A Challenge to Try Something New at Heart2Heart

Happy New Year, friend!  With the new year comes new goals, new promises, and hope for the future. If one of your goals is to try something new, then we would love for you to join our first January challenge at Heart2Heart

One of my crafting goals for the new year is to look at my supplies in a new way. Not only will this help me get through my growing crafting stash, but it will also stretch me to find unique ways to use them and share those with you. Today, I have decided to explore a few new approaches to Liquid Glass  and I am going to share with you how I made use of it on my Winder Songbird Card. 

From the photograph it is hard to see where I used Liquid glass. After all, it is a clear, quick drying liquid that is usually used as an adhesive. What people forget is that Liquid Glass is also great at adding a glaze-like glossy accent to your project. On my card, I added some texture to the background paper by drawing some squares onto the pattern and adding little dots to the tips of my snowflakes.

Since the Liquid Glass has very little dry time, I was able to put the rest of this card together quickly using some pine bough Cricut die-cuts that were heat embossed,  a single stamped bird image, and a sentiment that was stamped atop a partial tag. 

Why heat emboss the pine boughs? There are a few reasons.  First, I accidentally cut FIFTY of these in the wrong color of green for some kits, so I inked them in Espresso to change to color. Second, heat embossing adds texture and stiffens thin die-cuts making them easier to bend and mold. 

I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new and give Liquid Glass a second look.  If you decide to try something new this week, please share it with us at the Heart2Heart Challenge. We always enjoy seeing your creations and are often inspired by you. 

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Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our our Spooktacular special. 70961509_10156748199832686_5214103289620070400_n.jpgIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Like many of you, our family does not do much for Halloween, so when I signed up for this blog hop I immediately began racking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to create.  I looked through the Spooktackular papers & stickers and was elated when I realized that the patterns not as ghoulish as I had anticipatedand I knew exactly what to make.


These photos are over 16 years old and the memories attached are still embedded in my child’s mind. We had just lost a grandparent unexpectedly, moved into a new neighborhood in a much smaller town, enrolled the kids into a new school, and my son was turning nine.  I had the “brilliant” idea to invite some boys we barely knew into our home for a Creepy Crawly birthday party in hopes that this would spark some friendships.  (Don’t ever do this to an introverted  child.)MissCarriesCreations-SpooktacularBirthdayLayout.jpg

As you can see in these photos, it wasn’t what any of us expected. A house full of elementary school boys was quite the eye opening experience. 🤣 On this layout, I took advantage of the bright colors, the creepy crawly spiders, and added a few Cricut™ cuts to portray the creepy crawly theme.

The title of the layout was also created using my Cricut™, then shaded using the Jade TriBlend Marker.  Having three colors in one allowed me to create an ombre effect on the title and I love how it turned out.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These adorable Spooktacular products are available, while supplies last, through October 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or Promotions Tab of my website to see how you can can save 20% on this special bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Spooktacular Coordinating CardstockSpooktacular Coordinating Cardstock White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock
Mint Cardstock12 x 12 Mint Cardstock Vellum Paper
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Jade Green TriBlend™ Marker
Jade Green TriBlend™ Marker

Digital Image Set, Close To My Heart - Complete CreativityCTMH Complete Creativity

cricut-explore-air-2-cutting-machine-mint-d-20180712145726333_631711Cricut Air 2

Machine Mat Variety Pack, 12" x 12" (3 ct.) Cricut Machine Mat

Thread SnipsCricut Thread Snips

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine
Holly Jolly Dots

Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts

Mint Exclusive Inks Re-Inker
Texture Paste Trio
Black Journaling Pen
Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator
Liquid Glass
Foam Dots