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, February 21, 2014

Stampendous and May Arts Hop To It

Today's the big day for the Stampendous-May Arts Ribbon Blog Hop!  You are sure to be inspired by the creations that the gals on the design teams have to share.  To see the list of who is hopping with us today, stop by the Stampendous Blog.  

The card that I have to show you uses the super-duper adorable Cake Dreamer stamp.  This is Pebble and he is dreaming of an upcoming birthday in this fun Gruffies® image by Ellen Jareckie. This "Dream Big" sentiment is included in the Crosswords Perfectly Clear stamp set.  It is the perfect message to pair with this image!

I love this ribbon by May Arts!  My boys hate when I put ribbons or bows on cards for them to give their friends.  This is one of the few ribbons I can get away with and not have them mad at me.  

The patterned papers are by DCWV and are found in the All About Boys and the Dots, Stripes & Plaids mat stacks.  The sentiment was stamped with Tsukineko VersaFine Vintage Sepia in and the image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  

Ok, time for me to scoot.  After making this card, I have a taste for cake and think I need to bake while the boys are at school today.  

Don't forget to leave me a comment here in order to be in the running for some great prizes.  Stop by the Stampendous blog for more information.

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

Now go see what our Design Team has for you today!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

May Arts Ties it Together

This week it's time once again for one of our most popular blog collaborations!  It's time for us lucky girls on the Stampendous design team to play with our friends at May Arts Ribbon!  May Arts Ribbon is the best of the best!  

If you've never crafted with May Arts Ribbon you are in for a treat!  Be sure to play along this week because we have prizes!  We'll be offering three prize packages of a brand new, Jumbo Cling Stampendous Flower Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle and YOUR CHOICE of one spool of any May Arts Ribbon!  It doesn't get much better than that!  To win just leave a comment on the Stampendous blog, the May Arts Blog and the blogs of each designer playing each day (which means I would love it if you left a little love for me on this post).  Every comment is another chance to win!  Be sure that you’re also a fan of our Facebook Page and the May Arts Facebook Page as well! 

Today I'm sharing a card I made that features the super adorable House-Mouse Designs® Hummingbird Feeder stamp which I colored with Prismacolor pencils.  That fantastic Ric-Rac is by May Arts.  How fun!

Stop by again on Friday when we'll all be hopping in a fun Stampendous/May Arts Blog Hop.  You won't want to miss all the creative inspiration!  Don't forget to leave a comment so you'll be in the running for one of the great prize packages!

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stackin in Up

Have you checked out the new Stampendous Stack Art yet?  It's so much fun!  Stack Art is a great new kit that includes four sheets of die-cut kraftboard with tag shapes, frames and embellishments.  It also includes matching die-cut sheets of double-sided adhesive paper and four sheets of printed greetings.  Combine these kits will any of the Stack Art Elements kits which include glitter, micas and color fragments and you've got yourself a great gift tag, greeting or favor.   

Today I'm sharing the very first project I made using Stack Art.  

For this project, I used the Stack Art Angels Kings Kraftboard kit.  I chose not to do any stamping of this project, but there is a coordinating stamp set that you can find HERE.  To the bottom layer, I applied VersaMark ink and then heat embossed Vintage Lilac Embossing Tinsel.  For the frame I applied the die-cut double-sided adhesive and sprinkled on the turquoise glitter from the Sumptuous Stack Art Elements Kit.  The wings have two layers of VersaMark ink and Sterling Silver Embossing Powder.  Again, I used the die-cut double-sided adhesive on the heart and sprinkled on the rose glitter from the Sumptuous Stack Art Elements Kit.  For the hanger, I added a loop of sheer silver ribbon.

This is about as easy as it gets!  Choose a Kraftboard kit and an Elements Kit and you're good to go!  It all goes together and you can't get it wrong!  So, what do you have to lose?  Give it a try!  You'll love it!

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