Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Thanksgiving has past and we've visited our friends and family and gave thanks for our many blessings.  I am thankful that Stampin' Up! is such a great company that provides top-quality products that inspire my creativity.  To that end, I've stepped outside of my "box" and began the process of creating something different.  There is more of this project to come.  I hope it inspires you.

God's Blessings!
Beverly Polen
Guneaux Designs
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ms. Christmas Tree Owl and Her Friend, Mr. Snowman Owl

Loving the two-step owl punch as much as I do, I decided that I should develop another piece of art using the punch.  So, here is Ms. Christmas Tree Owl and her friend, Mr. Snowman Owl. 

Aren't they delightful?  Ms. Christmas Tree Owl is Crumb Cake and Garden Green in color.  She is adorned with her best decorations that were created with the Stampin' Up! Crop-A-Dile 1/8" punch outs, which were decorated with  Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter.  She proudly perches on the Early Espresso fallen tree (Branch Out - retired stamp set) with her "friend", Mr. Snowman Owl, as she displays her hand-designed Christmas tree dress.  As they enjoy each other and the falling  White Chunky Essentials and  White Gel Pen snow , Mr. Snowman Owl radiates in his Whisper White and Basic Black suit.  He proudly displays his Black Fine Galaxy Glitter hat that was created with My Digital Studio and "A Cute Christmas - Snowman" stamp.  

Their black Designer Jewels eyes sparkle, as does Mr. Snowman Owl's mouth.  His Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon scarf adorns and warms his neck as they stand side-by-side on the fallen tree.  Although it's cold outside, they feel cosy in their beautiful surroundings - the  Plant Hope,  Always Artichoke, and  Basic Black pine trees in their background, and the Brayer produced Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and a touch of Perfect Plum sky.  They adore their Whisper WhiteMarina Mist, and Perfect Plum home, especially the interior, which is decorated with Shelli's Signature Collection, Serene Snowflakes

How adorable are they?  I think they are striking!

Now it's your turn -- you can't "click" away without telling their creator what you think of them!

God's Blessings!
Beverly Polen
Guneaux Designs
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Digital Downloads

Stampin' Up! just released today another group of new Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio!  Check them out HERE!

God's Blessings to You!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Devine Providence!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas

I finally got around to making a card with a Stampin' Up! sound card (item 121007).  The Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) (item 120809) was perfect for my first try.  This card was a hit as a display item at last weekend's workshop. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy pressing the "play" button (LOL).

The front of the card was inspired by a similar card created by Sarah Miller, but with alterations and different papers.

I used the Baja Breeze with Real Red polka dots paper from the SDSP for the primary cover on the front, spine, and back of the card. 

Other designer paper from the Candy Cane Christmas SDSP was used as well as Baja Breeze (item 111352), Blushing Bride (item 119797), and Real Red (item 119940) cardstock.  Additional Stampin' Up! products used were:  Word Play Stamp Set (item 120651); Top Note bigz die (item 113463);  Scallop Edge Border (item 118402), Photo Corners (item 119878), and Boho Blossoms (item 119858) punches; Petals-a-Plenty (item 116824) and Northern Flurry (item 120902) textured impressions folders; Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (item 109034); Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric (item 121715); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item 119246); Heat and Stick Powder (item 100625); Dazzling Diamonds (item 102023) and Fine Cosmo (item 108796) Stampin' Glitter; and Stampin' Up! adhesives. 

All products can be purchased at my Stampin' Up! 24/7 store.  I hope you have enjoyed my production. 

Now, tell me what you liked about it!

God's Blessings to You!
Beverly Polen
Guneaux Designs
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL

Friday, November 12, 2010



Have you wanted to begin your own Stampin' Up! business but just didn't want to pay $175 for a Starter Kit?

Would you like to become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator if you could purchase the starter kit at 50% off?

If so, you must act now!

Stampin' Up! is offering, for the first time ever, a simply amazing deal!  Beginning next Monday, November 15,  and ending Tuesday, November 30, you can purchase the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit for only $87.50.  Yes, you read that right, $87.50.  That is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!  The Starter Kit is a full kit - not a mini or a reduced-content kit!


You will be eligible for any program that typically is available to a new Demonstrator.  This includes, but is not limited to, the extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit, and a free two-month Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription!  

With the upcoming holidays, it's a busy time for most people.  That is why I am giving you a heads up about this offer.  It's a short two weeks that this offer is available, and that time span includes the Thanksgiving holiday.  



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Monday, November 8, 2010


May we bow our heads this week in gratitude for the military men and women who have such courage and are so bravely protecting our freedom, or who gave their precious lives in doing so.  May God richly bless these men and women and the families who lost a precious loved one in these horrible wars.  For U.S. citizens who do not stand behind our soldiers, may they stand in front of them!  Praise God for the U.S.A!

I made this card today (while fighting tears) and dedicated it to these wonderful military men and women.  As they bow their heads in prayer, asking for God's protection, may He wrap His protective arms around them and bring them safely home!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Living in FL does not allow me to enjoy the beautiful Fall season that I was so use to when I lived in N.VA.  Every year at this time, I have my friend, Sandy, send me pictures of her beautiful surroundings in PA so I can enjoy the Fall colors.  Missing the Fall colors prompted me to produce the following card.  Also, I decided to take a stab at watercoloring.  Please let me know what you think! 

All products used to develop this card are from Stampin' Up!, and are found HERE

Stamp Sets:  Greeting Card Kids (item 120633): Got Treats (120627); and Plant Hope (120540)
Classic Ink (Ink Refills):  Pear Pizzazz (119674); Blushing Bride (119676); Pumpkin Pie (119672); Daffodil Delight (121604); Bashful Blue (105146); Marina Mist (121605); More Mustard (101990); Cajun Craze (121603); Always Artichoke 105177); and retired Blush Blossom
Paper:  Watercolor (105019); Cajun Craze (119684); More Mustard (100946); and Pear Pizzazz (119795)
Accessories:  In Color Glimmer Brads (121005; Pear Pizzazz); Photo Corner Punch (119878); and Aqua Painter (103954); 1/16" Handheld Punch (101227); Sticky Strip (104294); and 2-Way Glue Pen (100425)  

God's Blessings to You!


Here are the Stampin' Up! new digital downloads, and more are on the way for the month of November!

ITEM:  123949  
DESCRIPTION:  Tags til Christmas Stamp Brush Set
PRICE:  $5.95

ITEM:  123950
DESCRIPTION: Jolly Jingles Stamp Brush Set
PRICE:  $7.95

ITEM:  123951
DESCRIPTION:  Decorative Label Punch
PRICE:  $0.95

ITEM:  123952
DESCRIPTION:  Medium Oval Punch
PRICE:  $0.95

ITEM:  123956
DESCRIPTION:  Christmas Cheer Digital Kit
PRICE:  $9.95