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Monday, May 02, 2016

Using the Chomas Creations Cricut Explore tools





The Cricut Explore tools are all in the Chomas Creations store!  In stock and shipping!
Chomas Creations engraving tip

Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.  Holds up to 1/2 inch marker.
Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder. Centers a 3/8 inch gel pen.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Who is sweet? Engraving with the Chomas Creations engraving tip in the Silhouette Cameo



If you didn't yet know that you can engrave with your Silhouette Cameo you are in for a pleasant surprise!  Because you can!  And all is takes is the Chomas Creations engraving tip in place of your blade.
I got these metal sheets from Silhouette to play with.  I used the blade setting in the Silhouette Studio software and a speed of 5 and a thickness of 33 with a double cut.  All of these owls are from the Studio store.    
Here are the results of all the fun :)


And great news!  Happy spring!  Use the coupon code spring10 to save 10% off anything in the Chomas Creations store!   This coupon does not apply to previous orders and is good until May 16th, 2016.  

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Labels with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder



I made a few mixes with essential oils and have needed to label them for awhile (instead of smelling them to figure out which is which).  I got this adhesive silver foil, used my Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a Sharpie ultra fine point marker, and made some cute labels!  I used some of my empty bottles and removed the adhesive with lemon essential oil (go figure!) and then added my stickers!  They stick so well to the bottles.  And I think they are super cute!  For the recipes I used for these oils, head to my oily blog!  Getting Oily
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils feel free to ask!  I''ve been using them for over 2 1/2 years now and I'm always trying new ways of doing things for my health.  amyc222@yahoo.com


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Friday, April 01, 2016

On the farm with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder


Look at these cute farm animals from the Silhouette Studo store that I drew right on my background paper with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and the Zig Ball .5mm pens.  Most gel pens are .7mm, so for sketching the thinner the tip, the better! 
The tractor was a Studio file that I used the Sketch feature on in Designer's Edition to make it resemble the animals more.

                                    
Here is the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the Zig pen in the Cameo machine.  I used a speed of 8 and a thickness of 9 to draw everything on the background page.

I also did my journaling right on my 12x12 background paper.  The font is Lettering Delights Sporty.
The barn is a Studio download but I welded the title in Studio and cut them both out and layered them.
Here is my son on his field trip as well as some ribbon to pop on the page. 








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Friday, March 18, 2016

Body butter labels with the Chomas Creations adjustable holders for the Silhouette


 I made my own body butter, chocolate mint, for some of the ladies on my list!  I used Young Living essential oils in my mix!  I will post the recipe at the bottom of this post if you would like it!  If you have any questions on the essential oils feel free to ask me! 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a American Crafts chalk marker in pink on Silhouette's self adhesive cardstock for the labels. 

The font is Lettering Delights thin font Angel.  I used a speed of 2 and a thickness of 1 to draw the design.  And then thought a scallop would look super cute cut around it! 
My daughter helped me by adding some ribbon and even some jingle bells to the jars! I  found these jars in the Target $1 spot!  Bell Jars in 4 ounce sizes would be cute to. 



Body Butter recipe!
In a double boiler melt 1/2 C cocoa butter, 1/2 C coconut oil, 1/2 C shea butter. 
Remove from heat & stir in 1/2 C almond butter
Let cool until solid, can add to fridge if you are inpatient (like me)
Add 20 drops Young Living peppermint oil, whip until light and fluffy!
Smells just like mint chocolate chip! 

If you would like to learn more on essential oils you can contact me amyc222@yahoo.com
Check out more on my oily blog... Getting Oily



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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Palm tree card with Chomas Creations engraving tip


I have a wedding to go to this weekend and the invites had a tropical feel to them, so I decided to go with a palm tree card!  I was just thinking how neat it would be to go with a distressed feel and etching these palm trees, so I gave it a go!
These palm trees are a download from the Silhouette Studio store, as well as the congratulations file.  I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Cameo to etch the palm tree design onto Core'dinations kraft core cardstock.  Being the engraving tip was already in the Cameo, I also used it to score my card.  I recommend only doing the cut line once for scoring as too many times can make the card rip apart when you fold it.  I would also only do this on the heavyweight cardstock.
Look at how easy the scoring by the Chomas Creations engraving tip makes folding this card!


The back of the kraft core cardstock is kraft, so I cut the sentiment out of that and added it to the front of the card.  One thing is for sure, the Cameo can sure cut small details!  This is also nice as the inside of my card is kraft as well, so easier to see the writing on.
The Core'dinations looks even more distressed with a light sanding! 




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Friday, March 04, 2016

Magnetic boards with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder


When I found out that Sharpie made oil based markers that could write on glass and metal, I had to go get some!  I bought these magnetic scallop boards thinking I could make cute Christmas presents with them, but I wanted to give them a personal touch.  In came the Sharpie paint markers.  I added the white marker to the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Cameo to draw this design.  Being I wanted a true single line font, I used Make the Cut with the Lettering Delights thin font called Swirl. 
I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 1 to draw the design.  Keep in mind this metal board is double sided, and I did play with different speeds and thicknesses, this is what worked best and didn't smear. I also suggest you keep your design on the mat until it dries.
As you can see in the picture I used some painters tape to add this metal board to my mat in each corner.  The board is stiff so I added something under the end hanging out of the machine to support the metal board.  I do need to figure out some fun magnets for this board.  If anyone has any ideas on where to get any strong ones, please let me know!




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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tutorial filling in fonts with internal offset

I got so many questions on how I filled my design on my last post that I figured I would do a quick tutorial for you!  It is actually quite easy and takes less then a minute!  The designs are all Studio downloads.
Click on the offset feature (1) then click on internal offset (2).  You can adjust the offset up and down to space the lines inside your design (3).
Make sure you highlight the outside of your design each time you do this and keep changing the offset up and down until it looks full.  This is a small design, so I did the internal offset 4 times and it completely filled in my design. 
I then added a Sakura Moonlight Gelly roll gel pen to the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder, adjusted the thickness to 6 and the speed to 3 and drew my design.  Notice that my design is moved away from the white rollers to prevent smearing.


And here is my finished card!!!  Doesn't it look like chalk on chalkboard!





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Monday, February 15, 2016

Engraving glass with the Chomas Creations engraving tip

A HUGE thanks goes out to Terrie Wytosick for sharing this tutorial and letting me add it to my blog!  Terrie, I am in AWE here! 
Terrie did tell me she added a mat under the machine to catch any glass pieces, and note how she took it to the sink to rinse off the glass shavings, I would NOT brush this off with your hands for sure :) 
Again Terrie thanks so much for sharing! 
This is with the Chomas Creations engraving tip in the Explore.  You could do the same with the other machines, just make sure to use a light pressure so as not to crack the glass.











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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mirror frame with Chomas Creations engraving tip and MTC

Here is another one of the frames I got done with the Chomas Creations engraving tip!  I used the Darice plastic mirror sheets to engrave with the Chomas Creations engraving tip.  I traced this design of the Eiffel tower and used max pressure on the Cricut and multi-cut of 3.
The frame was a blank wood frame I got from Michaels for $1.  I painted the sides, added patterned paper with Mod Podge and used screw eyes to hang the ribbon.



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Friday, January 29, 2016

More Spice then Sugar with the Chomas Creations embossing kit

My husband found this note my daughter had wrote to her brother and his friend (keep in mind her brother can't quite read yet).  For those that struggle with 6 year old hand writing, this says "please knock boys but if you do knock you still can't come in".  That girl just cracks me up sometimes hehe!!  I had to include the note on my page, so I sprayed it with some make it acid free spray.  Did you know they make that stuff???  It is by Krylon!
Now if that isn't the start of a great scrapbook memory, I don't know what is hehe!!! 
Next I embossed the princess crowns with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a stylus and the embossing mat on Ten Second Studios metal sheets.  If you add the colored metal side down and emboss, you can then sand your raised image!
The title was done with Silhouette fuzzy vinyl.  No they do not have this pretty blue color in fuzzy vinyl,. but I used some Glimmer Mist sprayed on the fuzzy vinyl to get this pretty blue!
I was testing my lighting for a senior photo shoot I had to do, and popped my daughter on the backdrop for some quick pictures, so this one came in super handy for this page!  The papers, ribbon and stickers are all Imaginesce. 





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