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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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Happy Weekend my friends! Yes! A lovely Spring weekend and I'll be hanging out in my studio crafting and relaxing. It's only one week until Easter and I already am feeling the spirit of the holy week. Easter is the most meaningful holiday of all and I'm looking forward to church services and focused thought over the next several days. I have a really cool project to share today. And, I have a lot to say about this project... First of all, it's one of my favorite things I've ever made! Second...it is BY FAR the hardest project I have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey crafty friends! It's the 25th of the month already...and that means time for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! YAY! I absolutely love participating in this hop each month. I love their products (of course) but I also love the concept of having a blog hop that's open to anyone and everyone. Really a chance to share with each other!! You can post from a blog, or from Flickr, or anywhere you can post a photo and link to it! This month's 'challenge' or theme, is a GORGEOUS inspiration image with shades of aqua and yellow. What a cheerful... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello there! Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Remember a couple of weeks ago when I guest designed for the Newton's Nook March release? Well...I'm back with one final post! Big hugs to Jen and the rest of the crew at NND for having me. They are a super nice bunch of gals, with loads of talent. For today's card I used the stamp set called Sweet Summer. I love this stamp set full of cute fruit images. They are perfect for coloring! Here's my bright and cheery card! I love how the strawberries have a sweet little... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Friday my creative friends! How was your week? I hope it was a good one, and Happy Spring! It's almost Easter and I'm loving all the beautiful weather and the flowers, and spring crafting. Life is good, right? So good. I am already feeling renewed with the spirit of the meaning of Easter. Did you enjoy all the new stamps from Newton's Nook release this week? That was a fun gig - I love guesting with new companies. Thanks again Jen!! I have one more card I made for NND and that will be posted on Monday (hint, it's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Day three of Newton's Nook Sneak Peeks for March! What a fun week! So many cute projects from everyone on this fun design team. I'm really happy they asked me to be a guest! Be sure to leave your comments to enter for all your chances to win the prizes! (more details below) Today we are introducing the "Newton's Birthday Flutter" stamp set! It features the lovable Newton the cat and a sweet little birdie friend. I made a super CAS card for today using watercolor pencils and the adorable sentiment from this set. Here's my card.... Isn't he tweet??... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! We're back for day two of the Newton's Nook March stamp release! Yay! Did you have fun looking at all the pretty flower projects yesterday? I did for sure! Today we are introducing the "Farmyard Friends" stamp set. This set has an adorable little farmer and his cute animal friends. For my project I used the sweet little sheep image - he was my favorite one! I stamped, colored and cut out three of the same image and then mounted them onto my card base with foam tape. EEEP! Thank EWE! So dang cute, right? I colored my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! So excited today to announce that I have been invited to join with the lovely ladies at Newton's Nook and help introduce their March stamp Release! Yippeeee! Thanks so much, Jen, for inviting me! There will be sneak peeks the next three days and then all the new products will be available for sale on Friday the 20th! Let's have some fun! Oh, and there are PRIZES! (see more below) Today we are introducing you to the "Beautiful Blossoms" stamp set. It's a fun and funky set of pretty flowers that are so versatile - you can make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty friends! Top O' the day to you! I know I'm a wee bit early for St. Patrick's Day, but I couldn't wait to post this fun card! Get ready to wear your green next week! EEP. Such cute stamps from Paper Smooches! I can't take it. Boy, this was a fun one to make and color. How is your week going? Mine is busy, and good. I have a friend who is in town for work so I've been able to have dinner with her and catch up - love that. Friday night I get to go to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Yeah! I have something really cool to share today! Remember back when I posted that the lovely Brenda Walton featured one of my projects on her blog? Well, she and I got to emailing back and forth and she invited me to a lovely and magical afternoon at her home for a calligraphy lesson and lunch with her friends! OH my stars! She is really just as sweet and lovely as you imagine she would be. The most gracious and lovely hostess. So talented and generous with her time and her guidance. But, the very best part is her laugh... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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It's March now, so I'm going to officially declare it Spring time! I know so many of you are still stuck under snow drifts and icicles...but here where I live it's allergy-flowers-grass-bunnies-blooms time already! I have been taking the Claritin for a month! (But I totally digressed right there). It is Spring, and to me, now it's time for lovely soft pastels in my crafting, and time for renewal and hope and happiness. I have a really special Spring Garden project to share with you today! I don't really even know where to start with this one...There are loads of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Yesssss! OMG I am sooooooo excited to share this card today! I went down to Scrapbook Territory last week and got my new LAWN FAWN goodies and could not wait to ink them up! The new Lawn Fawn stuff was very high on my list of 'must haves' from CHA. The stamps are just so happy! So I was already excited... Then....I saw that Barb was hosting a Simon Says Stamp + Lawn Fawn Flickr Challenge! A match made in heaven if you ask me! The theme for the Flickr challenge is Craft with Kraft using Lawn Fawn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy! Yes, another month has FLOWN by and it's time again for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! This month, there was no specific theme, just a gorgeous inspiration image (it's shown below in my post). The color palette really spoke to me as did the shape/graphic nature of the image. I knew I wanted to try something new here! I tried to re-create the cool mosaic feeling of the inspiration image and used the luscious colors of aqua, pink, purple, and blue.... And, since Spring is coming, I put some butterflies on it! Here is my completed card: I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there crafty friends! There is A LOT going on lately and I just wanted to take a minute on this post to sort of catch up and make announcements. Whew. Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm going to spend all day in the craft studio stamping and watching Oscar pre-pre show, pre-show, red carpet, and show! LOL. Yep, it's like the Super Bowl of movies! I think I like all the 'before' stuff better than the actual show! I stocked up on popcorn and snacks too. Do you love to watch the Oscars too? So let's get started... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Well, the day is finally here! We've all been teasing you for a while on Facebook and Instagram... And now it's time to reveal the entire new release for Spring from Simon Says Stamp! We have a super fun blog hop today to give you some stamping inspiration! Hop to it! That's what this awesome new release is called! Have a great time looking at the new items and the ideas along the way. CLICK HERE to start at the beginning of the hop! Simon Says Stamp is sooooo generous that each blog on the hop has a prize package... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty friends! Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Tomorrow is Chinese New Year so I'm posting a fun card I made to mark the 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 Sheep. Is it your year perhaps? CLICK HERE for the list of the years and the corresponding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy sweetheart day! Hope you have a fun day with your sweeties today. I'm so fortunate to have an awesome valentine - and I never take that for granted. It's our 22nd VD together this year! My hubs is the best a girl could ask for. I am spoiled way more than I deserve, truly. God sent me this man to take care of me and be my protector and warrior. My best friend. Someone who puts up with me (which is harder than it might seem at first!) A blessing. Today we will go and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Just popping in today with a quick and easy project for a Valentine card! I am so sad that it's almost time to stop making Valentines! Do you have fun plans for this weekend? Are you celebrating with your favorite sweetie? The hubs and I haven't come up with any grand plans but I'm sure we will spend the day together in some way. We are not really 'fancy dinner' kind of people... So maybe we'll catch a movie or go for a drive. I'd love to hear your Valentine plans! One of my mostest favoritest craft people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HI FRIENDS! Oh my goodness, I have been soooo dying to share this project with you all week! It has been a super stressful work week with lots of extra hours and this girl is so tired. I haven't had the energy to do anything except flop on the couch after work! I made this project over the weekend and just haven't made the time to sit down and edit the photos and write a proper blog post. BUT, finally, here I am! Got some college hoops on TV in the background in the craft room and a kitty at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi! Happy Weekend! Happy February! Happy Super Bowl Day! Dang, there's a lot going on today! LOL. I am in full on Valentine mode and trying to get cards made before the holiday comes and goes. Don't you loooooove to make Valentines? Yesterday in the craft room I challenged myself to do some challenges! I found two that I thought would go together nicely - a sketch and a technique! I made a Clean and Simple (CAS) card using watercoloring with markers and then used a cool sketch to put it all together. I'm entering this card in the CAS(E)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends....Happy humpday! How are you this week? I'm having a good week and we are having beautiful weather where I live - so grateful right now to live someplace warm. Good wishes going out to all of my East Coast friends right now. Today I'm sharing a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! The theme last week was "Hearts" but I never quite got my stuff together to get a card made for that one... Well, this week the theme is 'Anything Goes' and I decided to make a heart/love card! Everything in my craft... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Happy weekend! What are ya doing? I'm having a super busy weekend (spending part of it at work boo) and I'm so excited to be hopping along today in the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop for January! The theme for this month is "hearts" and that is right up my alley at the moment. I really enjoy making Valentine projects - they are so happy and feminine. When I saw the theme for the blog hop I got out one of my most favorite PTI stamp sets of all time - With all my Heart. Man, I love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! I'm here today to share a happy card that I made for the MFT Color Challenge! When I popped over to the MFT blog and saw this beautiful color combination, I wanted to play right away! I went through my MFT stash and found some cute dies and stamps that I hadn't used yet and this is what happened! You warm my heart...just like coffee... LOL. CLICK HERE to see the MFT Challenge blog post, and all the other entries! Here is my shabby chic version of that gorgeous color combo! I used pretty patterned papers and got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty peeps! Happy Saturday! What are you up to this fine January weekend? Are you crafting? Resting? Finally taking down Christmas decorations? I hope you're having a great Saturday so far. I am still trying to get back into my routine and my real life after being away for a week at CHA. I only went to work on Thursday and Friday - but it seemed like five days! LOL. My crafty mojo has not returned. I have tons of ideas swirling around in my head, but nothing is coming to fruition yet... Hmmmm. Yep, this happens from time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! I'm back home after an awesome, amazing, creative, fun, happy trip to LA for the CHA Show! Wow, was I gone six days?? It seemed like a few minutes! Lots of you followed along with me on Instagram and on my Facebook page - thank you! I'm not going to repost all my photos so if you want to look please CLICK HERE for Instagram or CLICK HERE for Facebook. (You DO NOT need to have accounts to see the photos!) Did you miss me? I missed all of you! We had rain the first two days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? I hope your week, and your new year, are both off to a great start! I'm just popping in today with some news and updates. I was hoping to get one more card made and posted before tomorrow, but I just ran out of time! Tomorrow morning I'm getting up super early and driving to Anaheim for the 2015 CHA Show! I am so beyond excited and ready to get there and hug my friends, and see all the new products, and see my projects on display! (YAY!) I'm getting my things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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