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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Guest Designer: Wanda Guess

We are so excited to introduce you to Wanda Guess. I don't recall how we came to meet, but I'm thinking she won one of our giveaways and I happened upon her blog. Wow! She's an amazing card designer and I couldn't wait to ask her to design some cards to show all of you on our blog. Be sure to scroll through her amazing cards and find out how you can win today!


About Wanda: "I have been rubber stamping and paper crafting for 17 years and can't imagine a life without my creative outlet and all the wonderful people I've met through stamping. My first creative love is photography and I am never without my camera. I am married to a wonderful and supportive hubs who is my best friend. I am mom to Buddy, the wonder cat, who is always in my craft studio with me. I have a serious issue with paper hoarding, and I'm okay with it! I love to blog and share my passion for seeing the beauty in every day life."


 Card #1 Gnome Holidays



Card #2 Merry Christmas



Card #3 Gingerbread Village




Card #4 Merry & Bright






Are you not all inspired now to get busy working on your holiday cards so you can MAIL them by December 1st?? Well let's get busy!

Want to win some supplies to do that? We'll be shipping the lucky winner of today's post Cottage Christmas Collection and i-rock tool. Since I believe everyone's holidays should sparkle. All you have to do to enter to win today is visit Wanda's blog and check out her fabulous designs. Come back and share which of her creations inspired you the most!

102 comments:

Jnett's Place said...

Oh I like something vintage and the one for Thanksgiving is great too. Really too hard to decide which is the most inspiring. Loved them all really.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love the Wintery Wishes card that she posted with the blues and browns!

Char said...

Great cards and tons of great ideas! I really love Betsy Blue! So cute!

Bobbi said...

What great cards. I love the Wintery Wishes card she made here http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/2010/11/wintery-wishes.html. TFS

Kelly Sas said...

I love Wanda's Got Snow with the little girl sticking her tongue out catching snow flakes. Amazing detail!

Jamie Harder said...

Gorgeous creations! I love her Merry and Bright card (card #1 on her blog and card #4 on yours)

Heidi G said...

I loved the Winter Wishes card with the blue and brown. Not traditional colors but really great card.

sleeplesswonder said...

I would have to say I love the Merry and Bright one, with the dangly snowflakes, I love how she i-rocked the center of the snowflakes. Was hard to choose though, they are all beautiful.

-Abby said...

Wanda's blog has now been bookmarked! Love her stuff! I especially like the snowflakes on the Merry and Bright Christmas card - very cute!

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

OMG...Wanda's blog is fabulous! I love all the little touches of bling she adds on the cards...just the right amount in the right spots!

motherloves3 said...

I love the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa D. said...

I think that what a loved the most about Wanda's blog is her incredible photography skills! Oh my word, I was in heaven looking at those hot air balloon pictures. What talent! From cards to photos, she has it covered!

Jennifer Roach said...

Wanda has sooo many great cards to choose from, it's hard to pick just one. These Christmas cards are awesome and thanks for the chance to win :)

Kelly Massman said...

Her work is gorgeous! I love the cheerfulness of these cards!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!
I checked out her blog and wanted to share this one:
http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/2010/09/shiny-fall-apples-.html

Connie said...

I love how she picks some amazing papers and puts them together to make beautiful cards. The simplicity makes me smile. It's what I need!!

Cari said...

Beautiful work Wanda!!

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

I know this lady!!! Wanda is super creative . . .as a photographer, she has such a great "eye" . . .she's a dynamite Copic instructor, too . .. you have chosen well, for a guest designer, and I just love ALL of these cards!!

Sandra said...

All cards are soooo beautiful and inspiring!! Card #1 was the one I loved the most, with the little transparent snowflakes attached to the sentiment. Wonderful!

congrats, Wanda!

Cindylu2u said...

