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 13, 2012

Hoppin' with Core'dinations

This week Stampendous has paired up with Core'dinations to show off some great products!  Core'dinations makes some really great card stock!  The core is a different color from the surface  and when sanded, torn or distressed, the core shows through to provide contrast.  How fun!

For my card today, I used green Core'dinations card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday embossing folder.  I then sanded it to reveal the lighter core.  What a great effect!  The adorable image on this card is Icing Fluffles.  I colored Fluffles with my Prismacolor Pencils and added a bit of Crystal Glitter by Stampendous.  I added a beautiful silk ribbon by May Arts and VOILA!  A fun birthday card to add to my stash!

Are you ready to see what beautiful inspiration is waiting for you to explore?  It's time for you to sit down with a cup of coffee and check out my fellow teammates' blogs.  You are sure to be wowed!  Leave a little love along the way and you will be eligible for some fun prizes!

Time for me to get busy today - we are celebrating my son's 7th birthday this weekend and I have lots to do!  Hope all is well with you and that you'll take time to get inky today!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stampendous & Core'dinations Get Together

This week we’re playing with the amazing papers from Core’dinations. For those of you unfamiliar with these papers they have a coordinating color core paper that is different from the outside color. Thus when you emboss them with raised embossing dies and sand the raised image it appears a different color. The color can also be revealed by tearing, die cutting, and just sanding the flat paper with a nifty sanding block tool (or any kind of sanding substance you have at home).  Or.....you can do like I did, and just leave the papers as is!  

I used Core'dinations Spiced Marmalade for my card base and added a layer of this super beautiful Core Couture Glitter Paper.  The sparkle is gorgeous!  My main image is the elegant Deco Lady by Stampendous.  I inked her up with VersaMark ink and embossed her with CarnelianDetail Copper and Pirate Gold Embossing Powders.  I then inked the edges of the oval with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I couldn't resist when I saw this beautiful gold ribbon by May Arts on my table - I had to use it!

So, now it's time for you to see what my teammates have created for you today.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way in order to be eligible for some great prizes!  Be sure to join us on Saturday for our big Stampendous & Core'dinations Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss all of the beautiful inspiration!  

Hope all is well in your corner of the world - take time to get inky today!  See you back here on Saturday!

Stampendous Blog

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hopping with Stampendous & May Arts

Today the Stampendous Gals and May Arts Ribbon have gotten together to give you lots and lots of beautiful inspiration.  When you're done with this Blog Hop you will be itching to ink up some Stampendous stamps and to embellish with some beautiful May Arts ribbon!  Be sure to check out all of the blog stops today and leave a little love along the way for your chance to win some Stampendous goodies and some May Arts ribbon!

I decided to make a baby card today.  I used the super adorable Lion Baby and Baby Stardust by Stampendous.  Both of these stamps are available at Michaels.  The ribbon is a beautiful blue Twill Stripes by May Arts.  This ribbon is gorgeous and I think I need it in every color!  I added a bit of Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder to the swirls around the quote.

Speaking of this quote, it's one of my favorites and has a special place in my heart.  We had it printed on the bottom of my oldest son's birth announcements eight and a half years ago.  It makes me smile every time I look at this stamp! 

Enough jabbering from me, it's time for you to get hopping!  Don't forget to comment along the way!

Thanks for stopping by take time to get inky today!

Krissy Fossmeyer ----  hey! that's me!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ribbon Love

I LOVE ribbon!  And May Arts Ribbon is the cream of the crop!  It's so great to work with and they have a great selection!  

This week Stampendous and May Arts are teaming up to bring you some beautiful inspiration!  Stampendous stamps and May Arts ribbon are a perfect combination!  How could you possibly go wrong when you pair these two together?  All week design team members have great projects to share with you.  Visit all the blogs every day and leave comments to be eligible to win.  We'll choose a random blogger each day to pick a random winner.  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Today I'm sharing a fun card with you.  I used this great Stampendous Halloween Magic image and May Arts Satin Pleats Ribbon.  I also sprinkled on  some Aged Black and Vintage Lilac embossing powders.  These powders are so much fun to "bling" up a background.  

recipe:  Stampendous Halloween MagicHappy MessagesAged Black Embossing EnamelVintage Lilac TinselMay Arts Satin Pleats; Sakura Glaze Pen; DCWV Cafe Mediterranean Mat Stack; PrismaColor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink

Here's a list of the blogs that have projects to share with you today.  Be sure to visit them all and leave a little love for your chance to win!  And don't forget to stop back here again on Saturday for our big Stampendous/May Arts Blog Hop!

Ok friends, time for me to check out what my friends have all created today.  Can't wait to see their beautiful inspirations!  Have a great day and take time to get inky!