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Sunday, February 22, 2015

They are not that scary! I promise!

I know this is my Chomas Creations blog, but some of you may have noticed that I have another passion (on top of my family, scrapbooking, crafting, photography, eating healthy, working out, and photography, hmmm think I hit them all!)  That passion is essential oils.  I've been using peppermint to help with headaches for over 10 years, why I didn't get deeper into oils then is beyond me!  For those of you that have followed my blog for years, you probably know I have a busy Jackson, like super busy.  Recently he was diagnosed with ADHD & ODD.  Rather then medicate him, I tried to find alternative ways of helping him such as changing his diet, seeking counseling & I found out I could help my son with essential oils.  So off I went on my merry way to fin out  more!  What I did find out amazed me!  There are so many people getting so much help with essential oils, and they are getting more main stream.  I found out that so many of my friends were already getting help with them, but they never shared this knowledge with me.
That is why I'm posting this right now.  I want you all to know there are more ways to help with your health, with pain, with headaches, with sleeping better at night, with feeling better, with not getting sick so much, with pretty much everything.  Think of something you need help with, and I will probably tell you there is an oil for that.  So that is what this is about.  I'm very passionate with health and this was my next step :)  If these were not working for my family this post would not be on my page.  But I just can't help myself.  I love sharing, always have, always will.
If you want to learn more about these little bottles of goodness I have a Facebook class going on Wednesday night.  You can learn in the comfort of your jammies!  You can sit in your recliner, you don't have to leave the house, you don't have to go out in the cold. At all!  Which is nice!  This is all going on Wednesday February 25th at 9 pm eastern.  If you would like an invite send me a Facebook message or shoot me an email amyc222@yahoo.com
No worries!  This blog is still mostly crafty!  But sometimes I can't help myself :)

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Kiddy chalkboard Valentines with the Explore and the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

It is a tradition with my kiddies!  I love helping make Valentine's cards!  Being they are at school I went with a chalkboard look this year :)  My daughter loved the look!  Now drawing with the Explore is fun when you have chalkboard fonts!  There is an awesome blog that has a ton of great chalkboard fonts (and they are free free free!!!) here... I should be mopping the floor
I added the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Explore with a white Signo Uniball gel pen in the holder to draw on black card stock!!!
I used the Vintage One fonts and Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow to draw out these Vday cards.

My daughter loved them!  I backed them up with some pink and red cardstock and my daughter wrote messages on the backs of them.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Magnet board with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Well wouldn't you know it?  I made magnet boards for all of my nieces and totally forgot to take pictures of them!  I had to wait till after Christmas to post this so they wouldn't see their gifts, and then I totally forgot, and they are all handed out now (and they love them!)  I do still have my daughter's magnet board to share though.  And I added a special treat to the back of it!  Some chalk paint!
I did use Make-the-Cut to do these metal boards as it has an option for single line fonts and I wanted that with the Sharpie oil markers.  I used one in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder to draw Ella's name and the scrolls.  Both are from Lettering Delights thin fonts.  The name is Swirls and the flourish is dainty swirls.  I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 1 to draw with the Sharpie marker.  I did tape my metal board to my Silhouette mat with painters tape.
Here is the front done!  The buttons are from My Friendship Bracelet maker, they are the My Image Button Maker.  I had my kids help with that part!
Here is Ella's name close up!  I love the oil based Sharpies for this as they stay on the metal!  I'm sure you could use dry erase markers on these boards for kids as well!  I just made this side to hang things on.
I also made a board for my son Jack.  His was big enough to fit under the rollers in the Silhouette so I didn't bother adding it to a mat, I just put it in the machine and wrote on it!  Again I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a black oil based Sharpie.
Here is Jack's board all done!  More chalk board paint and more magnets!  Jack's is in a frame as the edges were sharp.  Boys and sharp don't mix! 
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Essential oils and my life!

I've had a lot of questions and comment on the essential oils that I added to my change is good scrapbook page so figured I would add a post about them here.  Hope this helps some of your questions!  And if you are only here for my crafty ideas, feel free to skip this post!
All of the journaling on this page was done with the Silhouette adjustable pen holder in the Cameo! 

I started a lemon, lavender, and peppermint oil combination to help with allergies.  Lucky me, 2 of the oils in the combination, lemon & peppermint, are also good for weight loss.  That is not at all what I was trying for, but hey I will take all of the health benefits I can get! 

So beginning of November I started the oily trio for allergies.  Then I found out if you add grapefruit oil you can help boost your metabolism.  I thought, hey why not try?  So I started adding the grapefruit to my allergy trio the beginning of December.
Well get this!!??!!  I had to do a weigh in for the start of a cleanse I am doing (detox from the holidays as I ate terrible!)  I'm down a whole percent of body fat.  That is 1% of my body fat gone during the holidays, the most stressful time of the year!  I have to admit I didn't eat all that well and I tend to stress eat.  And we will just say I was realllllly stressed this holiday...
If you are interested in learning more about the essential oils and what I'm doing with them, feel free to visit my new blog... getting oily! 
I'm very excited to share another part of my getting healthy and staying healthy journey! 

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Ok let me start by saying me and vinyl are not the best of friends... I need a better weeding tool for sure as the tip on mine broke off and I ended up weeding with a bent safety pin!!!  But I wanted it done lol!  This is my diffuser and I wanted something extra on it, so I found this saying and loved the way it looked, so retro, to go with my retro looking diffuser!  Now I'm sitting here diffusing stress away to calm my nerves after the vinyl incident! 
And maybe getting up the energy to unpack my office as getting crafty felt so good today and I want to get back into it after this busy year!
If you want to learn more about my love for essential oils and how they are helping me and my family (and my friends hehe!) feel free to drop by my oily blog... getting oily

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fun Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I love making my own Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations holders!  These are my fav and I will be making more this year!!!
I saw the cutest idea for a gift tag and had to make my own!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a GLITTER gel pen to draw the tag designs!  If you want the file for Studio for these tags, you can get it here... gift tags

If you want to learn how to use the cut line settings to make your own tags, I have a tutorial here.. tag tutorial  I added lots of fun ribbon to these tags.  I can't wait to use them!

If you would like to get started on anything you see on my blog use the coupon code dec14 to save 10% off your purchase in the Chomas Creations store. 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Have you heard of Crafts by Two?

If you have not they are 2 super funny guys that did some fun things with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen and adjustable marker holder in the Explore!  They did a video with the holders in the Explore machine.  Stop on by their blog to check it out  Crafts by Two!
Thanks guys!  I to love that our holders have always been made in the USA!!

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Essential oil blog hop!

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm on quite a health kick!  I've changed my life.  I have more energy.  I sleep better.  I feel better.  I'm using essential oils for every day things like headaches, body aches, heartburn, dry skin, allergies, arthritis and so many more things! 
Now today I'm in a blog hop, my very first oily blog hop (I've done a ton of crafty blog hops!) where you can learn about some recipes to do with essential oils.  I've made a recipe with thieves essential oil to make my own hanitizer, or as some of you may call it, hand sanitizer. 
There is an awesome prize waiting for one lucky person, so I thought I would share here to see some of the things you can do with essential oils.  Of course you don't have to make recipes, you can use the oils straight from the bottle as well!
Click here to get started on the blog hop... Essential oil recipe hop

Any questions feel free to ask!  amyc222@yahoo.com 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday all in one sale!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for your support over the last 5 years as Chomas Creation's has grown from a mini gel pen holder made just for me, to sharing them with all of you! I love seeing everything you have done with the Chomas Creations tools and the love you give me each and every day 
So now I'm going to share with you! This is my Thanksgiving shop from home/black Friday/cyber Monday coupon all rolled into one! You can use the coupon code turkey15 in the Chomas Creations store to save 15% off your purchase of $44 or more!
Not spending $44? The coupon code november14 is good for your purchase in the Chomas Creations store!

Thanks again everyone! And feel free to share the projects you have done with me anytime! Tag me in your post, add them here, email me! Just show me! 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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

I'm getting an early start on my Christmas gifts this year!  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. 

If you would like to try any of the tools I show off on my blog use the coupon code november14 to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store!

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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Friday, November 07, 2014

Ken's Kreations review of the Cricut Explore tools

Ken at Ken's Kreations did a review with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder, adjustable pen holder and engraver all for the Cricut Explore!  He made a very informative video as well!  You can see it on his blog at Ken's Kreations.
Can't wait to see what you do next Ken!!!

You can find the new tools for the Cricut Explore in my store here... Chomas Creations store.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Blessings pail with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Explore

I had the amazing opportunity to work with Michelle from Michelle my Belle Creations.  She is the design team leader at ScrappyDew and truly the most sweetest person ever!  You can see Michelle's blog here... Michelle my Belle
Michelle made this pail with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Explore!  I love the fall theme, and who doesn't love chocolates!  hehe 

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Birthday card with Sharpies in the Explore!

Finally got some time to play with my new Explore and wanted to get those neon Sharpies to work on a birthday card!  And they fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Explore!  I love how bright they are!  Being the 80's have made a come back and the neon colors are all the rage for the teens and tweens, I can't wait to give this card to one of them!  And with the Explore I do love the option of using the font I want on my computer, any fonts I have installed!  WOOHOO!
I use a Popsicle stick to adjust the height of the marker after the  mat is already installed in the machine to figure out the right height.

Here are some of the different neon Sharpies they offer.

If you are ready for the Chomas Creations Explore tools to add to your stash, use the coupon code november14 to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Engraving with the Cricut Explore

Ooooh wait till you see what the Cricut Explore can do!  How about etch or engrave aluminum tags!!?  I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to make these tags.  I did use a multi cut of 2 and the highest pressure in the software.  I'm still trying to figure out the software for the Explore, so I don't have a tutorial just yet.  If anyone has ideas on making this easy, please share!
I used some of the chalkboard fonts for these.  You can see more about these here... chalkboard fonts
These dog tags and other aluminum shapes and sizes can be found at Ohax Industries!

Here is another tag I did as well!  I love these chalkboard fonts as they show up really well over any open font.

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ScrappyDew webinar with MOI!

I feel so special!  I must have behaved the first time around as I was invited back to talk about the Cricut Explore Chomas Creations tools!  Thursday 10-30 at 9:30 eastern!  Stop on by and say hi!
Webinar Link

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