Friday, July 25, 2014

Just a few more days to order in July

It was sure FUNN to deliver these 
Garage Sale GIVE AWAY bags to my FUNN CLubBers Monday!

Everyone was excited to see the cards, stamp sets, and embellishments I chose to give them!

I'll be giving away some goodies this month, too, for any $30 order.
AND, because the July Stamp of the Month is one you've been waiting for,
you will get a little project giftie to use those new stamps on when you 
earn the July SOM at the discounted $5 price.

Find out how to earn the cutting diagrams for these three layouts free along with four simple cards on the link below...

Don't want you dilly daddling, though, because come August 1st, these offers are 
zippo zappo a thing of the past-o.

Let me know how I can help you learn to scrapbook, return to scrapbooking, or just help you keep going!
Let's have some FUNN - let's do it now!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

This little critter had her own page on my first Mary Gunn FUNN website.

The good old days of early websites. It was a cool site developed by my son Stephen. He is still designing websites, too! Get OnBoard the It had a private message page for customers and was started near the new millennium. That is so long ago, I forgot how to spell millennium

So do you remember this Throw Back Thursday FUNN critter who rated her own page on my site and whose house was in my studio area?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Freaking Awesome Cards! FUNN!

Here are just some of the cards you will choose & re-create at my first
Freaking Awesome Cards! FUNN!

When: Saturday, July 26th; 1:30 to 3:30
Where: Linn Valley Lakes Community Center
How much: $11 (low introductory price)

What is it?
A FUNN way to make craft cards by re-creating cards
 for your stash,
 for scrapbook elements, 
 to try out new techniques and products,
or to use right away to brighten someone's day!

During this 2 hour get-together, you will:
Choose from at least 15 different designs featuring occasions such as
birthday, just because, thank you, get well, sympathy, baby, wedding, and more
Your choice - make a couple different cards or make a bunch of different cards - all for $11.

Do you have to be an artist or experienced crafter?
I will be right there cheering and help you!

What to bring:
a friend or three - how FUNN, huh?
Your favorite adhesives - such as Tombow, ATG, Bonding Memories Glue, Duck, or Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive (any good quality paper-to-paper adhesive)
Scissors (if you have them)
Trimmer (if you have one)
A lidded drink (if you want one)
a ready to stamp, trim, create, and have FUNN attitude!
$2 if you want a new Annual Inspirations Idea Book

This sounds FUNN, but I can't make it...
Because I plan to replenish and replace the cards after the class, you will have more opportunities!
Why not book a gathering for at least 5 friends?
This is a perfect way to get 5 of your girlfriends, daughters, daughter-in-laws, neighbors, co-workers, women's groups, team moms, and anyone who needs a little FUNN break in their lives.

No orders are required, but all orders are always appreciated.

Please RSVP by Saturday, July 19th or any date I have stated before. that is after July 19th

Friday, July 11, 2014

FUNN-ercise Friday: Hurray for Ink Rays!

It's FUNN-ercise Friday and time to warm up our creative muscles and stretch those digits for a 
FUNN filled weekend of crafting!

Here is a short video I call, Hurray for Ink Rays!


Lots going on in Close To My Heart land.
Please scroll down and see specials, events, and ways I can help you craft and scrapbook!

Have a FUNN weekend!
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Close To My Heart FUNNdamentals* Paper Contest

Close To My Heart's July Contest

Love this Paper FUNNdamentals* Basics Assortment pack! Have it ready for  my L.A. trip memories.
To enter,  leave a comment telling about your fundamental scrapbooking item & why you can't live without it.
Those comments can be left on...
Jeanette or
Close To My Heart's YouTube Channel (Fundamentals Craft Contest) or
Close To My Heart fb page
before July 31.

*Paper FUNNdamentals* Basics Assortment - Close To My Heart really doesn't spell this paper FUNNdamentals, you understand.

I hope you win!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday and Mojo Monday

Before there were blogs.
Before there was Mojo Monday Blog Challenges.
Before there were Acrylix.
Before there was a million embellishments.
Before "What's Up?" was Sticky Boy.
Before there were Super Glue Guys.
There was wood, rubber, ink, cardstock, 

Welcome to Throw Back Thursday - Mary Gunn FUNN style!
Today's TBT features the stamp set which came to me as a new 
Close To My Heart consultant in January 2000.
Look at that Organdy Ribbon - that is vintage original stuff there, ladies!
The stamp set was wood and rubber. It was already assembled.
It was heaven.

Time travel back to today because I am entering this into the Mojo Monday 353 Challenge Blog!
Albeit, my image is pretty much a mirror image switcheroo.
Love the design, by the way.

and now back to TBT

THIS STAMP was used on nearly every card I made!
It looks like it, too!
If you have small children, stampers, show them this stamp and how stamps used to look before My Acrylix!
Yes, they will ask questions like, "How did you see where you were stamping?" but it is important for them to understand history.

This is the stamp I wanted to use on the strawberry card, but apparently do not have any longer.
The old "The first 'i' doesn't have a dot Thinking of You stamp".
Yes, it is shown here on an ancient post-it note holder we all made at "parties".

SO here is the set - Fruit of the Vine.
It isn't available any longer.
Do you like how I planned ahead and have the logo upside down?
Perfection is so over rated.

Now for a FUNN quiz...

1. Can you name the fruit on the 4th stamp of the set which is cleverly covered by a question mark?
2. Can you name the 4 Close To My Heart colors I used on the cards?
White Daisy and Colonial White don't count
3. Can you name the stamp shown with all the little specks on it?

and speaking of new Close To My Heart Consultant KitS...
Card Maker's Kit
$99 - worth bundles more

Scrapbooker's Kit
?'s, LMK, I'd be happy to help.

Tomorrow evening there should be a FUNN-ercise Friday Warm Up video.
Do come by and see! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Picture My Life - more FUNN than a Barrel of Monkeys with Glitter

As my former landlord would have said, "Feature this..."
Picture My Life cards (you get a few less than a ga-zillion) are just perfect for:

1. Add to My Crush pages
(the "Cherish the Day" pocket is a 4" x 6" card folded in 1/2 to make a handy dandy pocket.

2. Make cute cards in a DASH! 
Don't forget you can stamp on them, too! 
Can you find the stamped images?

3. doll up the mundane little office supply notebook 
with a 3" x 4" card, some Washi Tape, and some images from other PML cards!
This one is going in my car to jot my thoughts which always happen while I drive to work.

4. Make a darling little mini album
just using cards!
*> Abracadabra <*
I threw in some pixie dust to make it more FUNN.
I got the idea from someone else, I can't recall who. Sorry.

I lined up the first 2 pages, opened them up, and taped them together for strength.
Then I Washi taped them for cute.
Right page has a smaller card taped to it - you can lift it, too!

Line up the next page, tape, then Washi tape.
Didn't do much to these.

Same thing - looks like I forgot to Washi tape, but I did remember to add a flappin' card.
First I used "regular" tape to be sure the 3" x 4" stayed put.

Same thing - remembered the Washi tape down the middle this time - actually 3 times.
Because the right side has not one, not just two, but three smaller cards all straggerdly like.

Check it out!
Add photos, quotes, toothpicks from a favorite restaurant, ticket stubs, or whatever your 
little ol' <3 desires="" p="">
I added tabs for grabs from....say it with me....Washi Tape!

Punched a hole (one page at a time) at the top and added a golf pencil.
Ran a bead of Liquid Glass around the twine line on the pencil first for better adhesion.
Tied the twine, twisted it tightly, and added....WASHI TAPE!

5. Make a traditional layout using Picture My Life cards!
Why, looky here!
Didn't use Washi Tape except in the pendants. 
There are some stamped images, too.

Pretty quick way to put some cute in a layout, now isn't it? 
Come on, you know you are thinking, I can do that!

Punched the "Love GROWS Here" from a 3" x 4" card and the Scallop Circle Punch.
The paper you don't recognize being in Balloon Ride is from a cut up PML card!
A little can go a long way!

This sentiment was also trimmed from a card.
When you look closely at the heart, you can see I stamped it on a scrap from a PML card.
Waste not, want not!

Plus you get a bunch of these cool pocket page protectors with the kit 
so you can make your own PML-esque cards from scraps!

Currently there are 8 Picture My Life kits available.
This post only features the cards from Balloon Ride.

Are you old like me?
Do you have photos of your precious babies in magnetic (gulp) albums like me?
Do you have no time to recreate enough layouts to re-do these photo books like me?
Grab those baby pics from the jaws of those picture eating monsters albums
and get them in safe cozy pockets!

Each package includes:


44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
(see, just short of a ga-zillion)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™ (various designs)

These products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.

Be sure to click on the links above to see more about 
and order these fabulous Close To My Heart products.
and this is just the beginning....

There "ain't" no monkeys with glitter having this much FUNN!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - Happy Independence Day

I started blogging in 2007 and thought it might be FUNN to 
post a "Throw Back Thursday" series this month.

This happy 4th of July card gets the nod to start us off.

For you darlin' FUNN Fanns and CTMH junkies,
do you recognize this color?
how do you like the wobbly free cut ovals & stars?
remember how we went crazy over mini neutral brads?
have any idea how I made the background?

Call me crazy, but looking back at cards and CTMH products of yesteryear brings back memories, too!
Celebrating memories with my FUNN friends and years & years of crafting with Close To My Heart.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HAPPY July - Let's make it a FUNN One!

Our Skylark Pajama FUNN Party is ready early for you to order now!
and you thought you wouldn't see this until the 15th.

For a truer look at colors, look at these papers:

Choose Option 1 or Option 2 and receive a FREE cutting guide and FUNN TipPs
 for three full 12" x 12" layouts (includes stamped images) and 4 cute cards.

Skylark Workshop on the Go 29.95 (includes stamp set and extra accessories - click to see)


Only $5 with a $50 purchase or buy at full price $17.95

2. Speaking of Specials, I have a couple for you, too!
Are you new to Mary Gunn FUNN's Pajama FUNN Party or did you miss getting one this spring?
ORDER ANY MARY GUNN PAJAMA FUNN PARTY Shopping List from the current Idea Book and I'll send you the Cutting Guide and FUNN TIpps FREE!
HURRY! This is as supplies last only.

April's Ariana
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

March's Timberline
cards not shown
The Timberline Shopping List

get a stamp set and resist frames when you get the
you will also need

February's Lollydoodle
cards not shown



all orders should be made on 
before August 1, 2014.

3. I have a special drawing for you this month
Order ANY Pajama FUNN Party Shopping List in July and you may win 
one of my favorite super secret Hostess Only Reward stamp sets from the 
to be released on August 1st.

4. My Garage Sale GIVE AWAY Continues in JULY!
Make a minimum $30 order from me this month and get some FUNN-freebies!
3 FUNN Greeting Cards
2 New or Gently Used Stamp Sets
A small bag-o-embellishments

July 26th from 1:30 - 3:30
$11 - Special Introductory Offer Price
Choose from 15 designs
Linn Valley Lakes
RSVP by the Saturday before, please.
YES, you can get your mitts on the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book then, too!
CALL SOME FRIENDS AND COME PLAY - we'll have a blast-o-FUNN!

Also, are any of these items on your Wish Lists?
Prices will be going up on these items August 1st, so get 'em now!

PS - I copied the prices from a diligent CTMH Consultant, thank you!

Let me know how I can help you this month save those great memories, special cards, or whatever paper craft makes you happy!