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Friday, September 30, 2011

Too cute to spook with Chomas Creations engraving tip

I love the too cute to spook title for those kids that dress up for Halloween in their cute outfits!  That way you can still use the Halloween colors and get away with it!

I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Cricut with the Core'dinations cardstock to etch the title into this page.  After you etch the design, lightly sand it to really make it show!
You can download the Design Studio file with Happy Hauntings for this page here...  too cute to spook


I used the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the journaling lines.


The papers are Echo Park and all the extra goodies are Making Memories.  I did make my daugther's shirt with a rhinestone template from Silhouette Studio, and heat set rhinestones!  Isn't it cute?




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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boy frame with Chomas Creations embossing kit


More frames for the craft show I'm going to be doing.  I used the Chomas Creations embossing kit to emboss the circle designs behind the cars on this one.  I love the way that a simple circle can make anything pop of your frame, or page!  I'm sure you see circles often on my projects!
I've been sealing all my frames with Mod Podge matte to protect them, and I wanted to see what happened when I went over the metal with the Mod Podge.  Well as you can see it shined it right up!  It was a bit dull after sanding.  The papers and stickers are all Echo Park.
Another boy frame that I thought I would share!



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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chomas Creations mini Sharpie holder and vinyl!

Eeeek!  I almost forgot the winner of the Disney/Pixar blog hop!  Thank you for all the kind comments, and taking the time to let me know where you found out about Chomas Creations! 
The winner is...
Judy!
Your card and the metal embossing are just awesome! I have been a follower for a while and know about your great product (on my bday wish list). I first met you on one of these hops:-)
Congrats Judy!


Ok, so I will admit I was excited about this idea, but not as excited as my daughter when she saw it!  I'm trying to get her to sort toys by matching bins, and of course I could just label them, but I thought, how cute would it be to use the actual logo from the toys?  And I've been on a vinyl kick lately, so I used google to search for each logo, then traced them in Make-the-Cut.  There were a lot more details to some of these designs then I thought, so I figured, why not draw those details with the Chomas Creations mini Sharpie holders instead?  When she saw them, she immediately told me she needed more for the rest of her toys, but this was a good start!





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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

When life gives you lemons with Chomas Creations embossing kit for the Silhouette


Another fun frame!  I love this one because it is so bright and sunny!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Silhouette Cameo and a stylus to make the circles behind the lemon.  You can download the nesting circles I designed for Studio here... nesting circles
I added the Ten Second Studios metal sheet colored side down on the embossing mat, then embossed and sanded the raised surface.
The papers and chipboard stickers are all Imaginesce.



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Spooky frame with Chomas Creations embossing kit

So are you getting sick of these frames I'm making yet?  hehe!  There are still more to come, but I promise to add in some cards and scrapbook pages in between them.
I'll be choosing the winner Monday night for the Disney/Pixar blog hop, so if you haven't checked it out yet, here is the link... blog hop
And the sale is still going on in the Chomas Creations store for 10% off your entire purchase!  Just enter the code mycutsearch10 at checkout!
Another Halloween frame for the craft show I'm going to do.  The spooky title was done with the Chomas Creations embossing kit for the Criuct and the Happy Haunting cartridge.  I flipped my Ten Second Studios metal sheet face down and then embossed, and then sanded the raised image.  Don't forget to flip your image before you emboss if you plan on using the raised image, as it will be backwards if you don't.
The papers & embellies are all Making Memories. 



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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Peacock design with Chomas Creations micro Sharpie holder


Cyndie from Cyndie's Paper Boutique shared this technique with the Chomas Creations micro Sharpie holder and I was soooo amazed I wanted to share it with all of you!  For full details on how she made it head to her blog here... Cyndie's Paper Boutique.  Let her know what you think!  Thank you so much for sharing with us Cyndie!
If you have a project you would like to share on my blog, let me know at amyc222@yahoo.com !  I love when others can share their ideas as well!
Don't forget there is still a chance to win a Chomas Creation's mini gel pen holder and pens in the Disney/Pixar blog hop
And I also have a sale going on in the Chomas Creation's store for 10% off your entire purchase using the code mycutsearch10 at checkout!

