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....

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Fun

I LOVE coloring the super adorable Stampendous Kiddos!  The Leaf Boy Kiddo is no exception!  I inked him up for today's card and used my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to color him.  After I mounted the panels on my card base I embellished with TaupeLeaf Green and Burgundy Color Fragments. With all of the Color Fragments available, the combinations are endless!

Cling Leaf Girl Kiddo
Leaf Girl Kiddo
Cling Leaf Boy Kiddo
Leaf Boy Kiddo

These adorable Stampendous Kiddos are ready for Fall and having fun playing in the leaves!  They are so cute, you'll want both of them to create fun cards for the fall and great scrapbook pages to capture all of your favorite autumn moments.  Plus, they’re perfect for our September Challenge – Fall Fun!  These two great images are available in wood mounted and Cling Rubber™ options.  I have had so much fun creating with these cuties!  Last week I made a card using the Leaf Girl Kiddo.  You can find that card here.  Today I got the Leaf Boy Kiddo inky!  These images are so much fun to color and embellish!  How could you go wrong with such seriously adorable stamps?  They’re available on the Stampendous website where your order is always filled by an independent stamping or scrapbooking store and shipped within 24 business hours!  

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog today to see what other fun Kiddo creations the team has to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Take time to get inky!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Emmy Awards Bling by Kristine

It's so exciting!! The Craft And Hobby Association is bringing Cre8time to television's Emmy Awards.  Tonight, Saturday, Sept 21 from 11 am - 4 pm PDT some of the industry's top companies will be inviting Emmy nominated celebrities to make some time to create something cool! All nominees were personally invited with a gift of handmade jewelry, and paper crafting and jewelry crafting companies will be on hand to help these famous folks see what WE all love so much about this wonderful hobby! They'll get to stuff their goodie bags with #chaswag! CHA's own Sue Turchick will be wearing a gorgeous necklace handmade by our very own Design Team member Kristine Reynolds!! Here it is:

Christmas Charms Necklace by Kristine Reynolds

This piece of gorgeous green goodness is going to perfectly accent Sue's orange blouse for the big event! We're excited to see if any celebs notice and comment on this cool piece! Sue promised to get a photo if so! The whole event is part of a huge movement to spread the joy and knowledge of crafting to folks who may not have tried it yet! You can always be part of this by visiting http://www.cre8time.org where you'll find heaps of projects geared for every crafting level. You can even upload your own great projects so that others can try them. Charity Wings (a great organization in its own right!) will be on hand interviewing the celebs as they enter the Nokia Theatre for their crafting experience! You can catch the WHOLE THING live streaming at their video feed HERE. We hope you can take some time to watch the craft industry meet the big time! You can find more information about Kristine's beautiful necklace project on our website HERE.

Great job, Kristine - we're all so proud of you!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stampendous Meets Maya Road

This week we on the Stampendous design teams had a great opportunity to create with some great Maya Road products.  What fun!  I really enjoyed using their chipboard letters on the card I posted a few days ago (here).  Today I used some great stick pins by Maya Road.

This beautiful Angel Trumpet is one of my favorite Christmas stamps by Stampendous this year.  I think she is just so beautiful and elegant.  I've already made a few cards with her, and I have ideas for a few more.  I colored her with Copic markers.  I didn't have any silver card stock, so I inked up the edges of some white card stock with VersaMark ink and sprinkled on and heat set some Detail Silver Embossing Powder to make my own silver card stock - crisis averted!  A little sprinkling of Aged Silver Embossing EnamelUltra Fine Crystal Snow Glitter to the wings and a sheer silver bow almost made the card complete.  Almost.  Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins were the perfect finishing touch!  I LOVE these pins!  

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to see what the other girls have created today.  It's time for you to get hopping!  Take time to get inky today!

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Stephanie Lee

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

The Maya Road Design Team Blog

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Stampendous Travels Down Maya Road

This week the Stampendous design teams had the opportunity to incorporate Maya Road supplies into our projects.  HOW FUN!  

I decided to use the Maya Road Jonathan Chipboard Alphabet.  I inked up the letters with VersaMark ink and sprinkled on Stampendous Carnelian PEARLustre Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I love this color!  I reach for it often - if you don't have it, I think you probably need it, just say'n.

On the card base, I stamped Stampendous Jumbo Leaves with VersaMagic Red Brick and Gingerbread inks.  The main image is the adorable Stampendous Cling Leaf Girl Kiddo, which I colored with Copics.  I think she is just so stinkin' cute!

This card was so much fun to create and I loved working with the Maya Road chipboard letters.  I have so many ideas on what to do with the rest of the alphabet!  Stay tuned for more!

Be sure to check out Janelle and Lea's blogs today - they're sharing Stampendous and Maya Roads goodies also!  Plus swing by the Stampendous Blog to see what creative inspiration is waiting for you there.  Then, stop by again on Friday for our big blog hop!  You'll definitely be inspired!

Well friends, time for me to scoot!  It's been so hot here lately - I am definitely ready for fall!  I'm looking forward to bundling up in a sweatshirt like this little kiddo and playing in the leaves!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Take time to get inky today.