Friday, October 22, 2010

DASHER

That Stampin' Up! Dasher (item 116816) is soooo cute.  I decided to make a different type of card featuring him.  Here he is:

He is standing in the snow by a partially frozen pond (see his shadow).  His background is a snow scene created with the Stampin' Up! Brayer (item 102395) and  Bashful Blue (105209), Marina Mist (119668), and Baja Breeze (111833) Classic Ink.  The trees in the background are from the Plant Hope stamp set (120540), and the snowflake is made with the Stampin' Up! Extra-Large Snowflake Punch (119852).  The cardstock used is Marian Mist (119682) and paper is from the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin" (117401).  Several rhinestones (119246) and a Subtles Marine Mist brad (119732) were used for embellishments.  Hope you enjoy.

God Bless!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deck the Halls

Stampin' Up! made a superb business decision when it offered the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (DSP) (item 120810).  I am so in love with the quality and beauty of this paper, and so many other products featured in the Holiday Mini.  I have so enjoyed making cards with this DSP.

The following card features the Deck the Halls DSP on Always Artichoke (item 105119) and Cherry Cobbler (item 119685) cardstock (love, love Cherry Cobbler).  The mat behind the sentiment from the Peaceful Season Hostess stamp set (item 121124) and the corners were dry embossed with the Stampin' Up! Petals-A-Plenty textured embossing folder (item 116824).  The "cannot live without" Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (item 113439) was used in the embossing process.  For embellishments, I used the Silver (item 120994)  and Clear (item 120993) Tinsel, and the Stampin' Up! rhinestones (item 119246).  What a beautiful card with so little product. 




The card below, featuring another design in the Deck the Halls DSP, is beautiful also.  I am enjoying working with the Stampin' Up! Waffle Paper (item 120985), which is the "mat" behind the bells stamp from the gorgeous Bells and Boughs stamp set (item 121142).  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  This card is embellished with the bling-bling of the Real Red Glimmer Brads (item 121006).   The Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler cardstock was used, as well as the Stampin' Up! Champagne Glitter Glass (item 120997).



The following beauty features yet another design of the Deck the Halls DSP.  I embossed the paper using the Embossing Buddy (item 103083), VersaMark (item 102283) and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (item 109130).  The Tags til Christmas stamp set (item 121169) was used for the ornament, which is embossed with the Iridecent Ice Emboss Powder (item 101930).  The Basic Gray cardstock (item 121044) was cut with the Big Shot and Top Note Bigz Die (item 113463), modified, and embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  The embellishments are 5/16" Silver Brads (item 112534), Silver Tinsel, Silver Glass Glitter (item 120995), and 5/8" Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (item 117666) that is painted partially with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806).   




I think pairing the Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler is quite striking.  Hope you enjoy!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL, the wonderful sunshine state!
guneauxdesignsbybeverlypolen.stampinup.net

FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!




Tuesday, October 19, 2010

THEY ARE HERE!!

TODAY BEGINS THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY BUNDLES PROMOTION

Through December 16, Stampin' Up! is offering wonderful Holiday Bundles, and all are 20% off!  The bundles are great deals that you won't want to pass up.

There are six bundles of which five are stamp-set bundles and one is a non-stamp bundle that features the Definitely Decorative product line.


These bundles may be found HERE 

God Bless!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Parrish, FL

FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!

Monday, October 18, 2010

SPECIALS ENDING TODAY

At midnight tonight, the Stampin' Up! free craft tote special  -  a $39.95 value - ends.  If you've been thinking about joining the Guneaux Designs team, today is the time.

Also, the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack specials end at midnight tonight.  If you want to save up to 80% off of discontinued items, order today.

God Bless!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL

FIRM RELIANCE ON DIVINE PROVIDENCE!



