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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 everyone! Just checking in here - sorry to be a stranger the past few days! Last week there were so many blog hops and releases and projects! OH my! It was a fun ride and I totally appreciate each and every kind comment you left on all my blog posts! Bless you! Really some awesome new things right? I love being that busy and creating like that - and of course, sharing! Tomorrow I leave for Phoenix for a week to attend the awesome CHA - Creativation Show! Yes, they moved it to Arizona this year. That means I"m... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone!! Wowzers!! This week was like a stamping marathon! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Whew. SO MUCH GOING ON! I feel so lucky to be part of all the fun things happening out here in crafty blog land! Three blog hops in one week???? And now a new card kit! Yay! Today I'm here to introduce the new February 2017 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit! It's full of cofffeeee and cute things! I love it already. The stamp set is perfection! And the teeny tiny coffee cup die!? Killin' me. The paper is a brand new collection... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey Loves! In case you're keeping track - yes - this is the third blog hop this week!! YEAH! Today, it's time for a super fun blog hop with my Simon Says Stamp friends! We are celebrating the launch of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Love collection! Full of hearts and flowers and beautiful word dies... Something to make everyone happy and cheerful on this winter day! CLICK HERE to see the entire collection! There are 14 stops on the hop today - full of ideas and inspiration for you. Have you started your Valentine crafting yet? Or are you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! Two blog hops two days in a row! WOOHOOOO! I'm so excited for this week - so many fun things happening! Guess what? Another blog hop is coming on Friday! I've been busy! Today is a very exciting day indeed, because I get to help launch a brand new product from Altenew - Artist Markers! Yes, our friends at Altenew have come out with a wonderful new product line and today is the first day you can buy it! I was lucky enough to get one of the first packs of the markers to use, and review for you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" January Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! The kit this month is yet another fabulous kit (of course!) Lots of products perfect for valentines and looooooove! And the add-ons? Also all super wonderful. All of these products work together seamlessly and beautifully to create love notes, friendship notes and Valentines projects. I was inspired today by my love of vintage things for Valentine's Day. Something so romantic and cheerful about a sweet pink valentine heart and some pretty fonts. I went a little overboard with stamping... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Helllloooooooo! How are you!? Thank you for all the fun comments and all the excitement from the Season's Givings Blog Hop this weekend! WHOA! That was super super fun! I loved reading all of the comments about your creative resolutions. There were three main themes that came up over and over again your comments. One, getting organized! That seems to be the top priority for all of us (me included)! Two, starting Christmas cards earlier this year (I am one hundred percent on board this train too). Three, using the craft supplies we already have and making the most of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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EDITED 1-4-17 MY LUCKY WINNER IS LINSEY R! THANK YOU EVERYONE! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017! 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 third year doing this great hop! Big giant thanks to Latisha for organizing this amazing 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 link list is at the very bottom of my post. And every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! I have been thinking up ways to do some giveaways and prizes starting with the new year, and brainstorming business ideas too! I wanted a way to say thank you to you, my blog readers, and also say thank you to my shopping affiliates! I am grateful to the companies that allow me to be part of their businesses all year and I am grateful to you for the love and support you show me! ***On a personal note, I only link to companies that I utilize, love and support. Every company that I connect with is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my dear blogging friends! Today I'm celebrating my SEVEN 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 has passed! I look forward to writing this post each December, and sharing with you my favorite projects from the past year. (Here's my wrap up from last year) This post helps me reflect on where I've been and think about where I'm going. I like to chronicle stats and numbers once a year too. Having a craft blog is a lot like having a diary... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy (almost) New Year! I hope you had a really wonderful Christmas this year! It's always strange the week after Christmas, don't you think? It's like soooo many days (months?) of build up, and then poof, it's all over! I usually feel a bit of Christmas let down in the days after. Then it's time to begin the process of putting everything away and saying good bye to all the festivities. I miss it!! But, the one good thing about this week, is that we can plan and get excited for the new year to come! I'm excited... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY BLOG FAMILY! FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS, WISHING YOU A BLESSED HOLIDAY! Luke 2:7-14 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were so afraid. 10 And the angel said unto... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everybody! I wasn't sure I would blog again before Christmas, but here I am! LOL! I did some midnight crafting the other night! Does that happen to you? Do you get ideas late at night too? Earlier that evening I was practically falling asleep on the couch. I was all snuggly with my kitty on my lap. Well, I started watching TV and before I knew it I was all crafty and it was so late at night! But, I gave in to the temptation and decided to make another project with the awesome new release from Simon Says... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my sweet friends! Happy Christmas Week! Yes, it's only one week until Christmas day! It's been very cold here (California cold as we'll call it) and it even got down to 26 degrees last night! Too bad we didn't have any precipitation - we might have had snow! The cold weather makes it feel like Winter and Christmas to me, and I love it. The hubs has been lighting fires in the fireplace for Buddy to enjoy (LOL) and me too. I'm sort of nesting at this point and heaping on the blankets on the couch. Went to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey my loves! How are you? Hope you've been having a great week! I had a great week, because all kinds of awesome new crafty things arrived in my mailbox this week! I have been a busy bee in the studio making things to share with you! Today is the launch of a new release from Simon Says Stamp - called HEY LOVE! It's the beginning of the Valentine products, but these stamps and dies are really perfect for all kinds of projects where you want to say I love you! The new word dies are the best!! You're going... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! It's hard to believe it, but it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Card Kit! (How fast did this past month go by?) I'm writing today to introduce the January 2017 Card Kit called Snow Much Thanks! It's a perfect kit for winter crafting and has a beautiful new snowflake stamp set included. The word that comes to mind - icy! Gorgeous blue tones and pretty vellum and a sparkly sequin mix! Love it all. You can order your kit HERE or subscribe HERE to automatically receive a kit every month. They are a great value... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everybody! Happy Sunday! It's two weeks before Christmas! EEEKS! And today is my husband's birthday so we've been celebrating all weekend! I made his favorite meal this morning (affectionately called BIG breakfast) and now we are in a food coma watching football. Buddy is snoozing in front of the window. It's nice and foggy. Life is good. Tonight my friend Shauna and I will go out for dinner and to the amazing Christmas concert at church. It's our annual girls night out tradition for the holidays. Friday the hubs and I spent all day in San Francisco going to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there crafty friends! Welcome to my blog, and to the Simon Says Stamp Diecember 2016 new release blog hop! Yeah! So happy to have you here today with me! You may have arrived from the lovely and talented Jessica's blog. I hope you enjoy the entire hop - I love these crafty women and their amazing designs. I can't wait to do the hop myself. Yesterday SSS released this AMAZING new line of die cuts for all occasions. Diecember is the month to celebrate the fact that we love using die cuts on our cards and other projects. There... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellloooo crafty pals! I'm very excited to be sharing the latest exclusive release from Simon Says Stamp! Yes, it's time for Diecember 2016! Woot Woot! What is Diecember? It's the month that we celebrate the love of die-cutting in our crafting projects! Today we are revealing the new products CLICK HERE, and Friday Simon is hosting a special blog hop with loads of inspiration for you using all these new products. Everyone loves new die cuts, right? I often make entire cards with just die cuts, like I've done today! With all the gorgeous word die cuts it's easy to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" December Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! The kit this month is AWESOME! Lots of products perfect for celebrating! And the add-ons? I fainted... They are so great. I used all of it! I couldn't help myself. All of these products work together seamlessly and beautifully to create a celebration. I chose to go with a New Year theme because of the cool retro font and numbers in the Happy New Year Stamp and Cut set. It really spoke to me. For New Years, I love... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Monday??? Dang, how did that happen? This holiday weekend went by fast, I guess, because we were having fun! Time to get back in the groove. My husband was off work last week so my routine was wonky and it's the holidays... Oh, I think I need a nap! LOL. Thanks for all the comments on my last blog post. I really enjoyed reading about everyone's favorite crafty product. Hands down, the MISTI was the winner! Everyone's favorite tool! You have until the end of today to leave a comment to be entered into my prize drawing! Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy crafty people! It's Black Friday! Shop til you drop! I loooooove shopping and having fun this time of year. It's a 20 year tradition now for me and my husband to go out and shop on the day after Thanksgiving! We have a good time and drink lots of coffee and enjoy watching the ice skaters at our local rink and, well, all of it! We had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too! A few years ago I did a post about my favorite things for Spring crafting, and I thought it would be fun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings of Thanksgiving to you! I'm sitting here on the evening before Thanksgiving, and taking stock of everything that I have to be grateful for. It's a very long list and I'm blessed and fortunate in so many ways. I think it's really important each day to remember to count your blessings. I have worked that into my morning routine quiet time and it's helped me a lot. The holiday season is so hectic and crazy and this is our one last moment of quiet before the madness begins. My husband and I always stay home on Thanksgiving Day and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! Happy Weekend! Welcome to the Holiday Release Week Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp! There are so many new and fun products that launched this week! So, we had to have a blog hop to share it all with you! The projects on each blog today were made from the three new product lines that came out this week. Yahoo! Lots of creative inspiration for you today. You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog! The full link list of bloggers is at the bottom of my post! Thank you for coming by today - happy to have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Whew! Okay, so I'm trying to keep everything straight this week! I thought I would pop in and do a really quick blog post with news and announcements! There were THREE releases of new (and awesome) things this week from Simon Says Stamp!! Yes, THREE! The December Card Kit launched on Monday. The Advent Plus Release launched on Thursday. And, now the super amazing Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Card Kit is launching tonight! I made cards with everything! Yippeee! Check my last few blog posts for samples and tips and tricks with the two first new items. Tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty and creative friends! This week is JAM PACKED with good stuff! Whoa! I don't know whether I'm coming or going....been trying to keep up with myself! LOL. What I mean is there is so much awesome stamping stuff happening! Saturday is a big blog hop again!! I hope you will pop by here!! Today I'm sharing a really fun card (I've been dying to share this one!) made with three of the new stamp sets from the latest release from Simon Says Stamp. The release has four stamp sets, two die sets, and envelopes and tags. It's perfect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda