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Friday, January 28, 2011

Make-the-Cut blog hop!

I'm so excited to be part of the Make-the-Cut blog hop!  If you have come from Beanie's Tag Your It then you are in the right place!  If you just ventured across my blog today and want to start at the beginning of the MTC blog hop, start with Scrappin With Z
I've got lots in store that I've done with MTC and if you read to the end, I have some blog candy to give away! And if you come back tomorrow I will have another project with another download!
I've gotten a lot of requests for a video with the journaling circles I do, so I made one!  You may need to click on the video to go to youtube as for some reasons the sides get cut off on my blog, but make sure you come back after you watch it!




I also have the file for MTC for the journaling cirlces for download here...journaling circles file
I do use a lot of the journaling circles on my page, so I make a bunch at a time so I can just grab one when I need one!  I find my journaling goes so much quicker this way, and if you know me, you know I like to get things done quick! I never spend a lot of time on one page, or one project, hey I've got 4 kids that need scrapbooks, and that I need to take care of, so I try to simplify where I can!
Ok, on with my project! Here is one of my journaling circles on my page, along with my journaling!

I found this palm tree file online and knew I needed to use it with the Chomas Creations embossing kit and metal sheets! See all those details? You can see each leaf! The Chomas Creations embossing kit can emboss even the finest details! To get this look, I found an image online and brought it into MTC and traced it. I then added some of the ovals from the shapes menu in MTC around the palm trees. I put my Ten Seconds Studio metal sheet colored side down on my embossing mat, and embossed the design with my pressure on max on the Cricut. After the image was done embossing, I flipped it over and sanded the color of the raised surface to really let the details POP!
Just think, pretty much any image (black and white seems to work best for tracing in MTC) you can find online, you can bring into MTC to cut, draw, emboss or engrave with your Cricut!
One of my favorite parts of MTC is the ability to use any font that I have on my computer to cut, draw, emboss or engrave with my Cricut!  That is how I did the title on this page!  This is a font on my computer that I used with MTC, and then I welded it together before I cut it.
The patterned paper, flowers, buttons and ribbon are all Making Memories.  The metal sheet is Ten Seconds Studios. 
Now for some blog candy!!!
Leave a comment on this post below for a chance to win a Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder and 10 pack of assorted Chomas Creations mini gel pens! The rules are simple, only one comment per person! Following is not required, but why not follow? hehe  **Very important! I do need a way to contact you!  I will leave the winners name on my blog as well after I pick it on Sunday, and you have a week to get back to me, or I will pick another winner.

I'm also having some specials on my blog! You can get the Chomas Creations embossing kit, mini gel pen holder with all 20 mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holder and micro Sharpie holder with a micro Sharpie all for $100 shipped in the US! And all of that for $105 shipped outside the US.
I also have the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder with 10 mini gel pens for $27.50 shipped in the US, or with all 20 gel pens for $32.50 shipped in the US (contact me at amyc222@yahoo.com if you are outside the US).
And I've also added a bunch of colors of micro Sharpies to my blog for those interested as well!

Next stop on the blog hop (I'm quite the poet!) is Rachell's Many Crafts  Hop on by and see what she has in store for you!
In case you get lost anywhere along the hop, here is a master list of all the blogs in the hop!
Scrappin With Z
Everyday Little Things
My Card Spot
Beanie's Tag Your It
Chomas Creations  (YOU ARE HERE)
Rachell's Many Crafts
Penny Duncan Creations
SVG & MTC files
Don't forget to hop on by tomorrow for another chance to win my bloggity candy and another project with download!


Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!

72 comments:

Christy said...

Very nice Amy.

SVG and MTC Files said...

I love it Amy! You did a great job with the video! I hope you enjoyed doing the blog hop with us.

dancingn27 said...

So great! I love the engraving.
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Lora said...

That engraving is amazing - may have to budget some of my crafty money to get one of these engraving tools.

Melissa said...

Awesome! Love the palm tree!

Bonnie said...

Enjoyed the video and loved your lay out.
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CeCeCreates said...

Beautiful! I need to learn more about embossing. ceceps78@gmail.com

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful Amy!! I love that palm tree!!!!

Connie said...

I've yet to try embossing so thanks for the inspiration! www.cutbyconnie.com

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the layout. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.
:)Patti
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Kathy's-Krafts said...

This is a great layout...TFS!
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salleys said...

Love your journaling circles.
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Sandy said...

Beautiful. So much talent and love!
Thanks for sharing
Huggles
Sandy
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jayma15 said...

Thanks for the journaling circles! Your creations are very inspiring!

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Jolene said...

What a story about your daughter..and what wonderful work you did on your layout.

Becky said...

Love it Great job
hugs
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Jacki said...

thanks for the journaling circle Amy

Scrappinbutterfly said...

I love it. I cant wait to try and make some of my own!

Shadow said...

Love the layout and reading about your daughter.

Karen3912

stev288 said...

Wow Amy - what a touching story about your lovely daughter! I have two guys at work with children with JD! Nice to see how Taylor has done! Thanks for the hop and the journaling file too! I am a follower and would love to win some candy - but if not - I may HAVE to buy the gel pen set, already havethe sharpie one!!
RuthGillis - MTC Forum
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Jeannette C said...

