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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chomas Creations tools for the Maker are in stock and shipping!

If you have been waiting for the Chomas Creations tools for the Cricut Maker they are in stock & shipping now!  You can find them all in my store here... Chomas Creations tools
 Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Maker

 Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Maker (notice it has 2 rings around it)
Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Maker (notice it only has 1 ring around it)

 Some people want to know why we offer both a pen & marker holder.  The pen holder is 3/8 inch in diameter and can center most gel pens (those without the squishy grips).  Some people like the option to center the gel pens.  The marker holder holds up to 1/2 inch (the size of the fine point Sharpie marker).






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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chomas Creations Cricut Maker tools are coming your way!

These are on pre-order in my store and will be available to ship on or before October 12th.  I will keep you updated if they will be in stock sooner.  Preorder here
Since none of the old Chomas Creations tools fit into the new Cricut Maker, Chomas Creations has designed new ones special for the machine.
In case you haven't heard, there is more pressure for the cuts on the Maker for the blade side which is very exciting for the Chomas Creations engraving tip in this machine.  Look at some of the things I have played around with!






 Look how small this is!  And it is 24 gauge stainless steel!  I did a mulitcut of 4 on this one.  The design was very intricate but I wanted to see what the machine could do.

 This is anodized aluminum.  How cute and small is it?
 Just so you can see how small these are and the details that are on them!

A Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder which will hold up to 1/2 inch is also going to be available.  This will fit any marker up to 1/2 inch but most markers will not be centered in the holder. The Sharpie marker is the biggest marker that I have found that fits.  These are neon :)



The Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder is 3/8 inch in diameter and will center most gel pens (that don't have squishy grips).  These are Gelly Roll gel pens and have a metallic look to them!  


Notice the adjustable marker and pen holder both go in place of the plastic piece on the left side of the Maker.  To remove the piece you undo the clamp and push on the bottom while you pull on the top and it will release.  Slide in the adjustable holder and close the clamp.  Add a popcycle stick under the holder to adjust the height of the pen or marker and you are good to draw!





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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Did you know Chomas Creation's is Made in America?

This week has been declared Made in America week and I would like to tell the Chomas Creations story!
8 years ago this month (yes 8 years eeeek!) I had an idea and worked on getting a part made for me to draw with my Cricut. When others saw what I was doing they asked me to make them one if I was having one made, and the idea spread like wild fire after that :)
I have a local small business that machines these parts for me. They are hardworking men and women that make these parts for all of you. I have another local small business that machines the engraving tips.
I was contacted years ago about having these parts made of plastic in China for a lot less money (not to mention less quality!) I refused. I didn't care if there was a potential for more parts to be sold at a lower price, I did not want my name on anything that said made in China.
I believe I made the right decision. Chomas Creations continues to grow due to all of you. There is no better way to get your product out than word of mouth, and you all have done that for my small company. I thank you every day :) Because of all of you I can stay home with my kids and raise them while running this small business. They even help packing your parts! :)
To celebrate Made in America week and Chomas Creation's 8th year in business I am giving you all a coupon code to share! Save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store using the code madeinamerica at checkout. www.amychomas.com

Thank you for all of your support! Happy crafting!



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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Engraving with the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Explore One


I made a super quick video using the new Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Explore One.  They are available in my store  Chomas Creations store





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Monday, June 12, 2017

I love you layout with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I was playing around with the Sakura Souffle gel pens on black cardstock trying to get a chalkboard look and wanted to do something with the "I love you" goodie that I made.  If you want to get the fonts I used on this page, they are here... chalkboard fonts
Again I will say you need to use a slow speed (1) and a low thickness (1) with these pens as they are really juicy!  I used them in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw this.
The journaling quote is a share I designed that you can get here, along with a tutorial... journal thought bubble  I also used a gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw these.
Here is my finished page, along with me and my little love bug!



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Father's Day card with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

So I had to see one of these new Lettering Delights sketches for myself with Silhouette Studio, so while I was getting the kids ready for bed, I let the Cameo do all the work.  I used the Sharpie Liquid Pencil. 
Here are the Sharpie Liquid Pencils, which I found at Target (sorry they were open, I had to play hehe!)
Here is the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Cameo drawing the sketch.  I used Silhouette Studio with some of the new Lettering Delights thin fonts (this one is called LDT Teacher) to write Happy Father's Day at the bottom of the card.  Again Jin has a tutorial on using the new sketches on her blog... Under A Cherry Tree

I'm just amazed at what the Cameo can do!  Sooooo smooth!  I can't wait for Doug Larson to release more of these sketches to play with!  I inked around the edges of this card for a more rustic feel as well.  You can click on these pictures to get an even better idea on how amazing these details are!





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Sunday, April 23, 2017

he won't admit it with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I found these new Sakura gelly roll pens at Michaels and had to give them a try!  They are gold shadow and wow are they neat!

I did fill this font with the internal offset like I have shown in this post... filling a font with internal offset  I added the gel pen to the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and let the Cameo do its thing.  This was a tough one to get a pic of!  It does show up nice in real life, and is different colored on different angles. Very cool pens! 

I also used a Staedtler triplus fineliner to do the journaling with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.  The font I used is a thin font from Lettering Delights called Casual.

My pics weren't that great as they were from my phone, but they were sure cute and I couldn't get a repeat performance from Jack!  lol If you want to know more about the oils I am using for Jack and the rest of my family, feel free to visit my oily blog at... getting oily

Want to try any of the tools you see in the Chomas Creations store?   Use the coupon code 17april to save 10% off your order!  www.amychomas.com
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Monday, April 10, 2017

You are just plain wonderful layout with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

A special page for my 16 year old son, he is such an amazing young man!  If you would like to read the journaling it is here, I wanted it in my handwriting to make it more personal. 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura Gelly Roll glaze pen to draw the lines right on my scrapbook page.  When you are drawing right on the page there is no need for a mat.  I just slid the white roller on the right over one notch, changed the setting on the machine from load mat to load media, and loaded my sheet of cardstock.
The title was from the Studio store, as was the check it out design on the right of my page, and the arrows.
Here is my completed page with my shaved bald for a good cause son!  So proud of this guy!





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Friday, March 10, 2017

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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Friday, March 03, 2017

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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