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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Disney/Pixar Blog hop!

I'm so excited to be a part of another Disney/Pixar blog hop!  This is a great bunch of ladies that always come up with amazing ideas to share with everyone!  If you have come from Lori's blog Scrappin My Stress Away, you are in the right place!  If you just stopped by my blog today and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Shawn's blog Crafty Chics.

I have a lot to cover here for this blog hop, so stay with me!!! hehe! 

Being we are getting close to the holidays (eeeek!) I wanted to work on a Christmas page for my youngest, who had a very Toy Story Christmas!  He just loved the movie Toy Story, and really liked Buzz Lightyear, so we loaded him up with all the Toy Story goodies he asked for!
Some of you may already know that I'm the Amy Chomas from Chomas Creations and we make MINI gel pen & Sharpie holders.  Well that is about to change, well just the mini part!  We now have adjustable pen & marker holders that hold a bunch of different pens and markers, how exciting is that?  And no limit to height when you use the Silhouette, Cameo or Expression 2!
I know a lot of people want to use markers on their pages, but the Sharpie markers would bleed into cardstock, well bring on the Sharpie paint markers!  No bleeding into cardstock!  I found this Toy Story coloring page online and used Make-the-Cut to trace it, then used the thin paths feature to get rid of the double lines.  Then I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the Sharpie paint marker to draw the image onto my background paper.
Here is what the Sharpie paint markers look like in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder inside of the Cameo, of course I used black.  I found them so far at Michael's, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby.

Turned out pretty cool, eh?  I also used Make-the-Cut to trace the toy story title to add to my page.  I added some small letter stickers to finish the title.

I added a few Christmas touches and my pictures to finish the page! 

You can see a video in action with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Silhouette/Cameo here.
And you can see a video with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Cricut Expression 2 here.
And if you want the chance to win your choice of a Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder or adjustable pen holder for your choice of the Cricut or Silhouette, make sure to leave a comment on this post and let me know what you have laying around the house that you would like to try in the new holder!  And you don't have to be a follower of my blog, but why not??
I will choose a winner using random.org on Monday November 21st.  Make sure to only leave one comment and leave a way for me to contact you!  You will have 1 week to contact me back or I will choose another winner!


We have a GRAND PRIZE for this Blog Hop donated by ContainYa Crafts! You can have YOUR CHOICE of a Scrap'n Tote or a Scrap'n Easel! Each blog in this two day hop has a special letter, and when all of the letters are put together they spell out a secret phrase.

 My letter is . . . . t

Your next stop on the hop is with Kathy's blog at Kathys Cozies.  Hop on by!  Don't forget to start wtih Shawn at Crafty Chics Blog for tomorrows to continue the Disney/Pixar blog hop and more fun!
In case you get lost along the way of this blog hop, here is a list of all the blogs for day 1!

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


Ellen Jarvis said...

Wow, Amy ... I didn't know about the new adjustable pen holder for the E2. The Sharpie paint pen did an incredible job on that image. I will definitely check it out!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net


WOW this is amazing that it did all the detail! Love the layout!! Well i have mini gel pens already so i would like to give those a try in the new holder, thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Karen S. said...

Great layout! I only have the E and baby bug, so I don't think the adjustable pen holder would work for me. That's ok - I would LOVE to win the mini gel pen holder! I've been wanting one FOREVER! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Ruth G said...

Thanks so much, Amy! It was through your blog that I found the hop and have had a great time! I love Disney and there are so many wonderful ideas for ways to celebrate that being shown along the hop!
I love how you're always adding new ways to make the Cricut more fun to use! I guess I'd like to see if a holder that could take the galaxy markers (you probably have something for that out there - like the new one you have for any marker, but if I could use a holder for that, it'd be really cool...)

Shawn Mosch said...

I like the idea of the outlined coloring book image because then you can give them to the kids and let them color them in . . . and that makes them feel like they are a part of the project! Plus, as they grow up you can look back at "This is how you colored when you were younger"

Shawn ~
Crafty Chics Blog
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
Webmasters Earn Money Here!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Disney creation. I'm a follower. Would like to see if a calligraphy pen or calligraphy marker would work in the holder. Like all things Disney. I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World thru high school & college. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Liz said...

Never used pens in my Cricut, would love to win though so I could try them out!!


Glora said...

Great layout!!!! This is terrific! Hugs- Glora


tandkparker said...

Love how using the pens turned out! Wonderful layout!

TFS - Kim a follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

TinaGAle said...

Love how you incorporated the drawing into your layout. I've never used the pens so I'd love to try them.

angie ashuk said...

Just got my E2 and didn't realize you could use pens or markers in them, so I'd like anything that I could try out:) Loved the layout.

Sharyn Knox said...

beatiful layout. Would this work with the personal cricut (the little one)? If so I would love to try using some gel pens in it. Give my cards and layouts a different look. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower.

sharynknox @ gmail.com

Sukie said...

Love the outlined look of the characters, it is so simplistic but amazing at the same time. I have never given gel pens a try in my Cricut, so glad that there is an adjustable pen holder for the E2.

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Madison said...

Amy, i love how well the drawing turned out. It has so many fine details and it look so good!! Nicely done:) I have all the pens to do this but haven't done it in awhile. I think you have inspired me to make some coloring books for the kids I babysit for as Christmas gifts:) TFS!
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

scrappin2babygirls said...

love the layout! i have all sorts of different pens and different sizes all over that id love to use.. thanks for the chance to win! im a follower

Unknown said...

I love your layout! That coloring page adds the perfect touch! Love your new adjustable pen holder.

Glad to be in this hop with you once again!

Melissa said...

That looks so cool Amy! It looks like one of the Disney animators drew it while you were at the Studios! Fabulous!!! You always amaze and inspire me!

Thanks for joining us again!!


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great LO. Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Tami B. said...

Great LO. (I love your little guy's face in the picture in the lower right hand corner.) It's wonderful that you just keep coming up with more ways to use your holders.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your LO! You are so creative. Glad to know that you have adjustable marker and pen holders now.

lindaplus3 said...

wow that is great... those pen holders are awesome... what i love to have one and use a variety og my markers with it .... Happy Thanksgiving
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Claire Spielman said...

What a great Disney project! I already have your adapter & LOVE it. YOU were very special to me several months ago when I first started & were kind enough to explain everything in detail about your product vs. the Cricut markers/holders. I still appreciate that!
Thanks for sharing & caring!!!
Creative Wishes,

Anonymous said...

I recently ordered the engraving and embossing tips and just sold my Sil SD so I can't wait till my CAMEO arrives to use them. I would love to try out the pen holder with colored pencils. I don't think I have ever seen a demo with those. I have some really nice twist up Crayola brand pencils that I think may work out really nice with the adjustable pen holder!

Edwina said...

I'm impressed! Will the new holder fit in the orginal Expression? I sure hope so! I love your layout! It is so adorable! It would be great for my 4 year old nephew. I like the drawing of the figures on the page a lot. Thanks for sharing. I would be delighted with either one of the holders.Do you have a video out yet of the new holder? Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that page. Wish I could use the adjustable holder - I have the E though and don't want to pop out the keyboard.
Would love to use paint pens in the cricut though.

Ladybug said...

Wow! That is simply amazing. Looks like a hand-drawn picture. Thanks so much for a chance to win your latest invention. :-)

Cathie Rigby said...

This is so amazing! I love this detail-great project-I love your blog site-Thanks for the inspiration. Cathie

Mona said...

Thank you for sharing! I will definetly like to try the Sharpie paint marker.

Mona L. Armstrong

Corinne said...

Great project..wonderful job...I would love to see a calligraphy pen in one!


Stacey said...

LOVE that LO!!! I just bought the cricut mini...can we use your products with it? I am still hoping to pick up an E2 (please Santa..I've been really good!)

Stacey (follower)
shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun lay-out! Great details! I would love to try by gel sparkly roller pen!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love your layout!! So awesome!! I would probably like to try one of those paint pens! That's really cool! Thanks for the chance to win! ( I have an E2 so that's what I would use it in.)

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

Love the layout and the pens are great.

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...
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ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

well I just have to say that I just got an E2 for my birthday today and had no Idea that there was an adjustable pen holder for it..I am still learning it!! Love your Project and someday I will make it to Disneyland!! I love everything Disney!

Stop by my blog and see what I have made!!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

SweetSassyDiva said...

oh i love your new adjustable holder! wow! I can think of a lot of things to use such as my many markers and white gel pens to start with. Thanks for sharing and all the incredible tools you make for the cricut!


I hope you pick me so, that I can play with more creative tools. :)

pruttybird said...

Great layout and love the idea of being able to color in the image :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

9kids said...

So cute! I have a friend who has a son with downs syndrome who is CRAZY about Buzz! Puts a smile on my face.

I would love to win...I have some mini gel pens I picked up at Office Depot awhile back that are just crying to be used.

Lara said...

Wow, this is so perfect. I can never make it look so nice when I use my markers. I may have to invest in this! lclass003atgmail dotcom

lulyg said...


I would love to try some of the marvy fine point pens in the pen holder for my cricut. I also have MTC which I need to play with more!

lulyg14 at gmail

Jill Angel said...

That is really amazing! I wish I had the patience to figure out how to do that.

JuPooh65 said...

Such a nice layout!! I would LOVE to try a crayon in the holder. Why not?? I have a TON all over the house! :D
Thanks for sharing with us.


Judy said...

Your picture turned out awesome with your pens!! I don't have the E2, but I do have your mini pen set!! Absolutely great product!!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy, wow your glitter ornaments look fab, see you worked it out....I would love to use my mini gel pens and sharpies in my machine......thanks for showing us how great they work.....
C2whitt@yahoo.com MTC forum

Unknown said...

Fabulous job, would love to try them on my grandaughters album. Thanks
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Pat N. said...

Very cool what you did with the marker! Great job; thanks for sharing--Pat N.

Denise Speigle said...

Great Layout! I have been pondering getting some sort of a pen holder for my cricut! This would be great to win to use some mini gel pens & mini sharpie pens I have laying around here! Thanks for the chance to win! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

krafting kelly said...

I'd like to try my white Signo gel pen, my Galaxy glitter pen, and my favorite black journaling pen in your adjustable holder. So great for scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, etc. You know how to reach me. ;-)

Shawna said...

NICE layout. I would love to try the pen holder (adjustable?) for the Silhouette Cameo.

Happyscrapin said...

Fabulous layout! I would love to try your adjustable pen holder for my gel pens or sharpies.

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

marilyn said...

I would love to try this on my Silhouette with gel pens and Sharpie markers. Thanks for the chance to win!

Myoriah said...

Hi Amy That is a beautiful layout like usual. I like all you do with pens and markers. I would love to win so I can try out my galaxy gel pens. Also I have a few of those Sharpie paint markers like you used and would love to use those.

Becky Moore said...

How cute! I think I'd like to try the Sharpie markers. They seem to leave such a clean crisp line.

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Jen R said...

Great job!!

kissmyjen at gmail.com

Photomama said...

A holder would be nice - love how pixar movies are made

Jennifer said...


That came out GREAT!!! :) I have never tried using pens with my Cricut. I would love to try gel pens!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win (I am already a follower),

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Angie S said...

Love the layout! He looked very happy. Love the idea of new holders also. I have the micro sharpies that i haven't tried yet. tfs & chance to win. - angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Robin said...

I'm not sure - I'd love them both. If I HAVE to pick one ;) I think first I would like the adjustable pen holder so I could try out the glitter markers that I have. :)

Anna said...

Love this. And would love to win. I've always wanted to try your holders and would love to win. I would use gel pens or sharpie markers.
thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jessica Buffa said...

Wow, Amy, your creativity never ends. Fantastic job on your LO. I love how the outlined Woody and Buzz looks like the beginning of the movie (my kids are Toy Story fanatics, too...LOL)
I would love to see how my Dual Tip WhisperStroke markers work with the hold, but I only have an Expression and they are too long.
Already a follower and very Happy to be able to hop along on Day 1 of the 4th Hop.
Jessica S
Jessica's Craft Shaque

Cathy said...

Greatmproject, I just love Woody. All I have are some mini gel pens that I could try with the adjustable holder, TFS

JaniceA said...

What a great idea for the paper background. I love using markers in my Cricut. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Amy your layout is wonderful! your woody and buzz turned out terrific! I would like to use my stardust gel pens in them - or maybe you already offer that! TFS

Lisa G

Lady Fair said...

Cute layout! Great idea for the new adjustable marker holder. I didn't know Sharpie made paint pens, I'll have to check those out. I have a lot of colored ultra fine Sharpies and loads of glitter pens I'd like to see used in the adjustable pen holder. TFS and the chance to win.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the way this came out, just fabulous!!! I don't own any of your pen holders, but I would LOVE to use my sparkly glitter pens in it, that would be so neat!!! I love glitter and bling. I have seen your pens and holders before and always thought they looked really neat!!! TFS! :-)

-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

Debby Pannell said...

Thanks for coming up with something that can use almost any marker. I would love to try issuing Creative Memories or Gelly Roll pens in it. Love your Toy Story lay out. It turned out great. TFS
TTFN from a new follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Peggie said...

keep for getting about using markers. Maybe will try on some Christmas cards.

CathyinMN said...

What a great idea -- an adjustable pen/marker holder! Your LO is very cute! The drawing turned out perfect. TFS!

sdelong1228 said...

cute layout! I have your gel pen & mini sharpie holders and I love them. I want the adjustable holders next!

Starr R. said...

Gosh I have a Silhoute and a Expression 2 wonder which one I would use the holder the most in?!?!? I think I shall share the website with the husband as a hint for Christmas :O)

liannallama said...

That looks really awesome! I would love to try it with the copics and SU markers I have here at home!