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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.