Hi! I am Beverly Polen, owner of and designer for Guneaux Designs. Before discussing Guneaux Designs, I will share a few personal tidbits with you. I am Christian and believe in Jesus Christ as my personal savior, and my relationship with the one and only God is my number one priority! I am a Mom of two beautiful daughters (or maybe I should say two beautiful ladies) who are very successful in their lives. I am so very proud of both daughters and their accomplishments. They will never know just how much I love them, and they are very special people to me.
My daughters have given me one of God’s most precious gifts: three absolutely wonderful grandchildren. There is nothing like having grandchildren! My grandchildren mean the world to me. I miss them like crazy when I don’t get to see them. As a baby boomer, I would be elated if I could see them every day.
I had a very successful career with the federal government in a field requiring extensive legal knowledge. I achieved my goal of reaching the highest General Schedule level within the Federal Government. After 30 years of working hard, I decided in 2003 that it was time to retire and pursue more fulfilling things in life, like Guneaux Designs. It was good that I retired as within several months of retiring, I was diagnosed with cancer. However, with God’s grace, I am a survivor and doing well.
Making greeting cards for my family and friends is something I love and have done for years. Initially, I made cards using various computer software. In 2005, I was introduced to hand-made cards, using rubber stamps. I jumped in with both feet. In 2006, I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! (SU) stamp sets. I was amazed that there were stamp sets with coordinating stamps as well as coordinating paper and inks. No more buying individual stamps, playing the mix and match game. I was so impressed by the quality of the SU products that allowed me to make beautiful and creative greeting cards. I have been hooked ever since and my creativity continues to blossom. I have broaden my skill set by creating with many other products outside of SU.