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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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It's March now, so I'm going to officially declare it Spring time! I know so many of you are still stuck under snow drifts and icicles...but here where I live it's allergy-flowers-grass-bunnies-blooms time already! I have been taking the Claritin for a month! (But I totally digressed right there). It is Spring, and to me, now it's time for lovely soft pastels in my crafting, and time for renewal and hope and happiness. I have a really special Spring Garden project to share with you today! I don't really even know where to start with this one...There are loads of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Yesssss! OMG I am sooooooo excited to share this card today! I went down to Scrapbook Territory last week and got my new LAWN FAWN goodies and could not wait to ink them up! The new Lawn Fawn stuff was very high on my list of 'must haves' from CHA. The stamps are just so happy! So I was already excited... Then....I saw that Barb was hosting a Simon Says Stamp + Lawn Fawn Flickr Challenge! A match made in heaven if you ask me! The theme for the Flickr challenge is Craft with Kraft using Lawn Fawn... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy! Yes, another month has FLOWN by and it's time again for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! This month, there was no specific theme, just a gorgeous inspiration image (it's shown below in my post). The color palette really spoke to me as did the shape/graphic nature of the image. I knew I wanted to try something new here! I tried to re-create the cool mosaic feeling of the inspiration image and used the luscious colors of aqua, pink, purple, and blue.... And, since Spring is coming, I put some butterflies on it! Here is my completed card: I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there crafty friends! There is A LOT going on lately and I just wanted to take a minute on this post to sort of catch up and make announcements. Whew. Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm going to spend all day in the craft studio stamping and watching Oscar pre-pre show, pre-show, red carpet, and show! LOL. Yep, it's like the Super Bowl of movies! I think I like all the 'before' stuff better than the actual show! I stocked up on popcorn and snacks too. Do you love to watch the Oscars too? So let's get started... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Well, the day is finally here! We've all been teasing you for a while on Facebook and Instagram... And now it's time to reveal the entire new release for Spring from Simon Says Stamp! We have a super fun blog hop today to give you some stamping inspiration! Hop to it! That's what this awesome new release is called! Have a great time looking at the new items and the ideas along the way. CLICK HERE to start at the beginning of the hop! Simon Says Stamp is sooooo generous that each blog on the hop has a prize package... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty friends! Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Tomorrow is Chinese New Year so I'm posting a fun card I made to mark the occasion. I love to make festive and pretty cards for this special celebration. CLICK HERE to see some of my other Chinese New Year cards from years' past. I have lots of friends who celebrate this beautiful cultural tradition. Do you and your family celebrate the Lunar New Year too? This year is the Year of the Sheep. Is it your year perhaps? CLICK HERE for the list of the years and the corresponding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy sweetheart day! Hope you have a fun day with your sweeties today. I'm so fortunate to have an awesome valentine - and I never take that for granted. It's our 22nd VD together this year! My hubs is the best a girl could ask for. I am spoiled way more than I deserve, truly. God sent me this man to take care of me and be my protector and warrior. My best friend. Someone who puts up with me (which is harder than it might seem at first!) A blessing. Today we will go and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Just popping in today with a quick and easy project for a Valentine card! I am so sad that it's almost time to stop making Valentines! Do you have fun plans for this weekend? Are you celebrating with your favorite sweetie? The hubs and I haven't come up with any grand plans but I'm sure we will spend the day together in some way. We are not really 'fancy dinner' kind of people... So maybe we'll catch a movie or go for a drive. I'd love to hear your Valentine plans! One of my mostest favoritest craft people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HI FRIENDS! Oh my goodness, I have been soooo dying to share this project with you all week! It has been a super stressful work week with lots of extra hours and this girl is so tired. I haven't had the energy to do anything except flop on the couch after work! I made this project over the weekend and just haven't made the time to sit down and edit the photos and write a proper blog post. BUT, finally, here I am! Got some college hoops on TV in the background in the craft room and a kitty at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi! Happy Weekend! Happy February! Happy Super Bowl Day! Dang, there's a lot going on today! LOL. I am in full on Valentine mode and trying to get cards made before the holiday comes and goes. Don't you loooooove to make Valentines? Yesterday in the craft room I challenged myself to do some challenges! I found two that I thought would go together nicely - a sketch and a technique! I made a Clean and Simple (CAS) card using watercoloring with markers and then used a cool sketch to put it all together. I'm entering this card in the CAS(E)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends....Happy humpday! How are you this week? I'm having a good week and we are having beautiful weather where I live - so grateful right now to live someplace warm. Good wishes going out to all of my East Coast friends right now. Today I'm sharing a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! The theme last week was "Hearts" but I never quite got my stuff together to get a card made for that one... Well, this week the theme is 'Anything Goes' and I decided to make a heart/love card! Everything in my craft... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Happy weekend! What are ya doing? I'm having a super busy weekend (spending part of it at work boo) and I'm so excited to be hopping along today in the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop for January! The theme for this month is "hearts" and that is right up my alley at the moment. I really enjoy making Valentine projects - they are so happy and feminine. When I saw the theme for the blog hop I got out one of my most favorite PTI stamp sets of all time - With all my Heart. Man, I love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! I'm here today to share a happy card that I made for the MFT Color Challenge! When I popped over to the MFT blog and saw this beautiful color combination, I wanted to play right away! I went through my MFT stash and found some cute dies and stamps that I hadn't used yet and this is what happened! You warm my heart...just like coffee... LOL. CLICK HERE to see the MFT Challenge blog post, and all the other entries! Here is my shabby chic version of that gorgeous color combo! I used pretty patterned papers and got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty peeps! Happy Saturday! What are you up to this fine January weekend? Are you crafting? Resting? Finally taking down Christmas decorations? I hope you're having a great Saturday so far. I am still trying to get back into my routine and my real life after being away for a week at CHA. I only went to work on Thursday and Friday - but it seemed like five days! LOL. My crafty mojo has not returned. I have tons of ideas swirling around in my head, but nothing is coming to fruition yet... Hmmmm. Yep, this happens from time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! I'm back home after an awesome, amazing, creative, fun, happy trip to LA for the CHA Show! Wow, was I gone six days?? It seemed like a few minutes! Lots of you followed along with me on Instagram and on my Facebook page - thank you! I'm not going to repost all my photos so if you want to look please CLICK HERE for Instagram or CLICK HERE for Facebook. (You DO NOT need to have accounts to see the photos!) Did you miss me? I missed all of you! We had rain the first two days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! How is your week going? I hope your week, and your new year, are both off to a great start! I'm just popping in today with some news and updates. I was hoping to get one more card made and posted before tomorrow, but I just ran out of time! Tomorrow morning I'm getting up super early and driving to Anaheim for the 2015 CHA Show! I am so beyond excited and ready to get there and hug my friends, and see all the new products, and see my projects on display! (YAY!) I'm getting my things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE! My Season's Givings Blog Hop winners are: Virginia P (FL) Taunya Butler Congratulations ladies! Email me - and give me your mailing addresses! My email is stampcatwg@aol.com Thank you to ALL OF YOU (229 of you!) who left a comment on my Season's Givings Blog Post! I had so much fun reading all of the comments and I really just love to hear from everyone. I'm so grateful for the new followers and new friends made via this great blog hop! Hope you had just as much fun as I did!! What a great concept - and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015! MANY BLESSINGS FOR AN AMAZING YEAR AHEAD! Thank you very much for coming by today as we celebrate "Season's Givings" with a giant blog hop and awesome prize giveaways! I was so happy to join this great hop and I hope you are having fun looking at everyone's blogs! What a great way to start off the new year right? The entire link list is further down in my post. And every blog has a prize! There are all kinds of great things to look at! This blog hop is all about us thanking YOU, our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Oh my goodness! FIVE YEARS! How can that be? How is it possible that I started this journey five years ago already? And who would have known how much fun this would be!? Here it is time to celebrate my FIVE YEAR blogaversary and do my end-of-the-year wrap up for 2014. I love doing this every year, and it helps me reflect on the past years, and also chronicle stats and numbers. SO fun! Just to see what I wrote, I clicked back to my VERY FIRST BLOG POST and read it yesterday! When I began blogging, I would never... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey crafty friends! Did you survive Christmas in one piece? Have you recovered yet? Lol. I hope you all had a marvelous holiday and are doing well. With New Years right around the the corner next week I figured I'd better get going on some crafty projects to celebrate 2015! This card was inspired by the AMAZING new paper collection from Teresa Collins that I bought at Joann's last week. It is soooo gorgeous - lots of gold with bright white and aqua. Bam. SO pretty. Then I saw Linda's beautiful card for the AAA Card Challenge and the theme... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Warm Wishes from my home to your home - and I hope you have the best Christmas ever! I hope you are surrounded by those you love and that you are enjoying the magic of the holiday wherever you are! What a wonderful day - to remember the birth of Jesus and to relax in the company of friends and family. It's perfect! We are having a low key holiday at our house and I am very happy about it. So much going on the past few weeks, and now the holiday is here and *poof*... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi guys! So, in case I wasn't already busy enough, I decided to make a couple more Christmas cards yesterday! I have SO many IDEAS in my head for Christmas and the time ran out on me! I made one to share today and one last one to share on Christmas day. How is your weekend going? I'm having a blast! Stamping and crafting all day yesterday. What a nice day. Today we'll get back into the holiday frenzy, but a break from the outside world was needed. Hope you are doing great! Today's card was inspired by everything Ralph... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!! DON'T FREAK OUT!!! Oh yeah, too late! My to do list is way longer than my days, and time is a runnin' out! Do you say it every year too? "Next year I'm starting early!" Okay, so you guys have to remind me in August to start working on things! LOL. Why is there never enough time to just enjoy the magic of the season? Everyone is rushing around with a sad face and driving too fast and looking frazzled. I am making myself be mindful each day of the reason we celebrate Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Wow, a lot has happened since I last blogged and I have lots to get you caught up on. I hope your week is going well, and I'm sure everyone is knee deep in holiday preparations. I literally cannot believe Christmas will be over and done 10 days from now. Sheesh. Every year...I'm behind. It's not like the date is a surprise or anything! I am just never ready. I still have not sent out Christmas cards or started wrapping presents! Last night I did attend a really wonderful Christmas concert at church with one of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey bloggy friends! I hope you are having a smashing week! Today is my hubs' birthday so a big shout out to my better half today! Woot Woot! Love you honey! Later tonight we'll be grabbing some dinner together and then on Saturday I think we'll make a trip to San Francisco to celebrate some more. It's raining cats and dogs (and hamsters and everything else) this week. I know we need the rain but this is kind of crazy. Our poor state has been very dry for so long...Now it's coming all at once. Oh my goodness. How can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at A Blog Called Wanda
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