Showing posts from December, 2012
Hi Blog Friends, I hope everyone is having a good New Year's Eve.  We're staying home, having a nice dinner, watching a movie and probably falling asleep before we can ring in the New Year. 

I'll keep this short today.  I wanted to share a bookmark I made for Kathy and her friends from Kerrville.  They come to Santa Fe, every Fall and enjoy a few days of fun and friendship....and some shopping.  I thought this bookmark would be a good one to share to start off the New Year.  The bling on the wine glass is a Swarovski crystal.

We wish you and yours the very best in 2013.  Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas Dear Blog Friends!

and Merry Christmas from Piper's Paper Wings..............

As promised, here is our Christmas card.  The little snowman is by QuicKutz, and the snowflakes punches are by Martha Stewart.  The tree line is from Tim Holtz, the embossing folder is Cuttlebug, and I used my handy dandy paper crimper....hadn't used it in ages, and it came in very handy for snow; and of course, I had to use Stickles.  :o)
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hello Blog Friends.  Well, just another two short days before Christmas.  We're still scurrying around trying to get lots done.  It doesn't do any good at the end of every holiday to swear that next year we'll get started sooner.  It just ain't gonna happen.  lol  Oh well, as usual, it'll all get done and come together as happens every year.

Today I'm sharing a card I made at the Guadalupe Stamp store when Stamp A Mania was teaching classes the weekend of December 7-8.  As Mark calls it....."The Dreaded Brayering Technique" (it's a joke between us because I dread doing  brayering demos at convention for them).  Actually, I'm getting much better at it, and I told Cynthia I was going to conquer brayering if it killed me.  My DH demoed brayering at the last convention because I was sick with the flu.  He loves to brayer....can you believe that!!!  Well, here's a card using a Kaliedacolor ink pad....brayered!  Cynthia is a wonderful teacher, an…

"Ready for Christmas"

Hello Blog Friends!  The card I'm sharing today is a stamp called "Ready for Christmas" by guess who?  You guessed it!  Stamp A Mania (SAM), and it's MR305-J.  I did this card about a year ago, and fell in love with the little luminarias (we call them faralitos in Santa Fe) so the Ready for Christmas stamp was perfect to use with them.  One of my other favorite stamps is the Christmas Tree lg, JD4300-K, because it can be used as pine branches to frame scenes.  I used it on yesterday's card.  Today, you're looking at the entire tree!  Then once again, I stamped, colored (Copics), and cut out all the little luminaria/faralitos.  They truly represent a New Mexico Christmas.  We had a progressive dinner in our neighborhood last Saturday, and Sara, the young woman who organized the event, surprised us all by placing faralitos up and down our street.  They were lit by Brian, Sara's hubby.  What a neat surprise to walk from house to house with all the little bag…

Southwest Nativity

Hi Blog Friends!  Well, we got the predicted snow, so Randy hasn't taken any new pics.  He's been busy shoveling snow at three different houses, and driving our daughter to work.  The roads were sheets of ice this morning.  Okay...I'm ready for spring and summer again!  lol  I must say though, we are very grateful for the moisture.  I just don't like it when the streets gets so icy and dangerous.

I was going through my card pics, and came across this card that is a southwest nativity scene.  I love the "faralito" stamps that comes in two sizes.  All the stamps are from Stamp A Mania (SAM).  The faralito is called a luminaria in the SAM catalog (for your reference), and it is MR620-E.  I believe the luminaria stamp now comes as a peg stamp with the four sizes, or 4 cling stamps (four different sizes) in the unmounted.  The nativity scene is MR601-K, and for the pine branches, I used the Christmas tree, and turned it so that I stamped the top of the tree to make…

Silver Metallic Christmas Deer

Hello Blog Friends,

I'm posting a card I made a couple of years back.  It was an easy quick card.  The deer die is Tim Holtz, the paper is a silver metallic, although the picture doesn't show it very well.  The Christmas embellishment with Santa came from a package of assorted chipboard embellishments I found at Michael's.  The snowflake is another embellishment I had in my Christmas box.  I'm sure it must have also come from Michael's, or possibly Hobby Lobby.  The white dot background is a Cuttlebug folder.  Randy's going to take some more pictures soon, so I'll be posting this year's card in the next few days.  It looks like we'll finally be getting some snow and really cold weather on Sunday.  Get your hot chocolate fixings ready!  I'm off to meet Mark and Cynthia at Guadalupe Stamps for classes they're doing today and tomorrow.  Stay warm, and I'll be back soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Mimbreno Round Christmas Ornaments

Happy Sunday Blog Friends!  Gosh, I don;t know where my days are going, but they are flying by.  Today I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful Southwest Ornaments from Stamp A Mania.  The stamps are:  Mimbreno Ornament #1 Lg. SF6581-J, and Mimbreno Ornament #1 Sm. SF6580E.  The stamps I have are on cling mount for easy storange.  They clean up nicely as well.  I used a metallic paper background, strung the ornaments on metallic thread, then punched out three different snowflakes to finish the card. 

By the way, Cynthia and Mark from Stamp A Mania will be teaching in Santa Fe, next weekend...Dec 7 & 8, at the Guadalupe Stamp Store.  If any of you are interested in taking a class with them, please call Lee at 982-9862 to sign up and get all the details.  I promise'll be fun!  I'll keep this short today.  Our nice weather is still with us, but I hear that next weekend will be much cooler.  We do need snow, so let's hope it gets here soon!  Stay warm and t…