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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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You know what day it is? Well, yes, it is FRIDAY! And, it's also Papertrey Ink Blog Hop day for July! Yippeeeee. Two of my favorite things! I had SO. MUCH. FUN. making this card I'm sharing today. I think my card will win the award for the most products ever used on one card. LOL. Seriously, the photo inspiration for today's challenge was so yummy. I just couldn't help myself. I probably could have made 10 cards if I had the time. The color scheme is has birds, and gingham...and a doily, and flowers, and a banner...and hearts!... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey friends! Are you having a great weekend?! I am spending today getting caught up on things! Yesterday, to my delight, I got to hang out with my fellow craft blogger and friend Audrey Pettit (HER BLOG HERE)! She is visiting from back east and we had a great time walking and shopping in Berkeley. We met online through our blogs and she is just the bestest. How nice to make friends from all over the world - one of the best parts of being in this awesome, crafty, bloggy circle of friends.... I CANNOT wait to share this card... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey everybody! How are ya? Just me popping in today to share a fun card I made for the Taylored Expressions Blog! I painted my own striped background paper and then colored some bright pink roses for a Summer vibe. I used one of my favorite TE Stamp sets too! And, you'll notice, I'm still in my watercolor phase. Just can't get enough!! This was a super fun card to create and would be neat in almost any color combination. Hope you will try this one! The card started with a watercolor paper panel. I used some Distress Ink to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Aloha sweet and crafty friends! How are ya? Nope, I'm not in Hawaii right now, but I made a card that helps me remember the beauty of the islands.... The hubs and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Hawaii in 2007 and the memories of the beautiful flowers have never left me. If I close my eyes I can still hear the waves and smell the delicious aroma of the plumeria leis and picture the gorgeous hibiscus flowers.... Someday I hope to return! But, for today, we will have to settle for a card made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
LOVE your tag and your beautiful pink seahorse! Totally gorgeous!!
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on 12 tags of 2014: july at cheiron's crafty life
FABULOUS!!!!! I have an entire aqua Raskog cart in my craft room and it's all full of my Tim Holtz stuff. That way I'm not hunting around. I love your system! :-)
Hi friends!! How are you!? I am suuuuuuuper excited to share my project with you today! It's my take on the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - July edition! Yahoooo! So you guys know that I've been yammering on since January (CHA) about how much I WANT/NEED/DESIRE/MUST HAVE NOW the new Sand and Sea dies from Tim Holtz!! I finally got my hands on them, and then....Tim went and used them for his tag this month! I am as happy as a little clam in the sea... I spent a LONG time making this fun tag and I hope... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
MONDAY!!! OMG how did that happen? I'll tell you how...I've been sick and coughing up a lung for the last two weeks of my life and the days are all running together. Seriously....tired of being sick. Feel like I have the plague. And, when it's 105 degrees outside I might just be a bit cranky too. Oh well...on with life, and another week begins. I hope you guys all had a wonderful 4th of July! In between napping and generally laying on the couch all weekend (and about 75 hours on Pinterest) I managed to get crafty. I finally inked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello friends! Happy 4th of July! Woot woot! I hope that you have a wonderful day planned! What do you do to celebrate? Fireworks? Picnic? Hanging out? Whatever it is....enjoy! For the Taylored Expressions fans, I have a bright and starry card over on the TE Blog today if you want to check it out. I love making patriotic projects! There is nothing better than the red, white and blue of our flag.... I had some fun inking up my favorite Tim Holtz patriotic supplies...and lots of stars...for this card I'm sharing with you today. I wanted my card to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey! Nice to see you here! It's 4th of July week and it's a scorcher here. Whew. Trying to make it through my work week with a three day weekend on the horizon. Yippeee! I have been up to some crafty shenanigans and have a cool retro 4th of July card to share on Friday. But today, I have something very fun to share! Some of us in the Taylored Expressions crew were given a neat opportunity to participate in the current Card Maps challenge over at their website! Woot Woot! We all got awesome sketches in advance to use... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Howdy friends! I'm checking in from my craft cave this afternoon to share a funky card I made that was inspired by a cool bag I purchased. I love this company - Papaya Art! Like, reallllly love this company. I have tons of their notepads, bags, and even my iPhone cover is from them. Their style is cool and hip and so pretty. Well, a while back I bought this bag at my friend Stephanie's store and it inspired me to make a card! Yes, I can find inspiration everywhere - that's the fun in life! Beauty is all around... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi crafty friends! I'm here today to share a card I made for the June Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! Yahoooo! This is such a fun hop to be a part of! It's open to all customers and there are always so many beautiful entries and so much inspiration. Whenever I can, I like to join in this one! Maybe you will to? You have all day! CLICK HERE for details on the PTI blog! Sometimes PTI does an image inspiration, sometimes a color recipe and sometimes a sketch recipe. Well, this month, they did all three! For my card, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Helllooooooo! Happy Friday night! Yeah! A weekend awaits and I am blogging! I've missed ya this week. I have lots to share. I have a couple more watercolor technique cards I made last weekend and some other stuff too. How are you? Got any fun plans for the weekend? I hope you do! Me....I have no idea what I'll be doing, and to be honest, that's just okay with me! I know one thing that's 100% certain....Sleeping in tomorrow!! Here is card #1 with another SUPER cool watercolor technique from the Onlinecardclasses class I signed up for. I'll warn