Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2014: January

January 31st, 2014

Cherish the Time Tag by Brianna DeVita

  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Tarnished Brass, Black Soot, Walnut Stain
  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Kraft Tag
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat it Tool
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam
  • Tim Holtz Waterbrush
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Family Love Tag by Kelly Kronowski

  • Ranger Surfaces Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains- Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce, Brushed Corduroy, Victorian Velvet
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Walnut Stain
  • Ranger Metal Foil Tape Sheets
  • Vintaj Patinas: Verdigris, Clay, Aged Bronze,
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Aged Bronze, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot
  • Ranger Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
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Possibilities Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Archival Ink –Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink –Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints – Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains-Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
  • Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Matte Medium
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Spritzer
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
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Timeless Flower Tag by Debbie Tlach

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy Iced Spruce
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Iced Spruce
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Forrest Moss
  • Ranger Mini Blending Tool and Foam
  • Ranger Surfaces Foil Tape sheets
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Hello from Creative World Frankfurt!

January 25th, 2014

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Guten Tag! We’re super excited to be at Creative World in Frankfurt this week. Here’s a peek at what’s been going on so far.

First, it was all hands on deck for setup!

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Then it was on to the demos!

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Personal Impressions!

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Vaessen Creative!

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis Winners!

January 21st, 2014

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Wow! It looks like there are a lot of aspiring product designers out there! We loved the fun ideas you all shared with us… and who knows, maybe some of them will come to life one day.

It was a hard decision, but as promised, we selected 3 of you to win a set of the new, hot off the manufacturing line, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis! And the winners are…

  • Maria Sotolet me see, what would I design, I would say an ink that is permanent and can be used also on glass without the need to bake or heat set, and of course be able to use on papers, fabrics and metals.
  • Michelle ReavesIf I were a guest Ranger product developer I would like to release a range of Metallic Distress Inkpads to match the Metallic Distress Stains and Paints. Those mini distress inkpads look fabulous!!! Thank you for the chance to win!
  • Cim AllenWow, that’s a dream job I am so addicted to stencils and spray .. I would have to develop more sprays and stencils .. which you already have loads of cool ones, but i’d have to make more because you can never have enough of either

Congratulations to the winners! You’ll be receiving an email from us shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize. A big THANK YOU to everyone else for participating. We hope you had fun and enjoyed all the photos from CHA!

CHA Samples, Inspiration, and a Giveaway

January 16th, 2014

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Now that we’re back from the CHA Show, we have a chance to flip through our camera’s memory card to take a look at all the amazing samples that were on display. We’ve gathered a bunch of great photo from the Ranger, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Idea-ology, and Stampers Anonymous booths to help inspire your next creation!

 

Now that we’ve given you some ideas… we want to give you some PRODUCTS! How does a set of the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis sound? That’s right, 3 lucky winners will be chosen to win a set of the 1st 12 colors released – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Spiced Marmalade!

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To be entered to win simply leave a comment on our blog below telling us… If you could be a guest Ranger product developer, what would you release at next year’s CHA? Swing by early next week when we’ll announce 3 winners!

CHA: Demos Demos Demos!

January 14th, 2014

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One of our favorite parts of CHA are the DEMOS! The great thing about all the demos we do in our booth is give you a chance to see the designer show off their latest product and share some samples of the work they’ve done to help you get your creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, not everyone can make it to the show, so we’re bringing the show to you right here on our blog!

So grab a drink, sit back, relax, and enjoy some demos!

Tim Holtz® Distress Marker Spritzer

 

Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Minis and Mini Blending Tool

 

Dina Wakley Introduces her new Media Line

 

Dina Wakley demos at the VIP Event

 

Dyan Reaveley shows off the latest Dylusions additions

 

Wendy Vecchi shares a great technique using her new Archival reinkers

 

Tattered Foil Flower Make-It-Take-It with Debbie Tlach

 

Now that you’ve seen all of our new products in action, we have to ask… Which one are you most excited about? Also stay tuned, later this week we’ll be sharing photos of the sample boards from our booth for some serious inspiration!

CHA 2014: Day 1

January 11th, 2014

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What an amazing day in Anaheim! The show floor officially opened today and we were able to finally show off all our hard work from the last few months.

A popular stop in our booth was the Ranger 2014 Designer Challenge: How Do You Distress? Each designer was provided a canvas and the new Distress Paints. The diversity was just incredible… take a look:

AliEdwards

AmyTan

AnnaDabrowska

DebbieTlach

DebiAdams

DinaWakley

DonnaDowney

DyanReaveley

ElizabethKartchner

JenniferMcGuire

JimHankins

JulieFeiFan

KathyCanoMurillo

MouSaha

PaulaCheney

RicheleChristensen

ShariCarroll

ShellyHickox

TammyTutterow

TimHoltz

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WendyVecchi

 

All of the Ranger Signature Designers were on hand in our booth showing off their latest and greatest products. Dyan "Lady Dy" Reaveley took a few minutes to make this great video tour of all her new products!

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CHA Happenings: A Day of Class

January 10th, 2014

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Today was an amazing day at CHA and this year we want to make sure we share all the latest and greatest happens with you from the show as they happen!

Both Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley taught some amazing classes today. These talented students took in all the info from Tim’s Diversity of Distress class and Dyan’s Colorful Artist class, then used their amazing talents to leave with some pretty incredible samples.

Check out the gallery below to get a taste of what we did today!

CHA Sneak Peeks 2014: Tim Holtz

January 8th, 2014

Good things come in small packages!

 

Ranger and Tim Holtz® are very excited to announce the addition of Mini Distress Ink Pads! Ranger has taken the same unique, water-based dye ink formula used in the full size Distress Ink pads and has put it in a convenient stackable 1” x 1” pad.

Mini Distress Ink Pads feature a raised felt pad making it easy to use on smaller craft projects. Pads can be easily re-inked with the coordinating Distress Ink Re-inker. The small size makes these pads quite convenient for projects on the go! Don’t let the small size fool you. The Mini Distress Pad can be used in all the creative ways as their full size counterpart. Perfect to use with our new Mini Ink Blending Tool.

12 Mini Distress Ink pad colors are currently available in 3 kits with 4 pads each.

Kit #1
Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch
Picked Raspberry Mustard Seed Peacock Feathers Spiced Marmalade
       
Kit #2
Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch
Fired Brick Mowed Lawn Salty Ocean Seedless Preserves
       
Kit #3
Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch
Antique Linen Vintage Photo Walnut Stain Black Soot
       
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TIM HOLTZ® DISTRESS INK MINIS

  • 12 Distress palette colors
  • 1" x 1" stackable pad
  • Raised felt surface
  • Available in 3 kits featuring 4 pads each
  • Coordinates with the Distress palette of products

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth# 621 to see the entire line of Ranger’s new products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

     

Download a PDF of this Press Release and the release schedule for the rest of the kits (691 KB)

 

Ranger is excited to announce a new tool to their product line!

 

 

Ranger is pleased to announce the addition of the Mini Ink Blending Tool to their craft tool line up. The Mini Ink Blending Tool features a round foam applicator that is perfect for applying inks and paints into small areas. Featuring the same full-sized handle, the Mini Ink Blending Tool can be stored in the Craft Spinner for easy and convenient use. The round foam applicator is the perfect tool to apply inks and paints through stencils. Use a separate ink blending foam for each color. With 2 tools and 4 foams, creative color possibilities are endless. Replacement Foam is available in a 20 piece pack and is sold separately.

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Blending Tool Sample   MINI BLENDING TOOL

  • 2 tools and 4 applicator foams per package
  • Store multiple tools on Craft Spinner
  • Use for applying ink, paints and other mediums
  • Great tool for stencils
  • Replacement foam pack available with 20 foams
Mini Ink Blending Tool 2pk IBT40965
Replacement Foam 20pk IBT40972
     

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth# 621 to see the entire line of Tim Holtz® Distress Products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

Download a PDF of this Press Release (237 KB)

 

Complete the Palette of Distress Paints!

 

Ranger and Tim Holtz are pleased to announce the addition of thirteen colors to the Distress Paint product line – Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Peacock Feathers and Tea Dye completing the Distress Paint color palette.

With a timeless matte finish, Distress Paints are very fluid waterbased acrylic paints for use on multiple surfaces. Developed to be reactive with water, like other products in the Distress family, Distress Paints are the perfect choice to accomplish a wide variety of artistic techniques. A convenient dabber top makes application to project surfaces, quick, easy and mess-free! Use with stamps, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic and more!

Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch
Tattered Rose Worn Lipstick Dried Marigold Squeezed Lemonade Shabby Shutters
TDD38887 TDD38900 TDD38818 TDD38870 TDD38856
 
Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch Swatch
Peacock Feathers Tumbled Glass Faded Jeans Milled Lavender Shaded Lilac
TDD39716 TDD38894 TDD38825 TDD38832 TDD38863
 
Swatch Swatch Swatch    
Old Paper Brushed Corduroy Tea Dye    
TDD38849 TDD39709 TDD39723    
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TIM HOLTZ® DISTRESS PAINTS

  • 52 colors that complete the Distress palette
  • Very fluid water-based, multi-surface acrylic paint
  • Timeless matte finish paint in 1 oz. bottles
  • Reactive with water like Distress Inks and Stains
  • Convenient dabber system application
 

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth# 621 to see the entire line of Tim Holtz® Distress Products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

Download a PDF of this Press Release (285 KB)

 

Ranger and Tim Holtz are excited to announce the addition of a new tool to the Distress product line – Distress Marker Spritzer.

Create an airbrushed effect using the Distress Marker Spritzer. Add unique layers of color and depth to projects. The Distress Marker Spritzer is hand-operated, lightweight and easy to use. Simply insert the brush tip end of the Distress Marker into the tool and squeeze the bulb to “spritz” ink onto paper craft projects. The adjustable marker insert can accommodate a variety of marker brands.

  Marker Spritzer
Spritzer Sample  

TIM HOLTZ® DISTRESS MARKER SPRITZERTDA39730

  • Easy to use and portable
  • Adjustable marker insert accommodates most markers
  • Add unique layers and depth to projects when combined with water-based Distress Markers
     

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth# 621 to see the entire line of Tim Holtz® Distress Products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

Download a PDF of this Press Release (208 KB)

 

Color your world with new Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Ink!

 

Alcohol Inks

Ranger and Tim Holtz are very excited to announce the release of new Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Inks. Alcohol Inks are fast drying, acid free, fade resistant dye inks specially formulated to create gorgeous backgrounds and vivid pops of color on non-porous surfaces. Six new ink colors are available as two 3 piece kits and individually as open stock.

  Honeycomb Indigo Botanical Mermaid Poppyfield Teakwood  
  Honeycomb Indigo Botanical Mermaid Poppyfield Teakwood  
  TAL40699 TAL40705 TAL40712 TAL40729 TAL40736 TAL40743  
 
Alcohol Inks Alcohol Inks Blending Pen
Conservatory Mariner Blending Pen
(Honeycomb, Botanical, Poppyfield) (Indigo, Mermaid, Teakwood)
TAK40859 TAK40866 TAP26068
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TIM HOLTZ® ADIRONDACK® ALCOHOL INKS

  • Fade resistant dye ink
  • Fast drying, multi-surface inks
  • Available as open stock and 3pc. color coordinated sets
  • Updated display assortments available
     

Alcohol Ink Blending Pen

Ranger and Tim Holtz are pleased to announce the re-release of their Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Blending Pen. The Blending Pen is an empty, dual-tipped dry pen that needs to be filled with Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Blending Solution to blend and lighten Adirondack® Alcohol Inks. Use the Blending Pen with Adirondack® Alcohol Ink colors for endless creative possibilities.

