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, February 24, 2012

Challenge #93

Happy wonderful Friday everyone!
I am down with awful flu-like symptoms so my apologies if this post is short. :(
Thank you all for joining in on our side of Chips challenge last week. I guess it was more challenging than I expected? :)
Congratulations to our following friends:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for your opportunity to be a Guest Bar-Tender.
And now for this week's challenge, in celebration of Mardi Gras:

PURPLE, GREEN, + one other color

Here with some wonderful inspiration are our Guest Bar-Tenders:

Kathy Curry

Liz Miller


Oh SO beautiful, thank you so much ladies!
And now our Bar-Tenders:






Friday, February 17, 2012

Challenge #92

Ahhh, another Friday has arrived to introduce the weekend. And how wonderful that some have Monday off as well. :)
Thank you for your beautiful Chocolate & Roses entries this week - what a nice way to celebrate Valentine's Day with such yummy and fat free concoctions!
Congratulations to the following friends:

Please contact me at with the subject line Guest Bar-Tender so it doesn't get lost in my junk box. Thank you everyone for your Chocolates & Roses cards!
Now for this week we have a fun little challenge which we have dubbed:

A Side of 'Chips'

Let's see chipboard on your cards and projects!
This fun embellishment brings great dimension as a side accent or as a focal point.
Joining us this week is the wonderful Audrey Gonzales as our Guest Bar-Tender:

Thank you Audrey - I love the #2 chipboard and card!
And now some inspiration from the design team:

Wanda's beautiful chipboard butterfly

Joni's Valentine's Day mailboxes

Thanh's awesome Rockstar framed Creeper

Peggy's adorable retro chipboard phone


Friday, February 10, 2012

Challenge #91

Happy Friday everyone!
I hope your week went well and that you're looking forward to the weekend?
Thank you all for your wonderful entries for our Whimsie Doodles' challenge, Melyssa's sketch was so much fun to play with! Congratulations to the following friends:

Congratulations ladies!
Please contact me at with the subject line: Guest Bar-Tender for your opportunity to help us debut a new challenge theme.
And now on to the random. org winner of Melyssa's gift certificate:

Yay Kathy! Please contact me so I can put you in touch with Melyssa.
Please note that the first Friday of every month will feature a sponsor - be sure to join in on all the fun!

And now on to this week's fun challenge:

We want to see BROWN and RED on your cards or projects!
With Valentine's Day creeping up next week, let's celebrate with these colors. You can use any shade or hue, as long as we can see the browns and reds in it.
For some amazing inspiration, here are our wonderful Guest Bar-Tenders:





 Thank you ladies! Beautiful work celebrating Valentine's Day!
And from our Bar-Tenders:






Friday, February 3, 2012

Challenge #90

Happy 1st Friday of February everyone! (Try saying that fast 5 times - heehee!)
Thank you so much for all your beautiful creations for our recipe challenge of pink, silver, tag and ribbon. Congratulations to the following entries:

Congratulations ladies (and little lady!)! Please email me at with Guest Bar-Tender in the subject line. You will be joining us in debuting a new challenge theme next week!

Well the first Friday also means that this week's challenge is SPONSORED by a wonderful company that is near and dear to my heart:

Melyssa Connolly, owner and illustrator for this company is so amazingly talented! I was privileged to be on her debut design team where I also met the awesome Thanh Vo. Thanks so much Melyssa! :) You can see all the amazing inspiration here on the Whimsie Doodles blog, and all of her wonderful images and cutting files here in the store.

Joining us for the first time is our new Design Team member Peggy McCurry of Arfull Journey:

We are SO excited for her to be a part of our team! Welcome Peggy!

This week Melyssa has drawn up a wonderful sketch for us to use:

And here our the designers showcasing their stuff:

Come on and join in on the fun! Use the sketch any way you choose, flip it, rotate it, as long as we see all the elements to it. Melyssa offers some adorable freebies here on her store site, so there's no excuse not to play along! (Please note: Whimsie Doodles image is not required to join in on the challenge this week so feel free to use any company's image of your choice!)