About Beverly

Hi! I am Beverly Polen, owner and designer for Guneaux Designs, a rubber stamping home-based business of direct sales of top-quality rubber stamping products. We create create beautiful artwork (e.g., greeting cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D paper crafts, and more) that features Stampin' Up! (SU) products . Making greeting cards for my family and friends is something I love and have done for years. Initially, I made cards using various software. Then in 2005, I was introduced to hand-made cards, using rubber stamps. I jumped in with both feet. In 2006 I was introduced to SU stamp sets. I was amazed that there were stamp sets with coordinating stamps. No more buying individual stamps, playing the mix and match game. I was so impressed by the quality of the SU products that allowed me to make beautiful and creative greeting cards. I have been hooked ever since and my creativity continues to blossom.

Lighthouse Greeting Card

LIGHTHOUSE GREETING CARD

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by to see my Lighthouse Greeting Card. Lighthouses have a special meaning to me and I love including them on my cards when possible.  Lighthouses to me are symbolic for the Word.

This Lighthouse Greeting Card was made in honor of the Featured Stamper for last week on Splitcoaststampers.  Sharon (aka shendrian) was the Featured Stamper, and I selected this gorgeous card of Sharon’s to case.  I love her red lighthouse and, therefore, I created a red one.

Isn’t the blue wavy panel gorgeous?  I created it with a We Are Memory Keepers Wave Embossing Folder and Hero Arts Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.

The lighthouse image was made with an old Rubber Stampede, Thy Word is a Lamp stamp.  I love the stamp, and looked for it on line to link to my post.  Unfortunately, I could only find it on eBay or Etsy.

May the verse on the card bring you joy today!


Stamp:  Rubber Stampede, Thy Word is a Lamp

Paper: Neenah White

Ink: Salty Ocean Distress Oxide

Accessories: CottageCutz Double-Stitched Oval Dies, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Water, Spritzer, Wave Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Paper Piercing Tool, Foam Tape


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God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Psalm 119:105 & 106

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.”

Hibiscus Greeting Card

Hello, my friends!  Hope you have some great plans for the weekend!  I appreciate you stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my Hibiscus Greeting Card.  I love Hibiscus plants, and I have many around my home.  One of my Hibiscus plants is the impetus for creating this Hibiscus Greeting Card.  It is a plant that produces large beautiful pink flowers.  Each flower on the Hibiscus plant is at least 6″ in size.

I created this Hibiscus Greeting Card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers.com  Ways To Use It Challenge, WT649 – Domestic Inspiration.  The challenge is to find something around your home that inspires you.  I draw inspiration from many of my Hibiscus plants as well as many other floral plants.  But this plant is right outside my crafting room window, and each time I look outside, I see the beautiful blooms.  This is the card I created from my inspiration piece.

Here is a photo of my inspiration piece:

While I was taking the above photo, I had a bee hanging round the flower.  Therefore, I included a bee on the Hibiscus on the bottom left of my card.  The Hibiscus flower and leaves were made with the ODBD Hibiscus Dies and ODBD Tropical Leaves.  I included pink prills on the Hibiscus stamen. The bee was made with the ODBD Butterfly and Bugs Stamp Set and Matching Dies.

To create the background of the card, I used several Hero Arts Distress Oxide Ink Pads to sponge on the sky and water.  Afterwards I used the ODBD Bon Voyage Stamp Set to stamp the Palm Trees in black ink, as well as the sentiment.  This stamp set is a great set if you like creating beach scenes.

To assemble the card, I created a black frame using the ODBD Pierceed Rectangles Dies to go around the beach scene.

My card base is black card stock to which I added a piece of pink card stock.  I attached the scene to the pink card stock and added the Hibiscus and leaves.

Please share your thoughts about my Hibiscus Greeting card!  I love reading your comments!


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God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Ephesians 4:31 & 31

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.”

Heartfelt Creations Winter’s Eve Card

Heartfelt Creations Winter’s Eve Card

Hello!  Today I am sharing my Heartfelt Creations Winter’s Eve Card  that I made for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com.  The hostess of the challenge wanted to “See the Light”.  The impetus for her challenge was related to the days getting shorter and having less light each day.  Therefore, my Heartfelt Creations Winter’s Eve Card shows much light from a window.

I used several of the products in this collection to create the card.   I used the Window Frame Stamp Set and Window Frame Dies to create the window.   The gorgeous designer paper I used is from the Heartfelt Creations Winter’s Eve Collection paper pad. The paper pad includes so many gorgeous designs.

Here are additional photos of my card:

Enjoy!!


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God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Luke 23:44-46

“It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining.  And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”  When he had said this, he breathed his last.