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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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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. I have lots of friends who celebrate this beautiful cultural tradition, so I like to acknowledge it by creating something special each year. (CLICK HERE to see my card from last year) Do you and your family celebrate the Lunar New Year too? This year is the Year of the Dog. Is it your year? CLICK HERE... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Hero Arts 2018 New Catalog Blog Hop! WOOOOT! Some big giant fun happening today, that's for sure! So many awesome bloggers have come together today to share their favorite products from the brand new Hero Arts Catalog. The products are all live in the Hero Store now - so happy shopping. I always want to share my gratitude about Hero Arts. When I was a baby stamper 24 years ago (!!) I used to actually stalk my favorite local stamp store and WAIT in agony for the new Hero Arts catalog to come out. It... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! I have a fun project to share with you today - another Pocket Letter! Do you remember when I did a Pocket Letter at Christmas time? (CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT ONE) Well, now I'm hooked on Pocket Letters! My dear, talented and lovely friend Kimberly asked if I would guest design on her awesome blog today with a Pocket Letter project! Yippeee! I would do just about anything for her, so making a Pocket Letter was a done deal. She is the creator of #MailItMonday which is a way to encourage all of us to MAIL our... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Bonjour mes amis! Valentine's Day is less than a week away and I have made hardly any Valentine projects this year. I love making cheery and happy Valentines - you can be super cute and funny or more serious and classy. Today's card is of the fun variety! Happy Friday! Now that my studio is organized I can actually find exactly what I'm looking for! In this case, some adorable cherry stamps from Avery Elle. I have all my clear stamps organized by company now (YAY) and there they were, right in the stack. Whew. That feels good. It was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative and crafty friends! The week is half over already. Hope you've been having a good one. It is very warm here in Northern California and my garden is already bursting with daffodils! The tulips are not far behind. My husband does a beautiful job switching out flowers in our big flower bed in front of the house. I think he said he planted 350 bulbs! All different kinds. It is going to be magical. I love the symbolism of renewal from the bright green leaves bursting through the dark earth after Winter. I've been taking it easy on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero February 2018 Card Kit" Blog Hop! Dang, how can it be February 5th already? Before I start today's post I want to say thank you for all the kind comments on my last post, on Facebook and on Instagram, about my Buddy. It's been a really difficult few days but your love and kindness is lifting my spirits and I really appreciate it. Thank you. I feel like he is sending me love still, because everyone is being so kind and thoughtful to me because of him. So many of us have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone. Today is a super super sad day for me. And, when I'm sad, I write. When I'm happy I write too. I journal almost daily and it helps me sort out my thoughts and feelings. Tonight I'm writing a sad blog post to honor my sweet furry best friend - Buddy. He passed away today and I'm heartbroken and I don't know what else to do but write. So many of you loved him from reading my blog over the years and I know a lot of you feel like you knew him too. He belonged to all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! I feel like we need to get caught up! The past week or so has gone by so quickly! How are you?? I spent alllllll weekend in my studio cleaning, sorting, organizing and decluttering (again) and now I think I'm done for a while. Everything was a total mess since Christmas - just stuff everywhere. I had some organizing projects I wanted to do with my stamps for a long time. I finally did them! All of my clear stamps are now sorted by company and housed in bins that are super easy for me to flip through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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BLOG PRIZE WINNER! The winner of the prize from my last blog post (the lemon card) is Diane Oliver! I loved reading everyone's creative and interesting comments! Thank you everyone! Congratulations Diane! Hey everyone! How is your week going? It's rainy and gloomy here which makes for a perfect day in the studio! I'm back from Creativation 2018 (formerly called CHA) and I've had a couple of good nights' sleep and my feet no longer hurt! LOL. As you probably already know, I was in Phoenix for five days for the giant Creativation Trade Show. I had the very best... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! When you read this, I will be in Phoenix at the Creativation Show! Yipppeee! I typed up this post so there would be a card to share while I was gone. Plus, I couldn't wait to share it! The other day I was taking pictures of lemons in my house (photographers do weird things like that) and the idea to make a lemon card popped in my head! I have had these AWESOME lemon dies on my desk for far too long and a fun idea came to me. I jammed into the studio, put on some tunes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! What a fun week we've had... And here we are on the last day of previews for the January Papertrey Ink New Release! Only one more day until everything new is available! I've enjoyed sharing with you this week and hope you've been inspired and excited to create! Visit the PTI Blog to see what the rest of the design team has to share with you! And, everything will be available in the PTI store tomorrow, the 15th, at 10pm EST! YAHOOOOO! Do you have a favorite item from this release? Today I have two final cards to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there my crafty and creative friends! How are you? How is your new year going so far? It's been a minute since I checked in and said hello and wrote a post that wasn't for a team. I really want to touch base today and catch up. I hope that 2018 is treating you well so far! I think overall it's been good to me. I am excited about new opportunities to come and the forward progress I've made in the last year working on myself and my goals. It's been a pretty creative year so far too! And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everybody! LOTS going on around here! So many blog posts this