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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, Cross Stitching, Crocheting, Card Making, Scrapbooking
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Hi everyone!! Wishing you a happy and fun Halloween! Hope you get lots and lots of treats and no tricks! Here's a photo I took in my studio of some of my favorite Halloween things! XOXO Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends!! Happy Humpday!! I'm going to see my crocheting/knitting group tonight AND I'm going to wear a sweater! Yes! It's finally cool here and it's time to get out in the fresh air. I hope you're having a good week so far. I have a cross stitching project to share today. I finished it at 2am on Monday night! I really needed to finish it in time for voting day! SUCH a fun project to make. It has a modern but yet vintage flair to it... VOTE! Yes, I made a voting pin to wear on my jacket (or... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello friends! Happy Monday! Happy Halloween Week! Can you believe it? Just like every year, I ran out of time to make all the Halloween projects I wanted and intended to make.... So this might be my last Halloween post for this year! If I find time, I'll try to post one more thing but there's no guarantee! LOL. The weather finally changed here in Sacramento over the weekend and it was in the 70's all weekend. Perfect!! It's been so hot and I've been so ready to wear a sweater. Fall is here I hope! I got a super... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
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*** ANNOUNCEMENT: THE WINNER OF MY PHOTO PLAY PAPER GIVEAWAY IS CARLA H! She has been emailed! Thank you for all the comments!! Hi friends!!! Today I'm not sharing a card! I am sharing something I made (farther down in the post) and some other fun Halloween stuff! The other day in my blog post I mentioned that I had decorated the house for Halloween... Then I thought - why don't I share that? I love seeing other peoples' decorations and home decor, so maybe you guys would like to see mine! I don't have tons of Halloween things -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi guys!! Only two weeks until Halloween...and then my birthday (election day)! We're getting into full Fall mode now! I am busy trying to make up all my Halloween ideas before it's too late. I always do that... I wait too long to get started and then I run out of time! Yesterday I decorated our house for Halloween and it looks fun and festive. Usually I decorate for Fall in September...then take a break for Halloween...then put all the fall stuff out again until Thanksgiving! Hahaha. We girls are so funny with our decorating, aren't we? I do love... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there!! Popping in to share even MORE Fall and Halloween projects today! Today I'm featuring the brand new, awesome, HUGE release from Photoplay Paper called Say it with Stamps! Behind the scenes I've been consulting with the lovely people at Photoplay about this new release. Lucky me!! I've been waiting for it to come to fruition and hit the front porch for months! So happy to finally share with you. There are tons of new stamps and dies...and stencils...and cards and envelopes.... And, several of the products are meant for making the newest crafting rage - Slimline Cards. Today... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Howdy hello and salutations! I'm sharing here today on my blog and also over on The Greetery Blog for TGIF! (The Greetery Inspiration Friday!) Today I'm sharing two of my favorite things! Coffee and Fall! I do so love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte, and that's what I have made for you today. You might just be receiving your goodies from the Merry Makings release last week, so I want to give you some more inspiration for using the Hug in a Mug stamps and dies. I am always inspired by Fall colors. This project would be so cute as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi Crafty Friends! How's your week going?? I had something fun happen yesterday.... I won a $250 facial gift certificate from a MedSpa and I went and got it yesterday. OMG it was like heaven! I seriously can't remember the last time I had a facial - many years ago. I felt so pampered and happy. What a delightful outing. And, for the past two weeks my Knitting/Crocheting group is meeting up again. Life feels good. I think I forgot how nice it was to see people and be OUT of my house! I'm feeling cheerful today and I have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi friends! After a lovely week last week celebrating Christmas, we now return to our regularly scheduled Fall programming! LOL! WOWEEEEE ZOWEEEEE how much fun was The Greetery Release last week?? Dang! Thank you for all the kind and sweet comments here on my blog and over on Instagram. I think you guys felt my excitement over that wonderful release...and I'm pretty sure you loved it too! It is truly a joy and a blessing to work with The Greetery. I am so lucky!! So now it's time to get back to Fall and Halloween projects - because we have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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The Merry Makings release will be on sale Friday, October 9th at 10am EST, 7am PST! If you're shopping, I would be very grateful if you would shop using my affiliate link to The Greetery! Thank you in advance - and happy crafting my friends! I can't wait for you to find joy creating your own projects with these beautiful stamps and dies. XO Hi there! I am loving seeing you each day this week! Welcome to day THREE of product reveals and inspiration for the new release from The Greetery! The new release is called Merry Makings! And, yes,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Greetings from the North Pole! Not really, but it sure feels like it today! I'm back today to introduce you to more amazing stamps and dies and stencils from the new release from The Greetery! This is day two of our three day launch party for the Merry Makings release. What did you think of yesterday's reveals? Don't you love it all - already? Today I am sharing two more cards and both are icy and snowy and oh so wintery.... We will be showing you new products today and tomorrow (and yesterday) and then the entire release will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello Everyone! Are you in the Christmas Spirit yet (crafting wise?)? Well, if not, I think I'm going to be able to get you in the spirit this week! Today is the beginning of release week for The Greetery! This is the Winter/Holiday release and it's called Merry Makings! My jaw dropped when my design team box arrived! Whoa! It's all really fun, and pretty, and sweet, and beautiful and kinda retro...and well...PERFECT! I couldn't decide what to stamp first! Over the next three days the team will be sharing projects made with all the new products. Then on Friday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Heeeeeelllllooooooooo! It's October! Happy October! It's my favorite month of the year... Actually I like any month that ends in ber... October is Halloween, and our wedding anniversary, and (usually) football, and leaves and pumpkin spice! I love it all. So, Happy October everyone! My card today is kinda fun and funky and I had fun making it. It came out just like I envisioned too. I love it when that happens!! My husband and I have been watching Munsters reruns and that's what originally sparked the idea for my card! LOL. Remember how Lily Munster only liked dead flowers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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HEY THERE! Literally HEY THERE! Hahaha. Today's card is bright and cheerful and has a clear message! Yippeeee! I'm happy to share the brand new card kit from our friends at Taylored Expressions! This one is FUN and great for any occasion. Super to cheer up anyone and bring some color to the mailbox. It has a really innovative stamp/stencil combo that adds different colored shadows to the large sentiment. I think it's genius!! The kit has it all: stamps, stencils, dies, envelopes, seals...and more. CLICK HERE to shop the kit before it sells out! My card today is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey Boos! More boos today! Another Halloween card to share with you!! This time it's little adorable ghosties colored with Copics... Lots of fun stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird! Hope you're having a great weekend. We're doing good here. Friday morning we got up to the apple orchards early in the morning and got some cider and yummy warm apple donuts. Then we went for a long drive. It was a wonderful day. Since then, I've been in the crafty cave working away! We'll start sneak peeks for The Greetery new release on Friday - woot! Thanks for stopping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey BOO! How are you, my crafty boos? Happy almost Friday! We call it Friday Eve! LOL. September is rolling along, Fall is officially here, and it's going to be 100 degrees where I live again! OY. Maybe if I love Fall hard enough I can will it to come to Sacramento! Hahaha. I hope you had a good week and I hope the change of season is treating you well. I'm in Halloween creating mode and trying to get all my ideas made and shared with you. Also, in the craft room, is the new release from The Greetery.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello! Glad to see you today! Welcome to Penguin Palace Stamps - first ever Blog Hop! I'm thrilled to be joining a group of talented artists in featuring Penguin Palace's latest Fall 2020 Release. They have super cute stamps and tools for creating! The main feature of the new release is a creative, innovative and very cool new stenciling system. It's called Stencils 360! I had a lot of fun creating with the new system and am excited to show you! Sharon at PP did an awesome video showing the system and how it works - CLICK HERE to watch!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi there sweet and crafty friends! Happy Weekennnddddd! I hope you're having a delightful day today! I'm super happy because I finally got my hair cut last week! Yipppeeee! And, one of my favorite crafty friends is here visiting her family in California and I get to see here tomorrow! And go wine tasting! Yeah! Cannot wait. I also cannot wait to share two cards with you today! One Fall, and one Christmas! I'm making both right now and thought, well, why not share two things today? Both of these cards were made with awesome new stamps and dies from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Welcome back to Day 3 of the Mama Elephant Celebration blog hop! We are all helping ME to celebrate 8 years with a fantastic new holiday release along with lots of amazing crafty friends! There are three days total for this hop, so be sure to check out all three days by visiting the Mama Elephant Blog! Yippee! My card was made using the adorable new Little Fox Agenda stamp set! I made it into a sweet greeting for a crafty pal by using the Heart, Letter, Coffee and Paint foxes! I also did a bit of Distress Ink Blending!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey friends! Are you ready for some Christmas and Holiday Cheer today!? I sure hope so! It's a BIG blog hop to celebrate the Winter 2020 new release from Pinkfresh Studio! And....it's GORGEOUS! Lots of stamps and dies sure to fit every style! I have three cards to share with you today, and they're all completely different - showcasing different stamps and dies. I'm so excited to see what everyone else made today! Prize information, Hop links, and supply lists are at the bottom of my post - so be sure to read all the way to the end! CLICK... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hey there, sweetie pie pumpkin pie!!! Hee hee. I LOOOOOOVE THIS CARD! Lolz. Is it okay for me to say that? It has everything I love: Fall, gingham, texture, warm colors, leaves, and PIE! (I'm cracking myself up here!) How was your weekend? Happy Monday! The temps have changed here and we are having cool nights and it's so amazing. The smoke from all the surrounding fires is thick in the air, so we spent all weekend inside. Which meant lots of crafting. I hope you're doing well this morning! Thank you to everyone who shared their 9/11 story on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hi everyone.... I decided to do a second blog post for today.... I made this card this morning and really wanted to share it on this day of remembrance of 9/11. It's truly a day of reflection and prayer for me and my household. I was moved this morning to create on the spot - something I love to do. I spent the morning thinking about 9/11 and our country and her people. I prayed and thought back to that fateful day....and made this card in quiet. I miss the days when I used to craft what I was feeling.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello my fine crafty friends! Happy Friday! Hope you had a good week! It's been smoky here and I've been inside all week crafting and staying busy. Looking forward to the coming weeks when we can get outside again! I saw some leaves on the ground in my neighborhood which makes my fall lovin heart so happy. Leaves are falling, and Autumn is calling! That's the theme for today's card, made with awesome new stamps from my friends at Hello Bluebird! Today's card has a lot of steps but it was a joy to create! Different techniques: Copics, paints, ink... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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BOO! Did I scare you?! Lolz. Today I'm sharing a fabooooolous Halloween Card! It's a little shabby haunted house at 31 Spooky Lane! I'm so excited to share this one! I realize as I'm typing this post that it's very similar to my last post with the beach house... Similar, but very different! This time it's dark and moody, and instead of crabbies, we have some ghosties hanging out in their house. I do really love making this kind of card! You can totally customize the little houses to be whatever you want them to be! Some of you might... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda
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Hello everyone! How are you? Happy Labor Day Weekend...the end of Summer... What are your plans this weekend? It's supposed to be over 110 degrees here all weekend so we'll be staying inside for sure. UGH. I'm beyond ready for cool days and sweaters and all that good stuff for Autumn! It's just way too hot. And we can't go anywhere. Our downtown (Sacramento) got the brilliant idea that we could all eat outdoors on tables in the street. Um, no thanks. I can't wait for it to be time for everything to open again. I worry about all the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at A Blog Called Wanda