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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 |

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.

  • Tools: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Surfaces:  Ranger  #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Water Brush: Detail
  • Adhesives: Ranger Multi-Medium Matte, Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Peeled Paint
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains: Spiced Marmalade, Antiqued Bronze, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Long Fasteners, Sanding Block, Tissue Wrap – Postale, Grungeboard Digits, Enameled Tags, Chit Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs – numbers, Pen Nibs

Inspired by Tim by Ellen McVetty |

Adventure Tag – Ellen McVetty

My inspiration this month was my desire to travel in 2015!

  • Surfaces:  Ranger #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Brushed Pewter, Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Salty Ocean, Bundled Sage, Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Black Soot, Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Pumice Stone
  • Stickles: Disco Ball
  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue N’ Seal
  • Tools: Ranger Non-Craft Sheet, Scissors, Sanding Grip, Ranger Heat it Craft Tool, Mister Bottle
  • Embellishments: TH 93137,  TH 92998, TH 93114, TH 93115, Crinkle Ribbon
  • Misc: Stipple Brush

Inspired by Tim by Patti Behan |

Words to Live by this Year by Patti Behan 

The glittered bell was a leftover embellishment from my Christmas cards and it was the perfect addition to my New Year’s tag.

  • Tools: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Surfaces:  Ranger  #8 Manila Tag, Ranger Black Cardstock
  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue N Seal
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence, Tarnished Brass
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Clear Rock Candy and Antique Linen
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains: Bundled Sage, Picked Raspberry, Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad:  Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker:  Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Sanding Block, Tissue Wrap – Melange, Chit Chat Stickers, Fanciful Adornments, Newsprint Alpha Parts, Heart Charms
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix:  Vagabond Machine, Bigz Christmas Be


Have you created a tag or project this month inspired by Tim’s tag?  If you have, don’t forget to link to it on Tim’s blog before the end of the month!

Which Ranger Ink Adhesive is Right for Your Project?

January 21st, 2015

Ranger Ink Adhesive Information  | CHA2015With so many great adhesive options available to you from Ranger Ink, you may find yourself wondering which adhesive is right for your project.  We developed the following informational signs for our booth at the recent CHA trade show.  So many visitors to the booth found them informative and helpful that we thought our blog readers might like seeing them too! Continue reading

Canvas Valentine with Resist by Stephenie Haman

January 19th, 2015

Canvas Valentine with Resist by Stephenie Haman

I love Valentine’s Day and creating fun décor to brighten up my home in the heart of the winter.  This little project is simple, colorful, and all your own.  I hope you enjoy creating it! Continue reading

CHA2015 | Sample Boards

January 17th, 2015

CHA2015 | Ranger Ink Sample Boards

Now that we are back home from the show we finally have a bit of time to catch our breath and sift through the huge stockpile of photos and videos.  Today we wanted to share a few more sights from the show that didn’t make it to our Instagram. Continue reading

CHA2015 | Video Recap

January 16th, 2015

CHA2015 | Ranger Ink

What an amazing time we had at CHA!  While there we took tons of photos and videos to share with you.  Today we wanted to share some of the videos we took at the show.  (We have shared these from our YouTube Channel also.  You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE.) Continue reading

CHA2015 | Ranger Ink Designers Challenge : Dina Wakley Media

January 15th, 2015

Ranger Ink Designers Challenge: Dina Wakley Media CHA2015 |

As you may know, it has become a Ranger tradition to present a Designer Challenge at the CHA Winter Show, and we are delighted to announce that this is our 10th year of hosting this notable event.  We invited a group of designers & artists we admire to participate based on their unique artistic style and create talents.  This year, the challenge was to create a mixed-media canvas using a variety of products from the Dina Wakley Media line.  Usina g a 9″ x 12″ Canvas Panel, and a variety of Ranger Surfaces each artist was challenged to create a piece of artwork that was unique to his or her own style. Continue reading

Day 5 | CHA New Products Releases: Tim Holtz Distress

January 9th, 2015

It is the final day of our New Products week and we saved something really big for last…

We are so excited to share a whole new way to Distress... 12 new Distress colors each month in 2015!  For the first time ever, you will be able to purchase the new color of Distress Ink Pad, Distress Re-Inker, Distress Stain, Distress Spray Stain, Distress Marker, and Distress Paint at the same time! The color for January is Cracked Pistachio which is a retro green that fits perfectly into the Distress Palette!  New colors will be announced each month right here on the Ranger blog!

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Day 4 | CHA New Products Releases: Dylusions

January 8th, 2015

Welcome to day 4 of our new products week!  Today is all about Dylusions!

Brace yourself Dylusions fans for NEW Dylusions... Paint! That is right, Dylusions now includes paints designed specifically with art journaling in mind!  These vibrant paints are not too thick and not too thin, are waterproof when dry, and dry quickly.  Even more exciting, you can write on these paints when dry without clogging up your pen!  Dylusions Paints are available in 12 colors that coordinate with the current line of Dylusions Ink Sprays!

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Day 3 | CHA New Products Releases: Dina Wakley Media

January 7th, 2015

Welcome to day 3 of our CHA New Product Release week!  Today we have exciting new product additions to the Dina Wakley Media Line!

Black, Gilt, Sterling, and Penny are the exciting new color and metallic additions to the Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint collection.  Mix the new Media Glazing Medium with any of the Media Heavy Body paints to add additional open time to the paints and to thin the paints to increase transparency.  You can also use the Glaze alone on mixed media projects.  Finally, we are happy to introduce Fine Tip Applicators that attach directly to tubes of Media paints!  These new applicator tips will expand your options for adding paints to your projects!

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Day 2 | CHA New Products Releases: Wendy Vecchi, Vintaj, and Texture Paste

January 6th, 2015

Welcome to day two of our CHA New Product Releases!  Today we are happy to share new additions to Wendy Vecchi, Vintaj, and Texture Paste Collections.

Our Wendy Vecchi Signature collection grows with the addition of three new Archival Ink and Embossing Powder colors- Tea Rose, Buttercup, and Sky Blue.  The Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder collection is now available in 9 country garden colors!

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