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, June 25, 2010

Challenge #24

Oh my goodness! What an AWESOME turnout we had last week! Thank you all so very much joining in our Special Guy challenge. The entries were amazing, ranging from your special little guy (sons, nephews) to father figures. Wonderful job everyone! Congratulations to the following ladies:



Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's bar-tender's concoction. :)
This week I proudly introduce our newest Bar-Tender here at RTB. Please welcome Thanh Vo from Yummy Creations! Yay Thanh!
And now we present our newest challenge:

An Evening Theme
Say what? Yes! You read that right! In celebration of a certain movie coming out this week, we want to see evening inspired cards, or creations based on Eclipse. heehee...
Here are some samples by the Design Team for you to enjoy:

Thanh's handsome debut

Erika's homage to the Twilight series
(click here to see her amazing Clip It Up!!)

Audrey's ode to Odette {aka Rosalee}

Anita's adorable evening fairy with sparklers

My Eclipse novel cover :)
Thank you Design Team! You all are amazing. ;) {Note: Dar will be back next week to join in on the fun!}
See how easy? It need not be anything to do with Twilight, just an evening based card. Come on over and join us! Click on the happy frog below to link up your card.We'll see you soon!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Challenge #23

Happy Friday everyone!! I do hope that your summer is going well, or at least about to begin soon? More time for crafting!!
Before I begin the lineup, I just wanted to wish Sparkle all the best! After starting with us from the beginning, she is on to other exciting ventures. You can keep up with her and her wonderful work HERE on her blog. Hugs Sparkle!
Thank you so much for entering your beautiful cards with sweet music last week. Soooo fun to see new friends as well as visit all the familiar blogs that we love! Congratulations to the following that really did represent all different styles:

As you can see, we LOVE all varieties of cards! Thank you so much ladies, please contact me for next week's assignment so you can be featured here. :D
And now on to this week's familiar challenge. With dad's day coming up, we want to see:
What A Special Guy!
I know, we're asking for trouble with TONS of entries this week. heehee!
Here are some wonderful samples by the designers:

 Danika (6 year old Guest Designer!)


Thank you so much Guest Bar-Tenders!
And from the Design Team:




Thank you so much to all the designers for their awesome samples! Now it's your turn, just click the happy frog below to link up your work and we will come by to visit. Until then, have a wonderful week everyone!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Challenge #22

Hello friends! Happy beautiful Friday to you all. With all the sweet entries from last week, I can already tell how wonderful the summer will be. ;)
Thank you to everyone who entered, it is getting so difficult trying to narrow down the top cards every week as everyone has indeed Raised the Bar! 
Without further ado, here are the top picks, including a stunning card from an elementary school aged crafter:

6 year old Danika of Heidi's Crafts (her big sister's blog)

Aren't these all so amazing? Everyone did such a wonderful job that I had to ask my DT for their opinions, otherwise we would have had 97 Guest Designers next week. ;) Thank you ladies - please email me for next week's concoction!
This week we challenge you to create:
Sweet Music

Interpret this as your heart desires! Here are some wonderful samples by the designers, starting with our 3 Guest Bar-Tenders this week:


Thank you sooo much GDs! Your cards are so amazing!
And now for the awesome DT:





Take the music theme and sing with it! We can't wait to see what you come up with. :D Click on the blue frog below to enter your card and we'll be sure to stop by and visit you!
Enjoy your week friends, and thank you for raising the bar with us. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Challenge #21

You know what day it is!! Yay for Fridays! :D
Thank you all so very much for the wonderful entries in last week's challenge. Your take on the sketches were amazing! It's always so hard to pick a top 3 as all of your cards truly reflect on your personalities and styles. From time to time I ask friends to make 'ghost' judge appearances (also card makers and crafters) to help pick their favorites. This way I get a nice mix of styles and preferences to showcase. ;)
Without further ado, this week a huge congratulations to the following ladies:

Thank you ladies! If your name is listed, please contact me for next week's Bar-Tender's concoction.
And now for a big announcement - after Suzi stepped down to take on wonderful design teams, we welcomed Erika Taylor to our Design Team!! Erika has an amazing blog HERE, and started this week as a designer. You can see her first card, with this week's challenge:
Celebrate Summer!

Ah yes, the wonderful lazy days of summer is upon us, so interpret this theme any way that you'd like! Here are some adorable samples by the Designers, starting with our Guest Bar-Tenders:




Thank you ladies! And from the Design Team:
Welcome Erika!






See how fun the interpretation can be of this theme? Come on over and join us! Just click on the happy blue frog below, and then sit back and enjoy your week. ;) Have a beautiful day everyone, thank you for coming by!