Here at RTB we are so excited to kick off a new year of crafting!
We encourage you to challenge yourself, raise your own level of crafting, and keep your resolution to use those new stamping items. And yes, we will even use those supplies that you just had to have in your collection. ;)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Challenge #20

Happy Friday everyone! Yes, you know this is my favorite blog to post because it's the start of a weekend as well as a new challenge! We loved visiting your blogs and seeing all the awesome cards and handbags last week. Here are the 3 Guest Bar-Tenders for next week's challenge:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me so I can send you the details. :D
And now on to this week's challenge - are you ready?
It's a SKETCH!! Yes! You never know what to expect at the Bar. ;)
We have a wonderful lineup of cards so sit back and enjoy!
From our Guest Bar-Tenders:

12year old Hollyanne



Thank you so much ladies!
And from our Bar-Tenders:




Thank you so much to the DT for all of the wonderful inspiration!
Now I know the weather is gorgeous out, and many of us are spending more time outdoors than our craft tables. But I do hope you come and join us this week. :D Please click on the happy blue frog below to enter your card, you may be our next Guest Bar-tender! Have a wonderful weekend everyone, enjoy this beautiful day.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Challenge #19

Happy Friday everyone!
It was so nice to see all the wonderful yellow, gray and white combos last week, thank you all so much for playing along with us every week. We LOVE your company here!
Without further ado here are the three that were selected, as well as a special extra designer. ;)


Congratulations ladies (and little lady!). Please contact me for next week's assignment and your Guest Bar-Tender badge. :D

And now on to this week's challenge:

Create a card inspired by your favorite bag: handbag, gift bag, shopping bag, one that you saw on the internet - your choice! As always our DT has some wonderful samples to get you inspired:

Rachel Hope's summery bag
(Guest Bar-Tender)

and her beautiful card:

Sparkle's beautiful bag:

and adorable Anya interpretation:

Audrey's sweet handmade bag
(she made it herself!):

and sweet Earth Love card inspired by it:

Darlene's fun Kohl's purse:

Dar took a picture of the bag, 
then used it as her DP!! Brilliant:

And here's my summer tote:

And my card:

Now it's your turn to play along! Click on the blue frog below and add your card, we will be by to pay you a visit. Until then, have a wonderful day and an even happier week everyone!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Challenge #18

Happy Friday friends! Some important announcements to make before we continue on to our weekly posting. First off, we are saying aloha to Suzi, one of our wonderful design team members who started with us when Raise The Bar debuted! Suzi is an amazing crafter, so much that she has been asked to be on different design teams and has stepped down from Raise The Bar. We love you Suzi!! Thank you so much for being a part of this venture with us!!

My second announcement is a huge GOOF. Last week's Guest Bar-Tender's card didn't make it to the post and I truly apologize to Debbie of Passion For Crafts!! So I wanted to feature it here in a bit of spotlight before we get to the top 3 winners of  Mom's Day challenge. Here is Debbie's incredible card:

Thank you so much Debbie! This creation is beautiful and surpasses just a mom's day card!!
And now to our top 3 of our Mom's Day week:


Congratulations ladies!! Please email me so I can give you next week's challenge in advance.
This week we have a COLOR COMBO:

Feel free to use these colors in any hue!
Here are some amazing samples by the Design Team:

Guest Bar-Tender Lynn:

Guest Bar-Tender Lisa





Let's see your color combo card! Click on the happy blue frog that we just love and we'll stop by to visit you. Thank you so much everyone for joining in our weekly challenges!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Challenge #17

Happy Friday everyone! I love this day, and I especially love your visits here to our challenge site. Thank you so much for your participation every week, we had a wonderful time visiting all your blogs and seeing the inspirational rooms behind your cards! Without further ado, here are the top 3 of the week:

Congratulations to: 
#20 Dawn of My Stamping Thyme - card inspired by her daughter's room
#7 Lisa C. of Stamped Art by Lisa - card inspired by her daughter's room
#21 Lynn of Lynn's Designer Creations - card inspired by her amazing red Japanese room (go see the picture!)

Ladies please contact me and I will send you the recipe for next week's concoction. heehee! ;)
This week I do believe we will have an overwhelming amount of participants as it is a fun and appropriate challenge for this beautiful weekend:
For Mom

Yes! Let's see those beautiful cards you've made for Mother's Day, whether it's for mom, a grandmother, aunt, sister, friend - show it off here!
As always, I begin with awesome inspiration by a Guest Bar-Tenders:

Charlotte of Designs from Within

Thank you guest Bar-Tenders!!
And from our Design Team:

Sparkle's adorable happy creation

(Mum loves anything oriental and lilac)

(Mom loves shabby chic/vintage, this coordinates with her gift)

Darlene's beautiful vintage card

(coordinates with a scrapbooking page for mom)

See how fun this week is? We can't wait to see all your beautiful cards and projects. 
Thank you so much for coming by, Happy Mother's Day weekend everyone!