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Wanda G
Northern California
I am a lucky girl and I have a good life.
Interests: Paper crafting, photography, coffee, college football.....and laughter!
Recent Activity
Happy Color Pop Day! I have some rustic and homey Thankgsiving place cards to share today, with pretty Autumn colors. I love sharing my Color Pop feature with you every month. Thanks for always joining in the fun with me here and on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too. What are we going to do once there aren't any more new colors!? The color for November has been announced (Lucky Clover) and then there is only one more! Today is installment number nine in the Color Pop Series on the SSS Blog. There is a lot of news and also... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi! Welcome to the BLOG HOP for the newest, latest and greatest release from Simon Says Stamp! This new release is called From All of Us and has some really cool products. Something for everyone! (You must check out these wood envelopes!) You might have arrived here from the amazing Suzy Plantamura's blog! If you want to start the hop at the beginning, CLICK over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog and you'll see the entire list. As always, there are fantastic prizes at every stop! Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit. Each blog has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
There's a new release today from Simon Says Stamp and it's called From All of Us! Heidi wanted to introduce a few REALLY cool and fabulous products for you. Tomorrow we will be doing a blog hop with loads of inspiration. Today, though, I wanted to share some clean and quick cards I made using the awesome Thanks Scallop Border Die. I made two cards with basically the same supplies - but giving two different looks. There is no stamping - and these would be good cards to make a big pile of and have on hand. I know I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! Don't have a card today! I do have a cool and fun project to share though! How is your week going so far? Did you buy your turkey? I drove by the grocery store last night and the parking lot was crazy-town! I'm glad I already did most of the shopping. Next week already! I'm excited for Thanksgiving and shopping and general holidaze! It's time people! Get ready! My lovely and amazing friend Brenda had the good fortune of receiving some beautiful birch tree branches from her neighbor a while back and we have been brainstorming what to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy weekend to you. Do you have big plans for your weekend? I'm up early in the studio today and trying to get a lot accomplished. I stayed up late last night watching the news from Paris and my heart is heavy. I'm really just trying to process all of the craziness in our world and focus on God and focus on being grateful for each day I am given. Prayers go out to everyone affected by all the terror in Paris and around the world today. Crafting is definitely my escape and I hope that in some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Don't freak out but it's only TWO WEEKS until Thanksgiving!! So, with that in mind I figured I had better make a Thanksgiving card to share with you! I went to the grocery store Tuesday night and bought our turkey. It seemed like the store was already mauled!! I got the last turkey of the kind we like - so I'm glad I got that checked off the list. It's been a busy week full of fun goings on. Last night I was over at the lovely Brenda Walton Studio crafting into the night making something fun to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi! I'm back today to share some a couple more projects I made with the beautiful new Create Joy Release from Simon Says Stamp! When I got all of these new products, the ideas flowed so easily and I just kept making things! There is something for everyone, from detailed and layered, to clean and simple. Today's cards are both clean and simple - great for mass producing and flat for mailing. I popped lots of color (as you know I like to do) and I just love the graphic nature of the dies I used. First up is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! We are back from our week at the ocean and I am refreshed and rejuvated (and older!) We celebrated my birthday this week with a trip to the central coast of California, my home state. It was wonderful! There were no crowds, we relaxed, we drove, we took a million pictures, we shopped, we ate some yummy food, we drank a lot of coffee, we walked, we wore sweaters, we breathed fresh air..... In other words, it was perfect! I had a really nice birthday! I am most me, and most calm, when I am near the ocean.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
UPDATED ON 11-9-15 ** BLOG PRIZE WINNER IS NANCY FAITH! YAY! Nancy - email me your address if we haven't yet connected! Thanks for the nice comments everyone! Hello crafty pals! I'm here with another vintage inspired project that I made for Brenda Walton Studio! I used the fun and versatile Sizzix Mini Correspondence dies along with the Brenda Walton Carte Postale Stamp Set to make a trio of pretty mini notes sure to brighten anyone's holiday! These little cards and envelopes have so many uses - you can put them on a present as a tag, tuck a note... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Wooooot wooooooot! It's my birthday today! Gonna party, like it's my birthday.... Yep, I'm a November baby! (A Scorpio! EEK!) It's my favorite month of the year! What is better than November? Um, nothing! There is my birthday (of course), and Football, and Leaves, and Thanksgiving, and sweaters, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes! It's all wonderful! It is the month when we try the most to be thankful and grateful and that is foremost in my mind as we start this new month. How sweet Autumn truly is. I'm so blessed...and so thankful for everything that has happened this year so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Happy Hallowwwweeeeeen! Today is also Color Pop day! I have a cool autumn inspired tag to share today - with a punch of violet! I love sharing my Color Pop feature with you every month. Thanks for always joining in the fun with me here and on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too. What are we going to do once there aren't any more new colors!? Today is installment number eight in the Color Pop Series on the SSS Blog. Does your favorite color change every month once you see the new one? I'm still hanging on to Twisted Citron!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hellooooo! Here I am again popping in with a fun and very jolly card! Today is my second post as a Guest Designer for My Favorite Things! Woooot wooooooot! Thanks to the lovely peeps at MFT for inviting me and giving me this honor! I was so happy to be involved in the fun this month! My last card for my Guest Designer gig was made with an adorable Pure Innocence image. Well, the other line of stamps that I am CRAZY about from MFT are the Birdie Brown stamps drawn by the amazing Torico. Remember those super cute Santas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
