SU Flower Shop-ODBD Faith, Hope & Love


My card share today features the SU Flower Shop Stamp Set and ODBD Faith, Hope & Love Dies.  This card was made for Splitcoaststampers (i.e., Audrie’s (girlgeek101) Village Hat Shop Inspiration Challenge, IC563. She selected this site from which to draw inspiration  for creating a card.  I was inspired by this lovely hat and it was the driver behind this card.


My faith is always my primary focus, and without it I would be lost!  That’s why I chose FAITH as my sentiment.

Stamps:  SU Flower Shop
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU Basic Black, and SU Garden Green
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Borders Dies, ODBD Faith, Hope, and Love Dies, IO Foliage Die, SU Pansy Punch, SU Ribbon, Foam Tape

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

LUKE 16:13 (NIV)

Jesus said:  “No one can serve two masters.  Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money.”

ODBD Grace’s Hope

Happy Monday!!  Hope everyone had a blessed weekend!  Today’s card share features two different  and new Our Daily Bread Designs (OBDB) products: 1)  ODBD Grace’s Hope Stamp Set (1715) and 2) ODBD Lavish Layers Dies.  Also featured is a retired Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set, the And Everything Nice.

ODBD Grace's Hope

Isn’t she so pretty?  I have had this stamp of the little girl in the rain since it came out in 2005; however, I had never used it until today!  Eleven years she was stuck inside her plastic container.  Shame, shame!!  LOL

I used the new ODBD Lavish Layers Dies to cut the two frames showing on the card. Isn’t the design of these dies gorgeous?   I love the new dies!  They are very intricate but cut so well.  The card’s sentiment “HOPE” is from the ODBD Grace’s Hope stamp set. If you’ve not tried Our Daily Bread Designs products, I strongly recommend them to you!

Let me share about the name of the stamp set, Grace’s Hope.  Grace Nywening is a sweet lady who is a former Design Team Coordinator and current DT member of Our Daily Bread Designs Company.   She is undergoing a very powerful chemotherapy treatment course for Breast Cancer.  ODBD decided to honor Grace by dedicating to her the Special Edition Anniversary stamp sets for 2016!  Grace’s Hope is one of the stamp sets.  If you believe in prayer, please add her to your prayer list.  Thank you!

Back to the card.  I am submittimg this card to Splitcoaststampers for it’s Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS371 – APRIL SHOWERS.  The challenge requirements are:  “You know the old saying…April showers bring May Flowers?  Well, today it’s all about those April Showers! The challenge is to use a watery image/element on your project.”  When I read the challenge, the little girl stamp immediately came to my mind.  FINALLY, I decided to use the stamp for my image on the card!

ODBD Grace's Hope

I hope you enjoy my little girl!!


Stamps:   ODBD Grace’s Hope Stamp Set (1715) and Stampin’ Up! (SU) And Everything Nice

Paper:  SU Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder

Card Size:  A2

Ink:  Copic Markers

Accessories:  ODBD Lavish Layers (CBD149) and Copic Markers

Technique:  Coloring with Copics

These are pictures of some of the products I used.  Click on the above links, not the pictures, to access the products:

ODBD GRACE'S HOPEODBD Grace's Hope - LAVISH LAYERS DIESODBD Grace's HopeWisteria Wonder 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock by Stampin' Up!


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

 Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the week.”  Isaiah 40:29

Card Sketch Challenge

Yesterday, Splitcoaststampers had a great card sketch challenge as seen below.  The sketch challenge was so much fun that folks added more than one card to the Card Sketch Challenge, SC586, gallery.

Card Sketch Challenge

I decided to create a scene and cut it to fit the sketch.  Here is my response to the challenge:

Card Sketch Challenge

The majority of the card was sponged, except for the stamped images.   I used copic markers for portions of the images.   I love the technique of sponging so it was fun to participate in the challenge.  I think that when responding to a sketch challenge, one has more freedom to create than challenges with specific requirements.  I hope you enjoy the card, and any feedback is welcomed!

(Update:  This card was selected as a favorite on Splitcoaststampers!!)


The following supplies were used to create the card:

Stamps: ODBD Many Thanks, SU Plant Hope, and Rubber Stampede Thy Word is a Lamp

Paper: SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Marina Mist

Paper Size: A2

Ink: SU Inks and Copics

Accessories: Copics Markers, SU Sponges, and Spellbinders Angel of Peace

ODBD Many ThanksSpellbinders Holiday Angel of Peace_1


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.”  Romans 12:2

SU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

Hello, stampers!  Are you having a good Wednesday?  I’m in my craft room creating and having fun.  Today’s card share features the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Secret Garden and Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC575,  Blushing Blissful Brides ~ DO THE MACARON-A!  


(Update:  This card was included in Splitcoaststampers Favorites for the week ending on March 27, 2016.)

The SU colors selected for the Color Challenge are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Blackberry Bliss

SU Secret Garden and Splitcoaststampers

Creating this card took some time as it involves using SU’s White Craft Ink as the initial layer of ink for the flower in the center.  This flower is from the SU Secret Garden Stamp Set.

