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We are now taking credit card payments, or you can still use paypal! Any questions, you can send them to amyc222@yahoo.com

Want to learn how to use your new holders? Look to the right of my blog to see everything in categories!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Just taking a moment to wish everyone of you a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday and hoping you are having a fantastic day, today and tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here is a fun one for journaling all those Christmas pages! I used the gel pen holders to make the lines for the journaling boxes, then cut out the shapes! You can add any shapes you would like to the cut file! I did this one for Custom crops and you can find it here Journaling tags along with the cut files and directions!
Here is a sneak peek!
Just a heads up! Sale prices are still on! I will ship any orders I get from now on, on Monday December 28th as I will be out of town for the holidays! Have a Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for all your support this year! Amy

Friday, December 18, 2009

Special for the holidays! The prices of the holders are going down til Monday noon, eastern time! All orders will ship Monday so you should have them in time for Christmas (no guarantees, I was told shipping is 2-4 days in the US). Last chance to get them by Christmas!
All prices are as follows and include shipping...
1 holder $23
2 holders $44
3 holders $65

And the legal stuff... This does not apply to previous orders. Again I can't guarantee Christmas delivery, but it is looking mighty good for getting them by then.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Don't everyone panic! My blog has looked the same for almost 4 years now, and for almost 2 years now I have been "thinking" about making it cuter, lol! So here is a start, now I have to figure out a few more things! Like a banner, and how to get rid of the dots that don't match and...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Just a fun card using the mini gel pen holder, Cricut Design Studio, and Wild Card!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Here is a fun one I did with one of my favorite pictures all time of Ella, look at those lips and cheeks! I used the mini gel pen holder on this one and it was designed for Custom Crops!

You can get the cut file and directions right here... Baby's first Christmas

Monday, November 16, 2009

Which pens & Sharpies work wih the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder & mini Sharpie holder

Here is a list and some links of the kind of gel pens and Sharpie markers that work with these holders.
The Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder can use the 20 different colors of Chomas Creations mini gel pens, or the 12 pack of Staples brand mini gel pens for a total of 32 different colors!
The Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder is available for the Cricut or the Silhouette.

We have added the Chomas Creations mini gel pens in 2 different 10 packs! 
The glitter 10 pack of mini gel pens...

And we also have a 10 pack of assorted mini gel pens that includes 2 pastels and 8 metallic...

Staples has a 12 pack of these for $5 in store, they are the Staples brand. Here is a link where you can get them online (for some reason they are $.50 cheaper in the store). Mini gel pens from Staples

The Chomas Creations mini Sharpie holder is available for the Cricut and the Silhouette.
For the mini Sharpie holder, these are what you use...

If you go to their site, you can see all the colors they come in! Mini Sharpie marker colors

And now for the last one, the micro Sharpies! The micro Sharpie holder is only available for the Cricut.
This is what they look like, notice the point is VERY fine, works great with very detailed images...

You can see all the colors they come in here... Micro sharpie colors

Thursday, November 05, 2009

So I never thought I would buy the Paper Dolls cartridge, I always worried about how to get the faces to look right. Well then I thought, hey I can draw the faces on with my gel pen holders, I was all over that cartridge then and ordered it! I had so much fun doing these paper dolls for Custom Crops! I let Jack and Ella pick the clothes they wanted, now I want to add to their magnetic paper doll set!
By following the links you can get the cut files and directions for these projects!

Magnetic paper dolls

And being that turkey season is upon us, I thought it was finally time to get those cute pics of my lil turkey done! Ella made this cute hat in preschool, and wore it for us all turkey day! Gotta love that kid! Another one for Custom Crops.

my lil turkey

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So I was asked by my good scrappin friend Jessie if you could "write" on pictures and to give it a try for her. Well the mini Sharpies are permanent, so this is what I did! I did use multi-cut, to get it to draw twice. I think it worked out fantastically and I'm going to have to try again, so many ideas, so little time!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What you say? You want to see more layouts??? Ok, lol! I'm on a roll! I am just having a blast trying to figure out new uses for the gel pen holders! I am OUT OF CONTROL LOL! So here are a few more I did for Custom Crops, if you follow the links you can get the directions and cut files for these pages!

BBQ Layout

Hugs & Kisses layout

Too cute to spook layout

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here is another card I did for Custom Crops!

You can see more details and get the cut files here... Halloween card

And your favorite crazy man Jack, performing his own stunts, another one I designed for Custom Crops...

You can get more details and the cut files here... Dare Devil

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of a few more pages I've gotten done that are up on the Custom crops site! You can get more info and directions on how I made them, and even cut files if you follow the links!!!

Happy Birthday card

Laughter layout

Thursday, October 01, 2009

So I've shared the news with lots of my friends and family, but I guess in case anyone missed it I should share it here as well! I was chosen to be on Custom Crops design team! WOHOOO! If there is one thing I love, it is designing scrapbook pages and such (ok, ok, love my kids and family to, blah blah blah). So here are some pages I have done for them already, and you can click on the links and see some directions on how I made them! Pretty cool!
Of course they are using the mini gel pen and mini Sharpie holders, so if you are looking for more ideas on how to use them, follow the links!!!

Rock Layout

Back to school layout

Monday, September 21, 2009

My sweet lil niece! I love her smiles! And how she runs up and gets all excited when she sees me hehe!
I used the mini Sharpie holder to outline Addi's nickname and to do the heart outlines, then used some Stickles over the top to make them really pop!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

1st day of school!!!
Well 2 down, 1 to go! I drove Ella to school as we still don't know if the bus will come and get her, I really wish people would call me back when they say they will! Here is my big girl on her first day of Young 5's...

And got Cam up and at them early this morn for his first day of 6th grade!!! I can't believe my lil boy is in middle school already! WOW! He gets to walk to school as it is just around the block, and though he says he wasn't excited for school to start, he kept asking when he could leave!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I got a couple of more layouts done, enjoying once again using the gel pen holder! The possibilities are endless with this little piece of equipment!
First is a layout of my 2 sweet monsters together, proof they do generally get along! It is those moments I live for!
I used SCAL with the gel pen to do the title, offsetting the letters for a funky title. The owl is my first attempt with piecing on SCAL! Wow am I ever loving that program!

Here is another layout again using the gel pen holder, outlining the title. I also made the journaling block in SCAL, the writing is done with the gel pen holder and the Cricut!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Another freezer paper T! This time for lil Jack! And what did he have to say about it? That it was scary (shudder!)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Boy I feel like I'm getting all crazy and crafty around here lately! Too much enabling goes on on the Cricut board, where I learned about freezer paper and how to use it as a stencil! And holy moly, this was a cheap task! A 75 square foot roll of freezer paper was only $4! Add a few clearance T's and voila! Ella's was first, her 5th birthday is coming up, she made the design for me! I followed it as best I could!

I also got all crazy and got some durabond (first time I've ever heard of it lol), which irons onto material, and then you can iron the material onto your T! Amazing! The most amazing part? You can use it on the Cricut! So here is Ella's shirt to wear to her birthday party tomorrow! She can't wait! I added some dark pink polka dots to the hearts to make them pop more after I took these pics.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gel pen and Sharpie holder update!!! Anyone that has ordered by 9 pm eastern time on 8-25, your holders are in envelopes, in my car and heading to the post office tomorrow!!! So most of you will have them by the end of this week!!! Woohooo!!! Now I'm sitting with my feet up and drinking a pina colada to celebrate, that was a lot of work!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm figuring out so many fun things to do with the mini gel pen holders!!!! I got these awesome dingbats from Kut n Print (Kay) here... http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/new-free-dingbat-font-for-die-cutters/ Thanks so much Kay I love those things!!!
There are just so many possibilities with the gel pen holder and SCAL! I'm so loving figuring out fun new things, I maybe addicted lol!!!
And of course that little Jack's smile lights up my day!
I made the clouds in Sure Cuts A Lot and I'm so proud of myself!!! Oh the things I learn!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ok, had fun with this one! I made rectangles for the background with SCAL, and drew them with the mini Sharpie holder! Then designed the title and used the mini gel pen holder for that! I got this from a sketch at 52 sketches http://52sketches52weeks.ning.com/ , I can't resist a good sketch!
I'm starting to think the possibilities are endless with these holders!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I really put the gel pen holder to the test today! There is an amazing amount of details in these baseballs, and slow and steady it got er done!
I got this svg file from Todd over on craftedge and I couldn't wait to play with it! It took a long time, but it was worth the wait! This is Cam quite a few years ago in some pics I never got to because there was never baseball stuff I liked out there! Now I just make my own hehe!

The mini Sharpies and the mini Sharpie holder work beautifully on vinyl! Super simple project for my boys' door, it is a danger zone! The Keep Out is a fun font that is supposed to be wiggly and it did that wonderfully! And of course the smooth lines on the skull and crossbones came out fantastic as well!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The difference between the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder & mini Sharpie holder

Here is an example of the difference of using either the gel pen holder or the mini Sharpie holder.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Well most that know me and that follow this blog know that I'm a scrapper! I'm not just a scrapper but one of those sick ones that makes sure their kids clothes coordinate for special occasions because those pages will be easier to scrap!
So when I asked the hubby to make me a gel pen holder for the Cricut, he knew how happy it would make me and got right to work! When some of my message board friends saw what hubby made me, they asked if they could get one. And what I thought would just be a few has grown! And I had requests for some holders for the mini Sharpies, and of course the hubby obliged!

If you are interested in either, you can email me at amyc222@yahoo.com for more information, or paypal me at amyc222@yahoo.com . Make sure you write in the comments which one you are ordering, or if it is for both.
Here is the gel pen holder...

And here is an example of the mini Sharpie holder...

Here are a few layouts I've done with the gel pen holder & Sure Cuts A Lot...

And some cards using Cricut Design studio and the gel pen holder...