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, September 30, 2011

Challenge #77

Happy FRIDAY everyone! Sorry for shouting, I am just so excited that the weekend is here. I am also excited that we had 71 entries for last week's challenge! Woohoo! You all make us SO happy when we see how many friends hang out at the Bar with their cards and stamps!
Since we had so many wonderful projects entered into our challenge this week, we will be back a wee bit later with the top picks. Until then, are you ready to start on this week's challenge? 
Well then...
Yes, hat's off to you, that is. :) We are holding on to our hats as we head into Fall, so let's see what image you love donning this great accessory! Here for inspiration is our Guest Bar-Tender Erin with this adorable ode to Halloween:

Erin Reed
Love that little hidden message Erin! Thank you for joining us this week!

And now from our full time employees:

Wanda's beautiful tribute to Christmas
{great paper pieced dress!}

Jan's adorable stocking surprise


Friday, September 23, 2011

Challenge #76

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
Wow, can you believe we are creeping up to the end of September already? Goodness gracious! With the end of a month, a new one brings more challenges and a special call out! (hint hint) Stay tuned for more details on this fun announcement! And don't forget, each weekly challenge brings the opportunity for a crafter to debut the following week's theme with the Bar-Tenders, AND every first challenge of the month is now sponsored!
Thank you all for your wonderful "Leave" Summer entries - now why do those leaves look so gorgeous on cards and not scattered all over my yard? ;)
Congratulations to the following crafters who showcased their leaves:




Deonna B.
Congratulations, ladies! Please contact me at the email located in the sidebar for next week's assignment.
And now on to the theme of the week:


Oh yes, with all the flurry of feathered friends trying to prep for winter, the beautiful monarchs who are heading south, and all the batty-ness going on for October, this will be a fun one to play along with!
Here to join in on our lineup is Guest Bar-TenderS
(Oh I just love this, the sentiment and image is perfect!)

and Janice:
(what a precious pair of winged friends!)

and our Bar-Tenders:







Friday, September 16, 2011

Challenge #75

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
Sorry for the delay but we are ready to go for this week's challenge! Thank you for your White After Labor Day entries, the simplicity of white as a background is just wonderful on all your creations!
Congratulations to the following crafters:

Ladies, please contact me for your opportunity to be a Guest Bar-Tender next week!
And now on to this week's challenge:
"Leave" Summer

Corny, I know, but we want to see your beautiful FALL LEAVES on your card as we transition out of summer! For inspiration, here are some wonderful samples:

Danni Bindel




Click on the happy blue frog below so we can see your "Leave" Summer creations so the design team can come by to visit!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Challenge #74

Happy wonderful Friday everyone! I hope all our friends going through inclement weather and power outages are doing okay. Sending hugs your way for safety and quick resolution!
Thank you all again for your continued support with our challenges. It was SO exciting to have our first sponsor! First up, our top 3 crafters who move on to be Guest Bar-Tenders next week:




And the random winner of our first sponsored challenge and Whimsie Doodles $10 shopping spree:


Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for more information on prize and designing details. Thank you all for your adorable paper pieced creations!
And now on to this week's challenge:

White after Labor Day

heehee! Yes, we're breaking the fashion rules and using ALL white backgrounds for our cards. Of course you can sponge it, add texture to it, and design anything with it, but it has to have white dp or papers to showcase. For some fabulous inspiration, the designers have created some amazing cards as always!
First up, our Guest Bar-Tender Margie Cortina:







Thank you so much to the designers for the wonderful samples!
To link up your work, click on the blue frog below.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Challenge #73

Happy wonderful Friday everyone! I have exciting news to share with you, but first, thank you so much for joining in on our Primary Colors challenge last week. Everyone did such a wonderful job with the cutest images. I love the back to school theme, especially because our kiddos start up on Tuesday. ;)
Congratulations to the following crafters:

Deonna B
Margie C

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for your opportunity to be a Guest Bar-Tender and debut next week's challenge with us. 
And for this week's challenge, Margie's card actually gave us a little sneak peek (unknowingly, of course). 
This week we challenge you to:

and guess what?!? We have a sponsor for the first time ever in RTB history: WHIMSIE DOODLES is proudly giving away a gc to one lucky top pick. {Thank you Melyssa!}
Yes, this will be a first of the month special from now on with different companies - how exciting for us all!
I am so happy to have our Guest Bar-Tenders join in with the DT to debut their paper piecing creations:

(GD) Katie Tate using Circus Clock

(GD) Kim using Diving Leah

Wanda using Sea Shell Leah

Anita using Christmas Undies

Jan using Sea Shell Leah

Joni using Whimsie Ark

Did we get your wheels turning? Whimsie Doodles is giving away a $10 gc to the store for this week's top winner so be sure to join us, simply click on the blue happy frog below to enter in.