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, April 30, 2010

Challenge #16

Happy Friday everyone! Oh how I look forward to saying that and posting to this site. ;)
We are so blown away by the amount of entries in last week's challenge of your favorite color! All the cards and projects were so amazing, thank goodness I wasn't the one deciding on the top 3 this week. lol!
Without further ado, congratulations to the following friends:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me so I can send you the information as Guest Bar-Tender!

And now are you ready for this week's challenge?
My Retreat
Be inspired by your bedroom colors, or if you prefer, any other room in your home!

Guest Bar-Tender Denise's retreat
(red,cream, light brown)

Guest Bar-Tender Angela's kitchen and project:

And from the designers:
Audrey's comforter and card:

Suzi's dream room:

Anita's bedroom and card:

Darlene's quilt and card:

Joni's bedroom pillow and card:

We would love to see your retreat! And if you could also show us a snippet of what inspired you, we'd love to see that as well on your blog. ;)
Have a wonderful Friday everyone, and a beautiful week too!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Challenge #15

Yeahhh! It's Friday and time for a new challenge here at Raise The Bar!
Thank you all so much for your weekly participation, seeing all the movie inspired cards was so much fun. The variety was incredible, we went through so much popcorn going through all the entries. :)
Congratulations to the top 3 participants:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's assignment for your Guest Bar-Tender's concoction. ;)
Are you ready for this week's challenge?
Then get ready to...

Very fun, show us your favorite color on a card or project! I would love to see your favorite color shown in different hues, you may pair it with neutrals, and if you really really want to add on a complimentary color then it's okay. ;)
Here are some wonderful samples, first from the Guest Bar-Tenders:


And from the Design Team:
Sparkle's sweet kiwi kiss Chibi
 Suzi's pink cutie

Darlene's purple perfection

Anita's singing the blues

Audrey's pink sweetie

And my orange sampler

Now it's your turn to show us your favorite color! Click on the happy blue frog to link up and we'll come and pay you a visit. Have a safe and wonderful week everyone!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Raise the Movie Bar!

Happy Fridayyyyyy everyone!
I hope your week went well and that you are ready for the weekend!
It's time for another challenge here, but first I would like to THANK YOU all for participating in last week's challenge! Spring is definitely in the air, and so beautiful on all of your cards and projects. It really was soooo difficult narrowing it down, but without further ado, here are the winners of last week's challenge:

Congratulations ladies on your happy Spring creations! Please contact me for your next assignment. :D
And now on to this week's theme:


Create a card or project around your favorite movie - any era, any genre, as long as it is family friendly. ;)
To begin, here are 4 guest designers from the past couple of weeks:

Wizard of Oz

Memoir of a Geisha

The Wizard of Oz

Pirates of the Carribbean

Thank you GDs! I love the variety of movies that you've chosen. :D
And now from the Design Team:
{check her blog HERE for a fun guessing game
as to what this movie is!}

New Moon

Darlene's tribute 
to the old classics and memorable actresses

Wizard of Oz

The Little Mermaid


Now it's your turn to show us your movie card! Click on the blug frog and link up, we'll bring some popcorn when we come visit you. ;)
Happy Week everyone!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Challenge #13 - Let's Spring For It!

Hello dear friends and a very happy Friday to you!
I just love doing posts here because I know it's the end of the week, and I also know that we are about to see the most amazing creations from you all. :D
Thank you so much for joining us last week for our April Showers challenge. The entries were all amazing! Here are the top 3:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me for next week's assignment. ;)

Now on to this week's challenge:
Let's Spring For It!

We want to see your happy flowers, Spring images, outdoorsy colors, everything to do with Spring!  
And here are the samples by the Design Team:







Thank you DT for your weekly inspiration! Now it's your turn to join us! Click on our happy Spring Frog and we'll pay you a visit. Have a beautiful Friday and an even more amazing week!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Challenge #12 - April showers!

Happy Friday everyone! Once again, thank you so much for fooling us last week! ;) Your 'new' style was so wonderful to visit. It was a hard week to decide, but congratulations to the following entries:

{a sympathy card in purples}

{a template card}

{a masculine card for her son-in-law}
I loved seeing everyone push themselves to try something different, way to Raise The Bar ladies!
And now on to this week's challenge:

April Showers! {or not}

Create a card or project that has a weather based theme: rain, snow, sunshine, you name it! It doesn't have to be a stamped image, you could use papers or ribbon that evoke weather. Here is some fabulous inspiration by the Design Team and Guest Bar-Tenders this week:

Laurel {Guest Bar-Tender}

Stephanie {Guest Bar-Tender}

Peri {Guest Bar-Tender}

and from the Design Team:






Now it's your turn! Click on the happy frog below to join in on the fun. Remember - any type of weather is just fine with us. :D Have a wonderful week everyone!