Monday, January 31, 2011

PETAL CONE #5 and FUN FLOWERS

Thanks for stopping by!  Your visits are greatly appreciated.

Loving the two new Stampin' Up! Bigz Dies in the Occasions Mini Catalog, I had to make another 3-D item with the Dies -- a door hanger.  The Petal Cone Bigz Die is absolutely so much fun to use as you can make so many items with it.  And the new Fun Flowers Bigz Die is equally as much fun.  I think using the two together creates awesome art! 

I created this door hanger for a workshop hostess, Michelle.  I hope she enjoys it as much as I did creating it.

I created the door hanger with one of my favorite card stock colors, Rose Red.  I also used the beautiful, new Stampin' Up! fabric from the Springtime Vintage collection.  After running the Petal Cone Die, card stock, and fabric through the Big Shot (a must have tool), I used the Anywhere Glue Stick to adhere the fabric to the card stock (the Glue Stick works wonderfully on the fabric).  Next, I adhered one side of the cone together using Sticky Strip.  Before adhering the other side of the cone, I inserted in the bottom of the cone two pieces of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, which is new in the Occasions Catalog.

I used the Fun Flowers Bigz Die to cut and create the three flowers made with the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and hot-glued them onto Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon-covered bamboo skewers.  The center of the flowers were embellished with the Sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor Melon Mambo Buttons that are part of the FREE Ribbon & Button Pack when you purchase $50 in products or host a $300 net-sales workshop.  I also used the Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon to create the handle of the door hanger.

Finally, I used the angel stamp from the Clearly for You stamp set to stamp on two of the scalloped flaps with Whisper White craft ink and White Embossing Powder.

In this post, all Stampin' Up products are listed with a direct link to each product.  Don't waste time searching for item numbers; click on the blue links to go directly to the items.

Enjoy the door hanger!


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Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION BEGINS TODAY!

AND I AM SO EXCITED!!  
AREN'T YOU?

In addition to you receiving a free stamp set with each $50 purchase, certainly you would enjoy a 30% discount on the Stampin' Up! items you've placed on your wish list! Right? How can you get the discount?

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

With the launch of Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up! is offering a special Starter Kit for you to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator on my team!

You may choose either the “Standard Starter Kit” or “Digital Starter Kit” and save $15% off of the normal price of $175 for a kit valued up to $320. That means you only pay $148.75, and get FREE shipping!  You will find all the goodies included in the starter kit on page 10 HERE.

That's not all!! You get a FREE Sale-a-bration Bonus Bundle; a $50 value, which includes the following:


Color Coach                                               Full Heart Punch 
                                                                          (or any punch valued at $17.95 or less)         



Something Special Simply Sent                Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set

(or any Simply Sent Kit)                      (or any Simply Sent Stamp Set Valued at $12.95 or Less)

Follow these steps to become a Demonstrator so you can start sharing your love of paper crafting AND receiving great benefits!  If you need assistance in signing up, call me at 941-531-4513, or email me at guneauxdesigns@gmail.com.

THE STEPS ARE:

Click HERE, which takes you to my Stampin’ Up! website
At the upper, right side of the site, click on “START YOUR OWN BUSINESS”
Click on "JOIN NOW" (located on the center, left) and a “WELCOME” page will come up
Read and click on "Acknowledged" to consent to entering into an electronic agreement with Stampin' Up!
Read and print the "Independent Demonstrator Agreement"
Click “I agree” (agreeing with the Independent Demonstrator Agreement)
Click "Continue", a page comes up that is an "Application for Independent Demonstrator"
Fill in your personal information (e.g., social, address, credit card information, etc.)
Click "Continue"
When you reach the point requiring you to enter a password, enter guneauxdesigns

After you've signed up to be a Demonstrator, you're on your way to building your own business for which you, no one else, will determine its course.  AND, get prepared to place your first product order and receive 30% off of a minimum $150 or more order when it is placed within 45 days.  Additionally, you will earn hostess rewards AND receive a minimum of three FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50 in product purchased).

Stampin' Up! provides outstanding support to help you build your business. Also, when meeting eligibility requirements, it pays your way for "Incentive Trips" such as to Alaska, Hawaii, and many other places. The friends you make through being involved as a Stampin' Up! business owner are plentiful and rewarding. And there are many other benefits, including the following:

Get ideas for handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor projects
Learn new, artistic stamping techniques on a monthly basis
Gain first access to popular product lines and exclusive, award-winning design
Get a 20% discount on Stampin' Up! products (you even get commission on your own purchases)
Be your own boss, and establish a flexible business that meets your goals
Be eligible to attend Stampin' Up!'s fabulous conferences and events
Earn free exotic trips and other recognition (like free rubber stamps, cash awards, and other valuable prizes)
Meet new friends and enrich lives while sharing what you love
Receive support and training from Stampin' Up! and me

I pledge to you that I will be your coach, mentor, and "go-to" person for your business. I will be available to you at your request, within reason.  If you desire, I will be involved actively to help you grow your own business.

