Friday, July 30, 2010

EBTKS Challenge 20 - Buttons

Time flies. I can't believe this is our 20th challenge! It's my, Courtney that is, turn to host, and I had found this really cool button my mom had saved off some old shirt. I thought it was great for a EBTKS challenge. Now, can you use your store bought buttons? Absolutely. Would we love for you to use buttons you found around the house ... oh yea. After all, this is a challenge! But either way just come play along with us and break out those buttons!

The above graphic is actually my jar of "found" buttons. I try to keep buttons from clothes or those extra buttons you get with clothes in this little jar.

This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamps! The winner of this challenge will win a $15 credit to their store! Plus this winner has the opportunity to be our next guest designer!


Let's check out what everyone came up with!

Courtney (Me):




So grab so buttons from around the house and come play along!

The details: Create a card, altered item or scrapbook page, upload a photo of your crafty item to your blog or online gallery & then come back here to post the link to your photo in the inlinkz below (please link directly to your card).You have 10 days to complete your card (August 8 at midnight CST). We'll pick the winner by August 11 . Please feel free to post the images above on your blog! Please just remember to save them to your computer first!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge 19 Winner

Hi Friends

Wow, did you guys do some fun and amazing things with the sketch challenge, not that it's surprising because you always create some amazing things, making it hard to pick a winner.
Our challenge winner is Jenny who created this wonderful masterpiece....

Jenny, please contact Courtney ( about obtaining your awesome prize from Cupcards to Go. Also, grab the blinkie from the top of this post to display on your blog.

The Domestic Divas from this month's sketch challenge are:



Rebecca Lynn


Tesa B

Please go check out these amazing creations, they are just gorgeous. Actually, you should check out all the entries.

Now, the next challenge is in just a couple of days, so be sure to stop back by on the 30th to see the next around the house challenge and see our next sponsor.

Thanks for playing along.

Hugs and blessings


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge 19

Hi there!

It's Lynnette here, and my turn to host the monthly sketch challenge here at Everything but the Kitchen Sink.

It didn't take me long to decide on what the inspiration would be for this sketch. It's this beautiful print that we have in our house.I seriously love this print. I love this verse, and it was a Christmas Present to my sweet hubby for our first Christmas as a married couple. We had talked about wanting a print with Joshua 24:15, and when I found this, I knew it would be the perfect gift for him.

So based on this print, here's the sketch:

Check out what the design team came up with:

Our amazing guest designer Laura Bassen (you must go check out her fabulous blog):





Lynnette (that's me):

We have an amazing sponsor for this challenge, Cupcards to go. She's giving the winner a mini kit. Each of the EBTKS designers used items from the July kit for our cards, so you get a taste for all the options you'll have if you win.

We are so excited to see what you are going to come up with using this sketch. You have until 26 July to get your card uploaded. The winner will be announced on the 27th. Have fun with it!



Monday, July 12, 2010

Challenge 18 winner


You guys did some amazing things with aluminum foil. Your creations were truly inspiring. Needless to say, it was once again tough to decide on our winners.

Our winner of the challenge and of the WPlus9 stamp set of your choice is:


Please contact Courtney at for information on how to obtain your prize. And please grab the logo to place on your blog.

Now check out her awesome card:

Our Domestic Divas are:


Jen Rzasa



As always, thanks for playing along. Please come back on the 15th for the next sketch challenge.