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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy happy birthday with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

How many happy's does it take to make a happy birthday card?  Well this many lol! 
The share for this card is here... happy birthday share 
I drew all of the happy's with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a Sakura moonlight gel pen.  I used a speed of 3 and a thickness of 8.  I also used a stylus in the pen holder to score my card.  To see a tutorial on scoring your card, click here... card score
 I was going for the chalk on chalkboard look with this card so I used some white chalk with a poofball to give the card some depth.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The boys with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

Aaaah boys!  They are a ton of fun, but not a ton of fun to get a "good" picture of!!  Of course these pictures say a whole lot more about my son and nephew then a serious one any day!!
I really liked the journaling bubbles I created in MTC from yesterday so I had to make some for Studio!  If you would like the share to these journaling bubbles, you can download them here... journaling bubbles  I added a Sharpie pen (no bleed!!!) to the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Cameo (fits perfectly inside, so it is centered) and drew the journaling lines.  You can use the cut line function in Studio to turn lines on and off, which I did to make these journaling bubbles.

How about a quick tutorial on making the journaling bubbles work in Studio!?!
This is the easiest way I have found.  The lines are all grouped to make this easier to do.  Hightlight the entire design, click on cut line settings (1) and click no cut (2).
Now highlight only the lines (1) on this design (stay inside the thought bubbles to do this easiest).  Click on cut (2).  Add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to the Cameo and draw your lines.  Do not remove the mat from the machine when you start the next step. 
Highlight your entire design again (1) and click on cut (2).
Now highlight only the lines again staying inside the thought bubbles (1) and click on no cut (2).  Now just your thought bubbles are going to cut.  Replace the pen holder with the blade and cut the design. 

I also made the title and arrows in Studio, and if you would like that share you can get it here... boy arrows  When I notice that a cut is going to kind of fade into the background I will layer 2 or 3 cuts to make it stand out more, like I did on this page.

I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of my papers, and added some ribbon to the page and of course pictures of my boys! 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Boy vs. Burger with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

This was a really big moment in our household with a super picky eater!  The first time he ate a cheeseburger!  We do find humor here in the every day little things!  By the way, boy WON!  hehe
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Silhouette Cameo with a Copic multi-liner.  If you are familiar with Copic markers, the multi-liner is a pen you can write with that won't smear with the Copic markers.  So just think, anything you would normally cut, you could draw with the multi-liner, then color in!  ANYTHING!!! 
Here is the design all colored in!  I know my coloring skills can use some work hehe!
I also made the journaling circle with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a gel pen.  You can get the file for this here...  journaling circle
All of the arrows were Studio files.  Here is my finished page with my son the ham!  Or hamburger hehe!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scoring a card with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder & stylus

Want an easy way to score fold lines??  Look no further!  I used a stylus (I do have these in the Chomas Creations store if you don't already have one) in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to score 110 pound cardstock, which is the thickest I can think of that would be good for cards.  You do NOT need an embossing mat for this, just an original Silhouette mat.
I used the smaller tip of the stylus as shown here.
You can get the file for a 5x7 card for Studio with the score line here... 5x7 card  All parts of files are set up to cut when you send them to the Silhouette Cameo. But I don't want to cut the middle score line for the card, I want to score it. So first I click on the cut style icon on the top menu of Studio (1) to get my options, which are located at the right side of Studio. I need to turn off the large rectangle that will be my card, so I click on that, then click on no cut (2).

Now add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the stylus to the Silhouette Cameo and set the pressure all the way at 33.  The line shown in this picture is layered 5 times, so it will run over the line 5 times to really score it.
Next we want to cut the card out. To do this we need to switch our options in cut style. This time we select the line we scored and select the no cut option. Now select the large rectangle for the card and select cut. Without removing your mat from the Silhouette, carefully switch out the stylus for the blade. Now cut the rectangle.

You will have a scored line right down the middle of your card!  You may have to click on the picture to see it larger and see the score line.

Fold it in half and use a bone folder to smooth out the edge!  You have a scored card! 
Of course you don't have to just use this with cards, you can do this with any score line!

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

The difference between the pen and marker Chomas Creations adjustable holders

I have so many people asking why both a pen and marker holder?  After asking people if they would want one of both, for the reasons shown, we all decided on both, as people did want both options!  But keep in mind you can always just use the marker holder for holding pens to, you just won't be able to center them like you see below.

This cute bear shape from Lettering Delights has a ring around it as the bonus layer.  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura Souffle gel pen to draw the ring.  The Souffle pens dry puffy, I just love them!  Of course this means you should let them have extra dry time before you touch them or they will smear!

Now I'm often asked what the difference between the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and adjustable marker holder.  The biggest difference of course is the size.  The adjustable pen holder holds pens up to 3/8 inch while the adjustable marker holder goes up to 1/2 inch.  The biggest problem with putting a gel pen in the adjustable marker holder is how far off center the gel pen will end up.

Now, if you were to draw with the gel pen in the adjustable marker holder it is going to be way off center.  If you try to cut a design like I showed above it will end up drawing the ring outside of the design.

Notice how the gel pen is centered inside of the adjustable pen holder.

When you draw and cut with the gel pen inside the adjustable pen holder your ring will be centered inside your design!

I also used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a Prismacolor Permier to draw the font around my design.  This is the Lettering Delights thin font called Typewriter.

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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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