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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fun Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I love making my own Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations holders!  These are my fav and I will be making more this year!!!
I saw the cutest idea for a gift tag and had to make my own!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a GLITTER gel pen to draw the tag designs!  If you want the file for Studio for these tags, you can get it here... gift tags

If you want to learn how to use the cut line settings to make your own tags, I have a tutorial here.. tag tutorial  I added lots of fun ribbon to these tags.  I can't wait to use them!

If you would like to get started on anything you see on my blog use the coupon code dec14 to save 10% off your purchase in the Chomas Creations store. 


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Have you heard of Crafts by Two?

If you have not they are 2 super funny guys that did some fun things with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen and adjustable marker holder in the Explore!  They did a video with the holders in the Explore machine.  Stop on by their blog to check it out  Crafts by Two!
Thanks guys!  I to love that our holders have always been made in the USA!!

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Essential oil blog hop!

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm on quite a health kick!  I've changed my life.  I have more energy.  I sleep better.  I feel better.  I'm using essential oils for every day things like headaches, body aches, heartburn, dry skin, allergies, arthritis and so many more things! 
Now today I'm in a blog hop, my very first oily blog hop (I've done a ton of crafty blog hops!) where you can learn about some recipes to do with essential oils.  I've made a recipe with thieves essential oil to make my own hanitizer, or as some of you may call it, hand sanitizer. 
There is an awesome prize waiting for one lucky person, so I thought I would share here to see some of the things you can do with essential oils.  Of course you don't have to make recipes, you can use the oils straight from the bottle as well!
Click here to get started on the blog hop... Essential oil recipe hop


Any questions feel free to ask!  amyc222@yahoo.com 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday all in one sale!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for your support over the last 5 years as Chomas Creation's has grown from a mini gel pen holder made just for me, to sharing them with all of you! I love seeing everything you have done with the Chomas Creations tools and the love you give me each and every day 
So now I'm going to share with you! This is my Thanksgiving shop from home/black Friday/cyber Monday coupon all rolled into one! You can use the coupon code turkey15 in the Chomas Creations store to save 15% off your purchase of $44 or more!
Not spending $44? The coupon code november14 is good for your purchase in the Chomas Creations store!

Thanks again everyone! And feel free to share the projects you have done with me anytime! Tag me in your post, add them here, email me! Just show me! 
www.amychomas.com


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Body butter labels with the Chomas Creations adjustable holders for the Silhouette


I'm getting an early start on my Christmas gifts this year!  I made my own body butter, chocolate mint, for some of the ladies on my list!  I used Young Living essential oils in my mix!  I will post the recipe at the bottom of this post if you would like it!  If you have any questions on the essential oils feel free to ask me! 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a American Crafts chalk marker in pink on Silhouette's self adhesive cardstock for the labels. 

The font is Lettering Delights thin font Angel.  I used a speed of 2 and a thickness of 1 to draw the design.  And then thought a scallop would look super cute cut around it! 
My daughter helped me by adding some ribbon and even some jingle bells to the jars! I  found these jars in the Target $1 spot!  Bell Jars in 4 ounce sizes would be cute to. 

If you would like to try any of the tools I show off on my blog use the coupon code november14 to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store!

Body Butter recipe!
In a double boiler melt 1/2 C cocoa butter, 1/2 C coconut oil, 1/2 C shea butter. 
Remove from heat & stir in 1/2 C almond butter
Let cool until solid, can add to fridge if you are inpatient (like me)
Add 20 drops Young Living peppermint oil, whip until light and fluffy!
Smells just like mint chocolate chip! 

If you would like to learn more on essential oils you can contact me amyc222@yahoo.com
Check out more on my oily blog... Getting Oily



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Friday, November 07, 2014

Ken's Kreations review of the Cricut Explore tools


Ken at Ken's Kreations did a review with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder, adjustable pen holder and engraver all for the Cricut Explore!  He made a very informative video as well!  You can see it on his blog at Ken's Kreations.
Can't wait to see what you do next Ken!!!

You can find the new tools for the Cricut Explore in my store here... Chomas Creations store.


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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Blessings pail with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Explore

I had the amazing opportunity to work with Michelle from Michelle my Belle Creations.  She is the design team leader at ScrappyDew and truly the most sweetest person ever!  You can see Michelle's blog here... Michelle my Belle
Michelle made this pail with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Explore!  I love the fall theme, and who doesn't love chocolates!  hehe 


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Monday, November 03, 2014

Birthday card with Sharpies in the Explore!

Finally got some time to play with my new Explore and wanted to get those neon Sharpies to work on a birthday card!  And they fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Explore!  I love how bright they are!  Being the 80's have made a come back and the neon colors are all the rage for the teens and tweens, I can't wait to give this card to one of them!  And with the Explore I do love the option of using the font I want on my computer, any fonts I have installed!  WOOHOO!
I use a Popsicle stick to adjust the height of the marker after the  mat is already installed in the machine to figure out the right height.

Here are some of the different neon Sharpies they offer.

If you are ready for the Chomas Creations Explore tools to add to your stash, use the coupon code november14 to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store!





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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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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ScrappyDew webinar with MOI!

I feel so special!  I must have behaved the first time around as I was invited back to talk about the Cricut Explore Chomas Creations tools!  Thursday 10-30 at 9:30 eastern!  Stop on by and say hi!
Webinar Link

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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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