And we have our winners!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hey bloggers! We hope you had fun with our most recent contest. We LOVED reading through your blogs. There are some amazing blogs out there—not to mention amazing talent!

So we have the winners of the free I-top and 28 mm paper punch! (Drumroll please....)

Stacie, Texas Brown Eyed Girl blog
Jessica, So Sweet n' Simple Scrapbooking blog
Kelly, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Altering Items and Having Fun blog

Congratulations ladies! Please contact lana @ ohmycrafts . com with your shipping information and a phone/e-mail address to reach you.

Stay tuned for more fun contests and exciting giveaways next week—both on the blog and Facebook!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

If you follow our Facebook Fan Page, then you already know all about the fun contests and free stuff that we offer throughout the week.  Well, today's contest is for all you bloggers out there! (If you don't have a blog, don't fret, there'll be another contest shortly.) Just follow these steps and you'll automatically be entered to win a FREE I-top and one 28 mm Paper Punch!! We'll randomly select three names.

Here's what you have to do:
• On your blog, post about a craft that you made—using some or all Oh My Crafts supplies (it can be anything).
Make sure you mention Oh My Crafts somewhere in your post.
• Then, head back on over to our blog
• Leave your name and a link to your post in the comment section of THIS post (July 29th).

So it's as simple as that! This contest will run for TWO DAYS, so hurry and post by Thursday night! We'll announce the winners Friday, July 31st both on Facebook and right here.

Happy blogging!

What have you done with your i-top lately?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Okay i-top fans, check this out! One of our fans, Clare, created this super cute Cricut dust cover, which has a fun, innovative embellishment that she created with her i-top brad maker. Where'd she get it from? Yours truly.

To see more pictures and find out how she did it, you can visit her blog by clicking here.

The options are endless with the neat tools they have out there today, aren't they? Have you seen all the tools that WE love? Check 'em out, along with the amazing prices that go with them!

Happy crafting!

Introducing the NEWEST Cricut Cartridges!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Okay crafters. Get ready to add these cartridges to your ever-growing list of "needs." The newest Cricut Cartridges just recently released from Provo Craft are swelling with some of the greatest images ever! And you can pre-order them for a delicious price at Oh My Crafts.

Oh—and we should probably mention that when you order any of these NEWEST cartridges, you could win something REALLY REALLY cool. But we're not going to tell you what it is yet. However—if you can stand to wait just a few more days—our Provo Craft friends will be unveiling this super new must-have at next week's CHA in Florida. We'll keep you posted for sure.

Okay, without any further ado, here they are:

Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge (click here to pre-order on our site)

From My Kitchen cartridge (click here to pre-order on our site)

Sweethearts cartridge (click here to pre-order on our site)

Winter Woodland cartridge (click here to pre-order on our site)

The family is like fudge. Mostly sweet, with a few nuts.

Monday, July 20, 2009

It seems like family reunions are a staple of summertime. There's nothing quite like family togetherness, is there? Visiting with aunts and uncles, cousins we haven't seen in years, and perhaps there'll be a few faces that we're quite sure we've never seen before. *sigh*. Well anyway, don't forget to check out our quote bank on families, because it's got everything you need to say just the right thing!

Here's a great mini album from We R Memory Keepers that's great for pre-family reunion preparation, or post-family reunion memorabilia. Or hey, you could do it as a craft during the family reunion! Options are endless with this great design:

And take a look at this. Here's another great mini album made by Zutter designer Jenny Svensson:

As usual we've rounded up a great scrapbook page that might be nice to add to your collection. It's a Teresa Collins design:

And are you wanting to avoid all the chaos that occurs while all the family is around? Well Imaginisce's new tool, the super-cool i-top, has a brilliant solution:

Have you been searching for the perfect kids' craft? Here's a fun idea—a time capsule! Fill it with all your memories from the family reunion so that they can reminisce in another 10 years! This cute one was created by We R Memory Keepers:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Doing anything outdoorsy this summer? Let's hope so! There's a whole world out there to see—and scrapbook about! Lots of families like to spend family vacations by camping, hiking, biking, you name it—as long as it's outdoors. We already published a quote bank filled with sayings on camping and hiking and swimming and fishing and such, so today we're here to present some quotes on nature. You know, that stuff you'll be enjoying while you're out on all your excursions? Well, we're loaded with good ones.

But before that, there's just a few items of business that you're probably going to be glad we told you. First off—the ship for our October Canada/New England crafting cruise is filling up! A few more inside cabins remain, but they're dropping like flies. So book your spot NOW so you can take part in all the fun. We had an absolute ball on our May Alaskan adventure, and things can only get better! Plus, if you want to enjoy nature, this is definitely one way to do it—it's going to look heavenly there in the fall time. In fact, several of the same ladies who joined us in Alaska are planning on coming to Canada and New England because they enjoyed themselves so much.

And speaking of cruises, how about a Caribbean one? Well your chance all revolves in that Cricut Ticket! And this weekend only, you can get the Cricut Ticket cartridges—Home Decor, Jubilee, Simply Sweet and Stand and Salute—at Oh My Crafts for $39.99! What a steal, right?

Okay, now on to our quotes:

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars —Martin Luther
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble —Blaise Pascal
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere —Blaise Pascal
The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration —Claude Monet
We cannot command nature except by obeying her —Francis Bacon
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you —Frank Lloyd Wright
...everything in nature is lyrical in it's ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence —George Santayana
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome that the most luxurious Persian rug —Helen Keller
If people think that nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy —Kurt Vonnegut
The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship —Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is always in movement —V.S. Naipaul

Every day is Earth day
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew —Marshall McLuhan
I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior —Darryl Cherney
For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death —Tom McMillan
Take nothing but pictures / Leave nothing but footprints / Kill nothing but time —Motto of the Baltimore Grotto
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another —Juvenal
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different —Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life —Rachel Carson
The earth is what we all have in common —Wendell Barry
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts —Rachel Carson
The best investment on earth is earth —Louis J. Glickman

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers —Heinrich Heine
Flowers are love's truest language —Park Benjamin
The earth laughs in flowers —Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck —Emma Goldman
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits —William Carlos Williams
I didn't know what narcissism was  until I beheld my own narcissus —Charles Kuralt
A flower is an educated weed —Luther Burbank

You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds —Henry David Thoreau
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds —G.K. Chesterton
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky —Rabindranath Tagore

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky —Buddha
The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand —Frederic Lawrence Knowles
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.
All I need is my one star in the sky, to wish for you everyday.
We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened —Mark Twain
I saw a star, I reached for it, and missed. So I accepted the sky —Scott Fortini
And they were canopied by the blue sky, so cloudless, clear, and purely beautiful that God alone was to be seen in Heaven —Lord Byron
How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky / The gorgeous fame of Summer which is fled —Thomas Hood
They sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary —Alfred Kreymborg
A sky full of silent suns —Jean Paul Richter

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven —Rabindranath Tagore
The trees are God's great alphabet / With them He writes in shining green / Across the world His thoughts serene —Leonora Speyer
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do —Willa Cather
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a mosse singing "Embraceable You" in spats —Woody Allen
If trees could scream would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason —Jack Handey
The groves were God's first temples —William Cullen Bryant
Trees are your best antiques —Alexander Smith
A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible —Welsh Proverb
There are rich counsels in the trees —Herbert P. Horne
Breeze is the conductor, trees the musicians, leave the instruments —Nathaniel Le Tonnerre
The best part of happiness is the pines —The Quote Garden
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world —John Muir
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence —Hal Borland

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars —Walt Whitman
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it —Proverb
When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled —African proverb
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself —Zen proverb
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge —Thomas Edison
Grass is the cheapest plan to install and the most expensive to maintain —Pat Howell
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, laughed in the sun and kissed the lovely grass —Rupert Brooke
Grass is the forgiveness of nature—her constant benediction.  Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal —Brian Ingalls
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'grow, grow.' —Talmud

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry —Thomas Fuller
A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable —William Wordsworth
The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land —Joseph Conrad
I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man —Henry David Thoreau
Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go —Blaise Pascal
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well —Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Men trip not on mountains, they trip on molehills —Chinese proverb
I have climbed several higher mountains without guide or path, and have found, as might be expected, that it takes only more time and patience commonly than to travel the smoothest highway —Henry David Thoreau
In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs —Friedrich Nietzsche
Great things are done when men and mountains meet —William Blake
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves —John Muir

Plato says, "Life must be lived as play." Really, who can argue with that??

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summertime is especially great because the kids are home from school with nothing to do all day but spend time with you, right? Riiiiiight. Hopefully no one's gotten cabin fever just yet—especially you. These are the times to treasure for playing together! Today we'd like to feature some great pages that showcase what we all do best—PLAY. A summer without play isn't even being worth called a summer.

Here's some "cutes" featuring our pal, the Cricut. The first one was made with Opposites Attract and Going Places.

Try using Walk in My Garden for the next time you walk in the park!

Next, this playful page uses Makin' Grade.

Oh, and you'll love these designs from American Crafts:

Do ya like mud? Basic Grey and Bazzill do. The first features the Ambrosia paper set from Basic Grey, and the second is a great layout from Bazzill.

And for those non-mud fans out there, here's some nice, clean layouts featuring water. Compliments of Bazzill.

So wherever you play, make sure you have fun! And take lots of pictures. But you already knew to do that, didn't you? Happy crafting!

P.S. Have you ever read through our quote bank? Well, it's already brimming with great quotes for scrapbooking, card-making and more—and it' continually growing. We have a great selection of quotes on summertime activities—PLAY included. Check it out here!

"In every grain of sand there is a story of the earth"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What a great quote, huh? Naturally you can find who said it, along with a zillion other good quotes in our quote bank. And how fitting those beach quotes will be if you and your family or friends are headed to the beach any time this summer! A nice ocean breeze and some cool salty water sounds like a great break from this hot summer sun beating down on the Oh My Crafts warehouse. But instead, we'll just have to bask in the glory of a nice beach craft instead. Check out some of our favorite scrapbook pages and beach crafts!

This "cool" Cricut page was created with Going Places and Alphalicious:

And who likes collecting seashells and other beach trinkets? Well this Cricut creation is the perfect idea for you! It was created with Doodlecharms and Tags, Bags, Boxes n' More:

Here's a collection from the Bazzill team:

Here's a super-cute frame, compliments of Tim Holtz:

And here's a fun Sizzix kids craft to help remember the fun beach times:

Want more Sizzix style? We got it right here. Here's a great beach party invite

Let freedom ring

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy July 1st everyone! Those of us here in the states can hardly wait for Saturday because we love celebrating our Independence Day! In honor of such a fun holiday, we've decided to make ordering from our store even MORE FUN than it usually is. From now through Sunday (July 5), anyone who orders over $100 will be entered to win a 20 dollar gift card at Oh My Crafts! And here's the best part: this sale is WORLDWIDE, so even our international friends can partake in all the 4th of July fun! So get shopping right away!

And also, since the 4th of July brings out the scrapbooker in all of us, here's some great layout ideas! These are dynamite! (Please excuse the 4th of July pun...) 

First we'll show you the Bazzill designs. They always showcase such great technique, don't they? Take a look:

How about this great look from Karen Foster:

Here's a splendid layout idea from Scenic Route:

And lastly, we really like this look from QuicKutz:

P.S. Did you see our 4th of July star project that we posted on our Facebook Events group page? Sandy, our owner and Creative Director here at Oh My Crafts sure knows her craftin' stuff! We posted the directions on Facebook

If you check out our events page, you'll also find more 4th of July project using our fav—Oh My Vinyl! PLUS we've got fun birthday party ideas with the Cricut, some great Spongebob and Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge project ideas, and a darling baby onesie with fabric cut by the Cricut—ALL projects done by yours truly, Oh My Crafts staff members.


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