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, March 29, 2013

Challenge #137

Happy beautiful Friday everyone! And a Good Friday at that. ;) I hope you all have wonderful plans for this Easter weekend? Thank you so much for all of your lovely entries for our Hop Into Spring theme - those images that you used are SO adorable. I think a bit of shopping is in store for me this weekend. ;)
Before we announce the picks for the week, stay tuned for some big news here at Raise The Bar that will be posted with next Friday's challenge!
Now on to the winners...
Congratulations to our 3 crafters:

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me at
with the subject line GUEST BAR-TENDER. Thank you so much!

And now for our newest challenge:

And here are Thanh and I with our cards (as we both decided to rotate it!):



Friday, March 22, 2013

Challenge #136

Happy Friday everyone!
 I hope you have wonderful plans ahead for the weekend?
Even though it is technically spring, it sure feels like winter here!
Regardless of the weather,  we want you to create a card with our new theme:

Spring is a 'hop' away!
(use any image of a bunny, chic, or baby animal)

Here with adorable samples are the designers:




Friday, March 15, 2013

Challenge #135

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
Thank you all so much for your entries in last week's challenge,
we had so many adorable "That's My Boy!" cards!
Congratulations to the following crafters:


Congratulations everyone!
Please email me at to be a Guest Bar-Tender.
And now on to this week's challenge:

Celebrate Music in our Schools Month!
Use any image depicting music (instruments, song)

Joining us this week are two of our Guest Bar-Tenders:


Thank you ladies! :)
And from the Bar-Tenders:




Friday, March 8, 2013

Challenge #134

Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you all are prepping for a wonderful weekend?
We had quite the snowstorm pass through,
but this weekend will be nice and sunny. YAY!
Thank you all for joining in on our challenge last week,
since it was a sponsored challenge, we send out a huge congratulations to:

Congratulations Debbie! You are the winner of the QKR Stampede images.
Please email me at for your prize information. :)

And now on to our top 3 picks of the week for the You're A Doll challenge:

                         Glo of Purpleglo Creations

             Melissa of Created by Sunshine Honeybee

Thank you so much ladies!
Please contact me at to become a Guest Designer. :)

And now on for this week's challenge:

That's My Boy!

Here are the Bar-Tenders with their samples using a boy image:





Friday, March 1, 2013

Challenge #133

Happy beautiful first day of March everyone!
Can you believe we are creeping into spring?
I am so excited!
Flowers, happy birds, green grass,
and color everywhere.
Thank you all so much for joining in on our challenge,
it seems as if 'Carnivals' was a challenging theme!

Congratulations to the following entries:

and I just had to show you all this creation by Jennifer Swandells...
unfortunately it isn't linked to her blog!
How gorgeous is this?

Please message me at
with GUEST BAR-TENDER as the subject line.
Thank you ladies!!

And now on to this week's SPONSORED challenge. YAY!
QKR Stampede is a sister company of the lovely Eureka Stamps.
Their designs are just adorable!

This week our theme is:

You're A Doll!

{Please use a doll/lovey/toy, etc. on your card!)

In need of a sweet image to use?
Click here to hop over to their store and shop their digis!

One lucky winner will win some too. ;)

Here are our Guest Bar-Tenders doing a wonderful job with their samples:


using Ta-Dah!



using Watering