February 2015 Distress Color: Abandoned Coral

February 6th, 2015

Year of Distress 2015  February | Abandoned CoralRanger and Tim Holtz are excited to reveal the next new color in our “Year of Distress”. Continue reading


February 5th, 2015

Just a quick reminder... tomorrow is THE day to tune in right here to find out the latest color joining the Distress collection.  The announcement will go live at noon eastern time.  We can't wait to show you the new color!

Just a quick reminder… tomorrow is THE day to tune in right here to find out the latest color joining the Distress collection.  The announcement will go live at noon eastern time.  We can’t wait to show you the new color!

Faux Graniteware on Glass with Wendy Vecchi (plus a giveaway!)

February 4th, 2015

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comRanger Signature Artist Wendy Vecchi joins us today with a tutorial demonstrating her Faux Graniteware technique on glass. Recently at CHA Wendy debuted three new colors of Archival Inks and Embossing Powders to her signature collection. Continue reading

The Countdown is On!

February 3rd, 2015


Have you heard?  The first Friday of each month is THE day to be right here to learn the new Distress Color of the Month.

It has been so exciting seeing your response to the new monthly colors being added to the Distress collection.  We love how much you LOVED Cracked Pistachio.  We know you are going to love February’s color just as much, maybe even more!

Be sure you tune in right here on Friday February 6th at 12pm est to see the big reveal!


PS. Don’t forget, we have two fun giveaways happening right now on the blog… the Cracked Pistachio giveaway which ends tonight (2/3/15) and the exclusive Ranger CHA tote bag giveaway which ends on Friday (2/6/15). If you haven’t entered yet, be sure you do!

PSS. If you love giveaways, make sure you check the blog each Wednesday during the month of February for awesome tutorials and giveaways from our Signature Designers Wendy, Dina, Tim, and Dyan! It all starts tomorrow!

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox

February 2nd, 2015

Stenciled Embossed Resist by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.comHi all! It’s Shelly Hickox with you today sharing a quick and easy resist technique. I love working with embossing powder and experimenting with new techniques. Weathered White embossing powder has a very unique texture and finish – perfect for an aged effect that mimics the look of texture paste, but without the drying time! Continue reading

Liquid Pearls Butterfly by Anita Houston

January 31st, 2015

Liquid Pearls Butterfly Tag by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comAdd shimmer to your art tags with Liquid Pearls.  Guest Designer Anita Houston shows you how to take an embossed tag to the next level with this versatile pearlescent paint. Continue reading

Ranger Tote Bag Giveaway

January 30th, 2015


Earlier this month when we were are CHA we shared images of our amazing art wall that featured large graphics of art by our Signature Designers Designers Tim Holtz, Dyan Reaveley, Wendy Vecchi, and Dina Wakley.  Every one at the show and at home loved this colorful and fun wall of art. Continue reading

Have you met Cracked Pistachio? (and a giveaway too!)

January 28th, 2015

February Distress: Cracked Pistachio

By now we are pretty sure you have heard the really cool news about new colors of Distress every month of 2015.  And we are also pretty sure you have seen the color of the month for January, Cracked Pistachio.  But just in case, here is a little introduction…

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Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book

January 26th, 2015

Unique Stencil Technique Mini Book by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comHello everyone! It’s Jenn Shurkus here- from Shurkus.com.  I’m wicked excited to be here!
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Inspired by Tim | 12 Tags of 2015 January

January 23rd, 2015

Each month, members of our team at the Ranger office enjoy a bit of crafting time to create projects inspired by Tim Holtz’s monthly tag tutorial.  This month we have tags for you by Kathy, Ellen, and Patti based on the Tim’s January tag.

Inspired by Tim by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com

Positivity Tag – Kathy Paglia

I was inspired by Tim’s January Tag and his use of Chit Chat stickers to ring in a positive and creative new year. Continue reading