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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Happiest Place Gift Box Set


I love Disney!  I have loved Disney since I was a child. My love for Disney has grown exponentially over the years.  I have very fond memories of my time at Disney with my family. Growing up we didn't have much money, but my parents always made it a priority to make it to the park once a year. The company that my dad worked at would offer employees and their families an evening at the park each year.  We would pack in as much as we could in the few hours that we got to spend at the park.  

I have had so much fun creating Disney memories with my husband and daughter.  I have lost count on how many trips we have taken to the park.  My favorite time of year to visit is the Fall.  In fact, before Covid we thought we might make it out to California to experience the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland.  Maybe next year?  Until then, I CTMH's Happiest Place paper collection will help me pass the months until we can get back to the magic.  

I am giving away this gift box set on my Instagram account--ctmhkleach.  You have until the end of the month to enter(deadline 07/31/20). All the rules are explained in the post.

HAPPY CRAFTING!




Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Summer Vibe Card Collection


Our summer has been spent at home(like most people this year).  Cocktails on the back porch, dice games via FaceTime on Sundays, and lots of grilling. This year the most important thing is keeping  my family healthy and I will just have to satisfy those beach yearnings by playing with summer inspired paper and embellishments.

I hope that you are enjoying your summer and that you are healthy(and happy).  Summer Vibes will be available for purchase through August.  After that, lots of holiday inspired projects and paper will featured.  We had our virtual convention this week and I am very excited to play with all of the new products shortly.  You are going to love the new annual catalog!

Happy Crafting!  Enjoy the dog days of summer.




Thursday, June 25, 2020

Summer Vibes Scapbook Layout


It is officially summer here in the United States. We have been so fortunate to have a very mild mid- western summer so far. The weather has been warm, but the normally high humidity has only made an appearance a couple of days.  

Unfortunately, the virus of 2020 has derailed all of our summer travel plans.  I am trying very hard to embrace our summer in Indiana.  A few things I have done to make it more interesting: purchased an E Bike that allows David and I to ride all over the city of Columbus, bought a tandem kayak to use in our neighborhood marina and  I have made my garden and flowers a priority this year.  

All of these things help us break up the days and not think about our original summer plans.  Truthfully, I am so very happy to have a beautiful home and a healthy family in this trying time.  My heart breaks for all of the folks who are dealing with health and financial issues.

Looking forward to filling my summer scrapbook pages with all of our 2020 summer memories(even if things are a lot different this year).

Happy Crafting and Stay Safe!





Don't forget that the new supplemental catalog is live today!  So many neat new products to play with. Let me know if I can answer any questions.





Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Aurora "Adventure is Out There" Scrapbook Layout


We moved from Idaho a couple of years ago and I sure do miss the beautiful mountains. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to spend many weekends up in the gorgeous landscape glamping in our Airstream.  I have plenty of pictures to scrapbook and this simple Aurora layout will help me get them in my album.  

Again, I used the Make it From the Heart idea book--Pattern 8 page 20 & 21.

I hope you are enjoying your summer and finding new ways to get out in nature.

Happy Crafting!










Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sweet Stitched Together Two Page Layout

You have heard me talk about the Make it From Your Heart Layout books from CTMH before and here is an example of a layout from Volume 4.  I took the basic layout and added the floral embellishments included on the sticker sheet from the paper suite Stitched Together.  It all came together quickly and I love the finished layout.

If you are finding it tough to put a layout together, I would highly recommend grabbing this great how-to book to help you get your pictures in an album.  You can pick one up for yourself by visiting me at karenleach.ctmh.com.

Happy Crafting!






Tuesday, June 2, 2020

CTMH July/August Catalog Release

One of the many perks as a CTMH consultant is we receive our company catalogs a month in advance to preview.  This new catalog has everything you need to scrap your mountain vacation, your trip to Disney or your beach vacay.  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!

Karen

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!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Oh My Heart Two Page Valentine's Day Layout

Are you looking for a layout page that will showcase quite a few of your Valentine's Day memories?  This fun, but simple two page layout uses the adorable paper from Oh My Heart (available until 02/29/20) to help document all of the fun.



You can grab your own kit until 02/29/20 at karenleach.ctmh.com.



Monday, January 13, 2020

Oh My Heart Valentine's Day Special






From now through February 29, you can get the exclusive Oh My Heart paper packet, coordinating cardstock, and stamp set for all your Valentine’s crafts! Save 25% when you purchase these items as part of a workshop kit that includes the papers, cardstock, and stamp set, together with additional supplies for creating beautiful handmade cards and scrapbook pages!