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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Engraving with the Cricut Explore

Ooooh wait till you see what the Cricut Explore can do!  How about etch or engrave aluminum tags!!?  I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to make these tags.  I did use a multi cut of 2 and the highest pressure in the software.  I'm still trying to figure out the software for the Explore, so I don't have a tutorial just yet.  If anyone has ideas on making this easy, please share!
I used some of the chalkboard fonts for these.  You can see more about these here... chalkboard fonts
These dog tags and other aluminum shapes and sizes can be found at Ohax Industries!

Here is another tag I did as well!  I love these chalkboard fonts as they show up really well over any open font.






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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Did you know Chomas Creation's is Made in America?

This week has been declared Made in America week and I would like to tell the Chomas Creations story!
8 years ago this month (yes 8 years eeeek!) I had an idea and worked on getting a part made for me to draw with my Cricut. When others saw what I was doing they asked me to make them one if I was having one made, and the idea spread like wild fire after that :)
I have a local small business that machines these parts for me. They are hardworking men and women that make these parts for all of you. I have another local small business that machines the engraving tips.
I was contacted years ago about having these parts made of plastic in China for a lot less money (not to mention less quality!) I refused. I didn't care if there was a potential for more parts to be sold at a lower price, I did not want my name on anything that said made in China.
I believe I made the right decision. Chomas Creations continues to grow due to all of you. There is no better way to get your product out than word of mouth, and you all have done that for my small company. I thank you every day :) Because of all of you I can stay home with my kids and raise them while running this small business. They even help packing your parts! :)
To celebrate Made in America week and Chomas Creation's 8th year in business I am giving you all a coupon code to share! Save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store using the code madeinamerica at checkout. www.amychomas.com

Thank you for all of your support! Happy crafting!



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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Engraving with the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Explore One


I made a super quick video using the new Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Explore One.  They are available in my store  Chomas Creations store





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Monday, June 12, 2017

I love you layout with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I was playing around with the Sakura Souffle gel pens on black cardstock trying to get a chalkboard look and wanted to do something with the "I love you" goodie that I made.  If you want to get the fonts I used on this page, they are here... chalkboard fonts
Again I will say you need to use a slow speed (1) and a low thickness (1) with these pens as they are really juicy!  I used them in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw this.
The journaling quote is a share I designed that you can get here, along with a tutorial... journal thought bubble  I also used a gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to draw these.
Here is my finished page, along with me and my little love bug!



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Father's Day card with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

So I had to see one of these new Lettering Delights sketches for myself with Silhouette Studio, so while I was getting the kids ready for bed, I let the Cameo do all the work.  I used the Sharpie Liquid Pencil. 
Here are the Sharpie Liquid Pencils, which I found at Target (sorry they were open, I had to play hehe!)
Here is the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Cameo drawing the sketch.  I used Silhouette Studio with some of the new Lettering Delights thin fonts (this one is called LDT Teacher) to write Happy Father's Day at the bottom of the card.  Again Jin has a tutorial on using the new sketches on her blog... Under A Cherry Tree

I'm just amazed at what the Cameo can do!  Sooooo smooth!  I can't wait for Doug Larson to release more of these sketches to play with!  I inked around the edges of this card for a more rustic feel as well.  You can click on these pictures to get an even better idea on how amazing these details are!





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Sunday, April 23, 2017

he won't admit it with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I found these new Sakura gelly roll pens at Michaels and had to give them a try!  They are gold shadow and wow are they neat!

I did fill this font with the internal offset like I have shown in this post... filling a font with internal offset  I added the gel pen to the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and let the Cameo do its thing.  This was a tough one to get a pic of!  It does show up nice in real life, and is different colored on different angles. Very cool pens! 

I also used a Staedtler triplus fineliner to do the journaling with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.  The font I used is a thin font from Lettering Delights called Casual.

My pics weren't that great as they were from my phone, but they were sure cute and I couldn't get a repeat performance from Jack!  lol If you want to know more about the oils I am using for Jack and the rest of my family, feel free to visit my oily blog at... getting oily

Want to try any of the tools you see in the Chomas Creations store?   Use the coupon code 17april to save 10% off your order!  www.amychomas.com
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Monday, April 10, 2017

You are just plain wonderful layout with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

A special page for my 16 year old son, he is such an amazing young man!  If you would like to read the journaling it is here, I wanted it in my handwriting to make it more personal. 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura Gelly Roll glaze pen to draw the lines right on my scrapbook page.  When you are drawing right on the page there is no need for a mat.  I just slid the white roller on the right over one notch, changed the setting on the machine from load mat to load media, and loaded my sheet of cardstock.
The title was from the Studio store, as was the check it out design on the right of my page, and the arrows.
Here is my completed page with my shaved bald for a good cause son!  So proud of this guy!





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Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy birthday sketch card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I needed a quick birthday card and the Silhouette and the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder were the perfect machine for the job!  I used one of the Sakura Gelly Roll gel pens in the holder with the KG Second Chances chalkboard font to draw the sentiment on the card.  The card was already cut to size and scored, so all I did was add it to the machine and go!  I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 10 to draw the design.  These pens are really juicy so slowing down the speed helps them not smear.



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Friday, March 03, 2017

Engraving glass with the Chomas Creations engraving tip

A HUGE thanks goes out to Terrie Wytosick for sharing this tutorial and letting me add it to my blog!  Terrie, I am in AWE here! 
Terrie did tell me she added a mat under the machine to catch any glass pieces, and note how she took it to the sink to rinse off the glass shavings, I would NOT brush this off with your hands for sure :) 
Again Terrie thanks so much for sharing! 
This is with the Chomas Creations engraving tip in the Explore.  You could do the same with the other machines, just make sure to use a light pressure so as not to crack the glass.











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Monday, February 13, 2017

Mirror frame with Chomas Creations engraving tip

Here is another one of the frames I got done with the Chomas Creations engraving tip!  I used the Darice plastic mirror sheets to engrave with the Chomas Creations engraving tip.  I traced this design of the Eiffel tower and multi-cut of 3.  I like using a slow speed for these intricate designs.
The frame was a blank wood frame I got from Michaels for $1.  I painted the sides, added patterned paper with Mod Podge and used screw eyes to hang the ribbon.



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Thursday, February 09, 2017

My funny Valentines with Chomas Creations engraving tip

So I am finally getting around to making a scrapbook layout of the Valentine's day cards my kids made last year, hehe!  You can actually get the directions for these Valentines my kids made using the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder here.... Valentine's day cards
I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Cameo on Core'dinations cardstock to make the heart border & lines around the title.

After I had etched the title, it didn't pop as I would have liked, so I decided to go a step further. The best part about Core'dinations cardstock is that one side is colored, and one is black.  So I cut a big piece that was hiding behind my 8x10 photo to use for cutting out the title.  Now you can really see it!

I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Cameo to hold a Souffle gel pen to draw the Valentine's sentiments.  Souffle pens do take a bit to dry, so I made sure that the rollers on the Cameo would not run them over to smear them.  You can also push the rollers aside if you need to.  The font I used was Altera.
And here is the finished page, along with my collage photo.  I love doing these to get a lot of pictures on a page!





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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Baby goodies layout with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Looking for the perfect way to add all of those goodies you got when you were at the hospital with your newborn? Well here it is! I got the hat, bracelets, and foot prints all on one page that easily slides into a 12x12 page protector to go in your album! I also did these layouts for my older children, but with the Cricut it was a million times easier!
I used a Ultra Fine point Sharpie in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder to write the name, date & time on the transparency and added some cute trinkets behind them.

Between a sheet of patterned paper and white card stock I added form core board.  I did cut it smaller then 12x12 to fit into my page protectors and used an exacto knife to cut out the squares to add my goodies to.





Thursday, January 19, 2017

Artist with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

My little artist!  Hoping one day she gets into the whole scrapbook thing!
I used 2 files for Studio, the first is artist and the 2nd is water color paint set.  I then used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a .1 mm Copic Multi Liner.  These pens are made to go work with Copic markers, so no smearing.  And can I just tell you how amazed I was at just how smooth they draw with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Cameo??  AWESOME!!


I then colored in just a small portion of the things I drew with Copic markers.  For the silver I used a silver Sharpie marker.


I needed some thicker lined journaling circles, so I made some in studio.  You can download the share for these here... journaling circles thick  I again used the Copic Multi Liner in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder to draw the lines on these.


I wanted the small splashes of color from the Copics to be the only color on this page, so I used some Basic Grey papers in shades of brown on this page. 




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