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Friday, December 30, 2016

Birthday card using the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and gel pens

I loved all of the black cardstock I've been using with the chalk look, so I thought I would make a birthday card like that.
I used the cut line settings to change out all of my colors.  I have a tutorial on this here... Sparkle card
I like to do things in a row, say brads, buttons, or even this Viva Décor look.  But lining them up just right is near impossible, and I thought, why not draw some circles that are all spaced out, then the work and guessing is done for me?  So I did!  I used the Target brand up & up gel pens in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw on black cardstock.
This was super easy in Studio, I just drew a line where I wanted my circles to be, used the rhinestone feature (1), chose the edge feature (2), chose the size rhinestones I wanted (3), and then spaced them further apart (4).  Voila!  All the guess work done for you!

Then I filled all of the circles in with Viva Décor.  This stuff is awesome! I've had it awhile.  The difference in this is when it dries it is still 3d! 
The font I chose is called Vintage One.  I also made a rectangle around the inside of my card and changed my line style settings to be dashed.  I also added a stylus to my Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to score the fold in my card.  You can see how I did that here... score tutorial




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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fun Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I love making my own Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations holders!  These are my fav and I will be making more this year!!!
I saw the cutest idea for a gift tag and had to make my own!  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a GLITTER gel pen to draw the tag designs!  If you want the file for Studio for these tags, you can get it here... gift tags  Gelly Roll by Sakura make some amazing gel pens that center in the Chomas Creations pen holders.


If you want to learn how to use the cut line settings to make your own tags, I have a tutorial here.. tag tutorial  I added lots of fun ribbon to these tags.  I can't wait to use them!




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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Christmas tags with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

One of my favorite things to do with the Chomas Creations tools is to make my own Christmas tags.  You can make a whole page full and do other things while they are running.  I found this whole pack of fine point markers from Sharpie that are no bleed so they worked perfect on this kraft cardstock.  They fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Silhouette machines.  You could also do this with the Cricut Explore.


Here are the tags I did for my rice socks that I am doing as Christmas gifts.  You could also do to & from tags the same way.  Notice I make the holes as well for ribbon.

Here are my rice sock gifts.  Super easy to make, just fill a knee high sock with rice and I added 8 drops of lavender & 4 drops of peppermint both from Young Living.  You heat them in the microwave for 1 1/2  minutes and sit and relax!  The oils last quite a long time and when they fade you can always untie the sock and add more.





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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful for you all SALE!


This time of year I like to tell you all how thankful I am that you support Chomas Creations.   It has been 7 years now since this journey began and I have enjoyed every moment!  You have all made me feel so loved and I've built a lot of friendships over the years in the crafting community.
To share my thanks this Thanksgiving as well as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday you can use the coupon code Thankful to save 12% off in the Chomas Creations store.
Thanks again to each and every one of you!  I am off to visit family so shipping starts again on Monday!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas tags with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Any day is a good day when I get to combine my 2 passions!  Getting crafty with getting oily!  I am starting early on Christmas gifts and working on epsom soaks with Young Living essential oils as gifts.
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the white Signo Uniball gel pen (my fav and available in my store here... white gel pen ) in the Cameo 3.  I'm using the cut then sketch option which sure does save a lot of time! With the white gel pen I did have to turn down the thickness to 7 and the speed to 1.  This pen does not need a lot of pressure and with the speed too fast it can smear.






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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Labels for essential oil recipes with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder


I've started making my own essential oil Christmas gifts early this year and needed some labels, so I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the Sakura Gelly Roll gel pens.  The recipes are posted below.
These are the Sakura silver shadow gel pens.  They are silver in the middle and look like they are outlined in a color.  I used the Silhouette self adhesive cardstock with them.  I slowed the speed down to 2 as they are very juicy pens and need a bit to dry so they don't smear, and the thickness to 10.





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Stress Away Soak
Fill 12 ounce jar half way with epsom salts
Add 2 Tbs baking soda
Add 8 drops Young Living Stress Away
Fill jar rest of the way with epsom salt leaving a bit of room for shaking the jar!
Add lid and give it a shake! 
Add 1 cup of mixture to a hot bath for a relaxing soak!

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub
Add 1 cup brown sugar to bowl
Add 1/4 C coconut oil
Add 2 TBS almond oil
Stir until mixed
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add 8 drops Young Living cinnamon bark
Mix again and add to jar

Any questions about essential oils?  Send me a message!  amyc222@yahoo.com

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Birthday card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder


One of the coolest things about the Sakura Souffle gel pens is how they look on black cardstock!  And they also look like they have a slightly raised texture. 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the pink Souffle gel pen to draw the flourish background on this card.  The design as well as the birthday sentiment are from the Silhouette Studio store.

Once again I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a stylus to score this card.   You can get the tutorial and file for Studio for the card here... 5x7 card
I added some Viva Decor to make the white raised images on this card as well.
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Chomas Creations tools in the Cameo 3

I have already  mentioned that all of the Chomas Creations tools for the Silhouette will work in the Cameo 3, but in case you missed it...  All of the Chomas Creations tools will fit in the Silhouette!
And if you would like to see it in action I did a Facebook live video you can see here...  Facebook LIVE!

I will admit I do not have the best printing and that is what I love about using the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with gel pens.  My fav gel pens are the Gelly Roll by Sakura.  They have over 100 different styles and colors, so you are sure to find something you like.  They also center in the adjustable pen holder.  I use journaling fonts, thin fonts or sketch fonts.  There are links on the left side of my blog for some thin font ideas.
I do like to buy these cards that are cut to size and already scored, and they come with matching envelopes.  I just add them to my mat and draw write on them.  I finished them off with some ribbon that my little helper helped me pick out!  I try to keep cards on hand at all times so I can grab them and go.  Some are super simple like these!





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Monday, October 17, 2016

Shrink plastic and the Chomas Creations mini marker holder for the Cricut

Have I mentioned before that you can use shrink plastic with the Chomas Creations Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Expression 2 or Cricut Mini with a Sharpie marker?
In case you missed it, you can do this! And cut it with the Cricut or Silhouette when you are done! Think of all your own embellies you can make!
Here is what the shrink plastic looks like straight from the Cricut...

To do this, just add the shrink film to the Cricut mat, cut with the blade housing, remove the blade housing, replace with your mini Sharpie holder, and draw the images! I had to use multi-cut 3 on the shrink plastic with the regular blade, and to get a better look with the Sharpies, I use multi-cut 2. To shrink my shrink film, I use my heat embossing tool! Just add a heat resistant surface to your surface (I just use a cardboard box), and warm them up and watch them shrink!
Here is a close up of the shrinkies, shrunk!



The paper and embellies are all Making Memories  Pitter Patter line.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

October 31 with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder


 Halloween also means costumes and pictures!  Here is my youngest son's choice for the year!  Bumblebee from the Transformers.
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Expression 2 with a Souffle gel pen (yes a full sized gel pen!) to draw all of the orange background circles.  These pens when dry have a poofy texture to them.  The popcycle stick adjusts the height for the pen, then you tighten the screw!


The title is from Happy Hauntings.  I added some cute brads to it!


The journaling circle on this page was also done with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Expression 2.  You can get a tutorial and the download for that here...  journaling circles

Here is the finished project with my Bumblebee!  He had to take his costume for a test drive!  hehe
Use the coupon code october16 at checkout to save 10% off your entire purchase in the Chomas Creations store!  Sale goes through November 1st.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What a crazy bunch with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

If there is one thing I love to do with the Chomas Creations pen and marker holders it is making my own background paper!  Sometimes it is hard to find paper that works just right for what you want to do!  Different sports, your school logo, your child's favorite show!  You can make your own!  Or keep it simple like this graph paper :)
I used the black metallic gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw the graph paper on kraft cardstock.  You can get the file for the graph paper here... graph paper





The title was from the Studio store.  I cut it out of the Silhouette corrugated cardstock using the settings provided by Studio!  It worked really well and I like the texture it adds!


Here are my crazy kids with my niece and nephew!  I kept it simple to focus on the kiddies!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Engraving on aluminum tags with the Chomas Creations engraving tip

I was just WOWED by what Suzanne is doing on aluminum tags with the Chomas Creations engraving tip.  She was using the PixScan mat to hold them in the Cameo.  Notice how she is filling her designs to make them pop out even more!  She used the sketch feature in the Designer's Edition of the software.
You can find Suzanne on facebook here... The Handmade Bouquet
Silhouette School has an amazing to follow tutorial on her page...  engraving tutorial




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