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Stamp A Mania Red Sky

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Hello Blog Friends!
Watching our beautiful New Mexico sunsets, reminded me I had this card in my stash.  I hadn't quite finished it, so I dug it out and got it done.  All images are by Stamp A Mania, and you can find them at www.stampamania.com   I had the pleasure of making the card with the owner of Stamp A Mania, Cynthia Stansell.  Of course, her other half is Mark, who I fondly call the "Big Kahuna."  :o)    Cynthia and Mark came to Santa Fe, and held classes and a trunk show at Guadalupe Fun Rubber Stamp store a while back.  Cynthia's classes are always so darn much fun, and we laugh and giggle till our cheeks and sides hurt...besides learning so many cool stamping projects.   Hopefully, Ms. Cynthia will be back soon to teach more classes in Santa Fe, and a truck show to boot would be great!  That's a hint you two.





Now for the card info.  Aren't the colors gorgeous?  I just love reddish orange colors.  The ink pad used  on this card is Kaleidacolor Desert …

Birds & Berries

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Today's card is a stamp that I got a long time ago.  Do you ever stamp off a bunch of images, put them in a box, and color them later?  Well, that's what I do.  This one makes such a nice fall card, I had to pull it out of the box and color it.  It went to my good friend, Liane.  I hope it brightened her day.  The card stock used was a terra cotta background, with blue on the side that I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added three tiny brads on the side.









That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you next time!



Beautiful Japanese Geisha in Magenta

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Happy Autumn Equinox!  I wanted to thank my bloggers from around the world for visiting.  I've noticed I'm getting lots of hits from Germany, Italy, Russia, Budapest, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Armenia!  Wow.....welcome and "Thank You" for visiting Piper's Paper Wings blog.  I'm honored that you pop in to see what's new.    
Can you believe how quickly this year is going by?  I'm sure not ready for snow, but I'm loving the autumn weather in Santa Fe, now that the monsoon season is over.  Today I'm posting a beautiful Geisha I fell in love with years ago.  She's by Stampington.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She's colored with Copics, and there's tiny sprinkles of Stickles in the flowers in her hair.  On The left side panel, I used some washi paper with gold metallic Japanese calligraphy on it.  Our grandson has been taking Japanese in school, and this is his 5th year of Japanese at Monte de Sol.  …

Hummingbird Note Pad with Matching Pen

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Today I'm posting a note pad and pen.  An easy peasy project.  Makes a really cool gift, and people seem to really like them.  I used a spiral notebook I bought at Staples.  The pen (at the bottom of the note pad) is an RSVP pen that you can fill by wrapping the same scrapbook paper you've used on the note pad, and place in the clear barrel of the pen.  You can just see a little of the paper in the first photo.  Then I tied a matching ribbon to the lid of the pen.  A little Hummer for the cover,  distressed the edges with a distressing tool, and used Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges.  Four gold brads in the corners, and a green ribbon is wrapped around the bottom two pieces of card stock. The same ribbon was used on the pen.  You can make note pads for any occasion or holiday.  And...be sure to use the same scrapbook paper on the back cover.  











That it for today.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...

Birds on a Wire

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Today's card is one I did that doesn't have stamping, or coloring.  Can you believe it?  lol   Not my usual style, but it was a fun card to make.  I had a comment a while back that one of the cards I posted was not the usual type card I make, and I promised to post a second one, so here it is.  The bird punch is by who else... Martha Stewart.  I do love her punches.  ;o)  









That's it for today. Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  I get to have lunch with my stamping buddies this week, and am really looking forward to seeing them.  Until next time.....

A Whole Lot a Punching Going On

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Happy weekend blog friends!

I know most of you won't receive this until Monday, but I am posting it today...Sunday.  Ah, the joys of snail paced blogland.  These are a couple of cards I made a while back one day when I decided to give my punches a good workout.  Pics were taken a while back, so they're not the best, but I think you get the picture.   I believe all punches were by Martha Stewart, and the "friendship" word stamp is Stampin Up.  I only made two cards cuz my hands got tired and sore from punching so many borders.  It was fun tho, and I'm always up for trying something different.








 We've broken all kinds of records in NM, for rainfall this month, in fact most of it just this last week.  We've gone from a drought to flooding.  More rain in the forecast for the next few days.  We're floating away.  Thanks for stopping by today.   Until next time...




Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Somers

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Hi Bloggers, 

As promised, here's the second card in a different color scheme.  This one went to our friends, MaryAnn and Bill.  Happy 37th!  May you have many many more to come.

I'll keep this short today.  Just wanted to post the different color card today.














Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time.....


Happy Anniversary Pat & Yvette!

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Today I'm sharing a card I made for our son Pat, and his wife, Yvette.  Today is their anniversary.  Happy Anniversary you two!

I got this stamp at the last stamp convention.  Colored it up with Copics, and used a Spellbinder's die for the frame.  Added three tiny pearls for embellishments and layered with pink card stock (Yvette's fave color), and striped scrapbook paper background.  A little touch of Stickles on the back of the dress for some bling.










For a closer look, you can click on the pictures to enlarge it.  That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back soon.




Beautiful Bright Spring Centerpieces by Judy

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Today, I have the pleasure of sharing the gorgeous centerpieces that my cousin Judy, who lives in Surprise, Arizona made.  She belongs to a group of women (not sure how often they meet or what their group does, but this project was for a luncheon) and she made these centerpieces for their gathering.  I believe she said each of the ladies got to take one of these beauties home following lunch!  Judy used her Cuttlebug (she has the beautiful Anna Griffin Cuttlebug) to emboss the "ribbons" on the sides of the boxes.  If you look closely, you can see the embossing.  And...she made each flower by hand!  OMG! I can't imagine how much time that must have taken, but they turned out beautifully.  Love all the different colors Judy used.  Wouldn't you like to have been the lucky recipient of one of these lovely arrangements?  I sure would have.   Just looking at them makes me happy!   ;o)

Thank you, Judy, for sharing your creative talent and allowing me to post o…