A Random Spring Seasonal Distress Ink Giveaway!

April 30th, 2012

Thanks to all who left comments on our last blog post where we announced the launch of the Spring Seasonal Distress Ink series!  We’re in a particularly generous mood so we decided to choose twelve comments at random, and each blogger will receive a Spring Distress Ink set of their very own! 


Congratulations to:

KimMJ – “LOVE the new colors…. Thanx so much for the re-inkers have been waiting for these. :)”

Ellie A. – “Super fun & Loving those sweet colors OH Happy Spring indeed!”

Maureen – “Wow, this is great news! I totally agree about the expansion within the yellow and purple range, and I can’t resist another awesome blue, because it’s my personal favorite!”

Carisa – “Love these colors!!! gotta have since i missed the winter one.”

Dorothy McCarthy – “So very very happy!!!!!”

Kathy Kurth – “I ordered mine this afternoon and can’t wait for them to get here!!!!”

Dee in NH – “Shreeeeeeeekkkkk! Re-inkers!!!! Thank you so, so much!!”

Colleen O – “Love the new colors! THANKS for the reinkers too!”

Rebecca Keppel - “Oooh Peacock Feathers looks amazing!!”

TheresaMP – “So glad you came out with reinkers! Now can keep using the pads and try some of the techniques that require reinkers. thanks for listening.”

Kelley – “New pads AND re-inkers! I’ve got mine ordered. :)”

Eva – “Great news! Thank you for the reinkers!”

Congratulations, everyone!  Check your email, we’ll be contacting you for your shipping details shortly!  Be sure to upload your Spring Distress creations to our Facebook Timeline!

(Don’t forget, you never know when you might be picked to win a great Ranger prize pack just for leaving a comment on our blog!)

Announcing Spring Seasonal Distress Inks! (And a Surprise….)

April 25th, 2012

Now that the flowers are blooming outside, it's a perfect time for your creativity to bloom as well!  And what better way is there than with the brand-new Tim Holtz Spring Seasonal Series Distress Inks?!



Let's take a closer look at these beautiful, spring-inspired hues.


Peacock Feathers is a lovely, true teal shade, which Distress fans have wanted for quite some time!  Squeezed Lemonade is a light, bright, lemon chiffon color completely unlike the existing yellows in the Distress palette.  Shaded Lilac is a beautiful purple color, ideal for all of your spring projects.

These amazing colors are a perfect complement to the existing Distress palette, but be sure to scoop up this three-pack of inks while you can, because they are available for a limited time only!

But wait, there's more!

We've been listening to our fans, and we've heard you loud and clear.  Presenting…

Hooray!!!  Yes, we have created re-inkers for the Spring Distress colors.  Unlike the ink pads, which are sold in a pack of three, these re-inkers will be available individually.

And if that isn't awesome enough, we're also bringing out re-inkers for the Fall and Winter Seasonal Distress colors!!


Fall Seasonal Distress Re-inkers: Gathered Twigs, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon.


Winter Seasonal Distress Re-inkers: Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough.

Without further ado, here's Tim himself with a video introduction to the lovely new Spring Distress colors:

Be sure to check out the official press release at RangerInk.com to learn more about the Spring Distress ink pads and re-inkers for the Spring, Fall and Winter Distress palettes.  These are shipping now, so be sure to check your local crafting supply shop and pick these up.  Remember, they're available for a limited time only!

Project: Ice Pearl Journal

April 23rd, 2012


New project on RangerInk.com:  Check out this gorgeous Ice Pearl Journal created by our very own Debbie Tlach, using the beautiful palette of Liquid Pearls along with Ice Stickles accents!

Distress Markers On Their Way!

April 19th, 2012

We at Ranger have been working 'round the clock and shipping out our fantastic Tim Holtz Distress Markers as quickly as they can be made!  Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of our fabulous staff preparing the 37-color canisters for shipment to your local craft shop!

Picking one of each color…

Filling the canisters…

Ready to go!

“Ranger Week” at Paper Crafter’s Library!

April 18th, 2012

Our friends at Paper Crafter's Library have a special treat in store for all fans of Ranger, Tim Holtz and Distress Stains: this week is "Ranger Week" on their blog,  and all week they will be showcasing Distress Stain tips, techniques, projects and videos!

Be sure to stop by and show Paper Crafter's Library some love during Ranger Week, and you might have a chance to win one of five sets of Distress Stains!  They're announcing the winners on Friday, so what are you waiting for?  Go, go, go!! =)


Project: Claudine’s Cupcake Canvas

April 17th, 2012


Looking for a great new project?

That's a piece o' cake!

Check out the newest project on the Ranger website: a pretty cupcake canvas by Claudine Hellmuth, using her Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, Gesso and Multi-Medium.  Craft a canvas for your home as Claudine did, or apply the techniques to make a cute birthday card for a loved one!

Congrats to our “Extreme Stickling” Winner!

April 12th, 2012

Earlier this week, we asked you for some suggestions as to what Ranger's Sales Director and Stickles Enthusiast Alain Avrillon should "Stickle" next as part of his Extreme Stickling video series.  You guys have some wild ideas!  The responses were very fun to read.

Congratulations to Meme, who posted:

I think a Stickle table and chair could be all the rage! I can see it now, every Art store trying to keep them in stock. How fun to work on art at the new artist Stickle desk and chair!

Fabulous idea, Meme!  We'll keep it in mind for Alain's future Stickling exploits.  We'll be in contact shortly for your shipping details, and then a Ranger prize pack will be on its way to you!

Thanks to everyone who responded!  Who knows, maybe one of your ideas will show up on Extreme Stickling sometime soon?

Extreme Stickling: The Gnome

April 9th, 2012


Welcome to the third installment of Extreme Stickling!

In this episode, Ranger Sales Director and Stickles Enthusiast Alain Avrillon decides to give a garden gnome a bit of bling in honor of springtime!

Here's the gnome "before"…

What will he look like "after?"  You're going to have to watch and see!

So what do you think?  Will you be blinging up gnomes for your own gardens?  What would you like to see Alain cover in Stickles for a future episode of Extreme Stickling?  Let us know in the comments!  We will randomly choose a comment and the author will win a great Ranger prize pack!

Ranger’s Easter Egg Designer’s Challenge! Day 4

April 6th, 2012

This week, we are presenting the results from Ranger's Easter themed Designer's Challenge: we gave craft eggs to some of our favorite designers and crafty employees, and asked them to decorate the eggs for Easter using Ranger products.


Tim Holtz:

Tim's steampunk egg began as a paper mache egg, which was covered in pieces of Metal Foil Tape.  Texture and holes were added, and then the metal was inked with Alcohol Inks using Cut n' Dry Foam.  Finally Tim burnished off the inks to create an industrial look, and the idea-ology gears were added as a finishing touch.


Alain Avrillon:

Ranger's Sales Director and Extreme "Stickler" Alain Avrillon dipped a styrofoam egg in Waterfall Stickles, and then used Multi-Medium to glue on a bunny made from UTEE and Heat It Inks.  (There is a video on the Ranger website that shows how this adorable bunny was made.)

And for those of you who can't get enough of Alain's Extreme Stickling antics, we will be presenting a brand-new installment of the series on Monday, so watch this space!

We at Ranger hope you all have a hoppy Easter and Passover weekend!  Enjoy!

Ranger’s Easter Egg Designer’s Challenge! Day 3

April 5th, 2012

This week, we are presenting the results from Ranger's Easter themed Designer's Challenge: we gave craft eggs to some of our favorite designers and crafty employees, and asked them to decorate the eggs for Easter using Ranger products.

Debbie Tlach:

Debbie made this stunning Russian-style egg by applying Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso to a carvable egg, and she hand painted her flowers with Studio Paints, accenting with Perfect Pearls and Stickles.


Bonnie Egenton:

Bonnie started out with craft foam and cut out egg shapes.  She ran them through the Vagabond machine in Embossing Folders and gessoed them, before painting with Studio Paints and Liquid Pearls. She then formed the eggs into a wreath by gluing them in a circle with Multi-Medium.

Patti Behan:

Patti gessoed a Styrofoam egg and then painted it with an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber.  The cheerful idea-ology Foliage accents were colorized with Vintaj Patinas.

Only one more day of Designer Eggs to go!  But don't crack under the pressure, there's plenty of time to be inspired before Easter!