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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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Happy Saturday! WOOOO HOOOOOOOO! Yes! I'm all about sleeping in, crafting, and college football today! OMG I needed a weekend. How about you? Hope you had a good week and that your weekend is off to a smashing start. You know I have been in the Fall mode lately - lots of leaves and seasonal themes. Today when I sat down to make something I thought 'how can I maybe make something a little bit different for Fall?' So it came to me! A Fall bouquet of flowers! I love it when people make those pretty arrangements with flowers and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Thank you for all the very kind words, comments and emails you all sent me after my last blog post. This crafty community fills my soul with love and joy. Thanks for being you! I'm so grateful to know that people care. Sometimes that is all a person needs, right? XO Just popping in to share a quick and easy project I made last weekend! A Starbucks gift card holder box all jazzed up! I haven't had time to stamp this week - still super busy at work... But, I had a fun day with my friend Sharon... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Where do I begin today.... I'm tired? No, that's no good. But it's true. I'm a little worn down around the edges lately and trying to get my groove back. It's just a phase I guess, and we all have 'em. I am a really happy-go-lucky sort of gal who always likes to keep it positive and optimistic. This past week has tested me, though. I'm walking on through it, with the help of God. He is forging me into something stronger and I feel it as sure as anything I've ever felt. So, today I'm keeping it low key...stayed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi peeps! We interrupt this regularly scheduled Fall programming to bring you some more watercolor butterflies! LOL. I know it's not really an Autumn thing, but I really wanted to share this card with you! I made it a while ago, but I had to wait to post it until the person got it in the mail! Hee hee. Super stealth right? You know that I'm seriously crazy for WPlus9 stamps. Well, these new butterflies are a MUST HAVE! I had a great time coloring these pretties.... Remember to go check out the WPlus9 channel on YouTube to see how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! I'm back today with more Fall crafting craziness! I stayed up late last night stamping and relaxing. Really what I needed. I worked so many hours this past week and I was brain dead Friday night when I came home from work. The one sure fire way to get me back in my groove is to spend the day (and night) crafting. (And watching college football) I have some cool things in the works to share later. I started Bible Journaling and did my first page yesterday. (You can see a sneak peek on Instagram) I will probably write... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! What's shakin'? Hope you're having a great week. It's flying by, isn't it, with the holiday this week and all. I'm ready for another weekend - how about you? One of my favorite things to look forward to at the beginning of each month is the new Tim Holtz Tag! I love the 12 Tags of 2014 so far, don't you! I couldn't wait to see the one for September, and Mr. Holtz did not disappoint! I made my tag right away this month, because last month I ran out of time and never got it done.... I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy friends! Hope you're having an awesome Labor Day weekend! It's September 1st, so I'm gonna go ahead and call it Autumn! YEAH! Happy Fall everyone!! If you've followed me for a while then you KNOW that Fall is my very favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, cozy sweaters, apples, leaves, hot coffee drinks, football, my birthday, my wedding anniversary, pumpkin flavored anything...you get my drift! So, as soon as the calendar turns over from August to September I say it's time to start Fall crafting!! If it wasn't 98 degrees here yesterday, I might just bust... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! I am SO super excited to finally share this set of projects today. I've been working on this post for a couple of weeks because I was having so much fun and just kept adding things! Fall is just around the corner (yay!), so this will be my last official post of Summer. I thought it was fitting to end the season with sweet summer strawberries in a basket! Don't strawberries just scream "Summer" to you!? Where I live there are little strawberry stands on the corners and you can eat so many you could burst. We've been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Weekend! How's it going? We just got home after watching our nephew play football this afternoon. It was a wonderful day out at the park and he played really well. He has worked so hard all Summer and we are so proud of him in his starting position this year. He is twelve and already has a good head for the game. Can't wait to watch him grow into his own... We came home and made dinner, and now I'm finally getting around to posting the card I made this morning! I made this card for the Mama Elephant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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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 Aug 20, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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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 Aug 17, 2014 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! :-)