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, April 26, 2013

A Fond Farewell and Thank You!

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
Can you believe it's almost May? Gulp. I don't think I'm quite ready for it yet, but at least the summer is right around the corner. ;) The end of April also means a close to our challenge site *sniff sniff*. While we are all excited for new things on the horizon, it is a bittersweet goodbye as I've loved blogging every Friday here on Raise The Bar and meeting new friends.
As promised, the month of April had some 'secret' sponsors and prizes for whomever joined in on the challenge of that week. Thank you all for your beautiful entries for the entire month of April!
Here are the winners of each week:

Winner of The Greeting Farm giveaway (one single stamp of choice):
Marina of My Perfect Life

Winner of a gift certificate to By Lori Designs:
Vickie O'Dell of HeARTful Stamper

Winner of images from QKR Stampede:
Leanne of Paper Dolls Creations

Winner of a goodie bag from yours truly:
Paula of Scrap Addict's Attic

YAY! Please contact me at with RTB WINNER in the subject line.

And now to bid adieu, our last cards from my two fabulous designers Peggy  and Thanh:

Peggy, wishing you the best with TGF's Hatter Bean:

Thanh, encouraging you to Chase Your Dreams!
(sentiment from a new TGF set):

And my card, hoping that your heart
 blooms with happiness
(sentiment and Pup from TGF):

Thank you to all the sponsors who have made contributions to this challenge site. Thanh, Peggy, and I will be continuing our journey as designers together for The Greeting Farm, so this trio cannot be so easily separated. lol! We hope your creative path continues to wonderful opportunities, happy projects, and more importantly, creations that continue to put smiles on loved ones' faces.
Have a wonderful day and know that we truly appreciated all of your cards and support!
Love and Aloha always,


  1. This is a very sad goodbye. I had fun being a guest on your blog this month! Good luck in all you do and I hope to see you around blogland soon. And thanks for the prize from QKR as well.

  2. *mwah* Love you Joni! Thanks for all the support from the challenge players over the last couple of years. All the best.

  3. I wanted to thank you all for the inspiration I saw here each week, even when I didn't play along. I'm jumping up and down inside over being a winner this month, but I have teary eyes, as well. Best wishes and may God bless each one of you as you grow in new directions!

  4. I'm so sorry to see you go! Thank you for your challenges and for choosing me as a bartender. I wish you all the very best for the future! Hugs, Lesley

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