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, September 24, 2010

Challenge #37

It's a wonderful Friday and time for a new challenge here at Raise The Bar! But first, THANK YOU for all your yummy submissions for last week's challenge! I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at all you cards. ;)
Congratulations to the following ladies:


Yay ladies! Please contact me for next week's assignment for the beginning of October.
This week we have a fun challenge that embraces the change in weather (hopefully soon):

Bundle Up!

Create a card or project with an image that depicts cooler weather - a jacket, a scarf, or be inspired by any of these wonderful cards.
First up from our Guest Bar-Tender:

And our Bar-Tenders:

Brrrr! Just looking at these cards makes me warm and cozy! :)
Click on to our blue happy frog below to enter your card and we'll stop in and pay you a visit. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Challenge #36

It's Aloha Friday (heehee) and time for another fun challenge here at Raise The Bar! Thank you all soooo much for your beautiful color combo cards last year. We loved seeing all the different hues of greens, oranges, and browns. There was such a wonderful range of cards! I assumed I'd see Autumn and Fall themes, you all are SO creative! Without further ado...

CONGRATULATIONS ladies! Please email me at for next week's fun challenge assignment.
And now get your forks and napkins out (put away the calorie counters, please), because we want you to make:

Sweetly named after Thanh's "Yummy Creations" blog, we want you to interpret this as you wish. Here are some delicious samples by our Guest Bar-Tenders:

Felicity Goodwin

Linda Coughlin


Thank you so much ladies! And now for our full time Bar-Tenders:

Come on over and join us in our dessert fest! Create any card with this interpretation and we'll be happy to come by with our appetites. ;)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Challenge #35

It's another wonderful Friday and a new challenge! Happy day everyone, thank you so much for coming by every week to visit us. If you are new to our challenges, WELCOME! Here at Raise The Bar, we challenge you to push yourself a little further to create something new. There are no prizes, but the opportunity to be a Guest Bar-Tender the following week and helping debut the newest challenge.
And speaking of, here are this week's top 3 from our URLooking Good challenge (please click on to their names to see their coordinating blogs!):

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me for next week's assignment so you can be a Guest Bar-Tender.
And now on to this week's challenge, a bit obvious but definitely fun:


Come on and celebrate the season!
Our Guest Bar-Tender Irit

Beautiful samples by the Design Team. These girls are so AWESOME! I love seeing the different interpretations of this color combo. Now come on and show us your Fall colors! Click on the happy blue frog below to link up your work. Thank you for coming by everyone. :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Challenge #34

Happy Friday everyone!
Thank you so much for your patience as this post went up a wee bit after the midnight hour. :) Now before I begin this fun filled challenge post, congratulations to the following friends who participated in the Hut challenge last week:


Congratulations ladies! Please contact me so I can give you next week's details.
And now for our new and fun challenge for the week:

"U R L"ooking Good!
Yes you are! ;) Create a card or project based on your blog, it can be the title, blog header, overall theme.
Here are some amazing samples to get your inspired, starting with our Guest Bar-Tenders from last week's challenge:

{based on the beautiful colors and rose on her blog}
{using the same digital paper that her blog is designed with!!}
blog header:
and her beautiful card:

Thank you so much ladies!
And from our Bar-Tenders:
Erika's blog header:

and her amazing card:

Anita's card
inspired by the sweet dandelions and happy colors of her blog:

Julie's blog header:
and her sweet debut card:

Carla's cutie patootie
based on the fun whimsical design of her blog:

Joni's based on 
my Fall blog design

Thanh's fun summery card
based on the fun colors of her blog:
Come on and show us how URLooking Good! :) Click on the happy blue frog below to link up your work. Enjoy your day everyone!

Meet our new employees!

Hi everyone and a very happy Friday to you!
Usually at this time we are posting our newest challenge of the week. However, I wanted to formally introduce 2 of our new Bar-Tenders and put them in the spotlight!
Thank you all so much for your interest in becoming a Bar-Tender. Please know that we are always on the lookout for Guest Designers, all you have to do is enter into our challenges. :)
Without further ado, please welcome:


Woohoo! We will back soon with the winners of our Hut challenge, cards from our new designers, based on a FUN FUN FUN challenge for the week. I've seen their samples and oh my goodness, it is worth waiting for! Until then, we'll see you soon!