Scrapbook Expo

September 30th, 2013

Scrapbook Expo

We hope everyone had a great weekend. If you are in the NJ area, you may have gotten a chance to check out the Scrapbook EXPO at the Garden State Exhibition Center this weekend. We swung by on Friday to see what was going on and saw a few really cool projects.

We saw quite a few make-it-take-its featuring Ranger products like this one that showcased Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads.


And of course, what’s a demo without some Dylusions? Scrapper’s Cove got inky with a few Ink Spray techniques and demoed the new Dylusions Ink Spray Pad.


They had a few amazing samples hanging in their booth as well. This board was hanging up pretty high, but we still managed to snap a pic. What’s really cool are the 2 sand dollars that are stamped with Dylusions Rubber Stamps!


We spotted this sample that used the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Bigz Caged Bird Die…

TH_1Then saw these that repurposed the same die to create baskets! So creative!


And then there were Stickles! Lots of Stickles!


Finally, we got a chance to speak with Susan Frase from Clear Scraps who was doing some really cool stuff with their Acrylics and Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks. Look at this sample!


If you love alcohol inks, check out their blog (here’s the link) for more project ideas!

Did any of you get to go to the Scrapbook Expo this year? If so, what did you see that made you say, “Wow!”?



STAMPtember® Special Guest: Wendy Vecchi

September 27th, 2013

Simon Says Stamp

Happy Friday! Everyone know the old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” As you probably know the same can be said for art! Today, Wendy Vecchi is the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Special Guest… in her post, she shows how she made an amazing tag from this piece of manila cardstock that was used to wipe up some excess distress stain a few weeks early that was almost *GASP* thrown away.

Wendy's Tag

Head on over to Simon Says Stamp’s blog by clicking here to see the rest of the transformation! If you’re looking for more inspiration from Wendy, take a look at this So Very Happy Tag we published yesterday that features her new Designer Series Archival Inks!


Getting into the Holiday Spirit with Dylusions

September 25th, 2013

As you start gather ideas for the upcoming holiday season, here are 2 Dylusions projects by Ranger’s Debbie Tlach that stray a little bit away from the traditional Christmas color palette, yet give a cheery, festive vibe!

First up we have this Dylusions Merry Christmas Tag. This Merry tag can be given as a gift or used to tag a present.

Dylusions Merry Christmas Tag


Next, this Dylusions Believe Card features a starry background that is perfect for the holiday season!

Dylusions Believe Card by Debbie Tlach


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

September 23rd, 2013

Hopefully by now you’ve gotten a chance to check out the September edition of Tim’s 12 Tags of 2013. If not, this month’s technique is all about using the new Tim Holtz Layering Stencils by Stampers Anonymous. Take a look at what we came up with!

Soar Canvas by Colleen Verardi

  • Distress Paint: Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Picket Fence, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint
  • Distress Marker: Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black, Coffee
  • Perfect Pearl Mist: Sunflower Gold
  • Claudine Hellmuth Studio: Multi Medium/Matte
Soar Canvas by Colleen Verardi

Autumn Leaves Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Nonstick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry, and Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, and Spiced Marmalade
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Pop it Shapes
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers-Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Picket Fence
  • Perfect Pearls Mist-Turquoise, Mandarin
  • Perfect Pearls Powder- Kiwi, Mandarin, Merriment Red, Festive Green, Forever Green, Sunflower Sparkle
  • Perfect Medium Ink Pad
  • CH Studio Matte Medium
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Dylusions Stencils-Checkered Dots and Dotted Flowers
  • Claudine Hellmuth Stencils-Falling Foliage and Tea Time
Autumn Leaves Tag by Kathy Paglia

Time Flies Tag by Daniela Mozo

  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain-Shaded Lilac, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Gathered Twigs
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Frayed Burlap and Tea Dye
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker-Age Mahogany, Black Soot and Picket Fence
  • Adirondack Dye Ink-Pitch Black
  • Vintaj Patinas-Amethyst and Opalite
Time Flies Tag by Daniela Mozo

Believe in your Dreams Tag by Brianna DeVita

  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pads- Watering Can, Potting Soil
  • Archival Ink Pad- Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains-Walnut Stain, Picked Raspberry and Bundled Sage
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Stormy Sky and Bundled Sage
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers-Seedless Preserves
  • Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders-Pewter
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
Believe in your Dreams Tag by Brianna DeVita

Stencil Purse by Debbie Tlach

  • Tim Holtz® Distress Paint – Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves & Black Soot
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz® Layering Stencils – Clockwork, Stars & Burlap
  • Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi – White Embossing Paste
Stencil Purse by Debbie Tlach


Video: Scribble Sprays Technique

September 20th, 2013


Did you know you can use your Dylusions Ink Sprays without even spraying them?!? Sounds like magic, but in this easy to follow video, Dyan Reaveley shares her Scribble Sprays technique. Perfect for Art Journal Backgrounds this technique can be used to make a bright, vibrant backdrop for your next piece or combined with White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray to create a softer pastel look.


Classes still available at the upcoming Collins Show!

September 18th, 2013

collins_logoAttention Retailers! We still have a few seats available in both Dyan Reaveley and Wendy Vecchi’s classes at the upcoming Fall Collins Show in Houston, TX. You can still sign up for the following workshops:

  • Friday, September 27th: Dylusional Technique Tag Book
  • Saturday, September 28th: A Dylusional Christmas
  • Saturday, September 28th: Archival is Awesome
  • Saturday, September 28th: Spooky Dylusional Tags
  • Saturday, September 28th: Artful Archivals

For more information on each of these classes and to register before they fill up, head on over to The Collins Group’s website by clicking here.

Here are a few samples of the amazing projects that you will learn to create in these classes!


STAMPtember® Special Guest: Claudine Hellmuth

September 16th, 2013

Simon Says Stamp

Hopefully you’ve been checking out the Simon Says Stamp blog everyday this month as they celebrate STAMPtember®! In case you didn’t get a chance to head over there yet today, we are excited to share that today’s special guest is Claudine Hellmuth!

In today’s post, Claudine shares this super cute “We’re A Pair!” card that features her new Chairs stamps as well as Multi-Medium: Matte, Archival Ink, and POPit! Shapes!

We're A Pair


Dyan Reaveley Workshops and Distress Paint Winners

September 9th, 2013

Exciting news!!  Dyan Reaveley is returning to the US this fall to teach her amazing workshops!   Dyan’s unique and fun approach to journaling will be sure to bring out your inner artist.  You can check out her schedule here

Many thanks to all who participated in our Distress Paint contest!  In case you missed it, you can find all the entries here.  Since we received so many creative entries we decided to pick a few winners instead of just one…

  • cheiron
  • Lisa H
  • Caroline Duncan

Congratulations! You will receive an email from us shortly with information on how to claim your prize.



New Tim Holtz® Distress Paints!

September 4th, 2013


Ranger and Tim Holtz are pleased to announce the addition of six colors to the Distress Paint product line – Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs. Arriving just in time for Fall, this paint palette is sure to add just the right amount of a festive feel to holiday projects.

If you’re a Distress fan (who isn’t), then you probably already own these colors in another product… Ink Pads, Markers, and Stains… and would love to add these to your Distress Paint collection. With that being said, we want to celebrate the launch of these new colors of Distress Paint by giving some away!

To be entered for a chance to win a set of the 6 new colors, use the submission form below to upload a project you created that features Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone and/or Gathered Twigs from any other Distress Line! We’ll choose a winner on Monday, September 9th! Good luck and happy crafting!

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