Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's Up Sticky Boy FUNN-a-thon - Some Fabulous Prizes!


What's Up?

A WHOLE LOT OF FUNN!

This Sunday 7 - 8 pm central
Bid to win your own original 
"What's Up" Sticky Boy
 while raising FUNNds for

Just added - more of my favorite artists!

Plus
MANY ART PRIZES
from
 TREMENDOUS, GENEROUS
 CLOSE TO MY HEART CONSULTANTS!
Drawings for artwork from:
Please visit these Consultant's blogs - you will be inspired!
Mary Gunn (who?) Mary Gunn FUNN (oh her!)
including layouts and some of my wacky cards!

PLUS
Dana Swadling, the Queen of Mentoring, 
is donating two- 1/2 hour coaching calls!!
This is better than being invited to Downton Abbey a wild weekend!

PLUS
BY THE WAY - this stamp set is only available through the end of March AND for
extra COOL points, $3 will be donated to Operation Smile!
PLUS
Heartstrings Pajama FUNN Party products
 & how-to guides by me!

How cute will these two be on a Heartstring layout with this story?

15 years ago today
I became a Close To My Heart Consultant.
I signed with this precious talented friend, April Miller.
Can't imagine my life if I didn't have this positive happy part of my life. Now maybe some little child can gain a smile because these two women love to stamp cute cards and scrapbook!

I started because I wanted a discount, to make cute cards with friends, and to pay for my habit of creating cute things!
I had no idea I was joining one of the most remarkable companies in the direct sales business or the friends I would make!
PLUS, I have made a world of cute things with new friends and pay for my habit and then some.

Thank you, too, Jeanette Lynton, for your vision and tenacity. Your work has created so many friendships and so much happiness.
You  are a treasure.

Being a consultant is a true blessing.
I have been given a gift to share.

Keep tuned in for more details about Sunday's FUNN-a-thon!
Such as how easy it will be to qualify for prizes!

Don't forget this handsome dude is looking for a new girlfriend.
Will it be you?


Monday, January 26, 2015

Stamp of the Month Monday - WHAT'S UP STICKY BOY OPERATION SMILE AUCTION IS NEXT SUNDAY!

Last month Tresa Black sent me a true blessing when she sent me this Sticky Boy stamp.
Jehosephat, she is like one of my favorite Close To My Heart celebrities
 and her kindness really touched me.

So I wanted to make her a little bit goofy, happy, and FUNN card to saw thank you.
The XOXO from the Stamp of the Month was perfect to send some love back her way.

The Paper FUNNdamentals are some of my favorite papers
 and I am very frugal with them, 
So I "gutted" a little paper back to the stash.
 Then I added the top layer.

Before judging my furry yoga pants in the next photos,
 look at this beautiful kitty who keeps me furry!
Look at that white fur. It is pretty on her, but not on
Yoga Pants!
Use something like felt or furry yoga pants to make your loops.
If you need a great cat fur collector, pick up some yoga pants at Sam's.
Tape those bad boys on the back of the mat.
It doesn't have to be pretty as a good needle pointer knows!

There are no doubt better ways to make these sloppy loop-de-loops, but this can get your started.


And here is a Happy XOXO Sticky Boy card!

And my final Stamp of the Month Monday card with the January Stamp of the Month is 
super easy, but super versatile.
So say HELLO to this stamp set to your collection!
By the way, it sure was FUNN to have a group of FUNN Friends over
to create Freakin' FUNN Cards yesterday!


January's Stamp of the Month
To see other of my Stamp of the Month Monday samples...
And you will be entered to win most of these samples from the Magic 50 Mugg when you order at least $50 from me this month.
You will need to order before February, so don't let this week slip past without getting this gem.

BIG WEEK!
Next Sunday is the BIG
WHAT'S UP STICKY BOY
ONLINE AUCTION!
SPREAD THE WORD! 
INVITE EVERYONE!
WE WANT TO EARN AT LEAST ONE SMILE for $240.

There are going to be some FUNN prizes all the way to $240, too!
PLEASE, help me! 
I feel very vulnerable right now and I never feel vulnerable.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday - National Paper Crafting Month

Is it cheating to have a TBT with brand new product?
NOT on this blog, thank you very much.

I made a layout to highlight each month of 2014.
Went through my planner and jotted some notes in list form and now will add photos.
JUNE was SO big, I plan on having a little Flip Flap book for the May/June spot.

One thing I did notice in my notes, I shouldn't make paying Sprint such an event.

OK - so the throw back part (you purists!) are the month names stamps.
I LOVE those old stamps!
And, BTW, for the naysayers of yore,
 the My Acrylix are like a Star Trek nemesis, they "Klingon" and on and on. 


and on the flip side of this segmented 6-panel great card stock are lovely B&T papers,
 on which I shall place my cast of characters!
I get a little weary of the compulsion to identify my immediate family members on each layout, 
so the quick (and might I add cleverly helpful) fix is a
"Cast of Characters" layout.
Here I will add a current photo and some pertinent facts about each "main" fam member.
Living, working, loving, hoping, their happy, highlights of the year, et. al.

You likey?
You tryie?

My solution for old married couples is a heart between their spots, like Dougie and me.


And if you are an "animal family" like we are? You will have a spot for the critters!

The FUNN CLuBB ladies were interested in the stamp set I used for 
"cast of characters, 2014" proving they have excellent taste and it is difficult to really take in all the groovy products in the Annual Inspiration Idea Book - it is that full!
Well, it is Handwritten Print  (by Close To My Heart, of course, 
E1030, $29.95 - set of 67!)!

Read more about and order this National Paper Crafting Year >> Noted cute set on FUNN.ctmh.com.
Remember, this is only $5 with a $50 qualifying order.



Have a FUNN Day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Heartstrings Bonus Pajama FUNN Party Gift

CONFESSION....


 When I saw this Heartstrings My Reflections set in the first ever
I was a little concerned it might be tooooo great aunt.
Not that great aunt-hood is wrong, I, myself, am a great aunt to some tremendous children!

Then I started thinking, man, this could end up like a Barbie aisle meets Pepto-Bismal so much pink!

Wrong again, bong-face.
Just look at this beautiful Lagoon layout!
Love the newspaper paper - did you know I used to write a scrapbooking column in a local paper? 
FUNNy story about this layout, a very FUNN FUNN ClubBer didn't even think this layout was 
from Heartstrings!

Then here is the layout with the most Valentine flavor and still, I don't get the Pepto-bismal thing going on, do you?
Threw a couple Picture My Life cards on for good measure.

SO, you want to make these?
You can get your own How-To Guides emailed to you when you 
purchase: 
Heartstrings BONUS Pajama FUNN Party Shopping List
  • Heartstrings My Reflections Paper Packet (X7193B, 9.95)
  • Heartstrings Complements (X7193C, 4.95)
You may also want to have Heartstrings Assortment (Z3015, 5.95), Stuck On You Puffies (Z3037, 4.95), and Pixie Extra Thick Twine (Z3035, 3.95).
You will also need two sheets of Daisy White Card Stock (1385, 9.50) to complete these projects.

AND

February Hopscotch Pajama FUNN Party Shopping List
         OR

Receive FULL Pajama FUNN Party Support Order Period 01/15/15 - 02/14/15
Purchase the either Option One or Option Two Hopscotch Pajama FUNN Party from me and you will receive all the supporting stamped images, additional embellishments, and/or Cricut cut shapes you will need as a thank you gift.

Get the FREE Cutting Guides
Purchase any $35 + online order from me from 01/15/15 - 02/14/15

JOIN THE FUNN GALS WHO HAVE BEEN ENJOYING PAJAMA FUNN PARTIES FOR YEARS AND YEARS!

If you enjoy a simple,but super cute layout style which makes your memories look great,
don't want to spend a lot of time or money, try this!
Please let me know if you have questions!

BY THE WAY, I WILL BE ANNOUNCING A WAY WAY FUNN PROJECT THIS WEEKEND!
 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Stamp of the Month Monday and Tonight's FUNN CLubB Layout!

 Oh goodie, goodie, goodie, tonight I get to help make some of the most FUNN scrapbookers on the planet make this layout!
Yup, I'm talking FUNN ClubB!



And we will be using the January Stamp of the Month in a layout that is definitely not all
February 14th-y.
This layout is more like April 2014 when my now son-in-law popped the question to my baby girl on the top of a mountain. 


If you are a Snowhaven Pajama FUNN Partier - you get to make this and two more layouts!

I hope you will have some time tonight scrapbooking.
How about making a layout about a big question you got in the cold, like...
you want some cocoa?
need another blanket?
please, don't put any more snow down my pants?

And look what happens when you PJ FUNN Party!
You have layouts ready for last month's memories!
BOOM - Christmas group shots scrapbooked!

What ever it is you do tonight.
I hope it is FUNN,
 but it won't be as much FUNN as I will be having!

Come back Thursday, I will have my take on the
Close To My Heart National Paper Crafting Special!
It is practical, clever, and very perfect!

and I forgot I was going to post this tomorrow, not tonight - oops.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

February Hopscotch Pajama FUNN Party PLUS a Heartstring BONUS!


From the pages of Seasonal Expressions 1 - 
HOPSCOTCH!
Three Layouts & Cards

with qualifying purchase!

February Hopscotch Pajama FUNN Party Shopping List
         OR

Receive FULL Pajama FUNN Party Support Order Period 01/15/15 - 02/14/15
Purchase the either Option One or Option Two Hopscotch Pajama FUNN Party from me and you will receive all the supporting stamped images, additional embellishments, and/or Cricut cut shapes you will need as a thank you gift.

Get the FREE Cutting Guides
Purchase any $35 + online order from me from 01/15/15 - 02/14/15


Be sure to subscribe to my FUNN Mail Newsletters (non-consultants, please) to receive more creative FUNN ideas for this adorable set!

DING! DING! DING!
DO I HEAR A 
4TH ANNUAL 
National MARY GUNN FUNN Day
BONUS PROJECT?
YES, I DO!!!!

A FREE HEARTSTRINGS Pajama FUNN Party!!!!

Order either of the Hopscotch Pajama FUNN Party Shopping Lists and Heartstrings Shopping List below online from Mary Gunn FUNN between now and February 15th, 2015
and receive the HOW-To Guides for this cute Heartstrings My Reflections Paper Pack!

What you will need for these three layouts (with leftovers for your own Valentine cards)

Heartstrings BONUS Pajama FUNN Party Shopping List
  • Heartstrings My Reflections Paper Packet (X7193B, 9.95)
  • Heartstrings Complements (X7193C, 4.95)
You may also want to have Heartstrings Assortment (Z3015, 5.95), Stuck On You Puffies (Z3037, 4.95), and Pixie Extra Thick Twine (Z3035, 3.95).
You will also need two sheets of Daisy White Card Stock (1385, 9.50) to complete these projects.

FOR THE FUNN FRIENDS WHO WON THESE ITEMS LAST MONTH, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE HOW-TO GUIDES!


SWEETHEART ORDERING BONUS
There is a link on my website for a
MISS TERRI Hostess FUNN!
NON-CLUBBERS can join that online gathering in hopes
of getting FREE CLOSE TO MY HEART gifts!
I'll keep it open all month.
When the order gets to $350, someone will get
ADDITIONAL $30 in gifts to the already generous gifts.
ALL the Best to YOU!

MAKE IT 50 and you will qualify for MORE FUNN!
Magic Mug Drawing - win this month's Stamp of the Month Monday samples!

SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE!
Be watching for more FUNN and Sticky Boy (What's Up) announcements!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Online Operation Smile What's Up Auction and more!

GIVE US A SMILE!

AND LET'S GIVE SOME KIDS SOME SMILES, TOO!

Through a FUNN way to give to Operation Smile.


On the 4th Annual National Mary Gunn FUNN Day,
I will be hosting a very special
Online Auction for Operation Smile.
The prize?
A potential collector's item - an original virgin
Close To My Heart
classic woodie "What's Up" stamp.
Don't know this guy?
Read an interview, yes, I said interview, with Sticky Boy.

Set your phones, calendars, and sun dials to
Sunday, February 1st, 7 pm - 8 pm central
Bids will begin at $60 (for my next birthday) and will be made on this blog only.

This is a big deal, but this will be a bigger deal to many others!

I'm excited to announce this auction.
Now here is what I need you to do - 
tell everyone 
a wooden stamp is about to bless a bunch of kids!

COME BACK OFTEN!
I HAVE MORE FUNN planned!

Did you know Operation Smile gets a portion of every 
Close To My Heart stamp set sold?
HOW COOL IS THAT?

Easy Pop Up Card FUNN - Artfully Sent

Looking for some FUNN to pop up in your life?
Then get the Cricut chirping!





To learn more about this tremendous collection and a link for all the images, click here.

Don't forget, the details of my
  What's Up Operation Smile Online Auction
are coming later today!