WOW, what a fantastic job she does, very hard to choose, loved them all (the thanksgiving & halloween) but because of the holidays I love the Merry & Bright, the wonderful colors just puts me in a festive mood and the little snow flakes Love it!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Oh my gosh these cards are gorgeous!!! Hang on, gotta go check out Wanda's Blog....

All of her cards are soooooo stinking cute! I'm gonna have to bookmark her blog so I can keep browsing :) I LOVE the Party Penguins card. Who can party harder than penguins? LOVE it!!!

Court said...

I like Halloween Hedgie! :) What a fabulous designer and thank you, Wanda, for sharing your talent and inspiration with us! :)

isay said...

wanda you are an amazing designer! i love them all especially the Merry and bright card with the danggling clear snowfalkes! love all your creations and thanks for sharing.
hugs,
isay :D

Vanessa said...

Wanda has such amazing cards on her blog! Her designs are fabulous and liked the Winter Wishes card the most. It's beautiful!

Donna said...

I am loving her Christmas cards-beautiful :)

michelestamps2 said...

So hard to choose....I would have to go with Card #3. Looks like something I could re-create. thanks for the generous giveaway.

JennyKozar said...

Thanks for having me visit Wandas site - I am now a follower (stalker) love her style. My favorite here is the Knome card and the Happy Holidays card with the houses. I appreciate you always finding people to inspire me!

joni said...

Wow! Wanda is so uber talented!!!! I love all her cards, but my favorite one was the snow taster!!!! That is so super cute!!! I really love how wonderful she is at Copic markers...something I've wanted to learn for a long time! WTG Wanda!! Congrats on being a guest designer at I!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Joni

JAVAGIRL said...

fabby cards how cute is that...

Laurie! said...

I love how she uses stamps and colors them in! It doesn't even look stamped!! I also really like the hanging snowflakes on her Merry & Bright card. That adds really cool dimension to the card! I want to do that on my Christmas cards!

Colleen said...

Love this set of cards, but think the last one is my fav! Need to get out my stash of this paper and make some more cards! :o)

Brett said...

The last one is also my favorite! So cute! I loved all of them though, it was a tough choice. I really need to get making my cards!

Aline Salmon said...

I love her blog and specially how she uses her copic to color the stamps. It's amazing and perfect!!! I love the layout too, the vintage one!! Perfect!!!!

Melanie said...

Wow! What an amazing card maker! I really like the gingerbread one: Happy Holidays!

pdrnc said...

I love her cards especially the Winter Wishes one. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

The "merry and bright" card really caught my eye. I love the idea of hanging little "ornaments" from the card!

Arjanne said...

What I like most about Wanda's blog is the mix of styles! I've seen cute cards, some vintage and so on! There's something for everyone!

malwa said...

So many stunning cards! But I think I like the one with the penguins and their little popoms on their x-mas hats the best. :)

Janet Z said...

Beautiful cards! I just started making my Christmas cards yesterday.

Jill P said...

I love the cards Wanda made! These are all ones that i feel I could make! My favorite is the Gnome one, too!

Michelle H. said...

The Merry & Bright Christmas card is my favorite!!
I just love the glass like snowflakes!!
Gorgeous Cards!!

alwayscharlie said...

What wonderful cards!I think I like the Gnome card best but it is really hard to choose!

Mimi said...

Office Snow Taster is my favorite card! They are adorable! Thanks for sharing her blog with us!!

Samantha said...

I love the gnome card and the merry and bright cards best.It's the use of the snowflakes and the bling that have caught my attention! Oh and I'll definately be reading Wanda's blog again. thanks for the inspiration

Kim. said...

Beautiful cards, they are all gorgeous in these bright colours and I especially like the tree lined one.
Kim xXx

Drayia said...

I love snow so Wanda's Got Snow was adorable. She is amazing! I have to say I love her Merry & Bright card on here too love the charms she used.

Suzuki said...

Wow - what fab cards! I like the Merry and Bright card with the crystal snowflakes - love the bling!!!

cindy said...

My absolute favorite is the gnome card. It rocks!!

Charisma3103 said...

I really love the Happy Holidays card I love the snowflake bling.. Congrats Wanda on the GDT spot

Janie

serena said...

loved your vintage cards Wanda. Your blog name is fantastic. very clever.

polkacabana said...

If I cant choose the KITTY cat by the markers..I will choose card #1. I love the snowflakes hanging down on the Jump Rings! Very, very cute!!

Heather said...

All the cards are awesome, but my favorite is the Merry & Bright card!

Robin Gibson said...

Oh My Goodness! SOOO many wonderful creations to pick from, and really...just ONE? LOL! They are ALL AMAZING, but Merry & Bright is my fave (with the Gnome a close runner up). I love those dangly snowflakes!!
Thanks for an awesome opportunity!! I LOVE the Cottage Christmas line, and the i-Rock tool is on my Christmas list!

Lin said...

I'm a fairly new follower to Wanda's blog and was thrilled to see her post today that she was being featured here on your blog! I love your line, especially that tiny green gingham, so I'd choose her card#2, because it also has some blues in it. Thanks so much for the chance to win these fun papers!

Sam said...

So many wonderful creations, but if I am to pick just one I just LOVE the "Merry and Bright" card, those clear snowflakes are simply stunning, I can't wait until I can get my hands on some for myself.
Thankyou for such a great oppitunity to win some fabulous products just before Christmas!

Lesley from WI said...

Beautiful cards. I love the bright colors. I loved the Wintery Wishes card. I thought it was so pretty!

XXOO AMY said...

Incredible cards! Strangley enough I was inspired by her blog header!? I went right out and collected a bunch of leaves for my table, weird I know!

Tina said...

Gorgeous cards Wanda !!! I love the card#2 "Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year" it may be clean and simple but ohhhhhhh so pretty ....With that gorgeous little red scallop border !!! Thank you for sharing your work !!! xx Tina

Yvonne Russell said...

I enjoyed exploring Wanda's blog... so inspirational. My fave Christmas card is the Happy Holidays one, as it is so stylish, but I also loved her vintage bird card and her banner cards as I'm experimenting with those styles.

What a wonderfully generous giveaway. Thanks so much.

Olivia said...

Love her Cottage Christmas cards, especially the Happy Holidays one with the houses & snow scene. Favourite project over on her blog is the card with the ice skater girl & robin - they're so cute :)

Irene said...

Beautiful cards, I was inspired by the party penguins card, simple and fun card!

Holly* said...

omg! all of her card designs are fabulous! if i HAAAAD to narrow it down, i would choose these cards because i just got a little bundle from two peas with the cottage christmas line which is turning out to be one of my favorite christmas lines of all time!

PamS said...

I loved the card Wanda made for her Nov. 16 entry, Wintery Wishes. I love the colors she used and the design of her card. The card is gorgeous.

Erika said...

I loved the Winter Wishes card with the blue and brown. Such a great color combo!!!

Kathy Martin said...

These cards are so AWESOME! :)

Treasa said...

Wow...Wanda makes gorgeous cards. I love her Got Snow? card...love the colors and soooo cute.

Kimberli said...

All of her cards are GORGEOUS!!! But my favorite has to the the "Official Snow Tester" card - so cute!!

Staci said...

Wanda is absolutely fabulous with stamps! It is amazing! I really like her Halloween cards

susy said...

I love the red merry andbright card, those clear hanging snow flakes are so cute.

craftymom205 said...

Love the Wintery Wishes card. Great color combo.

csparky61 said...

Just loving the Wintery Wishes card. The colors are my favorite combination. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Paula said...

All the cards are pretty - my favorite is Happy Holidays - love the color mix!

Jean said...

Love Betsy Bluebell! But, really all her cards are amazing! A wonderful designer!

KellyG said...

Awesome cards! Love all the ones here! Loved the Winter Wishes one on her blog!

