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.

SU Out West

SU Out West

Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper for this week is Susy Kegal (aka Boss).  The object of being a featured stamper is for others to case your work.  Susy has a fantastic gallery from which to pick a card to case.  After spending time viewing a lot of Susy’s gorgeous gallery, I kept coming back to this Boots Scootin’ card, so I had to case it. The boots on Susy’s and my cards are the only similar element.  When I saw her card, I was reminded of the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Out West stamp set that is retired and contains a pair of boots.  Thus, I used the SU Out West stamp set for my card.


Ephesians 2:4-7

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”


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Serene Silhouettes

SERENE SILHOUETTES

Hello, and welcome back, or welcome if this is your first time to this site.  Do you remember the old Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Serene Silhouettes?  I call the stamp set “old” because it is more than five years old.  I created my Serene Silhouettes card for a Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS) to create a project that includes birds.  Because the card needed to be CAS, I searched for a simple image of a bird or birds, and this set is the one I found in my stash of older stamps.


Ephesians 2:1-3

“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this wold and the ruler of the kingdom of the air [Satan], the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.  Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.”

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Tutorial for a Pop Up Valentine

TUTORIAL FOR A POP UP VALENTINE

Hello, friends!!  Today I have for you a tutorial for a pop up valentine.  I made this valentine card in response to a Splitcoastampers’ challenge to create a pop up card.  I rarely make such a card, and I had to do a lot of experimenting to make this one as  I did not have, or could not find, a tutorial that I liked when making mine.  I knew what I wanted to create, so I set out to accomplish a pop up card using Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies.  Here is the front of my card.


John 17:22-23

Jesus Prays for All Believers:  “I have given them the glory that you [God] gave me, that they may be one as we are one:  I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” 


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Heartfelt Creations Songs of Spring

Heartfelt Creations Songs of Spring

Are you ready for Spring?  I sure am!  It will be here according to the calendar in about six weeks!  I am trying to move it along by creating a card that relates to May Showers Brings May Flowers!  I am sharing with you today my Heartfelt Creations Songs of Spring card.


2 Timothy 3:1-5

“But mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.  Have nothing to do with them.”

Are we living in these days???


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Sending Love Your Way – Penny Black So Loved

Sending Love Your Way – Penny Black So Loved

Welcome back!!  Today I am “Sending Love Your Way with a Penny Black So Loved Card.  I love the Penny Black So Loved stamp set featuring two cats, a dog, and hedgehog; all with valentines!  Here is a card I made with the stamp set.


John 17:20-21

Jesus prays for all believers:  “My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”


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Heartfelt Creations Sweetheart Borders Valentine

Heartfelt Creations Sweetheart Borders Valentine

Welcome, and happy Wednesday!!  My card share today is a Heartfelt Creations Sweetheart Borders Valentine!  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and I need to get cards made.  This valentine is in non-traditional colors because it is my submission to Splitcoaststampers.com color challenge for this week.

The color combination for the challenge is Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, and Powder Pink.  Stef (aka – dahlia 19) was the color challenge hostess, and I was so happy to see that she selected navy; a color not selected often, if at all.


Ephesians 4-13

Apostle Paul said:

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unit of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”


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