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, March 30, 2012

Challenge #98

Happy beautiful Friday everyone! I hope this post finds everyone well and ready for the weekend. Our pollen count is off the chart so if we can get through all the sneezing and sniffling, we will be planting flowers and laying down mulch as much as possible. ;)
And speaking of "In the Garden" thank you all for your beautiful cards last week! It was so nice seeing butterflies, garden tools, flowers, critters, and oh all those Tildas! I have forgotten how many wonderful Magnolia images are outdoorsy and adorable.
Congratulations to the following entries:

Thank you all so much ladies! Please contact me at with the subject line:
GUEST BARTENDER so that it does not get lost in my inbox.

And now on to this week's challenge:

the promise of EASTER (religious aspect)

{If you don't have any religious Easter image, any scripture or quote as a sentiment will be fine as well.}
Starting us off is our Guest Bar-Tender from last week's challenge:


Thank you so much Asha!
And from our designers:




Friday, March 23, 2012

challenge #97

YAYY! It's Friday, and it's supposed to be another warm day here in VA. I am so excited this time of year, all the pretty birds are competing with their shrills and song, and the kids voices echo through our cul de sac with longer afternoons. I hope you all have wonderful plans for the weekend? 
Thank you all so much for your wonderful entries into our 4s challenge last week - I have to tell you that we have the most creative participants here on our blog. Your work is always so adorable which makes it hard to choose on a weekly basis!
Before introducing our new challenge, here are our top picks of the week:

(so many wonderful groupings of four)

(4 patterned papers - amazingly beautiful)
(Altered Godiva box - her blog has all the sweet details that is a must-see!)

Such beautiful creations, congratulations ladies! Please contact me at with the subject line as GUEST BAR-TENDER for your opportunity to debut next week's challenge. :)

And now for our current theme which most of you may already be working on in reality:


We want to see the outdoors - flowers, picket fences, butterflies - of your gardens. I keep hearing lawn mowers every afternoon, which gets me excited for springtime!
Here are our amazing Guest Bar-Tenders with their stunning samples:




Thank you SO much ladies, for your beautiful work!

And from our Bar-Tenders:






Friday, March 16, 2012

Challenge #96

Happy wonderful Friday everyone!
Do you all have your clothes planned and ready for tomorrow? Because I know you all brought some serious green last week in our challenge! :)
Congratulations to the following entries with your wonderful cards:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me at
with the subject line GUEST BAR-TENDER.

And now on to this week's challenge:

"4" Leaf Clover

We want to see you use embellishments, images, etc. in increments of 4!
Here to inspire are our guest Bar-Tenders:




SO beautiful! Thank you ladies!
And now our Bar-Tenders:






Friday, March 9, 2012

Challenge #95

Happy beautiful Friday everyone! Am I the only one who's so excited for the weekend? I just love spending relaxing days with the family, without having to do the morning rush. :) Thank you all for the wonderful entries into our twine challenge. There were SO many beautiful creations, from scrapbook pages to amazing cards. 
This week was a sponsored challenge by our very own Bar-Tender Julie...Congratulations to the random winner for Julie's store's Paper and Such twine bundle:

Anne please email me for more details on how to claim your wonderful prize. Thank you Julie!
And now on to the top picks of the week:

Jo Ham


Congratulations ladies! Please email me for your chance to debut next week's challenge with the rest of the Bar-Tenders at with the subject line of Guest Bar-Tender in the subject line.
And now on to this week's challenge, celebrating March 17th:

Go Green

We'd like to see you use different shades of green on your cards, to avoid getting pinched. heehee! JK - my kids always get paranoid when St. Patrick's Day falls on a school day. ;)
Here to inspire are our wonderful designers:



Friday, March 2, 2012

Challenge #94

Happy beautiful Friday everyone! Thank you so much for your continued support - it is the first Friday of the month which means we are SPONSORED! YAY! One friend will win a nice little surprise. But more on that later...
For now I'd like to thank everyone for joining in on our color challenge in honor of Mardi Gras last week. Such beautiful green and purple designs - you all are amazing! Here are our top 3 for this week:

Ann Marie


Congratulations ladies! Please contact me at with the subject line Guest Bar-Tender. We look forward to working with you all!
And now for this week's challenge which is being sponsored by one of our awesome designers:
Our very own Julie is the owner of the fabulous company called Paper and Such - eek! Thank you so much Julie! And in the spirit of our theme this week, one lucky winner will receive an assortment of TWINE. Ohhhh yes. ;) 
So on to our challenge this week:
 use TWINE in your cards or project

Joining in on the fun is our guest designer:
Grandma's Pearl

And our lovely designers:




{All of the Bar-Tender's images can be found at the Paper And Such store,
along with the beautiful twine that she graciously provided for us. Thank you Julie!!}