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Merry Christmas Friends!

I am so sorry that you can't see the sparkly gemstones.  It's much prettier in person than the photo shows.  The image is a House Mouse stamp.  The embossing folder is by Paper Studio.  I used Copics to color the mouse and ornament.

Wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas, and many blessings in the New Year!

A huge thank you goes out to all of you who have signed up to follow my blog.  I appreciate it more than words can express.  
Big Hugs, Geri xo

Snowflake Christmas Card

Hi Friends,

Today's card was another easy peasy card to make.  The background green card stock was embossed with snowflakes.  Layered of red, white and green card stock, and white embossing powder was used for the sentiment.  Three snowflakes were added for the final touch.  The original design is by Liane.   Nice to make cards that other stampers have designed.  I have several friends who make a ton of handmade cards for Christmas.  I admire those of you who do!  This year, sadly, I have not made any Christmas cards and am very behind on all my card making period.  Oh, I did make one card, and will post that one this week.  Lots of things going on, and hopefully next year sometime, I'll get back on track with my card making.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back soon with two more cards before Christmas.  Until then....
Hugs, Geri

A Christmas Wreath

Hi Friends,

Here's a Christmas wreath card in nice soft colors vs. the traditional red and green.  A nice effect.  The background white piece was embossed with a dot pattern, looks like snow.  The original design is by Sharalynn who was nice enough to share it.  Love the silver glitter card stock bow and background on the sentiment.  There's a little gemstone in the middle of the turquoise flower on the bow. Stamps are by Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back again with something new.  Until next time.....
Hugs, Geri


Hi Friends,

This post is "a little off subject" but I wanted to share with you the gorgeous sunrise we had in Santa Fe last week.  I could see the orange coming through the shades as we had our morning coffee, so I jumped up, grabbed my cell, and went outside to try and catch it before it disappeared.  I was so pleased with the pictures I got.  It truly was a glorious sunrise.  

So blessed to live in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

                          This was the first shot.....

Second shot.....

Third shot, you can see it's beginning to lighten up.
Amazing how quickly it can change, and within just a matter of seconds.  I hope you enjoy the photos.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back with something new soon.  
Hugs, Geri  


Hi Friends,

It's that time again.  Today's card is an easy one.  Two little Christmas trees in glittery card stock.  The trees are from Stampin Up, and the design is by Liane.  Love the different fold on card.  Always nice to make something different.  This one is the center step card.  Embossed red card stock on the side panels, and stars on the bottom panel and atop the red tree.  A red glitter dot on top of the green tree.  Easy peasy.

We're in for some cold weather this weekend, so stay warm!  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later with something new.  Until then.......
Hugs, Geri


Hi Friends,

Here's a quick card to make with chili peppers. The chili peppers are colored with a markers, then stamped on glossy card stock.  The background was stamped with distress ink in a light color ink.  The "Hot" stamp I thought was a Stamp A Mania stamp, but I didn't find it on their website, so it may be another maker.  Last, I stamped tiny gold dots that cover the background.  Sorry, they're hard to see, but if you make the pic bigger, you can probably see them.  :o)    Layered the image with red and green card stock.  Card design is by Sharalynn.  Love making quick and easy cards.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later with something new.
Hugs, Geri


Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much turkey.......we're just cooking our bird today.  Today I have a card to share that was so much fun to make.  It has an embossed background, and gears that were cut out of Tim Holtz' grungeboard.  I used three different size gear dies.  Alcohol inks were used to color the gears, and I added a little metallic paint to them as well.  Brushed the embossed background with distress inks, then added gemstones to the center of the gears.  

I've been remiss in posting lately.  :o( The days are slipping away.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  Until next time.....


Hello Friends,

A quickie post today.  Here's a card we made at one of the Stamperpalz gatherings.  

Since this card was made quite a few months ago, I'm sorry, I can't remember all the steps, but think we used distress inks on the background and flower.  A honeycomb stencil was used.  And you can barely see the faint image of the flower stamp on the background.  And if I recall correctly, we used a spray bottle with water to lightly spray over the background.  Cut out the flower, and used a stylus to curl the petals.  The stem and leaves, I hand cut.  Added bling to the center of the flower for a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I've been slow to post, lots happening.  I'll be back when I can with something new.  Until next time..... Hugs, Geri


Hi Friends,

I thought I'd post a card before the week is over.  This is a card I made at a Stampin Up workshop.  Stamps of course, are by Stampin Up.  It was a quick card to make.  Used a background leaves stamp for the background piece.  Then the flower and stem were stamped.  The words were stamped in blue and punched out with a scallop circle punch.  Added the tiny green bow to the stem, and some gemstones around the flower.  Oh...almost forgot, tied a ribbon around the background piece.  Love that leaf background stamp.  