CLICK on the graphic above to go check out my friend Kelly's awesome blog! I am soooo excited that she chose me to be her {CASE}ing muse this week! Every week, she posts about one of her favorite crafters, asks them to answer a few interview questions, and uses inspiration from three of their projects so she can CASE them into one brilliant card of her own. Kelly is pretty fabulous I must say! The thing I love the most about her (after her awesome card making talent) is her super dry sense of humor. She is reeeeallly funny. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey! Welcome to my post for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! It's Christmas crafting again! Yes...back and forth...Halloween - Christmas - Halloween! It's enough to make a person go crazy. Good thing I'm already crazy! Are you having a good weekend? Hope so! you have all day to enter this fun blog hop. Maybe you will be inspired to make something pretty?! Every month for the blog hop I try to use brand new Papertrey Ink supplies. supplies didn't arrive until yesterday! I already sort of had an idea in my head, and as soon as that box... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey friends! Happy Friday! How are you? Did you have a good week? I've been a busy bee and that's just fine with me! It's been nice weather and I'm getting a lot done in the studio for upcoming projects! It's my birthday in a couple of weeks and we have a little mini ocean getaway planned. It's all good! October in the craft studio is sort of wonky.... Here's what I mean.... My brain is thinking Halloween, and leaves and Thanksgiving, but in the crafting world it's full-on CHRISTMAS! Do you know what I mean?? The floor in my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! SUPER excited today to share that I am one of the Guest Designers for My Favorite Things this month! YAHOOOOOO! You all know that I am such a fan of all the wonderful MFT products, and have been for years. When they asked me if I wanted to join was only one hot minute before I said YES! I'll be sharing two projects (one today and one next week) made with the delightful October New Release items. CLICK on over to the MFT Blog and check it out - they always have something really fun happening there!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi peeps! Happy Monday! Today when I woke up it was cold in our house! YAY! That makes me so incredibly happy! The weather has turned....I hope! I always sleep so much better when it's cold outside. I had a very nice and busy weekend...and hope you had a great one too. Friday I got to see Rob and Judi from Judikins who were here in town, and I had date night with my friend Stephanie at our favorite restaurant. Saturday night I had dinner with the very lovely Cindy Lawrence who was here all the way from the East... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Gosh!! It's getting close to Halloween already! I'd better hurry up and make some fun projects! LOL! Is that how you're feeling now too? Just two weeks until it's candy time! Today I'm sharing some sweet candy boxes I whipped up in no time. I used the adorable "Not So Spooky" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This was part of the giant Stamptember Release and I hadn't used it yet! I started by making my own patterned paper by repeatedly stamping the Happy Halloween sentiment in bright and fun colors. Then I used a punch board to make pillow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
The Create Joy Holiday 2015 Release from Simon Says Stamp is here! What an awesome collection of stamps and dies to kick off our seasonal crafting for this winter. I have been waiting to share with all of you. I've been a busy bee in my studio making all kinds of things with this release and now I can show you! Today we're doing a mega blog hop, with prizes on every blog. There is so much inspiration from everyone. I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee or tea and hop along with us! You might have arrived from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello creative pals! Lots going on this week! Yesterday was the release of the newest beautiful Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. The kit for November is available now! It has a great stamp set and gorgeous papers and some fun ephemera. It's perfect for Thanksgiving cards and other Autumn projects. I made two cards with the kit and I'm sharing them with you today! CLICK HERE for the card kits page! First up is this 'gratitude' card in traditional shades of gold and orange for Fall. I had fun stamping and putting this one together. I truly am grateful for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi creative friends! I have something fun to share with you today! The full blog is up on the Simon Says Stamp blog. I'm posting some sneak peeks for you here! I would love for you to go over to the SSS Blog to see the finished cards and also to enter for a prize package! Woot! This post is like a trip down memory lane, because my projects were made with awesome products from Taylored Expressions! I was on the TE design team for four years, and it's been a few months since I had the pleasure of working... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Good Afternoon everyone! One of the things I love about reading blogs is that my favorite bloggers take me along to places I would never be able to see, and show me wonderful things. Every once in a while I feel lucky enough to be able to do that share something fabulous with all of you! To bring you along with me somewhere special! Today I'm sharing photos from a magical place I visited yesterday. It's called the Theatre of Dreams and it is in Port Costa, California. The amazing artist behind the Theatre of Dreams is Wendy Addison.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello lovely creative friends! I'm so glad you stopped in today! it has been a busy few weeks on the blog and it's about to get a whole lot busier! The holidays are coming fast and it's the craftiest time of the year! Yay to that, right? So much to stamp and create and make.... I am so glad it's Fall. Mark and I had our wedding anniversary this past weekend and since we love Autumn that's why we chose October to get married. I am so lucky that crazy guy married me! Fall, for me, is a time of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! Today's post is F-U-N! We are doing a big blog hop to launch a new monthly kit program from Hero Arts. Today is the launch day for the first kit. It's a beauty! Perfect to get you started on your Christmas cards. Beautiful poinsettias that stamp in gorgeous layers.... The Hero Arts monthly kit program is called My Monthly Hero: Creativity In A Box. Every month they will feature an exclusive collection of new items only available through this kit program, with stylish new and exclusive designs, and inspiring techniques and samples. Each kit is available on the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
10-7-15 EDITED TO ADD CONTEST WINNER: Lucky comment #7 - Saundra! She has been notified and her prize pack is in the mail! Thank you everyone - look for more prizes coming in November! BOO! Did I scare you? Halloween is coming and that means it's time for treats (not tricks!) I simply adore making treats for Halloween. I love giving out candy to my friends and dreaming up creative ways to enjoy this fun and silly holiday! Today I'm sharing some retro/vintage Halloween Treat Bags I made using wonderful and clever dies from the Brenda Walton collection for Sizzix.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda