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, April 25, 2014

Here We Go Again!

All week the Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils Design Teams have been collaborating to bring you creative inspiration.  

The card I'm sharing with you today uses the beautifully intricate Book Cover Stencil.  It is gorgeous!  This would be stunning for a wedding or anniversary card.  I chose to use Pearlescent Embossing Paste on white card stock to make the beautiful Stampendous butterfly from the Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden stamp set stand out.  The butterfly was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and I love the way it looks against the pearly background.  Cutting out the butterfly was a snap with the new Lovely Garden Die Cut set.


Be sure to leave comments at all of the blog stops today (and from the posts all week) to be in the running for a great prize package!  You don't want to miss out! Stop by the Stampendous Blog for more information! 

Here's a list of today's blog stops...

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stampendous and Dreamweavers

This week Stampendous and Dreamweaver are once again teaming up to show you how stamps and stencils work together beautifully.  The Dreamweaver stencils have such beautiful designs and their embossing paste is so easy to work with.  Together, they make the perfect background for Stampendous stamps!

Today I'm sharing a card that features the gorgeous Stampendous Cling Blossom Beauty Stamp.  The flowers on her head are included with this stamp set and are a breeze to die cut using the Blossom Beauty Die Cut set.  I added a few leaves from the Cling Lovely Garden stamp set and the coordinating Lovely Garden Die Cut Set.  All of the stamped images were stamped with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I'm still practicing my coloring technique, but it sure is fun to practice!  Thanks so much to Crafter's Companion for their generosity!  

For the background, I used the graceful Large Flourish stencil by Dreamweaver.  I applied Pearlescent Embossing Paste on white card stock. Once it was dry, I lightly applied Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. What a great background!  I'll be reaching for this stencil again and again! And the sheen on this embossing paste is spectacular in person!


Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog to see who else has a special project to share with you today.  Stop by again on Friday when I'll have another fun project to share with you!

Take time to get inky today!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sneak Peek Week

The time has finally come when I can show you some of the new stampy goodness that you'll find in the new Stampendous catalog!  You're going to love this release! 

The card I am sharing today is in the new catalog on page 11.  It's still such a thrill for me to have my cards in the catalog.  I have to pinch myself when I see that my projects share the page with some of my stamping icons.  What an honor!

This card features the new Cling Lovely Garden stamp set.  And here's the really exciting news....Stampendous now offers coordinating die sets for some stamps.  That made making this card a breeze!  The sentiment is from the new Loving Messages clear stamp set.

First I stamped this flower with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I like this ink best for sentiments.  A bit of beautiful May Arts ribbon was the perfect finishing touch.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Stampendous website for the new products - they'll be coming soon.  

Well friends, thanks for stopping by today!  I'll share a link to the new Stampendous catalog as soon as it's available - I know you're going to love it!

Take time to get inky today!