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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 everyone! Welcome to my blog today! So glad to have you here! I am very excited today to post my second of two posts as a guest designer for Concord & 9th! CLICK HERE to see my first guest designer post! Their stamps are unique and cool and so fun. I think I might have every set now! LOVE. Thank you to Greg and Angie for inviting me to be a guest designer for June! Please CLICK HERE to visit the Concord & 9th blog and see all the other beautiful projects everyone is sharing there. For today's post... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! Happy Weekend! How are you friends? What's new? As you've probably noticed, I've been busy crafting up a storm! Dang, it's been paper and ink and stamps flying everywhere in my studio lately! It's all soooo very good! In addition to my post here today, I also have a post on the Simon Says Stamp Blog - a really cute Ice Cream Truck card! EEP - click here to check it out! Today, here, I'm posting my final project made with the new SSS Release from last week - Among the Stars (at least my final project for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog today! So glad to have you here! The week is almost over and the sun is shining! Summer marches on and I am very into tropical, Summer, happy crafting projects. I am very excited today to post my first of two posts as a guest designer for Concord & 9th! I met one of the owners at CHA and liked their products immediately. Their stamps are unique and cool and so fun. I think I might have every set now! LOVE. Thank you to Greg and Angie for inviting me to be a guest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! Happy Monday! Did you have a great weekend? I hope so!! Did you enjoy the blog hop on Friday? The winners will be announced today on the Simon Says Stamp Blog so be sure to check and see if you won a prize! I had a nice weekend - very calm and peaceful. We have been having gorgeous weather and it's perfect for doing things around the house. I also got to hang out with some of my favorite friends on Saturday. And, then, like that it's Monday again! I cannot stop sharing cards that I made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi! Welcome to the fun and fantastic Summer Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp! We are all hopping today to introduce the latest collection called Among The Stars! There are lots of stops on the hop today, and there are chances to win prizes too. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog - because Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a prize on every blog! WOOT! Thanks Simon! Winners will be announced on Monday the 20th. This time the prizes are extra special... a product from one of Simon Says Stamp's future releases. (totally awesome, right?) I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I'm soooooooo happy and excited to finally be sharing this new SSS release with you! Today we launch the newest collection of exclusive Simon Says Stamp products - and the collection is called Among The Stars! YAY! Stamps, dies, watercolor cards... and flamingos! For this release, we received our stamps pretty far ahead of time, so I've been keeping this secret for far too long! There are so many wonderful things. I have probably made 10 cards so far, and I'll be sharing them all in the next week or so. Today is release day, and then tomorrow is a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! This week is going to be FULL of good things! So much is happening around here and I'm going to be posting A LOT over the next week or two! I can finally share all the fun stuff I've been working on. Yay! One thing I really look forward to each month is the launch of the newest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. Every month, on the 14th, there is a fabulous new kit to share. This month the kit has a gorgeous stamp set and patterned papers from Pink Fresh in really pretty, soft colors. You get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! How was your week? I had a good week - and it went by fast! Thursday night I met up with some gal pals and we had a nice dinner and took a card class at our local Paper Source! We had a really nice time. Friday our new washer and dryer got delivered. We had been without for about 10 days. Needless to say I spent most of Friday doing laundry. We switched back from a front loader to a top loader and it seems to be working great. UGH. Glad that drama is over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends and crafty peeps! I'm back already! I got something in the mail finally that I have been waiting for! They are finally in stock again and now in my hot little hands... What am I talking about? Diamonds! EEEK! The prettiest little jars of gems to use in shaker cards! The idea for this card has been in my head for a while and I was waiting for the gems to arrive. Well, last night I couldn't open the package fast enough and make this card. I don't make shaker cards a lot, but I really love them!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Happy June! How are you? Is your Summer off to a fun start? I sure hope it is! We have had a brutal heat wave the past six or seven days with it being at or over 100 degrees every day. Yuck! It's supposed to be a lot nicer next week. Summer just came right in, quick! It's weird, too, because all I have been doing in the studio lately is Christmas stamping! But, let me get to that in a minute. Things are good here in my corner of the world. The hubs and I always celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey party people! How was your Memorial Day Weekend? Nice to have a few days with the family and friends at the beginning of summer isn't it? I worked most of the weekend, which is so strange because it's the opposite of my 'old' life! I don't mind one bit though. I had a most awesome work assignment on Sunday helping Brenda photograph her Christmas Classics Collection for Sizzix that will be coming out soon. (Yes, we are talking about Christmas already!) I love to collaborate and we had a fun and productive day. It is super HOT here right... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! I have a huge announcement today....ready? I actually cooked something from my Pinterest Board!! LOL. I looooooove Pinterest and I use it all the time for card ideas and techniques and creative inspiration. I also use it to keep track of my own cards. I have a Food & Recipes Board that has all sorts of yummy looking things pinned to it! Well....I finally made something. And, guess what? It was awesome! The hubs loved it and it's already going into the menu rotation at our house. For years I have been a 'non planning' grocery shopper. I... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty people! How are you? How's your week going? Happy Humpday! It's the 25th of the month, which means that it's time again for the awesome and inspiring Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! I am always happy when I have time to enter this one. The hop is open to everyone and anyone! There is an inspiration image, and the only rule is that you have to use at least one PTI product (no problem at my house!!) The inspiration image this time spoke to me right away. I'll talk about that more later in my post. I hope... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Checking in to say howdy and get caught up. How are you? How was your week? My week was very low key and quiet. Got some things done around the house and got some rest. It is warm here already - Summer is coming for sure. I've kind of been in a bit of a funk - just quiet and thoughtful...nothing wrong or anything. I feel like I have finally adjusted to my new life as a work at home person, but sometimes I get lonely and I miss having crazy co-workers and chit chat in my day!... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! I'm super happy to be joining the lovely ladies of the Wednesday Challenge Blog as a guest this week! The theme is Fun with Felt, and we ALL know how much I love making felt projects with the SSS Plush Dies. I'm glad they invited me to join them this week! CLICK HERE to go to the Wednesday Challenge Blog and check it out. I hope that you will be inspired to create your own felt project and enter the challenge! You have all week until next Wednesday. THIS WEEK'S THEME: FUN WITH FELT! You know how generous... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! It's the 14th of the month, which means it's time to launch another awesome Simon Says Stamp Card Kit! The kit for June is called "Look for the Miracles" and it's so bright and bold and happy! The kit is now available in the Simon Says Stamp online store. CLICK HERE! This kit has such vivid and fun colors, and the papers are beautiful, and have messages of faith on them. I love it all! I was so inspired this time around that I made THREE cards to share with you today. They are each a totally different... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! I'm back again already! How are you enjoying the Hero Arts blog hop? (see yesterday's blog post) Be sure to leave a comment on that post for a chance to win a prize! It's been a fun and busy week for me. My husband had to go to away for work this week, so I tagged along with him. Heck, free hotel room, right!? I brought my laptop and some work with me and in between sight seeing and adventures I did my work. I'm so grateful for having the kind of work that I can bring with... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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SUMMER 2016 NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP! Hey crafty friends! Welcome to my blog, and to the Summer Release Blog Hop for Hero Arts! If you're new here - welcome! Happy to see you! And if you've been here before - a big welcome back! I'm honored to be part of the celebration today as we all kick off the new Summer Release from Hero Arts. There are so many awesome stamps in this catalog! CLICK HERE to shop the Hero Arts Store. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUMMER CATALOG ITEMS! For my project I'm using my favorite new stamp from... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! It's time to celebrate! Good times! Birthday! I am happy to be joining the celebration as Reverse Confetti Stamps celebrates its 3rd birthday! WOOOT WOOOT! How can it only have been three years? I feel like I have loved their stamps forever. Big congratulations to Jen and the entire Confetti Crew on this milestone. I'm delighted to have been invited to be part of this hop today. In honor of the occasion, I made, what else.... A birthday card! I used the brand new cake stamps and dies and the awesome new sentiments. I crafted up a yummy... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED 5/7/16: THE LUCKY WINNER IS TRICIA BARBER! Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone! Gosh, how is it Wednesday afternoon already? WOWZA! I was in a crafty time warp for a few days and it was wonderful! I spent four days at a lovely craft retreat hosted by my amazing friend Brenda Walton. She invited a few of her crafty friends for a marvelous time in her studio from Friday through Monday. I've never been to a retreat like that before. It was great to be able to slow down and know that we had plenty of time... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! I'm super excited to be sharing some projects with you today as part of the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" Card Kit release for the month of May. This kit is really cheerful and happy! It was a fun to make beautiful thank you notes with these supplies. I am in love with the cool envelope die and I know I will use that all the time. The kit has a stamp set, the envelope die, beautiful blue and green papers, gems, and tags. I know you will like it too! It's very nice to be included in... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello there my sweet blogging friends! How are ya? I hope you've had a great week and that your weekend plans are shaping up to be fun ones too! This month turned out to be really busy - in a good way! April is usually pretty quiet, nothing going on....but not this April! I got called for jury duty (and luckily didn't get chosen), I had a ton of awesome blog projects to make, and the hubs and I took a mini getaway too! Most of my cards and projects are being shared over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! (Insert Tarzan yell here!) Remember when Carol Burnett used to do that? Yes, I'm dating myself right now! LOL. I was lucky enough to be sent a beautiful card kit by my friends at MFT Stamps recently. It is SOOOO fun! This card kit is called Jungle Friends and it has the cutest jungle animal dies, punny sentiments and awesome patterned papers. The kit also has cool dies that you can use to make your own slider cards! YAY! CLICK HERE to see the full reveal of the kit on the MFT Blog! This kit is such a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Blog Hop Day! WOOO HOOOOO! I love blog hop day! Welcome to the new release hop for the latest Simon Says Stamp release called "My Favorite!" There are lots of stops on the hop today, and loads of inspiration! Be sure to check out all the blogs (full list at the bottom of my post) and leave comments for a chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will choose a lucky winner at every single stop on the hop. Winners will be chosen on Monday the 25th! YAY! I have two cards to share with you today! My first card... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello there, my dear crafty friends! I'm back from a few days at the ocean with my sweetie, and ready to get busy crafting again! We had a really nice time in the pretty Northern California area....Saw lighthouses, beaches, gorgeous flowers...and on the way home....some wineries too! I'm always grateful that I live in a place with such bountiful things to do. On with the business at hand now! Today our friends at Simon Says Stamp are introducing a brand new AWESOME release called "My Favorite!" And, it might just be my favorite release! There are so many cute items... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda