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....

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mermaid Kiddo

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by today!  This is an exciting week for Stampendous and Michaels Stores!  On May 10th, Michaels will be adding new Stampendous products to their shelves!  I can't wait to show you more!  In honor of the new release, I'll have a drawing for some really yummy Stampendous blog candy.  Be sure to stop back on May 10th for details!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the absolutely adorable Mermaid Kiddo stamp.  How stinkin' cute is she????  I colored her using my Prismacolor Pencils and added some Stampendous embossing powders in Aged Silver and Blue Tinsel.  I love the way the embossing powders look like bubbles when they melt!  All the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels.

The Kiddos are all so much fun to color and play with - you *have* to check them out!

Well, friends, thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check back again soon!  I'll have more from the new release to share with you.  And be sure to stop by on May 10th for details on my blog candy!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world - take time to get inky today!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Project Life

When I first started with paper crafting, I was a scrapbooker.  I LOVED scrapbooking.  I went to crops once a month, I went to my consultant's home for private scrap time, I brought my supplies to work with me and scrapped during my lunch hour.  And then I forgot to buy a birthday card for my nephew's 2nd birthday.  I figured I could make him a birthday card with all of my scrapbooking supplies.  Well, that's about the time my scrapbook days ended.  I discovered that I LOVED making cards!  Since then, my scrapbooks have been collecting dust.  I'm hoping to blow the dust off and start working on them again this summer.

I have to admit I was a bit intimidated and overwhelmed at the thought of making a scrapbook page after all these years.  I think I'm really late jumping on the Project Life bandwagon.  I see blog posts everywhere that talk about Project Life, but something about all of those little pockets always seemed overwhelming to me.  Well, today it was time to step out of my comfort zone.  And guess what?  I had fun!!!

I discovered that the problem was finding pictures to scrap.  It seems that when I stopped scrapbooking, I also stopped printing my photos.  I have them all saved on Shutterfly, but I haven't had any printed in years.  I think it's time to finally drop the cold, hard cash and just do it. 

The pictures I did find were from Christmas 2011.  We took these pictures before we headed to church for the Christmas Pageant.  TJ, our oldest, was so excited to be wearing his new Christmas tie and could hardly wait to get to church to start singing.  

I cut green card stock into 6"x6" squares and stamped the Stampendous Christmas Background on each panel with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Then I embellished each panel differently using Detail Gold Embossing Powder and the  Fran•táge Mica Kit.  Here's a closer look at each individual panel...

Can you tell TJ is just a *little* excited?

Me and the love of my life.

My sweet boys.

LOVE these Mica flakes!

Such handsome guys!

Love the way the clear embossing makes the background "pop".

Well!  That was all a mouthful!  If you're still here with me, thank you for hanging in there!  Before you leave, I have to remind you to check out the Project Life posts that my teammates have for you today.  

ALSO....be sure to stop back soon.  I'll have lots of new stuff to show you!  All of the new Stampendous products will be making their appearance at Michaels on May 1st and I can't wait to share it all with you!  I think I'll even have a giveaway on May 1st to celebrate.  I've got quite a stash of great Stampendous stuff to share with one lucky person!  You won't want to miss this!  Stay tuned!

OK...I think I'm done now!  *PHEW*

I hope all is well in your corner of the world and that you will take time to get inky today!