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....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dad's the Man!

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by today!  This week the Stampendous Design Team is celebrating dads.  And, although, my card might make you think otherwise, this is one of the Fathers' Day cards I made this year.  This card is for a single mom I know who is raising two wonderful kids all on her own and who I thought deserved a little recognition on Fathers' Day.

For this card, I inked up this fabulous Stampendous Butterfly Tune stamp twice with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used one image as a complete panel and colored just the butterfly on the other one with my Spectrum Noir markers, then I fussy cut it. I bent the wings up a bit and glued the body on top of the butterfly on the main panel to add a little dimension. The sentiment is from the Royal Heart Quotes Perfectly Clear stamp set.  A bit of crystal glitter on the butterfly and a touch of my Sakura Stardust pen on the frame around the sentiment and this card is perfect for my no-frills friend.

Take time this Fathers' Day to remember the moms who, for one reason or another, play both roles in the lives of their children.

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

Inky Hop

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Welcome back! We're on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We're just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Frantage Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! 

I had so much fun creating the card I'm sharing with you today!  This idea popped into my head as soon as I opened the box when they came in the mail.  I first stamped this great Live Creatively stamp by Stampendous with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Detail White Embossing Powder. Then came the fun part!

Using a fingertip Sponge Dauber, I applied the brilliant Radiant Neon Inks.  I applied the ink a little heavier toward two corners and lighter as the dots moved closer to the sentiment.  It almost creates a bokeh look.  I kept the card simple to let the inspiring sentiment and vivid inks speak for themselves.  

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package
Remember to comment on as many posts as you can and you'll have a chance to win a great prize package. You can comment until the end of Sunday, May 25, 2014. We'll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week, then choose a winner from each post. You must have a US Mailing address to win. You can find the Official Rules for all our contests HERE. Winners will be announced on Monday or Tuesday next week, so be sure to check the Stampendous blog to see if you are a winner! If you missed the earlier posts this week, it's not too late to comment on those. You can find them here: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Check out this inspiration today - remember to leave comments!

Stampendous Blog

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer  that's me!

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek

  ***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Get Inky

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This week we're celebrating the current neon trend with the folks at Imagine Crafts! Their new line of beautiful inks called Radiant Neon are just exactly that! They positively glow with brilliant color. And they coordinate perfectly with our beautiful Frantage Color Fragments! The potential for splashes of incredible color are absolutely endless. And you can win some, too!!

The card I have for you today features the gorgeous Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio and Butterfly Charms Perfectly Clear Stamps sets.  I'll be giving this card to my niece for her Middle School graduation next month, so I included the Dreams Come True sentiment stamp.

The colors I used are from the new line of Radiant Neon inks.  All of the colors are absolutely fantastic!  For this card I used Electric Pink and Electric Purple. I did first and second generation stamping (stamped once and then again without re-inking the stamp).  I also inked up one of the tiny butterflies with the equally beautiful Silver Delicata ink.  

When I went to assemble the card, instead of reaching for silver card stock, I inked the edges of a panel of white card stock with the same Silver Delicata ink.  A perfect match!  The sentiment is stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, my very favorite ink for sentiments.  

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package
We'll send three lucky winners 3 Radiant Neon Ink Pads and 3 jars of Color Fragments (we choose the colors). All you have to do to enter is to comment on as many of the blog posts this week as you can. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25th to comment. On Monday, May 26 we'll randomly choose three of the blog posts, then randomly choose a winner from each. You must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win, but we sure welcome comments from everyone. 

Here's some inspiration for today from our terrific Design Teams! Go leave them some love!!

Stampendous Blog 

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kazuko Kocho

Jamie Martin

Maureen Cronin

Krissy Fossmeyer (that's me!)

Sylvia Blum

Tenia Nelson

Cathy Andronicou

In case you missed yesterday's brilliant start to our Neon Blog Hop - Here is the link.

***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.