Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Artfully Sent - One Key Series


Believe it or not - this page is made completely out of "leftovers" from making a bunch of projects using just the "7" and "&" key on the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart!

Here are the players:
See the Ruby one in the middle with hearts? Bingo.

Oh - I did use the Triangle Punch for a last minute cameo appearance.

But other than that - all leftovers!

More details on this fabulous product coming over the next week!


Artfully Sent FUNN


One Artfully Sent key unlocks many "doors" !
It will make you "CELEBRATE!"

Come back soon for an Artfully Sent series, alrighty?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Follow Me Every Where on the WEB


Do you follow me everywhere you can on the web?

If you follow me on my Mary Gunn FUNN facebook page, you'd know a cool photo tip about this photo.

If you follow me on my Mary Gunn FUNN pinterest "interwebz", 
you would know a new board I created!

If you get my FUNN mail, you would know all sorts of FUNN secrets!

Yes, I'm on twitter, but usually forget it.
No, I'm not anywhere else on the interwebz - I don't think.

Look to the upper right of this blog to
"like" me on fb,
follow me on pinterest,
be added to my FUNN mail list,

oh, and if you want to shop, honey, do I have a internetz address for you!


Monday, October 27, 2014

End of October FUNN




Pajama FUNN Parties always include
* an exclusive instructions for three 2-page layouts, 4 cute tags for cards or another layout
* FUNN Tipps
* Stamped images, Cricut shapes, and additional embellishments to complete projects
* and 2 interactive events! VALUE VALUE VALUE
 offer is good only through the end of October and through me.
Shopping Lists - choose Option One or Option Two 
 Option One $22.85
 Pathfinding My Reflections Paper Pack (X7186B 9.95) - some of the prettiest papers in the book!

Option Two $32.90 - Best value - includes cute exclusive stamp set and full set of Bling Gems Gold Assortment and 3 more sheets of cardstock
 Includes my instructions and a brochure from CTMH

You will also need:
 2 sheets of Saddle Card Stock (from Basics Card Stock pack - we will be using this pack throughout the current Annual Inspirations Idea Book life)

Optional FUNN Add-ons
 Pathfinding Assortment - included in Option two

Include the In the Pink My Crush Book in your Pajama FUNN Order this month 
and receive a free gift from me!  See details below.

ALL $29+ orders made through me in October qualifies for cutting diagrams and FUNN TippS. 



Special FUNN
1. WIN WIN WIN

WIN ONE - order this adorable My Crush In the Pink Book - only 12.95 (Z2000) with your November Pathfinding Pajama FUNN Party order
WIN TWO - receive a generous thank you give including samples of In the Pink Assortment, In the Pink Sticky Tabs, and Pink Clips!
   
WIN THREE - a donation will be made in the Pajama FUNN Partiers to a breast cancer research group (accepting group ideas).

2. Ribbon Revelry

Past Positive IMPression Special
Are you a past Positive IMPressions' team member who would like to come back and have some team FUNN?
When you re-join this month and make your first Straight To The Top goal, you will get a FREE My Crush In the Pink book!
We want you back!

Stamp of the Month Mondays
Do you like this stamp set?


Me, too!
Be sure to check my blog MaryGunnFUNN.blogger.com each Monday this month to see a new sample of cuteness!


There is a lot of detail here, but wasn't that the point?

Here is what I am hoping this month - will you be a part of my hope?
 I am looking forward to having my traditional PJ FUNN Partiers join again, plus at least 4 new partiers!

 I am looking forward to announcing my Christmas Card Class.
 I am looking forward to a nice cup of tea.
 I am looking forward to making my thank you packs for the In the Pink / Pajama FUNN Party crowd - plus a donation!
 I am looking forward to the return of at least two former Positive IMPs.
 I am looking forward to making ladies happy and world much cuter!

HUGS and let me hear from you! Let's make October FUNN!

Mary

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Find the Path to Pathfinding FUNN!







Time is running out of my Thank You gift for my November Pathfinding Pajama FUNN Party!

Pajama FUNN Parties always include
* an exclusive instructions for three 2-page layouts, 4 cute tags for cards or another layout
* FUNN Tipps
* Stamped images, Cricut shapes, and additional embellishments to complete projects
* and 2 interactive events! VALUE VALUE VALUE
 offer is good only through the end of October and through me.
Shopping Lists - choose Option One or Option Two 
 Option One $22.85
 Pathfinding My Reflections Paper Pack (X7186B 9.95) - some of the prettiest papers in the book!

Option Two $32.90 - Best value - includes cute exclusive stamp set and full set of Bling Gems Gold Assortment and 3 more sheets of cardstock
 Includes my instructions and a brochure from CTMH

You will also need:
 2 sheets of Saddle Card Stock (from Basics Card Stock pack - we will be using this pack throughout the current Annual Inspirations Idea Book life)

Optional FUNN Add-ons
 Pathfinding Assortment - included in Option two

Include the In the Pink My Crush Book in your Pajama FUNN Order this month 
and receive a free gift from me! 

ALL $29+ orders made through me in October qualifies for cutting diagrams and FUNN TippS. 

Come find out why the Pajama FUNN Partiers come back month after FUNN month!

Order on FUNN.ctmh.com

My family is not included.

Pumpkin FUNN


That moment when you know you did something right when your adult daughter has a craft project to do with you when you visit.
FUNN with Joanna!

#GoRoyals

Thursday, October 23, 2014

You're the MOOOOOST! - TBT

Just in time for Throw Back Thursday!

You're the MOOST!


Pulled out this little stamp from my past
(a Close To My Heart WOODIE!)
to celebrate the current WORLD SERIES 
with #8 Moustakas (MOOOOOSE)


for a future layout about baseball memories!


CELEBRATE LIFE; it will add FUNN!
GO, ROYALS!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mojo Monday 388 and having a LOVELY Day

A day off, slept in, had coffee and a cider donut from The Tea Queen (thank you), had time to create, and have a lovely day planned.

Awwwwwwwwwwww.........

Stopped by Mojo Monday for a quick sketch idea.


Then headed to the table of happy to make something FUNN.
Here you go.


ALL supplies are from Close To My Heart (except the twine).

Water Color Pencils for the assist on this card!
While the original price of these wonderful pencils is a little higher than most individual products, they are priceless!
When you do the math (me, math?) and see they are just over a $1 a piece, you will say, I must have these beautiful soft leaded items of splendor.
Add to these pencils a seemingly innocent item 
and you will be able to add smudgy letter outlines, splotches of leaf color, soften the edges of tone-on-tone flower subtleties with confidence. 

You in for a lovely day?
I'm rooting for you and the Royals!

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
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS WAS ALL DONE WITH ONE BLINKIN' KEY?

 * 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?
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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?
Scrapbooking 
-  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
Sparkles
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!