Author Archives: Shauna

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.

Pocketful of Stars Birthday Pop-up Card

Things are feeling a bit crispy here, after a couple of 25-28*C days. We even opened up the swimming pool!  We’re trying to make the most of it this summer, since we most likely won’t still be living here next … Continue reading

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Thanks Collage Card

I’ve got my cast off and am ready for new things! It was rough at first, but after a few days I’m getting more confident with using my right hand. I’ve got lots of wrist exercises to do every day, … Continue reading

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Get Well Pop-Up Tissue Card

It’s been an eventful few days.  Nathan and I got to sneak away by ourselves to Vancouver overnight, where we watched a Canucks’ game and got to go out for breakfast.  Miss Bean stayed with her aunt and grandparents, and … Continue reading

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When you can’t write, type. Or stamp.

As I’ve mentioned, writing is currently next to impossible for me, unless I’m ok with a snail’s pace scrawl that ends up resembling a child’s messy handiwork. Usually that’s not good enough! Thankfully computers and cell phones have made electronic … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Leaf

Hello, hello! I’m still broken, and feeling el-blah.  A sore neck thrown into the mix never helps… But! The wrist doesn’t hurt much anymore! I actually made dinner yesterday, wielding my knife like a machete. Those yams didn’t stand a … Continue reading

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Oh, Hello Pop-Up Card and Some Great News

Hello, you! As promised, I have a card to share. This fun pop-up card is from a recent class. I’ve used stamps from Sale-a-bration, so hopefully you got your free set and can recreate this card. It’s all about the … Continue reading

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Managing With One Arm: Blogging

Blogging with the use of only one arm has a whole set of challenges to overcome.  How do you manage typing? Taking pictures is necessary but difficult, creating content is next to impossible, and creativity seems elusive.  I’ve been facing … Continue reading

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Managing With One Arm: A story

I posted last week that I had broken my wrist, and now that I’m slowly emerging from the fog of pain I want to do a little blog series about coping with the use of only one arm (the non-dominant … Continue reading

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Broken

Well friends, Unfortunately on Monday night i broke my right wrist.  Even typing seems like an insurmountable mountain to climb each time I attempt it.  Needless to say, there won’t be much crafting happening in the next while, but I … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Butterfly Card

Hiya, I’m making veggie stock from scratch.  It’s really easy; it nearly makes itself!  I just kept bits of onion, veggies that weren’t being used up, etc., and froze them until I’d have time to boil them in some water … Continue reading

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Easy Party Glasses with Washi Labels

Hey there! I’m finally remembering to share this quick little “project” I did for L’s 1st birthday.  I had these fun paper straws that I impulsively purchased online a few years ago, so I wanted a way to use them.  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Posies

Hi there, I had an exciting weekend!  I headed up island to join in on a local Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator meeting.  We discussed some fun new product lines. My Paper Pumpkin is so cool – it’s a monthly secret subscription … Continue reading

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Hello Rain Card

Yes, hello you! Hello rain!  Hello cold that thought it should also visit! I’ve been drinking mug after mug of lemon, ginger, and honey tea.  We really need to stock up on all three, as I’ve completely depleted our stores.  … Continue reading

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Sanded Honeycomb Card with Butterflies

Heyya, Things in the Duckie house are good, although L has learned to really do a great temper tantrum so suddenly that I never know what the problem is.  Two spoons? You only want one? On NO! You NEED two … Continue reading

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Little Thank You Birdies Card

Hello, hello! I’ve been getting ready for little miss L-Bean to turn 1 tomorrow, and the party that goes with it.  Some decorations are up, mason jars are ready for Italian soda, and the pulled and cupcakes are made.  I … Continue reading

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