Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challege

Some of you have been so close at guessing exactly what we have been so excited about for the last week! So here is the deal lately I've been thinking of ways I can continue to challenge myself in my craft, and I thought it would be fun to involve some other bloggers. I'm proud to introduce:



Each month one of six bloggers will be revealing that month's challenge. The challenge will always be to use a specific item from around your house! There are tons of things we can use around our houses, but I think many times we forget to look!

So without further ado, here's this months challenge:
Use something from the mail as part of your card or scrapbook page!

Here's my card. Almost all of my card is made from the pages of a CB2 catalog I got in the mail. I love how it turned out!



And to help you get started here are the other Everything but the Kitchen Sink Hosts to help get your creative juices started. Check out there individual blogs to see exactly what they used out of the mail!





 











Now it's your turn! Have fun with it, think outside the box, and well just for fun we're throwing in $25 to Papertrey Ink for the winner.



Here's the details:
Create a card or scrapbook page, upload a photo of your card to your blog or online gallery & then come back here to post the link to your photo in the Mister Linky below (please link directly to your card). 

You have 10 days to complete your card (October 9 at Midnight Central Time)! We'll pick the winner by October 14. Also, this will run through World Card Making Day, where several of the other Challenge Hosts will be making another card to see what else we can come up with! So feel free to use this challenge as part of your World Card Making Day activities!

We would love for you to help us spread the word about Everything But the Kitchen Sink! Please feel free to post the logo on your blog! We hope you all are as excited as we are! I can't wait to see what all of you super talented artist come up with!

Challenge ends Oct. 9 at midnight central time.


33 comments:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I love this idea! I will definitely be joining in! COngratulations!

Deanne K said...

I just love this! What a great challenge. I am not sure if I will have time this time around, but I will definitely be back!!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to play!

Winter said...

Oh, your card turned out great Courtney! I LOVE the colors & what a cute bow! :)

Dana said...

Totally clever idea! I can't wait to play along. I just KNEW this was gonna be fun!

Jane said...

How exciting!!! congrats ladies on doing this! I really hope I'll get some cards in!!!!!

Elise said...

Yeeeeeee Haaaaawwwwww! What fun! This is such a GREAT idea, Courntney! Can't wait to THINK OF SOMETHING to offer! {Gonna make me look at junk mail in a whole new way! TFS!

Dana Gustafson said...

Woohoooo! Super idea Courtney! I love it! I'll start watching the mail for some inspiration. Thanks so much for the fun and new challenge. Your card is gorgeous!

SMK said...

i LOVE your card! it sooo turned out great! and it's eco green too :D hehe, always fab. can't wait to play along!!!

Jenn said...

Awesome! :)

Elise said...

Ohhh, HI AGAIN! I came back because I realized that in my excitement, I forgot to tell y'all what EXCELLENT samples these are ! Holy Moly! SUCH great work gals! {I'm lamenting that I've been in excellent purge mode with my junk mail lately ~ DOH! That's okay, it will make today's mail MORE anticipated!} GREAT CREATIVE DYNAMITE EXPLODING HERE, dear friend(s)! Yipee!

Melissa said...

What a fun challenge-love this idea! I hope I get something great in the mail today!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great card Courtney! Love it!!

Carly said...

What a fun idea and great inspiration cards! I'll have to try to play along.

Brenda Weaver said...

I love it!!!! I can't wait to play along. Not sure if I'll get to this time around but it sure sounds great.

~amy~ said...

fabulously fun ladies!!!

Alanna said...

Sounds like fun. I can't wait to play. Great card, by the way.

Kay Sibley said...

So much fun, Courtney and such a great idea! Definitely a great way to get us to think out of the box!! Your card is so creative and fabulous! ♥♥ Kay

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Had fun playing along!

Ann said...

Oooh, I love your card, Courtney! So fun and funky!

Randee E said...

Awesome idea Courtney!! Sounds like tons of fun! Now to go through all of my junk mail before the garbage man comes :0) All of the cards are wonderful!

~kelly marie~ said...

Your card is amazing!! Wow, girl! I am so excited to go on this Kitchen Sink journey with you! :)

Stephanie said...

Courtney - what a clever & fun challenge! Definitely something to look forward to each month :) Can't wait to play along!!

Love the CB2 card - just adore their stuff, but it doesn't always 'fit' with my house...what a great way to use it :)

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Such a fun challenge! I enjoyed doing it and look forward to more in the future! All of your cards are so inspiring and beautiful!

Karen said...

Oh goodness, Courtney! What a fun challenge group you've put together here!! I love the idea of using stuff from around your house. (I've used my craft supplies in the oddest ways around my house, it will be nice to use it the other way around too!) And your card is hip, chic, and sophisticated.....love it!! :>

DottyJo said...

Courtney, this looks like some serious fun! I am a busy girl right now but will try and play along, Jo x

Linda said...

This is a great challenge!! I really love using my junk mail for things on my cards.
Your cards are fabulous!!
I have posted my card in Mr Linky.

Vanessa said...

Love your challenge, ladies! And your creations are gorgeous, fab ideas and inspiration all over!

Hugs,
Vanessa

susan opel said...

Hi, Courtney! I LOVE that Many Thanks card. Happy WCMD!

Elise said...

Yeah, girls! I'm in THE GAME! Yee Haw!

Jenn said...

How exciting, congrats! I'm all linked up

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Just wanted to let you know that this is one of the best challenges I've done -- it's clever and fun, and I've gotten comments from other card makers that they think it's a great challenge, too. Congrats!

(Suggestion: I'd love to follow an RSS feed for your challenge. Do you think you might add one sometime soon?) Thanks!!

jen said...

This was pretty fun!!! Thank goodness for a good mail day! :)