SU Autumn Splendor

Today I have a very clean and simple card for you!  It features a retired Stampin’ Up! (SU) stamp set, the SU Autumn Splendor.  autumn-leaf_1

This card took me about 5 minutes to create!  I probably should create more clean and simply cards.  I submitted the card for a “Clean and Simple” (CAS) challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge, CAS394, required a one layer card with a nature themed stamp.  I simply embossed a double-stitched rectangle on the card front and stamped an autumn leaf covered in various fall colors. I stamped the “many thanks” sentiment in metallic gold.  And that’s it!  How’s that for a CAS card?


        SU Autumn Splendor



God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

Hero Arts Cardinal

I am blessed to have another day, a day to share this beautiful card I made featuring Hero Arts Cardinal Stamp Set.

The very talented Mary (MaryR917) is the host today for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC600. She asked the design team to pick a favorite challenge that they hosted between #501 and #599, and we can select their colors for this challenge. I selected the colors of Karen Barber’s Color Challenge, CC509. For that challenge, she selected SU Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, and Old Olive.

Hero Arts Cardinal

These are the steps I followed to made my card:

~Cut a circle from my card base and stamped on it multiple times using three-step stamps of a cardinal.
~Used one application of Cherry Cobbler for the first stamp, two for the second stamp, and multiple times for the third.
~Stamped the branch with Old Olive multiple times to make the branch darker.
~Stamped the pine needles with one application of Old Olive.
~Masked the cardinal and branch and sponged Soft Sky around them.
~Ran the front of the card base through my Big Shot using the SU Holly EF.
~Attached a piece of white card stock behind the card base front and adhered the cardinal piece back into the circle that I previously cut out.

Hero Arts Cardinal~Cut poinsettias from Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock using the Cottage Cutz Poinsettia & Holly Die.
~Assembled and adhered the flowers together and added flower soft in the centers.
~Attached the flowers to the card base.

Hero Arts Cardinal
~Cut a ribbon banner and stamped on it Merry Christmas, added foam tape, and attached to the card base.
~Added three light green sequins to the card.


Enjoy and thanks for viewing and leaving comments!


     119685s 131203s  131181s  126966s 126953s  DOUBLE STITCHED CIRCLES DIES    holly-ef

Flower Soft - DIAMOND GOLD  Flower Soft Accessories - GLUE  Nuvo Crystal Drops - Autumn Red


Big Shot


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stand forever.”  Isaiah 40-8 

Remember 9-11-01

September 11, 2016 – fifteen years since that horrific day!  The United States citizens must always remember 9-11-01.  This card is in remembrance of that horrific day!


Although I created this card in rememberance of 9-11, I entered it into a Splitcoaststampers Free For All, F4A342, Challenge hosted by Robin’s (Stamperrobin). She asked that we make a card that shows time, as in clock/clocks.

The card took me a couple days to create as brought back many emotional memories. I was one of those running for her life when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. EST in the US.

At the time, I was working for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. As my staff gathered in my conference room watching TV and the horrific occurrences in NYC, we were in shock.

8:46 a.m. – Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC);
9:03 a.m. – Flight 175 crashes into the WTC’s South Tower;
9:37 a.m. – Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon – Panic struck, I was confused but ordered my staff to leave the building immediately!  When we exited the building, there were masses of people running, not knowing where to go! I found my car pool members and felt some relief that we were together out of the building.

However, we were stuck!! Traffic was not moving, phone lines weren’t working, panic everywhere. It took us HOURS to exit the city and to arrive at home. Then I realized Flight 93 crashed into a field in PA. That day is one that is etched in my memory, never to be erased.

As for the card, I used red and yellow brushos to resemble the horrific fires! I used an embossing folder on the dried card stock to represent the “pieces”; lives lost breaking families into pieces, buildings fell into many pieces, survivors hearts broken into pieces, etc.

The clocks on the card are broken into pieces and the face of each clock is grayish to represent the horrific gray matter flying in the air when the WTC Towers crashed.

Let us never forget!

Because the purpose of this card is to encourage remembrance of 9-11, the supplies used are insignificant.  Therefore, links of the supplies are not included.

Stamps: ODBD Grace’s Strength, SU Word Play, SU Sentimental Journey

Paper: Watercolor Card Stock, Solar White Card Stock, and SU Daffodil Delight Card Stock

Ink: SU Real Real

Accessories: Red and Yellow Brushos, MS PowerPoint, ODBD Double Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Frame Dies, WRMK EF, Sizzix Numbers

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”  Hebrews 8:12