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Wanda G
Northern California
I am a lucky girl and I have a good life.
Interests: Paper crafting, photography, coffee, college football.....and laughter!
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Hi! Happy Monday! It's an exciting day here on the blog! I am so happy to have been invited to participate in the big blog hop today - celebrating the new 2016 Hero Arts Catalog! There are so many fun new items in this catalog. I saw most of it at CHA and love it all, already! Really happy to be able to get my hands on some new product and make something to share with you today. Welcome to the hop! Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs - Hero Arts is giving away four gift certificates... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty friends! Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Monday is Chinese New Year so I'm posting a fun card I made to mark the occasion. I love to make festive and pretty cards for this special celebration. CLICK HERE to see some of my other Chinese New Year cards from years' past. I have lots of friends who celebrate this beautiful cultural tradition. Do you and your family celebrate the Lunar New Year too? This year is the Year of the Monkey. Is it your year? CLICK HERE for the list of the years and the corresponding animal.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Sunday crafty peeps! Have you been able to get crafty this weekend? I worked in my studio all day yesterday and it was grand! I made some projects for the Simon Says Stamp blog for later in the week and then made a pretty watercolor card to share with you for today! Can you tell I am already dreaming of Spring colors and flowers? I'm sorry to say that I am/was over Christmas crafting!! In our creative world it seems like Christmas crafting lasts for months... I'm ready for aqua and lavender and yellow! Hahahaha. So today's card is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Color Pop Day! I have a super fun Valentine Project to share today with bright red hearts! I am so happy every month when I get to share my Color Pop feature with you! Thanks for being there with me all year as we crafted with the new Distress colors on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Sadly, this is the last new color! I can't believe it's been an entire year and twelve colors already. What a cool project! Today's final installment of Color Pop is live on the SSS Blog right now. There is a lot of news... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey crafty pals! Let's Chat! How are ya? I'm posting today about a new company that has some awesome products....and I finally got my hands on some of them! My card for today was made with stamps from Concord & 9th. I had the opportunity to meet one of the owners at CHA and talk to him a bit about their company. I'm really impressed, and their stamp images are very unique and cool. I ordered some up last week and they came super fast. I was sitting at my work table today trying to decide what to make -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello, my dear sweet crafty friends! How was your week? If you're back east you might be hunkered down in that giant snow storm right now! If so, I hope all is well, and hope you stay safe and warm. Here in California it's raining again - and that's a very good thing. And, I love the rain anyway! I am going to hang out inside and get caught up on some things today. Some cooking and crafting...and maybe a nap with Mr. Buddy this afternoon. I had already been feeling like it's been a while since I posted some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! I'm very honored to have been invited to participate in a fun blog hop for a new release from our friends at Reverse Confetti! They are releasing a few new dies sets and some other cool products. VERY fun new and innovative ways to make treat bags! And you know how much I love to make treats!! The full list of participants in today's hop is at the bottom of my post. Or, CLICK HERE to go and start on the Reverse Confetti Blog. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to stamp with these lovely ladies! I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi fabulous crafty friends! I'm here today to share some love in the form of cards - made with the awesome new February 2016 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp! This one is so perfect for Valentines...and also for 'girlfriend' cards. I adore this stamp set - the words, the fonts, everything! The other thing I really love are the pretty word stickers that are pink and GOLD! Yay. Love. It is time to get our craft on for Valentine's Day! The card kit is already available in the Simon Says Stamp store....You can buy one kit, or sign up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there crafty friends! There's something really fun going on around here today! I'm so excited to be part of the celebration for Pretty Pink Posh! It's the second anniversary for our dear friend Paulina and we're all going to help her party with a big three day blog hop event. There are tons of discounts and fun prizes every day. Be sure to leave comments on all the blog posts for chances to win big! There are new items in the PPP store for you to check out, including some beautiful new sequin mixes. I've used a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! I'm back from CHA! Wow! Can't believe it's been a week since I drove down to LA! That was maybe the fastest week of my life. I told my husband last night that it felt like I got pulled into the CHA tornado, swirled around, and then spit back out! But, oh, what a wonderful thing it was. I am quite sure that I have never laughed that much in one week in my entire life. It's all about memories, friends, fun, and creativity. And this time around, work, too! YAY! So it was raining the day I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week! I'm already down in Anaheim for the giant CHA Convention! Yay! Oh, man, I look forward to this so much every year! So anxious and excited to see my friends, have tons of laughs, take some selfies, and do some business! This year I am part of the Simon Says Stamp team and I'm really grateful! I will be taking photos on the show floor and will be writing some of the blog posts for the Simon Says Stamp blog - to keep you updated from the event. Here is the link... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello creative people! Happy Monday! I guess the holidays are officially over, now that it's the Monday after New Years.... Happy 2016! Thank you for the OVERWHELMING response to my last two posts! Oh man! I think I got 1000 comments in the last week. Two awesome blog hops. Thank you so very much for playing along with me. I will pick my winner for the Season's Givings prize tomorrow and email the lucky person! Thank you for supporting me - and I did read every comment. You are all so kind and sweet to me and it uplifts me.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Updated 1-5-16: My Lucky Winner is Brenda Lee! Thank you everyone for your comments and kind words! XO HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! MANY BLESSINGS FOR AN AMAZING YEAR AHEAD! Thank you very much for coming by my blog today to celebrate "Season's Givings" with a giant blog hop and awesome prize giveaways! This is my second year doing this great hop! BIG GIANT thanks to Latisha for organizing this. I hope you are having fun looking at everyone's blogs! What a great way to start off the new year right? The entire link list is further down in my post.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi blogging friends! I am SO excited for this blog hop today! I made this project like two weeks ago!! I am happy to finally share with you! Thank you for joining us for a great hop and lots of inspiration. Welcome! Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for chances to win prizes! Each prize is valued at $50! First of all.....Happy New Year! I hope you have a great evening tonight and an AWESOME 2016! Best wishes for health, happiness and success in the coming year. I'm ready for a new year, fresh start, renewed perspective!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Color Pop Day! I have a fun coffee card to share today with bright green and rich brown! I am so happy every month when I get to share my Color Pop feature with you! Thanks for being there with me all year as we craft with the new Distress colors on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! There is only one more color after this one (sad face)..... The last color will be Candied Apple. Today's installment is live on the SSS Blog right now. There is a lot of news and also some updates on the fabulous Simon... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my dear blogging friends! Today I'm celebrating my SIX YEAR BLOGAVERSARY! How much fun is that?! Every year when I do my end-of-the-year wrap up post I can't even believe that another year of fun has gone by! I love doing this each December, and sharing with you my favorite projects from the past year. (Here's my wrap up from last year) This post helps me reflect on where I've been and think about where I'm going. I like to chronicle stats and numbers once a year too. Having a craft blog is a lot like having a diary... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I'm back already! Dang, there is A LOT happening around here lately!! I can hardly keep up with myself! LOL. How was your Christmas? I hope it was merry and wonderful! We spent the day at home with a roaring fire and had a very nice cozy day. I love a no-drama holiday! Hard to believe Christmas 2015 is already over. Now we have a new year and a fresh start to look forward to. Today is the day for Weekender with Wanda over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. I really am having the best time doing my weekly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson "Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Just popping in here really quick today! Happy Christmas Eve! We will be going out to a nice dinner and then going to evening service at church tonight - that is our tradition - and I really look forward to it so much. Our church has candlelight service and it's magical to see all the candles in the dark sanctuary, and hear everyone singing. It's one of my favorite things of the entire season. I hope you and your family have a great day today! I'm posting a sneak peek of a project I have up on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Do you want to build a snowman??? That song is still playing in my head! When I sat down to make this cheery Christmas card I could not stop singing! I just absolutely adore this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and it's called "Build a Snowman!" It is the best snowman stamp set out there. It's super fun to die cut all the snowman parts, and hats and scarves. EEEP. Love it. This card is full of sparkle and shine too! I used Simon Says Stamp exclusive products and my Copic Markers....and lots of Stickles! I think snowmen don't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy craft peeps! I have a really fun and colorful holiday card to share today! This card is funky and retro and silly and happy! All in one card! LOL. I had purchased these adorable stamps from Savvy Stamps and wanted to ink 'em up before the season got away from me. Heck, it's Christmas week already! I think that the "happy deer" stamp totally looks like Clarice from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!!! (CLICK HERE) So, thinking of that, took me back to the 60's which is how I chose my color palette. I used mint and pink! This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Just popping in really quick today! It's Saturday - which means I'm up on the Simon Says Stamp Blog today! I have a fun gift card holder/treat bag idea using loads of colorful Doodlebug products. Hope you will check it out! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE POST! Happy last-weekend-before-Christmas! Are you out running around, or are you all done shopping? We have some fun stuff going on - but the stressful part is done now! YAY! Enjoy your lovely weekend. XOXO Here's a little sneak peek for you! Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Will you be my Valentine? Yes, that's right, I said Valentine! I'm so excited to make and share my first Valentine card for next year! Yay! There is a new release today from Simon Says Stamp and it's called "You Have My Heart" and it's gorgeous! Lots of pretty, elegant, cute, sweet treats to help you with your Valentine's day projects. I love it all! We will be having a blog hop later in the month to share more inspiration....but I couldn't wait to share today! Everything is now available in the SSS Store - CLICK HERE! My... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! I'm so excited to share this SUPER cute new card kit from Simon Says Stamp today! It was just released and I think this one is going to sell out for sure! It's really adorable and I had fun making a frosty, fun card to show you! The card kit is called Flurries of Love (EEK) and you can also buy just the stamp set separately. The stamp set is called Cute Snowflakes. I really like the snowy swirls that come with the stamps! I love how our friends at SSS made this kit - with shades of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! I've been going a hundred miles an hour non stop the past few days! I stayed up until midnight the other night addressing Christmas cards -- and only got about half of them done! YEEKS! I'm still waiting for some online orders to come in so I can wrap gifts and get those in the mail too. Yesterday was my hubs' birthday and he chose for his birthday activity a trip to the San Francisco Zoo! So we had a really nice day outside all day in the fresh air. The zoo was deserted so it was like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda