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Contest Winners Announced!

August 18th, 2014


Thank you for all your comments about our latest release!!   We know how hard it is to choose your favorites.  We love them all, too!

Here are the lucky fans who will be receiving a surprise sampling of our new products.  Congrats!

A Kastan: “Finally some foam tape adhesive. I raise a lot of images up and I’m excited especially about the black one since you won’t see the white edge that you can sometimes see from the side.”

Robin Orewiler: “I love the new Dina Wakley and dylusions. The adhesive strips look cool too.”

Nancy Noble: “Love the make your own stamp pad.”

Diana: “Transfer foil sheets – always loved those but they have been challenging to find. It’s like comfort food for the crafting soul. Glad to see that they have them in many different colors.”

Denise Bryant: “I’m all excited about the newest Mini Distress Ink pad sets! Can’t wait to get them… set #11 is top on my list! LOVE Festive Berries…. perfect color for holiday creating”

Joan Setree: “Love the Dina Wakely and Dylusions stencils and stamps!”

Brenda Lubrant:  “I just put some of Dina Wakley’s new stamps and stencils and the ball pens on my wish list.”

Virginia Allen:  “I love all the releases, but really love Dyan’s Strength stamp set. Would love to watercolor them and use on tags and ATC’s. I also like the new paintbrushes. I need new ones and I love that the set includes flats and rounds.”

Dana Cavanaugh:  “It’s hard to pick only one! The foil sheets and the Dina Wakely stamps and stencils are great!”

Linda L in Tennessee: “Happy to see the Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets! These have been gone from the stores for years!”

Carole Ford: “Love the new Dylusions stamps and stencils.”

Jen Clark:  “Oh my, do I really have to choose??? I love Dyan’s new Strength women stamps, and I love Dina’s new Scribbly Insects and Primitive Icons stamps and her new Swirly Mosaic stencil. And I *STILL* haven’t gotten my hands on the black or red Fude ball pen, but I SUPER DUPER want them in ALL the colors, including the new blue!!! I am BEYOND THRILLED that all 48 colors of Distress are now in mini (must get them…and desperately need those little storage tins, because my lids keep falling off!!!), and I cannot wait to try all of the new adhesives, especially combining the Adhesive Sheets, with die cutting, with the Foil Transfer Sheets…I foresee some gorgeous fall and Christmas cards coming!!!”

Renee M.: “The little ink sets are one of my favorites of the new releases because they’re what I would use the most. I’m limited on space so is nice that they’re small. :)

Lisa M:  “I’m stoked about the adhesive foam in black! I use adhesive foam quite a bit and usually end up coloring the edges with a permanent marker so they blend into the background when the piece is viewed from an angle. The black foam will save me so much work – genius idea!”

Barbara Albrecht:  “I’m excited about so many of the new things! On the top of my list would be Dina and Dyan’s stamps and stencils. Then there’s the Fude pens…in colors, too! And…lovin’ the black foam adhesive….have wanted black for several years but could never seem to find it anywhere…now Ranger has it!!”

You’ll receive an email from us shortly with information on how to claim your prize. Congrats again and a big thank you to everyone that participated!

New Products from Ranger!

August 15th, 2014

Blog-post-image_augustAt Ranger, the inspiration continues with another release of fantastic new products from our Signature Designers and Ranger Brand that are sure to excite your creativity.

First off, we have the much anticipated final release of the Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad Kits completing the palette of 48 colors.  The introduction of the Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin  last month makes organizing these little inks functional and convenient.

Distress Minis PR August 2014 Download Distress Minis Press Release Here

The colorful and “dylusional” Dyan Reaveley has created six new Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and six new Stencil designs in her quirky and fun style.

Dylusions_PR_2014Download Dylusions Press Release Here

Mixed-media master Dina Wakley has added seven new Media Stencils and four new Media Stamps to her artistic collection.

Dina Wakely PR 2014Download Dina Wakely Media Press Release Here

Dina’s favorite Fude Ball Pen has been a huge success for art journaling and is now available in Blue in addition to Black and Red.

Blue Fudeball Pens_PR_2014Download Blue Fudeball Pens Press Release Here

There’s still more!  You will also enjoy the following exciting new Ranger Brand of products:

We are expanding our adhesive line to include Adhesive Sheets, Adhesive Foam and Adhesive Strips.

Ranger Adhesives PR 2014Download Ranger Adhesives Press Release Here

Next up are colorful Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets that will be the perfect complement to your upcoming holiday projects.

Shiny Foil Sheets PR 2014Download Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets Press Release Here

We have this essential, quality Artist Brush Set to add to your Mixed Media toolbox.

Artist Brushes PR 2014Download Artist Brushes Press Release Here

Finally, we have redesigned our Make Your Own Stamp Pad.

Make Your Own Stamp Pad 2014Download Make Your Own Stamp Pad Press Release Here

These products will begin shipping later this month! We hope you are as excited as we are about them, and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below telling us which new release you’re most excited about and why! On Monday we’ll select 15 winners who each will receive something from our awesome collection of new product!

New Product Contest Winners

July 15th, 2014

Winner, Winner, Chicken DinnerWow!  We are overwhelmed and so happy to hear how excited you are about our new products. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Here are the 15 lucky winners who will be receiving a little something from this awesome new product release:

“My creative juices have an outlet and have been reignited. The paste medium is so exciting to me because I love stencil work and the ability to easily obtain results with Ranger products. I am not defeated at any step I am pushed and I conquer. It feels so rewarding. Thank you.” -Terry Fest

“I am very excited about them all!!!!! The texture paste sounds so fun, though! I love adding different textural elements to my art, so bring it on!!!!” -Christi Levesque

“Inkable! Paintable! And it Doesn’t Crack!! Love the new Texture Paste!!” -Kim Potts

“I’m most excited about the ink minis and the storage tin! I love using distress inks on everything.” -Suzanne Bernier

“It is difficult to choose which I am most excited about! I am totally digging the new Pearl colors (love!!!) but the Stickles colors are awesome (especially the Seafoam). I would have to say the Stickles. -Kathy Jo Wood

“You know that sweet lil’ tin…filled with those wonderful lil’ distress inks is a MUST HAVE! How perfect for traveling! And I’m dying to try the SS paper now that I’ve seen some examples with the new paste! Great new products Ranger! Keep up the good work!”  -Roxanne

“i love the stickles and would love to expand my collection!!” -Heather Thompson

“Just one? Okay Stickles! No pearls! No the tin! who am I kidding? Stickles!”-Elizabeth Schlosser

“All of the new products sound like must haves. You can never have too many Stickles and Liquid Pearls.”-Barbara Howell

“My favorites are the Texture Paste and super yummy Juniper and Garnet Liquid Pearls. Gorgeous colors!“-Ava Stone

“I hate to say I just can’t pick one-I am obsessed with the Liquid Pearls and Stickles and LOVE to see new colors! Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing these AWESOME products!“-Tracy Paese

I am super excited about all the new products but want to try the Texture paste first! I just love all of your products!“-Leslie Kiley

Ohhhh, I’m having palpitations just thinking about the mini distress tins”-Patty.

“The TEXTURE PASTE is what caught my eye…. AWESOME…“-Louie

“I love organization so, of course, I’m loving the new storage tin. Thanks for making it!“-Paula Holub

Congrats to all the winners, you’ll receive an email from us shortly on how to claim your prize!

Distress Mini Inspiration and #LoveDistress Photo Challenge Winners

June 16th, 2014


These new Distress Minis are too much fun not to share, so Tim Holtz has kicked off an amazing and inspirational designer blog hop. Check out each link below for a tutorial, some inspiration, and another chance to win!

Tim Holtz


Now onto the winners of our contest… We had some great entries this weekend. Thank you to everyone that shared a #LoveDistress photo. It’s great seeing so much creativity! As promised, we’ve selected a few lucky winners to receive one of the new Distress Mini Kits. Take a look:

Denisse Diaz via Facebook

See your photo above? Congrats! Simply send us an email to blog (at) with your full name and mailing address and we’ll mail you some brand new distress minis!

3 more kits of Tim Holtz Distress Minis are shipping on Monday! #LoveDistress

June 12th, 2014


Since their debut back in January, all we’ve been hearing is how much everyone loves Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis. While you all have been enjoying getting crafty on the go with your 24 colors, we know you can always have MORE! We are super excited to announce that 3 more kits are ready to go and will begin shipping to local craft stores on Monday.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Stormy Sky, Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold, Forest Moss, Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass, and Dusty Concord? Call your local store today and let them know to place their orders today!

