Veterans Cards

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We want to thank you all so much for sending us cards to send to our nation's Veterans!  We received cards from OMC fans as well as from an elementary school here in Utah!  Here are some of the cards we've received:



We'll be sending these cards out this week to our Veterans as well as active duty soldiers.  Thanks to everyone who sent in cards and thanks to all who support our troops!


Christmas is in the Air!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Now that the Thanksgiving festivities are over and the Black Friday madness has ceased, it's time to get started on all things Christmas!  To get started, we have Christmas Cards Galore! Our OMC designer Lindsey created all these cards to get the Christmas season started out right.  Take a look, get some ideas, and start card making!

 First we have this adorable "Greetings" card.  Lindsey created this card using paper from the Everybody Loves Christmas paper pack from Echo Park and Bazzill Cardstock. 

Lindsey created homemade "ornaments" using Jenni Bowlin Vintage Buttons in Red and Green.  She glued the buttons on to the paper and then drew the ornament tops and strings with a brown pen.  The end result is super cute!

This "Joy" card was also made with the Everybody Loves Christmas paper pack from Echo Park. 
Using a chipboard snowflake and some Stickles Glitter Glue, Lindsey helped this "joy"ful little card pop! 
For this cheerful "Merry Christmas" card Lindsey used Bazzill Glazed Cardstock and the Everybody Loves Christmas paper pack from Echo Park.  She created the striped pocket using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Then using some Basic Grey jewels and the stickers from the Echo Park paper pack, she gave the card some extra bling and style!

 We can't forget the ink!  Lindsey loves the new Jenni Bowlin Dye Ink Pads .  She used both Brown Sugar & Chewing Gum to give the insert card a more vintage look.  

Lindsey used the Echo Park Wintertime paper kit for this "Winter" card. Using the Maya Road Snowflakes Mini Chipboard Set and the Jenni Bowlin Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Lindsey made colorful snowflakes to match the paper she used.  Just give it a little bling and you're set to go!

Last, but not least, we have this beautifully simple "Snow" card.  Lindsey used the Echo Park Wintertime paper pack for this one. With another chipboard snowflake Lindsey used Elizabeth Craft Glitter Ritz to make it sparkle and shine.  A single pearl embellishment completes the classic look.

If you have any questions about these cards or any of Lindsey's other projects, feel free to contact her directly at - Just make sure to put the project name as your subject line. 

Wishing you a fabulous weekend and happy card making!

It's Turkey Time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


We want to wish all our amazing OMC fans a very happy Thanksgiving! Here's to safe travels, fabulous food, and some absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving memories!

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!



Happy Thanksgiving!

PS - Don't forget to check out OMC for some awesome Black Friday deals! You won't BELIEVE the amazing prices we'll have! Slice, Cricut, YourStory, Silhouette, the Cinch, and more!

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And the Tool Winners Are...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Tool Contest! Our three winners are Hannah's Stampin' Nana, Kathy, and Lisa W!

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...
for me I would have to say my sizzix bigshot, but Martha's scorboard is a close 2nd.. and my cricut.. well thats a category of its own :-)

Kathy said...
My favorite tool is the Imaginisce i-Rock! I love that I can add a little bling to anything, anywhere!

Lisa W said...
Oh that's a tough question. One of my favourites is my Cricut Expression. I just got it and my girls and I are having a blast playing around with it. We've already made a bunch of cards and some wall art. Another of my favourites is the I-top. I no longer have to search for the perfect brad, I can just make it.

If our winners would send their shipping information to we will send them their BoBunny Tool Kit prizes! Keep an eye out for more contests and giveaways here and our on Facebook page!

Happy Friday!

We Help Make Life a Cinch!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Have you seen the Cinch Book Binding Tool from We R Memory Keepers? It's one of our favorite tools here at OMC!

We R Memory Keepers has just written a new chapter on book binding with The Cinch Book Binding Tool. This easy-to-use tool binds books with the press of the handle and is a must-have for crafting. Perfect for home, office or school. Easy enough for the beginner, professional enough for the expert. Make notebooks, recipe books, journals, reports, calendars, albums and more!
  • Punch perfect, stylish round holes without measuring
  • Projects lay flat while punching
  • Punches any length
  • Punch up to 20 sheets of copy paper at once
Not to mention we have the Cinch in our EXCLUSIVE blue color!

And don't you just LOVE the Cinch Carry Bags? We have both Pink and Black!


You can check out the Cinch and all it's accessories HERE!

Now, the Cinch is one of OMC's favorite tool, but what is YOURS?

We want to know what your favorite tool is so we're hosting a contest to find out! Leave us a comment on our blog and tell us what your favorite tool is and why. Three lucky winners will be chosen to receive a Bo Bunny tool kit! This will be a 24 hour contest.

Happy Cinch-ing!

It's Present Time!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here's the latest from OMC designer Lindsey - The Merry Christmas Covered Box!


Echo Park:
Wintertime Paper Pack
Making Memories: Noel Poinsettia Music Notes
Prima: Holiday Celebration - Poinsettia

Sizzix Embossing Folder: Phrase, Merry Christmas w/Frame (Small)
       (Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 5PK : CHRISTMAS SET #4 by Rachael Bright)
Jenni Bowlin: Dye Ink Pad - Spiced Tin, Brown Sugar
Doodlebug: Sugar Coating Glitter

Bazzill Basics: Vanilla Cardstock
Box (any small box will work)
Spray Adhesive 
Glue Gun


1. Cover the box with Echo Park paper by measuring all sides and cutting the paper accordingly. Glue the paper to the box. Ink all sides of the box using the Jenni Bowlin Dye Ink Pads.

2. Cut four 1"x12" strips of striped paper. Wrap them around the box and glue down.

3. Ink the Music Note Poinsettia with brown ink, and layer the Prima Poinsettia flower on top. Glue both flowers to the box, a little off-center, on top of the strips of striped paper.

4. Cut a 3 ½" x 3 ½" rectangle cardstock. Ink the embossing card on both sides with the Spiced Tin ink and emboss the cardstock rectangle. Over the "Merry Christmas" phrase and dotted edge, lightly rub brown ink over the raised areas. Cut the oval "Merry Christmas" phrase out and mount it on red Echo Park paper. Cut out the phrase and then mount under the Poinsettias.


5. Spray lightly with spray adhesive and sprinkle the Doodlebug glitter over the entire box.

If you have any other questions about this adorable little covered box, you can email Lindsey directly at - Put "Christmas Box" as your subject line.

Happy wrapping!

And the Spotlight Goes To...

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hi! I’m Dianne Lee from Malaysia, but I came to the US in January 2009
to study at Drake University, Iowa. I’m currently a senior and my
major is Actuarial Science. Where I come from, there are no scrapbook
stores and it was not a huge thing at all. Hence, I was first exposed
to the scrapbooking world when I came over here. It all started
because I decided one day that I wanted to put together a scrapbook
for my boyfriend’s birthday. I find it funny that until today, I have
yet to finish that album but I have completed a lot of other projects!
Being in college, I am always busy with school and extra-curricular
activities but I try to craft whenever I have the time. I also find
myself addicted to Youtube videos related to crafts and of course,
shopping at OMC!

1. What do you craft? Cardmaker, scrapbooker, etc. 
I’m into almost everything! I love making cards, mini-albums and alter
frames or other trinkets as gifts for my friends and family. I also
art journal and make layouts, which oddly, I find it most challenging!
Recently I purchased the “Handmade” magazines (I highly recommend
them!) at OMC and it gave me so much ideas! I always love trying out
new things!

2. Favorite technique or tool you use?
I love to distress everything with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks! I also
recently got a Sizzix BigKick for my birthday and I can’t imagine
myself without it.

3. How long have you been crafting?
I started crafting about a year ago, and I am loving it!

4. How long have you been an OMC customer?
I have only been an OMC customer for almost two months but I had made
4 orders! I first found them at their ebay store. I wish I would have
found them earlier because I could have saved so much.

5. What are your favorite products you can find at OMC?
My favorite products are the Cuttlebug and Sizzix items, since I’m
starting to grow my collection. Sometimes, I find some of the items
even cheaper that the SizzixOutlet store. I also love the Handmade
magazines which I mentioned above.

6. What is your favorite thing about OMC?
I love the great customer service and how people-oriented they are. I
had issues with a Sizzix die and it was taken care of almost
instantly. In addition, I also love the selection and low prices!

7. Favorite quote or phrase?
Write your hurts in the sand, carve your benefits in stone.

Check out some of Diane's amazing projects! 

Thanks for being our latest Customer Spotlight Dianne! Good luck with all your future crafting.

The "Tradition" Winners Are...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Thankgiving Traditions contest!  We enjoyed reading all the different traditions you shared.  

The winners of the contest are Renee Tomasko Dorrian, Kimberly, and KH!

Renee Tomasko Dorrian said...
We wake up and spend the morning checking out all the black friday ads and planing our shopping route for black friday. Prep the turkey for deep frying and then watch the Macy day parade and football. Dinner is more like lunch served at halftime. And don't forget about all the trimmings and traditions like that silly cranberry sauce in the can dumped into a bowl as is. The kids just love poking it and watching it jiggle.

Kimberly said...
Thanksgiving growing up was always held at home. My Mom and Aunt would trade off each year having the celebration. When my Mom passed away, that tradition fell to the wayside. Now, I have moved back into the family home to care for my elderly Dad. The tradition of eating at home is BACK! I am so excited to have the family back around the same table we used all those years ago. I am thankful to have the opportunity to bring the tradition back to life.
KH said...
We have a multi-generational tradition of food, food, and more food. I once spent a Thanksgiving with my Great- Aunt where she made a 35 pound turkey, pounds and pounds of mash potatoes and gravy, and all kinds of side dishes. As we were all about to pass out, she brought out 10 pies (there were only 30 of us and some were small children). Then I was introduced to the concept of back up pies, just in case we ran out of pie. Now that was a feast.

If our winners would kindly send their shipping addresses to we will send out their prizes! 

A Tradition of Thanks

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's time for another OMC blog contest!  

For today's contest we want to hear all about your Thanksgiving traditions.  What does your family do on Turkey Day?  Do you have any funny or unique traditions that you look forward to? 

Leave us a comment on this post about your favorite Thanksgiving traditions for a chance to win a prize!  Three people will be randomly selected to win.

Good luck!

A Time for Giving Thanks

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Check out the latest project from OMC designer, Lindsey!  This absolutely gorgeous "Thankful Blessings" Layout! And of course, we've included instructions :)


Making Memories - Paper Reverie: Sienne Paper Pack
Cricut - Stamped Cartridge
           - Jasmine Cartridge
Jenni Bowlin - Dye Ink Pad: Brown Sugar
Tim Holtz - Salvage Stickers: Seasonal
Prima - Autumn Harvest: Hazelnut
           - Autumn Harvest: Ginger
           - Autumn Harvest: Clore
           - Cloissone: Bronze
Tim Holtz - Metal Corners
Spellbinders - Grand Caliber Cutting Machine
Spellbinders - Grand Labels One
Bazzill - Cardstock: Brown
Bazzill - Modern Buttons: Candlelight


1.    Cut the brown cardstock on the Grand Caliber machine using the biggest Grand Labels One die.  Emboss with the Spellbinders mat.
2.    Cut the reverse side of the Dictionary Collage Sienne paper using the second biggest Grand Labels die, emboss with spellbinders embossing mat, and layer this piece on top of the brown cardstock piece.  Glue to background paper. 
3.    Cut a rectangle 2½" x 5½" in the Dictionary Collage Sienne paper. Ink the edges of the paper with the Jenni Bowlin ink pad.  Attach the Tim Holtz Metal Corners to the top right, bottom right, and bottom left edges.  Place the AUTUMN sticker at top of the paper. Glue at the bottom of the reverse Dictionary Collage label.


4.    Using the Prima flowers, place around the left corner of brown label cut out with the large orange flower in the center. Once all flowers are down, glue down the Candlelight button in the center of large orange flower. 


5.    Cut THANKFULL out with the Stamped Cartridge, font size 2” with “a, k, f, u, l” lower case, the rest upper case. Cut BLESSINGS out with the Jasmine Cartridge, font size 1½". Glue down on the top of page for the title.

If you have any other questions about this layout, you can email Lindsey directly at  Just make sure you put "Thankful Blessings Layout" as your subject.

Happy autumn!


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