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, November 26, 2010

Just a reminder...

that this week the Design team is sleeping in with a tryptophan induced slumber. ;)
I will announce this week's top 3 next Friday along with our new challenge for December. Have a wonderful rest of your Thanksgiving weekend everyone, we will see you soon!
The Bar-Tenders

Friday, November 19, 2010

Challenge #45

Happy beautiful Friday everyone! Thank you for your cuuuute baby cards this past week, we loved seeing all the little bundles of joy and sweet sentiments! Before we announce our top cards and new challenge, we here at Raise The Bar want to thank you all so much for joining in on our weekly themes! We will be taking a break next week but will resume on December 3rd for one of two challenges in December due to the holidays. However, we will be BACK with a new year and more fun in January!
Now on to the top 3 cards of our Oh Baby! challenge:

Thank you so much ladies! The beautiful coloring, the incredible out of frame image, and sentiment as a focal point are such inspiring creations. Please contact me for December's challenge in case you'd like to get a headstart.
And now on to this week's theme:

Yes, pretty expected for the soon to be holiday right? :) Let's celebrate with gratitude!
From our Guest Bar-Tenders, here are their amazing cards:


Thank you so much ladies for being Guest Bar-Tenders!
And from our Designers:

We can't wait to see your Grateful cards! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Challenge #44

WOWZA! What a wonderful week full of entries! You all continue to amaze us, those curvy cards and projects blew us away. It was so hard to narrow down all those entries to a top 3 so we are doing a top 5 instead:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's Guest Bar-Tender menu. ;)

And now on to this week's challenge:
**Oh Baby!!**

We want to see your cards celebrating the wee little cuties of the world!
Here are our guest Bar-Tenders for the week with their adorable creations:

Thank you ladies, celebrating a sweet new little one has never been cuter!! :)
And now from our regular employees:

Let's see your baby cakes - er - cards! Just click on the happy blue frog below to link up your work.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Challenge #43

Everyone jump for joy! It's Friday, and I do hope you all are looking forward to some fun crafting this weekend? I know it's getting colder here so all I want to do is color. :)
Thank you all so much for your entries into our Go Go Go challenge last week. I loved seeing the different wheeled images - some of which I am going to have to add to my collection. heehee!
Without further ado here are our top 3:

Sheri of Paper Crafty's Creations

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me at so I can send you next week's menu as a Guest Bar-Tender.
And now for this week's challenge:


That's right, we want to see some curves on your card or project - scallops, circles, even a curvy image! For some great inspiration, here is our gallery starting with our Guest Bar-Tenders:

Love those curves ladies! heehee! And from our full timers:

Come on over and join in on the fun! Be sure that your card is NEW and linked up directly to the post. Let's see those curves! :)