A real love story has no ending

Monday, June 29, 2009

With June nearly over, perhaps we'll start seeing a little wedding hiatus—until August, that is. So clearly the next thing all we wedding planners and wedding goers need to do is get scrappin'!  If you follow our Facebook fan page (which, you should, because we've been introducing some killer contests that can get you some super free stuff), then you already know who won our wedding scrapbook page contest, and that she received the Solutions: Wedding Cricut cartridge. Today it's our pleasure to feature the winner and runner up right here on our blog, and present a couple other great ideas from some of our fav brands!

Winner of the Facebook Wedding Scrapbook Page—Susan

And Sherry was the runner up! Great job ladies!

Here's two cute Bazzill looks:

And Slice knows how to do weddings! Here's three goodies that 
you're sure to love.

This amazing cake page uses the Basic Shapes 2 Design Card:

And this page stunning page uses the Basic Shapes 1 (which is included when you purchase your Slice Machine Starter Kit) and Basic Shapes 2 design cards. And want more? Try the Weddings Design card too!

Monday, June 22, 2009

With a little over a week left in June, summertime festivities are really just starting to begin. Excitement is almost tangible in the air. Around these parts, children are chomping at the bit for the thunder, lightning and rain to clear up so they can cannonball into the nearest pool. And most importantly: The firework stands are popping up all over town.

Who's excited for the 4th of July? The holiday itself wreaks of fun, family togetherness, food and freedom! However you decide to celebrate, do it in style! Check out this stylish selection of home decor.

Sometimes it's the simplest look that pulls off the biggest bang. This Sizzix star wreath is simple in its sophistication:

With a touch of the Cricut's Alphalicious cartridge, you too can be a proud American:

This dashing Provo Craft USA can be created with your favorite Cricut font and a good, hearty Cricut star. Personally, the star on Doodlecharms is a charming one indeed! Everyone is entitled to their favs, right:

And here's a fun one to get you in the mood for our country's b-day. This Scenic Route idea can be created with your favorite red, white and blue paper (have you seen Oh My Craft's and Bazzill's monochromatic paper packs???), a good ol' star (we've already shown you a great Cricut and Sizzix star), some wire, and the Alphalicious cartridge (or another—it's really up to your preference!) :

What are some of YOUR project ideas? E-mail them to projects at ohmycrafts dot com. Tell us what Oh My Crafts products you used, and we might just post it for the world to see!

Happy crafting!

This just in...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

We've got some darling projects to show you with the four new Cricut cartridges that are now available for pre-order. Be the first to get on board! By purchasing any of these new products you're eligible to enter into the Cricut Ticket contest. It's a goodie, trust us. Here's what you could win. Be sure to read the rules, too.

Here's a great look with Stand and Salute:

And a whimsical look done by Jubilee:

This sweet birthday card comes compliments of Simply Sweet:

Finally, add the right touch to your page with Solutions: Home Decor:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Join us this weekend on the Oh My Crafts Facebook fan page to have a live chat with Provo Craft and Vinyl Outlet pros! Ask those burning questions that you've been DYING to know concerning the Cricut, Cuttlebug, vinyl, and basic crafting! See you there!!

Provo Craft chat: Friday, June 19 2009, 3:oo—6:00 pm EST
Vinyl Outlet chat: Saturday, June 20 2009, 4:00—6:00 pm EST

We don't have any procrastinators, do we?

Well, just in case, don't forget this Sunday is dear ol' Dad's Day. 
Not sure what to do? Bazzill Paper can help.

Join us for our 10K!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

But don't worry—this 10K is ten times better than those running kinds. We're talking about our goal of reaching 10,000 fans on our Facebook page! And once we do, it'll be an all-out party. And we'll offer the sales to prove it. So—go tell your friends.

There's about a million benefits to being a fan of the Oh My Crafts site anyway. For one, you'll get real-time updates to our sales and new products that we're carrying. You can also post any questions or concerns you have. You can also express your utmost LOVE for crafting, scrapbooking and the like. You can browse through pictures of crafts and activities that the Oh My Crafts crew has been up to. You can receive tips from others and offer your own amazing tips to fellow crafters! You can discuss what types of tools you prefer to use. You can form friendships and acquaintances that you never had before!

Joining is a sinch too. If you're not already on Facebook, sign up pronto! Then click here to become an Oh My Crafts fan member. We welcome you to our posse. And we welcome you to the sales that will change your life.

10K here we come!

P.S. If you plan on joining us for our New England/Canada cruise this fall, we also have a Facebook page for that too. It's a great way to meet the teachers and fellow cruisers, AND we usually always have contests too!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Since we're in the midst of our Summer Kick-off Sale, we'd like to offer some fabulous quotes revolving around some activities you may or may not be participating during the next couple of months. Hopefully we hit all of 'em. So with no further ado, we give you....

Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more? —Bev Adams
Gardening requires lots of water—most in the form of perspiration —Lou Erickson
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses —Hanna Rion
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done
Don't wear perfume in the garden, unless you want to be pollinated by bees —Anne Raver
Gardens are a form of autobiography —Sydney Eddison
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden —Orson Scott Card
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed —Walt Whitman
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides —W.E. Johns
The best fertilizer is the gardener's shower
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken —James Dent
I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn —C.E. Cowman
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise —James Russell Lowell
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves —Mohandas K. Gandhi
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered —Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule —Micheal Pollan

A bad of fishing is better than a good day of work
May the holes in your net be no larger then the fish in it —Irish blessing
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad —A.K. Best
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after —Henry David Thoreau
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles — Doug Larsen
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it's disgusting —Dave Barry
I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there —Robert Altman
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot —Steven Wright
Fishing is a...discipline in the equality of men — for all men are equal before fish —Herbert Hoover
Even if you've been fishing for three hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm.
Good things come to those who bait.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn —Chuck Clark

Camping: nature's way of promoting the motel industry —Dave Barry
The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition —Dave Barry
Camping: the art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent —Dave Barry
How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp —Raymond Duncan
Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping? —Jessica Simpson
I thought YOU packed the toilet paper.

I've just concentrated on rodeo and put the horse business on the back burner —Trevor Brazile
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction
Don't squat with your spurs on
Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play —Friedrich Nietzsche
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions —Mark Twain
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do —Mark Twain
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards —Oscar Wilde
It is better to play than do nothing —Confucious
Life must be lived as play —Plato
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all —Theodore Roosevelt
You can do anything with children if only you play with them —German Proverb
It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing —Marcia Wieder
Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being —Orison Swett Marden
The creative mind plays with the object it loves —Carl Gustav Jung
When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given —Barbara Sher
Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems —Bill Watterson

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun? —Matthew Arnold
Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach —Michelle Held
In every grain of sand there is a story of the earth —Rachel Carson
A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card —Farmer's Almanac
The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea —Isak Dinesen
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each —T.S. Eliot
My life is like a stroll on the beach...as near to the edge as I can go —Henry David Thoreau
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever —Jacques Cousteau

It just wouldn't be a picnic without the ants
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain? —Tom Barrett
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics —Bill Vaughn
Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods —Georg Brandes
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics? —Marie Dressler
Never eat more than you can lift —Miss Piggy
The picnic's not over until someone starts eating the blanket —Hayden R

Zoo: an excellent place to study the habits of human beings —Evan Esar
I've actually gone to the zoo and had the monkeys shout to me from their cages, 'I'm in here when you're walking around like that?' —Robin Williams
I think the monkeys at the zoo should have to wear sunglasses so they can't hypnotize you —Jack Handy
My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo —Billy Connolly
Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo —Paul Simon
Life is a zoo in a jungle —Peter De Vries
And now here in this cage is a beast most ferocious / Who's known far and wide as the spotted atrocious / Who growls, howls and yowls the most bloodcurdling sounds / And each tooth in his mouth / Weighs at least sixty pounds —Dr. Suess

Lazy Days
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired —Jules Renard
I like the word "indolence." It makes my laziness seem classy —Bern Williams
Efficiency is intelligent laziness —David Dunham
People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy —Bob Hope
It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? —Ronald Reagan
There's no cure for laziness but a large family helps —Herbert Prochnov
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy —Charlie McCarthy
It's hard work—bein' lazy
The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer —Henry Clay
Some folks can look so busy doing nothin' that they seem indispensable —Kin Hubbard
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good —Thomas Kempis
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberating how it shall be spent —Dr. Samuel Johnson

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap —Carrie Snow
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one —Leo J. Burke
It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out —Bill Watterson
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book —Irish proverb
Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets —Leah Stussy
Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience—unless they are still up —Ellen Goodman
Consciousness: that annoying time between naps
Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow —Charlotte Bronte
People who snore always fall asleep first
Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds —JoJo Jensen
O bed! O bed! Delicious bed / That heaven upon earth to the weary head —Thomas Hood
Fatigue is the best pillow —Benamin Franklin
I'm not asleep...but that doesn't mean that I'm awake
The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more —Wilson Mizener
The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bead, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world —Edgar Watson Howe

Repair work
The fellow that owns his own home is always coming out of a hardware store —Kin Hubbard
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house —Joe Ryan
Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner
This is a honeydew day. That is when you get a day off and the wife says, "Honey, do this," and "Honey, do that" around the house —Jim Lemon
Old houses mended / Cost little less than new before they're ended —Colley Cibber

Family Reunions
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich —Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, M*A*S*H
The family is a haven in a heartless world —Attributed to Christopher Lasch
If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion —Ashleigh Brilliant
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold —Ogden Nash
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses —Joyce Brothers
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship —Spanish Proverb
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them —George Bernard Shaw
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one —Jane Howard
Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie—not perfect but who's complaining? —Robert Brault
Friends are God's apology for relations —Hugh Kingsmill
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family —Anthony Brandt
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future —Gail Lumet Buckley

Don't forget to browse through some of our other quote bank topics for more quotes on family, vacations, sports, adventure and holidays!

What's the difference?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Many people ask us what the difference is between the regular Cricut cartridges, and the Solutions cartridges. That is a wonderful question! 

Most regular cartridges have about 100 designs and six creative features. A solutions cartridge only has about 50 designs and two creative features. As a result, the Solutions line costs less because it contains less. Furthermore, Solutions cartridges come packaged without the traditional storage box and do not contain the booklet, which helps to keep the shipping cost lower.

Hopefully that helps! To view more Cricut pointers, there's a wonderful site that answers gazillions of questions. Click here.

Mkay now. Don't forget that the free shipping sale ends TONIGHT. Get on that train if you haven't. And want a sneak peak at tomorrow's sale???? Sure you do. Welp—we're bringin' it back since it was so popular—the Summer Kick-Off sale! You'll be able to use the code SUMMER15 for an extra 15% off ANY order!

Happy crafting!

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Let us all stop and take a breath of that fresh summer air out there. (Or for some of us—those summer storms that keep pelting outside the window...). For many—mainly little boys and girls—summer means that it's time to head outside and play some sports!

Here's some fun ideas for those athletic kiddos in your life.
This quaint little chipboard basketball tag was given its special look with the Cricut cartridge Alphalicious:

Got any soccer stars in your household? You might wanna try this scrapbook page, created with the George, Basic Shapes and Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridges:

School may be out—but football practice is only just begun! Gotta be prepared for that Homecoming game:

Here in Utah, it seems like every park and playing field these days is bubbling and brimming with eager baseball players. Summertime sure is a great time for rambunctious little bodies to join a baseball or t-ball league! It's a great way for recreation, not to mention it forms all sorts of memories to scrapbook about!  

Here's a fun idea, with a Cricut and Cuttlebug compilation. This card uses the Distressed Stripes embossing folder and the Opposites Attract cartridge:

When it comes to baseball, Sizzix has us covered. Seriously.

Don't these just make you want to grab your baseball bat and swing away? Don't forget to check out our sports and recreation quote bank to fill your pages with amazing phrases! Furthermore, Oh My Crafts can cater to your athletic aspirations. We've got great prices on the Solutions Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball cartridges. Not to mention amazing prices on all the other Cricut, Cuttlebug and Sizzix supplies. And did we mention that we're having a 2-day FREE shipping sale within the U.S.?

So get shoppin'! And happy crafting!

It's tool time!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Today at Oh My Crafts you'll find that we're having a tool sale. We've got Scor-It Boards up to 35% off, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chompers at $18.49, Marvy Uchida Embossing Heat Tools for $22.49, and Scraponizer Storage up to 35% off as well—just to name a few. And to name a few more, we're offering the Cricut Tool Kit for $13.99 and all the Tim Holtz tools up to 30% off also!

Speaking of Tim, today we collected a few of his masterpieces (from his site) to get everyone excited about, well, everything.

Here's a creation that's pretty darn brilliant. Decorate your mirror with memoirs! That way when you look at yourself, you're also looking at your wonderful personal history. THIS screams Father's Day gift, doesn't it? Well, we can thank Tim.

When it comes to scrapbook pages, we can always count on Mr. Holtz to think of something fresh and new. Try these looks on for size.

There. That oughta leave you a warm fuzzy crafty feeling for the rest of the day. Don't forget to pre-order your i-top if you haven't already!

"Fathers carry pictures where their money used to be"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This quote comes straight from our "family" quotebank. Check it out—if you haven't. We've got plenty of phrases that say just the right thing for Father's Day.

Yesterday we presented the i-top. Here's a nice i-top-embellished "dad" scrapbook layout for your viewing pleasure:

Also, we'd proudly like to present some Father's Day cards submitted by our very own customers! Where would we be without the creative input of our Oh My Crafts peeps?

Our first card—submitted by Linda, could easily be adapted to fit a stellar Father's Day look. Thanks for sending it in, Linda!

Next we have some more ideas from a devoted customer, Deanna. You'll love these. If YOU would like to submit your ideas—for Father's Day, summer fun or any other crafty theme, send them to season@ohmycrafts for possible publication on our blog!

Want more Father's Day ideas? Try these!
Happy crafting!

Drumroll please

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Introducing...the i-top! As the ladies from our cruise already know (because they got an exclusive sneak peek and trial run)—this is one sweet item. The i-top transforms an ordinary brad into a custom accent in an easy 2-step process. Just ready your paper and brad and give a little squeeze—and wah-lah! It's that easy! You can't top it.

Pre-order it today for $23.99 to save—and—to get a head start on all of your new amazing crafts! Oh My Crafts is also offering some amazing i-top punch kits and value packs. You're life might very well never be the same after acquiring an i-top.

Get a load of some of these Imaginisce-made, i-top-adorned projects. This tool is sure to be your new best friend.

Here's an informative video that will really open your eyes to the i-top project possibilities.

P.S. Our summer kick off sale begins! Use code SUN15 for an extra 15% off orders $75+.
Also—stay tuned for more Father's Day ideas—from our customers!!


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