Thursday, September 30, 2010

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT UPDATES

The Candy Cane Rub-Ons (item 120990) are now available to order.

The following items are experiencing quality issues and are currently unavailable to order:

118073: Fancy Flower Punch

120906: 2-1/2" Circle Punch

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Waffle Paper

While attempting to utilize Stampin' Up! waffle paper, I discovered that it works great for the technique, Iris Folding.  I used an Iris Folding pattern to create the large bat on my card, and filled it in with Basic Black and Metallic Silver waffle paper.  I believe it is quite appropriate to have some bats hanging upside down on the card. (LOL)


I used the fantastic Stampin' Up! Silver Glass Glitter in the center of the Iris Folding, which creates the "iris".  I love this stuff!  Hopefully, you can see it well.


Now, let's peek inside and see what pops up!  Be careful that you don't get scared when you flip the card open!


BOO!!!


Can't you hear the little ghosts giggling because they scared you!! (hehe)

Let's take a closer look that them!


OK, maybe you didn't hear my ghost yelling, "Boo", but I sure did when I was making the card ;-))

I hope you are inspired by the fun that Stampin' Up! provides us if we allow our creativity to flow naturally! 

PROJECT RECIPE:

PAPER:  Stampin' Up! Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Cardstock, and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
STAMP SET:  Grateful Thoughts
INK: Basic Gray (very lightly on the ghosts)
ACCESSORIES:  Iris Folding Pattern, Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Metallic Silver Waffle Paper, Stampin' Up! Silver Glass Glitter, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Metallic Silver Eyelets, Stampin' Up! Movers & Shakers Bigz xl Die - Modern Label Punch Window, VersaMark, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Glimmer Brads - Basics, My Digital Studio to create the word "Boo",  The Big Shot, and Original Big Shot Dies

God Bless!  Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up Demonstrator
Firm Reliance on Devine Providence!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A PIECE OF ART FEATURING "PLANT HOPE"

I refer to this card as "a piece of art" as it is truly my own piece of art. The majority of the card is a creation made by hand through using just a brayer and ink. I really enjoy this process; however, it's more difficult for me than "traditional stamping" per se.

I used the Plant Hope stamp set, as it is one of my favorites. The stamp set is so perfect for making a card for either a male or female (have you ever heard of a unisex stamp set - LOL).  Last month I used the stamp set to create similar cards.  The differences in the cards are an additional ink color, cardstock, and scene that I added.

I am sure someone out there has already learned that you can use two of Stampin' Up! punches to create one unique "photo corner". However, I've not seen it and just discovered it while developing this card. I punched a corner of paper using the Scallop Trim Corner punch, and then punched the same piece of paper with the Photo Corners punch. I like the result! But, I mostly like the art work! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy it also.

PROJECT SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:  Plant Hope
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Classic Ink:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Punches:  1" Circle Medium, Scallop Trim Corner, and Photo Corners-Extra Large
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Brayer, Stampin' Up Sponge (cut into wedges), Post-It®
 Notes Sheets, Stampin' Up! Adhesive, and uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (white)

God Bless!  Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Simon, Theodore, and ALVIN!

When I first received the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Merry Crittermas Stamp Set, I knew right away the item I would create.  I thought of the Chipmunks Christmas Album from way back (I have the cassette - that's how far back)!

I can hear Dave calling the #1 Chipmunk's name,
"A L V I N"!  Can't you hear it too? 
 
The three are in their living room decorating the Christmas tree.  I drew and inked in the wood floor, walls, and base boards.  I used the heat embossing technique on the three chipmunks and their tree. I had FUN creating this card!

Now for the important stuff - supplies used:

STAMP SET:  Merry Crittermas
PAPER:  Candy Cane Christmas DSP and Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, and Whisper White Cardstock
INK:  (Classic Stampin' Pads and Markers)
Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Creamy Caramel (retired), Real Red, and Frost White and Champagne Mist All-Purpose Ink
ACCESSORIES:  Glimmer Subtles Brads, Clear Trim Tinsel, and Blushing Bride Ribbon Stitched Poly 
ENJOY!

God Bless!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Winking Owl Santa

Got to love that owl punch!!  (CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE:  STAMPINGWITHGUNEAUXDESIGNS.COM)  It has to be the most popular of Stampin' Up!'s punches.  It is so fun creating with the owl, as I have done here.  My owl is a Santa who is winking, as we all know that whether we are naughty or nice, he always brings us goodies!  I hope you enjoy viewing the card as much as I did making it!

The red background features the Big Shot Northern Flurry textured impressions.  Love that Stampin' Up! product too!  (I hope Stampin' Up! carries this product over in its next catalog.)  And the silver trim tinsel is lovely.  It adds a nice touch to the card. 

The side view of the card makes more visible the use of Stampin' Up!'s Chunky Essentials Glitter.  Love that glitter!  I'll probably need more before December rolls around.

The close up of Mr. Owl Santa provides a better view of him.  He was fun to create.  I made my own Santa hat from Stampin' Up! card stock, and I think it turned out well.  This would be a great Christmas card for my grandson, Drew, and granddaughter, Erika.  However, they will see it here so I'll have to think of something else for them.
  

 Paper:
Real Red, Old Olive, and Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories:
Two-Step Owl, Scallop Trim Border, Modern Label, and Two-Step Bird Punches
Modern Label Punch Window of Stampin' Up!'s Magnetic Movers and Shapers
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Holiday Mini Catalog)
Silver Tinsel Trim
One Black Jewel from Stampin' Up!'s Designer Jewels Black Flourish
Crystal Effects
Tombo Multi Liquid Glue and Stampin' Up!'s Sticky Strip
White and Red Stampin' Glitter Chunky Essentials

God Bless!  Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Check out my 2011 Winking Santa Owl HERE!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

RIBBON WEAVING

It feels good to be back home with my SU products!  I've been gone for several weeks, and couldn't wait to get back to crafting. Today, I sat down at my craft table, knowing that I wanted to develop something with ribbon. What would that be?  I didn't know at first.  But as creativity goes, one must go with the flow.  So I did, and here is my finished product...a "ribbon weaved" card. Hope you like it! Feel free to share your comments.
FRONT VIEW
CLOSE UP OF SIDE VIEW

CLOSE UP OF THE CENTER FLOWER WITH QUILLED LEAVES

Paper:
Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Old Olive
Accessories:
Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, and Gold Elastic Cord; Island Floral Bigz Die; Gold Eyelets; Perfect Plum Designer Button; and Scallop Square Punches.
ENJOY...I SURE DID!

GOD BLESS!  GUNEAUX DESIGNS BY BEVERLY POLEN

Thursday, September 2, 2010

WIN $400.00 IN STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS

How would you like to win $400.00 in Stampin' Up! merchandise? All you have to do is collect 20 clues, one from my blog and 19 others (see below) and send an email, including the clues you located, to Sherrill Graff, Late Night Stampers. Her e-mail is istmpnv@aol.com.


My clue is:  The new Color Coach on page 165 of the new Idea Book and Catalog! 

On Sherrill Graff's BLOG, you will find a list of other participants's websites on which to collect clues (also see below sites) .  After you have collected 20 clues (or more), please email the clues to Sherrill at the above email address.  Then sit back and wait to see if you will be the blessed one who won the $400 Stampin' Up! shopping spree! Sherrill will pick a winner soon, so hurry and enter today!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for playing our LateNightStamper game!


If you would like to browse the new catalogs, you may do so on my Stampin' Up Website.

http://createnstamp.blogspot.com/

http://www.nwstamper.com/

http://latenightstamper1.blogspot.com/

http://parttimepapercraft.blogspot.com/ (pay attention to this blog)

http://inkabella.com/

http://myinkrediblespot.blogspot.com/

http://kraftingjems.blogspot.com/

http://www.lauriesrubberroom.blogspot.com/

http://www.elizabethloves2stamp.blogspot.com/

http://www.denisefoor.blogspot.com/ (scroll down on this site)

http://www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com/
http://samiesentiments.blogspot.com/

latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com

latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com

yourhiredscrapbooksupplies.blogspot.com

cynthiascreativecuts.blogspot.com

scrappinalong.blogspot.com

gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com

http://atouchofsol.blogspot.com/


GOD BLESS!  GUNEAUX DESIGNS BY BEVERLY POLEN