you,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! Just popping in with a SUPER FUN announcement! Something I've been keeping a secret for a little while...and I am so excited to share with you today! Taylored Expressions is going to have a big stamping event in October of this year....and I am going to be one of the instructors for the classes! I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this unique and fun event. It's going to be a great time! Maybe some of you can join us there? I sure hope so! For all the details, please CLICK HERE to go to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there friends! Whatcha up to this weekend? Did you get crafty? I hope your weekend was marvelous! I'm in the craft room this afternoon with my sidekick Mr. Buddy and I just finished a card I started yesterday. I have to tell you that I had THE BEST day yesterday!! I have been working lots of extra hours at work and feeling sorta burned out.... Yesterday I spent all day gettin' my craft on with a wonderful bunch of ladies. My friend Sharon hosts a scrapbooking day once a month - in her work conference room! Everyone gets two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful week! I'm finally getting around to watching all the videos and looking at the printouts from the 'Watercolor for Cardmakers' class I signed up for last month! Yay! I really have to find the time, ya know? I finally had some stamping time, so I got out the laptop and watched two of the videos (this is a great series by the way - totally recommend it) and made the two cards I'm sharing today. One of my cards is going to be my entry to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Howdy crafty friends! I am renewed with creative energy after spending the entire day in the crafty cave! The perfect way to end a really nice weekend. It's 105 degrees out today, so you bet your bippy I am NOT going outside! Got the AC on, and a nice big glass of water, and some new craft supplies! I finally took watched some of the videos for the Watercolor for Cardmakers class, and I made two watercolor cards that I'll share later. The main thing I played with today was the new Market Street Collection from My Mind's Eye. That... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hellloooooo friends! What's up with you this first week of June!? Um, yeah, I said JUNE! Another year flying by at the speed of sound! Whizzzzz....there it goes! Sheesh. Today is a special day in my life, a day that we have been celebrating for 21 years! Today is the anniversary of the day my hubs and I had our first date....June 4, 1993! Yikes. It's kinda corny, but we always make a special day out of this day. Tonight I left work on time (which felt weird) and we went out for a nice dinner. I got a beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! I was lucky enough to have some quality time in the craft room on this lazy Sunday afternoon. I didn't have a plan, nothing in mind that I wanted to make... Got out some watercolor paper...and a new die....and then some ink pads... And before you know it, I had every single Tim Holtz papercrafting item on my desk! LOL. I whipped up quite a frenzy in here! I love those kind of days! I love it when things just happen and I lose myself in the creative process. It rejuvenates me! I'm entering this card into Linda's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi peeps! Today is my Friday since I am off work tomorrow! WAHOOOOOOO! What's better than a three day weekend? A three day work week! Yeah, this old girl has been working hard and tomorrow she is ready to party!!! The hubs and I are going to the Bottlerock Napa Music Festival and we are really excited. Do you have a 'concert bucket list?' I do! It's my list of bands that I really want to see in concert. One of those bands has eluded me for a long time, and guess what? They are playing tomorrow night... The Cure!... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi! Flying by today with my entry for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Card! This week's theme is "The Artsy Stamp" and I chose a pretty bird stamp from Judikins as my 'artsy' starting off point. I'm sharing a fun technique today too - hope you like it! Here is my finished card, with a watercolor bird, some hand dyed ribbon and a pretty sentiment! The bird and the sentiment were both watercolored with stamps! Have you done this yet? The "enjoy" word is from Papertrey Ink. I stamped it in Corduroy Distress Ink and then gently put... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy Saturday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hope you have loads of fun things planned for the weekend. I worked six days in a row this past week and so I am beyond ready to have a few days at home and some crafty time! Before I get too far I just want to say, THANK YOU for your service to our country if you are a Veteran, a miltary wife, sister, mom or friend! My husband and I are both the children of veterans and we always try to be very patriotic and thankful that we live... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey friends! I have a fun announcement today! Five of us Taylored Expressions crafty gals have teamed up to feature some of the awesome TE Cutting Plates! And, guess what? Our cards are all being featured over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog! WOO HOOOOO! You will loooooove what everyone made, I assure you. AND, if you pop over there tomorrow there is a HUGE + AMAZING + FABULOUS prize giveaway worth over $150!! Yep, you read that correctly!! CLICK HERE to head over to the Scrapbook & Cards today blog! And, here is a little sneak peek of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello everyone! Nice to see you here with me today! Before I post anything else I just want to say a big giant thank you for all the love that has been coming my way! Thank you all for the nice comments here on my blog, on Facebook and on Instagram - regarding my entry for Gallery Idol. (see post below) Wow, I am so touched by how sweet everyone is. I think it was worth it to enter - just to read the nice things people said. Now I don't even care if I make it to the Top... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello sweet bloggy pals! I overcame a fear/phobia yesterday and decided to try something I've always wanted to try...but was too chicken to do! I made and entered a card into the Gallery Idol 2014 Contest! Yes, me, who is totally afraid to submit her cards to magazines... I did it! Wish me luck! Today I'm sharing the card I entered for Gallery Idol, which also was made with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in mind. Two birds. One stone. (One card) I am possibly a little obsessed with cute cloud stamps and dies right now. That's okay, right?... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda