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Monday, October 20, 2014

Silhouette School pen holder tutorial


How about a tutorial on the pen Chomas Creations adjustable holder by Melissa over at Silhouette School???  Head on over to learn here... Silhouette School
Thanks Melissa!!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silhouette Schools tips to using the Chomas Creations engraving tip!


I was so excited when Melissa at Silhouette School wanted to do a tutorial on using the Chomas Creations engraving tip!  Head on over and check out her 7 tips for perfect engraving!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Learn with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

I'm kind of slacking on my scrapbook pages but had an itch do to a page, so here goes nothing!  I really need my desk back as I'm lacking creative space!
I found these chalk markers at Target in the scrapbook section and had to give them a try as the chalk look is all the rage right now.  They are by American Crafts.
 They fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.  Notice how I'm not using a cutting mat to draw the title.  If you slide the white roller on the right side of the Cameo over a notch, you can put your 12x12 paper right in the machine!  I love this as I don't have to try to carefully remove my paper from my mat. 

 
 Here is the title close up.  I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 5 to do the title from the Studio store.
I also used the Chomas Creations adjustable holders to make the journaling circle on my page.
Here is the completed layout!  I added some cute wood stars to make the page pop!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

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.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Essential oils class!! Feel free to join!

Some of you may have noticed that I'm into health & living healthy.  I love learning new things!  So I'm going to share this here!  I try not to take over my Chomas Creations page with healthy things, but it is something I love and want to share with you.  I have a facebook group dedicated to learning and sharing about essential oils.  If anyone wants in let me know!  amyc222@yahoo.com  Or you can comment here to!
Wednesday September 10th we are having an online oily class and I would love for you to join us!  There will be videos, testimonials, learning, and giveaways! 


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Sparkle card with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Oh boy, look what I ran across while shopping at Target the other day, NEON!  My daughter was so excited!  They also had these Sharpies all separate on an end cap to buy. 
These original size fine tip Sharpies fit perfectly (& centered) in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Silhouette.
Now Sharpies will work wonderful on glossy surfaces such as transparency, vinyl, clear cardstock, glossy cardstock and more, but Sharpies may bleed into some papers.  This is a special cardstock I really like from Papertrey Ink.  It works great with Sharpies and also if you are a Copic user it is fantastic paper for that.  The Sharpies will not bleed on this cardstock. 
Now being that I wanted to use 4 different colors on this card, I figured I would show you how I do that.  You need to click on cut line settings (1) in Studio and select you entire project (2) and then click on no cut (3).  This is going to turn off all the lines that the Silhouette would normally cut. 
Now click on the first image you want to draw, I'm choosing the word Sparkle (1) and click on cut (2).
Now you can draw your image.  Add the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and your first colored Sharpie to your Silhouette machine.  I used a thickness of 1 (keep in mind you can crush the tip of a Sharpie marker if you use too high of a thickness, so make sure to check that you are on between 1-5) and a speed of 5. 
Do not remove your mat from the machine for this next step.  Take out your first colored Sharpie and add another different colored Sharpie.  Now go back in Studio, the word Sparkle is still selected, so click on no cut.  This will turn off that image.  Click on your next image, which is the shadow of sparkle (1) and click on cut (2).  Now draw this image using the same settings as above.
 
Now you have 2 different colors that you have drawn with.  Being that the Sharpie is centered in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder you can see the the shadow of Sparkle is lined up perfectly!
Again without removing your mat from your machine, keep going until all of you images are drawn.  This only took me a few minutes as it is pretty quick to change out the markers in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.
 
I also added a stylus to the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to score my card lines for easier folding.  You can get the file for the card (not for the Sparkle design, that is a Studio paid download) here... scored 5x7 card.
Then I swapped out the adjustable holder for a blade and cut out the card.  I know it may sound like a lot, but it is easy once you get the hang of it!  This took me less then 10 minutes once my design was set to go.  I'm just loving these bright fluorescent colors, they are perfect for my niece's sparkly personality!
Ready to try out some of the Chomas Creations tools?  Use the coupon code september14 at checkout in the Chomas Creations store to save 10% off your purchase!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Webinar with ScrappyDew! And me! Of course!

If you missed the live webinar with ScrappyDew and me talking about Chomas Creations you can now watch it on youtube here... webinar
Ken from Ken's Kreations also talks about the new Silhouette Pixscan!



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Now available for preorder, Cricut Explore tools!

The moment all of my Explore friends have been waiting for!  The Cricut Explore tools by Chomas Creations are now in the store for preorder!  You can see them all here...  Explore tools
This is the engraving tip for the Explore.  You can etch or engrave on anything you can fit under the rollers in the Explore!
This is with a Gelly Roll gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.


This is the adjustable pen holder for the Explore.  You can center most gel pens to draw then cut.  My favorite gel pens for this are the Gelly Roll gel pens that are found in a lot of different styles and colors.  You can find them at pretty much any craft store or online.
This is the adjustable marker holder for the Cricut Explore.  It will hold up to 1/2 inch or the size of a fine point original Sharpie.  Some markers may not be centered in the marker holder.  This does mean you won't be able to draw then cut a shadow around the image you draw.  There will be ways to work around this ( I usually cut around in a circle or square, and there will be even more).

 



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My very first live webinar! And you are all invited!

Wow, talk about excited!  I'm going to be doing a live webinar and talking about my little business here, Chomas Creations!  Everyone is invited!  It is tonight at 9:30 eastern!  Let's just hope I don't start nodding off hehe! 
ScrappyDew Live Webinar
I would love for you to let me know if you are going to try to make it!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another brighter back to school sign with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

This is my daughter's back to school sign with more spunk!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the Gelly Roll Moonlight gel pens.  Being these pens take longer to dry I slowed the speed down to 2 and used a thickness of 9. 
The fonts are all chalkboard fonts as follows.
Ella...  KG Second Chances
4th grade... Sketch Nice
Elementary... Sketch Serif
9 years old... Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow
Class of 2023... Vintage One
Again the school is partly edited out on this sign.
Want to try for yourself?  Use the coupon code august14 to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to school sign! With Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

It's the most wonderful time of the year....  Hear me singing up here in Michigan?  Kids are going back to school soon!  I did this last year so they would each have a sign to hold up and it would be easier to remember which year is which for the scrapbooks!  The kids loved them! 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Cameo with a white Sakura Gelly Roll gel pen for my son's sign.  This is just black cardstock, super simple!  I used a thickness of 10 and a speed of 4 to draw everything.  All of the fonts are chalkboard fonts that I found online.  You can find out where I found them here...  chalkboard fonts
Jack... KG Second Chances
3rd grade...  Sketch Nice
Elementary... Sketch Serif
8 years old... Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow
Class of 2024... Vintage One
Part of the name of the school has been edited out.


 
Want to try out anything you have seen on my blog?  Use the coupon code august14 to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store!
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Boys rule, girls rule with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

Well what should you do on a Sunday afternoon in the summer when there are thunderstorms?  Create of course!  And not feel guilty!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura metallic Gelly Roll gel pen to draw the lines and the title on this.  I used the offset method to fill the lines in the title.  You can find out how to do that here... offset fill in


 

I love making lines for journaling right on my background paper, then I can get all my words to line up and look clean and neat, even in my own handwriting.
Here are the finished pages!  My daughter told me I spelled boys drool wrong!  LOL!  She cracks me up!




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Sunday, July 27, 2014

And now for the Explore...

Well I did it.  I took the plunge.  So many of you have raved about the Cricut Explore & begged me for tools for the Cricut Explore, that how could I turn you down?
So this came this weekend...
And my husband has already drawn up the plans for a marker holder (it will fit up to 1/2 inch markers, or a fine point original Sharpie), a pen holder for gel pens & an engraving tip to etch on metal sheets, acrylic, etc!  So watch this blog for more details!  I will work on pre-orders this week.  Hoping to start shipping Mid-August, fingers crossed!  For now I got to play with a prototype and got this... 

This is a Sakura metallic Gelly Roll pen in what will be the Explore pen holder! 



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Joy's framed art and a give away!

My crafty friend Joy from Joy's Life used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura gel pen to make this cute framed design!  She does give some instructions on her project as well!
Want a chance to win both the Chomas Creation's adjustable pen & marker holders?  Go to Joy's blog Joy's Life for a chance to win!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

1st birthday with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder


Wow it has been a busy year in my house!  We have been remodeling, and it takes a lot of time and effort!  I did finally get to get a scrapbook page done of my nephew's 1st birthday, he is almost 2 1/2 now, eeeek!
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the white Signo Uniball gel pen.  I used the sketch feature in Studio to change a normal rectangle into the swirl pattern you see on my page.  The title was a Studio download.  The journaling is my own handwriting.

Ready to try some of your own writing on your scrapbook pages?  Use the coupon code july14 in the Chomas Creations store to save 10% off your order!  http://amychomas.com/
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