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, December 14, 2012

Challenge #124

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
A quick note before I continue on with today's post:
This fun challenge will be the last of 2012 -
the Bar-Tenders and I have some shopping and cleaning to do,
so we will be taking a bit of a hiatus until January 4th.
This means you have plenty of time to join in on the fun,
and with a NEW sponsor joining us in January, it will be worth the wait!
Before I announce our new theme, congratulations to the following random winner
of a $5 gift certificate to By LORi Designs store:

Yay Yogi! Please contact me for your prize!
And for our top 3 picks of our blue and white challenge:

Yay! Congratulations ladies! Please email me at with the subject line
GUEST BAR-TENDER for your assignment.

And now for our NEW challenge which will run from today until January 3, 2013:


Chances are, we won't be getting any here in Virginia, but wishful thinking never hurts.

Let's see snow on your cards - snowflakes, snow fall, snow snow snow!

Here are the amazing Bar-Tenders with their samples:

Peggy's sweet Frosty guy

 Wanda's Winter Cutie

Thanh's Fabulous Flurry Wreath


Friday, December 7, 2012

Challenge #123

Happy Friday everyone!
Thank you so much for joining us on this chilly morning.
Here in the NEast, the weather cannot decide what it would like to do - 
earlier in the week we hit a 70* high, and yet the other morning it was *26
as the kids headed out to school. Yikes!
It definitely makes waking up hard to do. ;)
And speaking of chilly weather...
Congratulations to the following entries for last week's BUNDLED UP challenge:

Yay! Ladies please email me at with the subject line as
GUEST BAR-TENDER whenever you are ready to help debute the newest challenge!

And now for this week's theme sponsored by the adorable and talented LORi Boyd:

If you haven't been to LORi's shop, you need to stop in! Her designs are so adorable,
and her selection is too hard to choose from (just thought I'd warn you). ;)

With the wintry weather upon us, we'd like to see your cards created in:


 Here with some fabulous samples are two of our Guest Bar-Tenders:


Billie Anderson

Thank you ladies! I love the Spring theme for Archana's card, and Mr. Snowman is adorable on Billie's Washi tape card!

And from our Bar-Tenders:

Wanda (using Candy Cane Jane)



Joni (using Simon Stockingheimer)