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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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Hello my dear crafty friends! It's Stamp-tember! Click here to read more about what amazing fun that means for us! Stamp-tember is a month long creative celebration put on by the lovely folks at Simon Says Stamp. This is the seventh year of Stamp-tember! I love it because it's a time for all of us to share inspiration and creativity with each other. All month there will be prizes and tutorials and inspiring things. You don't want to miss any of it!! Our creative community is so fun and it's great when we can all celebrate together. Many thanks to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Hope your weekend has been a fun one! Can you even believe that next weekend is Labor Day? Gosh! I'm not complaining though... because....FALL is coming! And that makes me super happy. Are your kiddos back in the school groove yet? Are you having changing temperatures? It's still hot as heck here but I'm ready anyway. Today is installment number six in my fun Color Pop Series with Simon Says Stamp. I love sharing this with you each month. What is your favorite color so far? I think mine is still Twisted Citron... Hmmm, that's a hard question... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello friends! It's time for another fun Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! Yeah! I had lots of fun making this card with my new PTI supplies that arrived on Saturday. I used the new Leaf Silhouette Dies and the pretty saying from the new stamp set called Pumpkin Patch. The inspiration image has the most beautiful warm, rich color palette and I used the colors as my 'take off' point for my card. All of my dies were cut with watercolor paper and then colored with different shades of Ranger Distress Inks. YUM. My finished card is a five and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Happy Friday crafty peeps! Made it through another week! I can definitely feel Fall in the air the past couple of days. It has finally started to cool off at night here and I'm pretty sure I saw a couple of leaves blowing across the road when I went out yesterday. YAY! I say bring it on! My favorite time of year. So, with that being said, I decided to make my first Autumn card today. It was inspired by back to school things I'm seeing everywhere (apples) and this pretty new paper pad I just got from Carta Bella... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Aloha friends! Happy Monday?? Already!? I hope you had a really nice weekend! For lots of people it was the weekend to prepare the kiddos to go back to school. Wow, seems like Summer really is coming to a close. I was in the studio yesterday trying to shake off my crabby mood (because of this lingering cold) and I was looking for some inspiration. Well, I hopped over to the MFT Challenge Blog and saw the current Sketch Challenge, and that was that! Inspired! And I was cheered right up. Lost myself in stamping and coloring for most of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! How are you?? Happy weekend! I have something really fun to share today. The newest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit is available for purchase now! I was lucky enough to get the kit early to make some projects. Yay! This kit is really funky and pretty and happy. I love the color palette and LOVE the stamp set. CLICK HERE TO SEE AND ORDER YOUR KIT! I know you're going to love it too. For my card I used the beautiful sentiment stamp and the balloons, along with some of the gorgeous patterned papers. I added some tiny... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Continuing with my theme of what inspires me this week... I have some fun and bright cards to show you! What has been inspiring me recently is the trend of watercoloring over images that have been embossed in white onto watercolor paper. This trend is BIG right now and it's so pretty and clean and classic. Pure stamping - back to our roots! I sat down in the studio yesterday and just picked and chose some pretty images that I thought would work with this technique... Well, I ended up making three cards! I'm going to share all three today,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Inspiration is all around us! I get inspired by almost anything and everything and this weekend was a feast for my senses in so many ways. (more later) Friday I was stumped about what to create - a card, a 3D project, a tag... And what style? What images? Sometimes, in the studio, I get overwhelmed by the possibilities! Especially when I am making a project 'just because.' So I will search around my space for something to inspire me. Sometimes it's a paper pad, sometimes it's a color combination, or a stamp set. The card I'm sharing today was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! I'm happy and excited to be sharing in the fun as the lovely Paulina hosts us on a blog hop featuring her newest dies and sequins! Yep, Pretty Pink Posh has three new die sets and loads of new sequins in the shop! Woot woot! I'm sharing two cards today featuring all three of the new dies. I used fun and fab stamp sets from Lawn Fawn on both cards. This is really a cheery post - hope you enjoy it. And, I hope you will complete the entire hop (list below). There are prizes! Paulina is giving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello crafty pals! What's up with you? Happy August! Yes, I said August! Yikes. I was out doing errands yesterday and stopped in at Michael's and it was FULL ON HALLOWEEN already! I am so not ready for that. Lots of cool stuff, though! I got what I needed and ran out of there in holiday denial. NO....I will not process Halloween yet! I'm still in Summer crafting mode! The project I'm sharing with you today shows you a way to use your craft stash in a totally different mode. I took the beautiful Poinsettia Swirls Dies (Sizzix by Brenda... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend planned. It's been three weeks since I left my corporate job and I think I am finally starting to relax a little. Gosh, I really didn't realize how completely stressed out I was. It's very hard for me to sit still, so I've been keeping myself busy with spending time with friends, and crafting and organizing. Getting my studio ready to be open and creative again in a new way. It feels really good to have some down time, and I am so fortunate. It's very gross and smoky... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Hope your week is going great so far. Summer keeps rolling on and there's no stopping it! EEEK, but if you go to Target, I think it's Fall already! LOL. I'm not ready yet.... Still enjoying those lazy days of Summer with lots of daylight and Farmers Markets and sunshine.... Today is installment number five in my fun Color Pop series. I love sharing this with you each month! I have with some news and updates about my this feature over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Blog! Today is the post for new ink color #6, which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello and happy weekend! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the peak of Summer time! Since leaving my job two weeks ago I have really been concentrating on resting and slooooooooowing myself down to a normal pace! It's been wonderful. And, because God is good and knows what I need, He sent me all sorts of friends to hang out with - - friends I hadn't seen in years! All of a sudden, friends are showing up in Sacramento for one reason or another...from Pennsylvania, from Oregon, from LA. Yes indeed. I am blessed. I can feel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