 

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth# 621 to see the entire line of Ranger’s new products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

Download a PDF of this Press Release (315 KB)

 

Introducing our New Signature Designer Dina Wakley’s Media Line

January 7th, 2014

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Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints

Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are artist quality opaque paints available in 11 bold colors plus white. Richly pigmented, these paints feature a thick buttery consistency that holds brushstrokes, peaks and tool marks and can be easily smoothed. The paints blend well with other Media colors, creating an endless palette. Use with Dina Wakley Gel Medium for additional effects.

  Magenta Ruby Tangerine Lemon Lime Turquoise  
  Magenta Ruby Tangerine Lemon Lime Turquoise  
  MDP41115 MDP41139 MDP41153 MDP41092 MDP41108 MDP41160  
 
  Sky Lapis Night Blackberry Violet Umber White  
  Sky Lapis Night Blackberry Violet Umber White  
  MDP41146 MDP41085 MDP41122 MDP41078 MDP41177 MDP41184  
 
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HEAVY BODY ACRYLIC PAINTS

  • 12 colors available in 2 oz. tubes
  • Acid Free
  • Non-toxic
 

Media Brushes & Palette Knife

Dina Wakley Media Brushes feature durable, synthetic bristles housed in a rust-resistant metal ferrule. The 9-inch handle is suitable for both desk and easel work. Stiff bristles provide maximum control and have good "spring". All brushes include color-coded tips for easy identification. Use Media Brushes with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, Gesso and Mediums. Available in a 4 piece set with ½” Flat, 1” Flat, #4 Round and #6 Round Brushes; or sold individually.

The Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife is a durable but flexible one-piece molded plastic knife that is easy to clean. The Palette Knives are sold in a 30-piece display tube or in replacement packs of 10.

MEDIA BRUSHES

4 piece set MDA41627
1/2" Flat Brush MDA41634
1" Flat Brush MDA41641
#4 Round Brush MDA41658
#6 Round Brush MDA41665

PALETTE KNIFE

30 piece display tube MDAD41818
10 pieces MDA41771
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BRUSHES

  • Durable, synthetic bristles with good "spring"
  • 9" handle with rust-resistant metal ferrule
  • Color-coded tip for easy identification
  • Sold in 4 piece set or individually

PALETTE KNIFE

  • 7” one-piece molded plastic
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Sold in 30 pc. display tube and replacement packs of 10
     

Media Gesso & Gel Medium

Dina Wakley Media Gesso is an artist quality primer, ideal for preparing all types of surfaces. Media Gesso provides a subtle texture for paint and mediums to grab and ensure smooth application. This opaque, quick-drying Gesso remains flexible after drying. Available in white and black.

Dina Wakley’s Gel Medium is a soft gel with a matte finish. Gel Medium is ideal for extending acrylic paints and can be used to dilute paint without breaking down the pigments. Dina Wakley’s Gel Medium can be used as a heavyduty adhesive, perfect for adhering collage and mixed-media ephemera. Other applications include resist techniques, glazing and can be used as a sealant. Dina Wakley Gesso and Gel Medium are available in 2 sizes – 2 fl. oz. tubes and 4 oz. jars.

  Dina Wakley
 
  2 fl. oz. tube 4 oz. jar
White Gesso MDM41672 MDM41689
Black Gesso MDM41733 MDM41740
Gel Medium MDM41733 MDM41740
     

Media Stencils & Masks

Create layers of colors, texture and design with 6 new Media Stencils and 4 new Media Masks all original designs from Dina Wakley. Use with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and Mediums. Media Masks feature both positive and negative images.

MEDIA STENCILS

Stencils Stencils Stencils Stencils
Affirmations Birds In Flight Moon Faces Plastic Canvas
MDS41238 MDS41245 MDS41252 MDS41269
 
Stencils Stencils    
Swirls Tracks    
MDS41276 MDS41283    
 

 

MEDIA MASKS & STENCILS

Stencils Stencils Stencils Stencils
Birds Leaves Mod The Basics
MDS41191 MDS41207 MDS41214 MDS41221
 

Media Stamps

Add layers of creative design with these 6 new original Dina Wakley Cling Rubber Stamps. Use the Media Stamps for mixed media art projects, journals, card making and more! Bring Dina’s designs to life in your projects and mix with Media Paints, Stencils, Mediums and more!

Stencils Stencils Stencils Stencils
All the Gals Collaged Hearts Face in the Crowd Scribbly Birds
MDR41290 MDR41306 MDR41313 MDR41320
 
Stencils Stencils

STAMPS

  • 6 Original Dina Wakley designs
  • Cling rubber stamps
  • 6" x 9" footprint
Scribbly Women Textures
MDR41337 MDR41344
 

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth #621 to see the entire line of Dina Wakley’s Media products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

Download a PDF of this Press Release (615 KB)

 

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The World of Dylusions Continues to Grow!

January 6th, 2014

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Happy Monday Everyone! We’re starting the week off right with more CHA Sneak Peeks! Today is all about Dylusions! Take a look at some of the exciting new releases by Ranger Signature Designer, Dyan Reaveley:

 

Dylusions Ink Sprays

Five new colors including deeper tones and an awesome new neutral – Slate Grey, have been added to the Dylusions Ink Spray palette. Dylusions Ink Sprays are high quality concentrated colorants for porous surfaces. Combine warm or cool tones to create colorful backgrounds on art journal pages and mixed media projects. With 24 colors to choose from, adding more color to one’s creative life just got better!

Ink Sprays are available in 2 convenient counter top display assortments and are sold individually.

Pomegrante Seed   Tangerine Dream   Chopped Pesto
Pomegranate Seed   Tangerine Dream   Chopped Pesto
DYC40453   DYC40477   DYC40439
 
Polished Jade   Ground Coffee   Slate Grey
Polished Jade   Ground Coffee   Slate Grey
DYC36777   DYC40446   DYC40460
 
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DYLUSIONS INK SPRAYS

  • 24 bright and vibrant colors
  • Acid free and non toxic
  • 2 fl. oz. bottles with fine mist sprayer

Dylusions Stencils

Stencils + Inksprays = Endless Creative Possibilities

Coming soon to a blank surface near you….4 new Dylusions Stencil designs available in small and large sizes and 3 new stylish silhouettes stencils. Use the Stencils with Ink Sprays to add subtle or bold layers of interest to journal pages and mixed media projects.

 
     

DYLUSIONS STENCILS

 

COUTURE STENCILS

Blocks Bubbles Shattered Triangles
Large DYS40613 Large DYS40620 Large DYS40637 Large DYS40644
Small DYS40651 Small DYS40668 Small DYS40675 Small DYS40682
 
Fred Lottie Ruby
DYS40811 DYS40828 DYS40835
 

Two new clear stamp sets have been added to the Couture Collection – So Many Hats and With the Right Hat. With these 2 sets, crafters are sure to have a hat to choose from! Stamp sets have a 5” x 9” footprint and feature oversized images perfect for coloring.

Six new cling rubber stamps sets are available featuring Dyan’s original artwork and favorite quotes.

Graphic Backgrounds One in Ten DoodledDelight
Graphic Backgrounds One in Ten Doodled Delight
DYR38344 DYR38351 DYR40927
 
The Write Word Fancy Florals Which Way Up!
The Write Word Fancy Florals Which Way Up!
DYR40934 DYR40941 DYR40958

 

 

COUTURE STAMPS

So Many Hats
So Many Hats
DYB37620
 
With The Right Hat
With The Right Hat…
DYB37637

Visit Ranger at the January 2014 CHA Conference & Trade Show – Booth# 621 to see the entire line of Dyan Reaveley
Dylusions Products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make-n-Takes and project ideas.

Download a PDF of this Press Release (431 KB)