Throughout my previous career as a Federal Human Resources Director, I was known as, and received many monetary awards for, being very customer-service oriented.  My customers knew I would always go the extra mile to help them.  I pledge this same quality of service to YOU!

If you are concerned about not living in my geographical area, don't be!  My business is virtual, and we can communicate "face-to-face" through skyping.  This is the method I use to communicate with my demonstrator and her demonstrators.  I am of the mindset that everything is possible.

ACT NOW! 

THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO JOIN STAMPIN' UP! THAN DURING
SALE-A-BRATION!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


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Friday, January 14, 2011

PETAL CONE #4 - WALL SCONCE

Today's share is my last for the Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Bigz Die, or at least for a while.  It is a wall sconce with flowers.  I used the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric to cover the Petal Cone.  The Anywhere Glue Stick is wonderful for adhering fabric to card stock.  I embellished the Petal Cone with the new Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (love this color!) and Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon.

The wall sconce is filled with flowers made with the new Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, and the Baja Breeze Glass GlitterThe pictures were taken with the Sconce hanging on my wall.  Enjoy!




Purchase the Stampin' Up! items by placing your cursor over the blue links above.  The links take you directly to the product.

Enjoy your weekend and come back Monday!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

KEY TO MY HEART VALENTINE BOX AND MATCHING VALENTINE CARD

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1/30/12 UPDATE:  YOU MUST SEE MY NEW VALENTINE BOX HERE!

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your time on
Guneaux Designs!
Until I complete my last two designs with the Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Bigz Die, I will share one of my creations for Valentine's Day.  I think my Key to my Heart Valentine Box is adorable.  It took some time to make but it was worth it.  And the matching Valentine Card is just as darling.

 To purchase any of these items, place your cursor over the above blue links and you will be taken directly to the product. 

How to make the Valentine Box?  If interested in a tutorial for making the Valentine Box, let me know through your "comments" on this post.  

      

COME BACK FOR FUTURE PETAL CONE CREATIONS AND MORE! 
LET ME KNOW THE PRODUCTS YOU WANT FEATURED ON GUNEAUX DESIGNS

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


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Monday, January 10, 2011

PETAL CONE #3 - NAME TAG

Hope everyone had a blessed weekend!  Gee, the weather in Central Florida is a little rough today.  The folks north of me had small hail earlier today....IN FLORIDA!!  The wind was strong enough that it blew down one of my downspouts!

Now, to the fun stuff!!  Yesterday I had a private workshop in my home for previous hostesses and special friends.  WE HAD A BLAST! 

For each guest, I made a name tag using the Stampin' Up! Bigz Die, Petal Cone, which I dry embossed with the Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Empossing Folder.  I used Real Red card stock to create the name tag and the new Stampin' Up! Fun Flowers Bigz Die and the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper to create the flowers on the front of the the tags.  The "banner" from the Petal Cone Bigz Die was perfect to place the name of each each guest.  I adhered it to the back of the name tag; therefore, each guest got to enjoy the floral front of the tag while the others could see her name. 

I am so in love with the Petal Cone Die!!  I promise you will have fun with it when you purchase it!  Enjoy!!




This picture is of us having fun (I'm not in it as I was behind the camera).


Those guests who didn't show up missed out on a lot of FREE goodies!


COME BACK TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT I FEATURE!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up Demonstrator in Florida


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Friday, January 7, 2011

PETAL CONE BIGZ DIE #2

The Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Bigz Die is quite versatile as the things you create with it are limited to your imagination.  I have to admit that I did not purchase the die with my first Occasions Mini order as I wasn't sure if I would use it.  However, I later purchased it and I am so glad I did.  I am finding myself thinking of many ways to use the die.  Buy the die; you'll enjoy it.  

My second creation with the die is a Pink Pirouette Valentine Card.  I used the Stampin' Up! Manhattan Flower Textured Embossing Folder on the card front and outlined the embossing with a VersaMarker Watermark Pen.  Next I used the Stampin' Up! Silver Embossing Powder to make the flowers pop.  Outlining the embossing with the watermark pen is a little difficult if your hand is not completely steady, like mine.  However, try it; you'll like it.  

How to create this type of card?  Run card stock and the die through your Big Shot, glue the two flaps together, use your bone folder to crisply fold the card, and cover the flaps (which will be on the inside of the card) with other card stock or, as I did, Designer Series Paper (Love Impressions).  Decorate the card to your pleasing.


