Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

Ribbon of Hope

Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

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Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

ODBD Sunburst Background Die

Hey, Sunshine!!  That’s the name of Carla’s (aka uvgotcarla) “Clean And Simple” Challenge for today on Splitcoaststampers.  Her challenge is to create a card using some kind of sun element in the design. To create my card, I used white card stock to cut out the ODBD Sunburst Background Die. I laid the die over the sunburst cutout and used a fantastic Clarity Stencil Brush to brush on the two inks. (The Clarity Stencil Brushes are remarkable.)

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I cut out a fence using a wood-grain DSP and ODBD Fence Die, green grass using Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die, and green stems and various colors of flowers using the Impression Obsession Bouquet Die.  I assembled and attached them to the bottom of the sunburst.  I created a digital sentiment that was cut out with an ODBD Mini Tags & Labels Die and attached to the card front slightly over the sun.

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7-24-16 UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the week ending on 7-14-16!



PAPER: Neenah Solar White Card Stock; SU Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, and Peach Parfait Card Stock, and Frostwood Lodge DSP (and three different greens from my stash)

INK:  SU Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait

ACCESSORIES:  ODBD Sunburst Background Die, Clarity Stencils Brush, IO Bouquet Die, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, ODBD Fence Die, and ODBD Mini Tags & Labels Die


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessingss!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment.”  Proverbs 12:19

ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set

ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set

Early this week, I prepared a card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge. Peggy (pegmac71), the challenge host, brought to us beautiful colors for the Color Challenge, CC588 – A Perfect Smoky Pirouette. The colors she selected are SU Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, and Smoky Slate. These are beautiful colors together.

I used two stamp sets on the card:  ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set, and Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.  I love the Psalm 42:2 verse included on the card, which is from the ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set.

ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set

For my card, I used several copic sketch markers that are close to the selected colors to color the floral image on the card, which is from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I blended both the pink and plum copic colors on the flowers’ petals and a gray on the leaves. I had not blended the pink and plum copic colors before, and I must say I like the outcome.  This photo provides a closeup of the image.

JUNE 26, 2016 UPDATE:  Card was included in Splitcoaststampers Favorites of the Week.

ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set

I must say that I’m enjoying more and more the use of the copic sketch markers.  Learning to create shading and blending takes some time, but it’s worth it.

ODBD My Soul Thirsts Stamp Set

At the top left of the card (see above photo), I modified a Spellbinders Die to create a corner piece.  I felt the card needed that additional touch.

Enjoy the card and thanks for your comments!



Stamps: ODBD My Soul Thirsts and SU Birthday Blooms

Paper: Neenah Solar White Card Stock, SU Pink Pirouette and Perfect Plum

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers, SU Pink Pirouette and Perfect Plum

Accessories: ODBD Pierced Rectangles, Spellbinders Tranquil Moments, MISTI


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”  John 16:8-11

National Day of Prayer

 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage.”   Psalm 33:12

american_flag_waving__animated_A Prayer for our nation on the National Day of Prayer

by Dr. Tony Evans

Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your intervention on behalf of our beloved nation.  First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths.

 This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.

 It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our sins and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again. Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.

In Jesus’ name we pray.

SU Papillon Potpourri

Today’s card share features the SU Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set, along with the SU Creative Elements Stamp Set and ODBD Many Thanks Stamp Set.  However, the main feature is the five beautiful butterflies stamped, using the old Rock ‘n’ Roll Technique.  If you’e not familiar with this technique, there is a great tutorial on Splitcoastampers (SCS).

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This card is for today’s SCS Technique Lovers Challenge, TLC584 ~ Everything Old is New Again (Rock ‘n’ Roll), hosted by the very talented Sabrina (Cook22), a SCS member.  This following is a closeup of the butterflies that are embellished with crystals.

(UPDATE:  This card was selected as a favorite on Splitcoaststampers for the Week Ending May 8, 2016.)

SU Papillon Potpourri

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!



Stamps: ODBD Faith Card Sentiments, SU Papillon Potpourri, & Strength & Hope
Paper: ODBD Cozy Quilt Collection, SU Whisper White, & Cameo Coral
Ink: Various Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks
Accessories: ODBD Small Bow Dies, MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dies, Crystals
Techniques: Rock ‘n’ Roll


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Matthew 11:28 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take m yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

SU Papillon Potpourri

Lovely As A Tree-Color Challenge

Last week I made this Lovely As A Tree card in response to a Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Barbara aka bejoyce was the host for the Color Challenge, CC577 – Pink Pool in the Meadow!   Barbara picked the wonderful colors of Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, and Mossy Meadow, and she gave us a “dessert” option of having one or more animals on the card.

Lovely As A Tree Color Challenge

(UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Favorite of the Week on Splitcoaststampers for the week ending April 10!)

These colors go so well together and I enjoyed participating in the challenge.  Remember Barbara’s challenge included dessert (i.e., extra points) if animals were included on the card?  Well look closely and you’ll see five squirrels enjoying themselves under the “Lovely As A Tree”.  I decided to offset my image to provide some room on the left side of the card for a ribbon and to use color blocking.

This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite!  It’s a favorite of mine as well!

I hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by!!!


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, ODBD Grace’s Strength;  Paper: SU Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, and Mossy Meadow;  Paper Size: A2;  Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, and Basic Black;  Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Squares and Pool Party Seem Binding;  Techniques: Sponging



God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”  Psalm 55:22