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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love my Cameo blog hop


Welcome to the Love My Cameo blog hop!  So glad you stopped by!  If you just stopped by today to see what was going on, you are in luck!  I'm the first part of the Love My Cameo blog hop!  At the end of this post is the list of all the blogs that are on the hop in case you get lost.

Around 2 1/2 years ago I decided to buy myself a Silhouette machine as a friend of mine had said how much she loved the designs you could download.  I went to the site to look for myself and was AMAZED!  And the designers they hired to make the designs were some of my fav companies.  Well now I have a library of over 10,000 designs (I got the Silhouette at the right time!) and have since upgraded to the Cameo.  The only thing that was missing was people just like me with these machines to have a place to talk about them!  Well that has changed as the Cameo seems to be the talk all around the internet now! 

Being Valentine's Day is soon approaching, what could be better then a Love my Cameo blog hop to share the love we are all feeling for this amazing machine?  In case you don't know, blog hops are easy!  You start here, follow my link to the next blog, and keep on going!  There will be loads of ideas and inspiration on the way!  Be sure to follow the blogs on this hop to find out even more about the Cameo with the tutorials a lot of these blogs offer!

Enough babbling by me!  Let's get started!
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Silhouette Cameo with a stylus to emboss on this Ten Second Studio's metal sheet.  By adding the colored side of the metal sheet down to the Chomas Creations  embossing mat, after embossing the colored side has a raised image you can sand to get this look!  I had my pressure on 33 and my speed at 6.  You can download the heart designs I'm using on this layout here... heart design


I then used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder to draw with a Sharpie paint markers (won't bleed into cardstock!) to draw the heart designs on the page.  I had my pressure at 10 and my speed at 4.


I added some patterned paper to my page and finished it up with ribbon and buttons, and of course some pictures I took of my kiddies for Valentine's day along with words that made them think of what love is.
And what would Valentine's Day be without a card?  This one is going to be for my hubby!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the Chomas Creations black metallic mini gel pen to draw the XOXO background.  Then I used the linked by love stamp from Sarah Hamer Designs to stamp the sentiment on to the heart design.  I thought it fit perfectly with the 2 linked hearts!  I cut the heart design 3 times and then layered it so it would pop off my card a bit more. 
** CLOSED, winner announced here... winner
Now for a cool give away!  Want a Chomas Creations adjustable pen or marker holder of your own?  Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post of what you would try with one of these holders!  You don't have to be a follower of this blog, but why not??  Make sure I have a way to contact you as well.  And please only one entry per person, any extras will be deleted.  I will choose a winner for this give away on Monday and you can let me know which one you would want to have. 

Now for the next stop on your hop!  Hop on over to Sarah Hamer's Designs to see another cool project with the Cameo!  Have fun!

Amy Chomas- Chomas Creations (you are here)
Sarah Hamer- Sarah Hamer Designs (next stop on the hop!)
Lisa B- Scrap til your heart's content
Lisa N-  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
Kelly- Finding Time to Create
Rebekah- Crafty Teacher Mom
Gaby- Gaby Creates
Tonya- Nonna's Craft Corner
Cecilia- Crafting in the Night
Candace- Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses
Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!

87 comments:

Margaret Wilburn said...

Would love to try out one of those markers...

Margaret
crazy4cutters.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Love your embossing-great card and layout!

Pink Cricut said...

Cute layout and I love the card!!

Lisa said...

Such cute projects! I think I need to look into getting one of your adjustable pen holder...there are so many great patterns in the Silhouette store I could use it on! :) So glad to be a part of this hop with you, Amy!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

mbchoj said...

Great card. thanks for the ideas.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Darlene said...

woohoo! love that you are doing this hop. My cameo is on order, but then I have to wait until my birthday in March to play with it. So now, I get to stock up on info until then.
I would love to try the pens or markers.
Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

IrisGoddess said...

I love my Cameo! I would really like to be able to use the mini Sharpies draw on my layouts. That would be so cool!

Anonymous said...

I would like to try to fill images with journaling or even entire backgrounds!

Lisa_anderson@yahoo.com

JJs Other said...

