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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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Hi everyone! How's your week going? I got some rare time in the crafty cave after work today. Yay! So I searched around for a fun challenge.... And, wouldn't you know it, The Paper Smooches Challenge for this week is "anything goes!" Double Yay! I went and got out all my fun Paper Smooches stamps and went through them until an idea hit me! Bam! Coffee.... I made a clean and simple card using a fun layout. Hope ya like it! I used three different stamp sets. One of the very best things about Paper Smooches is that the stamps... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
YAYYYYYY! BIG GIANT CONGRATS TO YOU CHEIRON!
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Hello my friends! What a nice weekend I'm having! Whew - too much fun for one girl. Friday I left work early and the DH picked me up from the office to go to a concert! We went to see Counting Crows at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. What an amaaaaaazing show! Wow. They have been on my concert list for quite some time and I was so happy to see them here at (their/our) home. (Fun fact - I actually went to college with the lead singer of Counting Crows!) The weather was gorgeous, the beer was cold, the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Okay, here's what.... I'm STILL addicted to watercoloring everything! ACK! I can't stop myself. That's okay, though, right? And, I'm also currently (re)addicted to my woodgrain paper! LOL. Do you go in phases with your supplies like that? What are you obsessed with right now? Today I'm sharing a clean and simple butterfly thank you card that I watercolored. I need to give a shout out to the super talented and sweet Dawn from WPlus9. She is so generous with her knowledge and her amazing videos. Seriously...whew. CLICK HERE to see her video page. I sat in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Ahoy there my friends! Summer is winding down...so I figured I would keep on sharing some more Summer projects while there's still time! LOL. It will be time to start thinking Fall here before we can blink an eye! You know I love some nautical shabby chic, and that's just what I have for you today! Flowers, pink, anchors, sequins...yay! And a beautiful Bible verse too. I was rattling around in my craft room this morning, organizing and what not. Nothing would come to me...I had no idea what to make today. Then, I spied this gorgeous Webster's Pages paper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Cheers! Hope you're having a great week! It's already Wednesday?! Our heat wave has broken here in Sacramento and that makes me happy again. Also, I can feel the very slightest hint of Autumn in the air,and that makes me VERY happy. Last weekend I had a fun time at my friend Sharon's scrapbooking/crafting event. At the event, I made a cheery card using some brand new stamps from Reverse Confetti. Fabulous Flamingos is the name of the stamp set, and it literally just came in the mail last week. I looooove it! To me, flamingos just say - Florida... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello and Happy Saturday my crafty friends! YAY! It's the weekend and I'm stamping! What's better than that? Nothing! Okay, maybe if someone brought me a pitcher of margaritas - that would be better! LOL. It's been a creative day here in my crafty bee hive and I'm excited to show you my card for today! But first, can I share some super cool and fantabulous news? My seahorse tag was picked as a winner by Tim Holtz for July's 12 tags of 2014!! No, I'm totally NOT kidding! My heart skipped a beat yesterday when I went on Tim's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my friends! I did something really rare last night....I came home and stamped after work! Yep, I left on time instead of staying late and after dinner went into the crafty cave. Yeah! It made me so happy to create after a long day at the office. Before I share my card for today I have some fun news! I was sooooo excited this morning to see that I was the inaugural winner of the Mama Elephant Challenge! There were so many great entries that I cannot believe they chose my card. I'm so thankful. And, I get a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I'm inspired! Now to think of something to make..... Have a great day PTI peeps! :-)
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Hi peeps!! I hope everyone doesn't mind two cards in a row using red and aqua! Seems like I've found myself on a roll with these colors. Today's card was inspired by a sheet of beautiful floral patterned paper.... I was searching for a challenge to enter and found a good one with the first place I checked - The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's theme is "Emboss it" and that's just what I did! My card incorporates two kinds of embossing - heat embossing (the gold anchor) and dry embossing (the tiny anchor embossing folder)... Yippeeeee!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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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 beautiful....it has birds, and gingham...and a doily, and flowers, and a banner...and hearts!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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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 Jul 20, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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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
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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
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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! :-)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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