Episode #40

December 11, 2020

Project

Pick-a-Sketch

Colors

Orange plus 2 colors

Element

Present(s) or package(s)

Random

something from my MESK!

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on December 14, 2020

Numbers that end with a zero always seem like they are more significant than some other numbers. Our episode #40 proved this line of thought. As we broke the “100” mark of viewers during a live, crossed over to 1,000 Facebook followers, and crafted with an energy force named Christine! After 40 episodes, and almost 1/2 of them with Guest Crafters, I gotta say, Craft Roulette is just a ton of FUNN, and no two crafters are alike. We really appreciate the support, the sharing, the submissions, the creativity, and the friendships that silly old wheel is creating. Thank you.

Christine Bertram, ok, can someone bottle that energy? We just crafted and giggled all evening, and it was so FUNN. Her story includes not liking art classes to adding 1,700 sq. ft. (her “hive”) to her house to teach craft classes! I think Chris is a perfect example of how being exposed to and learning about stamping can bring so much FUNN to a life. As I like to say, “Stamping makes artists of us all.” What was it that gave Chris the stamping bug? Heat embossing, again. There is quite a line of us whose lives have been changed by this “gateway drug” of heat embossing. You won’t want to miss this bubble of energy in the video above and look forward to seeing Chris in 2021 at the wheel again. Thank you, Chris! You are FUNN.

PARAMETERS

Had a great idea from our FUNN friend Mary Nabers a couple weeks back to add sketches to the wheel, and we did! The first parameter was “Pick-a-Sketch”, and Christine chose an A2 size card sketch. From the number of submissions we received, this is a great idea. Thank you, fellow hockey mom/granny Mary, for your great idea, and your long time support of the wheel and mary gunn FUNN. mwah. Be sure to watch Chris’ face when we got the color of orange + 2 colors! Let’s just say, she wanted purple. We talked about how during this Christmas season, “presents” did not match our brain waves with orange, but the submissions say you figured it out. “Something from your MESK!” (MESK! is my word for a messy-desk) yielded some fabulous results!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBMISSIONS

You know what comes with a record number of viewer and followers? A record number of submissions! Thirty-three! WoW! You are in for a treat, too, because they are all fabulous. Keep your eyes peeled for how the presents are added, pops or full on orange elements, and just what people find on their MESKS! Yes, it is a FUNN week of submissions for certain! If you are inspired to try an idea, be sure to post in our Craft Roulette FB group and add a note about what inspired you (Episode #, crafter, parameter sort of thing). Thank you so much for your wonderful cards, contributors! It is so great to have you help us spread the joy of Craft Roulette and cardmaking. Have FUNN!

You are invited to join the Craft Roulette Facebook group. We’ll feature many of these cute cards in the group this week, so you can encourage the contributor, share with your friends, and be inspired. Be sure to join us, but to be approved all the questions must be answered and you must agree to the rules. Thank you!

During this episode, you’ll learn….

  • why Christine likes making cards instead of scrapbooking
  • if Chris thinks she is artistic
  • which craft product Chris likes the scent of (hahaha)
  • what does “mystery card” mean
  • are craft products male or female?
  • what is Stella CPR?
  • and much more, enjoy the show!

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Special Christmas Craft Roulette Show

We have a very special guest coming to the show on Friday, December 25th, 6:30 p.m. Central. “Mrs. Merry Claus”, mary gunn FUNN’s “twin sister” , will be joining us to read a special children’s Christmas book. “Santa’s Long Pants”. The book was written by my mother-in-law in the 1960’s, then illustrated by me in the late 1970’s. This show will be geared for the entire family’s enjoyment. We hope you’ll join us.

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CREATIVITY

Creativity doesn’t occur in a vacuum. It is inspired by what we see, smell, feel, and pause long enough to experience. There is such unmatchable joy in creating. It is my wish for you this Christmas to know that joy.

We appreciate you all so much. Tis the season to rejoice in Savior’s birth, the love He shared, and the love we enjoy. Thank you.