SOLD OUT AS OF 7-23-15 AT 10AM EST CHECK BACK BECAUSE I WILL POST MORE AS I GO THROUGH MORE THINGS. THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING! Hi everyone! It's time for some cleaning and reorganizing in the studio! I am very blessed to have so many awesome crafty things to play... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Items for Sale - A Blog Called Wanda
One of the many things that I need to buy for Stampcat Studio is new camera equipment for taking better quality photos, videos and Instagrams. New equipment would also allow me to upload videos and photos from the field, from CHA, and from classes. Please check out the full story... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Items for Sale - A Blog Called Wanda
Hey everyone! I'm here today with a fun post - helping my sweet, crafty friend Jenn Shurkus celebrate her TEN YEAR Blogiversary! WOO HOOOOO! Way to go Jenn! I was so delighted when she wrote and asked me if I would like to be part of her celebration! What did I say? Heck yeah! Jenn and I share the love of the ocean, distress inks, and our crazy felines. I truly hope that I can meet her in person one day... But for now she is my lovely blogging friend. The 'challenge' from Jenn was to CASE one of our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi there! It's time for another awesome release blog hop with Simon Says Stamp! Today we are celebrating the newest line of Summer stamping products, with the lastest SSS release called Splash of Color! Guess what? TWELVE more new ink colors! (YAY) Stamps! Dies! Everything you need to keep on craftin' in the good old Summertime. We have loads of fun projects to share with you today on this great hop. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE NEW RELEASE - AVAILABLE NOW! I'm the last stop on the hop this time around! So, be sure to click to the Simon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi crafty friends! Before starting anything else today I really have to say a super big heartfelt thank you for all of the wonderful comments you left on my last blog post. I literally can feel the love and support coming through the computer. You guys are such a blessing to me!!! And thank you for believing in me and being there. Wow! So much kindness in the world - renews my soul! THANK YOU! This month I am the guest designer over at the lovely Sweet Stamp Shop Blog! I'll be posting one card a week using their SUPER... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
I have this awesome wall hanging I made for a design team project and I do not have anywhere to hang it in my studio! It's been carefully wrapped in tissue paper since I made it. I would love it if someone wanted it for their craft room and could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Items for Sale - A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! This is going to be a very long post! So I hope you have some time to sit down and visit with me. I have so much to show and tell you! I have a big announcement to talk about and I also have a wonderful project to share. I took an amazing creative workshop yesterday, and I took lots of pictures! You'll see why, later in my post. I am so super grateful to have this blogging forum and to have all of you as my friends and colleagues to share my life with. I quit my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Stampcat Studio will be live soon! I am in the process of building my business website and loading content. This is a temporary link to find me. Thank you for clicking over to see what's going on! So happy to have you here and I look forward to doing business... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Stampcat Studio
HEEEEYYYYYYYY! I'm back! Where did I go? Who knows? Whew, been super busy and not crafting a whole lot. But here I am. And I have a really fun and special card to share today! There is so much going on in my life right now. Dang. I'll share more, but let's just say that I'm inside a Ninja blender the past couple of weeks. But things are going to calm down here soon and that's a good thing. Plus, this weekend I'm going to an AWESOME crafty class with two of my very favorite crafty gurlz. I'll be sure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Happy 4th of July Weekend! I get tomorrow (Friday) off work, so it's almost the start of a lovely Summer long weekend for me! How about you? What are your plans? I hope you have a wonderful time - whatever it is that you end up doing. I would love to barbeque and hang out and just enjoy the sunshine. We don't have any real firm plans, and I kind of like it that way. Life has been kinda hectic, so whenever I can grab some quiet time - I do! I have a really fun project today - I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everybody! Happy Summer! It's officially the middle of Summer and there is a lot going on! Hope your week is going well. I'm excited for a three day holiday weekend. No big plans - the hubs and I are thinking of taking a photography class on Friday but we're still undecided. Something about it being 110 degrees outside kinda cooks my brain and slows me down! Do you have fun 4th plans?? Be sure to check in with me later in the week because I have a neat-o patriotic project to share! I am blogging today with some news... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello! It's time for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop today! The inspiration image was such a good one this time, I just had to make a card! And, probably my favorite thing = Flowers + Stripes! A match made in heaven. This color scheme was one I would never use, but it ended up being Summer-y and classy and cool all at the same time. See what you think! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a blessed day! XOXO I used the Diagonal Stripes Cover Plate and the Oopsie Daisy dies. I also used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda