“Christmas is too much work to not scrapbook the memories.” me
Don’t you agree?
MYTHS about scrapbooking
- scrapbooking is too hard
- scrapbooking is for old ladies
- you have to have an entire room full of “crapbooking” stuff
- scrapbooking takes too much time
- you have to be creative
OK, so I admit, this layout was involved, made by an old lady, who has an entire room of SCRAPbooking stuff, that took a lot of time, and I am creative, but this is not true about ALL scrapbooking!
FUNNy thing is, this is a layout remake from an acid-filled, magnetic-sheet, photo-eating picture album of the 1990’s. I’m in the process of re-doing pages that are in an unsafe habitat, if you will, for keeping memories. Gotta say, though, this layout is a LOT cuter!
This layout was made on the online campus of FUNN University, my online program where I am the founder and head professor. We have a mix of pre-recorded videos, and very FUNN live classes every month to teach you how. The student body is great, and we have a blast in the chat room, as long as Eunice doesn’t show up (Eunice is our technical mischief maker and we blame her for anything that goes wrong).
FUNN University may or may not be for you, but I promise, having saved memories is for you.
I know, because when I look at these 29-year-old photos, my heart is filled with love of my family, this season, and COOKIES!
START RIGHT NOW, don’t wait 29 years:
Use your phone!
1. give yourself a reminder to save a Christmas memory every day. pick a time that works for you.
2. follow my mary gunn FUNN FB page for daily FUNN Christmas memory prompts each day before Christmas this month!
3. write a text, message, or email yourself your daily thoughts. you can use paper if you like. i like paper.
4. decide what photos you want to keep for this special time every night! Upload the photos you want to your favorite photo developer. Trash the extras (harsh, I know).
You are going to be on your phone anyway, make your time purposeful! You can do this.
I know you are going to want to make these cookies and they are worth it. If you want to spend your “extra time” on cookies and less on scrapbooking,
check this out, how to scrapbook without having a roomful of “crapbooking” stuff:
The Craft With Heart program
These pages go together in MINUTES because they are pre-printed, just add die-cuts, stickers, photos, and your stories (see #2 and #4 above).
Aren’t these so cute?
If you have a friend who is a consultant or you are consultant, please use their help and websites! One of the best parts about FUNN U. is consultants and crafters are all welcome, even if you are not a customer of mine!
If you don’t have a CTMH Consultant, though, I’d be happy to help you save your precious memories. Check out the exclusive and high quality Close To My Heart products on FUNN.ctmh.com (my online store) – so much cuteness! Specials this month include
Bring Back My Pack – URBAN (love it),
Reindeer Crossing – a really cute Stamp of the Month ($5.00 with qualifying purchase) Watch my FB for ideas.
Best Friends FURever – SO CUTE and a must-have for animal lovers.
Cedars and Pines Scrapbooking Kit – to be used on FUNN University this month. You will need Kraft, White, and Black card stock, plus basic scrapbooking supplies to make the FUNN U. layouts.
I’m submitting this post to one of my favorite challenge posts, the Heart 2 Heart Evergreen Challenge post. Saving Christmas memories is about as evergreen as you get! I hope the visitors, and DT will feel welcomed and encouraged to share these ideas with their friends and family, too.
Christmas is a great place to start building, or continue to build your family’s treasure book of memories. I hope you will try it, and I’d be happy to help.
FUNN for you this week:
NOW – enroll in FUNN University while we are still in beta!
NOW – shop for your new CTMH products! Stamp of the Month, Best Friends FUREVER (I made the cutest mini albums), Holly Jolly Scrapbook Workshop, and this month’s featured products Cedars & Pines.
Want to join us on the campus of FUNN U. in December? The online Shopping List is up for you, too. We’re going to make Cedars & Pines layouts, and Crafts from Kraft in Cards+ Lab. The Crop Lab will be going vintage with initials – hmmm, sounds FUNN.
Monday – Blog Post and Christmas Memory Prompts begin on FB, release of Cedars & Pines Prep & Cutting Guide and Assembly Guide on campus.
Tuesday – new card release on social media.
Wednesday – SHOUT OUT Wednesday on FB, pick your favorite project and show it LOVE! There will be ornaments!
Thursday – Krafty Tags, Bags, and Boxes on campus.
Friday – a new card release on social media.
Saturday – Gnome #5. This is a FREE FUNN U. class on FB called LIVE from my MESK! I skipped last Saturday because I was under the influence of too much turkey.
CYBER MONDAY special starts on FUNN.ctmh.com at 4:00 p.m. Central and runs for 24-hours.
Products sell out fast! Fill up your cart now, so you will be ready!
LET’s celebrate the imperfect season because it gave us the perfect reason to celebrate.
I am thinking of people who work so hard to make the “perfect”* Christmas experience for their families, but do not save their memories. Friends, I want to encourage you to not reach for preconceived versions of a “perfect” Christmas. Interruptions, spilled milk, burnt cookies, crying babies, tired mommies, and grumpy teenagers are real life.