Tuesday, June 2, 2020

CTMH July/August Catalog Release

One of the many perks we receive our company catalogs a month in advance to preview.  This catalog is both beautiful and inspirational.  It is loaded with  striking scrapbook layouts and card ideas.  

If you would like me to send you your own copy, please send me a message at karenleach@gmail.com and I will get one in the mail to you as soon as possible.  You won't want to miss all of the new crafting goodness.

Happy Crafting!

Happy Father's Day With Aurora Stamp/Thincut & Aurora Paper Suite

It's time to celebrate the favorite man/men in your life.  I lost my father several years ago, but that doesn't stop me from celebrating my special father-in-law and my own husband.  My husband is stretched in so many directions, but always makes time for our daughter. Currently, he is teaching her to drive.  That takes some patience.

Happy Father's Day to all of the special men out there!  We appreciate you and all that you do for us.

Double Pocket PinWheel Blue Skies Card

I just cant' stop playing with the Blue Skies paper suite. It is really one of my all time favorites.  

I decided to use the cute Pinwheel ThinCut set to begin my project.  I haven't used the double pocket card fold technique in quite a while, so I decided it would be a fun use of the Tags & Tabs Thincut set to complement this creative fold. 

I created two tags to place in the first fold and I plan to put a gift card in the second pocket. I love the versatility of this card.  It is a perfect card/gift combo set.

Happy Crafting.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Blue Skies Uplifting Card Set

Creating with the new Blue Skies paper suite is so refreshing.  We have grey skies here in Southern Indiana and I am ready for sunshine.  This paper pack and sticker sheet is so bright and cheerful you can't help but smile while working on it.

I used two new stamp sets from the new catalog:  When Skies are Grey and Make a Splash.  Each stamp set also has a thin cut option if you choose.

I know a few people in my life who could use an uplifting card in the mail.  I hope everyone is finding time for self care and finding lots of bright spots in this new normal.

Happy Crafting.

Watch Me Create a Card

Monday, May 11, 2020

Stitched Together Card Collection

A Trio of Cards

It has been a minute since I went into my craft room and created.

My creative energy has been non existent since the pandemic started.  

I decided that I would make things easy on myself and utilize card patterns from Make it From Your Heart Volume 4.  Below, you will find three cards that I created using card patterns--1-3.  It took the pressure off trying to create a new design and allowed me to just play.  If you are struggling, you might want to take a look at this great resource to help ignite your creative spirit once again.

I have to say after spending the afternoon creating--I was in much better spirts.  

I used the new paper suite--Stitched Together and the Stamp Set/Thincut set-Beautiful Day.  Perfect color combos to help lift the spirits of your friends snd family. 

All supplies can be ordered at karenleach.ctmh.com. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Let's Make this Card!

I hope that everyone is well and staying healthy.

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Stamp of the Month: Everyday Magic

This uplifting stamp set is available for purchase through the month of January.  I am sure you know someone who could use a little encouragement this time of year.  I made this card for my "grab n go" collection when I want to send an encouraging word to a friend or family member.

Every Day Magic Stamp Set

I hope that your New Year is off to a great start!

Happy Crafting.

Be Mine Valentine Day Special

Add a little pizzazz to your pad with the adorable wooden heart banner in the Be Mine special! Perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond, this banner is a great way to add some personal, perennial d├ęcor to your home. These banners come with a special SVG file for cutting the heart shapes and several different sentiments, making them easy to personalize! Whether you’re creating it for your own home or giving it as a gift, you are sure to please with this too-cute banner! Offer available January 15 through February 29. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.

Visit karenleach.ctmh.com to pick up your kit before it is gone!