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Wanda G
Northern California
I am a lucky girl and I have a good life.
Interests: Going places with my DH, Rubber Stamping, Photography, Hello Kitty, Green Day, my iphone, Cal Football, and all other things crafty....
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Hey everyone! ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!! DON'T FREAK OUT!!! Oh yeah, too late! My to do list is way longer than my days, and time is a runnin' out! Do you say it every year too? "Next year I'm starting early!" Okay, so you guys have to remind me in August to start working on things! LOL. Why is there never enough time to just enjoy the magic of the season? Everyone is rushing around with a sad face and driving too fast and looking frazzled. I am making myself be mindful each day of the reason we celebrate Christmas... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Wow, a lot has happened since I last blogged and I have lots to get you caught up on. I hope your week is going well, and I'm sure everyone is knee deep in holiday preparations. I literally cannot believe Christmas will be over and done 10 days from now. Sheesh. Every year...I'm behind. It's not like the date is a surprise or anything! I am just never ready. I still have not sent out Christmas cards or started wrapping presents! Last night I did attend a really wonderful Christmas concert at church with one of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey bloggy friends! I hope you are having a smashing week! Today is my hubs' birthday so a big shout out to my better half today! Woot Woot! Love you honey! Later tonight we'll be grabbing some dinner together and then on Saturday I think we'll make a trip to San Francisco to celebrate some more. It's raining cats and dogs (and hamsters and everything else) this week. I know we need the rain but this is kind of crazy. Our poor state has been very dry for so long...Now it's coming all at once. Oh my goodness. How can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi Peeps! Happy Weekend! Yesterday I had the very distinct pleasure of hanging out with some awesome crafty girls here in my local area. We were extended a lovely invitation to come to the beautiful home of the super fabulous Regina Easter for a day of stamping, crafting, fellowship, and tasty treats. I had the best time! Isn't it wonderful when we can all get together around the circle of stamping and just laugh and enjoy each other's company? Yes, indeed! Crafty girls rock! My friend Ashley was there and my friend Lezlye, and I met some fab new friends... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
What a pretty card Cheiron! So cheerful and uplifting! Have a great day. XOXO
I'll start this post by saying I wish we weren't having a big giant blog hop today... Because the reason we are having this (amazing and fabulous) blog hop is to honor, thank, remember, and shout out to our favorite craft magazine that is closing its doors forever. I remember two weeks ago when I started seeing the buzz on Facebook that our beloved PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking was to be no more, I was really sad. I will miss it. I will miss the beautiful projects made by my crafty friends, the awesome go-to gals, I'll miss the fun editor's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Die-Cember Blog Hop! Our friends at Simon Says Stamp have released 15 brand new wafer thin dies. CLICK HERE to see all of them! There is also the "Kit and Kaboodle" pack that has all 15 dies. CLICK HERE to see the collection pack. I know we all want to have that box show up at our house!! As if Die-Cember wasn't great enough - there is also a huge sale category on the Simon Says Stamp site that has dies 50% off (with the coupon code DIES). CLICK HERE to check... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi There my friends! I'm getting caught up here on the blog after an awesome Thanksgiving weekend! Are you having a great time? I hope so!! Back to work tomorrow though...Ugh. It was a nice four days off. I'm here today to share the cards I made for the Taylored Expressions Blog this month. CLICK HERE to go to the TE blog and check out everything!! This month my projects were all about winter! I made two very cheery and happy Christmas cards and didn't want to miss the chance to share them here too. First up is a warm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Happy Thanksgiving from my house to your house! I hope you have the best day - surrounded by friends and family! Here's to lots of full tummies and full hearts on this special day of giving thanks! I am cooking the entire dealio here at our house and I loooove doing that. I even bought our turkey two weeks ago! It's the one time of the year when I buy real yeast and make real rolls... YUMMY. The best part of course being leftovers! I need to cook, eat, and get to sleep so we can get up at 5am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey There!!! It's almost Thanksgiving day! Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday together! We all know that Christmas card crafting is well under way now and I have a Christmas card to share with you! Today I'm guesting over at A Blog Named Hero! I was so happy the gals asked me back as a guest designer for their big Christmas event. I miss those ladies a lot - and am always ready for a chance to get crafty with them again. Holla out to the ABNH peeps!! I hope you will go over to A Blog Named... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi peeps! Sunday night?! This was a super busy and fun weekend and we are right on the edge of Thanksgiving too - yay! I'm so looking forward to a short work week and a looooong holiday weekend. Oh, and I'm looking forward to cooking our dinner at home and relaxing in my sweat pants! (yay for sweat pants!) Today I spent all day in my craft studio making a project that I've been thinking about for a long time. Painted mason jars! Have you seen this trend? I love them! People are making the cutest items from mason jars... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everybody! Happy Saturday! I've been in my craft room ALLLLL day today and only emerged to make dinner and then came straight back in here! You know how you say 'yes' to lots of cool things and you think 'oh, I have lots of time to make that!" But then one day (that day being today for me) you go "oh crap! I have to make a bunch of projects and I'm really behind!" LOL. Soooooo, I have been totally enjoying the creative process today and it's been wonderful. Getting caught up on stamping, and blogging and planning for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! I'm sharing a cute tag today - made with some of my fav Lawn Fawn stamps! (who doesn't love a penguin on ice skates I ask you!?) My friend Tracey so nicely invited me to participate in her 25 Days of Tags project she's doing on her blog and of course I said YES! I have really enjoyed seeing all the awesome tags so far this month....and today it's my turn. Yippeeeee! CLICK HERE to go to Tracey's blog and see all the goodness! Also, Tracey is very generously giving away PRESENTS on her blog (THIS LINK) and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everybody! I'm back from my peaceful, restful, awesome vacation to Oregon - and today was my first day back at reality, I mean work. Whew, at least Monday's over! It's so hard to regroup and get down to work after being carefree for an entire week. I think I hurt my brain today! LOL. Anyhoo, I couldn't wait to get home and craft and make something to share with you. I've had this idea in my head for a few days. The project was inspired by my very favorite Christmas candy treat - Peppermint Bark squares from Ghirardelli. YUM.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello everyone!!! I'm still on vacation at the beach in Oregon, but on Tuesday I did some stamping and it was wonderful! I set out all my stuff on the big table in front of the windows and just kind of colored, and relaxed. I didn't bring a ton of stuff with me, but I did bring the SUPER cute new Santa stamps from My Favorite Things, and of course, ALL my markers! I also brought some cute Doodlebug papers and I had just enough supplies to make a couple of happy and cheery Christmas cards. It's time to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi sweet bloggy friends! This post doesn't have a card or a project, but I really felt the need to reach out to everyone today... Today is my 50th birthday! Wow. There, I said it out loud. I have been in the 'freak out' stage of this for a few months now, and with the day's arrival, I guess I will have to move into 'acceptance' mode. I don't feel 50 on the inside... Sometimes my bones feel 50, but I still feel like a crazy kid most of the time. It's only a number... That's what everyone keeps telling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi! Happy Friday and Happy Halloween! I hope there are many bite-size candy bars in your future! LOL! This is a very fun and happy Friday indeed for me! After work today, I am on vacation for a week to celebrate my (ack) 50th birthday and I literally cannot stand it! We have a fun trip to the Oregon coast planned and I need to finish packing before we leave at o dark thirty tomorrow morning! Before we start moving on in the crafting calendar towards Christmas, thought I'd share one more Halloween card with you. I was totally inspired... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there and happy Saturday! It's time again for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! For October, there were several color recipes to choose from - with pretty inspiration images. I had a really hard time choosing which one to use! I decided upon the one that had a pretty, glittery bowl of sparkly ornaments in pastel shades.... Then I scurried off to the PTI corner of my craft room and just kept picking things out! I am sure I used about 10 products for this card. Really - too much fun! Here is my sparkly Christmas village card: Instead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Hope your week is going great! I'm popping in today to share a fun snowman card I made using gorgeous products from Simon Says Stamp! Ever since the "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" release, I have been dying to get my hands on these adorable snowman stamps and dies! (Full supply links at the bottom of my post) Who doesn't love a snowman on a Christmas card?? Um, no one! LOL. The main reason I love this Build a Snowman stamp set so much is that all the elements are each a separate stamp - so you can customize... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hellllooooooo! It's been a long week and I have missed crafting and blogging! I got up early this morning and headed into the craft room and made this card before we started out for a long, fun day! Just now home and posting this! The hubs and I went on a movie-lunch-mall date today! Just what I needed! And, I got a massage (really what I needed)...and I spent a whole wad of cash at Sephora! What's better than that?? Nothing! We went to see "Gone Girl" and it was REALLY good!! it doesn't hurt much to look at Ben... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey friends! I'm back from Iowa! (see bottom of my post for more deets) and spending some time in the craft room again! So I took yesterday off work to regroup from my trip, and I needed to get crafty! I have lots and lots of Halloween ideas in my head and I have to make some stuff! LOL. For today's project I used the uber cute Simon Says Stamp dies and stamp sets to make a pair of cute Halloween cats! I stamped and colored my spooky kitties with my Copic Markers. At the end I added some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
As you read this, I am in Iowa at the awesome Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy event!! I can't wait to share everything with you when I get back! I have been excited about this for months! Hope you're having a super weekend! If you want to see pix from the event, like my facebook page because I'll be posting from Iowa! (Link on my left sidebar). Autumn crafting continues here on my bloggy blog! I wanted to share a project that was featured on the Taylored Expressions Blog this last week. I loooooove how these mini notes turned out so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey everyone! Thank you for ALL THE COMMENTS left on my Simon Says Stamp Cold Hands, Warm Heart blog post! Wowza! That was super fun and exciting to have so many blog visitors! Simon Says Stamp generously is giving away a prize package on each person's blog....and the winners are announced NOW! So...The winner for my blog is: DENISE G! CONGRATULATIONS! To see the entire winner list for every blog, and to find out how to claim your prize pack, head on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog! Thank you to everyone who entered and made this a really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Wowza! First of all, let me just say a big thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post! That was certainly crazy and fun! SOOOOO many kind people came by my blog. At last count I was approaching 500 comments! Yowza! Good luck on winning the prize package!! If you haven't left a comment on all of the posts in the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop - be sure to do so by this Friday the 10th! CLICK HERE TO SEE MY POST! There is a prize pack on each of the generous of Simon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp - Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop! Yes! Lots of new products in this release, just sure to warm your heart and get you ready for Winter crafting! This release is available TODAY! SO many fun bloggers in the hop today and I'm really excited to be a part of it! You're going to be excited too, because there's a cool grab bag Prize Pack on each blog! Just leave a comment for a chance to win, then hop around and do the same on all the other blogs! Grab a cup o' cocoa... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda