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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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Hi there crafty peeps! It's time again for Papertrey Ink's Throwback Thursday! It's when the design team features older stamps and dies and gives them new ideas and flair! Today's Throwback Thursday features the cool artsy stamp set called Brushed Off. It's comprised of pretty paint brush strokes in lines and circles. Perfect to make 'artsy' cards and to make cool backgrounds. So many possibilities with this set! I decided to go with a rainbow theme for today - since all I've been posting is Christmas lately! I was ready for something a little different! I created a background of... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at A Blog Called Wanda
HOWDY! Today is my last post for the launch of the new September Release from Papertrey Ink! It's been so fun sharing all my projects with you and thank you for checking in with me. This was a fabulous release - so many beautiful holiday products for cards, gifts and packaging. Whew! Today I'm featuring the new Wine Bottle Tag Dies. This is a great die set for those of us who like to bring a bottle of wine as a hostess gift or give away wine for friends and neighbors. It's a perfectly sized and engineered tag ready for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! Welcome back to day four of the festivities for the September Papertrey Ink Release! I have two more cards to share today and guess what? they're both for Christmas! LOL! I'm not particularly in the mood yet for Christmas, but we have to have time to shop and make our purchases ahead of time, right? And, some of you out there are probably already done with making your cards! EEEK. This week has given me a great head start on my holiday stamping! I hope you've had fun with me this week so far. I have one more... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! What day is it? LOL! I've been writing so many posts I don't even know if I'm coming or going! My husband is away on a business trip this week so Buddy and I are alone here in the studio but we miss our guy. I have a lot to accomplish this week, though, so hopefully it will go by fast and he'll be home before I miss him. I hope that you have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for coming by each day to see my projects from the Papertrey Ink September release! Today's card features the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
ello! It's me again! Back with some more inspiration from the new September Papertrey Ink Release! I have so much stuff to share with you. Today's project is one of my favorites from the entire week! I always love cool die cuts for treats and gift cards! Today I'm introducing the new Gift Card Cozy Collection! A gift card die and a really cool matching stamp set. I think you'll love it too. Super simple to assemble - and then you can decorate as much or as little as you want. Great for teacher gifts too! Let's get started! I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Happy weekend! And welcome to the next five days of sharing my projects from the new Papertrey Ink September Release! All the brand new products are now available in the PTI Store! WOOOHOOOO! And, now that it's all live, I can finally share what I've been working on! Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Today I'm showcasing three new products: The Very Merry stamp set and dies, The new Mix & Mat dies, and the Brilliant Baubles stamp set and dies. Whew! Say that three times fast! Everything in this release... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey everyone! I'm SO excited to announce that I am the guest designer for the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom today! Woo hoo! I made a super fun card featuring their newest September stamp release. It was hard to decide what to use, but I fell in love right away with the new Baker Lady stamps and dies. So much fun to color with Copic Markers and I also did some paper piecing. Here's a little sneak peek of my project! To see the whole card and read the step-by-step instructions, please head over to The CLASSroom. PRIZE ALERT PRIZE ALERT PRIZE... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there creative friends! How is your week going? OMG I've been so busy this week - but it's all good stuff. Lots of work and lots of fun both. I'm having to look at my calendar all the time to remember where I'm supposed to be every day. Tuesday I was all over this town!! LOL. Fall is just kind of like that for me. Are you that way too? Seems as if there is so much to do this time of year and then crafting and blogging ramps up too, for the holidays. Busy is good! Have you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Happy Saturday! I hope you have a nice weekend planned where you are. I have loads of work to do in my crafty cave this weekend so I probably won't be going anywhere, but that's just fine with me. Looking forward to crafting, and some time with the hubs. Lately we have been so busy we're like passing ships! I will have lots of projects to share starting on the 14th with the new Papertrey Ink September release. Lemme tell ya, it's all gorgeous...and hint: Ho Ho Ho! I've been going through some personal stuff and trying to get all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi creative friends! I'm back today with a fun post of a seriously cute card perfect for the season! Yes, I am totally one of those annoying FALL people! I've already been to Target to stock up on pumpkin spice everything! And I've already had my first PSL of the season! Heck, I saw some leaves falling on my street, so to me it's game time! Bring it on, all of it! I'm ready for sweaters, scarves, football, boots, denim jackets, leaves, cool nights, and pumpkins! LOL! Do you love it too? My friends make fun of me, but I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi creative friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" September 2017 Card Kit blog hop! As usual, I'm so happy to see you today and share a fun Fall card with you and loads of new stamping products from Hero Arts! Happy September! How was your Labor Day Weekend? Ours was hot! Still hot here in Sacramento and we stayed inside most of the weekend because of the heat and smoke from wildfires. Oh, how I am longing for cool Autumn breezes... But I have to wait a bit longer I guess. But, the new Hero Arts Kit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, and cheers to a great week to come! Gosh, by the end of the week it will be September! You would never know it because it was 108 degrees at our house yesterday! I had to finish a project in my studio so I guess it was good that it was so hot - I stayed inside with the air conditioning all day. I had a fun weekend after a super busy week last week. On Friday I was invited to a really neat private event at a winery.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there crafty peeps! It's time again for Papertrey Ink's Throwback Thursday! It's when the design team features older stamps and dies and gives them new ideas and flair! Today's Throwback Thursday features the awesome stamp set called Round Repeats. It's a bunch of beautiful design elements that you mix and match to make beautiful motifs and patterns. The possibilities are endless with this one! You can use lots of elements or just one, several colors, or just a few. Really your creativity can go wild! The completed designs are so elegant and classy. I chose to use on of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Welcome! It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to officially launch the brand new Winter Catalog from Hero Arts! YESSSSS! And, time to start thinking about making holiday cards! Yikes! Next week is September already! (Didn't 2017 JUST start???) I love Fall and I'm getting anxious for the seasons to change. The new catalog is FULL of wonderful products for both Fall and Winter Holidays. I know you will find something you like (or many things!) We are kicking off the new catalog today with an awesome blog hop! Fourteen designers who all love to share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Helllloooooooo! Or should I say HEY THERE?! Little joke based on today's card! It's my final post for Papertrey Ink Release Week and it's been a fun ride! Today I'm finishing out with a clean, simple and very graphic card featuring the new set called Hey Stacks! It's lots of word stamps in a cool font, and you can mix and match them all sorts of ways to make neat cards. Let your creativity run wild with this one! I chose some vivid colors and made a one layer card that looks like a subway print. It's fun because you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Happy weekend! Yes, it's me, and I'm back with even MORE inspiration and projects from the August Papertrey Ink new release! What a fabulous release! So far, it's all been about Fall/Autumn crafting, but today I'm shaking it up a bit and using bright red in my projects! Today the design team is introducing Too Hot To Handle stamps and dies, Bite Size Tags stamps and Dies, and the awesome Truffle Tote Box die. Loads of inspiration for the bakers and chefs! Beautiful ways to make tags for your homemade goodies and a favor box really right for any special... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to day three of my posts for the August Papertrey Ink new release! Are you ready for more sppooookkkkyyyy fun?! Today's projects are all about Halloween and treats. Today we are introducing the new Make it Market Mini Kit called Halloween Hugs! This new kit has tons of papers and matching stamps and dies. The possibilities are endless! Be sure to pop over to the Official Papertrey Ink Blog to see all the inspiration. CLICK HERE to shop this month's new release and this great kit! Instead of making treats with my kit, I used... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
I'm back for day two of five new release posts for the August Papertrey Ink release! WOOHOOOO! All of the products are available now in the Papertrey Ink Store. Did you already get some things? What was your favorite from the new release? I am loving everything so far because it's all about Fall! I hope you're having a good week so far. Last night I went to a cool event at a local studio and had a great time with fellow creatives and bloggers. The event is called Wide Open Walls and it's a mural festival! CLICK HERE to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! It's my favorite time of the month - PTI Release Week! Starting today, I'll be posting for five days in a row, sharing all of the projects I made for the August release! Woot! All of the products are now available in the Papertrey Ink store. CLICK HERE to shop what's new! As usual I have ten projects to show you in the next week. Most of the items this month are Autumn and Halloween related, but I did manage to throw in some other goodies too. I hope you're as excited as I am! Thanks for coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi creative and crafty friends! Happy Saturday! Did you have a great week? I hope you did! I've been pretty busy and that is a very good thing! The weather finally turned and it's been cool in the mornings which I love. I've been going to lots of meetings and doing some photo shoots and I'm super grateful to be this busy with work! Looking forward to a creative weekend as well. What are you up to? Have you been following along on the Papertrey Ink Blog looking at all the posts from the new release? It's time to start... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi crafty friends - and new crafty friends! Welcome to my stop on the super fun blog hop we're having to celebrate the 5th birthday of Neat & Tangled Stamps! WOOOOHOOOOO! Big congratulations to Danielle and her entire crew for achieving this milestone in business. Neat & Tangled stamps are so cute, fun and innovative. I was so excited to be asked to participate in the big hop this week! And, it is a BIG hop! Five days worth of hopping to be exact! CLICK HERE to go to the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all the news for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" August Card Kit blog hop! As usual, I'm so happy to see you today and share a fun card with you and some new stamping products from Hero Arts! Happy August! The light is changing and I can almost smell the change of seasons. That makes me so super happy. Bring on Fall! The Hero Arts Kit this month is jam packed with cool and unique and whimsical space themed items. Think stars, and clouds and constellations...and the zodiac signs! All the kit contents and the add-ons work together to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! Oh gosh, I haven't blogged in a week! Can't remember the last time that happened! I've missed you guys, and missed sharing something crafty during the past week. Thought I would pop in and say hi and let you know I'm still here! How is your week going? It's another scorcher here in Sactown. Fall is 50 days away, but who's counting? (I totally am) You can tell by my last blog post that I'm already looking forward to Fall crafting. My favorite season of the year and my favorite time to get crafty! What have I been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
Greetings! Hope you're having a great week! Make sure to enter the prize drawing from my last post! Entries end tomorrow night! I'm so loving hearing all of your planning ideas!! Today I'm here to feature Throwback Thursday for Papertrey Ink! It's when we look back at an older stamp set or die and come up with some fresh and fab ideas! I LOVE doing Throwback Thursdays! I always end up using some supplies that have been on the shelf too long and always have a good time! Today we are featuring the Instant Photo Pull Out Dies! Be sure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda