SU Eat Chocolate Stamp Set

Good afternoon!  I have another card to share with you today.  This card features the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Eat Chocolate Stamp Set that retired years ago.  I created this card for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS417, for today.  The challenge is to “show chocolate” on a project!

I have had this SU Eat Chocolate stamp set for years and had not used it until today. When I read the text of the Clean and Simple Challenge, I knew which stamp set I would use, but first I had to find it!  I catalog my stamps and store them in alpha order.  However, I could not remember the name of the stamp set, so I had to search to find it.  I have so many of Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and many have not been used.  I used to be one a SU Demonstrator, and when catalogs were issued, I wanted everything in them.  Thus, I have sets that have never been used!  I guess that is a hazard of being an SU Demonstrator!

For the card, I decided to use SU Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip card stock.  I love those two colors together.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  I cut it out with a SU Decorative Label Punch, and also a Chocolate Chip Card Stock mat for the sentiment.  I tied a turquoise bow and attached it to the bottom of the sentiment.

I then randomly stamped in chocolate chip ink another stamp from the set.  This stamp image says, “So Much Chocolate So Little Time!”.  I wanted a chocolate chip border around the turquoise panel, and I created it with the lovely MFT In and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Before attaching each layer, I used a scallop circle punch to cut out the top left corner, which gives the appearance that someone took a bite of chocolate from the card.  LOL

Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving comments about the card!

Supplies used that have not retired:


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

MATTHEW 7:24-28

While on a mountainside and teaching his disciples, Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.  When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.”

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, Quatrefancy DSP, Stampin’ Up!

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, Quatrefancy DSP, Stampin’ Up!

Do you like trying different forms of art?  I sure do.  Actually, I am excited to share with you today a new art form that a special friend shared with me this weekend.  The art requires  using tracing paper to trace images or items, cutting out the traced items, temporarily adhering the cut-outs onto Designer Series Paper, drawing around the cut-outs, and cutting out the drawn pieces and adhering them to paper to create an image.  It closely resembles using a pattern to cut out and sew fabric.  This piece that I’m sharing features the Stampin’ Up! Everything Eleanor Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up! Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper.  The piece of art is 6″ x 12″; therefore, my pictures are a little larger than usual.


Isn’t she beautiful?  I think so!!  All of the paper on the piece of art is Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.  My lady has an up-do which is enhanced with a headband decorated with a flower and rhinestone.  Her body is made with a Stampin’ Up! script DSP.  The upper portion of her dress is made with one design  from the upcoming Quatrefancy  Speciality Designer Series Paper, which I love.  The bottom portion is made with various designs from the same DSP.  The stamp image from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set really causes the piece to pop!  I’m thinking that I will call my lady, Eleanor!  That seems quite fitting! (lol)

The following pictures provide a better view of Eleanor’s dress top and bottom:

The flowers at the top of the dress bottom are enhanced with a Stampin’ Up! Basic Rhinestone that I colored with a permanent marker.  The flowers themselves are from a collection that is not Stampin’ Up! flowers.

After adhering all of the pieces (i.e., her body, dress, flowers) to the yellow piece of paper, which is a design from the Quatrefancy DSP, I adhered it to a piece of cardboard.  This provides the art piece with stability and allows me to set it up in a picture stand.

I hope you enjoy Eleanor and will give this art form a try!


 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs

 Everything Eleanor Stamp Set and Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper

April “Best Of” 25 Years Stamp Set – Best of Butterflies


April "Best of" 25 Years Stamp Set - Best of Butterflies - Stampin' Up!

Best of Butterflies – 133345 – Clear Mount Only – $14.95

Today Stampin’ Up! introduces its April “Best Of” 25 Years Stamp Set; the  Best of Butterflies Stamp Set.

As shared before, as part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25-year anniversary celebration, it is bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets.  One set will be released each month during 2013.  Along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set includes a never-before-seen image!

The never-before-seen image in the April Best Of 25 Years Stamp Set is the one circled in the above picture.  The Elegant Butterfly Punch is a perfect match for this stamp image.  Check out this Best of Butterflies PDF for further information.


EXTENSION OF AVAILABILITY OF SINGLE STAMPS:   Stampin’ Up originally intended to discontinue the offer of single stamps on March 31.  However, the stamps have been so popular that it was decided to extend the current offering until July 31, 2013!  So you have more time to purchase these stamps.  You can see these stamps HERE.


Sent With Love - Stampin' Up!

 If you have not already, be sure to take advantage of the special limited-time Sent with Love offer.  Buy the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper. or both in a bundle at a 20 percent discount!  The stamp set and Designer Series Paper are only available through April 30!

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen

The Bible Series Coming on March 3, 2013

Friends, I want to use my crafting website today to draw your attention to a new mini TV series that brings the Bible to life. “The Bible” is an epic five-week, 10 hour television miniseries premiering March 3, 2013 on the History Channel from Emmy Award winning husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. For two hours each Sunday night millions of viewers will see the Bible from Genesis to Revelation come to life in a way never before seen. The final episode of the series will air on Easter Sunday and will feature the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Below is the schedule for the series.

Week 1, Episode 1 The Beginning – Noah, Abraham thru Jacob, Israel begins
Week 1, Episode 2 The Exodus – Pharaoh, Moses, Red Sea and Ten Commandments
Week 2, Episode 1 The Homeland – Joshua, Samson, Judges, David & Goliath
Week 2, Episode 2 The Kingdom – David, Saul, Solomon
Week 3, Episode 1 The Survival – Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Jews return to Jerusalem
Week 3, Episode 2 The Revolution – Roman, birth of Christ, John the Baptist, Jesus and Peter
Week 4, Episode 1 The Mission – Pharisees, Jesus, miracles, Disciples
Week 4, Episode 2 The Betrayal – Last supper, Judas, Peter’s Denial
Week 5, Episode 1 The Passion – Nicodemus, Caiaphas, Pilate, Crucifixion, Resurrection
Week 5, Episode 2 The Courage – Jesus returns, Holy Spirit comes, Disciples die, John survives death, exiled to Patmos, Revelation

 Below is the official trailer for “The Bible”.


I hope you will find time to watch The Bible series as it is a very spiritual event that will provide you with a visual of stories in The Bible that we Christians have read and heard about for most of our lives.

Further information on The Bible series can be found here!

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen

Stampin Up Sent With Love Stamp Set and DSP


Sent With Love

NEW!  From now through April 30, 2013, the following Stampin Up Sent With Love Stamp Set (131847) and Designer Series Paper (132182) can be purchased.  They can be purchased separately or as a bundle (132851) at a 20% discount!  The bundle also includes Calypso Coral  Baker’s Twine!

Stampin' Up! Sent with love dsp

The Stampin Up Sent with Love Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper are all about travel.  It is great for documenting family vacations and other related travel.  Of course, it certainly can be used as well for other paper-crafting projects.

Item Description Price
131847 Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only) $17.95
132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper $10.95
132851 Sent with Love Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
20% off retail value!

The Stampin Up Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they will be gone!

In addition, you may purchase the Stampin Up Sent with Love Digital Kit (132914 -$9.95). Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.


ALSO, Stampin Up has released its Best Of 25 Years Stamp Set for February!

Best of Love
February’s Best of Love stamp set is now available (see below picture).  Recall that one of the stamps in each of Stampin Up’s “Best of 25 Years” stamp sets is a never-seen-before stamp.  In this group, the never-seen-before stamp is the “Read my Lips”.

Best Of Love

Stampin Up Best Of Love (132987)

Remember to hang onto your 25-year proof of purchase sticker, and adhere it to your Stampin’ Up! collectors card, which is included with each stamp set.  For every six “Best of” stamp sets you buy, you can send in your collectors card for a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

  God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen

Stampin Up Sent With Love Stamp Set and DSP

Announcement – No Longer A SU Demonstrator


Thank you for stopping by to enjoy my artwork!  Your visit is greatly appreciated.  I am announcing that I am no longer a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator; however, I will continue to post my work using Stampin’ Up! products.  I will also include artwork made with non-Stampin’ Up! products.  This decision provides me an opportunity to be more versatile in my artwork.  I appreciate you continuing to follow me and I’m sure you will enjoy my future postings.

My site header will continue to show the phrase “Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator” until I can get it corrected.  

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen