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Thursday, June 28, 2012
It's been a while since I've posted. I thought I'd share info about the designer challenge from Winter CHA Trade Show. The challenge was to decorate a paper mache dress form using Ranger Stickles and Liquid Pearls. All of the participants did such cool and different interpretations. Stampington picked a few samples for an article in this month's Somerset Studio magazine. Mine was in there - I used pieces of cherished lace from my brother George's collection and lots of bling to spice it up - my theme was a Black Queen Chess Piece. Was lots of fun! Find out more at Ranger's blog
Debbie Tlach and I worked on a new video for the Ranger website on Friday. We had so much fun making this one, we kept getting silly and punchy with lots of takes -- thank goodness the bloopers weren't shown on this one! Debbie designed the cute bunny pin made out of UTEE and a mold created from Mold N Pour. Check it out.
Just a quick post with photos of the holiday craft projects I've made this month for the Ranger blog. It's been a whirlwind of fun and creativity with the Ranger team. I've gotten so much inspiration from everyone who has participated. Now on to finish baking holiday cookies and lots of wrapping!
Such a wonderful, busy time of the year. Thanksgiving was a blur, spent last weekend decorating and crafting for the Christmas season. This weekend I helped mom and dad trim their Christmas tree, worked on cards and more holiday crafting. To see some quick, easy and great ornament crafting ideas using Ranger Memory Glass and Frames, see the holiday video on the Ranger website this month. And check out the Ranger blog each day for more holiday projects and inspiration! I made this ornament with lots of embossing powder and Stickles glitter glue, such fun.
Earlier this month I went to explore Grounds for Sculpture with my parents. We spent a couple of hours wandering through the garden rooms discovering the wide variety of sculptures around each corner, path or tree-lined walkway. Then we walked through the woods, over a bridge with a pond and waterfall to Rats restaurant. There we sat outside by the water with a gorgeous view and enjoyed a tasty lunch. All in all a terrific day spent with my two very special parents celebrating their wedding anniversary of 61 years.
It's been a whirlwind couple of months with the Ranger team working hard to get ready for the Summer Craft & Hobby tradeshow. The show was exciting as usual and the Ranger booth had many creative new products to show off-Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, new Surfaces to ink and paint, Perfect Pearl Mists in 12 new vibrant colors, new Distress Stains and more!
Here's a fun video I did for Craft Critique. This was during our Innovations presentation for the top 20 new products for the show. Here I'm demonstrating Tim's new Distress Stain in Picket Fence white -- a new unique, opaque formula. Love to use Picket Frence to mute the other 37 colors of Distress Stain or change the color of decorative scrapbook papers by whitewashing it.
Working at Ranger means having the opportunity to create projects for the website, blog, tradeshows and sales opportunities. I wanted to do a masculine home decor type project for a Father's Day blog post. So I started out collaging this box and was running low on time to finish, so Patti Behan offered to help and then Debbie Tlach added the finishing touches with her creative ideas -- so wala - a project that we all enjoyed collaborating on together! Check out project instructions on the Ranger website.
I am a mixed media artist with a penchant for music, and married to Billy, an avid car enthusiast. I am the Marketing Director for Ranger Industries. In my spare time I focus on: artwork, music, decorating, gardening, travel and antiquing. I'm on a constant hunt for a particular Noritake sugar bowl to match my Grandmother's (I accidentally broke it 10 years ago). I know I'll find it someday!