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.

Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Foliage

Have you seen the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Foliage dies?  They are great!  I used one of the dies to create the pumpkin on my card share for today.  This card is for a Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers to create a “grateful” card.

I used this technique to create a panel from which I die cut the pumpkin and sentiment.


John 14:9

“Jesus answered [Philip]:  “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?  Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.  How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?”.”



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Sparkling Poinsettias

Sparkling Poinsettias

Every Saturday, the Splitcoaststampers site has an inspiration challenge.  Yesterday’s challenge showcased the Agraria San Francisco website.  I selected the Lavender and Rosemary group for my inspiration, and this is the card I made using the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettias stamp and die.

I’m not sure that it can be seen in the above photo, but I started my card by stamping two Holly Strips with Golden Glitz Pigment Ink down the center of the lavender panel. This was to represent the strips of a gold design in this picture.  It is obvious in the photo below.


Matthew 12:25-28 (Jesus and Beelzebub, the Prince of Demons)

Jesus healed a demon-possessed blind and mute individual and was criticized by the Pharisees who said that Jesus could only cast out demons by Beelzebub, the prince of demons.  “Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.  If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.  How then can his kingdom stand?  And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out?  So then, they will be your judges.  But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”


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Penny Black On The Lake

Penny Black On The Lake

I have for you today a card made with the Penny Black On The Lake stamp.  Penny Black makes gorgeous stamps, and I have had this stamp for many months and not used it.  I was not sure if I could make a nice card with it.  I decided to take a chance and see what I could create with it.  I think I made a beautiful card featuring the Penny Black On The Lake stamp.

I wanted to use fall colors to create the card, so I used several Stampin’ Up!’s (SU) inks (i.e., pads and markers).


Luke 10:18-20

Jesus said: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy: nothing will harm you.  However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”


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Make It Crafty Neve

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Make It Crafty Neve

Do you struggle with coloring with Copic Sketch Markers?  I sure do!  I have had a couple of classes but I still struggle.  However, I was determined to make this beautiful card by using Copic Sketch Markers and two digital stamps – Make It Crafty Neve and Make It Crafty Winter Hills Scene.

My card is for Mary’s color challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The color combination for the challenge is Real Red, Cucumber Crush, and Marina Mist.  Her desert is Christmas.  I love this color combination, and it is perfect for Christmas!


Ephesians 2:8

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”


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Neon Violet Ornaments – Delightful Decorations

Neon Violet Ornaments – Delightful Decorations

Hello and Happy Monday!!  Thank you for stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my latest crafting creation!  I have for you today a card that I call, Neon Violet Ornaments, and it features the ODBD Delightful Decorations stamp set.

This card is for today’s Splitcoaststampers Clean And Simple challenge to show what you love about November by using the letters N.O.V. in making your card!  The NOV for my card is: N – Neon Violet; O – Ornaments; and V – Violet Ornaments.  The primary color on the card is a Fluorescent Violet, but it looks royal blue.

What do I love about November?  My daughters decorating their Christmas trees!  The day after Thanksgiving is when they decorate.  That is why I created a Christmas card with an image of a decorated tree, or the bottom section thereof.


Micah 6:8

“He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”


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Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendor

Are you having a wonderful fall season?  Fall, also known as autumn, is the time of the year that the season changes from summer to winter in the Northern Hemisphere.  The deciduous trees’ leaves turn into awesome colors before falling from the trees.  Then there is the wonderful task we all love to hate; raking the leaves.

I hope that you are experiencing the typical autumn with the awesome array of colors.  I live in Florida where the official memo announcing autumn never arrives.  I miss the wonderful season, and I try to enjoy it through crafting.  My card share today is one reflecting autumn splendor.


Hebrews 13:15

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise —the fruit of lips that confess his name.”



This week’s color challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to create using Stampin’ Up! (SU) colors of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Cherry Cobbler.  I submitted this card for the challenge. Continue reading