coloring implements, inks, and/or any of the fabulous Stampendous Essentials. If you've been stuck in a traditional holiday color mode, this is your opportunity to think outside the Christmas crayon box! Please join us in our challenge this month, and link your creation(s) to the InLinkz located on the Stampendous Impressions' blog (or any team member's blog post that has the collection at the bottom). You don't have to use Stampendous images and/or products on your designs…but we sure love it when you do! You have until January 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to enter your creation, for the opportunity to be the one lucky random winner to receive this fabulous Stampendous prize, the Amore Frames Perfectly Clear set.

Here's my card for this week's challenge.  I've had a version of this card in my mind for a couple of weeks.  When I sat down to work on it, though, it just wasn't clicking for me and I was getting so frustrated!  Then, all of the sudden, it all came together, and I have to say I'm really happy with the outcome!  Unfortunately, today was an overcast day and the sun wasn't shining that much, so it was tough to get a good picture.  (That's what I get for waiting until the last minute!)  Anyway.....it's hard to tell in this photo, but I added pearl stickers to this pretty lady, she was screaming for some bling!  I thought she needed a string of pearls around her neck.  Oh, and incase you're wondering, the background is the Imperial Jewel stamp that I stamped 4 times.  Each time I let half of the stamp hang off of the edge of the cardstock, and all 4 of the images come together in the center of the card, under the little lady.

recipe:  Stampendous Imperial Jewel, Deco Lady, Detail Gold Embossing Powder; VersaMark Ink; Recollections ivory cards, ivory card stock, Clear Bark EP, pearl stickers; Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo-Gone, Tortillons; Sheer ivory ribbon; oval cutter

OK, I'm done talking now.  Now what are you waiting for?  Take a few minutes to check out all the beautiful creations by my fellow team members and then it's your turn to get inky and play along with our challenge.  Here's a list of this week's players - I'm sure you're in for a real treat - they are all so talented!

Stampendous Impressions -http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com

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

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

WendyJordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com

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

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

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

Krissy Fossmeyer - http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/  <---  that's me!

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

Stephanie Lee - http://blog.artycarty.com/

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

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

Janelle Stollfus -- http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/

Jennie Black -- http://jenniebstampin.blogspot.com/

Jingle -- http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/

Time for me to skedaddle and time for you to check out the above blogs and then get inky.  Hope all is well in your corner of the world today.  Our family is off to our town square for a Christmas festival, parade and lighting of the Christmas tree.  I hear Santa may make an appearance.....hope I'm not on his "naughty" list!


Pam Hornschu said...

She's beautiful, Krissy! Love the soft background stamp as well! Is this your house in the picture? Looks so perfectly festive.

Suzanne C said...

Elegant! Lovely card. The image is beautiful!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Beautiful card

Scrappychick said...

This is truly gorgeous!!

Jingle said...

So very pretty!

Wendy said...

So very pretty Krissy!! I haven't gotten this stamp yet. Your card is lovely!!!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful card...thanks for sharing..

Indy's Designs said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

FrancineB said...

Beautiful image and card! Love the embossing and the elegant simplicity of your card.

StampendousGraphics said...

Great job, Krissy! This is fantastic and will be perfect for Michaels, too!