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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 there! Thanks for joining me all week as I've been introducing and sharing brand new projects and products from the July Papertrey Ink new release! It has been a whirlwind of creativity and sharing and I've loved it! I hope you've been inspired all week and hope that your creativity is flowing and that you are having fun in your studio too! I wish I could peek into your craft spaces and see what all of you are making too!! Happy Thursday, or as I like to say, Happy Friday Eve! All of the new products for the July... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi again! Or should I say ALOHA! Because today I'm sharing fun tropical treats! You have probably already long ago figured out that I love anything tropical and fruity for crafting and creating! When I saw these new PTI dies in my mailbox I squealed with delight! I'm here today introducing the new Fruit Salad dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink as part of my July release week project countdown! Hurray! Everything new for the July release is available now in the PTI Store! I used the watermelon and the pineapple dies for my treats today, but there is also... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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I'm back! Day three of Papertrey Ink Inspiration week for the July new release! Happy to see you again so soon! Today I'm featuring a sweet and pretty new floral stamp set called Stemmed Statements. This stamp set has tons of floral images just right for cards, and also has matching dies. I thought these images were perfect for watercoloring! Everything in the new July release is available now in the PTI Store. I hope you've found some things that you like this month. I kind of loved everything this month!!! Wait until tomorrow's post!! YEAH!! For today's card, I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Let's start this week off right by continuing to share new Papertrey Ink projects from the July release! How does that sound? I hope you had a great weekend! It was H O T again where we live. Dang, I'm longing for a sweater and a Pumpkin Spice Latte right about now. We stayed kind of close to home this weekend and cooked and worked on our backyard (and writing blog posts of course!) I have lots of fun things to look forward to this week so I'm ready to rock n roll. Today I'm featuring... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Yipppeeee, it's finally time to share all my design team projects from the July Papertrey Ink new release! I'm so happy, I'm bursting at the seams...so hard to keep all these projects secret the past week! The entire new release went live for purchase last night at 10pm EST. Did you already order? Or, are you waiting to see some more projects from everyone? There will be inspiration the next five days in a row from all of us so be sure to stop by each day to see me! And, hope you're having a lovely weekend! My... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative and crafty friends! It's time to start the festivities for the July Papertrey Ink new release! The fun started on the 9th with our monthly intro/sneak peek video and we will continue to share projects on our design team blogs and on the PTI blog all the way through the 20th. So, lots of inspiration coming your way in the next week! All of the new release items will be available for purchase in the Papertrey Ink Store on July 15th at 10pm EST. This month is definitely one of my favorite releases ever! I have TEN projects... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! It's Monday...and it's July 10th. There is huge significance in this date on the calendar for me, and I wanted to take just a few moments to write about it here. My blog is my creative space, but it has also served as kind of a life journal for me over the past eight years. I journal here, and write my thoughts about important events, and I like to go back and read to see where I was and how I was feeling - as well as how my art has changed over time. Today is the two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Friday! (Already?) And just like that, the 4th of July is over and we are full on into Summer! It's 108 degrees where I live again today so I have Summer/Tropical crafting on my mind. Hope you have a fun weekend planned. I'm going to a photography exhibit Saturday night with the hubs, and then to a cool planner meetup on Sunday (yes, I've gone all in on the planner craze!!) Then dinner with some local bloggers Sunday night. Can't wait for all the great activities. I have a really fun project to share today with you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Good morning and Happy 4th of July!!! Do you have some fun plans for the day?? We have no plans!! That's our plan, LOL. My husband had to work yesterday and he has to work tomorrow, so I think we are going to have a nice day at home. I'll cook us up some festive food and we'll hang out. Maybe some local fireworks in our neighborhood. Some of our neighbors really put on great shows! I'm popping in today to wish you a nice holiday and share a patriotic card! I got out some OLD stamps for this one!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" July Card Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! Happy Monday! Happy 4th of July week! The Hero Arts Kit this month is full of Summer Garden themed products to inspire us by the beauty of nature! The Kit features awesome stamps, loads of dies, cool and interesting papers, and even a Distress Oxide Ink Pad! The add-ons give you even more versatility with the garden and floral themes. My card for today was inspired by the the simple beauty of summer flowers. I made two cards... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy July! Hope you're having a great weekend so far, and hope you have some fun plans for the 4th! We are having a mellow weekend around the house. I'm doing lots of crafting and blogging. It's been peaceful and nice. Our weather is about perfect right now and we spent some time in the yard yesterday morning and all the flowers are doing so well!! I have something very exciting to share today. I've had to keep it under wraps for a while, and now I can finally tell you about it! My dear, sweet, and super... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? It's finally cooled off here in Sactown, and I could not be happier! I'm having a very creative week! Getting caught up on projects in the studio and feeling good about things. Waiting for my PTI design team box for July to arrive so I can get inky on it all (AWESOME things to come)! Before too much time goes by I want to tell you all about our event we went to last Saturday night. A few of you have asked me about it, and I really want to share it,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellllllooooooo and Happy Monday! Monday??? Dang this weekend went by fast! I am really happy to share with you today that I am the guest designer for WPlus9! Yeah! Gosh, I have been a fan of WPlus9 forever! Gorgeous images and great techniques. I love their style! I am excited to have been invited to stamp along with Dawn and the rest of the talented crew there. For my card, I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use - Modern Peonies! I have had this set for a while, but never inked it, and I've had an idea... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Weekend!! Are you crafting this weekend? What do you have planned? Are you working on Summer projects? I'm having fun stamping with all kinds of bright colors for the season! I thought I would do something a bit different today, and do a spotlight feature post on one of my favorite craft companies. As I look around my studio lately I'm noticing that so many of my tools that I use every day are from Tonic Studios. They have really come on strong recently with amazing and fun new products, beautiful packaging and high quality studio tools. Most of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? Today I'm here to share another fun Throwback Thursday feature from Papertrey Ink! A couple times a month, we feature an older stamp set. I love doing this! Today's stamp set is Enjoy The Ride! I remember when I bought this set! Many years ago - I made loads of cards with it! It's a cute little car with awesome sayings and teeny tiny sentiments to go inside the license plate. SO adorable. I found some paper in my stash that matched perfect and created a clean and simple card for today.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there my crafty girl squad!! How are you this week?? I have another post going up tomorrow, but I really wanted to pop in and share some things today before too much time passed by. I wanted to tell you about the Nor Cal Planner Meetup I went to this past weekend! And I found an amazing new paper collection to share with you also (and it's all on sale too). So, I had a wonderful three day girly weekend with friends last weekend. I left on Friday morning and came home Sunday afternoon. It was entirely too much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I have TWO blog posts today! Yowza! Happy Monday! I had the best weekend! I'll write more about it later, I promise. I have too much to share today that I'm excited about. I'm showing you the last two projects I made for the Papertrey Ink June 2017 Release. I have one card to share, and one treat box idea (I love making treat boxes!) Have you enjoyed the new release? Everything is available now in the PTI store! Today's products being featured are the Petal Box Dies and the Cutaway Tags Summer stamps and dies. YAY! Papertrey Ink has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I have two blog posts today! It's Monday! I'm excited about being the guest designer for Waffle Flower again today! Thanks for the nice response to my last post for them! I simply adore everything from Waffle Flower! I think I've pretty much bought everything since getting home from CHA. Can't wait to see what they do next! Today's card features some big, bright, and bold florals from the Pretty Wings stamp set. I used warm Summer colors of red, orange and yellow! My card started with an A2 card base made from wood grain cardstock. Then I used the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi! I'm back with more projects from the June 2017 Papertrey Ink new release! It's been a fun week showing you everything! And, Happy Father's Day to all of you as well! And Happy Sunday! I'm still away on my little getaway to the Bay Area and I'll be home tonight. Can't wait to tell you about it. Hope you're having an awesome weekend. It's going to be over 100 degrees every day this coming week where I live. Yikes! I wish we had a swimming pool at our house!! Today I'm sharing two cards - One made with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a nice weekend! Today I'm going to my first ever Planner Meet Up! I have no idea what to expect, but I know for sure it will be FUN! I can't wait to hang out with happy crafty girls all afternoon and evening (and eat pizza too!). Looking forward to seeing everyone's amazing planners, doing some creative things, and laughing. I'm also excited and looking forward to meeting one of my online crafty friends in person too. It's at an awesome store, owned by a totally awesome lady - called The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! The June 2017 Papertrey Ink Release is now live, and all the new items are available in the PTI Store! What is your favorite new item from the June release?? It's hard to pick a favorite this time around (okay every time). For the next few days I'll be sharing all of my projects with you and I can't wait for you to see everything. I posted on the 13th with my three projects for the Garden Party set (scroll back to see those)! Today I'm featuring and introducing the set called Humming Along. It's so unique! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED 6/19/17: MY LUCKY WINNER IS DANIELLE DIETZ!!! Email me if we haven't already connected! Thanks everyone! Hey friends! I'm squeezing a post in this afternoon because the mailman just dropped off something fun I ordered for a giveaway! Woot! So I ripped open the box, and made a card really quickly to share. Most of all, though, I want to share some fun new Doodlebug supplies with YOU!! I pretty much buy every single Doodlebug release - like the entire release. (I might have a problem, but more on that later!) I also collect the AMAZING Doodlebug Collectible Pins!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there! I'm back already! Because...it's June Release Week for Papertrey Ink! I love release week! I will be sharing TEN projects in the next week all made with the new items from the latest release from PTI. Are you ready? I'm excited to share, and always shocked, at how fast a month passes by. The June products are a great mix of everything good for Summer, flowers, 4th of July, innovative dies, and beautiful sentiments. Can't wait to show you everything - so hope you visit often in the upcoming days. Be sure to visit the Official Papertrey Ink... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Monday! OH MAN, I have been through so much in just a few days. My husband and I came down with the seriously worst stomach flu EVER at the end of last week. I feel so lucky to even be able to sit here and type and say hi. That thing was brutal. BRUTAL. I slept all day Thursday and Friday and most of Saturday too. I have never been so grateful to eat a bowl of Cheerios in my life as I was on Sunday morning. I'm back, and lived to tell about it! Good thing,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone!!! This week is going by so fast. How do I know that? Because I still have way to much to get done!! I hope you are having a great week so far. We are having wonderful weather where I live and allergy season is finally over. We've been catching some rays at the pool at the gym this week. It's nice to be outside doing things - especially in the evenings. My favorite time of day is dusk, when the sun sets and it's not quite dark. Since I am a night owl, that is like the beginning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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