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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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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Cricut owners I need your help!

Cricut owners I need your help! I have had quite a few of you with the Explore ask if I'm going to make any holders for the Explore. Well I need opinions on what you are looking for!
If I had a pen holder that centers most gel pens, would anyone be interested in that? What about an engraving tip?
I don't have the machine (yet) and don't know if a 1/2 inch holder is an option (think original fine point Sharpie marker) but is that something anyone is interested in?
I need to see some interest before I invest in the machine and time to do all of this! Thanks for all your help!

You can contact me at amyc222@yahoo.com or just reply here!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ooooh new gel pens to share with you!

Sometimes I get so excited about some new pens to share with you that I don't have the time to put together a project, but I did make a sample!  I can't wait to play more with these! I  was shopping at Joanns and ran across Sakura Gelly Roll pens that said they would work on matte and glossy surfaces, and I'm like, whooooah I need those!  LOL!  So here they are, and what they can do!  This is silver vinyl.  The gel pen fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.




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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Puppy Love with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

I just LOVE the look of white gel pen on kraft cardstock!  I'm seeing it a lot out there lately as patterned paper, but why not make your own?  I didn't have any dog papers, so I did just that.  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the Signo Uniball white gel pen to draw the dog bone pattern on my background paper.  Because the white gel pens are very wet, I used a speed of 2and a thickness of 1 to draw this.  The bones were from the Studio store.
The title was also from the Studio store. 
We call my daughter the dog whisperer, she is so good with all of our dogs and they just love her to pieces!  I added some extra hearts and brads for some more fun!

Want to try drawing your own background papers??  Use the coupon code june14 at checkout in the Chomas Creations store to save 10% off your order!


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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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Friday, May 23, 2014

Labels with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder


Eeek! I totally apologize for the stale blog!  I'm in the process of renovating a kitchen, and just finished adding wood floors to my dining room and living room.  So we have been a busy house hold!  Keep calm, I am still here and get to get crafty very seldom!  HA!

I made a few mixes with essential oils and have needed to label them for awhile (instead of smelling them to figure out which is which).  I got this adhesive silver foil, used my Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a Sharpie ultra fine point marker, and made some cute labels!  I used some of my empty bottles and removed the adhesive with lemon essential oil (go figure!) and then added my stickers!  They stick so well to the bottles.  And I think they are super cute!  For the recipes I used for these oils, head to my oily blog!  Getting Oily


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

You are just plain wonderful

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!
Want to try your hand (or machine!) at the Chomas Creation's tools?  You can use the coupon code april14 in the Chomas Creations store to save 10% off your order.




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