Monday, October 20, 2014

Creative Blogger Award me!

Once upon a time, I went to a Close To My Heart Regional Celebration in St. Louis.  I knew I was going to have FUNN because CTMH ALWAYS throws a great event and really looked forward to seeing fellow team mate Carmen, but what I didn't expect was making some other special friendships.
Two were the car mates who were Sheila Bennett and Michelle Loncar (my sistah from another mistah) and this silly muffin who sat behind me and made me laugh, Shelly Nemitz.(see Shelly's blog Just One Pretty Piece here).

Cut to now, Shelly very kindly nominated me for a Creative Blogger Tour and so did Gail Gross (see her blog here).! Now, that is some 1, 2 compliment! Thank you, ladies! I hope you will enjoy this post.

Creative Blogger Tour 
1 - What am I working on right now?
Little bit of this, little bit of that - always and perpetually to infinity and beyond such as...
 * Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - how to demonstration, team video call

and next week's blog post

 * December Pajama FUNN Party layout with Yuletide Carol
 * Transferring old magnetic albums of my babies to safe books
My babies deserve much better!

 * Several Studio J albums for gifts and November's discount!
 *A secret project
 * LA pages for our fantabulous 35th wedding anniversary celebration from our family.
2 - How long does it take me to create a project?
Time? When I'm in the zone, I have not a clue. My husband has learned to bring me food.
Doug is now our head cook. Yes, it is as great as it sounds.

3 - What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
Another little bit of this and a little bit of that - cards, Pajama FUNN Parties, mini albums, layouts, little happy things, drawing Super Glue Guys, practicing lettering, coloring, My Crush gifts, cards for the Freaking Awesome Card class, and a little more of this and that.

4 - How does my process work?
What does this question even mean?
This must mean how I start with one idea and end with something completely different.

5 - How do I become and stay inspired?
-  having upcoming Pajama FUNN Parties and FUNN ClubBs keep me going
- my best inspiration is my family and looking at scrapbooks I have created
smoochy face you all!

- my ego
Card making 
- my insatiable love of creative FUNN and the fear of exploding if I don't
Yes, I think like this.

I am truly a dutiful person and as a CTMH Consultant, it is my responsibility and honor to create for others' inspiration and pleasure.
like these delightful ladies (who wouldn't want to help them?) and

you fellow Consultants!
Hi Susan, Sue, and Terri!

I LOVE my customers, down line, fellow consultants, and blog readers, I really do and I think of you while I create, but really, I am a mostly afraid of my head exploding if I don't create.

6 - What is my signature style?
My style? It must be my serious pursuit of fantastic creative FUNN employing unusual ways to use product. If it doesn't make me smile, it isn't my style. One of my favorites recently are the magnet cards

While some of my projects would be ridiculous to replicate, most projects are designed to make it possible for others to enjoy creating and know the joy of being an artist.
It is a groovy gig, so please join me in my serious pursuit of creative FUNN!

THANK YOU Shelly and Gail for the nomination and for thinking of me. You guys are going in my ego book! They have some really clever items on their blogs which make me smile - true FUNN lovers!

I invited one of my favorite bloggers (why do I keep typing "bloogers") to join the hop, but she was not able to. Still, I hope you will visit her happy blog...
Lori Vliegren at Elvie Studio

Stamp of the Month Monday October

Want an easy pretty Christmas card? 
Better pin this one!

Supplies used:
Art Philosophy Cricut Cart
White Daisy Cardstock (1-  12"x12" sheet makes 4 card bases)
Cranberry Ink
October Stamp of the Month
Silver Marker
Washi Tape
Merry & Bright is from the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cart
ALL products are from Close To My Heart and can be ordered here!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stamp of the Month Monday FUNN and For the Love of Pumpkins (and Mini Albums)

What to show first?
For the Love of Pumpkins? or the Stamp of the Month?

OK, the Stamp of the Month, after all it is the Stamp of the Month Monday post!

Went for the candy stamp - again!
How FUNN would it be to grow a candy plant?

So cute! Maybe next week I'll get more Christmas-y.
Just a reminder - this stamp set is only available in October 
for the reasonable $17.95 or only $5 when you purchase
at least $50.

But here are some of the pages from the 
For the Love of Pumpkin Mini Album, I told you about.

Cover looks the same.

You will get FREE instructions for this cute book when you order at least $35 from me this month.
Perfect for saving your favorite pumpkin memories

like pumpkin pie, pumpkin patching, pie, carving, pie, pumpkin bread, pie, seeds, lattes, pie, pancakes, pie or even if you just love pumpkin pie.

So let's go over your optimal October (that would be a good promotional name) order or O-cubed for short.


The Pathfinding Pajama FUNN Party.

TWO        October 2014: Ribbon Revelry

Get a roll of ribbon from Close To My Heart free with a minimum $50 order.
Such a great gift!


Get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a minimum $50 purchase or get it
at retails for $17.95. 
You can look at this polar bear whenever you feel sad and he will smile for you.


Get the step-by-step how-to make this cute little book free with a minimum $35 order.

When you order in October, you will receive an invitation to my all-day crop in November.
These $14 crops are a great way to get your scrapping and card making caught up, have enjoyable  conversations, get goodies, eat home made ice cream and a tasty supper, have your own table, and just  have good plain wholesome FUNN!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


It takes time, but with my help, it takes less time.

It takes investment, but with my Pajama FUNN Party, 
there is value.

It takes more willingness than creativity.

Start now.

Give your family the gift of memories.

This is scrapbooking.

Ask me how.

I can help.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

For the Love of Pumpkins - a Mini Album for Pumpkin Recipes Coming Monday

Oh, for the love of pumpkin!

Want to see more?
Visit Monday's Stamp of the Month Monday blog post right here on Mary Gunn FUNN!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Chalk It Up & Scaredy Cat Cards Plus a What Do You See FUNN Game

So, I was cutting out maple leaves on my cricut for the following cards. 
Do you see them?
Well, look again and see what I saw!

But first three fall leaf cards for you!

Card Uno -  Surprise - it is Chalk It Up and Scaredy cat plus Crystal Blue card stock.
The Miss You is from the new Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cart - cool, eh?

How you doing on the guessing game?

Card Dos - this is a popular little wonky style card. Pulled out an old button 
(still love the buttons). Sentiment is from Artfully Sent, again! 

Better look at the guessing game again - is it bugging you?

Card Tres - same papers, but a new stamp set - one of my favorite new ones - Lovely Birthday, but I don't think I've made a birthday card from the set, yet!

By the way, if you like "my style" I hope you will follow me on pinterest and like me on my fb page!

I often have some "FUNN" up my sleeve and love sharing it with you and your friends!

So scroll up one more time and take a gander of the cut out sheet,
give it your best guess, 
then come back down here and see what I saw below!

wait for it

wait for it

peek one more time above

scroll down and you will see what I saw!

None other than Marvin Martian's head and/or

How to Draw Aladdin's Genie
How to Draw the Genie
Genie's head!

Easy to see now, huh?

Have FUNN this weekend and be sure to get a few little things from 
for crafting on these cool fall nights!
THANKS FOR stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Stamp of the Month Monday

With the "magic" of ink, you can make a seemingly Christmas stamp set so much more!

if you like making cards and like the cards I make, you will love the FUNN Card Classes I have for you.
You get to make a warm up card using this cute stamp set!
The next class is at the end of month - join us, won't you, please?

Freaking Awesome Card Class
Come one . Come all to the October Freaking Awesome Card Class - it's FUNN!
When: Sunday 26th - please note, Allene!
            1:30 for group Stamp of the Month make 'n' take
            2:00 for starting time - 4:00 PM
What:  Two Options
         1. Turtle FUNN your choice if you don't want to be rushed or if the class has less than 6 All You Can Makers the class
              $10 you choose any 4 cards from my card approximate 15 kits to re-create
         2. Hare FUNN - all You Can Make - you are cut loose for 2 hours of re-creating FUNN with my approximate 15 card kits!
          BYOA - bring your own adhesives
           Remember you get a FREEBIE project, too, when you arrive at 1:30
More FUNN - have a group of 6 - 15 who would love a private Freaking Awesome Card Class? Let me know!
Where: My house
RSVP by 10-19
So many cute cards to choose from! Last fall themed class for 2014.
Watch for a Christmas card class announcement.

Have a FUNN Monday!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For the FUNN of a 1" Circle Punch

Oh for the love of FUNN and today for the love of a 1" circle punch!

because they can be pumpkins, 

 they can be mats for love,

they can be filled with a forest of pines,

and they can be ornaments!

All cards are 3"x 6", made with Close To My Heart fabulous products, are SIMPLY FUNN!
ALL cards use the sentiment stamp available only with the new
BTW, this cart is way cool and the 3 stamp sets are great. 
Check it out and add to your Wish List!

Pumpkin card: Scaredy Cat papers, Pathfinding papers, leaves are hand cut.
Merry Christmas card: Wood grain Washi tape (no longer available -sorry)

Please re-pin this graphic from Mary Gunn FUNN's Card FUNN pinterest board!
Thanks for sharing the FUNN!

I hope you will visit tomorrow for a new feature - Stamp of the Month Monday.
Have a wonderfully FUNN Sunday.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

FUNNercise Friday - Magnet Gift Cards - Goofy How-to Video

FUNNercise Friday on Saturday! 
Please do not over think my time line!
Here is a little goofy video to learn about making a FUNN magnet for gifts.

Being October, it is pink. 
Being pink and October, this is for some of breast cancer gals such as
Sue, Terri, Barb, and especially Judy.

If you like this video, please follow me on my Ustream channel, subscribe to FUNN Mail, like me on fb, pin my projects, share with your other crafty FUNN friends, and generally let me know my Mom and daughters aren't the only ones watching me (even though, my Mom and daughters are certainly enough)!

This is a very FUNN cute way to use little scraps and leftovers.

Hope you have FUNN making your own and sharing with others.