Chris D. said...

Wow, fantastic cards! As soon as I saw the Gnome for the Holidays card, I started laughing out loud - Too funny and so adorable! That's my favorite by far!!

Nicole Nowosad said...

I LOVE the card with the snowflake charms on it.. super cute!!!

Cynthia B. said...

Oh my gosh! Wanda's creations are simply adorable! I love the snowflakes hanging from the rings on her Merry & Bright card.
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us, Wanda!

Pammejo said...

Visited Wanda's blog, lovely projects, glad to see here as the guest designer

Tyra '97 said...

Love this blog! I liked card#2 on Wanda's blog! I'm still working with 2009 stamps and stuff but I hope to win some of this years stuff :)

Snips and Snails said...

I loved Wanda's cards! My favorite was the snow taster card.

scrapgranny said...

I really like the Merry and Bright cad with the dangling snowflakes! Thanks! katkane43 at aol dot com

Kim said...

She has some of the most amazing cards I have ever seen. I love the Hearts and Thoughts card with that little girl on the front. Such a cute card and I love how she used the copics to color it in.

Amber S said...

I love the Merry and Bright and Winter Wishes cards!

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

Hi! I must say that I am completely blown away by all of this love and all the positive comments! Thank you so much! This is why we blog - right? To share what we love to do with other crafty friends. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wanda

Suzy said...

Love Wanda's blog! the cards are adorable! Love all of them but my favorite one is the Betsy Bluebell, it's super cute!

HappyExpressions said...

Wanda has a great blog! I love the Merry and Bright card. Beautiful!

Fluffy said...

I also love the Merry & bright card its just so christmassy with those adorable dangly snowflakes and the bling in the snowflakes. Wanda all of your designs are inspiring it was hard to choose. T x
http://stresstickled.blogspot.com/

mistyls said...

wow, Wanda is super, super talented!! she does beautiful work & her photography is outta this world. did you see the japanese garden pics from the golden gate (i believe) park? they look like they're straight out of a magazine! those pictures really inspired me! the colors are so rich & deep. the pics coupled with the vintage bird card were my fav's & inspired me the most.

ruth said...

I love the Thanksgiving card she made on November 8 post! Gorgeous!

Tracey Taylor said...

Merry and Bright is my favourite since I love all the dangling snowflakes. Congrats, Wanda. Beautiful cards.

Barb said...

I loved all the cards . . . but the "Merry & Bright" really did the trick for me! It's the combo of colors, ribbon and bling, that sparkles my fancy! Great job!

Kirsten Moran said...

They are all so cute, but I especially like the gnome one:)

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards Wanda....they are all so cute but I love the Gnome! Who wouldn't love to receive that in the mail!
I am inspired to start creating some cards today thanks to your inspiration!

Gwen said...

First of all I was inspired by her profile pic of her cat and ALL THOSE COPICS! And the blue bouquet she colored for the little girl card is just adorable!

Rachael said...

All 4 are Stunning.. But the 1 that Stands out the most for me is.....
Merry & Bright, those Dangling Snowflakes & the ribbon down 1 side..
Love it!

Colleen B. said...

Congrats Wanda, your work is amazing - such beautiful cards and I especially love your father christmas card!

Samantha T. said...

All your work is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it with us! I especially love your merry & bright card, so fun!

CuteCuteWorld said...

I'm loving all these cards, her blog is amazing and it is so hard to choose which card inspired me the most because they are all beautiful. thanks for sharing your cards with us :)

Jordan
jordanoo@live.ca

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Absolutely love the cards she made with the Christmas line.

Denise said...

Love her Party Penguins card! Too sweet!
DeniseB

Kátia Cris said...

Wooowww
I loved this cards made by Wanda!

Wanda, congratulations!!
Hugs

ScrappinSassy said...

Those cards are beautiful!! Wanda you are amazing! :)

Donna said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I want to copy all of them!!!

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