I love the effects you get!

mommahobbit said...

Very very nice!

gladfam said...

Love it Amy - your tools open up a whole new dimension to paper crafts.

Cheers...Tam
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Alicia said...

I LOVE that embossed palm tree, WOW! I haven't done much with the embosser as of yet but see I may need to break it out again and give it a try as that is just gorgeous! Love the circle labels as well! *Hugs* and TFS!

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

I love your designs and thank you for the video's. I'm enjoying the hop and will try to take you up on the diabetes challenge. It is dear to my heart.

lindafulghum.com said...

You always have fun stuff to show us! Don't have the markers yet so I just use my Cricut to cut. Thanks for the chance to win the markers to play with!

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Very nice! Good job with video

Debi
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Penny Duncan Creations said...

GREAT tutorial and the engraving looks SO cool!!!!! Ialso loved reading your daughters testimony of diabetes......

Debc06 said...

What a great project thanks for the files and the chance at blog candy.
Debbie
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debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

lu said...

I am with my friend, Dana, using her gel pen holder as we speak. It is fabulous! I hope I am a winner!!

Annel said...

wow I love the tree. thanks for sharing your ideas video and files.
and for the chance to win.
Annel
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Stephanie said...

Very cute ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!
Stephanie
scrapadelic@gmail.com

Alyssa Leanne said...

Awesome layout Amy! I'm loving the engraving!

Alyssa
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Nelda said...

I am already a follower, I enjoy seeing what you are up to! neldacnm at yahoo dot com

Granny said...

Love the layout. I am going to try embossing.

Rosemarie said...

thanks for the journaling tag. i find that the hardest part of a page. But if i put one of those on the page i'll have to use it!! I haven't tried to engrave yet.but it looks easy with your stylus
i love the blog,so i'll be back
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Brenna said...

the embossing looks amazing!! Great layout!
Brenna
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Shanta said...

super nice Amy! and I pray your daughter and others get heal from this disease.. slnewby at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

Thanks Amy... can't wait to try it out.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great video! thanx :)

Sandee McIntyre said...

The layout is great. Love the engraving. Thanks for sharing.

LesleyfromWI said...

Very cute LO!

donna said...

like the mini pens..wish i could win them..I have two close friends with type 1 diabetes since they were 6 years old..so my heart goes out to you..

Kay said...

Love the engraving...I have most all of your stuff, but always looking for more :) Thanks for sharing with us!!

Kay
goebel75@gmail.com

beanie said...

love these layouts they are awesome

Heidi said...

How fun! I've heard of your pen holders and embossing before, but never seen anything done with it. Loved it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow, the engraving you did is gorgeous. I would love to be able to do that. Maybe I will win your awesome blog candy, and I will be able to engrave like that.

Cynthia said...

Nice video. I am now a follower, may have to buy your pens.
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Cindy Cade said...

Wow, Amy, your embossing came out perfectly. I haven't tried that with my electic cutters yet. But I know I will have to soon! Prayers for your family. When one suffers we all suffer with them. When one rejoices we all rejoice together!

Anna said...

Adorable!!! Great job.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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laurie said...

I am amazed by the pens. I really appreciate the chance to win some. Your work is very inspiring. lwardenski@comcast.net

Queen B said...

That tree is awesome! Good job Amy, I always love your embossed stuff. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Kirsch said...

Hello Amy, Love your blog and all the work you do. Thanks so much for the journaling tags. I just know they will come in very handy. I have become a new follower. Good luck with your fight against diabetes!


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Kris said...

Awesome Amy! I'm not into scrapbooking at all but love to see how everyone uses MTC and their Cricut!
Off to the next blog!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Melinda said...

It was all great, but my favorite part of this post: The palm tree! That was awesome! :)

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Maxine said...

What lovely work. I think I need all those tools!

pennykitz said...

Wow Amy you are very talented. I love your layouts, they are amazing!!! YOu and your family are in my prayers, I know that the Lord will continue to carry you!!!!Bless you..pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

PattiG said...

I just got your embosser at Christmas. Love it! Need to get the pen holder I loe the palm tree need to find one and try this Thanks!! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

drpeprnhorses said...

Love your work! Just hopping thru!! drpeprnhorses@yahoo.com

Hestia's Helper said...

Wow! Your page layout is beautiful and the engraved/embossed tree really makes it pop!

Shadow said...

Thank you Amy! Love the embossing.

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Lisa Rhodes Lamer said...

I love the lo!!! nice job!!!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the palm tree you embossed.

Terri said...

great layout, love the palm tree, thanks for sharing
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BreAnn said...

I love the embossing Amy! Thanks for sharing!
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Jega said...

Love you stuff Amy. I am going to add your name as a follower.
I too love embossing with metals.

Reba1 said...

One of these days, I want to try the metal embossing! Your page is so pretty, with all the different elements on it.
Rebecca rsstew2002@gmail.com

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Amy - I love that palm tree! Cute layout!

Brenda said...

I love the palm tree also. I'm going to have to order the engraving tool.

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Trisha said...

Wonderful video! Great idea for the journaling circles. Thank you for the file, too. trisha at gvtc dot com

Annette said...

I love all of your creations especially the engraving, it's amazing!!

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