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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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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Hi crafty people!! I'm back with my second Papertrey Ink post for this week - featuring two more brand new stamp sets! My cards for today are bright and bold and cheerful! These new sets called out for primary colors and graphic designs. CLICK HERE to shop the entire new release for October! Everything is now live in the PTI Store. Hope you have a great day, and thanks for coming by! First up, I'm featuring the Traveler's Journal stamps for December, along with the new December Typed Words. I thought these two sets went well together! I love those... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED 10-22-17: MY LUCKY WINNER IS MAUREEN! Thank you for all the delightful comments! Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Welcome to the Spellbinders October 2017 Blog Hop! I'm excited to be part of this fun hop today with some of our favorite crafters and bloggers. I was very happy to get my hands on some new release products from the Spellbinders collection. I had fun creating a fall floral card to share today. Lots of bright, bold colors with a vintage twist! Did you arrive here from my friend Yana's amazing blog? Welcome to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I'll have two blog posts today and this is the first one! This post kicks off an entire week of inspiration from the October 2017 Papertrey Ink Release that went live last night! MORE holiday and winter themed products to get you well on your way towards having your projects started!! Today I'm sharing two cards featuring two new stamp sets: Sing a Song of Christmas and Ways to Say Christmas! One card is very clean and simple and one is shabby chic vintage. Hope you like them! CLICK HERE to shop the new release! First... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there creative friends! How is your week going? The week is flying by! Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and we are going to a Halloween Party! Spoooooky! It's getting so close to Halloween now! But here, for the next few days, it's more Christmas Crafting for the Papertrey Ink October new release! Have you been following along on the Official Papertrey Ink Blog all week for all of the festivities for the October Release? More holiday stamps and dies as we roll on into that time of year. I've got about half of my Christmas cards done already! The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative and crafty friends! Monday already!? How are you? I woke up at 5am and have been in the studio all morning trying to organize and plan my week. I have a lot of projects in the works and trying to keep it all straight in my head. If you can believe it, Valentine's Day stamps are already starting to arrive here! Yikes! It's really remarkable how far ahead the planning is for crafting projects! Yesterday I had a "girl day" and took a crochet class with a dear friend. We had fun for sure! I'm getting better, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings crafty friends! Happy Saturday! Happy World Card Making Day 2017! Are you doing something fun today to celebrate WCMD? Are you stamping with friends or taking part in an online contest or hop? I hope you are able to fit in some creative time today. How cool is it that there is an entire day just for Card Making?? It's a beautiful Autumn weekend here in Sacramento. I'll be in my studio all day today and then on Sunday I am taking another crochet class! I am finding that in order to keep up with the crocheting I need... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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This is my second post for today! Be sure to scroll down to see the other one - because - PRIZES!! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" October 2017 Card Kit Blog Hop! Yippeeee! As always, I'm happy to see you today and happy to share a sweet and fun Winter greeting with you! Happy October! Are you in full on Fall mode yet? You know I am! Enjoying the gorgeous weather and being outside more. It's wonderful! The new Hero Arts Kit is ALL about Christmas projects. The main stamp set has tons of images with matching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED 10-9-17: Winners are Sally K, LC, and Vicki M! Check your emails ladies for your gift certificate codes! XO Hi everyone! Sorry to have been absent for a little bit. I really wasn't feeling that great last week and had way too much on my plate. I've been busy behind the scenes though, getting all kinds of fun things ready for the next couple of weeks. This is my first creative post of October! Happy October! And, this coming Saturday is World Card Making Day! So, the kind folks at Scrapbook.com invited me and some other card makers to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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This is my second post for today! Be sure to scroll down to see the other one - because - PRIZES!! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" October 2017 Card Kit Blog Hop! Yippeeee! As always, I'm happy to see you today and happy to share a sweet and fun Winter greeting with you! Happy October! Are you in full on Fall mode yet? You know I am! Enjoying the gorgeous weather and being outside more. It's wonderful! The new Hero Arts Kit is ALL about Christmas projects. The main stamp set has tons of images with matching... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED 10-9-17: Winners are Sally K, LC, and Vicki M! Check your emails ladies for your gift certificate codes! XO Hi everyone! Sorry to have been absent for a little bit. I really wasn't feeling that great last week and had way too much on my plate. I've been busy behind the scenes though, getting all kinds of fun things ready for the next couple of weeks. This is my first creative post of October! Happy October! And, this coming Saturday is World Card Making Day! So, the kind folks at Scrapbook.com invited me and some other card makers to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellloooooo and Happy Saturday! Happy first weekend of Fall!!! YIPPEEEEE! I have college football on in the craft room and it's a beautiful crisp day outside. My hubs is home from his business trip and it's good to see the old guy! LOL. We got up super early and headed up to Apple Hill and got apple donuts and apple cider. The donuts were fabulous with our coffee outside by the lake and we brought some home to enjoy all weekend. And, we escaped before the crowds came up to hang out (it's a destination area). I finished the card... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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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 Sep 21, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda