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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Take Some Time Away to Play In August

Can you believe that Summer is coming to an end?  Soon we will be filling our calendars with school events, last minute vacations, and family fun.  For us, it is Awana Conference season and we are getting ready to travel throughout the state.

In the mist of all the chaos, I urge you to schedule a little time for yourself. Self-care is IMPORTANT and one way to take care of YOU is to schedule a little crafting time with me. All my workshops are pre-designed, ready to make, and don’t require any work on your part – just a time to come, create, and relax. 

 Here is what You can Create in August 

originalAugust 10th Coffee & Cards ~ Thinking of You Cards
RSVP before JULY 26th
Come enjoy a delicious drink at Aunt Helen’s Coffee House and some crafting with friends while I show you how to use a Waterbrush with our Exclusive Inks to shade floral images.

MissCarriesCreations-CricutBordersSM.jpgAugust 15th Create with Cricut ~ Building Borders
RSVP before AUGUST 3rd
Come learn how to create borders for your scrapbook pages, cards, vinyl projects, and home decor projects.

cricutbasics-misscarriescreationsAugust 16th Create with Cricut ~ Design Space Basics
RSVP before AUGUST 3rd
Dust off that machine and let me show you how to use some basic features in Design Space to create something new. 

As a Consultant, I have the pleasure of showing you new ways to use Close to My Heart products to create something new. Each workshop is full of crafting fun, yummy treats, and often there are prizes. You can view each of my event pages and see what I have planned in the upcoming months.

Coffee & Cards
Totally Techniques

Create with Cricut

Scrapbook All Day Crops

Weekend Retreats

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions about these events, or workshops you would like to see in the future.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


I have made it easier for you to view and register for my upcoming events. You can view the full calendar on my Events page and link it to your device OR join my Private VIP Group and receive a personal invite to each class. I do ask that, if you are a consultant for CTMH or another company, that you do not use my workshops and retreats to benefit your business.