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 28, 2011

Challenge #51

Happy wonderful Friday everyone!
It snowed her in the Northeast so we are on day 3 of no school. YAY! I feel like one of the kids every time I see the cancellation scroll across the tv. ;)
Whatever the weather may be in your neck of the woods, I do hope you join in on the fun this week!
But first, thank you for all your wonderful N.E.W. entries, they were all SOO beautiful, many of those nesties are now on my wish list. heehee!
Congratulations to the following entries:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's assignment.

And now for our latest challenge - a color combo that celebrates Spring:

Purple Yellow Blue
Here are some lovely samples by the Guest Bar-Tenders:

and now from our Bar-Tenders:

It is a fun combo, use any hue/shade that you want, as long as we see the three colors on your creation please. And as if you need any more inspiration, here is the picture that inspired this color trio:

{this photo serves as a color palette possibility, not a required photo inspiration}
Click on the blue happy frog below to link up your work.

Monday, January 24, 2011

To be a kid again - Winners!

Wow - you all make every week SO difficult to choose from!
Thank you for your understanding the delay in this post, without further ado, congratulations to the following entries:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me at so I can send you this week's new challenge. Thank you everyone, I hope you enjoy this week's them found in the post below. Enjoy the rest of your week, we'll see you here on Friday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Challenge #50

Hello everyone and a very happy Friday to you all!
We had SO many wonderful entries last week with our "Oh To Be a Kid Again" Challenge that I will post our winners round tomorrow. All I can say is WOWZA! You all were so creative and excited to play along!!
For now, we introduce our new challenge so that you can join in on the fun without having to wait. Did I say NEW? Well...I meant:


Our little recipe can be interpreted so many ways, we can't wait to see what you come up with! And if you don't have any nesties, please use a die cut around your main image and play along.

This week our wonderful set of Guest Bar-Tenders are joining in on the fun with their beautiful creations:


Margo Smith

Erica Johnson-Wanzer

Oh such great cards with wonderful white nesties! I love those dies, what did we ever do before them? heehee! 
And from my always incredible Design Team:

So show us what's N.E.W. with you!
Click on the blue happy frog below to link up your work, you have until next Thursday to enter in on the fun.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Challenge #49

It's a beautiful Friday and the start of a long weekend! Yay! We thank you all for your awesome entries in last week's photo inspiration. It was a bit of a creative stretch, a good way to start the new crafting year. ;)
Congratulations to the top 3 ladies:

Congratulations! Ladies please contact me at for next week's challenge!
Now this week is a FUN one, we are bracing ourselves for a lot of wonderful entries:


Fun one, right? All you have to do is use a child image on your card - humans only, please. ;) heehee!
From our Bar-Tenders, here are some adorable samples:

So put the bills down, grab your jump ropes, and join in on the fun! :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Challenge #48

We're baaaack! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
We hope you all had a beautiful holiday season and a nice transition into 2011. Are you ready to jump into a new year of challenges?
First off, congratulations to the following entries into the S.N.O.W acrostic theme:

Anne of Anne's Creative World

Can you believe these cards only used one designer paper? Eeeek! I had to do double takes on everyone's cards - you all are so incredibly talented! Ladies please contact me for next week's challenge here at RTB.

This week is a photo inspired theme, celebrating Father Time (heehee!):

And from our wonderful Full Time Bar-Tenders:






I hope you all join in on the fun! You can combine other challenges with ours, of course, what better way to start off the new year?