polls are now closed

It has come to the attention of Torendi that there were ways to cheat the system on the polls, so they have taken down the poll and are trying to find a different way to decide on the design team.

I promise you with all my heart that I was not doing any cheating of any sort. All of you and my family and friends came out in huge support of me, and I could never thank you enough or express how much it means to me. The kindness everyone has shown me has been overwhelming, and I am saddened that this happened.

So, I want to thank you for being the best supporters I could ever have. I wish I could give each and every one of you a big hug.

Thank you again,
Kelly Marie

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge!

**please scroll down for my blog hop(e) post**

Welcome to another Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge!! I am so excited to be hosting this week! As a reminder, the idea of this challenge is to use everyday items that we all have in our home in our crafty projects. Without further ado, here is this month’s challenge:
Yup, that’s right, toilet paper. I couldn’t help myself! It just makes me laugh! I cannot wait to see what you all do with it! I am sure it will be fabulous!

Here is what I decided to make out of toilet paper:
I will be posting later in the week on how I made the toilet paper pumpkin and the toilet paper leaves!

For now, I want you to check out what the other fabulous EbtKS hosts made. They all blow me away! Make sure to click on their name or picture to go to their blog to get the details on how they made their amazing cards!

So now on to what you can win! The winner of this challenge will win an A Muse “simple celebrations” stamp set and an American Crafts “fun” stamp set. The toilet paper is not including in the winnings ;). These are both such fun stamp sets!

So, what are you waiting for?! Come and have fun with us. We cannot wait to see what you come up with!

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

You have 10 days to complete your card. (The challenge ends Sunday Novemeber 8th at Midnight Central Time!) We’ll pick the winner by November 12th.

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 are so excited to see what kind of TP cards you come up with! Go crazy and have fun!

Challenge ends Nov. 8 at midnight central time.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Blog Hop(e)

Welcome to the Breast Cancer Blog Hop(e). This hop(e) was started by Michelle over at Inside My Own Private Idaho. You can go there to start the hop(e) and see the list of all the participants, if you haven’t already.
My family has been greatly affected by breast cancer. I lost my beloved grandmother almost ten years ago. Two weeks after she passed away my mom was diagnosed with the same disease. She is now a two time survivor. That is why I put the sentiment “celebrate” on this card. I feel we should celebrate our survivors and honor and celebrate the lives of those that we have lost.
I believe that butterflies symbolize beauty, hope and freedom. I hope this card not only inspires you to celebrate this precious life we have every day but to also celebrate the lives of those that are no longer here with us. Te quiero mucho, mi Bila.

So, please hop(e) on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog by clicking here to see the next card in the hop(e).

Card stock: Papertrey Ink (raspberry fizz, sweet blush), Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white)
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (girl friday)
Stamps: Hero Arts (heart winged butterfly), Ali Edwards (everyday words, words we love)

Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink (worn lipstick)

Embossing powder: American Crafts Zing (grapefruit), Whisper (sea foam white)
Tools: Ranger inking tool and foam
Punch: Fiskars (upper crest border)
Ribbon: American Crafts Elements (pink polka dot)
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,