Guess this Ranger Product!

March 30th, 2013

The weekend is finally here! Yay! To celebrate, it is time for yet another Guess This Ranger Product! Here you go:

Guess This Ranger Product

Be sure to swing by our Facebook page tomorrow where we will post a hint, then come back on Monday to find out what it is!

Monthly Mailbag

March 29th, 2013

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Hey everyone! It is time for another monthly mailbag. We have 3 magazines this month that have some great articles featuring Ranger products that we want to share with you.

First up, in the Summer 2013 edition of Crafts ‘n things, our very own Patti Behan’s Dylusions Springtime Art Journal is a paper crafting feature! In this project she shows you how to use Dylusions inks, stamps, and stencils to create a vibrant, customized cover for your art journal!

Next, in the March / April 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes, Kim Watson details how to create your own watery accents using Alcohol Ink and Blending Solution. These water droplets and splashes are perfect for a summer fun, swim-themed layout.

Finally in the Spring 2013 edition of Canadian Scrapbooker, Janie Lafortune uses Dylusions stamps and ink sprays to create a fun, spring-themed layout while Lisa Nielsen shows you how to upcycle used iTunes gift cards into an ingenious iTunes Layout.

New Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Paints!

March 28th, 2013

It has only been a few months since the launch of Distress Paints at CHA Winter, but wow have they been a hit! In addition to the 24 colors that you have been using, Tim Holtz and the team here at Ranger have been working diligently to bring you 3 metallic colors! We are happy to announce today that we are adding those colors to line and they are Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass, and Antiqued Bronze.

Take a look at this video from Tim to see them in action:

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Distress Sunflower Tag and March Seasonal Palette Winners!

March 21st, 2013

Yesterday was officially the first day of spring! Yay! What’s a better way to ring in spring than with some fun craft projects. You all did just that! We had over 40 amazing entries into our March Seasonal Palette contest. Thank you to everyone that participated in this contest!

We did choose a few winners as promised, but 1st we want to share this Distress Sunflower Tag by Wendy Vecchi. In this spring themed tag, Wendy uses Distress Embossing Powders to add a rustic texture to this charming tag! Take a look at the project page for materials and instruction!

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Claudine Hellmuth Studio Spring Nest

March 15th, 2013

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Here is a great home décor project that works for either Easter or spring. Claudine Hellmuth shows you how to make this amazing Spring Nest out of recycled paper and Multi-Medium. You can then accent it with some wooden eggs painted with your favorite colors! Click here for full instructions and step out photos.

Also, as you probably know, Little Yellow Bicycle has been posting a project a day for the last 2 weeks that feature their new Naturals line and inks from Ranger. Today is the last day, but they sure do have a good one! Be sure to head on over to their blog to check it out and catch up on any of the projects you may have missed!

Finally, our Seasonal Palette contest for March is still going on until Thursday, March 21st, 2013. You can swing by this blog entry to submit your project for a chance to win.

Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 tags of 2013: March

March 12th, 2013

What an inspiration tag Tim posted this month over on his blog! March is all about St. Patrick’s Day, spring rolling in, and, this year, Easter! After reading Tim’s post, we captured a little bit of all those things in our projects. Take a look at what we came up with along with the Ranger products we used in each one!

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Getting inky in the snow

March 8th, 2013

Well, yesterday we posted our Spring Seasonal Palette with hopes of blue skies and blooming flowers and today we came in to a few inch of snow and it’s still coming down. Not to worry, we decided that being snowy is no reason to not get inky. We brightened up our winter wonderland with a Dylusions Snowman! A few people here at Ranger thought he needed a little bit more, so they decided to outfit him with a scarf, a beret, and, of course, a moustache! Dashing!

If you prefer your winter crafting to take place indoors, don’t forget that our friends over at Little Yellow Bicycle are still posting a project a day for the next week that features their Naturals line and Ranger inks. Today is day 5 already and they just posted an awesome scrapbook project. Check it out!

Finally, if you’d like to come to our headquarters for Ranger U, the application deadline is Monday. You can get more information and download an application here.

Seasonal Palette: March

March 7th, 2013

The Valentine’s Day Color Palette Contest was such a smash hit, we just HAD to do it again. This month, we’ve mixed up some great colors that work for both spring and Easter. Take a look:

Just like last time, we are challenging you to make a new project featuring Ranger products using any or all of these colors! We will be accepting entries until noon Eastern Time on Thursday March 21st, 2013.

We will select a few lucky winners and divvy up everything you see above into prize packs! We’re so excited to see what you come up with this month. Happy crafting!

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New March Features

March 5th, 2013

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out, we have some new web features up on Rangerink.com for March. This month is all about Melt Art! Warm up those Melting Pots and take a look at what Debbie Tlach has been mixing up.

First up, Debbie shows you how to make some unique colors in this Melt Art Advanced Color Mixing Video. From Perfect Pearls to Shrink Plastic, Debbie can help you get the perfect look for your next project.

Next, try your hand at these UTEE Dipped Flowers. You can make your own flower shapes with wire, dip them in UTEE, and customize them with Distress Paint to create this fun flowers just in time for Spring.

Finally, we have a Melt Art Texture Tread Feather Card. In this project, Debbie shows you how to make the perfect Melt Art embellishment for your next card!

2 weeks of amazing projects from Little Yellow Bicycle

March 4th, 2013

We have some exciting news this morning. The good folks over at Little Yellow Bicycle are doing a designer challenge for the next two weeks where each weekday they will post a new project that features products from their new Naturals collection and, of course, ink from Ranger!

They just posted the 1st project today and it is adorable. Jen Chesnick created this Stamped Onesie and Naturals Headband. She even tested out the durability of this project by running it through the wash and there was no bleeding or fading! WOW!

Head on over to Little Yellow Bicycle’s blog to see step out photos and instruction on how to make this cute project. They are also doing a ton of giveaways this week on their blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, so be sure to read up on how to get your entries in and check back throughout the next 2 weeks for more exciting project and to see if you’re a winner!