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 27, 2012

Challenge #89

Happy wonderful Friday everyone!
I cannot believe we are in the last week of January. Ack! Why do I have the feeling that this year is going to fly by? Oh yes, because I made resolutions, that's why. heehee!
Before I move on to the top picks of our current challenge, I wanted to post the lucky winner of a $10 gc to By LORi Designs from the first of the month (my apologies!):

Congratulations to Melissa Waldorf! 
Please email me so I can forward your information to LORi Boyd!

And now, thank you all for your beautiful cards ringing in the New Year! All those circles were just so yummy. Here are our top picks of this past week:




Congratulations ladies! Please contact me at with the subject Guest Bar-Tender so it doesn't get lost in my inbox.
And now on to this week's recipe challenge:


Interpret this any way your heart desires, as long as we see all 4 elements on your card or project! :)
Joining us this week are 2 of our Guest Bar-Tenders:


Thank you so much ladies!!
And our designers with their gorgeous samples:




Friday, January 20, 2012

Challenge #88

Happy beautiful Friday everyone! I hope the weather is cooperating with your plans today. I know some areas are getting snowed in, but here on the East Coast, we are getting nuthin'! ;) But all is well, because any weather is good weather for crafting. Thank you all so much for joining in on our Banner challenge last week! Without further ado, here are our top picks:

Melisa Waldorf


Thank you so much ladies! Please contact me whenever you are ready to be a Guest Bar-Tender at with the subject title Guest Bar-Tender in the subject line (just in case it goes to the spam folder).
And now on to this week's challenge, continuing on in to celebrating 2012:

"Ring" in the New Year!

We want to see CIRCLES (aka 'rings') everywhere on your cards and projects! Fun challenge right? We can't wait to see what you create! For some eye candy, here are our Guest Bar-Tenders Julie and Melissa (thanks ladies!):

Julie Elak

Melissa De Monic

And from our Design Team:






Friday, January 13, 2012

Challenge #87

Happy beautiful 2o12 everyone!
We are so happy to be back, after a nice little hiatus to enjoy the holidays. I hope yours went well? We'd love to hear about it!
With a new year also comes some fun new challenges as well as some new faces on the Design Team! BUT more on that next week...
Today we wanted to let you know of a wee little change here at the Bar - our challenges will now be posted 8am EST instead of midnight. This way it will be waiting for you when you rise and shine!
On to our top 5 of last month's "It's Begining to Look a lot Like Christmas" challenge:

Sunshine Honey Bee

Congratulations ladies! Everyone's work was SO beautiful, thank you all for making our December so full of love and inspiration! Please contact me if your card was showcased above at with RAISE THE BAR as the subject. This way if it ends up in my junk folder I can easily sift through it.

And now on to this week's challenge which is our first of the month and SPONSORED!
A big hug and thanks goes out to LORi BOYD for being our sponsor with By LORi Designs:

This week our challenge is:
A Banner of a New Year!

We want to see banners of all types on your card. Here is our wonderful Design Team:

Thanh using Ainsley's Heart

Wanda using Lollipop Saylor

Joni using Puddle Jumper Cole