Scrapbooking Christmas is a Great Idea for EVERYONE

“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!

Holly Jolly Christmas, scrapbooking Christmas, Christmas Cookies, Best Sugar Cookie recipe ever,

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!

CTMH, Gingerbread house stamp, Christmas scrapbooking, Christmas layouts,

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.

Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe, 
scrapbooking family recipes, Christmas scrapbooking

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?

Christmas layouts, easy layouts, CTMH, Craft With Heart subscription,
ZERO prep Work!
Christmas layouts, easy layouts, CTMH, Craft With Heart subscription,
Assembles in minutes!

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 (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., Heart 2 Heart Evergreen Challenge,, Sugar and Love

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 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.


FUNN University, the support you need for the FUNN you want.

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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Alyson Mayo
Alyson Mayo
9 months ago

Love this collection as it is a recipe that obviously has a special meaning behind it. Great use of the Holly Jolly papers. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H 🙂

Cat Nowak
Cat Nowak
9 months ago

Love the layout and the story behind the recipe!! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

Brandi Robinson
Brandi Robinson
9 months ago

This is scrapbooking! You have saved a precious memory and included the recipe for the future generations, I love everything about this layout! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H

Miss. Carrie's Creations
Miss. Carrie's Creations
9 months ago

Every little detail on this layout is simply adorable. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Heart2Heart. Please come back this week and see some of the new challenges we have for you. I can’t wait to see what you create! ☕MissC

Mary Gunn
Mary Gunn
Reply to  Miss. Carrie's Creations
9 months ago

My pleasure, Miss Carrie. Thank you.

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