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, September 28, 2012

Challenge #113

Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you all had a great week. From popular consensus, it went by a wee bit slow. ;)
Nevertheless, I am always grateful for a new day and a fun weekend ahead!
Thank you all for your beautiful swirl and damask entries.
So many pretty designs to CASE and be inspired by.
I hope you all take some time to hop around on each other's blogs -
hopefully soon I'll have the inlinkz feature with the card pictures and not just links.

 Until then, congratulations to the following crafters:

It was SUCH a joy to visit everyone!
Ladies please email me at so that you can be a future Guest Bar-Tender here.

And now on to our new challenge which I hope you'll love!
This past summer I went to a Thirty-One Conference
that debuted the loveliest combo of gray and lavender.

It is such a sweet pairing that I just had to make it a photo challenge:

Draw any inspiration from this photo and create a card or project!
Here with some amazing samples are the Bar-Tenders:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Challenge #112 {Updated!}

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
I hope you have some exciting weekend plans?
We have football, football, and more football! YAY! :)
Congratulations to the following entries:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me at to become a Guest Bar-Tender.
Thank you everyone for your beautiful entries!

Here is our new challenge for the week, patterns that I really love:

All you have to do is use either/or on your creations and link up here by noon next Thursday!
And here with some amazing samples are our Full Time Bar-Tenders:

Peggy's lovely couch scene:

Wanda's warm autumnal splendor:

Joni's swirly girly:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Challenge #111

Happy Friday everyone!
It sure was a nice long week, but with cooler weather it was so pleasant here in the Northeast.
We are definitely creeping into Fall, how exciting! And speaking of exciting, thank you all for your beautiful entries in our challenge last week.
The Greeting Farm sure revs up entries, especially with that beautiful prize up for grabs. ;)
Before we move on to this week's challenge, congratulations to the following crafters for their wonderful "Celebrate Fall" entries:

And a huge congratulations to our random winner of The Greeting Farm prize:
Darlene Pavlick please email me to claim your prize! Woohoo!

And now on to this week's challenge...
With all of our kids going back to school, this is a fun one!

I Believe I Can Fly

Of course this can mean ANYTHING with wings, we want to see your interpretation!

Here for more ideas is our wonderful Design Team:




Friday, September 7, 2012

Challenge #110 with a wonderful sponsor!

Happy Fall everyone!
I cannot believe I am typing this in September. Didn't we all agree to take it easy over the summer? And here we are 3 months later...
But we are THRILLED to start off our new year of challenges with you! Before we start on this week's sponsored challenge, congratulations to the following designers who were picked from our Back To School theme in August:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me at for your Guest Bar-Tender duties. ;)
And now on to something that makes me SO giddy as we start this new month of challenges!
This week we want you to...

Since it is the first Friday of the month, we are being sponsored by a wonderful company, it is no secret that I love all of Marie's work! We are proudly being sponsored by The Greeting Farm!

 And this week, one lucky random winner will receive this BRAND NEW set of Miss Anya scarves:

I am so. so. so. jealous. ;)
To give us some Fall eye candy, here are our designers, plus a buddy of mine who happens to also be a special friend of the Farm, and an SCS Dirty Dozen girl! {Thank you Sheri!}

using Timmy Candy Corn digi
{artist Marina Neira for TGF}

using Marlene Cauldron digi
{artist Marina Neira for TGF}

using Special Autumn (rubber)