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Fabric frame

**Sorry to disappoint today, but none of the Chomas Creations products went into the production of this frame! hehe!
But I wanted to share it anyways, cause I thought it turned out super cute!  The fabric paper and flower are both American Crafts. 
Check out yesterday's post for a chance to win a Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder and pens!  And while you are there, you can check out the Disney/Pixar blog hop. 
Also used the coupon code mycutsearch10 at checkout at the Chomas Creation's store for 10% off your entire purchase!


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Disney/Pixar blog hop!!

Welcome to the Disney/Pixar blog hop!  If you have come from Diane at Capadia Designs you are in the right spot!  If you just happened to visit my blog today and want to start at the beginning of the hop, head on over to Shawn's blog at Crafty Chic's Blog.

As a special part of the hop, I'm offering a 10% sale off your entire purchase at the Chomas Creations store!  Just enter the code mycutsearch10 at checkout!  Save on the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holders, mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holders, embossing kits, engraving tips and more!

My nephew just loves the movie Cars, so I knew I had to make him a card for his birthday with Lightning McQueen.  I used Make-the-Cut's trace feature to trace a coloring page I downloaded from the internet, then used the Chomas Creations embossing kit to emboss the design on a metal sheet.  I can't wait to see how excited he is to get this card!
I'm also trying to use up some of my stash, so I added some square brads I've had around forever as well! The paper is Echo Park.
Now for a give away!!!  I'm going to do something a little different this time around, as I really just want to know!  Answer this question in your reply... Before today, had you heard of the Chomas Creation's line?  If yes, do you remember where you heard about it?  If no, feel free to tell me what you think!  You don't have to follow my blog to win, but why not?  I add tons of ideas weekly!
If you take the time to answer my questions, you have a chance to win a Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for either the Cricut or Silhouette and a 10 pack of mini gel pens in glitter or assorted.  One chance per person, and you have to leave me a way to get a hold of you!  I will add the winner to my blog Monday, and contact you if you leave contact info.  You have one week to get back to me with your info!
Also don't forget to use the coupon code mycutsearch10 at checkout to save 10% off the entire Chomas Creations line!

Also start at Crafty Chic's blog tomorrow for another line up in the Disney/Pixar blog hop with even more projects to check out! 


In case you get lost along the hop, here is the line up!!
Shawn http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/disney-pixar-blog-hop-day-one.html
Melissa http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/3rd-edition-of-original-disneypixar.html
Tami http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/disneypixar-blog-hop-3.html
Ellen http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/2011/09/disney-pixar-blog-hop-september-24.html
Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com/2011/09/disney-pixar-blog-hop-3.html
Kristal http://www.gettingcricky.com/2011/09/disney-pixar-blog-hop-plus-giveaway.html
Christina http://www.creationswithchristina.com/2011/09/disney-pixar-blog-hop.html
Jenny http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-to-disney-pixar-blog-hop.html
Lori http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/2011/09/disneypixar-official-blog-hop-3rd.html
Diane http://www.capadiadesign.com/2011/09/fabulous-fall-frame-disneypixar-blog.html
Amy http://amychomas.blogspot.com/2011/09/disneypixar-blog-hop.html  **You are here!**
Kathy http://kathyscozies.blogspot.com/2011/09/disney-pixar-blog-hop.html **Next stop on the hop**


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Halloween frame with Chomas Creations engraving tip

First, I want to say stop by tomorrow as I'm part of the Disney/Pixar blog hop!!!

Now... Ok, I don't know if I'm going to be able to part with this frame!  I am loving it for Halloween hehe!  I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Cricut to do the circle designs.. I simply layered the circles in Design Studio with George then etched them onto Core'dinations cardstock, then lightly sanded them.
The papers and chipboard stickers are all Imaginesce.
Don't forget there is a sale at the Chomas Creations store!  Enter the code ella7 at checkout for 10% off your entire order!



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall apple frame with Chomas Creations embossing kit

I was so lucky to have a friend come over and do some "craft talk" last night!  We were working on frames for a craft show we are doing together.  She got 10 started (we are going to embellish today) and I got 9 started, that is quite an accomplishment when you think of what happens when you get together with friends to do crafty stuff!
Here is one of the frames I did last night!  I used the Chomas Creations embossing kit for the Cricut with Create a Critter to emboss the apples. 
People often ask me about the Chomas Creations embossing kit, and what to do with an image you emboss.  This is my favorite thing to do, put a circle or 2 around the image, then cut around it.  Any pair of scissors will easily cut through the metal sheets, and it even sharpens your scissors in the process!  I also add squares, or ovals around my images, or cut around the image as a silhouette if it isn't too fancy.  The possibilities are endless! 
The papers and ribbon are all Imaginesce.  I have a lot more to share with you as these get done!