Did you know we are now on Instagram too? Check out this video of the team hard at work makin’ minis, then give us a follow:

To celebrate we have 9 kits of new Distress Minis to give away. To be entered to win, simply show us that you #LoveDistress. Post a photo of you, your Distress products, your Distress projects, you with your Distress Products, etc… with the hashtag #LoveDistress on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and we’ll be picking photos from each social media channel on Monday to win! We’ll announce the winners on our blog on Monday, so be sure to swing back to see if you won and to get instruction on how to claim your prize.

We can’t wait to see how much you #LoveDistress !

Dyan Reaveley Caption Contest Winners!

April 7th, 2014


The Dyan Reaveley Caption Contest has come to an end and once again you have wowed us with your creativity and humor! There were so many great entries on both our blog and our Facebook page we decided to give away 6 books! And the winners are!


  • WARNING: Creative block in progress. -Samantha F.
  • Just let me have ONE spray! Pleeeasse? I PROMISE I’ll be good (or I’ll TRY)! -Marissa M.
  • Caught in the Inky Jar again! -Kelly Gustus


  • Dyan moves into a gated community. -Sue Tucker
  • Not spraying well with others. -Colleen Lmo
  • I meant I wanted to be a pin-up, not pen up. -Janna Williams

If you included your email address, we’ll send you an email with information on how to claim your prize. If not, especially for our Facebook participants, send us an email to blog (at) with your full name and mailing address and we’ll get your prize out to you.

Dyan Reaveley Caption Contest

April 4th, 2014


It’s another Friday and we have a couple of autographed My Creative Journal Journey books to give away. We thought it would be fun to do another caption contest!

The lovely Lady Dy spent a few days here at Ranger HQ after the Collins Show. She said she was going to go make tea, but then we found her in one of the offices:


Leave a clever or funny or caption for this photo in the comments and on Monday we’ll select a few lucky winners to receive an autographed My Creative Journal Journey book!

Inspiration from ’round the web and Dylusions Contest Winner!

March 25th, 2014


The web is a wonderful place to gather inspiration for your next project. We’ve spotted a few over the past few days that we just HAVE to share.

First up, Dyan Reaveley now has a new all Dylusions end cap at Joannes! You can head over to her blog here to see it, as well as photos of various other Dylusions samples!

Next up, we saw these tiny art journals by Kate Crane (pictured on the right) that feature Dina Wakley’s new stamp set. So cute and creative!


If you’re thinking spring and looking for some bright colors, take a look at Kaz Hall’s recent blog post where she recycled some old cardboard and used Distress Inks and Markers to create this fun Seahorse Clipboard!

Finally, if you’re not following Wendy Vecchi’s blog, you are missing out for sure! We shared an altering with archival post she did last week, but there’s more! Check out Part 2 here where you’ll learn how to make that gorgeous tag on the left!

Now, on to the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the winner of the Dylusions FriDay / PrizeDay project contest! With 81 votes, a big congratulations to sandeeNC’s Wizard of Oz Journal Page! Stay tuned… we’ll be sending you an email shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize!


A big thanks to everyone that participated. If you included a URL, we posted your project and a link to your blog on our Dylusions board on Pinterest! Your project were truly inspirational! Be sure to click the feed link at the top right of any of our pages to subscribe to our blog and be the 1st to know about new products, projects, and contests!

Dylusional FriDay / PrizeDay!

March 21st, 2014


It’s Friday and we have a fresh set of all the new Dylusions Ink Sprays just sitting here waiting to be used. So why not have a little crafting contest?!?

We’re looking for the most Dylusional project as decided by, YOU, our online community! To enter, simply submit any type of project below that features any one or combination of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions products – ink sprays, stencils, stamps, journaling block, creative journal… you get the idea. Submissions will be accepted from now until 7pm eastern time on Sunday, March 23rd  then voting will be open until 12pm eastern time on Tuesday, March 25th with one lucky winner taking home Dylusions Ink Sprays in Slate Grey, Chopped Pesto, Tangerine Dream, Ground Coffee, Pomegranate Seed, and Polish Jade!

This time, to mix things up, we will determine the winner by number of votes. So, please feel free to encourage your friends, family, and technologically gifted pets :-D  to visit our blog and vote for your project. We’re super to excited to see what you all come with because you never cease to amaze us!

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis Winners!

January 21st, 2014


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!