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 27, 2012

Challenge #102

Happy beautiful day everyone! It's time to, once again, thank you all for your awesome participation in our Cloudy Skies challenge. Every week we are so excited to see our usual customers at the Bar as well as some new friends joining in on the fun!
Congratulations to the top picks of the week (you all make it so hard to do!!):

Ladies please email me at with the subject line of GUEST BAR-TENDER. Thank you so much! :)
Here is our newest challenge that celebrates this beautiful Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, May 1st is also called...

 "Lei" Day 
 (lei noun: a wreath of flowers for the neck or head)

So to honor this sweet smelling tradition, we want to see flowers, tropical images, and anything that makes you dream about paradise!
For our lineup today, we begin with our wonderful guest bar-tender CG:

and from our designers:







Friday, April 20, 2012

Challenge #101

Happy Friday everyone...and well, we did it! We made it to the next 'century' of challenges. haha! Thank you so much for playing along with our 100th challenge last week. Wasn't that a fun sketch? All the adorable entries were so fun to look at, we just loved the different interpretations.
Without further ado, congratulations to the following entries for making our top 3:

Ladies please contact me at with the subject line GUEST BAR-TENDER so that I can sift through it if it ends up in my junk mail. :)

And our winner of The Greeting Farm's sponsored prize is:

Marsha, please contact me at for TGF details!

Now on to our new challenge, and when I first proposed this, I meant it as a literal weather inspired card. However, I have had some friends go through some rough spots these past few weeks and hope that their cloudy skies will soon clear up for sunshine and rainbows soon!
This week's challenge is called:


We want to see those clouds in your cards, whether as an embellishment, on your patterned papers, or if you've drawn them yourself. Cloudy skies means happy flowers next month! :)
Here is a lineup from our fabulous DT, including Zulma, our recent Guest Bar-Tender:





Friday, April 13, 2012

Challenge #100

Can you believe that number? Yes indeed friends, we have hit a hundred challenges! :)
Happy Friday everyone! I hope this week went well for you and that you're ready for Saturday and Sunday?
We have a fun little theme this week, but before we reveal it, a big Thank You to all who entered in on our fun Hoppy Easter challenge. Congratulations to the following entries:

Please click on the links to their blogs for more details on their projects. :)
Bella created a whole table full of yellow happiness!

Congratulations ladies!
Please contact me at with GUEST BAR-TENDER in the subject line.

And now on to this week's challenge, which is SPONSORED by the one and only:

Eek! Yes indeed! Thank you Marie and Jess!

One lucky winner will receive a single of their choice in stock. Woohoo!
They have also invited you to tune into Splitcoast Stampers tonight at 7pm CST
for The Greeting Farm's Customer Challenge & Chit Chat Night.
You can read about it here on the TGF Blog.
We'll see you there!

For our 100th challenge, our sweet Wanda Cullen created this sketch,
which happens to look like the #100:

Brilliant, right?
Here is our Guest Bar-Tender joining in on the fun, with a literal and adorable card:

Julia Aston

And now from our Bar-Tenders:

Peggy (using Laundry - rubber)

Julie (using Country Anya digi)

Wanda (using Kissy Kissy digi)

Thanh (using Sitting Cute - rubber)

(and Sitting Casual - rubber)

Joni (using Boho Anya - rubber)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Challenge #99

Good Friday Morning everyone!
I hope your week went well? I know some of us are on spring break, as we head into this beautiful Easter weekend. Thank you all for your beautiful religious cards last week! Before we announce the top picks, I just had a couple of things to share. First off, our first Friday of the month challenge is normally sponsored. However, we will be holding off on the sponsorship until next week for our fun 100th challenge! Woohoo! I cannot believe we've been doing this so long, thank you all so much for your continued support week after week. :)
So there will be some fun prizes up for grab next week, be sure to check back in!
And now for our top picks:

Congratulations ladies! Please email me at with GUEST BAR-TENDER in the subject line so I can keep it out of the junk file. ;)
And now on to our theme of the week:

Cutesy Easter/Spring Cards
(bunnies, fairies, chicks)

Here is the fabulous design team with their adorable samples: