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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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Posted 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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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Hi everyone!! Wowzers!! This week was like a stamping marathon! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Whew. SO MUCH GOING ON! I feel so lucky to be part of all the fun things happening out here in crafty blog land! Three blog hops in one week???? And now a new card kit! Yay! Today I'm here to introduce the new February 2017 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit! It's full of cofffeeee and cute things! I love it already. The stamp set is perfection! And the teeny tiny coffee cup die!? Killin' me. The paper is a brand new collection... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey Loves! In case you're keeping track - yes - this is the third blog hop this week!! YEAH! Today, it's time for a super fun blog hop with my Simon Says Stamp friends! We are celebrating the launch of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Love collection! Full of hearts and flowers and beautiful word dies... Something to make everyone happy and cheerful on this winter day! CLICK HERE to see the entire collection! There are 14 stops on the hop today - full of ideas and inspiration for you. Have you started your Valentine crafting yet? Or are you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! Two blog hops two days in a row! WOOHOOOO! I'm so excited for this week - so many fun things happening! Guess what? Another blog hop is coming on Friday! I've been busy! Today is a very exciting day indeed, because I get to help launch a brand new product from Altenew - Artist Markers! Yes, our friends at Altenew have come out with a wonderful new product line and today is the first day you can buy it! I was lucky enough to get one of the first packs of the markers to use, and review for you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" January 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 valentines and looooooove! And the add-ons? Also all super wonderful. All of these products work together seamlessly and beautifully to create love notes, friendship notes and Valentines projects. I was inspired today by my love of vintage things for Valentine's Day. Something so romantic and cheerful about a sweet pink valentine heart and some pretty fonts. I went a little overboard with stamping... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Helllloooooooo! How are you!? Thank you for all the fun comments and all the excitement from the Season's Givings Blog Hop this weekend! WHOA! That was super super fun! I loved reading all of the comments about your creative resolutions. There were three main themes that came up over and over again your comments. One, getting organized! That seems to be the top priority for all of us (me included)! Two, starting Christmas cards earlier this year (I am one hundred percent on board this train too). Three, using the craft supplies we already have and making the most of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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EDITED 1-4-17 MY LUCKY WINNER IS LINSEY R! THANK YOU EVERYONE! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017! 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 third year doing this great hop! Big giant thanks to Latisha for organizing this amazing hop! I hope you are having fun looking at everyone's blogs! What a great way to start off the new year right? The entire hop link list is at the very bottom of my post. And every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED FEBRUARY 1, 2017 I have pulled my lucky random winner....Geneva! Hi crafty friends! I have been thinking up ways to do some giveaways and prizes starting with the new year, and brainstorming business ideas too! I wanted a way to say thank you to you, my blog readers, and also say thank you to my shopping affiliates! I am grateful to the companies that allow me to be part of their businesses all year and I am grateful to you for the love and support you show me! ***On a personal note, I only link to companies that I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my dear blogging friends! Today I'm celebrating my SEVEN YEAR BLOGAVERSARY! Wowza! Every year when I do my end-of-the-year wrap up post I can't even believe that another year of fun and creativity has passed! I look forward to writing this post 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 29, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy (almost) New Year! I hope you had a really wonderful Christmas this year! It's always strange the week after Christmas, don't you think? It's like soooo many days (months?) of build up, and then poof, it's all over! I usually feel a bit of Christmas let down in the days after. Then it's time to begin the process of putting everything away and saying good bye to all the festivities. I miss it!! But, the one good thing about this week, is that we can plan and get excited for the new year to come! I'm excited... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY BLOG FAMILY! FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS, WISHING YOU A BLESSED HOLIDAY! Luke 2:7-14 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were so afraid. 10 And the angel said unto... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda