Monday, 6 February 2012

Ranger Special Event

 Hi guys!  I was invited to attend a special event at the Ranger booth at CHA that took place before the opening of the show on Monday morning.  I was over the moon to be asked as there were only 45 people invited to attend this special demo by three of the Ranger designers, Tim Holtz, Dyan Reavley, and Jess from Vintaj.  They split the group into 15 people each and we rotated to watch all three demos.  My group was first up with Tim and he showed the brand new Distress markers and the new specially coated stamping card.  Wait to you see how stamped images look on this card.  The finish is stunning it is so beautiful.  I can't wait to try out the new markers on it!  The new markers come in all the 36 colours of the Distress inks plus there is a white Picket Fence marker too!  You can use these markers to blend directly on your stamps and the results are incredible. 

I was quite taken with the designer challenge pieces.  They were all given a paper mache bodice to decorate with Ranger products (and other bits and bobs).  It looked like so much fun, I really would have liked a go at it!  I've taken a bunch of pics for you to see most of them.  What's your favourite?  I truly could not decide, they were all amazing!








A lovely pic of Dyan.  She is such fun, I really enjoyed watching her demo.  She showed us how she works in her journal books using color spray washes and her new stamp line Dylusions.  Very bright and colourful.  I tried to capture some of her work here behind her and in the last two pics here.
Sadly, the battery went dead on my camera so I didn't get any pics of the final demo, but you will just love the new Vintaj line that Ranger is carrying.  It is aimed more towards the jewelry makers out there, but there are definitely card making possiblities too. 


87 comments:

freedom99 said...

Lovely picture I am sure you had a lovely time you are so lucky and meeting Tim as well.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Sue! I am envious! I would so love to go to CHA and see all these amazing things up close and personal! and it must have been such fun meeting Tim and the other papercrafting giants :) Love the dress forms - I don't think I could pick a favorite either, but I kind of prefer the more glamorously dressed ones - the one with the poofy tulle skirt and the one with the leafy skirt are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I enjoyed the pics. What a fab time you must of had. The new pens look fab too. You deserve to be invited to their special advent as you are such a talented lady. I look forward to seeing the card sometime.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!!!!!!

elkeartsandcrafts said...

So interesting. I bet so many like me are green with envy. I think you deserved your invitation, though.

I don't think I could choose a favourite either. Great work!

Elaine J

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see what you create with your new goodies!

Olga said...

Thanks for the pictures Sue! I wish I could be there.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for posting the pics. It is a lovely photo of you and Tim. Looks like you had a great time.
Elizabeth x

inkypinkycraft said...

Great pics, what wouldn't gove to meet the super talented Tim Holtz!!!!wow hugs trace x

yorkielass said...

Sue, I am green with envy, you so deserve to have been picked for the demos and meeting Tim as well, ( a dream come true ) so talented. Love the dress forms, it is hard to pick a favourite, they are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing, enjoy the rest of your day.
Love, June x

nattyboots said...

There are such talented people about, we are very fortunate that they share their ideas with us ,so a big thank you to them, and a big thank you to you.Elaine H x

jollyjoyce said...

Like you Sue I couldn't decide which dress I liked the most. Must get those pens. Something to buy while in Florida, can I wait until July? Go over with empty cases come back with 4 full cases and empty purse.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Looks like you had a great time thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
Lydia
XX

Julia Watts said...

Looks like you had a great time at CHA. I can't wait to get hold of those Distress Markers! Saw the Ranger challenge pieces on Tim's Blog. They look really cool. Love, Julia xxx

melanie said...

Congratulations on being able to see Tim at work.I bet you had a ball >melanie

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Great pics-can't wait for those pens!
Eileen x

Georgiegirl2012 said...

What an honour, bet you had a whale of a time. Love the look of the pens, and the Vintaj range that is on the Daisytrail website for digi scrapbooking is gorgeous, so I imagine anything else they come out with will be equally so. Look forward to seeing you back on our screens soon xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue-You have sure had a fantastic insight into the new products- cn't wait to have the pens and as you say is hard to pick a favourite dress model! Looking forward to your demos when you get back!
Val C

PaulineC said...

How great to go to the CHA. Looking forward to possessing some of the new things.
I think I liked the 3rd one down "Lisa Pace?" and the "Vintaj design team" ones the best.

Carole Z said...

Thanks for sharing the photos Sue, nice one of you and Tim! Looking forward to all the new crafty items..what about Spellbinders??? Love the art work, especially the dress forms. Love, Carole Z xx

lainey said...

Oooo Sue, lucky girl!! has to be the 3rd down forme though there is something special about the one above Dyan!! thanks for sharing. lainey x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you are having a great time, I am sat here going green, would love to go to CHA, I would be in my element, and meeting Tim too, will have to have the marker pens, cannot wait to see what is coming this year.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Heather said...

You deserve to be picked I am so pleased for you, I would love to go to the CHA to see all the products and demo's. Its a lovely photo of you and 'Sir'Tim two of my favourite demonstrators. I too can't pick a favourite because they are all so fabulous.
Heather x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, like many of your bloggers I am so envious. However, your photos are the next best thing to being there. Thankyou so much for sharing. I love all the dress forms. I wish there was more 3D sculptural forms in the crafting mags. They are so inspiring. The distress markers sound interesting, especially the picket fence. I can't wait to see them demonstrated. With Love & Light Theresa. H

marg said...

Hello Sue AGAIN ! I seemed to have lost my message...The pens look useful especially the Picket Fence
So lucky meeting Tim ,Sue
Take care
Love Marg

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a lucky girl you are. How wonderful, everything is amazing. Must say thatyou are looking really well.
Sue

AnneRD said...

Thank you Sue for the report, so tantalising! Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I'm the same as everyone else - you are a very fortunate lady to meet Tim and can't wait for the pens to arrive in the UK.
Kind regards
JanN xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue , FAB photo!
thanks for showing us some stuff that was there, it is great to see those markers esp !

CraftyLoops said...

Fabulous photos Sue. It would be a dream come true to get to the CHA. Lee xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun

You lucky thing thats like a dream come true. I must agree the Rangers stand and Samples were just awe inspiring, loved them all. Those Distress Markers and Card are on my wish list cannot wait for then to get over here, I was amazed at the lovely finish the card left when used with the markers xx
Jacs xxxx

Sandra F said...

Reallyu envious Sue. you look as if you're having a super time. Looking forward to seeing the new Rangers products over here. Tim Holtz and Dyan are on QVC on 21st this month so looking forward to watching their shows.

Barbara said...

Great photos Sue, you look as though you had a good time there. Its every cardmakers dream to go there. Love all the Ranger products especially Tim Holtz!

Elaine said...

How lucky are you Sue ...... !
What a fabulous event,I think Tim Holtz is such a genious. Reference the dress forms I like the one with the wings best , but they are all so nice.
I can't wait for the pens to arrive here Sue ,Tim's products are superb.
Well done Sue , you deserved that invite.
Hugs Elaine.W

Jenny, said...

Wow some yummy things coming our way... I hope :D n love the pic of you n Tim xx

CraftyJo said...

I've been so jealous of all the CHA stuff going on recently - I spent some time living in California (many years ago now) - in Fullerton, next door to Anaheim...makes me wish I still lived there now. Lovely photo of you and Sir Tim (do you think he's practised that smile in the mirror?? It's always the same, he's never caught with a weird look on his face like *normal* folk often are!). I do rather fancy those distress markers.

Crafty mop said...

I liked Dyan's Wendy's and Dina's dolls they were fab but if I had to choose out of three Dyan's such a great take . Envious you were at cha but thankful you shared x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Like everyone else I am envious, but you deserve to be amongst the chosen few, it looks amazing. Can't wait to see your take on all these new products,
Love Rosemariexx

mel said...

wow you are sooooooo lucky to meet tim and learn some new ideals,2 awesome

Sandra said...

Hi Sue you are one lucky lady ,i just love anything tim holtz .
Sandra x

Maryann said...

WOUW you lucky lady, to get such a chance. That´s something many of us dream about our whole life LOL. I´m sooo jealous, gosh I would have locved to expirience this, but I´ll have to do with your pics, so thanks soo much for taking such great ones, when I couldn´t be there ha ha ha.
Good to see, you had such a great time there hun.

Christina said...

I have just gone a really deep shade of green.... with envy!!

Linda said...

Well look at you Sue, Lucky Lady. I am looking forward to all your new ideas from CHA. Linda x

Craftychris said...

Thank you for sharing the piccies with us. You deserve to be there cause you are so talented too xx

gill said...

Lovely pics,lots of new goodies to look forward too.My favourite dress form is the one with the leafy skirt.

scrapper said...

So jealous Sue - you look to be having a great time and I can't wait for you to share some of the new ideas and products with us all.
Love all the designs you've shown us

Sue Parish said...

What a lovely photo of you and Tim - you both look so young! Glad you had a good time, you deserve it, and thanks for sharing the photos - I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been wondering what you've seen and what it's all been like there. Sue x

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
now thats a picture to treasure (crafting wise that is) and may I say you look really well. That's an awful lot of talent wrapped up in two lovely people!!!
Wow, everyone produced lovely but varied designs with their bodices and even thought I love 'The Holtz'...That's my nickname for him as he is my Hoff, (don't laugh at me...ROFL!!)
Anyway, back to the bodices, Holtz is good but Suze and Shari have it for me. Shari because she just had the edge on Tim with the Steampunk and Suze because that lady just makes things sing! Thanks for the pics Sue, they are fab.
Also thanks to Sharon on the heads up about 'The Holtz' visit to QVC on 21st. All we need now is a date off you Sue for when you will grace our tv screens again???
Have a good week. Linda x

anna christensen crafts said...

Sue...eeeee! wowser! Great photo of you and HRH Tim, now that's one to put up on the wall (mine if you like!)glad you are back safe and sound xx

Lelly Jelly said...

Lucky you - a demo with Lord Tim!!! I've been following CHA online each day and earmarked the pens as soon as I saw them.x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Sue, you are one lucky lady. :)

Not only did you get to meet with Tim and the other crafters, you were also around some fabulous creations. Those bodices are stunning, just a shame you did get to have a go.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Fiona said...

Sounds like you've had a great time!

Carol S. said...

Oh wow!! I can't wait to get my hands on the Distress Pens. I am a Distress Ink addict!! You are so lucky to be one of the chosen few to see these amazing demos, well deserved of course. The decorated dress forms are all incredible. Thanks for the info on great new products. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Su said...

Sounds (and looks) like you had a great time! The new TH pens look great and will watch out for them appearing in the UK - can't wait to try them out.

Sandra Riley.... said...

Sue, how exciting, being chosen to for the Ranger demos, not that I am surprised with your super creative skills.
Looks like you had an amazing time, looking forward to seeing all the new goodies in action.
Hope to see you soon,
Sandra x

Rufus said...

Oh you lucky gal, you! Quite an honor really, not to mention tons and tons of fun! Thanks for the pictures. Those pens are soooo tempting. Can't wait to see the new cardstock.
R/

miislucky said...

I'm sooo jealous. Glad you had a good time and hung out with "The man" TH. I really like the 1st one but they are all so nice. I can't wait to get my hands on those markers. muwahhhh Mimi

Patricia said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Lucky, Lucky you,

Oh! Sue what I would give to able to go to a show like that.

Cant wait to see all these new things, these markers will be MUST have.
I really do not think I can pick a favourite Dress Form but I would go more towards the "Girly" themes.

Oh! please get back soon we are all dying to see all the Goodies.

Patricia xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi sue

You lucky thing, wish i could have been there. Are you sure i couldnt carry your bags for u lol

Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

hazel said...

Hi sue love the bodice form they are so amazing, would loved to have gone to this. all that inspiration under one roof wow xxhazel

ang said...

it looked like a lot of fun those distress pens are something I need, wonder when they will be on sale here angxx

Clare said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, hope you had a good time at the show. The new distress markers look great. I'm jealous you got to meet Tim Holtz :p

Clare x

Shelley said...

Looks like you're having a great time. x

Jan said...

Brilliant, fabulous, talented are just a few words to describe what we have seen. (wont go into the envy we all feel) Sue you are all of the above and more. Just love anything Tim Holtz and his teams do or make thanks for sharing. x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE TWO GREAT CRAFTERS TOGETHER
YOU AND TIM

Ann said...

Thanks Sue
Glad that you enjoyed CHA - wish I could go- but I would be so broke if I did!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, thank you for sharing your VIP day with us all. It is very kind of you to think of us. Looks like you had an amazing day. Those distress markers look bril and going to be on my shopping list, when are they available ????. All the best Suzie B x

Dawn Louise said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun, thanks for sharing x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I bet you didn't want to leave CHA! I think all the bodice forms are brilliant but Lisa Pace's gold and leaf dress is the winner for me with Paula's vintage blouse and skirt running a very close second. It must be so inspiring to mix with all those creative people. So many lovely new products to look forward to.
Frances

Ayelet said...

Looks like you had much fun :-)

SAP Users list said...

I really enjoyed these pictures. Nice collection you are posted here. Really Awesome collection...:)

Ita said...

I love your card .the ping is vwey soft,keep ut the food work
Ita

Vie Carter said...

You look well and relaxed Sue

My fav is the green dress with the butterfly wings - brill!

Vie
x

ps
hurry back to our screens Sue

Maggie said...

Wow Sue you lucky lucky lady...see me go green with envy...lol. Fabulous bodices they are all totally gorgeous of course Tim's is grungy and fab, but think my fav is the one with the falling leaves in cream.

Maggie H

CathyinMN said...

How fun it must have been to meet them and have them demo their new products for you. It's too bad your camera battery died. That's why I always carry a spare in my camera case; it's come in handy many more times than once.

mags said...

Lucky you Sue, meeting up with Tim Holtz. Liking the look of the markers.
Mags
x

Redanne said...

Wonderful pictures Sue, thank you so much. My fav dress form was Shari Caroll followed by Dyan, mainly because I have attended classes held by both ladies and they are truly and inspiring. My wish now is to attend a class of yours and impossibly - Sir Tim's. Well done on being chosen- you certainly deserved it. Regards, Anne Rx

LisaK said...

Thanks Sue for this post & pics. All sounds very inspirational. Cannot wait to see the new stuff!!

violetclouds said...

Catching up with your blog - looks like you had an amazing time at CHA, I just know that you are generous and going to share what you learnt in your sessions with Tim & Dyan! I am guessing that you have sourced some lovely things to bring to us soon. cheers!

Brittany said...

Hi sue love the bodice form they are so amazing, would loved to have gone to this. all that inspiration under one roof wow xxhazel

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