Happy FUNNday MUNNday!
I have some FUNN one-inch strip scrap ideas for you (click here for the original post about one-inch strip scrap ideas).
There is also My Very Analog Notebook Planner Part Two installation! Scroll down to see.
But first, see why having a blue (and green) Christmas is not all bad and can be doggone cute!
What all three projects have in common:
1. One-inch White Daisy scraps from card making.
2. Blues and Greens, particularly Glacier, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Lagoon, Topiary
3. Card bases were all made from one sheet of cardstock.
Stamp Sets: Season of Sweetness and Beary Christmas Cardmaking kitt
Couldn’t resist adding some Clear Shimmer Pen glam.
This would make an adorable scrapbook page bottom border.
Stamp Set: PUNNy Pals – the Operation Smile FUNNd raiser stamp set.
Reminder: $7.00 donated to Operation Smile with every purchase – easiest and cutest way I know to give to Operation Smile!
The cute little polka dot paper is a scrap from a Beary Christmas PML card.
Who wouldn’t totally have their day made to get this card?
If you love PUNNs and think they are FUNN, you need to add December’s Stamp of the Month to your letter to Santa.
Stamp Set: For All Seasons
The ornament strings were drawn (with a straight edge). The bows were also drawn; just think about making an infinity sign or an “8” on its side.
The pretty shine was made with a substantial glob of Liquid Glass. I used a straight pin to pull it to the edges. I’m impressed and glad how well it stayed in the shape. There is Shimmer Pen under the Liquid Glass, but I believe its effect has been obfuscated by the polymer coating.
Added some Bitty Sparkles to the top of the ornaments.
To see more cute samples of pieces made from “non-traditional” colors, visit the Color My Heart Dare challenge blog!
HOW-TO make these ornaments
- Wet a 1″x12″ strip of White Daisy cardstock under the tap.
- Take the Pacifica Ink Pad directly to the wet cardstock; do the same with Crystal Blue
- With a wet waterbrush, ink over the entire strip with Crystal Blue or Glacier Ink
- Splatter with White Daisy re-inker
- Let dry (you may want to put it under something heavy to minimize the warping). I waited overnight.
- Punch out the circles. I used a 1″ punch.
- Design card front; add lines and bows.
- Cover with a substantial glob of Liquid Glass. Use a straight pin to pull Liquid Glass almost to the edge. I had used a Shimmer Pen first, but I’m not sure if it could be seen after the Liquid Glass.
- Let dry. This took another long wait, so don’t start these on the 24th for the 25th.
By the way, I have seen the next 80-page Seasonal Expressions due out on January 1st. It has some great products. I am already planning my next season’s Pajama FUNN Party layouts, too!
Please be advised, too, that the current Holiday Expressions is due to retire at the end of this month.
Remember, to look for the arrows in this edition, those arrows will tell you what products will be carrying over to 2018. FUNNy thing is, I don’t see any arrows!
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The VIPP mail list is an exclusive group of personal customers and downline who order from me as their personal Consultant (or upline) in the past year. The VIPP FUNN members get extra how-to tipps, get to see projects not shared with the public, early peeks, and other exclusive FUNN TipPs. These emails have been very well received (thank you)!
If you would love to be a VIPP FUNN member, just make a $25 minimum order and you will automatically be on this exclusive mailing list for 6 months.
Order on FUNN.closetomyheart.com or directly from me to join.
Part Two on making My Very Analog Notebook Planner – SECTIONS
Decide what sorts of information you need to keep track of and want to record. I will give you some ideas, but ultimately, the choices will be yours because only you know your needs. That is one of the fantastic reasons to use a very analog notebook planner – the ability to create your own plan!
Here are a few ideas.
Scrapbookers, cardmakers, and craft-based direct sellers have some overlapping interests and these sections of your planner will define your planning, record keeping, and hopes for the future.
- CTMH shopping list. If a marygunn Pajama FUNN Patier, keep track of your kits and the layouts
- Photos: printed? where stored (google, picassa, etc.)? to be enlarged? B&W? Sepia? Color?
- Progress monitoring: layout made? photos added? journaling added? people to interview? archived in album?
- Memories to be made or scrapped?
- Brain Dump. What do you want to remember? Do you have a plan? Do you need to schedule a crop
*BEST IDEA: Keep a list of memories which you want to keep. Mine is at the end of each month’s planning pages. I can make quick notes about my adult kids’ lives (isn’t that what FB is for), add quotes, heart-tugging moments, FUNNy moments, accomplishments, hurdles jumped, dumb family stuff, and whatever your heart needs saving.
- Close To My Heart shopping list (new sentiments, whimsical stamps, adult stamps, adhesive, kits, card bases, envies, etc.)
- Inventory of the handmade cards you have on hand
- List of card types (HBD, thinking of you, sympathy, congratulations, etc.)
- Sketches (tried and true, want to try)
- Cut out samples from expired CTMH Idea Books
- Addresses of frequent receivers
- Monthly or weekly list of cards sent
- Recipients who need to hear from you
- Ideas for envelope art and hand-lettering techniques
*BEST IDEA: because time does go by so quickly, make a note in your planner when you sent a card to a particular someone and when you want to send another one.
Craft-based Direct Sellers
- Your Very Analog Notebook Planner can be a lifeline! Scatter your thoughts in your notebook instead of letting them run amok on your brain!
- Shopping List / Inventory List
- Sketches and notes for ideas
- Goals and targets
- Running financial record
- Correspondence lists
- Event lists
- Contact lists
- Planning and creating dates
- Review what you have done, take action in the present, and create a plan for the future (in reasonalbe time periods)
- Give yourself some kudos. Make notes of how customers have appreciated you.
Really give your business a cold hard look. Whether you have 4 customers to 400, we all need a plan and a place to plan.
This is a great time of the year to take stock, review what has been good for you and your customers, and decide what direction your will take in 2018.
*BEST IDEA: plan on joining new affordable premium marygunn bizz FUNN email service starting in 2018 specifically designed for craft-based direct sales consultants!
No kidding! Details are coming soon.
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My Very Analog Notebook Planner Part Three is next week – Talkin’ Time. I think the direct sellers will like it!
If you have liked these ideas, please share with your friends!
You can do this! You can make your MUNNday a very FUNNday! But, if not, slap on a brave and happy face and get to Tuesday!
I hope this finds you all well!
XOXO, I appreciate my FUNN friends!
If you missed My Very Analog Notebook Planner Part one, Click HERE
December is 1″ White Daisy Strip Obsession Month. See more here!