Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set


Have you seen the Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set?  I think it is adorable!  The stamp set has matching dies as well.  My card share today features three stamps from the set: 1) the pickup, 2) wooden rails for the truck bed, and 3) hearts.

Before explaining the card, let me share why I have not posted any artwork for several days.  My precious sister passed away on January 10th, and that has occupied my mind and time.  It has been a very emotional time for me so I decided I needed to create a card to get my mind refocused.  Thus, I created this card that I’m sharing.

Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set

The card does not include a sentiment; however, it will be a get well card / valentine card for my brother-in-law who just had major surgery and ended up in the ICU.  Yes, there has been a lot of emotional things going on in my life, but I am trying to get back to creating and posting.

On to the card.  I decided to create a scene for the pickup.  I used Neenah Solar White Card Stock on which I created the scene.  After stamping and coloring the truck with various Copic Sketch Markers (i.e., BG10, BG11, and GB23), I masked it to include the wooden rails in a brown ink.  I then masked the rails to include the hearts and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers (i.e., R27, R29, and RV25).  I added two pieces of card stock, one green and the other gray.  The green is for a grassy, sloped  berm, and the gray for a road on which the truck is traveling.  I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders Dies for the two pieces.

Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set

I created the tree in the foreground with a tree stamp from the retired Stampin’ Up! (SU) Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I used the same stamp set to create the pine trees in the background of the scene.  I hand drew the mountains in the background and colored them with grayish Copic Sketch Markers.

Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set

Creating this card featuring the Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set was a lot of fun!  I hope you are inspired!  I am submitting the card for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge.  Carolyn (snowmanqueen) on SCS is the featured stamper.  She has a wonderful gallery of cards.  You can check them out here.

Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set  Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set   Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set   Stampin Up Happy Scenes Stamp Set     Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set

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Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

ROMANS 1:18-20 (NIV)

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today


Happy Friday, everyone!!  Before I retired I really looked forward to Fridays.  When I got home from a stressful week at work, all I wanted to do over the weekend was rest. Speaking of Fridays, this Friday I have for you a Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today Greeting Card.  I created this card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge, WT617, to create with something OLD, NEW, BORROWED, and BLUE.  The New Year is precipitating challenges involving something new and I love that idea.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To satisfy the borrowed element of the challenge, I cased a Valentine card I made in 2012.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To make this card I did the following:

  • Using my old 2009 Big Shot, retired and old Stampin’ Up! (SU) Hearts Collection Dies, and a folded piece of Daffodil Delight card stock, I cut out my heart shaped card base.  The dies were issued as a new product in the SU Occasions Mini Catalog dated January 4 – April 30, 2012.  That makes them old to me!  LOL
  • Using the new Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Heart Dies, I cut two smaller hearts from Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  I adhered one to the inside of the card, using the Be Creative Doubled-Sided Adhesive.
  • I used the second white heart to stamp, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a floral image from the new January 2017 ODBD release, the ODBD Seeds of Today Stamp Set. I used Copic Sketch Markers in shades of purple and yellow to color the image.
  • Using the new Hero Arts Hearts Dies, new ODBD Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad (designer paper), and new (to me)  CottageCutz I Love You Die, I cut two miniature hearts and added my I Love You sentiment.  To satisfy the requirement to use something blue, I added a miniature, really miniature, blue heart at the bottom of the yellow heart die cut.
  • I added double-sided-foam tape to the main panel with the stamped image and adhered that to the Daffodil Delight card base.
  • I finished the card by adding the smaller hearts and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Have a wondODBD Seeds of Tomorrowerful weekend!!








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

The Glory Returns to the Temple:  “Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of God of Israel coming from the east.  His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.  The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell face down.  The glory of the Lord entered the temple through the gate facing east.  Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”  Ezekiel 43:1-5   (Ezekiel was a Jewish Priest/Prophet who spoke these words.)

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge – Non-traditional Valentine Card

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!  This week I entered Splitcoastampers color challenge to create a card with three Stampin’ Up! colors; Strawberry Slush, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso.

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge

The challenge included a “dessert” to create a non-traditional valentine card using these colors. Additionally, participants could use non-traditional valentine images. This is the card I created for the challenge.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

So, what are your thoughts?  Do you think it’s non-traditional for a valentine card?

When I was in the decision-making process for the card, I thought of a flamingo stamp I have that is included in a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Valentine Defined. I further thought about the flamingos and their synchronized mating dance.  Thus, I decided the sentiment had to be Synchronized Love!

Here are additional photos of the card.

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge Non-traditional Valentine Card

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge Non-traditional Valentine Card



Stamps: SU Valentine Defined

Paper: SU Botanical Gardens DSP, Strawberry Slush CS, Mint Macaron CS, Early Espresso CS, and Whisper White CS

Paper Size: A2

Ink: SU Strawberry Slush, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso

Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, SU Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, SU Clear Embossing Powder, SU Corner Punch, and Swarovski Crystals


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Zentangle Valentine – Stampin’ Up! Hearts Collection Framelits

Today I have for you a Zentangle Valentine that features the Stampin Up Hearts Collection Framelits
What are your favorite colors for Valentine cards?  I don’t have a favorite. Therefore, I am not adverse to using non-traditional colors, as I did for this Zentangle Valentine card.  As you can see, my non-traditional colors are pink and green. I added some zentangle/doodling on the primary piece of the card (e.g., the leaves, circles, etc.).
Zentangle Valentine
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts (118571)
Cardstock and Designer Series Paper: Pretty in Pink (100459), Lucky Limeade (122922), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), and Flirtatious Specialty (122360)
Ink and Markers: Real Red (103133), Lucky Limeade (123002), Basic Black (100082), and Pretty in Pink (100045)

Accessories: Stampin Up Hearts Collection Framelits (125599) Basic Pearls (119247) , Basic Rhinestones (119247) , Trinket Hearts (125605), and Lucky Limeade 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon (122977)

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen

Valentine Card Featuring Rue Des Fluers, Labels Framelits, & Attic Boutique DSP

Hello, and I’m glad you stopped by to see my Stampin’ Up! Valentine Card for today. Today’s card showcases items from the Stampin’ Up! 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog such as the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper DSP, Labels Framelits Dies, Rue Des Fleurs stamp set, and the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die. Also featured are items from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2012 Sale-A-Bration such as the Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (127279), and the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set (126016).

Valentine Card
I attempted to make the trumpet appear to be playing a tune of “BE MINE”! (LOL)
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Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in FL

Enjoy the Valentine Card!

Stampin Up Hearts Framelits Valentine Card

Are you enjoying the new Stampin Up Hearts Framelits? Aren’t they fantastic? Or maybe you haven’t ordered them yet! Please do; you’ll love them! I used one when developing this Valentine Card.

Stampin Up Hearts Framelits

I water colored the primary element on this card – the stamped bird and flowers heart-shaped image that is from the gorgeous stamp set, Take it to Heart. I used one of the Stampin Up Hearts Framelits to cut out the stamped image. I used the same framelit to cut out the heart in the center of the card’s first layer, the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, and then slipped the water-colored piece inside.

The banner that holds the sentiment is also from the Take it to Heart stamp set. The sentiment, “Be My Valentine”, is from the Sweet Cake stamp set, and the small heart stamp from the Take it to Heart stamp set was used to stamp Cherry Cobbler ink onto the card’s first layer. The card base was made with Island Indigo Cardstock. The hearts in the four corners of the card were cut out with the Heart to Heart Punch and embellished with the new hearts Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. I hope you enjoy today’s feature!

This picture provides a closeup of the water-colored bird and flowers.
Stampin Up Hearts Framelits
God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Florida

Enjoy using your Stampin Up Hearts Framelits!