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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! Monday??? Dang, how did that happen? This holiday weekend went by fast, I guess, because we were having fun! Time to get back in the groove. My husband was off work last week so my routine was wonky and it's the holidays... Oh, I think I need a nap! LOL. Thanks for all the comments on my last blog post. I really enjoyed reading about everyone's favorite crafty product. Hands down, the MISTI was the winner! Everyone's favorite tool! You have until the end of today to leave a comment to be entered into my prize drawing! Thanks... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy crafty people! It's Black Friday! Shop til you drop! I loooooove shopping and having fun this time of year. It's a 20 year tradition now for me and my husband to go out and shop on the day after Thanksgiving! We have a good time and drink lots of coffee and enjoy watching the ice skaters at our local rink and, well, all of it! We had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too! A few years ago I did a post about my favorite things for Spring crafting, and I thought it would be fun... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings of Thanksgiving to you! I'm sitting here on the evening before Thanksgiving, and taking stock of everything that I have to be grateful for. It's a very long list and I'm blessed and fortunate in so many ways. I think it's really important each day to remember to count your blessings. I have worked that into my morning routine quiet time and it's helped me a lot. The holiday season is so hectic and crazy and this is our one last moment of quiet before the madness begins. My husband and I always stay home on Thanksgiving Day and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there! Happy Weekend! Welcome to the Holiday Release Week Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp! There are so many new and fun products that launched this week! So, we had to have a blog hop to share it all with you! The projects on each blog today were made from the three new product lines that came out this week. Yahoo! Lots of creative inspiration for you today. You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog! The full link list of bloggers is at the bottom of my post! Thank you for coming by today - happy to have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Whew! Okay, so I'm trying to keep everything straight this week! I thought I would pop in and do a really quick blog post with news and announcements! There were THREE releases of new (and awesome) things this week from Simon Says Stamp!! Yes, THREE! The December Card Kit launched on Monday. The Advent Plus Release launched on Thursday. And, now the super amazing Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Card Kit is launching tonight! I made cards with everything! Yippeee! Check my last few blog posts for samples and tips and tricks with the two first new items. Tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty and creative friends! This week is JAM PACKED with good stuff! Whoa! I don't know whether I'm coming or going....been trying to keep up with myself! LOL. What I mean is there is so much awesome stamping stuff happening! Saturday is a big blog hop again!! I hope you will pop by here!! Today I'm sharing a really fun card (I've been dying to share this one!) made with three of the new stamp sets from the latest release from Simon Says Stamp. The release has four stamp sets, two die sets, and envelopes and tags. It's perfect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everybody! Welcome to my stop on this amazing blog hop today! We are hopping to celebrate the launch of the November Release from Altenew Stamps! This is such a beautiful release and I know this hop is going to be fabulous. I am very lucky and blessed to be stamping with this great group of ladies today. The full hop list is at the bottom of my post, along with PRIZE information! Yeah! The November Altenew Release is 17 new stamp sets and 8 new die sets! WOWZA! It's all gorgeous and innovative, just like everything Altenew does! I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! It's Sunday night here in California, but it's already Monday at Simon Says Stamp Headquarters! So, happy Card Kit Release Day! Yipppeeee! One of the best days of the month - when I get to share with you the newest card kit from SSS and also share some projects I created with it! Are you a card kit subscriber already? I love that SSS gives you two options! You can buy one kit at a time, each month, or sign up and receive them automatically, and at a lower price. CLICK HERE to buy this month's card... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello sweet crafty pals! Happy Friday! Hope your week was outstanding...and better yet, hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! And, a very Happy Veterans Day also! Thank you for your service or your family member's service to our country if that applies to you! I am a Navy daughter and my husband is an Army son, so we have great respect and pride in our military and we are grateful to live in our amazing country. Now, more than ever, is a time for pride and honor of home and country. I believe that in my core. Cheers to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty and creative friends! Happy Friday!!! Man, I had a great week and that's the reason behind the title of this blog post! I am feeling so very very blessed today. Sitting in my studio counting all of the blessings from a wonderful week and feeling lucky and grateful. This week had loads of fun things in it! Monday night (Halloween) we went over to our friends' beautiful home and helped pass out candy to a bazillion trick or treaters! It was a cool, crisp evening with fun and fellowship! Tuesday night I took my first beginner crochet class... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone! Happy (rainy) Saturday and greetings! Where have I been? Seems like I haven't posted a blog post in forever! I missed you! I have absolutely no idea where this week went! Dang. I had such big plans to get so many things done. And hardly any of it happened. I guess that just happens sometimes. I have been in a bit of a creative slow spell. I have been making so many projects lately, and I think my brain maybe just needed a break. It rained most of the week here and I totally love this kind of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hellllooooooo friends! Whew! It's been a Christmas card bonanza around here lately! Today I'm sharing the last of my three blog posts introducing the Holiday 2016 release from Simon Says Stamp! Did you do the blog hop already (Friday's post)? If not, I hope you will hop around to see all the wonderful inspiration from everyone. The first of my three blog posts was very traditional red/green/poinsettia Christmas cards. The second of the three posts was kinda hipster/retro/woodsy Christmas cards.... Today's post is BIG BOLD and COLORFUL Christmas cards with pink and aqua and bling! Haha! It was fun to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi crafty friends! Welcome to the Believe in the Season Blog Hop! We're introducing the new stamps, dies and inks for Holiday 2016 from Simon Says Stamp! Yahooooo! I love new stamps... And I love a good blog hop! Today is sure to be loads of fun. There are many great designers joining me today for this event. I hope you have a great time looking at all the inspiring projects and getting some good ideas for Winter and Christmas creating. PRIZE INFORMATION! Each stop on the blog hop today is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everybody! How are you my crafty friends!? I've been a busy bee in my crafty hive this week! I'm here today to announce the brand new release for Holiday 2016 from Simon Says Stamp! Dies, Stamps, Inks, and Watercolor cards! Everything you need to start making your Christmas and Holiday cards and projects. I love the name of this new release. It's called Believe in the Season! I have two cards to share today, two more tomorrow for a blog hop, and then a couple more to post maybe on Sunday! Whew! I told you I've been busy. