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, July 30, 2010

Challenge #29

Oh my word! What wonderful entries we had last week. I was giggling at how many Magnolias showed up for the distressed challenge. heehee! All the cards were all SO beautiful, thank you for your continued support and participation throughout the weeks.
Here are our top 3 this week:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's challenge and for your opportunity to be our Guest Bar-Tender.
And now on to this week's challenge:

Does this sound familiar? Well, it's the name of my blog. heehee! BUT the actual challenge is to use a sticker on your card. Yes, I said it. A sticker. ;)
If you need some inspiration, take a look at what our awesome Guest Bar-Tenders did:



I love it!
And if you aren't convinced yet, here's more inspiration from our Design Team:

Darlene (using butterfly stickers)

Anita (using stickers that have been in her stash for 6 years!)

Thanh (using a Crafty Secrets focal image sticker)

Erika (showing off some new Nikki Sivil)

Joni (using a Colorbok bus sticker)

We can't wait to see the cards this week! Click on the happy blue frog below to link up your sticker creation.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Challenge #28

A very happy Friday to you all!
The Bar-Tenders and I want to thank each and everyone of you who join in on our challenges. We are so excited to see such wonderful entries every week! Our last 'recipe' challenge of old/new/borrowed/blue was truly fun to celebrate with you all. Here are this week's picks:

White Raccoon

Michelle of Purple Monkey Moments

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's Bar-Tender's concoction.
And now for this week's challenge:

Distressed, Torn, Ripped, Broken
(cards, that is, not hearts!!!) 
There are so many wonderful cards featuring distressed papers, using ink pads, tearing edges, and incredible techniques that we thought we'd try out this fun style!
From our Guest Bar-Tenders:



Now let's see what you can tear up! :D You can use any image, any papers, any type of method to achieve this look. Click on the happy blue frog below to link up your work, we'll pop by to say hello. Thank you so much for coming by everyone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Challenge #27

Happppy Friday everyone! We are so happy you joined us today, thank you for all the sweet concoctions from your ovens last week! Thank goodness I surrendered the judging this week, otherwise we would have been in calorie overload with everyone's cards featured. ;)
Congratulations to the following ladies:



Woohoo! Thank you ladies, please contact me for next week's challenge so that you can be a Guest Bar-Tender.
Now on to this week's challenge which is a wedding recipe:
Something Old
Something New
Something Borrowed {gifted/recycled}
Something Blue
From our Guest Bar-Tenders of the week:


Thank you ladies!
And from our resident Bar-Tenders:


Old - SU Paper
New - Lace ribbon
Borrowed - Stick pins that she 'borrowed' from her roommate

Old: the onion netting on the handmade rose
New: Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage paper
Borrowed: the bow on the favors box {an old plastic hair barette}
Velvet rose cut out on favor box { Gauche Alchemy kit element}

 Old & Borrowed: SU Toile Blossom set
{which she first borrowed from a friend then spent weeks trying to buy on Ebay}
 New: Martha Stewart Floral Vine border punch

Something old: this House Mouse stamp
Something New: The Cuttlebug Folder
Something Borrowed {recycled}: This ribbon was tied around a gift from Christmas.

Gifted DP papers

Old: Designer Papers
New: Teen Anya rubber stamp
Borrowed: DD's yellow prima (we traded - heehee!)

See how fun a trip down the aisle can be? :D Click on the blue frog below to link up your work and we will come and pay you a visit. Enjoy this beautiful week dear friends!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Challenge #26

Okay everyone, before I wish you all a happy Friday and announce the usuals, I just wanted to let you all know how MAD I am!! heehee! I'm MAD because you all are making our jobs SO difficult with each passing week. Oh my word, with all the wonderful entries honoring the colors of our flags, it was so hard to choose. Thank you so much for your participation, and congratulations to the following entries:

Annika representing Ireland

Ladies please contact me so I can send you next week's challenge and have you be a Guest Bar-Tender!
And now for this week's you know what day it is today? It's National Sugar Cookie Day! lol! So today's challenge is:
Baked Goodies
It need not be a cookie on your card, but anything baked and yummy. Come on and enjoy the calories! Here are some wonderful samples from the oven of our Guest Bar-Tenders:




Mmmm...thank you for the treats ladies!
And from our Bar-Tenders:




Come and join us in the kitchen! Click on the happy blue frog and we will pop in to see you. Until then, have a wonderful week everyone!