The quote bank-Family Members

Monday, March 30, 2009

Most crafters would agree that having the perfect phrase or quote really makes everything ten times better. But do you ever feel like you're having a quote drought? Well, here's some fresh and fun ideas to keep your crafts creative and modern.

A collection of quotes

A moment in my tummy, a lifetime in my heart
A baby is a blank check made payable to the human race  —Barbara Christine Seifert
All wealth is biological  —Lois McMaster Bujold
I knew you before you were born
Party in my crib: 2AM
No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap
A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above...  —Helen Steiner Rice

Boy: (n) a loud noise with dirt on it
Boys live adventures men only dream of
Nothing great was ever achieved by being a wimp
Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch  —Henry Miller
Little girls have a magic all their own
Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse  —Robert A. Heinlein
Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!
Never underestimate a child's ability to get into more trouble  —Martin Hull

Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other. —James Patterson
May your paths always lead back to each other
Of all the things I have to play, I'd choose my brother any day
A friend is a brother who once was a bother
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero —Marc Brown
It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. —Dylan Thomas
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost --Marion C. Garretty
What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it? —Jenny DeVries
If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater. —Pam Brown

Cousins are different beautiful flowers in the same garden
A cousin is a ready-made friend for life
God made us cousins, because he know our moms could handle us as sisters/brothers
Cousins are many. Best friends are few. What a rare delight to find both in you.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven —John Bowring
Remember, as far as anyone knows, we're a nice, normal family —Homer Simpson
So this isn't Home Sweet Home....adjust!
The family is like fudge. Mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces —George Santayana
A house is not a home until you can write, "I love you" in the dust on the furniture
And each heart is whispering, "Home, home at last!"
We need to think of the home as the cradle into which the future is born

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart
Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers
Elephants and grandchildren never forget —Andy Rooney
Grandmothers never run of hugs—or cookies
Oldies but goodies!
I'm not aging. I just need repotting
Putting the "tired" in retired.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly —Gene Perret
Grandchildren are loving reminders of what we're really here for 

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. —Clarence Budington Kelland
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other. —Joseph Joubert
One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters —George Herbert
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! —Lydia M. Child
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. —Enid Bagnold
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. —Ruth E. Renkel
A fathers carries pictures where his money used to be.
The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road —Angelo Patri.
Anyone can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
The greatest gift I ever had / Came from God; I call him Dad!
I love my father as the stars—he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart —Adabella Radici
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes —Gloria Naylor
There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie —Tenneva Jordan
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love —Mildred B. Vermont
A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. —Peter De Vries
The phrase "working mother" is redundant —Jane Sellman
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. —Rajneesh
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. —Abraham Lincoln
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness —Honore de Balzac
He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers. —Harry Emerson Fosdick
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy —Spanish Proverb
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along —Margaret Culkin Banning
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? —Milton Berle
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible —Marion C. Garretty
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled —Emily Dickinson
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease —Lisa Alther
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother —Beverly Jones
A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don't even have —Robert Brault
There's nothing like a mama-hug —Adabella Radici
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved —Erich Fromm
Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries —T. DeWitt Talmage
It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it —From Golden Girls 
My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors —Carrie Latet
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother —Moorish Proverb
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother —Abraham Lincoln
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers —Jewish Proverb
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother —Oprah Winfrey
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest —Irish Proverb

Perfect parents are only in old TV reruns  —Dee Ann Stewart
Adoption means you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit. --Bill Cosby
Parents hold their children's hands for a while... their hearts forever.
We do not remember days, we remember moments. --Cesare Pavese
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." --Angela Schwindt

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong
Mothers of small boys work from SON up to SON down
1 mother + 1 daughter = 2 best friends
Daddy, a daughter's first love

Life may not be a bowl of cherries, but you can make it a small bowl of cheerios
Our pictures may fade, but our memories won't

The handmade engagement

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Handmade Contest!

The options are endless for what you can create in this tournament. Bags, gift boxes, picture frames, wall art, and much much more. No end is in sight.

Pieces will be judged by the editors of Handmade Magazine and the winner guessed publicized on their Web site home page, and possibly publicized in an edition of Handmade Magazine.

Please submit by April 15, 2009
Send to:
123 E. 200 S., Suite C
Lindon, UT 84042

We are looking forward to all of your submissions! May creativity run wild. 
Happy crafting!

How cool can your card be?