I love my Cameo! I am excited about this blog hop-my first-to learn more about my sweet machine and what I can do. My "baby" is turning 30. I would love to use markers and pens to make her card and some pages for her scrapbook.

krafting kelly said...

Such a cute card and page, as always, Amy. Thanks for letting me be a part of this blog hop!

Lisa Barrie said...

I love my Chomas Creations pen holder, there are so many fun things to do with it! The blog Hop is a Blast!! Thanks for including me, great job!!

Missynme said...

Ia love the metal embossing, but what I would most like to try is using an embossing ink pen and then embossing with powder and a heat tool. Thanks for all your great ideas and tips.

Lois said...

I want to start using pens to journal for my scrapbook pages. Haven't tried that yet but it seems I could make unique tags and have the writing lined up nicely.

-Yo- said...

....Lisa B. told me about the Hop. Would love to sketch with my Cameo and the pen holder! Thanks so much!

Candace said...

love your projects!! it's great to see some different ways to use the cameo!!

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Ceci V. said...

Awesome ideas Amy!

Thank you for letting me be part of this blog hop :)

Ceci V.

www.craftinginthenight.com

Sugarbob said...

I love the embossed hearts!

S.futch12@gmail.com

Kristy said...

Awesome!! I cannot WAIT to get my cameo! When it does arrive, I would love to try embossing some paper! Love the ideas!! The possibilities are endless!

: )
Kristy
marketateer@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

Beautiful job Amy!! Love the embossing!

Suz D. said...

I would love to do some sketches on cards. You guys make it look so easy!

Megn said...

I would love to sketch! what you say... EVERYTHING..I say. LOL! Great post.

Esther said...

Wow, these are just too adorable!!!
I will have to try this with my Cameo!
Would love to be in one of your hops with you!!

Anonymous said...

Im so convinced to order a marker holder. Your projects are great. I would love to make backgrounds, flourish designs and journaling with the markers.
dfrench15@cox.net

ChatterScene.com said...

I love it! Super cute!

Belinda said...

Nice job on the blog hop! I had so much fun looking at all the projects & my head is spinning with ideas :)

Thanks!

YvetteG said...

As a slightly less creative person I find your ideas amazing. Really hope that someone in South Africa will be importing your lines.
Sadly as I don't really have a head full of creative ideas I must say that if I had any of your products I would be copying ideas that you have posted. :)
Yvette
whyceegee@hotmail.com

BLT said...

Would really like to try one of these holders for card making and who know what else.

Rebecca said...

I have the pen holder and will be ordering the marker holder. I love trying any pen or marker that I can get my hands on!

Sharon Field said...

Both projects are wonderful! Maybe after this hop I will get enough confidence to work with my Cameo! Thanks...:))

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, I am loving the look you created with the embossing...so pretty! I've only had my Cameo a few weeks and I'm still learning all the fabulous things you can do with this great machine! Love you layout and card!

Linh C. said...

I'm on the fb silhouette group and have been wanting to try the wonderful things every one have been showing on fb. I love the look of sketched hearts.

Carolyn Lontin said...

great projects!

llurgy said...

Great layout with the kids :) Shall have to try me some of that paper with the Embossing, the hearts look phenomenal!

Mandy

Anonymous said...

Amy, I love what your pen holders can do. I ordered two pen holders and the gel pens last week, and am so excited to get them. But I would love to add that embossing mat and embossing holder to my stash, now that I have seen what cool things it does. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Gina
nkalashnik@aol.com

Myoriah said...

Hi Amy love your projects. I have some thin metal that could use some embossing. You can contact me at Silhouette Plus. Thanks for the free file.

GabyCreates.com said...

Love the embossing hearts, a must try! THANKS for inviting me Amy! Loved using the pen holder and now I must have the marker one! Great card with that background and love the layout! Your kids are adorable! Did I say I love the embossing strip?

Lola said...

Amy, thanks for giving us a chance to win a pen holder.

Creative Hugs,

joni said...

Great projects Amy!!! Wow, I'm really impressed with your pen holder..how cool!!! I love the embossing also...am I understanding it right that you did that on the Cameo as well!!! Wow...that's amazing!!! I would love to use the pen holder for turning cut images into pen drawings...especially the intricate designs!!! Thanks so much!
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Wings and A Prayer Crafts said...

What great Valentine cards! I had been wanting the pen holders to try with some of the flowers on the Sil site but now I want to try flowers and hearts as well. You are quite inspiring.

Barbara said...

I would really like to have the adjustable pen holder.

Shelly said...

Great cards, love the drawn backgrounds. Would love to try the adjustable pen holder. :)

RockyMama said...

I love the heart sketch card!! I want to be able to use better pens- the sketch pens that are sold through Silhouette are limiting!

Holly said...

I just bought some of the Silhouette pens but I'd love to have more options. Your projects are inspiring!

Melissa said...

Amy I am loving the embossed hearts! Once I get back into creating I really need to purchase the embossing tip and mat!

I think I might need the adjustable marker holder as well if we can use all of the fabulous Sharpie colors in it!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the FB invite...I can't even remember the last blog hop I had time to go through. I've missed it and you!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Chaitali Narla said...

Off to check out the bloghop! Already looks great! Please have this again on a larger scale... I would love to sign up for a Cameo blog hop!!

almoore81 said...

Can't wait to follow the blog hop!! I've never used a pen holder before!

Trisha said...

Hi Amy--This is going to be such a fun hop. I am only at #1 and have already learned something about my Cameo. Love your layout. Thanks for the chance to win and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Carley said...

Amy! How have I not found your blog before? I am so in love! The possibilities for using the adjustable pen are endless! I would love love love to win this! Thank you for the fun hop and chance to win!
Hugs
Carley

Christi said...

Cute stuff. I would love to make a card for somebody with the holder.

Christi

Kathy huguenin@hotmail.com said...

I would love to win a pen holder because I rarely put any journaling on my pages since I am not fond of my hand writing. I would love to be able to add such touches using a font that looked like handwriting but neat! lol

Maureen G. said...

I love what you do with the cameo, pens and markers. By making you're own backgrounds you always have the right backdrop for your photos! I always enjoy seeing your work. I'm looking forward to using the sketch function in SSDE with your holder.

Thanks,
Maureen

Rosalie said...

Love your blog and your pen holders. Using the pen holders to write with a glue pen then sprinkling with fine glitter would be beautiful.

I can be reached at Silhouette Plus.

Rosalie

Cindy said...

oh, I just found your blog.....and just recently purchased a Silhouette...so I am still learning... I love the idea that you can use pens and markers in the machine..I think I so need one of your marker or pen holders! The possibilities!!!!!
cindy

Tanya said...

Great projects! I love the embossing!! I would love to do that. Happy to see this hop because I'm debating on buying me a Cameo!!

Thanks!!
Tanya
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Pammejo said...

Love the embossing, I just got a Cameo and feel so overwhelmed by everything but am so glad for all of the information that I am receiving. The hop is amazing and I am learning a lot and enjoying the inspiration. http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Phyllis said...

Amy, I love what you did with the pens. The pen holder does a fabulous job. Thanks.

prballou@ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love my cameo and love how you do your metal and embossing but I also love the pen holders......now if I had one or both of those holders, I could do the writing for the inside of my cards, and doodle on the fronts as well....thanks for all your great projects you share with us!

K-lee (MTC forum)

Maxine said...

thanks for the hop and thank you so much for posting the settings you used.

pruttybird said...

Love how the embossed hearts look :)

Pruttybird at comcast dot net

Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Oooh! I would love to win an adjustable pen holder! I've been dying to try it, and I have even downloaded a few fonts to try it with!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Amy,

HOW CLEVER!

I loved how you adapted the idea into a project and then walk us through.

Sure appreciate you ladies doing this.

~ Barb

Kat said...

Thanks for sharing and having this Blog Hop! Love my Cameo too!!! I'd like to use your holder to emboss everything, especially metal.

Nitasha said...

Awesome projects! I would to to try the embossing technique! Happy to be a new follower!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try either the Chomas adjustable pen holder or the embossing tool in my Zing. I have already ordered the etching tool and it should be here any day. I am so excited!! What's great is that these will also fit in the Zing just right!!!!! I know crafters all over have been hoping for the silhouette's big sister to come so they could cut 12 x 12 paper. Way to go Silhouette America!

Trish ImaCutter MTC forum

Anonymous said...

I would use the adjustable pen holder to create borders on scrap pages.

Hascar63@hotmail.com
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Anonymous said...

Very well done! The explaining all the way through was fantastic! Wish more blog hops would do this! I would love you try your pen holder so that I could do a card layout and do everything just using my Silhouette! Keep up the great work.
Joan
Central Flordia
bears4two@cfl.rr.com

Jeannie said...

I want to try the embossing---as well as the markers. There are some interesting fonts that would be fun to play with on the Cameo.

littlen said...

i just recently got a cameo and i'm really liking it a lot. i'd love to try embossing and drawing with it. i'm a long time follower and enjoy seeing all your work. tfs.

JanetM97 said...

I'd love to try the pens out on my scrapbook pages! Thanks for the card and embossing ideas, too!

sdelong1228 said...

Very cute layout, love the embossing!! I would like to be able to write or sketch on my projects.
sdelong1228@gmail.com

Liz said...

Love your project, the embossing feature is outrageous, totally love it

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
lizabratt@comcast.net

Erin said...

Love the pen holder! This would be great for making my friend's wedding invites!

Sewonchris said...

Thanks for taking the time to put this hop together it's a great source of info for us newbies! I would love to have the marker holder because your product is made from a material that won't fall apart. I'm all about quality!

donna said...

love your tools..got Cameo coming but no tools to use with it..so hope I win if not i'll be back to purchase..

Aimee said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Would LOVE to win!

AETucker7 at gmail dot com

Cindy Wyckoff said...

So glad I found your blog hop. I LOVE the Silhouette and was wishing I could emboss. I never thought about an adjustable pen holder using a stylus!

Pick me, pick me!

Thanks!

Cindy
cindy@scrapbookdimensions.com

Got2BCrafting said...

Great projects Amy!! :) I just received my Cameo about a week ago, but haven't had time to get to know it very much. I would LOVE to get one of your holders so I cute write cute sentiments on my cards and draw cute borders as well. Thank you so much for this aswesome giveaway. I hope I am the lucky winner!! :)
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Aman said...

Cute layout and card! I would like to use your holders for my cards and layouts!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Christensen family said...

I would love to try embossing, I've never done it but it looks so good.

jamie sonneville said...

I would love to win! I've been thinking about using black envelopes for my husband's 30th birthday invitations but haven't found a way to address them, until now! I can use my new cameo with your pen tool to address them with a silver gel pen! How cool! Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!

- Jamie

jlp47@cornell.edu

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

I have your holders for the cricut..I'm getting the cameo for valtimes day.. I would LOVE to win the holder for my NEW machine.. I enjoy using them alot.
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Karen said...

I got a Cameo for Christmas and LOVE what it can do! I have some of your products for the "other" machine (embossing mat and pens), and would love the totally cool adjustable pen holder for my fabulous Cameo! I just know it will ROCK!

Jennifer said...

Hi Amy,

Love your cards!!! Thank you so much for sharing that cool file!

I would love to try to use markers in my new Cameo (I have some for my Cricut, but never got around to using them)! I would make coloring pages for my young ones.

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Ashley Cook said...

Really neat ideas. Thanks. ashleymhc at gmail dot com

Nelda said...

Love this! I want the pen holder for the Cameo - I have been debating and eyeing your products! neldacnm at yahoo

Ashley Cook said...

I was really excited to join a blog hop all about cameos. I am a new owner of one, and really wanted some ideas. The hop did have fun ideas, but it was just a big advertisement for your products. Don't mean to be negative, but I've already spent $300 on what I have. I really wanted ideas of things I could do with what I already have. I think your pen and marker holders look neat, but again I've spent enough for right now. Kelly's was my favorite stop with a download and suggestion for basic users and silhouette pen owners. Thanks.

Christine Kiehl said...

If I were to win the pen or marker holder I would have to give your second V-day card example a try. First I would have to invesnt in a
Silhouette Cameo! And this blog hop has made up my mind to purchase one with part of this years tax return! Oh what fun! Thank you for doing all these wonderful things. You Rock!