Ranger University Day 3

Apr 30, 2012

Day 3 start­ed out with Dyan Reave­ley and her awe­some funky, quirky adorable self. Her art jour­nal­ing has tak­en the craft indus­try by STORM and has me quite intrigued. Dyan will be in TEXAS at The Crafty Scrap­per Thurs­day, May 10th & Fri­day, May 11th and it’s all the buzz. Dur­ing Dyan’s seg­ment we played with all her Dylu­sions Ink Sprays, Per­fect Pearls and or course her stamp sets. For this vin­tage, keep it clean, cream & black with a mut­ed pop of col­or, kin­da girl… I was INSPIRED! I was inspired with her col­ors, style and tech­niques. After lunch it was time for Tim Holtz to teach us all the super cool tech­niques using his Dis­tress line.  You can pick out Tim’s unique vin­tage grungy style any­where. I like that you can do vin­tage grunge...

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Ranger University Day 2

Apr 29, 2012

This morn­ing we start­ed our day with Clau­dine Hell­muth. Clau­dine is such a sweet and very fun­ny lady. She was quite enter­tain­ing and filled our heads with so many tech­niques and ideas my head was spin­ning by the time we stopped for lunch which was some awe­some square piz­za. Dur­ing Claudine’s class we paint­ed, trans­ferred, glazed and tint­ed. The hands on expe­ri­ence you get with each instruc­tor here at Ranger is unbe­liev­able. They give you so much infor­ma­tion that hon­est­ly by the end of the day my brain hurt and once again was swirling with ideas. Dur­ing Claudine’s class Ron­da and I laughed at the dif­fer­ence in our work area. She ALWAYS had a lit­tle mess here and there and I ALWAYS had mine cleaned up after each tech­nique. So typ­i­cal. After Clau­dine fin­ished...

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Ranger University Day 1

Apr 28, 2012

There are no words to describe how awe­some it is to be so for­tu­nate to attend Ranger U. Today was incred­i­ble from start to fin­ish. I’ve played with all the prod­ucts we used today and learned so much new infor­ma­tion. I can­not wait to get home to play and try out all the ideas I have swirling inside my head. Each per­son had a per­son­al bas­ket of sup­plies and tools and we had a stack of Tim Holtz and Dylu­sions stamp sets to share. We got an amaz­ing tour of the ware­house which was super inter­est­ing to see how each prod­uct was put togeth­er from start to fin­ish. When we got to the area where they assem­bled the ink pads we each got to take a new pack of the new SPRING Dis­tress Ink...

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New York City

Apr 27, 2012

Okay let me just start out say­ing the five years I’ve wait­ed and want­ed so bad­ly to vis­it Tin­sel Trad­ing Com­pa­ny was so WORTH it!!! This store did not dis­ap­point me one bit, every sin­gle square inch of this place is filled with amaz­ing vin­tage and gor­geous gift items. The sto­ry of how the store came to be is a won­der­ful sto­ry and if you are as inter­est­ed in know­ing as I was chat­ting away with Mar­cia Cep­pos… you can read all about it HERE. It’s a great sto­ry of how her grand­fa­ther got start­ed. Once we left Tin­sel Trad­ing Com­pa­ny we head­ed out for a great sight see­ing walk­ing tour mapped out for us by Mar­cia. She basi­cal­ly had us walk one huge square that once fin­ished had us right back to Penn...

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And the Adventure begins…

Apr 26, 2012

The fun start­ed before we even took off… the lady that sat next to us was most amused that is for sure. When she got off the plane she told us we were real­ly fun­ny and quite enjoy­able… I think I saw her run as she exit­ed the plane lit­tle did she know this was only the first half of our flight, we weren’t get­ting off so she was safe. After we left St. Louis it was straight to Newark, NJ. Our dri­ver Steve was awe­some… real­ly fun­ny. Once we got to the Mar­riott we head­ed out to get some food. As Car­olyn and I walked across to Apple­bee’s I stopped dead in my tracks to take a pho­to of the Ranger Ind. mail­box… oh how I have wait­ed so long to see this...

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