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, 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!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Full Color Hop

Thanks for hopping by!  Today the Stampendous and Tombow Design Teams have gotten together for a super fun and colorful Blog Hop featuring some really great products!

The card I'm sharing today is unlike any card I've ever made.  It doesn't have any coloring, but thanks to these wonderful Tombow Dual Brush Pens my card has beautiful colors in the background.  

First I stamped the Stampendous Rattan Weave stamp on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and embossed it with Detail White Embossing Powder.  Then I scribbled some ink from the purple, blue and green Dual Brush Pens on the Tombow Blending Palette and spritzed it with water using the mister (both the Palette and Mister are included in the Tombow Blending Kit).  I dipped the embossed panel into the watered down ink and kept reapplying ink until I got the look I wanted.  How fun!  The possibilities are endless!  The embossed area resists the ink which allows the pattern to show through.  

Once the panel was dry, I matted the watercolor panel on black card stock and to the card base using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  I used the greeting from the Happy Messages stamp set by Stampendous and also heat embossed it with Detail White Embossing Powder.

Adding some Mica Fragments seemed to finish the card.  I used  Teal Mica Fragments from the Fusion Stack Art Elements Kit and Lavender Mica Fragments from the Sumptuous Stack Art Elements Kit both by Stampendous.

So...are you ready to get hopping?  Here's the list of stops - be sure to leave comments along the way to be in the running for some great prizes!  If you happen to lose your way, stop by the Stampendous blog for more information.

Ok, time to you to hop, thanks for stopping by, take time to get inky today!

Krissy Fossmeyer  (you are here!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Coloring Inside the Lines

This week the Stampendous Design Team is partnering with Tombow to bring you some beautiful inspiration!  I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring, so I made a bright and colorful card today using some really great products!

First I inked up this beautiful Stampendous Delicate Daisy image with Tsukineko VersaFine ink in Onyx Black.  I colored the flower with my new Tombow Jelly Bean Brush Pens.  I outline each petal of the daisy with my pink marker and then used the Blender Pen to soften the lines.  How fun!  For the stem, I scribbled some of the green marker on the Blending Palette and picked up some ink with the Blender Pen to apply.  I love the soft colors that this produces.  

I sprinkled a bit of Stampendous Jade PearLustre and Pirate Gold Embossing Powders on the card base and added a touch of Gilded Mica Fragments before I heat set from the underside.  A little May Arts ribbon and VOILA my card was done!

Be sure to leave a comment here to be in the running for a great prize package and stop by the Stampendous Blog for more creative inspiration from Stampendous and Tombow!  AND....stop by again on Friday when the Stampendous Design Team will be blog hopping with the Tombow team! 

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

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fun with Faber-Castell

This week the Stampendous Design Team received some great products from Faber-Castell to play with.  They were so generous!  Today was the first time I have used Gelatos and I can tell you it won't be my last!  The color goes on really nice and blends beautifully!

Here's the card that I created...

I first stamped this Live Creatively stamp by Stampendous with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder.  This is where the magic begins...I applied the Gelatos from the red set in vertical stripes across my embossed panel and then blended them with my fingers and wiped the excess of with a baby wipe to expose the embossing.  Doesn't get much easier than that!  

I love the ombre effect!  Now I need to go shopping to get some other color collections!

Stop by the Stampendous blog today to see who else has some beautiful inspiration to share with you today.  And be sure to leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing for a great prize package!

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

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!