Thankful Hanging by Audrey Pettit

November 17th, 2014

Thankful Hanging by Audrey Pettit |

Today we welcome guest designer Audrey Pettit.  Audrey is sharing a clever and oh so pretty fall decor piece that is sure to add a warm touch to your fall home decor!

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Alcohol Ink + Canned Air Effects

November 14th, 2014

Alcohol Ink Shrink Plastic Snowflakes by Tammy Tutterow |

This month I have been sharing with you some of the incredible things you can do with Alcohol Inks.  Today I want to share a fun technique that uses the power of canned air to create some unique ink patterns. Continue reading

Congratulations to…

November 13th, 2014

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Congratulations to the following blog readers, they have each won a prize pack from Ranger HQ!  We loved all of your comments and lists of favorite Distress Spray Stain colors on our announcement of the 24 new colors!  Like many of you, we can’t limit our favorites to just one either!

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If you see your name and comment, drop us an email at  Please include your mailing address so that we can send you your prize!


The Importance of Repetition in Your Artwork by Dina Wakley

November 12th, 2014

The Importance of Repetition by Dina Wakley |

I have an idea for you try in your work, whether you do cards, tags, journal pages, scrapbook pages, or other mixed-media pieces. The idea is repetition. The idea is to select an image or motif, and then repeat it in several areas of your piece. When you repeat an image, you add visual intensity and interest to your piece. Plus you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and dig for the perfect image.  Continue reading

Mini Holiday Notebook by Yvonne Blair

November 10th, 2014

Mini Gift Jouranl by Yvonne Blair |

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may find yourself in need of quick gift ideas.  This fun and simple mini journal is both quick and inexpensive to create.  Make several at one time and you will have a perfect gift on hand ready to go! Continue reading

24 New Distress Spray Stains

November 7th, 2014


We couldn’t be more excited!  Today we pleased to announce 24 more colors in our Distress Spray Stain line!  These additional 24 colors complete the Distress Stain palette in the new spray format.  Fans of Distress Spray Stains now have 52 different colors available for misting and spraying!

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Holiday Ornament with Wendy Vecchi

November 5th, 2014

Holiday Ornament by Wendy Vecchi |

Join Ranger Ink Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi as she shares how to create this fun and colorful wooden holiday ornament using Ranger Archival and Distress products.  This ornament can also be used as a gift tag, a gift for a hostess or teacher, or as a place setting decoration for holiday dinners. Continue reading

Colorizing Embellishments with Alcohol Ink

November 3rd, 2014

Alcohol Ink Embellishments by Tammy Tutterow |

Last week we featured some really beautiful and creative uses for alcohol ink in our Pinterest Inspiration post.  Today I want to share with you some simple ways you can use alcohol inks to add color to embellishments you probably already have in your crafty stash.  Alcohol inks are a great choice for adding color to metal and acrylic embellishments.

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Pinterest Inspiration | Alcohol Ink

October 30th, 2014

Adirondack Alcohol Ink PInterest Finds |

It is no secret that you can create truly magical effects with Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  Alcohol Inks are fast drying multi-surface dye inks that are available in 54 acid-free, fade resistant colors.  Use the felt applicator tool to apply them to non-porous surfaces or drip color directly onto surfaces using the precision tip applicator bottle.  Either way will result in vibrant color that is sure to add wow to your project!

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Be Thankful Card

October 28th, 2014

Liquid Pearls Be Thankful Card

We have an awesome tutorial by Michelle McCosh to share with you today.  You will learn how to make this Be Thankful Card that features Liquid Pearls! This card is perfect to send to friends for a lovely fall or Thanksgiving greeting.  You could even use the ideas and look to create stunning Thanksgiving place settings!

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