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Wanda G
Northern California
I am a Creative Professional - Designer, Photographer, Blogger and Social Media Expert. Specializing in Paper Crafts and Cardmaking
Interests: Photography, Paper Crafting, Blogging, Coffee, College Football and hanging out with my creative friends.
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Hello there friends! We're getting closer and closer to Papertrey Ink December 2017 release day! Thanks for having fun with me this week and we showcase all the new products releasing on Friday! Today is day four of sharing new things with you. It's back to Valentine's Day today! I have three fun ideas for creating unique treats and cute Valentine gifts for kids of all ages. I love Valentine's Day - it's just a fun happy day to splurge on your friends and honeys. Everything new will be available for purchase in the Papertrey Ink Store on December 15th... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative friends! Welcome to Day Three of the awesome December 2017 Papertrey Ink Release Week! Have you liked what you've seen so far? What is your favorite thing? Thank you for coming by each day to see what I'm featuring! As always, be sure to visit the Official Papertrey Ink Blog to see the projects from the other design team members! All of the brand new items will be available for purchase on the 15th at 10pm EST. Just a few more days now! For my cards today, I'm taking a break from Valentine's projects. I have two cards... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome Back to day two of the fun festivities for Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release Week! Yahooooo! I hope you saw my post from yesterday, and hope you stick around for the next few days as we review all the new products coming out on the 15th! Be sure to visit the Official Papertrey Ink Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has going on this week. It is a strange thing, sometimes, to be the first person to make something from a new set. Sometimes I wonder....did I do this right? or How exactly does this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there creative friends! Happy Weekend! And happy PTI Release Week! Today is the 10th, which means we're kicking off five days of fun, new stamps, and inspiration leading up to the December release on the 15th! In crafty land, we are definitely already transitioning out of Christmas and on into Valentine's Day crafting! This new release is chock full of cute, sweet, funny and beautiful products sure to cheer up anyone you love. Something for everyone - kids, grownups, and the young at heart! I love this release and I am really looking forward to sharing with you from... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" December 2017 Card Kit Blog Hop! Hurray! As always, I'm happy to see you today and happy to share the fun new kit with you! This month's kit is full of gorgeous images from the desert! Beautiful die cuts, and cool stamps.... Such a creative and fabulous theme! I think you're going to love it. Everything for me conjures up images of Morocco and dancing lanterns and desert beauty....sigh... The MMH Kit this month will inspire you! I made a card to share today using my favorite sentiment from the kit.... I'd... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! I'm really excited to kick off a fun event sponsored by Honey Bee Stamps! For the next 12 Days, 12 different card designers will be featuring awesome stamp sets from Honey Bee. There will be discounts and sales and all kinds of fun stuff! CLICK HERE to go to the Honey Bee Blog to see more for the next couple of weeks! I'm very happy that I get to be day number one! Yahooooo. I am seriously loving everything coming from the Honey Bee store lately. I've been buying every new release! Such fun designs - cheerful, happy,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! I've been a busy bee! How are you? The holiday season is rolling along towards us at a fast pace now. I'm trying to finish making Christmas cards so I can do the hard part (addressing them! LOL). That part takes forever! I need to get with the program and start this week. What have you been up to? Have you been crafting a lot? I've been spending as much time in the studio as I can. I love this cozy time of year. Kitty curled up in his bed in here, some tunes on, coffee in my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Fa la la la llamaaaaa! OMG this is so cute - this stamp set I'm sharing today! I have no good explanation, but lately I am obsessed with llamas! They're furry, and silly, and have the cutest expressions on their faces! The other day I even saw some on a ranch not too far from our house. (I couldn't get a llama selfie though - I tried!) For my birthday, my husband bought me some stamp sets I've been wanting, and the Pink Fresh Festive Llama stamp set was one of them! Now, you might ask, how does... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Sending you good wishes, love, and prayers for a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving Day. You are a blessing to me - every one of you who joins along on this blog journey of mine - and I'm so grateful for all of you. Happy Thanksgiving! XOXO Wanda and Mark Guess (and Buddy too). "Grateful for each hand we hold Gathered round this table. From far and near we travel home, Blessed that we are able. Grateful for this sheltered place With light in every window, Saying welcome, welcome, share this feast Come in away from sorrow. Father, mother,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Best wishes for a lovely day with friends and family tomorrow as you celebrate the holiday! Today, I'm excited to be part of something really fun and fabulous! Ellen Hutson is celebrating their 11 year anniversary with a big blog hop! I'm so happy to be part of the festivities and to celebrate one of my favorite companies. This is a HUGE five day blog hop with 30 designers! Today is day three....there are still two more days to go! CLICK HERE to visit the Ellen Hutson Blog and see all the posts and designers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving Week! It's cold outside, and warm inside my cozy studio. I spent all day yesterday making felt projects to share with you! You might remember I went a little cray cray last year over felt! LOL. A couple of weeks ago I organized my studio (again) and finally found a nice big empty drawer to put all my felt in - together in one place. Well, that inspired me to bust out some projects. Also, this month's release from PTI has some felt dies in it, and I hadn't had a chance to use them yet.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there creative and crafty friends! Happy weekend! How are you? How was your week? I'm loving the Autumn weather and the fog and wearing sweaters.... Lots going on right now, only a month until Christmas and week until Thanksgiving! Yay, all of my favorite things happen this time of year. The studio has been super busy. I'm cranking out projects like crazy right now. So many fun things coming up soon. The year is going to end on a positive creative note! How are your preparations going? Are you hosting a lot of people for Thanksgiving? Let me know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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This just in! (That's the name of the stamp set featured today!) Welcome to Day FIVE of the new November Papertrey Ink Release! This is the last day for all of the design team to share our projects with you in anticipation of release day tomorrow! It's been fun sharing with you the past week or so. Everything will be available in the PTI Store tomorrow, the 15th, at 10pm EST. CLICK HERE to go to the Official PTI Blog to see the graphics for the stamps and enter to win some prizes! Today is my 'feature post' which means... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! It's day FOUR of the brand new November Papertrey Ink Release! It's getting closer and closer to release day! Everything new will be available in the PTI store on Wednesday the 15th at 10pm EST. I'm back today with a pretty red and green traditional Christmas card made with the new Window Works Dies. I made a fun shaker card! These new window dies are absolutely beautiful. I've never seen anything like them! They are so intricate, with pretty edges and interesting stitching around the openings. Love. I started with an A2 card base made from Kraft cardstock.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy crafty friends!! Welcome to day three of the November Papertrey Ink new release! FUN times! Are you enjoying all the inspiration from the design team so far? Lots and lots of pretty things to get your crafty mojo flowing! Today I'm taking a break from the holiday crafting to share some cheerful and vivid cards with you. I have two cards today made with lots of new items. What is your favorite thing so far? It's going to be hard to choose this month! To see everything so far CLICK HERE to go to the Official Papertrey Ink Blog!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome back to day two of the November Papertrey Ink New Release! Five days of posting which will lead up to the new release going live on the 15th! Thanks for stopping by today to see some more projects made with the new products. Everything will be available in the PTI store on Wednesday the 15th at 10pm EST. Yay! Today I have two Winter cards - one is warm and fuzzy, and the other one is bright and icy! I like to make generic Winter/Holiday cards for certain friends or business associates in case I do not know if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Wow, happy Friday! It's been a super fast week around here! I hope you've had a wonderful week. I can feel the Christmas and holiday frenzy starting as I'm out running around doing errands, and I've already been blasted with Christmas music! The new Winter Starbucks drinks are here (I love the Spiced Flat White) I'm still adjusting to the time change! I am loving the cozy nights inside bundled up with blankets and fuzzy slippers. Not too much planned for our weekend, how about you? We are changing things up a little bit with the Papertrey Ink... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" November 2017 Card Kit Blog Hop! Yippeeee! As always, I'm happy to see you today and happy to share some holiday cheer with you! this month's kit is chock full of happy, cute, fun and festive items for all the Winter holidays! I know there is something for everyone in the kit, and the add-ons. I think that we are now going head on into holiday mode. I could tell this weekend that the traffic was a little heavier and people seemed a bit more rushed....and the Christmas carols are playing in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative friends! It's my annual birthday post! Boy doesn't it seem like I just did this! Another year, another trip around the sun, more lessons, and more wrinkles! This year I am 53. That doesn't even sound right! LOL. This year has been a little (a lot) crazy and I feel like I am having a hard time keeping up. I look in the mirror and I see a wiser woman with more experience. Sometimes I catch a glimpse of my mom looking back at me. I feel like the past year had so much for me to learn.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Halloweeeeen! I'm not here with something spooky though! I'm here with something fabulous and fun! I'm pleased to introduce you to another new kit from Papertrey Ink! Our lovely designer Kimberly Crawford is introducing her new Sincerely Yours: Envelope Envy Kit, and it launches tomorrow! Today the design team is featuring projects to get you excited and inspired! The Kit goes on sale tomorrow, November 1st! CLICK HERE to shop the kit in the PTI Store! The kit will be available at 10pm EST tonight, November 1st! Here are some notes from Kimberly about the kit: "Envelope... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Dang, just a few more days until Halloween! I'm trying to get some more cards made really quickly! I bought some cute stamp sets at the Scrapbook Expo and there was one in particular I wanted to use right away. It's called Purrfect Halloween and has the cutest cat and accessories that go with her! I think this is a discontinued older stamp set, because I got it really cheap. I found one on Ebay and it's in my supply links below. It's from Close To My Heart! I love their stamp sets! I had this awesome plaid... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Just a few more days until Halloween...and only a week until my birthday! YAY for Fall! I'm having a great week - lots going on this time of year - and I love it all. We went to this cool thing Tuesday night called Pumpkin Nights and it was so fun and festive. Got us way in the mood for Fall things! (Like I needed to be put in the mood! Ha) Check it out here! It's vest season in my world. I looove to wear vests - it's kind of a weird thing about me. I just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings from my studio on this lovely Sunday afternoon! Got some nice tunes on (Basia Radio on Pandora) and Buddy is asleep at my feet. Getting caught up on blogging, photos and generally organizing today. I had colored some stamped images at the retreat I went to last weekend, and wanted to make them into a card today - so that's what I have to share! At the end of my post are some photos from our weekend too. Mark was gone last week for work and I missed him so much! We didn't waste any time getting out to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty people! I'm back with, you guessed it, another Christmas card featuring some new products from the Papertrey Ink October Release! One of the great things about making all these Christmas cards is that now I'm almost done! I will still mass produce some more in the next month or so, but I have lots of cards ready to go! Have you started on your Christmas cards? How many do you make? I usually make about 75 handmade cards. I used to make them all the same but that's not really my gig. I get bored making a ton... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellloooooo and happy Wednesday! We made it half way through the week already. The days are flying by so fast right now - probably because it's my favorite time of the year! I want October to last forever, but it is speeding on by! The weather has been super lovely this week. Crisp, cool mornings and sunny afternoons. This weekend is the Scrapbook Expo here in Sacramento and I'm hoping to be able to find the time to pop over there for a bit. I took another crochet class this week too! It's addicting and FUN! Today is my third... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda