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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CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set

CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set

Perfect Reason Collection

Hello, my friends!  Do you like peacocks?  I think peacocks are one of God’s splendid creations.  The males are more beautiful and are typically blue and green.  They are known for their iridescent tails with colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues.  The large train of feathers is used in mating rituals and courtship displays.  It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird’s back and touches the ground on either side.

I am seeing a lot of peacock stamps being showcased on various crafting websites.  This week I receive some peacock stamps and wanted to feature them on a card.  Therefore my card share today is of a beautiful peacock with his long train of feathers.  It features Catherine Pooler’s (CP) recent released stamp set, CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set and a matching die set. This set has 21 great stamps, and my card only features 7 of those. Catherine’s Perfect Reason Collection includes this stamp set and matching dies along with three other stamp sets, two other sets of dies, and one stencil.  As of this writing, she has only 15% of her collection available and those will sell fast.

The colors I used when creating this card were SU Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, and Encore Metallic Gold.  These colors are those of a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to which I submitted my card.  I stamped seven of the stamps in these colors and die cut each piece.  I have 21 die cuts creating the peacock.

To spotlight the body of the peacock, I cut out an oval using a die from the ODBD Ornate Ovals on the top left corner of the Solar White Card Stock.  I attached a piece of SU Perfect Plum card stock behind the oval and attached both pieces into the negative cut out panel.  I then attached the peacock’s body and one wing.

To develop the peacock’s train of feathers, I added each die cut feather in rows.  I included three gold feathers to incorporate a touch of gold for the Color Challenge.

I used Essentials by Ellen Stitching Lines dies to add the embossed border on the card.  I then added clear sequins to the eye and wing of the peacock, and to the top left of the card.

I hope you are inspired by my card featuring CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set!  Here is a picture of the contents of Catherine’s  Perfect Reason Collection.


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

MATTHEW 7:15-17

Jesus said:  “Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them.  Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”

Lovely Flowers

It’s summertime and we are enjoying lovely flowers from our gardens!  Do you have a favorite summertime flower?  As for me, there are so many lovely flowers that it’s difficult for me to pick just one!

For my card share today, I have a beautiful card that was inspired by a Pinterest Board of dozens of beautiful bowls.

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The following is a photo of the bowl that inspired me.

Ceramic Bowl Flowers Blue Black White Botanicals Painted Floral Turquoise Housewarming Wedding Gift by sewZinski.:

I didn’t think I would like stamping flowers at the top of my card and leaving the bottom as blue card stock in order to replicate the bowl.  Thus, I reversed the placement of the flowers.

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I used both the Catherine Pooler Lovely Flowers stamp set and Stampin’ Up! retired Secret Garden stamp set to make the flowers.  The larger flowers are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set, and the small blue ones are from the Catherine Pooler Lovely Flowers stamp set.  Note that I added some color to the bigger flowers as I wanted to give them some dimension.  I used three Copic Sketch Markers in the gray family, C00, C01, and C03, to create shading on the flowers.  I also traced around the flowers with Copic Sketch Marker B91, which is a blue color.  Then I added the small blue flowers from the Lovely Flowers stamp set

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I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder of flowers to emboss the blue card stock and cut it with a die to form the wave that is similar to that on the bowl.

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To finish the card, I added the sentiment, You’re Amazingly Amazing, which is from Catherine Pooler’s Lovely Flowers stamp set.

Lastly, I submitted this card to a Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and it was selected as a Favorite of the Week ending July 24, 2016.

Questions and comments are very welcomed!


STAMPS: Catherine Pooler Lovely Flowers from the Lovely Notes Collection (while supplies last) and Stampin’ Up! retired Secret Garden.

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White, SU Marina Mist and Basic Black Card Stock

INK:  SU Marina Mist, Copic Sketch Markers C00, C01, C03, and B91.

