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, April 14, 2012

Dream-Pendous Blog Hop

Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped!  This week, the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams have had so much fun sharing "Dream-pendous" inspiration with you, and today we wrap things up with a terrific blog hop!  You'll see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.
And since this hop falls on a Saturday,  some of the Stampendous team members are combining their amazing Dreamweaver Stencils projects with the monthly Stampendous challenge.  This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make something that uses product(s) that are recycled, repurposed, or reused in some way.
Here's my card.  My recycled item is the ribbon.  It was on a gift I received from a friend and it was just too pretty to toss in the garbage....I KNEW I could use it someplace!

This was the first time I've used Pearlescent Embossing Paste.  I had been very intimidated by the thought of using it, and, to be honest, I procrastinated.  I was thrilled to find out that it was really easy to use and a lot of  fun!  I'll be using it again soon!  I love the pearlescent  sheen it gives to the stenciled image.  It looks so elegant!  The stencil I used today is LL599 Heart Whimsy.  I think it's such a versatile stencil that can be used for so many occasions...birthday, anniversary, wedding, thinking of you.  Today I chose to pair this stencil with the cute little butterflies from the  Stampendous Charm Collection stamp set.  I colored the butterflies with my Copic markers and cut them out.  Before adhering them to the stenciled panel, I bent the wings up a bit to give them a bit of "movement".  The sentiment is from the Stampendous Narcissus Perfectly Clear Stamp set.

Here's a close-up of one of the sweet little butterflies....

Okay, there you have all the deets on my card for today.  Now it's time for you to get busy.  First, be sure to leave a comment here on my blog with you email address for a chance to win one of these sets...

Then, sit back with a cup of coffee and prepared yourself to be wowed by all of the creative inspiration that is being shared with the combined Design Teams from Stampendous and Dreamweavers.  Be sure to leave a little love at each stop along the hop in order to have a chance to with the great prizes being offered.
Here's the entire Dreamweaver Stencils/Stampendous party train for the hop today:

Don't forget - we want YOU to play along in our monthly challenge!  You have until Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to add your direct link to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog).  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous Mother's Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  Available in stores now, it will be on the website for purchase soon!

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month.
OK, I'm doing talking for now.  It's time for you to get hoppin!
Have a great day and take time to get inky today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and theStampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or theDream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.

This is the first time I've worked with stencils and really had a lot of fun!  I used the beautiful LJ899 Petals Background Stencil and ran it through my Cuttlebug, then before removing my stencil inked it up with Tsukineko Aloe Vera ink.  I then stamped one of my favorite  Stampendous stamps, Dragonfly Vine with VersaMark ink.  I love the wayEmerald PEARLustreAmethyst PEARLustre and Detail Gold Embossing Powders look when used together on an image.  They almost look iridescent - LOVE IT!!!
To see all the beautiful stencils Dreamweavers offers, be sure to check them all out here.  
Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win these great prizes one of three combined sets of theseDreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:

OK, are you ready to see what everyone else has created for your sweet inspiration today?  Grab a cup of coffee and take a look at the following blogs, but before you leave don't forget to leave me some love!

Well, it's time for me to go.  I'll be back on Saturday with another Dreamweavers/Stampendous project to share with you.  In the meantime, enjoy your week and take time to get inky!