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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Laptop decorating with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

I just love vinyl and I need to get it out more!  I had a lot of fun doing this on an old laptop of mine that went to the kids.  I wanted to add a little "umph" to the design so I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Cameo to draw with a  Bic Mark-It ultra fine marker.  I wish my Sharpie in the same color hadn't dried out, but I kind of didn't put the cap on tight!  Then I would have had a bit of a thicker line. I use a double cut when using permanent markers as you can see them better when they are done.  By the way this was near impossible to get good pictures of!  Reflective black surfaces, UGH!  This file was a download from the Studio store.
Click on the pictures to see the details a bit better!  The pink on pink design I used shows up much better if you are looking at it in real life!  lol



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Saturday, April 13, 2013

A very Lego birthday with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

These photos are from my son's 6th birthday.  He got so many Legos, and he was a happy camper!
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a gel pen to make the journaling doodle circles.  I have the file for those here if you would like to try... journaling circles  I make a whole bunch all at the same time so I can just grab one and add quick journaling to my page.
One of my favorite features of the Silhouette Studio software is the fact I can add any font to use for cutting or drawing!  And of course I can weld the pieces all together which makes it easier for gluing to the page.
Here is the finished page with some added ribbon and chipboard stars.  I had these stars that had light blue glitter on top and didn't match my page, so I took a few layers of the chipboard off so the glitter was gone, then inked them!  So if you ever have chipboard that isn't matching, that is an option!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cool in the pool journaling on your background page

Well it is spring.  It is also 40 degrees and rainy out and right now in Michigan we have flood warnings and freeze warnings at the same time!  So what better reason to do a summery page?  Brighten up my mood a bit and pray for summer!
I've been scrapbooking for years (eeek 15!) and one of the things I always liked was when the journaling was done right on your background page.  Well I don't have a 12x12 printer.  One would be nice... So why not get this same look with the Cameo and the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder?  Easy!  Write your journaling in Studio, there is even a type tool, place it on your page where you need it, then draw away!  I have a list of thin fonts I like to use just for this here... thin fonts
This one is from Lettering Delights called LDT Casual.

All of the files on this page are Studio downloads.  I have so many and I just need to search and use them! 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Family with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I'm known for taking a lot of pictures so sometimes when I do scrapbook pages I have to make that the focus of my page (well I often do this lol!).  This page is no exception!  I find it easiest to line the pictures up, especially if they are all the same size like this page. 
I wanted to add my journaling right to the page on this so I drew some lines using Studio and the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Staedtler triplus fineliner.  I add all of my pictures to the page, add the page to the mat, add some lines in Studio, then just draw away!  You could also do the same with text, but I wanted to do some hand journaling!

I also used the Staedtler pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw the title (this was a Studio download) and then used the offset function in Studio to cut a shadow around the title.  Because the pen was centered in the pen holder you could cut around it in shadow.  If you add a small pen to the adjustable marker holder you will still be able to draw with it, but it won't line up if you want to cut in shadow.  I have an example of this here... difference between pen and marker holders

Here are both pages together! I already had a bunch of these kraft colored circles laying around, so I just used the pen to draw around them by hand.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Fill images in Silhouette Studio

Kay of Clever Someday is always coming up with something super cool to do with your die cut machines!  I am often asked about filling fonts or images and she linked me to this video she made, short, sweet and right to the point, you have to watch...  filling fonts
So today I finally had a chance to give it a go!  I just filled hearts and you will have to watch the video to understand what the % means on this picture.  I used a gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to do these, next I'm trying it with the Chomas Creations engraving tip!
These images are just over 1 inch tall, of course the smaller the image, the smaller scale you could get away with. 
So everyone asking how to fill a font, here you go!  Thanks Kay!

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Hoppy Easter from Chomas Creations!

I apologize for not wishing everyone a Hoppy Easter yesterday but I was out of town visiting family!  Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  And bring on spring already!  I feel like this is Mother Nature's April Fools joke on us!  32 degrees today, brrrrr!
Use the coupon code hoppy10 at checkout to save 10% off your entire order in the Chomas Creations store!  Good until 4-5-2013.

This card was drawn with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a black metallic Chomas Creations gel pen then colored in with Copic markers!

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