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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 crafty friends! How is your week going? It's finally cooled off here in Sactown, and I could not be happier! I'm having a very creative week! Getting caught up on projects in the studio and feeling good about things. Waiting for my PTI design team box for July to arrive so I can get inky on it all (AWESOME things to come)! Before too much time goes by I want to tell you all about our event we went to last Saturday night. A few of you have asked me about it, and I really want to share it,... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellllllooooooo and Happy Monday! Monday??? Dang this weekend went by fast! I am really happy to share with you today that I am the guest designer for WPlus9! Yeah! Gosh, I have been a fan of WPlus9 forever! Gorgeous images and great techniques. I love their style! I am excited to have been invited to stamp along with Dawn and the rest of the talented crew there. For my card, I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use - Modern Peonies! I have had this set for a while, but never inked it, and I've had an idea... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Weekend!! Are you crafting this weekend? What do you have planned? Are you working on Summer projects? I'm having fun stamping with all kinds of bright colors for the season! I thought I would do something a bit different today, and do a spotlight feature post on one of my favorite craft companies. As I look around my studio lately I'm noticing that so many of my tools that I use every day are from Tonic Studios. They have really come on strong recently with amazing and fun new products, beautiful packaging and high quality studio tools. Most of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? Today I'm here to share another fun Throwback Thursday feature from Papertrey Ink! A couple times a month, we feature an older stamp set. I love doing this! Today's stamp set is Enjoy The Ride! I remember when I bought this set! Many years ago - I made loads of cards with it! It's a cute little car with awesome sayings and teeny tiny sentiments to go inside the license plate. SO adorable. I found some paper in my stash that matched perfect and created a clean and simple card for today.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there my crafty girl squad!! How are you this week?? I have another post going up tomorrow, but I really wanted to pop in and share some things today before too much time passed by. I wanted to tell you about the Nor Cal Planner Meetup I went to this past weekend! And I found an amazing new paper collection to share with you also (and it's all on sale too). So, I had a wonderful three day girly weekend with friends last weekend. I left on Friday morning and came home Sunday afternoon. It was entirely too much... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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I have TWO blog posts today! Yowza! Happy Monday! I had the best weekend! I'll write more about it later, I promise. I have too much to share today that I'm excited about. I'm showing you the last two projects I made for the Papertrey Ink June 2017 Release. I have one card to share, and one treat box idea (I love making treat boxes!) Have you enjoyed the new release? Everything is available now in the PTI store! Today's products being featured are the Petal Box Dies and the Cutaway Tags Summer stamps and dies. YAY! Papertrey Ink has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I have two blog posts today! It's Monday! I'm excited about being the guest designer for Waffle Flower again today! Thanks for the nice response to my last post for them! I simply adore everything from Waffle Flower! I think I've pretty much bought everything since getting home from CHA. Can't wait to see what they do next! Today's card features some big, bright, and bold florals from the Pretty Wings stamp set. I used warm Summer colors of red, orange and yellow! My card started with an A2 card base made from wood grain cardstock. Then I used the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi! I'm back with more projects from the June 2017 Papertrey Ink new release! It's been a fun week showing you everything! And, Happy Father's Day to all of you as well! And Happy Sunday! I'm still away on my little getaway to the Bay Area and I'll be home tonight. Can't wait to tell you about it. Hope you're having an awesome weekend. It's going to be over 100 degrees every day this coming week where I live. Yikes! I wish we had a swimming pool at our house!! Today I'm sharing two cards - One made with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a nice weekend! Today I'm going to my first ever Planner Meet Up! I have no idea what to expect, but I know for sure it will be FUN! I can't wait to hang out with happy crafty girls all afternoon and evening (and eat pizza too!). Looking forward to seeing everyone's amazing planners, doing some creative things, and laughing. I'm also excited and looking forward to meeting one of my online crafty friends in person too. It's at an awesome store, owned by a totally awesome lady - called The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! The June 2017 Papertrey Ink Release is now live, and all the new items are available in the PTI Store! What is your favorite new item from the June release?? It's hard to pick a favorite this time around (okay every time). For the next few days I'll be sharing all of my projects with you and I can't wait for you to see everything. I posted on the 13th with my three projects for the Garden Party set (scroll back to see those)! Today I'm featuring and introducing the set called Humming Along. It's so unique! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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UPDATED 6/19/17: MY LUCKY WINNER IS DANIELLE DIETZ!!! Email me if we haven't already connected! Thanks everyone! Hey friends! I'm squeezing a post in this afternoon because the mailman just dropped off something fun I ordered for a giveaway! Woot! So I ripped open the box, and made a card really quickly to share. Most of all, though, I want to share some fun new Doodlebug supplies with YOU!! I pretty much buy every single Doodlebug release - like the entire release. (I might have a problem, but more on that later!) I also collect the AMAZING Doodlebug Collectible Pins!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there! I'm back already! Because...it's June Release Week for Papertrey Ink! I love release week! I will be sharing TEN projects in the next week all made with the new items from the latest release from PTI. Are you ready? I'm excited to share, and always shocked, at how fast a month passes by. The June products are a great mix of everything good for Summer, flowers, 4th of July, innovative dies, and beautiful sentiments. Can't wait to show you everything - so hope you visit often in the upcoming days. Be sure to visit the Official Papertrey Ink... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Monday! OH MAN, I have been through so much in just a few days. My husband and I came down with the seriously worst stomach flu EVER at the end of last week. I feel so lucky to even be able to sit here and type and say hi. That thing was brutal. BRUTAL. I slept all day Thursday and Friday and most of Saturday too. I have never been so grateful to eat a bowl of Cheerios in my life as I was on Sunday morning. I'm back, and lived to tell about it! Good thing,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone!!! This week is going by so fast. How do I know that? Because I still have way to much to get done!! I hope you are having a great week so far. We are having wonderful weather where I live and allergy season is finally over. We've been catching some rays at the pool at the gym this week. It's nice to be outside doing things - especially in the evenings. My favorite time of day is dusk, when the sun sets and it's not quite dark. Since I am a night owl, that is like the beginning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" June Card Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! Happy Monday! Happy Summer! Best wishes for an awesome week ahead! The Hero Arts Kit this month is full of Safari themed products to get us ready for the jungle! The Kit features awesome stamps, loads of dies, cool and interesting papers, and ink pads too! The add-ons give you even more versatility with the safari theme. My card for today was inspired by the awesome Tiger layering stamps. OMG they are so great! Two colors - orange... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Saturday creative and lovely friends! Before I start my post and share my card for today I have to really take some time to say thank you THANK YOU for the amazing love and support everyone has shown me since I wrote my last blog post. I seriously had no idea that there would be such a huge response and such an outpouring of kindness and love. I have read every comment (and every email) each of you sent me. I was moved to tears many times. I read some of your comments to my husband and he was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy June! Happy Summer! No card today, only photographs and writing! It's been a long time since I sat down and wrote something meaningful here, and spoke from my heart about life and what's going on with me. Today seemed like the right day for that. I went to a great local blogger meet-up event a couple of weeks ago here in Sacramento and everyone was talking about writing. It struck me hard - how much I love to write and how much I've missed it. I've been caught up on posting lots and lots of cards but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Today I'm sharing my final card as the guest designer over at the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge for the month of May! I always love to join the wonderful gang over at MFT! CLICK HERE to go to the sketch challenge page. So...what is the Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Each week MFT shows us a new layout to jump start our creativity. This week is challenge #335. You can create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch! Be sure to link your project at the MFT blog for a chance to win... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Today I'm sharing my third card as the guest designer over at the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge for the month of May! I always love to join the wonderful gang over at MFT! CLICK HERE to go to the sketch challenge page. So...what is the Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Each week MFT shows us a new layout to jump start our creativity. This week is challenge #334. You can create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch! Be sure to link your project at the MFT blog for a chance to win... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Saturday! Yes, it's me again!!! My final post of the week! I think I'm gonna go have a drink now! LOL. It's been super fun all week sharing cards from lots of my favorite companies and interacting here with all of you. THANK YOU for making it a great week for me!! You guys are the very best. Thanks for the awesome comments and for the blog love. I feel it. I totally do. I hope you have a great weekend! This is my final post introducing and featuring the new May 2017 release from Papertrey Ink. Today's feature... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellooooooo! Welcome back to the home stretch of this crazy and fun week of posts!! Happy Friday! I am still enjoying sharing new projects from the May Papertrey Ink release! Today I'm featuring Sun and Moon stamp set and matching dies! This is a gorgeous celestial stamp set with detailed and delicate details, and pretty wrap around sentiments. The inspiration from the other designers, quite frankly, blew me away! Be sure to head over to the Official Papertrey Ink blog to see more about this set. I really thought of the big sun stamp as a flower mandala. That's what... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! At Papertrey Ink, it's Throwback Thursday time! I'll be joining in throughout the year as we feature stamp sets from previous releases! It's a fun way to get new inspiration from stamp sets we already have and love. Or a good way to find new stamps to play with too! Today we are featuring the Rainbow Stripes Die Set! Be sure to click over to the Papertrey Ink Blog for even more inspiration from other design team members! I'm happy to have you here today! I have two posts today! Both are Papertrey Ink so scroll to see... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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What day is today?? LOL!! Thanks for hanging in there with me yesterday with THREE blog posts!! I hope you found something fun and inspiring along the way! Yes, I'm back again!!! I told you I was busy this week! It's been FUN. So many new stamping toys to play with. Today is another day of inspiration from the brand new May 2017 Papertrey Ink release! And, today's card has a lot of....sole! The new stamp set I'm introducing is called Heart and Soul, and it's perfect for the athletes and hikers in your life. Really innovative and creative stamps... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there friends! Oh Gosh! I have three blog posts today!!! I hope you're hanging in there with me! I don't know whether I'm coming or going!! I am part of an awesome Hero Arts Blog Hop today and it's my third guest designer date for MFT Sketch Challenge, and I'm also here to introduce you to a brand new Mini Kit from Papertrey Ink! YAY! This mini kit is called, appropriately, "Out of this World" and it's full of really fabulous planet and space themed items. It's SO MUCH FUN!! I'm imagining party favors and invitations and cool cards... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Today I'm sharing my third card as the guest designer over at the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge for the month of May! I always love to join the wonderful gang over at MFT! CLICK HERE to go to the sketch challenge page. So...what is the Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Each week MFT shows us a new layout to jump start our creativity. This week is challenge #333. You can create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch! Be sure to link your project at the MFT blog for a chance at the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda