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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!

CHA Samples, Inspiration, and a Giveaway

January 16th, 2014


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!


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!

Festively Distressed Blog Hop with Ranger & Dreamweaver Stencils

November 7th, 2013

Displayed plaque

Ready to be festively distressed once again? The Dream Team at Dreamweaver Stencils have been playing with Tim Holtz Distress Paints, and are ready to inspire you to be distressed as well…paint distressed that is! Dreamweaver Stencils are the perfect choice to mix with all things festively distressed, as nothing shows off color and texture better than great designs. Follow their hop and leave some love for an opportunity to win a great prize package including five Ranger Distress Paints and five Dreamweaver Stencils! The hop starts at the Dreamweaver Blog. Enjoy!

Happy Halloween and Congrats to our Contest Winners!

October 31st, 2013


We want to wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween! While we’re still hard at work getting your favorite products out to your local craft store, a few of us decided to have some Halloween fun by dressing up!

We had soooo many amazing entries in our Halloween Crafting Contest it was near impossible to choose just three! We just knew these great products had to get in the hands of some of our great crafty fans, so we went with:

Congrats to all of our winners! You’ll receive an email from us shortly with information on how to claim your prize. A HUGE thank you again to everyone that participated. The projects were truly inspiring. If you haven’t already, take a moment to check out this blog post and visit the blogs of all those who entered!

Halloween Crafting Contest

October 25th, 2013

Distress Halloween Headstones

We’ve been sharing some great fall and Halloween projects lately and will continue to do so all next week. Today we have a Distress Halloween Headstones tutorial by Candy Colwell! Check out the project page here for a full materials list, instructions, and step-out photos!

Now we want to see what you’ve been making. From now until noon eastern time on Halloween you can submit a photo of your fall or Halloween themed project for a chance to win some awesome Ranger products! What are you playing for you ask? Well… While getting ready for the big Warehouse Sale tomorrow, we found 3 leftover VIP bag from the CHA Summer Show. Each bag contains a mix of the new products we launched at the show and an awesome Ranger apron.


Ready to craft? Great! Submit your project using the InLinkz form below:

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Dylusions/Distress Altered Composition Notebook Project + Distress Paint Winners!

October 7th, 2013

Composition Notebook step10A

We are so happy to see such a positive response to the new Distress Paint colors. We’re glad you are as excited as we are. These additions are sure to be a part of some amazing holiday projects this year. As promised we are giving away a few sets, but first we want to share this very cool project by Marjie Kemper.

This Dylusions/Distress Altered Composition Notebook is the perfect way to put a crafty touch on a traditional, boring composition notebook. For this project you will need:


Step 1. Cut a piece of Kraft Resist paper to fit the notebook cover and round the right-hand corners.

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