 

Christine Bertram

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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Mary Gunn FUNN

Christine Bertram

FUNNUniversity.com

Guest Contributors

Vicky Logan
Kansas
Tim Holtz Snarky Cats, distressed corrugated cardboard, molding paste, craft paint and puffy paint used around the Santa hat.
Vicky Logan
Kansas
MESK! - pearls, and Stella
Melanie Chandler
Washington
Lynda Bendik
Illinois
Red inkpad and gold foil left on my mesk from christmas card making. Orange incorporated in the stripes.
Jackie Muller
Whyalla, Australia
This was a fun (funn) one! My random item were the Bitty Sparkles that are almost always on my desk.
Sue Bruch
Illinois
This was a fun (funn) one! My random item were the Bitty Sparkles that are almost always on my desk.
Patty Beck
Tennessee
Tangerine, Juniper and, Blossom. The white paper I stamped on was on my desk as were the stamps I used.
Linda Norman
Texas
Deb Norman
Iowa
I've been breaking into my pattern paper packs more since I've been doing these chllngs! Mesk Item is the blk layer paper. Purse is a sticker.
TR's Place
New York
Heather Huang
New York
Heather Huang
New York
Followed the sketch, orange plus green and blue, A big birthday present and some dark pearls I had on my mesk!
Hildenell Vilchez
California
Had twine, stamp on my ‘mesk’ and teal,red to pair w/orange. Fun!
Susan Murphy
California
We were talking about December birthdays, and I thought Santa should send shimmery Happy Birthday Wishes! Black bursts were on my mesk :)
Ava Bellon
Florida
Card base and bottom strip was laying in my pile. Present, Orange + blue and green, A2 and sketch.
Kathy Hering
Wisconsin
Random item from my "mesk" is the row of glitter stones on the left side
Alessa Lemoine
Florida
This cute, adorable dog was on my Mesk and it already had a gift and orangish background...win. Plus one more Christmas card made.
Jacque Rippe
Florida
When the parameters came up I immediately thought of these little guys. Prayed I had some paper left. Yippee. Dimensional is mesk item
Judy G.
Michigan
Another FUNN challenge! The item(s) that were on my “mesk” are the raspberry stitched squares from a prior project.
Mary Naber
Montana
Another FUNN challenge! The item(s) that were on my “mesk” are the raspberry stitched squares from a prior project.
Mary Naber
Montana
Another FUNN challenge! The item(s) that were on my “mesk” are the raspberry stitched squares from a prior project.
Mary Naber
Montana
randon from mesk is the silver paper and the blacknpaper used on the trees.
Lena Marie
Missouri
Believe it or not, I found the gift die on my mesk; it came free with a order for some stamps! Orange, yellow and green featured.
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
Pennsylvania
Colors: Orange, seafoam green, brown. Gift behind the hummingbird. Found on my mesk: fussy cutting scissors.
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
Pennsylvania
Can you see the staples in my bow? I found my mini-stapler on my Mesk!
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
Pennsylvania
I used Orange, Teal and green. The elf is from a Holiday set from CTMH, but I changed to a Birthday celebration with gifts.
Angela Steinhoff
Wisconsin
Had to submit with a gnome. I used Green, blue and orange. The white banner is white glitter paper with an orange background.
Angela Steinhoff
Wisconsin
I colored a floral hearts and the colors orange, green and blue. The floral heart was on my craft table.
Angela Steinhoff.
Wisconsin
As I had the image of father Christmas I adapted the sketch to it. I also put some orange blinks. Hope you like it.
Cris Pazmino
Ecuador
Tons of birthday stamps with cupcakes. Lol! Had to make my present.
Sue Masoner
Missouri
2nd submitioin. Started playing with an old SSS kit from last June. I love the bees. This one actually has a real package on it.
TR's Place.
New York
I used the doily as the random item on my mesk! And had fun doing this!
Alana Sedano
California
Angela Steinhoff
Really wanted to use red, but stuck with orange. Flipped the sketch (snow & doghouse). From the MESK=old bottle of Liquid Applique that surprisingly still works. :-)
Amy Ulen
Washington
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