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, January 4, 2013

RTB #125

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
I hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start?
Thank you all so much for your amazing participation in our last challenge.
We loved all the snow cards!
A couple of announcements before we post the top picks of December:

First off, Wanda has decided to step down from our DT. We loved working with Wanda and are truly going to miss her! Because of this, we are looking for a few more people to design for Raise The Bar. If you are interested, please post DT CALL right next to your name. We will keep this open until the middle of January so if you can't play along this week, you will have next week to put your name in.
And, like last year, we are excited to have sponsors back for our first Friday challenge of each month. While we love  having challenges to feature our Guest Bar-Tenders, we also love being able to give away prizes from these fabulous companies!

Without further ado, here are our top picks of the LET IT SNOW challenge:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me at with the subject line as GUEST BAR-TENDER to help us debut a future challenge!
And now on to this week's challenge, the first Friday of January, sponsored by an amazing designer:

I couldn't stop smiling when I was contacted by their coordinator in December. Rick St. Dennis is an amazing illustrator, author, and designer, and his images are just so much fun!
You can find his store here on Etsy.

This week we are having a sketch challenge to celebrate his fun designs:

Helping us with this week's theme are 2 of our Guest Bar-Tenders, Karen and Kimberly:
Karen Letchworth

Thank you ladies!
And now from our Bar-Tenders:
Thanh using Cupcake

Peggy using Star Pixie Trio



  1. Lovely cards and great challenge. Am working on the sketch now. Lol


  2. Is this challenge only a one week challenge? I see the Link Tool is set to close in another 4 days. I really want to enter and to apply for the DT but other commitments will keep me from being able to post anything within the time frame allowed by the Link Tool. If you want to just check my blog, it can be found at
    Thank you.

  3. thanks for the sketch! great inspiration from the DT :-)

  4. Yay, I'm so excited to be a top pick. I love the sketch and can't wait to play along.

  5. Fab sketch to follow, many thanks.

    Jo x