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Hope you had an amazing week! The hubs and I have been in Orange County all week and it was awesome. PERFECT weather, lots of ocean time, and just a nice easy trip together. Looking forward to being home now and to giving my kitty a giant squeeze! I miss him when we travel! That guy. LOL. I'm here today to introduce the newest, latest, greatest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit! The kit for November 2016 is called Thankful Heart! The stamp set is full of gorgeous sentiments and the papers are beautiful rich tones for Fall. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! And welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop! Yippppeeeee! New stamps from Hero Arts, one of my favorite companies! I'm really happy to be part of the big hop today, as we introduce you to the new 2016 Planner Catalog. So many fun things to use for your planners, or just for fun and cards too!! There are lots of awesome designers making projects today to show you different ways to use the new items. To start at the beginning of the hop -CLICK HERE for the Hero Arts Blog. Or, follow through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! happy Sunday morning! When you read this, the hubs and I will be in the car headed back down to Southern California for another week. Seems like we just got back from San Diego! He's traveling for work again.... And I'm tagging along again! Got my laptop all packed and ready to go so I can write blog posts and do some work at the hotel. I have dinner plans with some friends. It's all good. Hope you're having a nice weekend! I've been taking A LOT of pictures lately and I LOVE to share pictures! (Imagine your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy friends! The week is almost over! Happy Thursday and here's hoping you had a great week! The weekend is in sight now! I have been scurrying around trying to make all the Fall ideas that I have in my head. SO many ideas, SO little time! I absolutely love this time of year, and it just goes by so quickly. I love to make treat boxes, and cards with leaves on them, and use Autumn colors.... Today I'm sharing some treat boxes I made with the amazing Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box die. It's been on my desk for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey everyone! Happy Monday! It's going to be a great week here for me. I have tons of fun things going on! I'm getting my hair done tomorrow (YAY) and meeting up with friends for a fun event. Wednesday night I'm hostessing a pizza night at the local Round Table (email me or FB message me if you're local and want details). But the most important part of this week is that today is our wedding anniversary! WOOOOOT! It's our fifteen year anniversary (we've been together 23 years this year) and I'm still crazy about that crazy boy of mine.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone!! It's me!! STAMPtember projects have come to an end which is kinda sad... There was SO much going on! Whew - I was in a tornado of stamping fun and now I've been thrown out onto land again. Time to get caught up and get some other projects going. Before we move on from STAMPtember I want to remind you to enter the drawing for the Dream Craft Room Giveaway! No purchase necessary to win - and I want all my followers to make sure they have a chance at this amazing prize! CLICK HERE to see the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! Let's start the week off right with the next, latest, greatest, STAMPtember stamp set! Today I'm introducing the limited edition stamp set collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and our lovely friends at WPlus9! Yay! It's called Holiday Trimmings! I have been a fan of WPlus9 for a very long time and this Christmas set designed for the STAMPtember event is lovely! I used the Christmas trees and the beautiful sentiments to stamp a set of gift tags to tuck away for the holidays. I can grab them and tie them on a package or a gift bag when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings and bushels of love on this pretty Autumn day! We're now officially in the final week of STAMPtember, but there is still a lot of good stuff to share! (as a side note, Weekender with Wanda will start up again this Saturday on the SSS blog - yay!) Here in Sactown there are leaves falling from the trees, and blowing down the street. Some of the trees in our neighborhood are just slightly turning color! I am endlessly renewed by the changing of the seasons, when mother nature puts on a show for us. Julie Ebersole was in town... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello crafty and creative friends! Happy weekend! YAHOOO! It was a great and gorgeous week here in Sac-town last week. SUCH nice weather and Fall is definitely in the air. I had lots of activities with friends and with the hubs and have just generally been out enjoying the season. I'm a little sad, though, that STAMPtember only has one more week! Hasn't it been a fun ride? So many new products and so much inspiration at every turn. I have three more Stamptember blog posts and this is the first one of the three. Today we're celebrating a limited... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there creative friends! How was your weekend? Did you see the fun and ghostly blog hop on Saturday? That really is such a cute card kit. I love what everyone made!! (Read my last post to see my card and get the links to the hop) Today I'm here to share ANOTHER new and limited edition STAMPtember collaboration stamp set! Woooot! Can you even believe all the new things this month? My head is spinning!! Today's stamp set release is from our friends at Altenew. It's a beautiful three layer stamp set with fall leaves and sweet fall sayings.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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BOO! Did I scare you!? Welcome to the super spooky and fun Ghostly Greetings Blog Hop! As part of the STAMPtember festivities, Simon Says Stamp has created a limited special edition card kit just for you! This is separate from the regular monthly kit and will not be automatically sent to you! Even if you subscribe, you need to buy this one on its own. And, believe me, you're going to love it and want it. There is so much stuff in this kit! An adorable stamp set, ribbon, Nuvo crystal drops, sequins, a stencil, tea lights, and awesome Doodlebug... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at A Blog Called Wanda
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