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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 friends! Happy first day of Spring 2017! I know a lot of you are still waiting for Spring to arrive and I'm sending you loads of sunshine and flower filled wishes from Sacramento. I spent a week in Chicago in March many years ago. Until that week I never realized just how fortunate we are with our weather. It was below freezing every day that entire week, and not a green leaf or bloom in sight! This year, we've already had all of our daffodils bloom and go, and now have a yard full of tulips and crocus. And... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Weekend! What are you up to? Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Did you remember to wear green yesterday?! I love green, so that's not a problem for me! I hope that you have some fun stuff planned for this Spring weekend! I have been organizing and simplifying at my house all week. So far I've taken seven bags of things to Goodwill - in one week! Mostly clothes, shoes and purses. Some books too. Last time I really purged, it was the kitchen. It feels really good to be able to have some visual space and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Good day to you! It's almost the official first day of Spring! And I have lots more Spring inspiration for you! Does it seem like I made a ton of PTI projects this month already? Well, that's because I did! And today I have even more! YAY! If you want to see my other posts, just scroll down in my blog after this post. Lots of good stuff for us to stamp and create with. What a joy! I have been having a lovely weekend - continuing to organize, and enjoying some sunshine around here. And I took a nice... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How are you this week? I hope it's been a good one for you so far! I have been a very busy bee in my creative hive this week planning, and blogging and getting ready to celebrate the newest Papertrey Ink Product Release. I have been really anxious to share some projects with you and now I can! This was a really fabulous release to work with - so many fun and beautiful products. I feel so lucky to be working with this awesome team. We have really bonded over this new release and everyone is a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! I'm soooooo happy to be here to share with you today! (actually happy is an understatement!!) Today is the final day of product introductions for the March 2017 Papertrey Ink release! It's my honor and pleasure to introduce to you the newest Make it Market Mini Kit - Bloom & Grow! Betsy has done it again with another one of her awesome kits. I have every single one of them and they are like little gems in my craft room - so special to me. I know a lot of you feel the same way too. Click over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! How was your week? My week was pretty fun and full of lots of social activities and lots of crafting! Did you see that the reveal of the new Papertrey Ink products has started over on the official PTI Blog? The March release is huge and I can't wait to show you my projects in a few days! It has been such a whirlwind of crafting and creating - in the best possible way. I am delighted to be part of the PTI crew, and launching my first new release with them. Stay tuned! If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! How was your week? My week was pretty fun and full of lots of social activities and lots of crafting! Did you see that the reveal of the new Papertrey Ink products has started over on the official PTI Blog? The March release is huge and I can't wait to show you my projects in a few days! It has been such a whirlwind of crafting and creating - in the best possible way. I am delighted to be part of the PTI crew, and launching my first new release with them. Stay tuned! If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there crafty friends! Welcome to my stop on this fun March product release blog hop from Pretty Pink Posh! Yipppeeee! I LOVE PPP stamps and dies. Paulina does such an amazing job of making the cutest stamps and most innovative dies for us to play with. I'm very excited to be joining with so many wonderful designers today and tomorrow for this big hop. If you're new to my blog today - welcome! Happy to have you here for a bit! The full list of blogs for today's hop is at the bottom of my post. If you want... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" March Card Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! Happy Monday! Sorry I haven't seen you in a week or so. Been super busy getting ready for the next couple of weeks and my studio is trashed! (The organizing is not going so well in there!) The Hero Arts kit this month is yet another fabulous kit (of course!) Lots of products perfect for Spring and Summer! The kit and extras all feature beautiful garden themed stamps, cool papers and textures, an ink pad, lots of great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Happy Monday! I had hoped to have this post up earlier in the day, but here it is 5:00 pm already! And it's almost time to start dinner! I hope you had an awesome weekend. I stayed up late watching the Oscars last night! I'm glad I stayed tuned in until the very end. Whoa! Never seen anything like that happen before. Facebook was all abuzz about it today. We had a nice SUNNY weekend here in my part of the world and it was really great to be outside a bit and to see the sunshine! I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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How to stamp your own custom envelopes and make mail art! Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! It feels like it's been a while since I wrote a blog post and said hello and talked about things.... So, today that's what I'm doing! It's well into February now and I just have the feeling that this year is going to go fast! We'd better get busy! (That's what I keep telling myself!) I'm really trying to focus on de-cluttering and on being more organized around my studio and my home. Seems like all my friends and I are talking about this! I have to admit I'm slow at it, but every time I take a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Today is, sadly, my final post of the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Month festivities! It has been soooo much fun to feature stamp sets from the past! Today's post is from 2015. I bought a LOT of Papertrey Ink stamp sets in 2015! LOL. CLICK HERE to go to Nichole's Blog to see everything so far and to enter contests and showcase your cards too. This truly is a party for all of us! I have really been loving looking at all the past cards and then seeing what the design team has come up with currently. It is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Today is my fourth post for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Month festivities! How are you enjoying the Papertrey Ink 10 Year Celebration? Each day for 10 days we are featuring stamps sets from one specific year! Today's posts are from 2013. CLICK HERE to go to Nichole's Blog to see everything so far and to enter contests and showcase your cards too. This truly is a party for all of us! I have really been loving looking at all the past cards and then seeing what the design team has come up with currently. It is fun to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Today is my third post for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Month festivities! How are you enjoying the Papertrey Ink 10 Year Celebration? Each day for 10 days we are featuring stamps sets from one specific year! Today's posts are from 2011. CLICK HERE to go to Nichole's Blog to see everything so far and to enter contests and showcase your cards too. This truly is a party for all of us! I have really been loving looking at all the past cards and then seeing what the design team has come up with currently. It is fun to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there stamping friends! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you and your sweetie have some fun and festive plans for today! We are going to a sweet Valentine's Party tonight at one of my friends' homes. She has treats for us to share and it's a good time to hang out with friends. I already have my cute red heart t-shirt ready to wear! But, the real reason we're here today is to celebrate the official launch of the 2017 Hero Arts Spring Catalog! Wahoooooo! Yes, we have an awesome blog hop planned for you today with lots of your favorite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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WOW! I can't believe it's already time to launch a new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit! It's time to start thinking about bunnies and chickies and all kinds of fun and happy Spring crafts! The March Simon Says Stamp Kit is now available! You can buy this month's kit, or sign up to automatically subscribe! Links are at the bottom of my post. The stamp set for this month's kit is totally adorable. And I love the Easter themed, pastel colored papers from Echo Park. But, wait, you get not one but THREE mini Nuvo Mousse packages!! And, a stencil,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! There is A LOT going on here on my blog this week! Yay! So much good stuff happening! How are you enjoying the Papertrey Ink 10 Year Celebration? Today is day three already! Each day for 10 days we are featuring stamps sets from one specific year! Today's posts are from 2009. CLICK HERE to go to Nichole's Blog to see everything so far and to enter contests and showcase your cards too. This truly is a party for all of us! The stamp set I chose to feature from 2009 is called On My Couch. I'm pretty... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello happy crafters! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support yesterday regarding the announcement about me joining the Papertrey Ink Design Team. I was nearly moved to tears several times throughout the day yesterday feeling the kindness from all of you. I will try to respond to everyone, but I'm not sure I can do it. Please know that I read every comment here, on Instagram, on Facebook...everywhere. You have no idea how much it means to me. THANK YOU! I'm ready to get crafty! If you are new to my blog because of the announcement -welcome!!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! And hello to any new readers stopping by my blog for the first time today! I'm sharing a fun and happy announcement! I have been invited to join the lovely ladies of the Papertrey Ink Design Team for the coming year! I was so happy and excited to receive an email from Nichole a couple of weeks ago asking me to be part of her amazing company. I have been a major fan of Papertrey Ink for many years and always enjoy creating with their wonderful stamps and dies (and kits!) I am looking forward to a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" February Card Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! The kit this month is yet another fabulous kit (of course!) Lots of products perfect for Spring! The kit and extras all feature clouds, rainbows, and adorable animals. I love it all! I can picture encouragement cards, baby cards, friendship cards....So many ideas. All of these products work together seamlessly and beautifully to create cheerful projects. I was inspired today by the sweet animal images, which reminded me instantly of illustrations. I really wanted a soft look and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings! Hello my crafty pals! How are you doing this week so far? I hope you're doing great! I have been laying low in my craft cave and quietly working on some really fun things to share with you! I had something happen recently with a friend and it really shook me to my core. I'm processing that out and trying to make sense of what happened and just generally feeling kind of down and very sad. So the best medicine for me today is time with Buddy, time on Facebook chat with my dear friend HS, and time in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty friends! Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Today is the celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year so I'm posting a card I made to mark this great 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 Fire Rooster. Is it your year? CLICK HERE for the list of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! I'm back from Creativation 2017 in Phoenix Arizona! It was a great week! Now I'm sorting through all my photos and my catalogs and trying to get my head back to reality! How have you been? I hope life is good in your creative space and in your life. I left last Thursday for Phoenix to attend the CHA - Creativation Trade Show. The largest craft and hobby trade show around. This was a new venue this year, usually the show is in Anaheim. So we were all newbies this time around, trying to figure out the lay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Just checking in here - sorry to be a stranger the past few days! Last week there were so many blog hops and releases and projects! OH my! It was a fun ride and I totally appreciate each and every kind comment you left on all my blog posts! Bless you! Really some awesome new things right? I love being that busy and creating like that - and of course, sharing! Tomorrow I leave for Phoenix for a week to attend the awesome CHA - Creativation Show! Yes, they moved it to Arizona this year. That means I"m... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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