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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful for you all SALE!


This time of year I like to tell you all how thankful I am that you support Chomas Creations.   It has been 7 years now since this journey began and I have enjoyed every moment!  You have all made me feel so loved and I've built a lot of friendships over the years in the crafting community.
To share my thanks this Thanksgiving as well as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday you can use the coupon code Thankful to save 12% off in the Chomas Creations store.
Thanks again to each and every one of you!  I am off to visit family so shipping starts again on Monday!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Are you ready for some football with the Chomas Creations adjustable holders

Football fun!  One of the hardest things for me to find is sports paper that I like.  So I make my own!
I drew the football background with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and the white Signo Uniball gel pen. The design was a Studio download.  With the white pen it is easiest to keep it away from the rollers on your machine and keep your speed down to 1 and your thickness at 1 as well.
The journaling was done with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and a metallic gel pen called Scribble Stuff by the Write Brothers.  I picked them up at Target.  The font is Lettering Delights thin font Sporty.
I needed something to embellish my page (boy embellishments are hard to find!) so I made the embossed stars with a stylus in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and an embossing mat.  This is a thin metal sheet from Ten Second Studios.  I used a speed of 3 and a thickness of 20.  Make sure your metal sheet is secure on your mat color side down.  I just use double sided tape.  Set your height of your stylus after your mat is already in the machine.  These are nesting stars from a Studio download.
Keep in mind you can also do this with the Cricut & the Cricut Explore machines as well, you just need the proper Chomas Creations tools.
I cut out the stars using regular scissors and gave them a light sanding to make the lines in the stars pop!  The title is from a Studio download.
Here is the completed page!  Along with my football star!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Any day is a good day when I get to combine my 2 passions!  Getting crafty with getting oily!  I am starting early on Christmas gifts and working on epsom soaks with Young Living essential oils as gifts.
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the white Signo Uniball gel pen (my fav and available in my store here... white gel pen ) in the Cameo 3.  I'm using the cut then sketch option which sure does save a lot of time! With the white gel pen I did have to turn down the thickness to 7 and the speed to 1.  This pen does not need a lot of pressure and with the speed too fast it can smear.






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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Labels for essential oil recipes with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder


I've started making my own essential oil Christmas gifts early this year and needed some labels, so I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the Sakura Gelly Roll gel pens.  The recipes are posted below.
These are the Sakura silver shadow gel pens.  They are silver in the middle and look like they are outlined in a color.  I used the Silhouette self adhesive cardstock with them.  I slowed the speed down to 2 as they are very juicy pens and need a bit to dry so they don't smear, and the thickness to 10.





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Stress Away Soak
Fill 12 ounce jar half way with epsom salts
Add 2 Tbs baking soda
Add 8 drops Young Living Stress Away
Fill jar rest of the way with epsom salt leaving a bit of room for shaking the jar!
Add lid and give it a shake! 
Add 1 cup of mixture to a hot bath for a relaxing soak!

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub
Add 1 cup brown sugar to bowl
Add 1/4 C coconut oil
Add 2 TBS almond oil
Stir until mixed
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add 8 drops Young Living cinnamon bark
Mix again and add to jar

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Birthday card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder


One of the coolest things about the Sakura Souffle gel pens is how they look on black cardstock!  And they also look like they have a slightly raised texture. 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the pink Souffle gel pen to draw the flourish background on this card.  The design as well as the birthday sentiment are from the Silhouette Studio store.

Once again I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a stylus to score this card.   You can get the tutorial and file for Studio for the card here... 5x7 card
I added some Viva Decor to make the white raised images on this card as well.
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Chomas Creations tools in the Cameo 3

I have already  mentioned that all of the Chomas Creations tools for the Silhouette will work in the Cameo 3, but in case you missed it...  All of the Chomas Creations tools will fit in the Silhouette!
And if you would like to see it in action I did a Facebook live video you can see here...  Facebook LIVE!

I will admit I do not have the best printing and that is what I love about using the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with gel pens.  My fav gel pens are the Gelly Roll by Sakura.  They have over 100 different styles and colors, so you are sure to find something you like.  They also center in the adjustable pen holder.  I use journaling fonts, thin fonts or sketch fonts.  There are links on the left side of my blog for some thin font ideas.
I do like to buy these cards that are cut to size and already scored, and they come with matching envelopes.  I just add them to my mat and draw write on them.  I finished them off with some ribbon that my little helper helped me pick out!  I try to keep cards on hand at all times so I can grab them and go.  Some are super simple like these!





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Monday, October 17, 2016

Shrink plastic and the Chomas Creations mini marker holder for the Cricut

Have I mentioned before that you can use shrink plastic with the Chomas Creations Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Expression 2 or Cricut Mini with a Sharpie marker?
In case you missed it, you can do this! And cut it with the Cricut or Silhouette when you are done! Think of all your own embellies you can make!
Here is what the shrink plastic looks like straight from the Cricut...

To do this, just add the shrink film to the Cricut mat, cut with the blade housing, remove the blade housing, replace with your mini Sharpie holder, and draw the images! I had to use multi-cut 3 on the shrink plastic with the regular blade, and to get a better look with the Sharpies, I use multi-cut 2. To shrink my shrink film, I use my heat embossing tool! Just add a heat resistant surface to your surface (I just use a cardboard box), and warm them up and watch them shrink!
Here is a close up of the shrinkies, shrunk!



The paper and embellies are all Making Memories  Pitter Patter line.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

October 31 with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder


 Halloween also means costumes and pictures!  Here is my youngest son's choice for the year!  Bumblebee from the Transformers.
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Expression 2 with a Souffle gel pen (yes a full sized gel pen!) to draw all of the orange background circles.  These pens when dry have a poofy texture to them.  The popcycle stick adjusts the height for the pen, then you tighten the screw!


The title is from Happy Hauntings.  I added some cute brads to it!


The journaling circle on this page was also done with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Expression 2.  You can get a tutorial and the download for that here...  journaling circles

Here is the finished project with my Bumblebee!  He had to take his costume for a test drive!  hehe
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What a crazy bunch with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

If there is one thing I love to do with the Chomas Creations pen and marker holders it is making my own background paper!  Sometimes it is hard to find paper that works just right for what you want to do!  Different sports, your school logo, your child's favorite show!  You can make your own!  Or keep it simple like this graph paper :)
I used the black metallic gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw the graph paper on kraft cardstock.  You can get the file for the graph paper here... graph paper





The title was from the Studio store.  I cut it out of the Silhouette corrugated cardstock using the settings provided by Studio!  It worked really well and I like the texture it adds!


Here are my crazy kids with my niece and nephew!  I kept it simple to focus on the kiddies!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Engraving on aluminum tags with the Chomas Creations engraving tip

I was just WOWED by what Suzanne is doing on aluminum tags with the Chomas Creations engraving tip.  She was using the PixScan mat to hold them in the Cameo.  Notice how she is filling her designs to make them pop out even more!  She used the sketch feature in the Designer's Edition of the software.
You can find Suzanne on facebook here... The Handmade Bouquet
Silhouette School has an amazing to follow tutorial on her page...  engraving tutorial




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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy birthday sketch card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I needed a quick birthday card and the Silhouette and the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder were the perfect machine for the job!  I used one of the Sakura Gelly Roll gel pens in the holder with the KG Second Chances chalkboard font to draw the sentiment on the card.  The card was already cut to size and scored, so all I did was add it to the machine and go!  I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 10 to draw the design.  These pens are really juicy so slowing down the speed helps them not smear.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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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