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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Card and layout with Chomas Creations holders


Yesterday my daughter turned 18 (shocking I know!) I wanted to make a page while the thoughts of this day were fresh in my head. And oh boy do I have some thoughts on it...
I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to etch the circles into the Core'dinations kraft-core cardstock. I had my speed set at 7, my pressure at 33, and I used double cut.  Then I used a brillo pad to give a light sanding to the surface to clean it up.

The eighteen title was a download from the Studio store called eighteen.  I added it on one of the bracket designs.
I had a lot of journaling to do on this layout, so I did it on the computer and printed it on kraft cardstock, then added ribbon to it.

Then I added one of my daughter's senior pictures (taken by me!) and some chipboard hearts (I'm bringing chipboard back!) and buttons.

I also did a birthday card for my son that is 14 today!  Yes my kids are born 4 years and 1 day apart!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the Paper Mate flair pens.  They are like felt tip pens, but don't squish down when you use them in the Cameo, and they don't bleed into cardstock!  You can download the happy birthday background for your card that I designed here... happy birthday.  The font I used was altera (looks like a single lined font!)  I used my speed at 5 and thickness at 7 to draw the background.  I inked this chipboard star red (see I told you I was bringing chipboard back!) and attached it to my page with some ribbon.  Super quick card that doesn't look it!
Welcome to the Getting’ Crafty with the Cameo blog hop. We’re all so happy to have you hopping along with us, so grab a drink and sit back and enjoy. There is a great line up with some amazingly talented ladies that are super excited to share their projects with you using their Silhouette Cameo (if you get lost anywhere in the hop, the list of the ladies is at the bottom of this post).
I don't know if you know this about me, but I LOVE blog hops! I was sooo glad to be included in this one and I can't wait to see what everyone does hehe! I just love learning all these new things to do with the Cameo, and this is an easy way to find out!
If you have come from Nancy's blog Always a Story Creations by Nancy you are in the right place! If you just stopped by my blog today to see what I was up to, you really should start at the beginning of the hop at Kristy's blog Scraptastical Kreations.


Thanks so much for hopping by!  If you get lost along the way, here is the list of everyone on the hop!

Kristy - http://​scraptasticalkreations.blogspot​.com
Jessica - http://​craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Michelle - http://scrappinwithmybug.com
 Nancy -  http://​alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.bl​ogspot.com/
Amy - http://amychomas.blogspot.com/  **You are here!
Jennifer http://​wunderscreations.blogspot.com/  **Next stop on the hop!
Rebekah http://​craftyteachermom.blogspot.com
Gabrielle - http://​gabyspapery.blogspot.com
Candace http://​papercraftsbycandace.blogspot.c​om
Sandra http://​365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://​lisabarrie.blogspot.com/
Chris - http://​chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com/
Lezlye - http://lezlyes.blogspot.com
Alma - http://​almabrooksblog.blogspot.com/

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


Kim Ricketts said...

I LOVE your layout!!! Super cute!!


Esmé said...

Love your layout and all the extra's you carry for the cameo.

Happy (belated) birthday for your daughter and son.

Wunder's Creations said...

Love your creations! I'm definitely adding these to my must have list! I love how you are able to emboss your own designs on the paper ~ making it truly your style and unique. Thanks for the inspiring creations =)

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Would love to win one of the holders. Not sure what I would do with it but I'm sure I would love expermenting with them.

Would love to know if you cut your chipboard with your silhouette and if so what speed and pressure?

Again Thanks for sharing your talent.

The Creative Mommy said...


Your projects are AWESOME!!! I LOVE how you made the circles with your tip! It totally brings your layout together!!!

And your son's card is way cool! Great design!!! I downloaded the file to try it out! Well, gotta buy your pens first! I'll be getting them today and a few other goodies I have been eyeing up! Love the coupon code!!!! YEA!!!

Crafty Hugs,

Nancy Kirkup said...

Great Lo and card! Love how you can put your own special touch on everything!

Mz Daisy said...

I always like your ideas, Amy. This one is not exception. I love Kraft paper and l Love the embossing, too.

Colleen said...

Absolutely LOVE your LO and your card is adorable!! New follower! :)

cruisingcrafter said...

OMG I love the etching of the circles What a great idea.Your layout is so sweet.If I had the adjustable pen holder I think I would write on every card I make.

Anonymous said...

Amy I love your projects! I really need to get to making more LO's.

BLT said...

I like all your creations. They are great!!

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

Love your daughter's layout!!! Can't wait to play with my cameo!!


Debbie Yates said...

I just ordered all of the accessories - had to have it all..I should have waited for the blog hop! I love your idea for the birthday card - I will surely use it for several cards i need to make!

Michelle said...

awesome layout !!! and congrats on having one kid ready to fly into her own person and life, what an exciting time !
the card is too cute love your pen holders very neat idea !!!


Cyndi S said...

Great layout and card. Happy Birthday to the birthday kids.
cstephenson at q dot com

Nancy said...

I love your work. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to get you pen holder for my Cameo. Love all that you can do with the pens.

littlen said...

great projects. love the card. i'm a long time follower and fb fan. i already have the adjustable pen holder for my cameo, but would love to have the marker holder for lo's.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

What a touching layout, I bet your daughter loved it! I liked your son's birthday card too! I would love to make a card like that with the pens/markers such a fun idea!

I'm a new follower! :)


chasing keegan said...

Love the card and tfs.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the wonderful inspiration and chance to win some great stuff

elizabethj13 said...

thanks for the wonderful inspiration and chance to win some great stuff

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful job on your layout...just loving all these idea's using the Cameo. Happy Birthday to your daughter-our kids are growing up way to fastm ha? Thanks for a chance to win:) I am a newe follower of yours-looking forward to seeing more of your creations:)

Sherrie K

kyleandkatesmom said...

Love you Blog. Nancy from Always a Story sent me from the Cameo Blog Hop. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

Cathie w said...

love the laycute cute cute....TFS!!!


glowegal said...

Adorable layout and the card is too cute!!

Nitasha said...

Your layout and card are super cute! I just received my Cameo last week so I would love to try out your products to make some of the featured projects from the hop! I'm really being inspired by you ladies and hope to take my Cameo out of the box today and play! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Anita Braddock said...

How cute is this layout. Love the colors and the letters are great. great job. thanks for sharing
follower and liked your fb.
jessica sent me

nanapuddin said...

Great layout! and thanks for the tips for the Cameo and the inspiration! I'll be a member of the Cameo family this week!! can't wait for that baby! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you do with this machine!
nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

Lady Fair said...

Cute LO, love the journaling. Love all the options you have with the Cameo and the Chomas engraving tip and pen holders. If I won the pen holder I would write on the inside of my cards with the Cameo (as soon as I buy it, that is!).


Vickie said...

What a great layout. TFS and for the giveaway. God Bless

Kellye N said...

I just love the way you've got me looking at my silhouette as so much more than a cutting machine; you've given it super powers!

In fact, I showed my son the machine in action with the silhouette pens and we both agreed it was like watching an automaton! I can't even imagine what I'd do with a pen holder!

ms.schwiet said...

Love how you did the title

Linda Harris said...

Love your layout and really all your wonderful projects !!! Lsunflower58@aol.com

MzLavr2 said...

You do such beautiful work! I love your products!!! I posted a link to your store in a group that I am in and I know at least one person has since ordered... Once I can I plan to order also. I would continue to create the things I do now, but with a little more flair and style if I had your marker or pen holder!
~ <3 Pam

Donna said...

I have been wanting our marker holders so bad would LOVE to win!

Trisha said...

Awesome layout. Love the embossing. Great card also and love the background. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Turtles In North Dakota said...

My oldest two are four years apart too!...Love what you created. Your pen holder has been on my list since I bought my cameo.....

Megn said...

I love your creations! You have some very lucky kiddos! I love using my adjustable holder to make cards and little things for friends.

Carley said...

Amy this is stunning!I love the journaling! I hope both your kids had a great birthday! Thank you for the chance to win.

scrappingfrog said...

great lo! would love to use these pens on my projects!

greenchick76 at yahoo dot com

nativetexangirl said...

I love your products and your tutorials and inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win. Donna

nativetexangirl said...

Thought I should add also that Scraptastical Kreations sent me on the Getting Crafty with the Cameo Blog Hop! Thanks for sponsoring the blog hop and the great prize one of us will win!

AmyJ said...

I love both of your projects. You have some really great idea's thanks for sharing them with us. Well I dont have a cameo yet but I hope to get one soon. So I really cant tell you until I get a cameo. Thanks for the hop. I know I need some pens though. They enhance everything.

Liz Vasquez said...

I'm fairly new to the silhouette cameo and am continually amazed at all it can do. The FB pages are always referring to your pens & I'm anxious to try the technique.
I'm enjoying the Blog Hop but have to say, I LOVED the journaling on your daughter's card. Our daughter's may grow up - but they're always our little girls, aren't they? Thank you for that reminder.

Monica said...

I absolutely love these. I would create my own pattern paper and use them to create some coloring pages for my niece =)

Thank you so much for the awesome chance to win!




sctmg5774 said...

These are great! I love the card. I don't know much about what the Cameo can do so I learned a lot from your blog!


Anonymous said...

Isnt it amazing how time flies? Love your layout. New follower. Thanks for your great projects. I dont know what I would create first? A card, paper, scrapbook layout? What fun to think about it!
larocquecj at comcast dot net

Ashley said...

Visiting from Scraptastical Kreations for Gettin' Crafty with the Cameo Blog Hop!! :) Love all your amazing blogs!! I am new to the Cameo and these blogs help soooo much!!

Cathy said...

The layout and card are both very nice, hard to believe they are 4 years and a day apart.
Jessica sent me

jessica said...

awesome LO!! There is just so much your fab pens can do!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

These are such cut projects! I really like the circles on the layout, congrats on your kids birthdays!

TenSGal said...

Thanks for telling us about the blog hop at the yahoo Silhouette group! awesome giveaways and it's fun seeing what everyone is doing with their Cameo. Your project turned out beautifully. Love it!

DandyDo said...

Love your layout. Very cute!

Creations_by_Jessie said...

great layout.

nativetexangirl said...

I already follow you. Donna

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Wesome gift for your daughter's eighteenth birthday.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Michele from MS said...

Beautiful projects Amy! I love that your recorded the special day with her senior picture. I am sure she will treasure it for years to come! msmith38652@gmail.com

jordanbev5 said...

Lovely daughter and layout! Loved all your details!!
jordanbev5 @ yahoo.com

Sara Buller said...

Love your blog! Would love to win this to make invitations, address invitations, etc with my cameo!!!


Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Great LO.love the font.great color combo.Really good sale.