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, December 27, 2013

Winter Fun!

What a fun week this has been, but I have to say I am exhausted!  My two boys have been running on pure adrenaline since school let out for Winter Break last Friday.  It's about time for them to crash - just in time for a quiet New Year!  Here in the Chicago area, we had a beautiful white Christmas which had me thinking "snowflakes".  That inspired me to make this card using the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Snowflake Trio.

I first applied Ranger Distress Ink in Dusty Concord to a panel of white card stock.  Then I stamped the two smallest snowflakes using VersaMark ink and heat set Detail Silver Embossing Powder by Stampendous.  I made my own silver card stock to mat the panel by just applying VersaMark around the outer edges of a panel of card stock, sprinkling on Detail Silver Embossing Powder and heat setting it.  Wrapped around and tied a length of sheer silver ribbon and my card was done.  My niece loves purple and she is a December baby, so this card was perfect for her birthday last week.

Well friends, it's time for me to get busy.  Our house is a disaster zone - it looks like the North Pole exploded in our family room. 

Thanks for stopping by, take time to get inky today!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hoppin' with Stampendous and Clearsnap

What a fun week this has been!  I have LOVED using Clearsnap products!  I have fallen head over heels for the Color Box Petal Point Fluid Chalk Inkpads.  They include a beautiful palette of colors and are so easy to use.  On the card that I'm sharing today, I used the inks to color my image using a water brush.   This adorable Stampendous image is Cling Jumbo Penguin Snow.  Aren't they cute????  And I love these snowflakes!  So fun!

This card will soon be headed to my friend, Carol.  She's one of the teachers at the preschool with me and she just so happens to teach the Penguin Class!  So, I know she'll love this card!

Now it's time for you to see what other Stampendous and Clearsnap inspiration we have to share with you today.  Here's a list of  blog stops...
want to just keep this window/tab open and hop in another tab it might be easiest. Thanks for your patience, as always you have until Sunday night to complete your hopping/commenting before we will choose our three winners on Monday.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Asia King

Suzanne Czosek

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

Clearsnap Blog

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Take time to get inky!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Clearsnap and Stampendous Fun!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is collaborating with Clearsnap to share some great products and ideas with you.  

All of the sudden I realized this afternoon that Christmas is 2 weeks away.  I am NOT ready!  Tomorrow I'm going out to try to finish most of my shopping and I'm hoping to get the rest of our decorations out.  Next week I'll worry about getting started on my baking. 

In the meantime, I thought I would make my gift tags.  I have always loved the look of red on kraft, and this Cling Sweater Square stamp by Stampendous was begging to be made into a gift tag!  This was so fast and easy to make - I had a pile of them ready to go in no time!  The Color Box Petal Point Fluid Chalk Ink has a beautiful palette, has great coverage on kraft card stock and is easy to use.

To finish the tag, I added a length of red grosgrain ribbon  that is tied off with a piece of hemp cord.  Quick and easy!  My kind of project!

Stop by the Stampendous blog to see who else has inspiration to share with you today and be sure to visit again tomorrow when I'll have another project to share with you.

Take time to get inky today!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shine Brightly

I'm back again today with another Inspirational Christmas card featuring Stampendous products.  Today's cards used the super sweet Shepherd Star stamp set. While I was making this card, I realized that I didn't have any gold card stock.....so, I made my own!  I inked the edges of a piece of card stock with VersaMark ink and sprinkled on Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it. Super easy!  I love the sentiment that is included with this set, to highlight it a bit, I stamped the star in gold behind the sentiment.  

All of the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels.

Be sure the check out the Stampendous blog this week to see what other Inspirational Christmas ideas the design team has to share with you.  

Take time to get inky today!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Away in a Manger

This week the Stampendous design teams are sharing Inspirational Christmas ideas.  Today I have a card I made using supplies that are available at Michaels.  This beautiful set is Nativity Carol by Stampendous.  I stamped the musical score with Tsukineko London Fog ink and then stamped the Nativity scene with VersaMark ink and embossed with Sapphire PEARLustre Embossing Powder.  The star was embossed with Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

I have to say I really love the way this card turned out, it just seems so peaceful and serene to me.  This will be headed to someone very special this Christmas season.

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous blog to see who else has Inspirational Christmas ideas to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Take time to get inky!