Dyan Reaveley Demoing at CHA

January 29th, 2013

At CHA this year Dyan Reaveley was busy, busy, busy showing off her new stamps, stencils, and sprays. One early morning, Dyan was giving a demo of her new Ink Sprays, so we squeezed in and grabbed this quick clip to share with you. Dyan did her famous ghosting technique, then showed how her new color, White Linen, could be used to add a new twist to the ghosting look! Take a look:

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Guess This Ranger Product: Revealed!

January 27th, 2013

We had a lot of interesting guesses this time around! This month’s Guess The Ranger Product was…… [drumroll, please]…..

The one and only Stickles in Xmas Red, which also happen to make a great red for your upcoming Valentine’s Day projects!


Info on Distress Products & Guess This Ranger Product!

January 25th, 2013

Since we announced the release of Distress Paints, we’ve heard many people ask, “When it comes to Distress, what’s the difference between Inks, Stains, and Paints?” That is a great question and there are several differences. We came across this amazing blog post by Simon Says Stamp today that really dives into the effect you can except from each product when using the same color on the same surface. A very cool read indeed!

Image courtesy of Simon Says Stamp. Click on it to read the blog post in its entirety.


The weekend is almost here, so it’s time for some fun! We haven’t done this in a few weeks, so we thought it would be a great time to do another Guess this Ranger Product! Here is your clue:

Not sure what it is? Swing by our Facebook Page on Saturday morning for a photo that is zoomed out a bit for a hint!


2013 Ranger University Application now being accepted

January 24th, 2013
Ranger U


Attention store owners, teachers, and designers who want to learn more about how to teach and sell Ranger products: We are now accepting application for our 2013 Ranger University Session.

Ranger University will run from April 26th through the 28th this year. You can find more information about this program and download an application on our website here. Just a reminder, applications are due Monday, March 11th.


Claudine Hellmuth Demoing at CHA Winter 2013

January 23rd, 2013

Claudine Hellmuth Demoing at CHA Winter 2013

Before the show we announced the addition of stencils to the Claudine Hellmuth Studio line. At the Winter CHA 2013 show, Claudine demoed her new stencils and showed how they work with existing Ranger products to create great looks.

In this video, you can see Claudine use her new stencils with gesso and a bit of paint to create a fun look that is perfect for backgrounds! Take a look:

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Wendy Vecchi Demos in the Ranger Booth at Winter CHA 2013

January 22nd, 2013

Now that we’re back from CHA, we’ll be sharing some videos and photos from each designer that demoed in our booth at the show. We also thought it would be fun to share some of our new products with you, so stay tuned to the end of this blog post to see if you are one of our surprise winners!

Today it is all about Wendy Vecchi. Wendy spent time some time in our booth demoing various Ranger products, such as Archival Inks, Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and Perfect Pearls.

Take a look at a few photos of Wendy in action and her projects, then check out the video where she shows you how well these products work with her Studio 490 Embossing Paste along with a few tips and techniques!

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8th Annual Designer Challenge at CHA Winter

January 21st, 2013

As you may know, it has become a tradition of ours to entertain a Designer Challenge at the CHA Winter Show, and we are delighted to announce that this is our 8th year of hosting this notable event. We invited a group of designers we admire to participate based on their unique artistic style and creative talents. The challenge was to create a mixed-media piece on an 11” x 14” wrapped canvas board using one main color of Dylusions Inks Sprays, as well as Black Marble and White Linen Sprays for contrast, Dylusions Stencils, Black and White Gesso and various Ranger surfaces for them to alter and use to embellish their artwork.

We think you’ll agree that the entries this year are incredibly creative and imaginative. Each artist’s project is so inspiring in their use of the Dylusions product line and showcases its versatility for use with a wide range of artistic styles.

Our thanks go out to all the designers for the time and effort they put into the Challenge. For more fun and inspiration, take a look at each artist’s website!

Alisa Burke – Calypso Blue


Anna Dabrowska – Pure Sunshine


Claudine Hellmuth – Vibrant Turquoise


Dina Wakley – After Midnight


Dyan Reaveley – Funky Fuchsia


Jim R. Hankins – Crushed Grape


Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – Cut Grass


Kate Crane – Squeezed Orange


Kaz Hall – Postbox Red


Mackie Mullane – Fresh Lime


Pam Carriker – Dirty Martini


Paula Cheney – Cherry Pie


Suzi Blu – Bubblegum Pink


Tammy Tutterow – Lemon Zest


Tim Holtz – Melted Chocolate


Wendy Vecchi – London Blue



Winter CHA 2013 Classes

January 14th, 2013

As you probably know, we are still here at CHA. As the show begins to wind down, we thought it would be a good time to start sharing some of photos we captured. The other day we snapped some shots of Tim Holtz, Dyan Reaveley, and Vintaj’s classes. Take a look:

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Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2013

January 11th, 2013

A new year means a new set of tag-tastic inspiration every month from none other than Tim Holtz. This month, Tim has yet another inspiring tag to kick the new year off right. Check out his blog to see all the details.

Even with everything going on around preparing for CHA, we just had to make a few projects of our own that were inspired by this tag. Take a look:

Phone Tag by Patti Behan

Patti was inspired to create this fun tag.



NY Journey Album By Debbie Tlach

Debbie created this chic urban photo album by embellishing a chipboard binder.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains – Antiqued Bronze, Brushed Pewter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Antique Linen, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Metal Word Bands, Muse Tokens, Crinkle Ribbon, Game Spinners with Brads, Sanding Grip
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix- Texture Fades Embossing Folders- Subway, Diamond Plate
  • Core’ dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Cut & Emboss Series
  • Ranger – #10 Black Tag
  • Other: Maya Road – Chipboard Binder

Believe in Yourself Tag by Kelly Kronowksi

Kelly made this gorgeous tag that is an inspiration to us all.





New Dylusions Stamps and Stencils, oh my!

January 10th, 2013

In addition to the new Dylusions Ink Sprays colors, Dyan also has new stamps and stencils that she will be debuting at CHA this year.

When you pickup your new ink sprays be sure to try them out on Dyan’s new Dylusions Stencils! These stencils are available in 3 new stylish silhouettes for endless possibilities.

Dylusions Journal BlockOn the stamping side of things, Dyan’s Rubber Stamp line has 6 new additions – Dy’s Alphabet, Mischievous Malcom, Monster Mash, Ocean Backgrounds, Say It How It Is, and Under The Sea, but that’s not all!

The brand new line of Dylusions Couture Collection Clear Stamps will debut in February. These 9×5 footprint stamps will be available in 3 large sets and 1 mini set that contains all of the images. To make using these new clear stamps even easier, we are also launching the new Dylusions Journal Block. This clear stamp block was designed to perfectly fit the new Couture collection and also features a wavy edge that can be used as a template for creative journaling.

Want to see these new products in action? Check out these intro videos by Dyan, check out her blog, and be sure to visit us at CHA!

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