Thursday, October 14, 2010

CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ

If you want to take advantage of up to 80 percent off of discontinued Stampin’ Up! products, you need to act fast. The Clearance Rack Blitz ends on October 18, so make sure you get your orders in before the blitz ends!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Greenhouse Gala DSP and Tote Bag

Last month, Leigh O'Brien, Splitcoaststampers.com, posted a tutorial for a "Totally Totebag".  I had to try it, as I've not made a 3-D object yet.  So here is my modified version of her tote bag and some miniature cards that I made and placed inside the tote.  All items used were those of Stampin' Up!






The tote measures 2 3/4" x 3 3/4", so it's an itty, bitty tote bag.  I used the Jewelry Tag punch to make the "Guneaux Designs" tag that is attached as a "designer label".  (I think it's cute!)  I also used the Two-Step Bird punch to enhance my 8-layer flower.  (My friend, Lin, taught me this technique.) The flower is spritzed liberally with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  The Certainly Celery button from the Sutbles Collection adds to the beautiful flower on the Stampin' Up! Greenhouse Gala DSP.




Using the Petal Card punch, I added two pockets to the back of the bag.  (I must say, I'm falling in love with the Petal Card punch.)  On the sides of the tote is the Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly ribbon. The same ribbon was used for the tote's handles.  (That ribbon is so easy to manipulate...it's great!) 
 

















I made 6 miniature cards to place inside my tote bag. 

The miniature cards measure 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". Here are pictures of them.























I intentionally scorched the embossed flowers as I like the look. What do you think?


































The flowers on this mini card were scorched intentionally also.  I think the process gives the flowers a Fall look.  Once again, I used the Petal Card punch to create a pocket to hold the flowers. 

This project was fun, although time-consuming.  However, I love anything that is Stampin' Up! so it's well worth the time and effort.  Wouldn't you agree?

Any comments are appreciated!

God Bless!  Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ARE YOU BUSINESS-MINDED?

ARE YOU TIRED OF DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, ONLY TO GET NOTHING IN RETURN?

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING TO BRING HOME EXTRA CASH, ONLY TO BE BROKE?

Would You Love to Love Your Job?

THE ANSWER TO YOUR DIFFICULTIES MAY BE JUST A CLICK AWAY!

Dear Business-Minded Individual:

You've heard it over and over again...

Work at home!  Make thousands of dollars a month!  Set your own hours and workdays!  Be your own boss!  Go to work in your PJ's!  Determine your own pay! Enjoy significant benefits not offered elsewhere!

Well, in this case, it's true.  You can do all of these things and more, if you'd start your own direct-selling business with Stampin' Up!, AND it's a guarantee that you'll love your job! 

Stampin’ Up! is a direct-selling company that offers rubber stamps and paper crafting products through a network of independent contractors, called DEMONSTRATORS. In the last 19 years, Stampin’ Up! has become one of the top companies in the paper-crafting industry, developing a reputation for quality products, innovative techniques, and unparalleled support for its demonstrators.  

ACT NOW!

AND YOU'LL ENJOY AN EXTRA BONUS... A TOTE-ALLY AWESOME CRAFT TOTE!


The Sample Starter Kit Contents are Pictured in this Tote.

Time is running out!
Through October 18, or while supplies last, you can start your own direct-selling business with Stampin' Up and receive the above craft tote free; a $39.95 value!

All you need to do, is click HERE, and then click on


You'll be on your way to building your own business for which  you, no one else, will determine its course.

Concerned about living in another state or country?
Don't be!  If you have skyping capabilities, everything is possible!

My password is:  guneauxdesigns

When you sign up, I have another bonus for you!  Call me!

I pledge to you that I will be your coach, mentor, and "go-to" person.  I will  be involved actively to help you grow your own business.  Throughout my previous career, I was known as, and received many monetary awards for being, a very customer-service oriented person.  My customers knew I would always go the extra mile to help them.  I pledge this same type of service to YOU!

If you need assistance in signing up, please do not hestitate to call me on 941-224-6030, or email me at beverlypolen@guneauxdesigns.com .
I hope to hear from you soon!
God Bless!
 Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL