Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sneak Peek Stamp of the Month MUNNday FUNNday - scrapbooking about your blog


Hope you had a wonderfully FUNN weekend.

Here is a peek of my Stamp of the Month 
MUNNday FUNNday post.

Bloggers & Scrapbookers, take note!
You will love this! 
CU in the A.M!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Better Living Through Scrapbooking * Blow Out Your Birthday Candles and Your Get Out Your Scrapbooks!


This little gal.... 

we didn't know she would grow up to be a world class equestrian, but she did.
When I look in our scrapbooks, I should have seen it coming!
Dress like an equestrian, become an equestrian!
She just had a birthday and how FUNN it is to remember her growing up.


and it will be just as FUN to look at this to-be-scrapbooked photo memory in the years to come to see what more living she will have had.

Birthdays are an excellent time to get out a scrapbook (or two).
Enjoy a sit down and remember time with your family.
If you are too busy - make a note in your planner or phone to enjoy your scrapbooks.


Want to Save Your Family's Story?

I design each of the 
Pajama FUNN Parties 
with you in mind - and have for over 4 1/2 years!

You may think you are too busy to scrapbook.

You may think you are not creative enough to scrapbook.

You may think it is too expensive to scrapbook.

I can help you; join us!

Pajama FUNN Parties

Choose either Option 1 or Option 2 (includes stamp set & extra paper)

Option 1

            HOW Cute are these?                  Love the Sequins!                   FUNN Enamel Shapes

OR

Option 2
includes an exclusive My Acrylix Stamp Set

 

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
2 sheets of Colonial White Card Stock
2 sheets of Cocoa Card Stock

What you get as a Thank You gift
Four and one-half years of Pajama FUNN Party experience
Cutting Guides
How-to Get Started Document
All stamped and specialty cut images and shapes
A short how-to video for anything "tricky"
FUNN TipP How-to Photos
More ideas than you will know what to do with!
and me! I'm not any big shot super scrapbook star who
can't be phoned! I'm here for you!

What's next?
Take your pick of Option One or Option Two and ORDER before May 15th, 2015!
I'll follow up with you and we'll get these lovelies created!
SOUND FUNN?
Want to play?


Want to see the full 6 pages of layouts?
Please join my FUNN mail newsletter list!
Scroll up a little and look top right - yeah, there it is.

Thinking this handsome boy is perfect for this layout!
Wish I could scrapbook his hay breath.

Don't forget to check out the Deal of the Day when ordering, too!
You can get a lot of loot (average of double the value of the price!!!!)!

You will also get a FREE one of these!
How can you say no?

AND you can get this adorable Stamp of the Month
for only $5 with a $50 order!

have a FUNN day,
mary

FUNN thought - all team members receive Pajama FUNN Party cutting guides & support
to share with their clients!

COMING SOON
Monday morning for a very cool use of the Stamp of the Month!
Last Call for April Specials
An adorable idea for all the Season's Tweetings bags we got in Deal of the Day
May 1st - National Scrapbooking Month
May 15th - Blossom Pajama FUNN Party

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TBT - Down on the Farm We Like a Rustic Look for Cards



Just for FUNN  - TBT - Down on the Farm, We Like a Rustic Look for Cards.

The current Pajama FUNN Party has a delightful
"rustic feel" to it, too!

Read all about it on

HOW cute will your memories be on just this one layout?
And remember, you make a total of THREE!

Have a FUNN TBT and maybe you can search your photo boxes and folders for memories about:
  • camping
  • blanket forts
  • festivals (eating from vendors in trailers
  • horse shoes
I'd love to hear from you!
Please sign up for my FUNN Mail! See right up on the top right for a sign up box.
THANKS



Monday, April 20, 2015

Stamp of the Month Monday * Smooshed Watercolor Cards in Shabby Chic, Altered Art, Tim Holtz-y Style


Ways to add a personal touch to "Smooshed" ink backgrounds.
Let's Get Started!


1. STAMP in a Bold Color

2. Provide a Focal Point
Highlight the sentiment by punching out a shape

3. Add White Detail
Use Chalk Marker to add white details  

4. INK
Ink the EDGE of your Clear Acrylic Block in ink and add 
lines (like in the bottom right corner )
LOVE THIS.

5. Doodle
Add "hash marks" to add detail and interest with Journaling Pen.
Outline interesting little spots with Journaling Pen and areas of color 
to add more detail and character.

ALL products (except water color paper) are Close To My Heart.
I did the rest!


To see how to make these groovy mini-canvas backgrounds, 


6. Doodle
Outline with Journaling Pen some of the big blobby shapes.
It is kind of like creating a border of a pretend country on a map.

7. Doodle Some More
Doodle line around the edge of "canvas" with Journaling Pen.


8. Add Cricut Shapes
Add Cricut shaped paper pieces and DOODLE again!


9. USE the COLOR
Let the ink colors direct your stamping.
Close To My Heart has 40 beautiful Reinker Colors to choose, plus black and white!
See how the black spikey flowers follow the lighter yellow?
Talk about your feeling movement!

10. ADD the BLING
Add bling - tiny sparkles to accent an understated area.
Or a Gold Marker for a flat pop of cool.

One of the best parts of this Stamp of the Month is the seventeen sentiments - woooot -
'cuz "XOXOXO" is sometimes just what I need to send and receive!


Here I added one of my other favorite stamp sets, 


11. Doodle More
Draw a doodle lines where ever with Journaling Pen such as under a message so it doesn't get lost.

12. TEXTURE
Use a texture tools or sponges to pounce some interest in areas of big color blobs.

13. Mat 
If there is a lot of color and crazy going on in the "canvas", be sure to offset 
the action with a bold complementary mat or a wide white space.
Peace be to the eye.

14.  Use a Collage-type Stamp
Pull out an old favorite collage type stamp (Forever Friends, C1533, 13.95, 
the bird & flowers are one stamp)
and kick it up!
The flowers were colored by white Chalk Marker.

and paired the Stamp of the Month with another perennial (thank you, spell check) stamp set


Want more FUNN?
Don't miss a minute of the FUNN.
Request to be on my email FUNN Friends list. Email me at MaryGunnFUNN@gmail.com

This month we are getting supplies for the
See why dozens of scrapbookers have chosen PJ FUNN Parties for over 4 years to 
fill their books with memories of their lives!
We'd love to have you join us!

Deal of the Day
Get an average of doubled value this month with grab bags 
ranging in prices from $35 (value $70) to $150 (value of $300)!
Why? Think about this...
  • Thank You Gifts for teachers
  • Auction basket contents
  • Gifts for art programs at safe houses, Sunday schools, pre-schools
  • For a crafter / scrapbooker in your life
  • Summer supplies for your out-of-school crafter
  • For you!Deal of the Day prices change daily at 3 pm mountain time


Have a happy MUNNday FUNN day,
ME

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scrapbook Every Day Because Every Day Changes * Crank Phones to Cell Phones

Evolution of mobile phones.

I saw this pin from the I Waste So Much Time blog.

I have often thought about doing a layout about phones 
because they are so much a part of my daily life!

This image may be just what I need!

And so here I go with some stream of consciousness things about phones for the layout...
  • My Papa was a Bell Telephone man - insulators, climbing poles, get stories from Aunt Clara
  • Aunt Clara worked for "Ma Bell", too. Who was "Ma Bell"?
  • There is some family story about my Mom having the first phone in Roxbury, KS - it was a "crank phone". 
  • The old crank phones had rings specific to a household, anyone could listen to the conversations, & there were "operators" - one ringy dingy....
  • My husband used to recite old phone numbers to put me to sleep! hahaha - never was good in math class. I apparently have "numerosomnia" (I love making up words, though).
  • I had a pink flip phone.
  • I survived being a teenager without a cell phone
  • I played in an old telephone booth as a kid. You could bake a kid in there in August. I figured out how to survive without a label on it saying, 
  • "Do Not Put a Kid in Here in August. Kid could bake."
  • People in small rural communities still give their last four digits as their phone numbers "-5555" (not kidding)
  • I have no idea what my kids' phone numbers are.
  • Getting a phone other than black was extra, rotary dials, touch tone, Princess phones
Photos are so EASY to get now - another layout opportunity!
What I might like to add for photo support:
the image above
family members on the phone ( I have a cute one of my kids - including tin can phones)
my Papa and my Aunt Clara
My Mom - Miss I LOVE My Phone 2015
my old phone booth play house
Crank phones - "old time days" really weren't that long ago!



How To Use Your Phone Today for Tomorrow's Scrapbook
  • Camera
  • Take LOTS of photos
  • Upload LOTS of photos
  • PRINT the photos you want 
  • VOICE RECORDERS!
  • Record a note to yourself WHEN you take the photo. You can include
  • Quotes *kids say the darn-dest things*, Who, What, Where, When, Why, interviews of the participants, songs that came to mind, FUNNy moments, best/worst, etc.
What do you think?
If you like this post - let me know, please!
Sign Up for my FUNN Mail email list.
(sign up in the little box upper right)

Have a FUNN day,
mary

Friday, April 17, 2015

Let's Play... What Was in my $35 Deal of the Day Box!

Let's Play
What Was in my Deal of the Day bag!


Ready to sing?
Some of these things I found in my order
Some of these things just weren't to be found.
Can you guess which things are now in my craft room
By the time my next post rolls around?

Ready? Set? Let the Guessing Begin!

1.Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
2. George Clooney
3. Corner Rounder
4. Hinged Display Case
5. Jackson Paper Pack
6. Chalk Board
7. Chantilly Complements
8. Slate Card Stock
9. Season's Tweetings Gift Bags
10. An original 8-track of Debby Boone singing "You Light Up My Life"
11. the April Stamp of the Month
12. more ideas of FUNN ways to create than you can shake a stick at
If you want to guess for FUNN, please feel free to do so in the comments or on my fb funn fan page.

The some of these things number is 5 of these things which came in my box along with much more.

And the answers are:
3. Corner Rounder
4. Hinged Display Case
6. Chalk Board
7. Chantilly Complements
9. Season's Tweetings Gift Bags
and Chantilly Textiles and Chantilly buttons
I like how CTMH gave me "ensembles" of Chantilly - one of my favorites, especially in Spring!

I liked it all, the ordering, the waiting, the anticipating, the receiving, the opening, the getting!
Try it! You'll like it!

Don't know where this guy is, though.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jackson Pajama FUNN Party * Shopping List * Free How-to Layout Guides

To see the complete layouts and more ideas, sign up to receive my FUNN mail!
MaryGunnFUNN@gmail.com

What did you say, FUNN Friend?
You have favorite photos, wonderful memories, 
and no scrapbook?
Well, if some of your favorite photos and wonderful memories
include eating outside (from the most rustic camping to outside of Chipotle), time outside (gardening, horse showing, hiking, National parks, or in your favorite hammock on a breezy Sunday afternoon),
I have just the thing for you!
JOIN US and Make Simply Beautiful Layouts
for your favorite photos and wonderful memories!

order
Jackson Pajama FUNN Party
from April 15 - May 14, 2015
and get SO much FUNN!
Here is your...
Jackson Pajama FUNN Party Shopping Lists
Choose either Option 1 or Option 2 (includes stamp set & extra paper)

Option 1

            HOW Cute are these?                  Love the Sequins!                   FUNN Enamel Shapes

OR

Option 2
includes an exclusive My Acrylix Stamp Set

 

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
2 sheets of Colonial White Card Stock
2 sheets of Cocoa Card Stock

What you get as a Thank You gift
Four and one-half years of Pajama FUNN Party experience
Cutting Guides
How-to Get Started Document
All stamped and specialty cut images and shapes
A short how-to video for anything "tricky"
FUNN TipP How-to Photos
More ideas than you will know what to do with!
and me! I'm not any big shot super scrapbook star who
can't be phoned! I'm here for you!

What's next?
Take your pick of Option One or Option Two and ORDER before May 15th, 2015!
I'll follow up with you and we'll get these lovelies created!
SOUND FUNN?
Want to play?


Want to see the full 6 pages of layouts?
Please join my FUNN mail newsletter list!
Scroll up a little and look top right - yeah, there it is.

Thinking this handsome boy is perfect for this layout!
Wish I could scrapbook his hay breath.

Don't forget to check out the Deal of the Day when ordering, too!
You can get a lot of loot (average of double the value of the price!!!!)!

You will also get a FREE one of these!
How can you say no?

AND you can get this adorable Stamp of the Month
for only $5 with a $50 order!

Alright already, I'll stop - or at least slow down!

Please let me share in your life and help you save your dear memories.
It makes me smile to even think about it.

and don't forget the cards you can make, too!



Have a FUNN day!
Mary

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stamp of the Month Monday - Typed Note from Close To My Heart with FUNN

Stamp of the Month Monday FUNNday!

Happy FUNN card made with 
Brushed Workshop on the Go and Art Philosophy cut petals.
Unusually cut and FUNN - remember to be unusually FUNN today!



$17.95 or $5 with minimum $50 purchase this month

Some FUNN facts about 
  • Close To My Heart decorative stamps are made from clear polymer.
  • My Acrylix are a fraction of the cost of rubber
  • Simple to store
  • Easy to manipulate with curving, masking, and even trimming
  • Acrylic is softer than rubber and requires less pressure
  • Offer so much variety! Florals, alphabets, solid stamps, detailed fine designs, borders, & more
  • For best results, use with My Acrylix Blocks (I suggest a Starter Kit)
  • Can be used with many kinds of ink including water based and pigment based.

If you have never tried the FUNN way to stamp with Close To My Heart, I'm happy to help.




BONUS tags for Brushed Pajama FUNN Partiers,
using "leftover" Complements and the April Stamp of the Month, Typed Note.
See these cute cards on simple cards (for Brushed Pajama FUNN Partiers only).
HURRY for the FREE Gifts - Brushed orders due before April 15th!

Have a FUNNday MUNNday!
ME