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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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Hello friends! Happy Good Friday! It's Easter weekend and a time of reflection and peace. I love Easter and all that it represents to me as a Christian. I hope you and your family have a delightful holiday weekend. Tonight we will be going to church in Carmel for Good Friday Service. We are on our way to a wedding weekend for one of my sweet and lovely friends. I'm looking forward to it very much. We're driving down to Carmel today, the wedding is tomorrow, and then we'll drive back home on Easter Sunday. I love weddings... It's just... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Sunday everyone and Happy Easter Week! I hope that you are having a great weekend and I hope that you have great plans for the week ahead and for Easter with your friends and families. I always try to get myself in the right frame of mind during this holiest of weeks. Try to slow down, ponder, and reflect on what is important, and the sacrifices made for me. My life has been so hectic (too hectic) the past couple of weeks. This afternoon I had some time in the craft room and thought it was about time I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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I don't even know how to start to write this post...I am filled with mixed emotions and some real sadness... This month is my last month as part of the super fabulous Bakers Dozen Design Team over at Taylored Expressions. I have been a part of the TE Design Team for three years! 36 wonderful release weeks! The time always flies when you're having a great time! Taylor is making the announcement on the TE Blog today also. The demands on my time at my job are increasing and I do not have as much crafty time as I used... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my crafty friends!! I'm here today with a fun and cool thing...a product review! The people at Spectrum Noir were kind enough to send me a set of their Spectrum Noir Art Markers to test out. WOWZA! They were very generous and gave me lots of choices in ink colors, and also some wonderful paper. These markers are alcohol based so the colors blend easily and nicely. They come in color families also, so you can buy one color family at a time, which is a neat way to package! I got out one of my favorite images from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HELLLLOOOOOOO! It's Release Day for Taylored Expressions! All the new April goodies are now available for purchase in the TE Store! GO shopping! (First look at my card, though!) We have a new illustrator this month here at TE....and she used to be on the design team! How fun is that? Answer - really fun! Danielle Lounds designed some new stamps this month, and I've used two of them to make today's card: You Wonderful Thing and Cherish Every Moment. Fist pump to Danielle!! For this card I used a technique that I remember from time to time - coloring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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It's our final day of Taylored Expressions Release Week Sneak Peeks! Tomorrow is RELEASE DAY! We have lots more fun to share with you today and tomorrow, you know, to keep this party going! Are you enjoying all the new stuff? This is an awesome release. I have two more projects to share today and they both have kind of an 'artsy' theme. There are some great new art-themed stamps sets this month and I used them today. LOVE. First up is a cream and brown monochromatic card using the set called When Your Heart Speaks. I was going for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome back to Day Two of our Release Week party for Taylored Expressions! More fun and sneak peeks today and tomorrow, followed by Release Day on Thursday! YEAH! Thanks for joining me here to see what I have for you! I'm very excited to share today's card - this was SOOO fun to make. This new stamp set is called Sunshiny Day and all the stamps in my card are from that set! I also used some of my favorite TE scene borders - the grass and the fence. (Are you humming the Brady Bunch Sunshine Day song... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Yowza! How fast is this year flying by? You know how I know how fast a month goes by?....because it's time for Taylored Expressions Release Week again! Yep, it's time for four days of fun and sneak peeks and contests and all kinds of good stuff, courtesy of the Bakers Dozen Design Team and Taylored Expressions! Are you ready? Today I am sharing two cards with you. They are totally different in styles, and showcase at least six new products that will be released on Thursday morning. (All the April Release items will be available in the TE store at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey!!! I'm here today to share a SUPER fun card with a SUPER sized hug! LOL! Last weekend I had time in the stamp room to sit and color and it was wonderful! I made this card to enter the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge CLICK HERE. I love it when the theme is "Anything Goes" and I got out all my Paper Smooches stamps to see what I wanted to make. Well, with the warmer weather, I thought picnic! I got out the "Think Fast" set and the "Alfreso" set and colored up some cute food! I am loving this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi Friends!! It's time for my Taylored Expressions Die Focus post for this month...and this month I'm featuring the versatile and fun File Folder Die! It's perfect for all kinds of work projects, top secret memos and other things. I work full time, and I like to make cards for my co-workers so I love mixing and matching the office related stamps and dies. (Full Supply List at the bottom of my post). And, of course, I love coffee! LOL. Here's my card: I made a stack of files and mounted them on my card with foam tape. Then I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there my sweet crafty friends! How are you today? Hope you're been having a great week so far. I am here today to share a fun card and also to announce the winner of the awesome prize package from Ellen Hutson that went with Saturday's blog post! Let me tell you...the winner of this prize package is LUCKY! So...without further ado...the randomly selected winner is....Comment number 14 - which is Sharon Hayes! I will be passing on your email address to Ellen Hutson so she can work out the details with your address, etc. CONGRATULATIONS SHARON! WOOT WOOT WOOT!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! Welcome back for another installment and creation for the Taylored Expressions March Stamp of The Month! All month long, the Design Team will share projects with you on our blogs to showcase the newest edition to the Stamp of The Month! Today I'm sharing a birthday card! I am really into anything with arrows right now - no particular reason why either - I just think they're cool! LOL. CLICK HERE to go to the information page to learn about SOTM! Here is my funky birthday card! (I LOVE that heart paper don't you?) Now the arrow die isn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Top O' the morning to you my crafty friends! I hope that you find a pot o' gold at the end of your rainbow today! Best wishes for a fun and Happy St. Patrick's Day! My St. Pat's cards for this year were inspired my lovely and talented friend Shannon White, who is one of my fellow Design Team gals at Taylored Expressions. She made THIS CARD for release week and I just loved it! Today I'm sharing my version of her cute card! Here is my card: The cute little shamrock die and the Lucky word die and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Nothing too shocking in my giant purse - just lots of necessities! The most surprising thing might be my portable iPhone charger. Gotta be ready to take pictures! Thanks for another fabulous release!
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Today is an exciting day for me! I am the Guest Designer in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom! How fun is that? Big fun - that's what I say! My project and tutorial feature fabulous products from Taylored Expressions and I think you're going to like it! A bright and cheerful card for Spring. If you're hopping on over to my blog from the CLASSroom - thank you, and welcome! I'm happy to see you here! If you didn't come over from the CLASSroom, here's a sneak peek at my card: To see all the photos of my card and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey Sugar! Hee hee! What's happening? Spring is in FULL bloom here in Northern California and I have the itchy eyes to prove it! I'm not complaining, though, because it's been so gorgeous outside the past few days. Last weekend I organized a little stamping shindig at my local stamp store. Well, I never show up empty handed to see my crafty friends - so on Saturday I decided to make some lemon cupcakes to bring. Well...I also never make anything without decorating it! LOL. I knew right away I had to decorate my cupcakes with some super cute stamps... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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It's that time!! Taylored Expressions Blog Hop to introduce the newest, latest and greatest Stamp of the Month and Key Ingredients Kits! This month is a cute spinner stamp set with matching dies. Oh, and I adore the paper collection for this month too! TOO fun! I made an easel card which is always a favorite and it's just a happy, cheery hello card! Hope you are having a great day and hope you enjoy our combined Bakers Dozen and KI Team Hop today! The Key Ingredients Kit comes with these neat wooden pieces. I stamped right on the word... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there my crafty friends! I'm so glad you came by today! it's FRIDAY! WOOT WOOT! Every chance I get I try to do a card challenge, and one of my favorites is Retro Sketches! I LOVE their sketches and get so much inspiration from their awesome team. The other night I was sitting at my stamping desk surrounded by my F-U-N new stamps and dies and papers from Lawn Fawn and I saw this sketch - and a card was born! CLICK HERE to go to the Retro Sketches blog to see all the other cards! I am just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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It's Taylored Expressions March Release Day! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! Everything is now available in the TE Store! I hope you will go and shop and buy some pretty new stamping things to inspire you! I'm ending the week with one last project - made with new dies and stamps. The stamp set is called Welcome Home and the new dies are called Build a House. OMG tooooo adorable!! I made a sweet scene for a housewarming card and used some bright fresh colors from Doodlebug. These dies are entirely too adorable. You can make an entire village! Trees, fences, houses, lamp... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello friends! TE March Release Week rolls on! It's day three of our fun week and tomorrow is the BIG DAY! All the new products go for sale in the TE Store tomorrow morning. Are you excited? What are you liking the best? Today I'm using my favorite product from this release - the In Flight Cutting Plate! OOOOOH, you know I love butterflies and this is the coolest thing ever! The new cutting plate has matching butterfly dies so you can add colors and patterns to your card. I cut out the cutting plate in nice thick white cardstock... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome to Day Two of Taylored Expressions March Release Week! More new products to showcase and more projects from the Bakers Dozen Design Team! Yeah! Today I am sharing a happy Spring card made with the new Bloom Where You're Planted Dies (LOVE) and the new script word dies for April - from our Pockets and Pages collection. I made this cute and funky flowers with the new dies and popped them up on some foam tape. The Doodlebug sprinkles make the perfect flower centers! Don't you love all this color!!?? I combined part of a word stamp with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi and Welcome! It's time to kick off another fun and fabulous Taylored Expressions Release Week! We do this every month - four days of sneak peek projects brought to you by the Taylored Expressions Design Team. On Thursday, all the new products will be available for purchase in the TE Webstore! I hope you will come back each day and check out all the projects! Today I'm sharing two projects made with new items! The first project is a sympathy card made with the beautiful Shade Tree Cutting Plate and new Shade Tree Scripture sentiment stamps. I love this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HEY!!! How's it going? How was your week? Did you get crafty this week and have some fun? I hope you did and I hope that a fun weekend is coming your way too. I spent some quality time blog surfing late this afternoon and came upon an awesome blog post by Kathy Racoosin. I am such a big fan of hers and pretty much love anything she makes. She gave a tutorial on a technique that I have been trying to figure out... And once I read her post it was like a giant light bulb went off! Then,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! It's time again for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop Challenge! This month's theme is...SPRING! Any project with a Spring theme. Yep - right up my alley right now, cuz I am totally in that mode already. I decided to ink up a new set that just came in the mail... And I tried a technique I've been wanting to try for a while too. Hope you enjoy it! CLICK HERE to go to the Papertrey Ink Blog so you can enter your own card in the challenge. You have all day to link up your card. I can't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy peeps! How are ya? What's new? Hope everything is just ducky in your part of the world today. Are ya ready for Spring?? I know lots of you are! I'm ready for Spring crafting and Spring colors and Easter candy.... Today's card was made for the Happy For Hexagons challenge over at Moxie Fab World! CLICK HERE to see the post and enter your card! You have until March 7th. Go on! Enter! I used some of my most favorite dies from Taylored Expressions and some soft watercolor techniques. (Watercolor is back, my friends!) All my supplies are from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda