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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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Heellllooooo frannnds! Happy Sunday! I just finished cleaning the kitchen after making a giant batch of blueberry pancakes and a slab of bacon. My tummy is full and I'm resisting a nap! However, lots of work awaits me in the craft room today! How is your weekend going? I hope you're enjoying a nice Fall weekend. We are having the strangest weather - it's been 80 degrees all the past week! We had to go out and do yard work and water the grass! Too weird! I really just want to wear a sweater and boots tho. Today is the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! I have a really fun project to share with you! I made it a while ago, but then the kit went out of stock so I wanted to wait to post it. But, it's finally ready to share! Yipppeeee! Something a bit different than a card. And something cheerful and Christmas-y too! I used supplies from Queen and Company and some other supplies from my stash to create a cute Christmas Recipes Book! It's going to be a gift and I'm so excited about how it came out. The book is a fun flip journal sort of book... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy November! Haven't seen you in a few days! And now I'm a year older! My birthday was this past weekend and the hubs and I took a little getaway to Oregon for a few days. We got home late last night and now I have to go into catch up mode! I am speaking (about Pinterest) at a Wedding Planner Conference next week and I need to get my handouts ready and my presentation finalized. Can't wait for this fun event. November is my second favorite month (after October) and I am going to try to squeeze... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy Friday! Feature Friday that is! Today is #4 of 4 guest designer posts for Concord & 9th for the month of October, featuring their new release. WAHHHH. I'm sad it's over! I always have the best time working with the Concord & 9th crew. Some of my very favoritest people in crafting. So it's my birthday weekend too! Yipppeee! But I'm not going to reveal the BIG number that I'm turning. Hubs and I are maybe going to take a little road trip for a few days. Getaway for both of us during our favorite time of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL MY GHOULFRIENDS! Hope you have a fun and cheerful day today and get lots of treats! This is kind of a strange thing, but I miss going to work at an office job on Halloween! I always loved driving to work on Halloween and seeing all the clowns and witches and minions driving to work... And I usually worked in an office that would decorate cubicles or have a costume contest... And candy! LOL. So Lucky and I will have a peaceful day in the studio today and then wait for trick or treaters later when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey guys! I'm here today with a fun post introducing a new paper/stamp/ink collection from Catherine Pooler! The entire collection is called Retro Winter, and the bundle I'm showcasing is called Feelin' Chilly! And guess what? It's about coffeeee stamps! LOL. It's perfect for me! I made two very different cards using the same stamp set and pretty patterned papers... Chilly fun for sure! In this collection, there are also four new ink pad colors. Gotta love it! It's a very interesting color palette - kind of mod and 60's in my opinion. I think Retro Winter is the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Helllllloooooo Friends! Happy Monday! And, what a happy Monday it is! It's time for the October brand new release from our friends at Hello Bluebird Stamps! WAHOOO! I was so excited to be a guest designer again this month with the talented crew of the Hello Bluebird team. Such an honor to help reveal all these new stamps. I've been showing cards the past few days on Facebook and Instagram, but today I can show you all four cards I made. Because today is Release Day! All the stamps and dies will be available tonight at 7pm MST. There are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy Friday! Woot! Hope you had an awesome week. I had a lot of fun this week taking over the Pretty Pink Posh Instagram Stories! Did you see my videos? I really enjoyed it. That's the second time I've done that for PPP. I'm thinking of maybe incorporating some weekly videos over on Instagram... Maybe talking about that weeks' projects, or showing a card up close. What do you think? Do you follow along with me or other crafters on Instagram? I'm pretty addicted. And I really love watching IG Stories! Seeing where people live, and their craft... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I have something awesome to share with you! A brand new product launch from Taylored Expressions! Wooot! Our creative pal Laurie Willison invented some very cool masking stencils and teamed up with Taylored Expressions to manufacture them and bring them to all the rest of us! A small team of designers is launching them today with fun ideas and projects to show you all about them! I made two cards, and I have lots of step out photos to show you some neat ways to use the new stencils. There are four... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi crafty people!! How are ya? I'm popping in here on a Sunday to share cross stitch project! Woohoooo! Lately, I have become kind of obsessed with cross stitching! I used to embroider and cross stitch when I was a little girl - with my mom and grandma. But it has been YEARS (like a lot of years) since I picked up a needle and some floss. There are so many fun and fabulous patterns now. I have quickly become entranced by another hobby! LOL. One of the many reasons I love cross stitching is that it's easy to bring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey guys! Happy happy Friday! I'm back with another "Feature Friday" from Concord & 9th! So happy to be one of their guest designers for the Month of October! I have today's project, and then two more Friday's too! Yippeee! Each Friday I'll be showcasing one of the product bundles from their awesome October New Release. I'm loving it...and I can't wait for you to see everything I made! Today I'm featuring the Talk Type Bundle, which has a cool retro typewriter and all kinds of perfect sentiments and interactive parts. In other words, it's amazing. The best thing about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Wahooooooo, it's blog hop time! And, more importantly, it's New Release time for Pretty Pink Posh! We are celebrating with a two day blog hop and today is the first day! So glad to see you here. The entire new release is LIVE now in the Pretty Pink Posh Store. The new release is all about Winter and Winter holidays. Pretty stamps, dies, stencils, and sequins for all your creative desires! More details, supplies, prize information, and the blog hop list are all at the bottom of my post. There are so many wonderful designers in our hop. As I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey there, my little foxy friends! Happy Autumn! I'm thankful for you! Happy weekend! I am here today to share a card I made with the GORGEOUS new Autumn Sunset Collection from Prima! Oh. My. Goodness. It's soooo beautiful! I bought two paper packs...and ALLLL the embellishments! I couldn't resist it. Seriously. I made this card, and some tags for birthday presents and I'm sure I'll be using it again this Fall and next. I like to make cards with lots of layers and textures and this card fits the bill... I started with an A2 card base made from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Holla! Hey! Hello! Happy Friday! I'm super excited to say that I am one of the guest designers for the month of October for Concord & 9th! I'll be sharing projects every Friday for the next four weeks, using new stamps and dies from the October New Release. YIPPEEEE! I've known for a while, and now I'm excited to share the news and show you some projects. CLICK HERE to visit the Concord & 9th Blog! I hope you had a good week - and are looking forward to a fun weekend too. My week was busy and full of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey guys!! How is Wednesday already?? This week is flying by! It's my favorite month, and it always goes by too quickly! I'm trying to get out and do all the Fall things and enjoy the season! I finished my first Fall Cross Stitch project on Monday, and then yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby to brainstorm ideas to finish/frame it off. Man, was I overwhelmed... I felt like I fell down a black hole of craftiness. I didn't know if it was Halloween, or Christmas or what!! LOL! I found a cute little rustic frame thingee and I think... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hello everyone! WOWZA, first of all, thanks for all the lovely comments on my last few blog posts! You sure know how to make a girl feel good! I really enjoyed sharing the new Greetery release with you!! Thank you!! Today is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY! Yipppeeee! I've been saving a super fun card to share today. I love it so much and wanted to post it on WCMD! Are you celebrating with friends today, or at your local store? There are so many activities and sales going on. It's a fun celebration for sure. What better thing to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! It's a very exciting day again today! The Greetery Winter 2019 Release will be on sale tomorrow!! Today is the last day of product reveals!! And the entire new release goes on sale Friday, October 4th at 7am EST. WOOHOOOOO! Have you been following along all week with me and the other designers? I have been in awe of the amazing projects everyone has created! Wowza!! So happy to have been part of the celebrations! CLICK HERE to visit The Greetery Website and blog. Today I have two more projects! One card, and one set of Christmas packaging... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Welcome back to more release reveals from The Greetery! The Greetery Winter 2019 Release is in full swing! All the reveals happen until October 3rd! And then the entire new release goes on sale Friday, October 4th at 7am EST. WOOHOOOOO! I'll be posting projects for the next two days to showcase some of the new stamps and dies. It's going to be FUN, that's for sure! CLICK HERE to visit The Greetery Website and blog. Today my card and envelopes feature the new stamp set called With Love at Christmas (SO pretty) and the new Addressed Die and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey hey hey! It's an exciting day today! The Greetery Winter 2019 Release is in full swing! All the reveals happen until October 3rd! And then the entire new release goes on sale Friday, October 4th at 7am EST. WOOHOOOOO! I know you're going to love it. Betsy's Christmas collections are always so so good. And this one is no different! I'll be posting projects for the next three days to showcase some of the new stamps and dies. It's going to be FUN, that's for sure! CLICK HERE to visit The Greetery Website and blog. Today's projects I'm sharing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hey hey hey! Happy weekend! I'm happier than a squirrel with a nut! It's FALLLLLL here finally! I wore a long sleeve shirt! Football is happening! So excited! Today's card is the final card of my guest designer gig with Hello Bluebird Stamps for their September new release. I REALLY really REALLY love their stamps! It was a fun month creating with all the new images and dies. I hope you've enjoyed my projects half as much as I've enjoyed sharing with you all. BIG thanks to KD and the crew at Hello Bluebird for inviting me to join along.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Howdy! Hope you're having an awesome week! I'm doing well and crafting up a storm. So many things I want to make and share this time of year. I'm spending a lot of time in my studio. Another round of organizing... It's getting hard core now! LOL. I feel like you have to do it a few times to get rid of everything. Right now it feels so good in here! I had to find a place to put my small (but growing) yarn stash, and my stitching... I'm tired of having old things that I never use. It's brutal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi everyone! Dang, it seems like a long time since I wrote a blog post! I've been busy creating, but nothing I can share just yet. I have lots more ideas than time. Isn't that the way? How are you? How was your weekend? I had a super fun time on Saturday going to a Yarn Crawl! The hubs came with me and we made a day of it, driving around the lake on a gorgeous brisk day! It was a great event! CLICK HERE to learn more about it! On Sunday I worked all day on my projects for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat! How's your week going?? I'm having a busy and productive week so far. I am so happy to be doing all these Fall projects. This weekend I made homemade apple juice too. Oh man, it was so fresh and delicious! I've been decorating for Fall around the house. I'm terrible because when I put stuff away the year before I always think "I'll remember where I put that" but then I don't. I don't remember. Ugh! Please say I'm not the only one!! All the pumpkin candles have been burning and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Thanks for following along last week with all those blog posts! SO MUCH FUN! I am totally head over heals in love with that new Hello Bluebird release!! I will be making two more cards later in the month with more new stamps from them! Yippeeee! It's firmly, officially Fall Crafting Season! Football is in full swing, I've had a couple of Pumpkin Spice Lattes.... The weather turned this weekend too. Whew. We had one last 100 degree day last week but then, boom, today is going to be in the 70's. I'm so glad! And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda
HEYYYY! Welcome to day four, the final day, of the Hello Bluebird September Release Previews! As you learned this week, I was so graciously invited to join the Hello Bluebird Team to help this week. The entire release is all about FALL things! Yippeeee! Leaves, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Pumpkin Spice, cute animals, cute witches... OH MY GOSH! It's all so amazing. I was smiling from ear to ear the entire time I was creating my cards! I'll be sharing four cards this week leading up to the release, and then two more cards a bit later in the month. ALL... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at A Blog Called Wanda