week! I hope you saw them all! LOL. Yesterday's blog hop for Pretty Pink Posh has a prize, so make sure to leave a comment on that one! Today I'm continuing with the Papertrey Ink January 2018 new release countdown, and it's day four! That means only a couple more days until all the new products will be for sale. Be sure to pop over to the PTI Blog to see the projects from the other design team members. And, everything new will be for sale on Monday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! I'm so super excited to be able to share in the excitement as we celebrate the 4th Birthday of Pretty Pink Posh stamps, dies and sequins! I have been a mega fan of Paulina and her gorgeous designs from the very beginning. And she is the sweetest, kindest person too. I was so happy she asked me to participate in an awesome blog hop to introduce her new release! Everything is adorable and happy...and I had fun making this card to share today. To see all of her designs - CLICK HERE! To see her beautiful design blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey hey hey! It's day three of the awesome Papertrey Ink January new Release previews! Welcome back! We're getting closer to release day! Everything new will be available for purchase on Monday the 15th at 10pm EST! Do you have a favorite thing so far? There's sooooo much good stuff! Thanks for hanging out with me this week while we reveal all the new products for you. I love being able to finally share these stamps and dies with all of you. It's hard to keep a secret! Be sure to visit the PTI Blog to see what the rest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty pals! Welcome back to Day Two of the awesome January Papertrey Ink new release previews! So glad to have you here with me as we introduce the new products from PTI. We are doing previews every day until the 15th. All the new products will be available for purchase in the PTI Store on Monday the 15th at 10pm EST. Be sure to check out the PTI Blog to see what the rest of the design team is sharing all week! So much good stuff. Hopefully you saw my birthday card post from yesterday! Today I'm sharing two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings! It's the 10th of the month, which is always exciting! Why? Because it's the day we officially start the new release countdown at Papertrey Ink! For the next five days the design team will be previewing all the fun and awesome new stamps and dies coming in January! All the new items will be available in the PTI Store on Monday the 15th at 10pm EST. But, for now, we'll enjoy a look at everything together! Be sure to pop over to the PTI Blog to see what the other designers make each day. This month's release is full... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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***THIS IS MY SECOND BLOG POST FOR TODAY! WOOT! To see the Reverse Confetti Blog Hop - scroll down below this post! Thank you! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" December 2017 Card Kit Blog Hop! Hurray! As always, I'm happy to see you today and happy to share the fun new kit with you! This month's kit is full of happy, fun and cheerful Valentine's products! Beautiful die cuts, gorgeous papers, and cool stamps.... Valentine's Day is only a month away! I think you're going to love it. I am ready to move on from Holiday crafting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Let's kick the week off right! I have two blog posts today - two very fun blog hops! Yippeeee! I have been SO sick the past couple of weeks. I had bronchitis and I actually lost my voice for a week! UGH! I'm on the mend now and happily talking away again. I hate being sick - I'm not very good at sitting still. I did read a ton of books, I guess that's the good part. It feels weird to me to be at home that many days in a row. Glad to be back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at A Blog Called Wanda
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EDITED 1-4-18: MY WINNER IS KAREN RAMSEY! WOOHOOO! CONGRATULATIONS! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE KIND AND WONDERFUL COMMENTS. HAPPY CRAFTING! XOXOX HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! 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 fourth year doing this great hop! Big giant thanks to Latisha for organizing this amazing blog 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my dear blogging friends! Today I'm celebrating my EIGHT 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 and crafting has passed! This year went by especially fast! I look forward to writing this post each December, and sharing with you my favorite projects from the past year. CLICK HERE to read my wrap up from 2016! This year end post helps me wrap up the year and reflect on my creative journey. I feel like I grow in new ways each year, both... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Merry Christmas from The Guess Family! With love and blessings to your family! 8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! It's almost Christmas! Hope you've been having a wonderful season this year! Our holiday season has been very low key this year, and that's totally okay with me. I'm winding down from a hard year and trying to really give myself a break and not be too stressed out. I'm anxiously looking forward to a new year and a fresh start. Creatively I've been a bit burned out and I feel like I need a renewal and a rest! It gets like that from time to time, right? I have been making Christmas projects since June (that's how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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WAHOOOOOO! It's day five of the release week fun! That means that tomorrow is the big day! All the new items for the December 2017 Papertrey Ink Release will go live for sale tomorrow at 10pm EST! Yes! What do you have your eye on? I love it all! I was so ready to move on from holiday crafting and towards spring and Valentine's Day! Everything in this release is so HAPPY! Today I have two more cards to share with you. As always, be sure to visit the Official Papertrey Ink Blog to see what the other design team... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello there friends! We're getting closer and closer to Papertrey Ink December 2017 release day! Thanks for having fun with me this week and we showcase all the new products releasing on Friday! Today is day four of sharing new things with you. It's back to Valentine's Day today! I have three fun ideas for creating unique treats and cute Valentine gifts for kids of all ages. I love Valentine's Day - it's just a fun happy day to splurge on your friends and honeys. Everything new will be available for purchase in the Papertrey Ink Store on December 15th... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda