Sunday, April 13, 2014

May Pajama FUNN Party - Ariana!


One of the "FUNNEST" times of the month!
The next Pajama FUNN Party reveal - 
May features Ariana from Close To My Heart.
You can make these three pre-designed 12" x 12" Ariana layouts and three easy cards.
Great for feminine or masculine memories, Mother's Day memories, graduates, and "This & That"!

2 easy shopping options
Shopping List 1


Shopping List 2
includes Ariana Paper Pack, Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles, Ariana Assortment
plus a full size exclusive My Acrylix Stamp Set

Why would you order one of these Shopping List from Mary Gunn FUNN?
Because when you do, you will receive the following as a Thank You Gift:
* an easy-to-follow exclusive cutting guide to make the 3 layouts and 3 cards
* stamped / specialty cut pieces

* plus access to a short FUNN how-to tipps video for a limited time
Due out the evening of April 15th.

Products you will also need:
Base card stock for the top layout:. I suggest Kraft Cardstock (9.50, Z1375)
Paper Trimmer

Products you will also want:
Burlap Ribbon, Outdoor Denim Ribbon, Files or Sanding Kit,
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet, Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet, Smoothie Ink

To qualify for the free thank you gift, the Ariana Pajama FUNN Party orders 
must be made between 
Tuesday, April 15th - May 14th on my website:
All $29 orders during this time qualify for the cutting diagram, but not the supporting supplies.

Join us, won't you, please?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Timberline Scrap Card - OODLES of FUNN

Quick post, quick card, quick FUNN TipP!

Couple of things I love about this card:
it uses scraps and it says "oodles"!

FUNN TipP: apply adhesive on the back of the "thanks oodles" banner.
add paper strips (see a peeking piece of green Glitter Paper?)
apply more adhesive to the strips of scraps and add to Kraft mat.

I got to "meet" a sweet blog reader last night on the phone after she signed as a Consultant.
How delightful!
You meet the nicest people in this business!
Reminds me to say to all you FUNN Mary Gunn FUNN blog visitors & followers...

thanks oodles!

Products used are all Close To My Heart.

Kraft Card Stock

I would put this cutie on my shopping list!
More samples coming soon! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Educate Yourself - Here are the answers to your questions about becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant with our FUNN Team!

I have to make sure you know what FUNN it is to be a CTMH Consulant!
It is hard to become something when you don't know what it is!
So, know you can make an educated decision on why being a
Close To My Heart Consultant
is so much FUNN!
Here is my dissertation on being a
Consultant on our FUNN Team of Positive IMPressions!

With the very generous Close To My Heart campaign this month for new Consultants, I've been getting questions and very FUNN new team members!

You may have questions, too. So let me see if I can clear a few things up.

There is a very low quarterly minimum of $300 required by CTMH to stay a consultant. 
When you join with this offer, your quota will not be required until the July, August, September quarter (btw, a new Idea Book will be released in August) which makes it nearly impossible to fail short!

What will not happen:
  You will NOT have to be banished from CTMH or me forever.
  You will NOT have to wear a t-shirt which says, "Former Consultant"
  The world will NOT end
  You will NOT have to quit all paper crafting or scrapbooking
You will become a "former" consultant, however, at the beginning of the quarter the quotas are not met and you will be back to being one of my awesome customers.
Any team members you have will roll up to your upline.

Absolutely! We have and love our 2nd and 3rd timers in our group. Life happens and sitting out for a season happens, too. We get it.
If you are a former consultant, come back! You have a clean slate to ink, paint, paper, and stamp on!
Several of us are "LIFERS" who have been a consultant for over 10 years - there is room for everyone.

Yup! Cool beans, huh?

Nope. I am actually terrible at having parties. Please don't tell my dirty little secret (tee hee)
There are as many ways to be a consultant as there are consultants!
I have enjoyed most success through FUNN Clubbs, workshops, and Pajama FUNN Parties and love my customers who randomly order as they desire, too! I am always changing my business to better serve my customer community. By the way, if you have an idea how I can serve you - let me know!

Heck yeah! That is why I joined! I love a bargain - I belong to Sam's and my husband belongs to Costco. We both have ancestors from Scotland - getting this idea?
22% off immediately & goes up with higher sales. FREE product, too, with sales. Yes, you can be your own hostess and get gifts, too. 
How can you go wrong?

Yes, it is!
Go for it!
I love my community of customers and encourage you to grab the loot if you want and then do nothing if you'd like!
That way you won't feel bothered, you can proceed as normal, and all will be better in our world!
As they say at Nike, "Just Do It!", but do it as you want.

Are you interested in joining CTMH for more than the kit and cartridge? Read on!

CTMH offers a vast array of supplies and services in a remarkably cohesive & coordinated package
CARD MAKERS love CTMH because of the stamps, sentiments, papers, inks, embellishments, and Workshops on the Go
ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING with Studio J. Everyone who tries this loves this
CLASSIC SCRAPBOOKING with perfectly coordinated through albums, My Reflections Paper Packs, Complements, embellishments, and Workshops on the Go 
MINI SCRAPBOOKING with a variety of chip board albums and Artbooking cart
JEWELRY and WEARABLE ART is a FUNN addition to our product line
HOME DECOR products with Pottery Barn quality - so great!
STAMPING is at our core, in our blood, so to speak. CTMH has set the standard with My Acrylix Stamps
HOW-TO PROGRAMS  and a SOLID ONLINE PRESENCE  with frequently released professionally produced how-to videos
* History of a strong debt free INNOVATIVE COMPANY  led by an awesome lady JEANETT LYNTON  and her incredible vice presidents who may love this company as much as I love my dog which is an outstanding amount!
* Fresh on-trend products frequently released such as PICTURE MY LIFE
Cricut Cartridges without peer as it coordinates with CTMH stamps and chip board shapes - unbelievably clever!
* Catalogs which are designed to help you with your crafting inspiration. They are called IDEA BOOKS

There is nothing wrong in either one; I just want you to try us!
We, the Positive IMPressions, are a community dedicated to support you and cheer you on to success! A smaller team offers you a personal touch which you may appreciate. With a team having over 45 years of experience, you will have plenty of help! Online video team conferencing coming.

Plus we are the home of the 

Super Glue Guys - Dedicated to Help You Keep Scrapping!

We have a team fb page.
FUNN-ercise Challenges (this month's is beating my March sales for a completed Timberline Pajama FUNN Party set of projects!)
My Team always receives the Pajama FUNN Party cutting diagrams and FUNN tipps to use for their own customers if they desire.
Insight from years of thinking about and loving this business and thinking some more about and loving this business some more
Positively FUNN IMPression Mails with reminders, tipps, ideas, and cyber hugs
Encouragement - I am your cheerleader!

an online website for no charge
a monthly newsletter produced by CTMH for your customers which you can personalize
backing of a solid company
personalized training by me
bulk products, discounts, early access to promotions, project suggestions for products
get the $99 kit fee back in your choice of product for attaining reasonable sales goals in your first 120 days of business
and, of course, this April, you get your choice of one of the three Cricut Cart Collections free!

You are able to have friends sign "under" you as soon as you become a consultant and have an OBA (online business account / website created & provided by CTMH)
Start thinking about a team name!

It will make us both HOPPY like Huni Buni!
She is HOPPIER than she looks here.


Click on almost any of the links to get to to sign up.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Timberline with a FoxyTwist

 Had my buddy Vicky out today for some lake time.
She mentioned her daughter having a family of foxes in her yard with four babies (kits).
Like an arrow, my thoughts went to the cute fox stamp set CTMH had for the Stamp of the Month
in February. And as quick as an arrow, I grabbed a few needed supplies and started 
making her a layout.

Cocoa card stock for the base, with a little Desert Sand, Buttercup, and Slate, I think it turned out cute.
Added some Bronze Shimmer Trim ( you need to have all the Shimmer Trims) for pizazz.
The wood grain paper from TIMBERLINE got the nod for the perfect outdoorsy feel.

All it needs now are the memories!
Thanks for coming out and making some memories with me today, too, Vicky!

We're pretty foxy ourselves!

Friday, April 4, 2014

LollyDoodling Along

Pajama FUNN Partiers make three layouts every month just for the price of products.
This was one of the March Lollydoodle Pajama FUNN Party layouts.

"Family NOMS"

Home is where you can eat what you want.
Remember in "To Kill a Mockingbird" when Scout is scolded for commenting on Jem's eating syrup on his supper? 

(If not, go read or watch the movie right now!)
Well, this layout celebrates some of those little family food quirky-dirks.

What we eat as a family is one of those ties that bind aspects of life.
Inspired the verse in the Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit
The sentiment is adorable and includes this line, "You are the Peanut to my Butter".
So I included a drawing about our family's peanut butter styles.
This may not seem important, but it was important when I was a "mommy-ing" 4 little kids!

I love drawing my take on life and adding them to my scrapbooks.
Like this addition of "How to Make a PBJ"

 The photos I used span over 15 years!

Do you see the little bow?
Do you know how I made it?
Next month I will be exploring bow making - FUNN, FUNN, FUNN!

Here is my thought for the morning, too.

Throw Back Thursdays
Every Layout

Here's to your weekend!
May it be filled with scrapbooking or memories to scrapbook!

Don't forget to sign up as a new Close To My Heart Consultant to get a free Cricut Cartridge along with a mega kit worth over $300.

And, be sure to get your supplies for the 

You will get a FREE exclusive cutting guide and tips sheet for these three layouts and three cards.
Plus, you will receive a free FUNN Kitt with pieces you'll need to finish your projects.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

APRIL FUNN NEWS - Join our FUNN Positive IMPression Team

April 2014: Discover the Art of Business

Receive over $400 worth of product* for only $99!

Join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant April 1–30, 2014, and receive your favorite favourite “art-full” Close To My Heart Cricut® collection FREE! Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and comes packed with nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies to help you succeed. Plus, when you qualify for the Straight To The Top program, you will be refunded the price of your New Consultant Kit. Select your FREE Cricut® collection—retail priced at $99—when you order your New Consultant Kit and watch your new business soar!

Ready to become a Consultant? Let’s get started.

Do you crave creativity, relish warm relationships, or savor industry? We embrace all types, whether you’re creative-, community-, or business-minded. By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional.
It’s easy to join. Start by clicking on the “Let’s Get Started” link at the bottom of this page and completing the form. As part of your enrollment you will purchase the New Consultant Kit for only $99. The kit includes the basic business and creative supplies you need to start your journey off right, and the retail value of the supplies in the kit is approximately $309—a fantastic deal!

2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book New Consultant Kit


  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1127)
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2028)
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK322)
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers (BULK340)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1012)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)


Do you have questions about Close To My Heart? Watch videos to learn more about joining the Close to My Heart family. If you are interested in building a business, discovering your creativity, or celebrating relationships, you are welcome here.

You are a few clicks away from being a Positive IMPression team member!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Super Glue Guys Salute Studio J


There once was a cropper in deep despair
She found she couldn't scrap anywhere!

She couldn't scrap when her kids were around
They kept her too busy for time to be found.

She couldn't scrap when her hubs was at home
He wanted her  attention; not to go off on her own.

She couldn't scrap at practice for sports
The papers would blow away and end on the courts.

She couldn't scrap here. She couldn't scrap there
She couldn't scrapbook her memories anywhere!

The Super Glue Guys came with an answer so true.
They flew right away to help her get through.

Into her thoughts they answered her trials
Studio J is the perfect way to get through those piles.

With Studio J she could scrap here and there
She could crop all her pictures any old where!

She could scrapbook during the moments while her kids took a nap.
Because making some layouts is easy, it's a snap!

She did not need to get out paper and glue
She could crop anytime, even while she cooked stew.

She could scrapbook at the end of the day
It is free for all, only with orders did she pay

She could scrapbook with pictures new and/or old
With Studio J - she was totally sold!

She could scan documents and photos to add
Hey, this computer stuff, it isn't so bad!

With her fingers flying fast with tips and with taps
Add a photo? No problem, she could add a Flip Flap!

Change the size of sticker or make red paper blue!
How much FUNN is this program and so easy, too!

Add embellishments, buttons, and pretty bows,
She wanted to tell everyone that she knows!

It is for everyone, from 'tween to retired,
Kits and designs which will leave you inspired.

Vacation memories can be scrapped right on site, never fear
No forgotten moments of that special time of the year.

She can order extra copies of a lay out
Everyone enjoys them and no one will pout.

A free J-peg is included with layouts she'd get,
She shared them on facebook, email with no regret.

Why she was so happy, she could just cry

So see why you must try this, all boys and girls,
Because it is simple, FUNN, fast - just give it a whirl!

Now hop on over to

Friday, March 28, 2014

Love U / Freshly Made Sketches

How do you take the "outdoorysy" Timberline Workshop On the God exclusive My Acrylix stamp
turn into a perky happy "love u" card?

With the power of color!

Through the power of ink!

Because this Cranberry, Lagoon, Black and White card doesn't seem very outsidesy to me!
Maybe it is the Teal Glitter Trim that seals the deal
What do you think?

The great design is from Freshly Made Sketches - love their simple designs.
See more interpretations on 
FMS129 Blog Challenge

P.S. I am working on a layout using some of these same ideas - what FUNN!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Country Card FUNN - H2H Country Flair Challenge

So we have this delightful family in our lives who had a foal born to them last week.
The foal, Tango, probably won't be impressed with this card, I hope his family will like getting it.

Products used:
Wood grain paper is from Timberline our next Pajama FUNN Party kit
FUNN Tipp: I added board lines and extra shading. Helps so the viewer won't get "board".
Stamp Sets: 

Same cute Country Born My Acrylix stamp set.
Slate Ink got the call to service for the shading and letters on the boards.
The farm scene was colored with inks and Blending Pens (so FUNN).

Challenge Blog Entry for:
Country Flair Challenge

Hope you enjoy these little tastes of country cards. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It's Spring -There is a Sparkle in Eyes and On My Cards, Too! H2H Cricut Challenge

It seems to me all the seasons can be celebrated with sparkling paper!
Think about it.
New Years, lots of sparkly hats, champagne, cider.
Valentines, oh yeah, lots of sparkling hearts.
Ides of March? Well, maybe not so much, but spring is right on for glittery paper!
Then there is Easter with sugar eggs.
And so it goes and goes.

This card was made out of leftovers. I love leftovers.
And I like the card, too. It is loaded with pizzazz.

And can I get a hat tip for the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge shapes?
The "happy" and Daisy White card stock base were both cut on one of my CTMH Cricut carts.
This post is a part of the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog this week.
Be sure to visit H2H for more Cricut Challenge projects!

These are part of a thank you gift for FUNN Fanns who made
orders on my website for my birthday - shameless, I know!

I'm not sure which background color I like best.

Did you notice the red circles?
Know how I made them?
I punched holes and backed them with Glitter paper - how simple!

"Happy" is made from the 
Happy Birthday button

Wanna know a secret?
You can get one of the wonderful
Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges FREE
next month when you join us
as a Consultant.
Want to know more?
Email me at
and I'll send you an informative response 
including more about our team of groovy gals.

Also, I hope you will join the FUNN with the next
Click the link to learn more.

Have a great week.
Super Glue Guys are working on a poem, oh boy!

All products are Close To My Heart 
and can be ordered on 

Happy Spring to one and all - may it sparkle!
FUNN for you...What comic strip had a character named Sparkle Plenty?