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....

Friday, July 27, 2012

Stampendous New Release Blog Hop

It's Stampendous New Release Blog Hop Day!!!!!  This should really be a national holiday, if you ask me!  Many of the design team members have projects to share with you that feature products from the new release!  You're sure to be wow-ed!  There are some really great new stamps and essentials!  After you've checked out what the designers have to share with you, be sure to visit the Stampendous website to see all the new goodies!

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you.  I used the new Cling Jumbo PoinsettiaScripty Blessings, Red Dragon Embossing Powder and Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  All the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels. 

Now it's time for you to get hoppin' and see what my friends have created for you today!  I'm sure you'll be inspired to get a few of the new stamps yourself and get inky!  Be sure to leave comments along the way in order to be in the drawing for a great prize.  PLUS....some of my friends have blog candy up for grabs on their posts! 

Taylor Usry (has additional blog candy)
Lea Kimmel (has additional blog candy)
Pam Hornschu (has additional blog candy)

Ok, friends, that's all for me today - I'm off to see what my friends have created!  Have a great day and take time to get inky!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Stampendous New Release Week

Are you as excited about the Stampendous NEW RELEASES as I am????  Well, you should be, because there's some really awesome new stuff that you will definitely want to check out.  This week the designers at Stampendous are sharing projects made with the new products.  I'm sure that after you've checked out the stampy goodness, you will want to go shopping and add it ALL to your collection!

Today, I have a card made with the absolutely adorable Kitty Candy Kiddo and Autumn Words.  If you haven't checked out the new line of Kiddo stamps, you must.  They are all so stinkin' cute!  To add my greeting I inked up just the word "pumpkin" from the Autumn Words background stamp and then stamped "hey" from the Happy Messages Clear Stamp Set.

Today a few of my teammates are showing off new products from Stampendous as well! Not only do some of them have their own blog candy, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for this great prize pack.

How do you win it? It's easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win! Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Taylor Usry (has blog candy)

Be sure to visit again tomorrow!  You won't want to miss the big Stampendous New Release Blog Hop!

Don't forget to check out all the great inspiration the other design team girls have for you!  You're sure to be inspired!

Take time to get inky today!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stampendous and Resin Crafts are Hopping!

I'm so happy you found us today! We've been enjoying the fun crafting potential of combining our fantastic stamp images with EnviroTex Jewelry Resin from Environmental Technologies. Carmi Cimiata of the Resin Crafts Blog has helped us learn so much about how this product works, what it can and cannot do. We're so appreciative of her and the folks at ETI who sent us all some resin to play with. {big round of applause!}

As I told you yesterday, I was a bit intimidated by the resin.  But I had so much fun using the kit that I received.  I'll definitely be using resin again.  The project I have to show you today is a cuff bracelet that I made to match the ring I showed you yesterday.  The friend that I am giving this to wears a lot of black, grey and silver - so this will be perfect for her.  I kept it kind of simple, to go with her style (though I think some Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter or Mica Fragments would be a fun addition.)  

I stamped the Tiled Quad Cube with Black Staz-On ink on silver card stock, added a few black rhinestones, adhered it to the cuff bracelet and poured my resin.  Easy-peasy!  All of the materials to make these projects are available at Michaels - so now it's your turn to give it a try!

We've prepared some fantastic projects to inspire you today. We hope you'll run over to your local Michaels or other craft store and pick up some resin and some Stampendous stamps and get playing. If you make something fun, please take a picture and put it on our Facebook page! We'd love to see what you're doing!

As you visit each blog, you'll be entered in our drawing for a great prize package when you leave a comment! If you don't tell us you were there by commenting, we can't include you in the drawing! We'll pick a winner from today's comments separate from the commenters throughout the week. Get hoppin!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stampendous/Resin Crafts Collaboration

    • The Stampendous DT is playing with EnviroTex Craft Resin this week. Carmi over at the Resin Crafts Blog is also playing along with us and all of her projects are fantastic.  

      I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated when I first received the resin kit that Carmi sent us.   So, I decided to start small.   I searched the aisles at Michaels looking for a great piece to work with and settled on a bezel ring. I have a friend who loves fun and funky jewelry, so this will be part of her birthday gift (I'll show you the other part tomorrow *tease*)  

      I stamped part of one of the images from the Stampendous Tiled Quad Cube on silver card stock using Tsukineko Staz-On black ink. I added a few black rhinestones and then held my breath while I poured the resin.  I was super excited to find out that it was easy to use and a lot of fun!  I really think my friend will love it!

      I'll be back tomorrow to show you the other part of this gift set.  In the meantime, kick back with a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea and enjoy the projects that my fellow design team members and Carmi have to share with you.  I'm sure you'll be inspired to give it a try.

      Important details about the prizes... . Carmi has 3 prize packages that can be won by our fans in Canada where she lives. She will draw three Canadian winners from the comments on her blog all week. Stampendous will  have 3 prize packages for our friends with US mailing addresses. 

      • We'll draw one winner from the weekly comments on our blog.
      • We'll draw one winner from the comments on Saturday's Big Blog Hop
      • We'll draw one winner from Facebook - You need to SHARE one or more of our posts about this project on your Timeline **

      Each prize package includes a Jewelry pack of Resin, a bottle cap, bezel and button to try, and the Stampendous Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps - perfect jewelry sized stamps.

      ** Why do I need to SHARE the Facebook post ?  Because Facebook has changed the way they show posts from a Page to that Page’s fans. (There are millions of posts a day now!) When you “share” a post it lets Facebook know you want to see posts from us. It also tells your friends what we’re up to and extends our “reach”. Maybe they will come like us, too! That IS why we’re doing this, to meet more people! Plus when you share, it lets us see that you did, that makes it easier to pick a winner for the contest.
      How do I SHARE a post? Visit our page on Facebook  – Stampendous – We’ll keep an EnviroTex post pinned at the top 
      it’s blue. It will pop up a window that says Share On Your Own this week – just find it and click on SHARE underneath the post, Timeline. You can write a message in the box if you like then click Share This Link. That’s it…easy!!

      OK - time to me to skedaddle, friends.  And it's time for you to check out the beautiful inspiration the other girls have for you today.  See you back here tomorrow for our big Stampendous/Resin Crafts Blog Hop.  Take time to get inky today!