And don't forget to use the coupon code ella7 at checkout to save 10% off your entire order at Chomas Creations!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spooky cards with Chomas Creations embossing kit for the Silhouette

Look what I have up on Custom Crops site for their design team!  A set of Halloween cards using the Chomas Creations embossing kit for the Silhouette!  For detailed instructions as well as the download for the Spooky file, head to Custom Crops site here... Spooky cards

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Little man layout with Chomas Creations embossing kit

Some of you may know that my youngest is a handful!  Or you may have figured it out from some of the layouts I've done about him, hehe!  Well here is another example, I was trying to get some photos of him on his 5th birthday, and can you believe this is the best one I got?  Well I can believe it!
Also don't forget I still have a sale in the Chomas Creations store!  Save 10% off your entire order at checkout using the coupon code ella7 !
You may remember these arrows from some frames I did a few days back, I made extras for this page.  You can get the download for these arrows here using DS and Boys Will Be Boys... arrows
I used the Chomas Creations embossing kit on Ten Second Studio's metal sheets.  If you put the colored side of the metal sheet down on the mat, when you flip them over you can sand the raised image to get this look.


I used Boys Will Be Boys for the title as well.
Just cause I think my journaling is funny...


Here is the finished page with my spirited, yet handsome son!


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Monday, September 19, 2011

Challenges card with Chomas Creations embossing kit

I have a friend that is going through a bit of a rough patch, so I wanted a bright, cheery card to make her day!
I used the Chomas Creations embossing kit on a vellum sheet (I picked up a 40 pack of 12x12 sheets at Michaels for under $10 with a coupon!).  The flowers are from Lettering Delights, I used Make-the-Cut, loving that they have Lettering Delights hooked up to them now, I would have never thought of these flowers!

The sentiment stamp is from K Andrew designs and is the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I just love the sweet sentiments for a feel good card for a friend!



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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Spongebob birthday card with Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder

A friend of mine needed a quick card for her Spongebob loving son's birthday!  I have the Spongebob cartridge, and the best day ever was on it, perfect for a kid's birthday!  I used the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder with DS and Spongebob to layer and draw the sentiment.  Then I used the Copic markers (look no smearing!) to color it in!  For a finishing touch I added some yellow Stickles as well. 




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Friday, September 16, 2011

Boy frames with Chomas Creations embossing kit

Did you know you can use the Chomas Creations embossing kit for simple embellishments??  I made all of these arrows with the Chomas Creations embossing kit and Ten Second Studios metal sheets.  You can download the file to make the arrows with Boys Will Be Boys and DS here... arrows

By putting the metal sheets colored side down and embossing them with the Chomas Creations embossing kit, then cutting them out with any old pair of scissors, you can then sand the raised image to make it POP!
The papers  and stickers on these are all Echo Park.  I had a lot of fun with these frames, adding buttons and ribbon!
The sentiment on the inside of the frame was done with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder.


While I didn't use any of the Chomas Creations goodies on this frame, I really liked how it turned out and figured I would share this one as well! 



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Thursday, September 15, 2011

You are out of this world layout

Ok, so sometimes I like how a card turns out so much I try using the inspiration for a layout!  It is hard to come up with loads of ideas all the time, so why not??? 
Don't forget there is a sale in the Chomas Creations store going on!  Take 10% off your entire order using the coupon code ella7 at checkout!
I used the DS file here... out of this world file to make a card (see post below), and then changed the file up a bit to make a 12x12 layout with it!  The card file and the layout file are both in that same download.
I used the Chomas Creations micro Sharpie holder to draw the title on Colorbok metallic sheets (I got 2 of them sized 12x12 at Target in the scrapbook aisle).


Of course the journaling circle was done with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holders.   You can see a tutorial on how to do that and get the file for it here....  journaling circles



All of the papers and chipboard stickers are October Afternoon, as is the super busy boy on the page hehe!


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