I am not sure of the name for this technique, but I’ll explain how I did it. Normally this technique is not used on a dark piece of card stock like Blackberry Bliss.  A craft color of card stock (i.e., Crumb Cake) is typically used.  However, I decided that I wanted to use the technique on a die cutout (i.e., ODBD Layered Lacey Squares) from Blackberry Bliss card stock.

To use the technique, I first covered the floral stamp with VersaMark Watermark Ink, added SU White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  Using a dry Aqua Painter, I applied SU Whisper White Craft Ink over each petal, being careful to stay inside the embossed petals lines.  I allowed the Whisper White Craft Ink to dry before I used the SU Blushing Bride Marker to color the petals of the flower.  It took several layers of ink, and it’s still not what I wanted.  However, I did the best I could.  That’s all, folks – it’s that simple, but time consuming!

Here are more photos:

SU Secret Garden and SplitcoaststampersSU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

SU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

I had to include this poor quality photo below.  I was outside taking photos of the card when a breeze whipped up and blew my card over just as I was snapping the photo.  I caught the card just as it was falling.  A flying card makes a blurred photo.  LOL

SU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

Enjoy and come back soon!



Stamps:  SU Secret Garden and Trust God (sentiment)

Paper:  SU Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Blackberry Bliss

Card Size:  A2

Ink:  VersaMark Watermark Ink, SU Whisper White Craft Ink, SU Blushing Bride Marker, SU Mint Macaron Reinker

Accessories:  SU White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, ODBD Layered Lacey Squares, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles,  SU Organza Ribbon (dyed Mint Macaron), and a dry Aqua Painter


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him”  James 1:12


Happy Scenes Snowy Scenes

I think that one of the most beautiful scenes in the Northern United States is a beautiful snowy scene that is untouched by tire tracks, foot prints, animal hoof/paw prints, road slush, and more.  The quietness of a landscape with trees that are covered with freshly fallen white snow is a gift from heaven and it certainly is a happy scene.  You can see things in the landscape that you have not noticed before.  If there is a red cardinal in the landscape, that pop of red upon the glistening white snow is breathtaking.

Last week I created a similar scene for my card that I am sharing today.  I created the card in response to a  Inspirational Challenge, IC527.  The challenge involved picking a picture from a particular Pinterest board that inspired you, and then creating a card based on that inspiration.  This is the beautiful picture I chose as my inspiration:

 And this is my inspirational card that I created

Happy Scene Snowy Scene

I was excited to hear that my card was selected for one of the Splitcoaststampers FAVORITES for the week ending January 10.  

To create the scene, I used Stampin’ Up! stamp sets that included trees and one that included the bench in the scene.  The stamp sets are:

  1. Lovely as a Tree (Item #128655)
  2. Happy Scenes (retired)
  3. Branch Out (retired)
  4. Plant Hope (retired)
  5. Pendant Park (retired)

I began by stamping the large tree from the Branch Out Stamp Set into VersaMark Ink and stamping it in four places on the Whisper White Card Stock.  I then embossed these trees (including the branches at the top left and right) with Stampin’ Up! Pewter Embossing Powder (retired).

Using light gray inks, I stamped the remaining trees in the background.  Because the inspirational picture has yellow and orange in the sky portion of the background, I sponged Stampin’ Up! So Saffron and Peach Parfait Ink onto the snowy scene background.  I added a bench into the foreground with red birds (from other stamp sets) on and around the bench.  I added the sentiment from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set.

Once I was satisfied with the scene, I added white acrylic paint to place “snow” within the trees.  I covered the complete scene with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I attached the scene to a piece of Brushed Silver Card Stock which was attached to the Real Red card base.

Enjoy my snowy scene greeting card!

Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP – MOJO310

Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSPMy special friend, Melody, from N.VA has left to return home, and I feel sad.  However, I am very pleased that we had a fantastic visit, and I hope to see her again soon.  Because I feel sad about her leaving, I chose to create a card that would provide comfort to anyone who has such feelings when a loved one visits and leaves.  Therefore, I am featuring the Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP and Verve Stamps on my card share today.  The Verve Stamps “Let It Be” Stamp Set has the perfect sentiment stamp for the card:  “Every Little Thing is Going to be All Right“.  This picture provides a close up of the sentiment. Venetian Romance DSP

I think that the design I used from the Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP is one of the prettiest designs from the DSP.  Its colors are Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding Card Stock for the card base and the Island Indigo Card Stock for a couple of highlighting elements.

I used this past Monday’s MOJO Monday MOJO310 sketch for the design of my card.  The MOJO310 sketch follows.  

MOJO310 Sketch

It is great to have a sketch to follow when creating a card.  Julee Tilman’s sketches are always beautiful.  She is one of the designers for MOJO Monday.


Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Card Stock, Pistachio Pudding Card Stock, and Very Vanilla Card Stock

Stamps:  Verve Stamps – Let It Be Stamp Set

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Classic Ink

Accessories:  Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls

 Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP

 Stamping With Guneaux Designs

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen
 Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP