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Wanda G
Northern California
I am a Creative Professional - Designer, Photographer, Blogger and Social Media Expert. Specializing in Paper Crafts and Cardmaking
Interests: Photography, Paper Crafting, Blogging, Coffee, College Football and hanging out with my creative friends.
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Hi everyone! It's my favorite time of the month - PTI Release Week! Starting today, I'll be posting for five days in a row, sharing all of the projects I made for the August release! Woot! All of the products are now available in the Papertrey Ink store. CLICK HERE to shop what's new! As usual I have ten projects to show you in the next week. Most of the items this month are Autumn and Halloween related, but I did manage to throw in some other goodies too. I hope you're as excited as I am! Thanks for coming... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative and crafty friends! Happy Saturday! Did you have a great week? I hope you did! I've been pretty busy and that is a very good thing! The weather finally turned and it's been cool in the mornings which I love. I've been going to lots of meetings and doing some photo shoots and I'm super grateful to be this busy with work! Looking forward to a creative weekend as well. What are you up to? Have you been following along on the Papertrey Ink Blog looking at all the posts from the new release? It's time to start... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends - and new crafty friends! Welcome to my stop on the super fun blog hop we're having to celebrate the 5th birthday of Neat & Tangled Stamps! WOOOOHOOOOO! Big congratulations to Danielle and her entire crew for achieving this milestone in business. Neat & Tangled stamps are so cute, fun and innovative. I was so excited to be asked to participate in the big hop this week! And, it is a BIG hop! Five days worth of hopping to be exact! CLICK HERE to go to the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all the news for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" August Card Kit blog hop! As usual, I'm so happy to see you today and share a fun card with you and some new stamping products from Hero Arts! Happy August! The light is changing and I can almost smell the change of seasons. That makes me so super happy. Bring on Fall! The Hero Arts Kit this month is jam packed with cool and unique and whimsical space themed items. Think stars, and clouds and constellations...and the zodiac signs! All the kit contents and the add-ons work together to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! Oh gosh, I haven't blogged in a week! Can't remember the last time that happened! I've missed you guys, and missed sharing something crafty during the past week. Thought I would pop in and say hi and let you know I'm still here! How is your week going? It's another scorcher here in Sactown. Fall is 50 days away, but who's counting? (I totally am) You can tell by my last blog post that I'm already looking forward to Fall crafting. My favorite season of the year and my favorite time to get crafty! What have I been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings! Hope you're having a great week! Make sure to enter the prize drawing from my last post! Entries end tomorrow night! I'm so loving hearing all of your planning ideas!! Today I'm here to feature Throwback Thursday for Papertrey Ink! It's when we look back at an older stamp set or die and come up with some fresh and fab ideas! I LOVE doing Throwback Thursdays! I always end up using some supplies that have been on the shelf too long and always have a good time! Today we are featuring the Instant Photo Pull Out Dies! Be sure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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7/30/17 EDITED: MY LUCKY PRIZE WINNER IS CHRIS L! SHE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS EVERYONE! Hey everyone! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We had a very quiet weekend and it was nice. I went to meet some fellow awesome girl bloggers for coffee and work on Sunday morning. What a treat! We all brought our laptops and worked and gabbed. Much more fun to work with friends (and coffee!) Today I'm sharing something fun and cheerful - planner stamping! You know that I've been bitten by the planner bug, and stamping in my planner? Perfect!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! Thanks for joining me all week as I've been introducing and sharing brand new projects and products from the July Papertrey Ink new release! It has been a whirlwind of creativity and sharing and I've loved it! I hope you've been inspired all week and hope that your creativity is flowing and that you are having fun in your studio too! I wish I could peek into your craft spaces and see what all of you are making too!! Happy Thursday, or as I like to say, Happy Friday Eve! All of the new products for the July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi again! Or should I say ALOHA! Because today I'm sharing fun tropical treats! You have probably already long ago figured out that I love anything tropical and fruity for crafting and creating! When I saw these new PTI dies in my mailbox I squealed with delight! I'm here today introducing the new Fruit Salad dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink as part of my July release week project countdown! Hurray! Everything new for the July release is available now in the PTI Store! I used the watermelon and the pineapple dies for my treats today, but there is also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I'm back! Day three of Papertrey Ink Inspiration week for the July new release! Happy to see you again so soon! Today I'm featuring a sweet and pretty new floral stamp set called Stemmed Statements. This stamp set has tons of floral images just right for cards, and also has matching dies. I thought these images were perfect for watercoloring! Everything in the new July release is available now in the PTI Store. I hope you've found some things that you like this month. I kind of loved everything this month!!! Wait until tomorrow's post!! YEAH!! For today's card, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Let's start this week off right by continuing to share new Papertrey Ink projects from the July release! How does that sound? I hope you had a great weekend! It was H O T again where we live. Dang, I'm longing for a sweater and a Pumpkin Spice Latte right about now. We stayed kind of close to home this weekend and cooked and worked on our backyard (and writing blog posts of course!) I have lots of fun things to look forward to this week so I'm ready to rock n roll. Today I'm featuring... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Yipppeeee, it's finally time to share all my design team projects from the July Papertrey Ink new release! I'm so happy, I'm bursting at the seams...so hard to keep all these projects secret the past week! The entire new release went live for purchase last night at 10pm EST. Did you already order? Or, are you waiting to see some more projects from everyone? There will be inspiration the next five days in a row from all of us so be sure to stop by each day to see me! And, hope you're having a lovely weekend! My... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi creative and crafty friends! It's time to start the festivities for the July Papertrey Ink new release! The fun started on the 9th with our monthly intro/sneak peek video and we will continue to share projects on our design team blogs and on the PTI blog all the way through the 20th. So, lots of inspiration coming your way in the next week! All of the new release items will be available for purchase in the Papertrey Ink Store on July 15th at 10pm EST. This month is definitely one of my favorite releases ever! I have TEN projects... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! It's Monday...and it's July 10th. There is huge significance in this date on the calendar for me, and I wanted to take just a few moments to write about it here. My blog is my creative space, but it has also served as kind of a life journal for me over the past eight years. I journal here, and write my thoughts about important events, and I like to go back and read to see where I was and how I was feeling - as well as how my art has changed over time. Today is the two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Friday! (Already?) And just like that, the 4th of July is over and we are full on into Summer! It's 108 degrees where I live again today so I have Summer/Tropical crafting on my mind. Hope you have a fun weekend planned. I'm going to a photography exhibit Saturday night with the hubs, and then to a cool planner meetup on Sunday (yes, I've gone all in on the planner craze!!) Then dinner with some local bloggers Sunday night. Can't wait for all the great activities. I have a really fun project to share today with you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Good morning and Happy 4th of July!!! Do you have some fun plans for the day?? We have no plans!! That's our plan, LOL. My husband had to work yesterday and he has to work tomorrow, so I think we are going to have a nice day at home. I'll cook us up some festive food and we'll hang out. Maybe some local fireworks in our neighborhood. Some of our neighbors really put on great shows! I'm popping in today to wish you a nice holiday and share a patriotic card! I got out some OLD stamps for this one!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" July Card Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! Happy Monday! Happy 4th of July week! The Hero Arts Kit this month is full of Summer Garden themed products to inspire us by the beauty of nature! The Kit features awesome stamps, loads of dies, cool and interesting papers, and even a Distress Oxide Ink Pad! The add-ons give you even more versatility with the garden and floral themes. My card for today was inspired by the the simple beauty of summer flowers. I made two cards... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy July! Hope you're having a great weekend so far, and hope you have some fun plans for the 4th! We are having a mellow weekend around the house. I'm doing lots of crafting and blogging. It's been peaceful and nice. Our weather is about perfect right now and we spent some time in the yard yesterday morning and all the flowers are doing so well!! I have something very exciting to share today. I've had to keep it under wraps for a while, and now I can finally tell you about it! My dear, sweet, and super... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? It's finally cooled off here in Sactown, and I could not be happier! I'm having a very creative week! Getting caught up on projects in the studio and feeling good about things. Waiting for my PTI design team box for July to arrive so I can get inky on it all (AWESOME things to come)! Before too much time goes by I want to tell you all about our event we went to last Saturday night. A few of you have asked me about it, and I really want to share it,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellllllooooooo and Happy Monday! Monday??? Dang this weekend went by fast! I am really happy to share with you today that I am the guest designer for WPlus9! Yeah! Gosh, I have been a fan of WPlus9 forever! Gorgeous images and great techniques. I love their style! I am excited to have been invited to stamp along with Dawn and the rest of the talented crew there. For my card, I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use - Modern Peonies! I have had this set for a while, but never inked it, and I've had an idea... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Happy Weekend!! Are you crafting this weekend? What do you have planned? Are you working on Summer projects? I'm having fun stamping with all kinds of bright colors for the season! I thought I would do something a bit different today, and do a spotlight feature post on one of my favorite craft companies. As I look around my studio lately I'm noticing that so many of my tools that I use every day are from Tonic Studios. They have really come on strong recently with amazing and fun new products, beautiful packaging and high quality studio tools. Most of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? Today I'm here to share another fun Throwback Thursday feature from Papertrey Ink! A couple times a month, we feature an older stamp set. I love doing this! Today's stamp set is Enjoy The Ride! I remember when I bought this set! Many years ago - I made loads of cards with it! It's a cute little car with awesome sayings and teeny tiny sentiments to go inside the license plate. SO adorable. I found some paper in my stash that matched perfect and created a clean and simple card for today.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there my crafty girl squad!! How are you this week?? I have another post going up tomorrow, but I really wanted to pop in and share some things today before too much time passed by. I wanted to tell you about the Nor Cal Planner Meetup I went to this past weekend! And I found an amazing new paper collection to share with you also (and it's all on sale too). So, I had a wonderful three day girly weekend with friends last weekend. I left on Friday morning and came home Sunday afternoon. It was entirely too much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I have TWO blog posts today! Yowza! Happy Monday! I had the best weekend! I'll write more about it later, I promise. I have too much to share today that I'm excited about. I'm showing you the last two projects I made for the Papertrey Ink June 2017 Release. I have one card to share, and one treat box idea (I love making treat boxes!) Have you enjoyed the new release? Everything is available now in the PTI store! Today's products being featured are the Petal Box Dies and the Cutaway Tags Summer stamps and dies. YAY! Papertrey Ink has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda
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I have two blog posts today! It's Monday! I'm excited about being the guest designer for Waffle Flower again today! Thanks for the nice response to my last post for them! I simply adore everything from Waffle Flower! I think I've pretty much bought everything since getting home from CHA. Can't wait to see what they do next! Today's card features some big, bright, and bold florals from the Pretty Wings stamp set. I used warm Summer colors of red, orange and yellow! My card started with an A2 card base made from wood grain cardstock. Then I used the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Blog Called Wanda