Don't waste time searching for item numbers of products!  Just click on the blue words above and shop!



Come back tomorrow!



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Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

PETAL CONE BIGZ DIE

 Thank you for stopping by today!  My share today is one of my creations using the new Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Bigz Die from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  This die is one to buy.  You can create more than a cone with it, and tomorrow I will share other creations made with the cone.

 The petal cone is embellished with two of the beautiful Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders, Elegant Bouquet and Perfect Polka Dots.  The new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, Love Impressions, was used to make the paper "LOVE" heart and two of the cone's petals.  The charming pink button and the red one below is from the Big Designer Buttons, Candy Cane, which became unavailable on January 3th when the Holiday Mini Catalog expired.  As is with the red button, the pink button is threaded with the retired Stampin' Up! Silver Elastic Cord.  The handle of the cone is the Stampin' Up!'s Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.



This side of the cone shows the "friend" stamp from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and the big beautiful red button.  
The same red ribbon was used on this side of the cone and threaded through an old pink heart brad that I dug out of my collection.  This side shows more clearly the embossing with the Elegant Bouquet Textured Folder.

Inside the cone is lace tulle and it is filled with yummy heart shaped chocolate.
Please enjoy and email me with any questions.  Come back tomorrow to see my next creation with the Petal Cone!  Comments are appreciated as they let me know what you enjoy on my site and gives me information on what you would like in future postings.

Lastly, any item highlighted like this will take you directly to my Guneaux Designs store where you can enjoy shopping!  Therefore, place your cursor over the highlighted words, click, and shop!  I challenge you to be the first one to shop at my store within the next 24 hours!  An award awaits you!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

BLISS #4

This card is the last share of the BLISS stamp set featured in the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration event.  The featured stamp is actually the "BLISS" stamp within the BLISS stamp set.  This stamp set is FREE when you buy $50 in Stampin' Up! products or host a $300 net worth workshop. 

I think the colors, Melon Mamba and Pacific Point, are striking together.  Maybe that's because they are two of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors!




The "so happy for you" sentiment on the Whisper White Organza Ribbon and inside the card is from the So Happy For You stamp set that is also FREE with purchases and/or workshops during the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

I hope you have enjoyed my spotlighting of the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration free stamp sets over the last 16 days.  Remember, January 25th is the beginning of the big event, Sale-a-bration!

Leave comments about other items you would like me to spotlight.

Come back tomorrow!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

BUILD A BLOSSOM

The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Build a Blossom stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Petals Punch are awesome.  This card is my first one using the stamp set and punch.  I have to say that I think the card is beautiful!  Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke go together so well.  The Stampin' Up! Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper is gorgeous also, and is part of the card front.  The Vintage Flower Adornment in the center of the blossom is striking as well.  I highly recommend purchasing these items.  



The sentiment, "Happy Birthday" is from the Bring on the Cake stamp set, and its mat is made from modifications to pieces cut with the Tasteful Trim Big XL Die

Purchase your items now.  Don't look up the item numbers; place your cursor over the links and you'll be taken to Stampin' Up! to shop.

I would love your feedback on this card!  Take time to leave me a note.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida



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BLISS #3

Today's spotlight is on the Butterfly stamp in the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration BLISS stamp set that is FREE when you buy $50 in Stampin' Up! products or host a $300 net sales workshop.  The card front displays the Occasions Mini Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is available today! This DSP is just beautiful.

I love butterflies and work hard at enticing them into my flower garden here in Florida.  This card reminds me of my Agastache Tutti Frutti plant that attracts butterflies.  Not only is the plant beautiful, but the variety of butterflies it attracts is amazing.  Here's a picture of the plant. 



Enjoy and come back tomorrow!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida



FIRM RELIANCE ON DEVINE PROVIDENCE!

Monday, January 3, 2011

BLISS #2

Buy $50 in products or host a $300 net sales workshop
and receive this stamp set FREE!

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!!  It's difficult to believe that it is 2011.  I remember so clearly when we were heading into 2000 -- Y2K!  So long ago, but so fresh in my memory.

Today's share is a continuation of my introduction to the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  This card spotlights the flower stamp in the BLISS stamp set. 


The Sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper and Quick Accents Pack was used to create the card.  Also, the real cool Melon Mambo Pompon Trim, found in the Occasions Mini that debuts tomorrow, embellishes the card.  The sentiment is from the You're a Gem stamp set that is also in the Occasions Mini.

This year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration is remarkable!  Schedule a workshop with Guneaux Designs so you can get many FREE items.

Come back tomorrow for additional features of the BLISS stamp set.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida



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