Do you ever get a “crush” on a craft trend? Well, I have one on gnomes. As a part of FUNN University‘s outreach to the crafting community, we are taking our gnomes to the public this month on my Saturday morning LIVE from my MESK! FB show.

Here is a how-to make a “gnome of letters” video. If you want to know the book reference, it is in the comments on YouTube. May I present Gnome #2.

FUNN stuff? Here is the poem I referenced in the video. I found it on DLTK’s Crafts for Kids site.

There was an Old Man with a Beard

by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared! —
    Two Owls and a Hen,
    Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.”

Isn’t the internet a wonderful place for inspiration and mashing of ideas? The next (gnext) gnome was inspired by this month’s FUNN University Plaid and Weaves Cards+ Labs and Julee Tilman’s very cool sketch on Poetic Artistry (formerly Mojo Monday). We’ll be making this gnome on Thursday’s FUNN U. Plaids & Weaves Cards+ Lab! :o)

Visit Julee’s site for so many great ideas!

If you love tips, tricks, and FUNN, we’d love to have you visit our campus. It is simple, just enroll! First month is on us, of course.

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, Holly Jolly Scrapbook Workshop, DIY Shaker Ornaments & Tags
TuesdayHolly Jolly Scrapbook Workshop – LIVE class on FUNN U.
Wednesday SHOUT OUT Wednesday on FB, pick your favorite project and show it LOVE!
ThursdayPlaids & Weaves Cards+ Lab #2 – Live class
Saturday – Gnome #3 – Christmas Gnome. This is a FREE FUNN U. class on FB called LIVE from my MESK!

See you on campus or at my MESK! on Saturday!

Until then, XOXO, and have FUNN,


Mary GunnMary Gunn is the Founder and Head Professor of FUNN University. She has 20+ years experience in direct sales. She has 25+ years experience in teaching. She has combined her love for teaching and paper crafting in FUNN University. Please visit our online campus and take advantage of your first month as a gift.
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Julee Tilman
Julee Tilman
7 months ago

These are absolutely adorable, Mary! So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

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