(This picture is from Karen Foster's Idea Gallery. To see more fun ideas, see her link posted in the right column.)

The Card Challenge! 

You are able to pick the theme, content, size, etc. The entries will be judged by the editors of Cards Magazine and the winner will be publicized on their Web site, with possible publication in their magazine!

Please submit entries by April 15, 2009
Send to:
123 E. 200 S., Suite C
Lindon, UT 84042

Let the games begin!

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A sparkling craft room: No glitter necessary

Has "clean up craft room" been one of your New Year resolutions since 1994? Well, it's understandable, because if there is one thing that's easy to do when crafting, it's making a mess. Oh My Crafts, Inc. is proud to present some sure-fire ways to revamp your crafting room or corner. With these tips, you'll no longer have to spend half a day searching for products for a craft that would have only taken half an hour.

• To begin the process, we boldly profess that you must get rid of unneeded items. Now, we know that this suggestion might be shocking and repulsive for some, but if you haven't used it since 1994, you probably never will.

• Once you've succeeded in throwing at least one item out, make sure everything else has a home. Clutter is kicked away quickly when you provide an enclosed space for all loose items. Oh My Crafts has an array of enclosed storage solutions at absolute affordable prices.

• Next, once you've established a home for everything—and this is important—make sure that at the end of a crafting excursion all items find their way back home. Although it may take a bit of time, it saves loads of time for the next go-around with crafting.

• Little things need little spaces. Don't throw small dies, buttons, brads, small ribbons, etc. into large boxes because another decade could go by before you see them again. The ScrapOnizer really specializes in storing the little guys, along with small crafting tools.

• You'll breath better if your area has some breathing room. To accomplish this, try to get as much as possible off of the floor. Shelves are a great way to solve this problem. But be aware that even if you have shelves, the disorder problem isn't instantly solved. To keep your shelves looking nice and tidy, we recommend storage boxes offered by Karen Foster.

• Label label label! Hey, labeling your storage could even make for a fun crafting side project.

• Another way to keep track of paper, die cuts, cards, etc. is with binders. Binders allow the room to maintain its cleanliness and offer quick access to whatever you need. Check out our Cuttlebug and Slice storage by clicking here.

• For on-the-go crafting, it's important to keep track of all your items. This is easily accomplished with roller bags and totes. They'll keep you conveniently organized, AND Oh My Crafts offers some of the most stylish bags and totes on the market! Crafting meets chic with these bring-alongs.

So this should get you started. You're well on your way to having your room shipshape within the next five years—just kidding. For more ideas and articles on organizing your work space, visit here.

Have any other ideas? Post your organizational tips and we'll let everyone know!

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Get your scraps ready for this scrap

Thursday, March 26, 2009

(This picture is from Teresa Collins project gallery. To see more fun ideas, see her link posted in the right column.)

The Scrapbook Page Layout Contest!

You have free reign on this contest: pick the theme, colors, pictures, embellishments, etc. (We can already hear the wheels in your heads turning.) 

Entries will be judged by the editors of Scrapbook Trends Magazine and the winner will get publicized on their Web site, with possible publication in Scrapbook Trends Magazine!

Have you submission sent in by April 15th, 2009
Send to:
123 E. 200 S., Suite C
Lindon, UT 84042

P.S. Want to learn about our crafting cruises? Click here for information on the best cruise of your life!

Jukebox and Design Studio: BFF

The Cricut Design Studio and Cricut Jukebox go perfectly hand in hand. You know, the whole "two peas in a pod" type of a thing. Many people don't realize how much easier it is to use a Jukebox when the Design Studio tag-teams along with it.

Here's the deal-io: Sure, the Jukebox gives you access to six different cartridges, which is super cool. But the Cricut, even in all it's glory, only has a designated spot for one overlay, which must be switched out continually as you alternate through each of the cartridges connected to the Jukebox.

However, the Design Studio quickly comes to the rescue because it has every cartridge image ever created stored in its software (plus, you can add your own images). With a quick finger-flitter of the keyboard, you can swap back and forth between the Jukebox's cartridges to your hearts' delight. So the software cuts out the tedious task of switching the overlay. And wal-lah, your life gets easier.

And while we're on the Cricut buzz, you're probably going to want to know about all of our amazing end-of-March specials we've got going for some of our way hot cartridges. You'd better believe you won't want to miss out on these! Here's a little gander at what can become yours:

Now get out there with your newfound knowledge and save the world, one craft at a time.


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