ACCESSORIES:  Anna Griffin Embossing Folder and Lawn Fawn Bordes Dies


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Who is the liar?  It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ.  Such a man is the antichrist – he denies the Father and the Son.”  1 John 2:22

Memory Box Tulip Bouquet

Hello, everyone!!  My card share today is one I submitted to Splitcoaststampers for a Sketch Challenge.  The primary element on the card is the tulips made with the Memory Box Tulip Bouquet Die.

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The sketch for the challenge is this:


I die cut the tulips in white, So Saffron, and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and assembled them as shown in this photo.  I added so flicks of color with a copic sketch marker, R21.

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The continuation of the stems were done in Crisp Cantaloupe and White card stock, as shown in this photo.  These overlap the piece of So Saffron card stock that I embossed with an Anne Griffin embossing folder.  I stamped the word, “Thanks”, using a three step stamp from Catherine Pooler’s latest release, Lovely Notes Collection.

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Thanks for stopping by and your comments are welcome!!

UPDATE 7-24-16:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Week Ending on 7-24-16.


Stamps:  Hand Painted Thanks (from Catherine Pooler’s Lovely Notes Collection)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU So Saffron, and Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper Size: 5-1/2″ SQ
Ink: SU So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Calypso Coral; and Copic Sketch Marker R21
Accessories: Memory Box Tulip Bouquet Die, Memory Keepers Next Level Wave EF, Anna Griffin Circular Grid EF, ODBD Bitty Butterflies, Swarovski Crystals, and Foam Adhesive Squares

Memory Box - Die - Tulip Bouquet  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder / Border Set - by Anna Griffin - 5x7 - Circular Grid BITTY BUTTERFLIES DIES

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.  Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.  For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.  Lamentations 3:31-33

Lovely Notes Collection

Today the outstanding artist, Kittie (kittie747) on Splitcoaststampers chose another remarkable artist to be the Featured Stamper for this week. That artist is the one and only Vickie Yeakley (Vickie Y.) CONGRATS, Vickie!!!  I used Catherine Pooler’s Lovely Notes Collection to create this card in honor of Vickie.

Lovely Notes_1To participate in the Featured Stamper Challenge, you select a card of the featured stamper to CASE, changing at least two things.  I chose one of Vickie’s card that is actually in my Favorites List today, “Lace Border vky”. I love the design of her card, and decided I would honor Vickie by creating a similar card. This is her card.  

Things that I changed from Vickie’s original:

1. Color Choices (her colors are a shade of lavender and green)
2. Stamped Images (except for the sentiment, she has no stamped images)
3. Sentiment (her sentiment is, “Just Saying Hello”)
4. Position of the border cuts (her borders run from corner to corner)
5. Die Cut Outs (she has a butterfly and flower)

Lovely Notes Collection

For my card, I used the stamps from the Lovely Notes Collection (Catherine Pooler) to randomly stamp flowers and foliage onto the solar white card stock. I used one of the Spellbinders dies to create borders and popped up the two pieces with foam tape onto a Tempting Turquoise Pierced Rectangle. I also created three flowers (on the left side), die cut them, and adhered them to the card front with foam tape. This was attached to the Daffodil Delight card base.

I felt the sentiment, Celebrate, is quite appropriate as we are celebrating one of SCS favorite artist!

Lovely Notes Collection

Enjoy and have a wonderful, blessed day!

7-24-16 UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Week Ending 7-14-16!


STAMPS:  Lovely Notes Collection (by Catherine Pooler)

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White, SU Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight

INK:  SU Pixie Pink, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive

ACCESSORIES:  ODBD Celebrate & Wish Die Set, ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Three Dies, and Lovely Flowers and Banners Dies (Catherine Pooler)

(NOTE:  Catherine Pooler’s Lovely Notes Collection is available while supplies last.  If available, you’ll find her collection HERE.)

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Jesus said:  “In that day you will no longer ask me anything.  I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.  Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.  Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”  John 16:23-24