National Breast Cancer Survivor Day

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR DAY

What a great day it is at Guneaux Designs!  I am happy that you decided to stop in to see my National Breast Cancer Survivor Day card!

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Whimsy Penguin Loves Watermelon

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my latest project, the Whimsy Penguin Loves Watermelon card.

Isn’t he just adorable!!  I created the card in response to a sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com.  The sketch is unique, and I took the liberty to modify it slightly. When creating, I used the sketch upside down, and I did not trim the side of the image circle (panel 4 of the sketch).

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Paper Layering Mermaid Card

PAPER LAYERING MERMAID CARD – GUNEAUX DESIGNS

Today I am sharing a Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid Card.  Isn’t she so gorgeous!!  I think so!!

On Splitcoaststampers.com, a member, Maura (beesmom), selected a wonderful combination of colors for last week’s color challenge!  Her colors are SU Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist, and her dessert is “birthdays”.

Although I think this combination of colors is so beautiful, I struggled with it initially. I made three cards working with the colors and was not happy with any except this one. Now that I have created a project with the colors, I am sure it will be one I use again.

I have no products in the SU Lemon Lime Twist color, so I had to improvise by using copics and closely related paper.  I used the Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay in card stock only.  For these two colors, I also used copics in addition to Hero Arts Distress Oxide Inks.

I created the mermaid with a Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid Die that I have had for 3 months but was not sure how to use it, quite frankly.  I had not used a “paper layering” die before.  I think I determined how to use it, but if I didn’t, that’s OK with me.

I colored the mermaid with copics and die cut her. I lifted the scales and the end of her tail and covered them with sparkles. I also lifted her arms and hair, where possible, and adhered the remaining portions of the die cut to the color-blended panel. I made the panel by sponging distress oxide inks, spritzing a stencil, and laying the wet stencil over the panel. I added seaweed and lots of sequins for bubbles.

My card is a birthday card, but I chose to use a “celebrate” sentiment.


Paper: Neenah White, SU Basic Gray, SU Bermuda Bay, PTI Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Distress Oxides and Copics
Accessories: Hero Arts (HA) Mermaid Dies, HA Seaweed Die, HA Stencil, CottageCutz Expressions Plus Die, Sequins, Crystal Sparkles, Be Creative Adhesive, Water, and Spritzer
Techniques: Sponging and Stenciling

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


Luke 14:12-14

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Hibiscus Greeting Card

Hello, my friends!  Hope you have some great plans for the weekend!  I appreciate you stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my Hibiscus Greeting Card.  I love Hibiscus plants, and I have many around my home.  One of my Hibiscus plants is the impetus for creating this Hibiscus Greeting Card.  It is a plant that produces large beautiful pink flowers.  Each flower on the Hibiscus plant is at least 6″ in size.

I created this Hibiscus Greeting Card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers.com  Ways To Use It Challenge, WT649 – Domestic Inspiration.  The challenge is to find something around your home that inspires you.  I draw inspiration from many of my Hibiscus plants as well as many other floral plants.  But this plant is right outside my crafting room window, and each time I look outside, I see the beautiful blooms.  This is the card I created from my inspiration piece.

Here is a photo of my inspiration piece:

While I was taking the above photo, I had a bee hanging round the flower.  Therefore, I included a bee on the Hibiscus on the bottom left of my card.  The Hibiscus flower and leaves were made with the ODBD Hibiscus Dies and ODBD Tropical Leaves.  I included pink prills on the Hibiscus stamen. The bee was made with the ODBD Butterfly and Bugs Stamp Set and Matching Dies.

To create the background of the card, I used several Hero Arts Distress Oxide Ink Pads to sponge on the sky and water.  Afterwards I used the ODBD Bon Voyage Stamp Set to stamp the Palm Trees in black ink, as well as the sentiment.  This stamp set is a great set if you like creating beach scenes.

To assemble the card, I created a black frame using the ODBD Pierceed Rectangles Dies to go around the beach scene.

My card base is black card stock to which I added a piece of pink card stock.  I attached the scene to the pink card stock and added the Hibiscus and leaves.

Please share your thoughts about my Hibiscus Greeting card!  I love reading your comments!


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


Ephesians 4:31 & 31

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.”

Hero Arts July Monthly Kit

Hero Arts July Monthly Kit

Happy Sunday to you!!!  Thanks for stopping by to see my project that I created with stamps from Hero Arts July Monthly Kit.  

For the longest time, I have wanted a garden trellis on which I would hang garden boots filled with garden soil and flowers.  I would place the trellis in my back-yard garden. Unfortunately, I have yet to achieve that dream, but maybe one day.

My card brings me joy as in my mind it is a replica of my dream.  I see behind the trellis my garden with the bright Florida sun and beautiful sky.  I see my garden flowers behind the trellis which are difficult for you to see, but they are there.  I created them by stamping in black ink floral images from an old Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set, the Garden Silhouettes.  My boots (shoes) represent those I envision hanging on my trellis with beautiful flowers growing out of the top of the boots.

After stamping and coloring my flowers, I fussy cut them, as well as the boots.  I hope one day to bring my dream to fruition!

I submitted this card for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers.com.



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



John 4:24

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Power Poppy Sunset Sway Digital Stamp

Power Poppy Sunset Digital Stamp

Welcome!!  Thanks for stopping by to see my latest piece of artwork; a card featuring the Power Poppy Sunset Sway Digital Stamp.  I think the floral image is gorgeous.

I created this card for two Splitcoaststampers.com challenges.  One challenge is the Color Challenge for this week.  The hostess for the challenge selected a beautiful color combination of POWDER PINK, SWEET SUGAR PLUM, and MINT MACARON. These are Stampin’ Up! colors.

Because I do not have the Stampin’ Up! colors, I used Copic Sketch Markers in similar colors.  This following photo shows a closeup of the colored floral image.

You can also see the bling I added to the pink oval around the image.  I used the Heartfelt Creation Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glossy granules on the oval. The oval and first layer on the card are from Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection Designer Paper.

The second Splitcoaststampers.com challenge for which I made this card is the DTGD17CherylQuilts, Dare To Get Dirty challenge.  As I have shared in my last two posts, I cannot provide what this challenge entails.

To finish the card, I adhered the designer paper and floral image to a white card stock base and added some drops of Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my card featuring the Power Poppy Sunset Sway Digital Stamp.


Click on the links above to see the products used.


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


Matthew 12:39 & 40

Jesus said, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign!  But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”