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later with another card.  Until next time....


Happy Halloween Friends!

Are you ready for all the little ghosts and goblins?  We've got our candy ready, although we sure don't get as many kids as in years past.  Hubby doesn't mind...more leftover chocolates for him! 

Today's card is a stamp by Art Impressions.  Love those crazy ladies.  This one is adorable in her spider outfit.  Fun to color and embellish.  Copics used for coloring.  On the purple embossed card stock, I embossed the candy corn with a Cuttlebug folder.  The spider web orange paper is from my paper stash.  The tiny bats are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  I used Stickles on her pumpkin and on her collar.  

Happy and Safe Halloween to you and yours!

Click on card for a larger picture.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later with a new card.  Until next time..... Spooky Hugs, Geri

Happy Little Ghosts

Happy Weekend Friends!

A simple little card with 3 happy ghosts.

Are you getting in the Halloween mood?  It's fast approaching.  Lots of Halloween stamps waiting to be inked in my house.....just not enough time.
Anyway, here's this weekend's card.  Quick and easy.  Thanks to Sharalynn for sharing her design and a fun card to make!

I hope you're enjoying the cool weather.  Me, not so much....not ready for cold weather.  Hubby is loving it.  :o)   Have a wonderful weekend.   Hugs, Geri

A Card for Bärbel in Germany

Hi Friends,

Can you believe that we're half way through October?  Time is flying.  

Today's card share is one I made for Bärbel in Germany.  She's been in the hospital, and I wanted to send her some USA/New Mexico cheer.  I used a Kaliedacolor ink pad to stamp the bold flowers.  Placed gemstones in the center of the flowers and added a ribbon at the bottom.  The background is embossed white card stock.  I like making cards with lots of white showing.  

I hope she likes her card and that it brings her some cheer.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back later.  Until next time.....

A Little Paper Bag

Hi Friends,

This is a little paper sack......with a card slipped inside.  But, I forgot to photograph the card inside.  Oppsie!  I'm sure you can picture a piece of card stock in two colors that was inside the little sack with  "Happy Birthday" stamped on it.  The picture doesn't really show how cute this is.  Sorry about that.  The "enjoy" was a die cut in the turquoise little banner piece.  You can see the contrasting patterned paper peeking out behind the embellishments.  Fun to make something besides a card for someone's birthday.  These little sacks are perfect for slipping in a gift card.

We've had a whirlwind two weeks here at home.  Making me dizzy!  I hope things slow down a little....and soon!  :o)   Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later with something new.  Until next time.......


Happy Weekend Friends,

I love glitter, glitz, bling and whatever sparkles.  I'm really disappointed that you cannot see the glitter card stock behind the die cut with all the holes.  It's a crystal glitterly card stock.  The white piece is also glittered, as is the silver card stock behind the sentiment.  If any of you know the secret for capturing the sparkle of glittered card stock in a photograph, please share it with me.  :o)

Don't you love the sentiment "Some girls were born with Glitter in their veins" cute.  The "holey" die is by Spellbinders.  

Just figured out a way you can see the glitter.  Click on the card to enlarge it, and you'll be able to see the sparkle!  Yay......

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Have a good weekend, and I'll be back later with something new.  Until next time......

Happy Anniversary Pat & Yvette!

Hi Friends!

Thought I'd post a card I made for our kids' anniversary.  They love things that are different & quirky, so I thought this would fit the bill.  I fell in love with the two little monsters when I saw the stamp and sentiment.  lol

Our daughter-in-law's favorite color is pink, so of course, the little image had to be colored in pink.  I added a pink gemstone to her belly button for some bling.  :o)

Colored with Copics, and layered with black and metallic blue card stock.

As luck sometimes works.....I thought it would be fun to share hubby's photos of the lunar eclipse along with the little monsters from outer space.
Heres's the beginning of the eclipse.

Almost half way through the eclipse.

This one is my favorite shot.  Very tiny, but you can "click" on the photo to see a bigger shot.  Awesome!

By the way....they loved their card.  Those two have a great sense of humor.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later.  Until next time.....

Cheesey Happy Birthday Card

Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

Posting a quick birthday card today.  The stamp is by Stampin Up.  Colored with Copics.  I used two different colors of yellow card stock, and punched cheese holes in the top piece.  In case you can't read the tiny script, it reads:

Age is something that doesn't count unless you're a cheese!  :o)

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.

Have a good weekend.  Until next time.....


Hi Friends,

Im finally back with a few cards to share.  It's been a very long month, and I won't bore you with the details.  Today, I'm sharing a card that was originally designed by Karen Kurz.  Isn't it just the cutest darn thing?  I think so.  Love the moustache, tiny clothes pin, and the herringbone cotton ribbon.  The print paper is a little bag that holds a gift card/message card inside.  You can attach a gift card or just write a message on it.  Such a cute masculine card.  The moustache is a SU die cut.  I think the striped portion at the bottom of the tag is washi tape.  I made the card awhile back.

Here's a pic of the inside of the card.
Thank you for stopping in to visit.  I'll be back soon with something new to share.  Until next time......
Hugs, Geri 


Hi Blog Friends!

My post today is a card I call FISH STIX.  

I stamped the fish on sticks, using a black ink pad.  The sticks feel like balsa wood, very light.  I purposely cut them into different lengths.  I made the background paper by stamping a crackle kind of pattern, as I wanted it to resemble "under water."  Although it's a little hard to see....the design is glittery.  Look on the left-hand side toward the top.  Then I stamped a tiny fish and placed a glass piece on top of it.  Behind the sticks is a piece of netting.  The main background is silver metallic card stock.

I'll be gone from the blog for awhile.  Just wanted to give you all a heads up.  I'll be back as soon as I can.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I'll be back later, so until next time..... Hugs, Geri xo

Geisha in Green & Turquoise

Hello Blog Friends!

I'm sorry I've been MIA for awhile.  Lots and lots of things going on, and I haven't had time to blog.

I thought I'd better get something posted before even more time slips away.  They days are flying by and I can't believe it's almost September.  Yikes!

Today's card was colored with Copics.  I love this image.  The stamp is by Stampington, and the artist is Lynne Perrella.  I kept the card pretty simple in design.  I used a piece of muted greenish scrapbook paper from my paper stash, and added a sheer forest green ribbon on top.  Then I stamped the Asian symbol and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I used one of the the clear disks on top of that for some dimension.  

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  I'll have hubby take some pics of new cards soon and get those on the blog.  Until next time.....

Masculine ATC Card

Happy Weekend Bloggers!

Here's my ATC (Artist Trading Card) for the Steampunk topic.  Most of the supplies used are by Tim Holtz.  I decided to use grays and blacks on this particular ATC.  Oh, and a silver gear, pen nib and metal embellishment.  I just spoke with someone the other day who'd never heard of Steampunk.  I thought everyone had heard of it.  I think it's still pretty popular, as I still see lots of it around.   :o)

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Until next time.....

An Anniversary Tuxedo Card

Happy Weekend Friends!

Today's post is a card I made for hubby for an anniversary.  I used black linen card stock for the jacket, and white card stock for the shirt.  I don't make many cards with just 2 colors of paper.  Red ribbon for the cummerbund, and a tiny red rose in the lapel.  Black ribbon tied for the bow tie.  Lastly, added a black button on the jacket.

Here's a pic of the inside of the card....I covered up my message with a piece of white paper and held it in place with a red heart sticker.  I didn't think you'd want to read the gooey note!  lol

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!  Until next time.....

June ATC for Stamp Club -- Topic: Fabric

Happy Weekend!

Today's post is one that was a little bit of challenge.  Our stamp club members suggest topics for the year, throw them into a hat (so to speak), and Ms. Marcie picks 12 topics.  The topic for the June ATC (artist trading card - for those of you who aren't familiar with the term ATC), was "fabric."  Yeowza!   ATC's are little pieces of art measuring 2.5" x 3.5"   

Fabric definitely put my old brain to the test.  But, as luck would have it....and I was indeed lucky, I found a box that happened to have fabric in it with all kinds of bottles of hot sauce printed on the fabric.  There were several patterns, this just happens to be the one hubby took a picture of, so I'm posting it.  Don't you just love that gold tooth?  lol

I stamped the background with the stamp that says "Got Chile?", then distressed the edges.  Cut out the individual bottle of hot sauce and glued it down.  This bottle was too big for the ATC card, so needed …


Happy Independence Day Friends!

Today I'm sharing a card that was taught by Susan Knapp.  

I didn't finish my card until later, and when I put it together I added the stars, and backed the Statue of Liberty with black card stock.  Then I decided to add another patterned paper for the background.  I'll tell you what I used.  I found this grey patterned paper in one of my paper stashes.  It's the inside of an envelope from Lovelace Healthcare.  Works for me.  ;o)   I wanted something grey, and there it was.  Added the "celebrate" die cut and all done.

Wishing you and yours a safe and fun 4th of July! Hugs, Geri

You Make Me Happy

Hi Friends,

A really quick post today.  This was a card made in a Stampin Up workshop this year.  A nice card to send to that special someone to let them know they make you HAPPY!  

Love the "happy" die cut.  It was a quick and easy card....just the kind you need when you're in a hurry, which anymore, is every day around my house.  :o)

Happy colors too......thanks for stopping by today.  

                           Until next time.....

I'm Seeing Green Today!

Hi Friends!

It's a green day at Piper's Paper Wings.  I bought the prince card stock embellishment at Scraps Galore store a long long time ago.    While going through some of my mountains of paper stashes, I came across the prince, so decided to put a card together for hubby.  The nice thing about hubby, is he doesn't mind if I put a little bling (big ole green emerald colored gemstone) on his card.  What a guy!  :o)

The second card today is another version of the butterflies I did in green.  I must be in a green mood these days.  :o)
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be back later.....until next time..... s

Five Butterflies

Hi Friends!

Today's post is a card using a Memory Box die.  I used the die on black card stock, and used some scrapbook paper from my stash in the background.  Layered it onto pink card stock and added different colored gemstones in the middle of the butterflies.  

The second pic is one that hubby took of an enormous thunderhead that was building Monday night.  It was awesome.  :o)

Remember you can click on any of the photos for a closer look.

Thunderhead brewing over the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Santa Fe.  Click on this'll see what I'm talking about.  Awesome!

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

Happy 30th Anniversary!

Hi Friends!
Today's card is one I made for my Sweetie for our 30th anniversary.  We both love birds, so thought this would fit the bill.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder, and brushed it with distress ink.  I used a Spellbinder's die to cut out the heart in the middle of the card.  Next, I layered the birds and branch.  The bird is a SU punch.  The little branch is a Sizzix die.  I colored the birds with distress inks.  The tiny hearts were punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.  Of course, I got to the anniversary "year" and didn't have the right size numbers.  Luckily, I found a stamp set with numbers at the very last minute, after a quick trip to the store.  Whew....
So my computer is acting up today and deciding to capitalize whatever words it wants to, so please ignore the capitalizations.  My Mac has a mind of it's own today and I'm tired of trying to fix it.  Argh.......    
I hope you enjoy today's card.  Our anniversary was in February, but…

Coloring with Markers on Rubber

Happy weekend friends!

Today's card is one that I colored with Marvy Markers directly onto rubber.  I really like the way it turned out.  Do you remember when coloring onto rubber was the rage?  I keep my markers in a big Tupperware (the real Tupperware, not Rubbermaid), because they truly are "air-tight."  It has worked for me and my markers are still like brand new.  It's good to dig out the old supplies and use them once in awhile.  :o)  I like using the rectangle pieces of Tupperware for marker storage, and have several pieces specifically for that use.  Works great!

I added an Asian symbol at the bottom for some interest, and the heart in the background as well.  Backed the image with green and metallic gold patterned paper, then another metallic gold sheet, then the purple. 

I hope you're all having a good weekend....we're waiting for some rain this afternoon.  
The weeds will love it.  lol   Until next time....

Wine Gets Better with Age.....

Hi Friends,

Here's a card with a glass of red wine.  I don't think I'd do very well if I had a glass of wine while stamping.  lol   There is one woman who does several youtube videos who always has a glass of wine on her desk....maybe you've seen her videos?   The main image was part of our stamp group's monthly ATC trade, and the topic was "wine." The image is by Art Impressions.  Love their crazy lady stamps.  :o)   Colored it up with Copics, and added some Stickles to her earrings for a little bling.  Punched out the sentiment with a circle punch and distressed the edges with Broken China distress ink.  

I embossed the background and embellished the card with some flowers and brads.  

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

Blue on Blue

Hi Friends!

Well, we've gone from swamp-like conditions to hot and dry.  lol  Everything is so green, and the Santa Fe river is running.  Wish it would stay this green all summer long.  We sure enjoyed the rain while we had it.

While digging thru my card box, I came across this card.  I think it was made in a SU workshop.  It's definitely a SU stamp.  The blue and white back ground is a piece of patterned paper.  Glued a sheer ribbon on the diagonal, and backed the main image in the same shade of blue card stock.  Added a tiny velvet green bow, punched out the sentiment, and added some bling to finish it off.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and thanks for stopping by!  Until next time.....

You Are Amazingly Amazing

Hi Friends,

Here's a card made in a SU workshop.  Love the colors.  It was a quick and easy card.  The flowers remind me of little violets, but I'm not sure what these really are.  The yellow ribbon is nice with the purple and maroon colors.  Backed the main image with black card stock, and for a finishing touch, added the gemstones for a little bling.  Easy peasy.

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


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Wow...where is May going?  Whew...the days are flying by faster than I care to think about.

Today I'm sharing a card made with the Stampin Up Butterfly die.  Love that die.  I colored the bottom layer of the butterfly with distress inks.  My friend Karen Kurz, who is a SU demonstrator,  came up with the idea on coloring the butterfly.  Thanks, Karen!  Layered the die cut on top and added some sequins for some bling.

Wishing you all a safe and fun weekend!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time....

It's Not Easy Making Waves!

Hi Friends!

With all the rain we've been getting in Santa Fe, I thought this would be the perfect card to share today.  Rain here is a rarity.....we really don't get much, although we sure need it.  Yesterday, it rained almost all day.  It was wonderful.  More rain in forecast for today.  I'm sure the weeds will be taller than we care for them to be, but oh well.  lol  We have a mama robin who is loving the rain.  Watched her dig for worms yesterday afternoon, and she was bathing in the bird bath too.  She's built her yearly nest in the same place again this year.  So much fun to watch her.

So today's card was designed by Liane for a card swap.  We each made our own cards with the kits.  Thanks, Liane!  Love the image.  The image is by Art Impressions.  Isn't she a hoot?  Love her ducky float tube.  Colored her up with Copics, put a little bling on her earrings....even beach babes need bling!  ;o)   Stamped the sentiment and put her together with the beachy backg…

Bikes, Bikes & More Bikes

Hi Friends,

A quick post today on a card made with a bike stamp.  I think it was made by Hero Arts.  This card was made in a quick card class.  Pretty simple....stamped the background, then the bike images on top of that.  Added gemstones to the center of the wheels, and a little sentiment "have a great day."  Makes a cute card for kids or anyone who loves bike riding.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back soon with another card.  Until next time...

Book pages for Teri

Hi Friends,

A friend (Teri) who was in the Glitter Chicks group has moved to Florida.  One of the ladies suggested we make a book for Teri.  We each made two pages for the book.  Each page measures 6" x 8".

My first page is a Southwest page, because Teri lived in New Mexico.  I thought the chili image and the friendship sentiment would be nice for this page.  All stamps are by Stamp A Mania (SAM) Rubber Stamp Company.  The embossing powder on the chili border stamp is also by SAM, and is called Weathered Copper.  I just love that color of embossing powder.  I used SAM Detail Copper embossing powder on the sentiment.  It's kinda hard to see, but it says "Friendship is the Spice That Makes Everything Nice".   Punched out three geckos, stamped some SW designs on the background, and all done with that page.

The second page I did is a "beach" theme since Teri moved to Florida.   I wanted to use the cute little house mouse in the sand.  Colored the image with …

Why I named my blog "Piper's Paper Wings"

Hi Blog Friends,

I've been asked several times over the past couple of years (and a few just lately) why or how I came up with the name for my blog, so I thought I'd tell you the story....

        "Piper's Paper Wings"

About four years ago, we lost our sweet Welsh Terrier, Piper.  About the same time, I'd been thinking about starting a blog.  When I was trying to come up with a name for the blog, I said to hubby that I would like the blog name to include Piper's name.  After a lot of thinking, scribbling and tossing names back and forth between the two of us, "Piper's Paper Wings" won.  We rescued Piper from a family in Texas, who could no longer take care of her.

Here's a couple of my favorite photos of Piper....

This is my absolute favorite photo of our girl.  It was the first time she'd ever seen snow!  She really loved playing in the snow.

We have a new fur baby now.  Well, maybe not so new...... she's now 3 years old.  Her name is…

Another Quickie....Brayering

Hello Friends,

Before I continue with some other cards, I'm slipping in one more brayered card.
I especially love the colors in the ink pad on this one.  You wouldn't think yellows and purples would go together, but I sure like them here.

I'll be back with another card soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Until next time....

All stamps by:  Stamp A Mania Rubber Stamp Co.