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Which Ranger Products Do You Want To Learn To Use In Your Scrapbooking?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

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Last week I got to attend Ranger University and got certified as a Ranger U educator. It was an amazing workshop — three 9-hour days where we learned 80 different techniques!

See the tags and bags hanging from my organizer in the photo above? Those are the samples I made, one for each of the 80. So I’m excited to share with Paperclipping Members my understanding of how to use all their MANY different technique-oriented products, but in the way I work best…

I’m going to shares ideas for how to translate those products and techniques into modern scrapbooking. You most often see them used for vintage projects, but I like to use them for every day scrapbooking, which is not vintage.

And as usual, I’ll share broad concepts so you can adapt the techniques for a variety of projects, styles, and uses so you don’t feel trapped to copy whatever I choose to do.

But I want your help. I’m curious to know which of these different types of products you’re most interested in. I admit up front that I will ultimately choose the ones that I end up using for layouts and projects I’m most inspired to start making. But your votes will help me prioritize, so I’d love to hear!

Which of these products are you most interested in learning to use?

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  1. Perfect Pearls
  2. Perfect Pearl Mists
  3. Distress Stain – blending and other effects
  4. Claudine Hellmuth gesso and medium products
  5. Adirondack Color Wash
  6. Distress Ink – blending and other effects
  7. Dylusions Ink Sprays, Stencils, and Stamps
  8. Melt Art
  9. Adirondack Alcohol Ink – blending and other effects
  10. Distress Markers (not shown)
  11. Other (please specify)

Just for fun, here are my pictures from the event…
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Don’t forget to vote for your Ranger technique hopes and dreams! :) What do you most want to learn?

CHA 2012 – New WOW! Embossing Powders Including Glitter Embossing

Friday, February 10th, 2012

This company has made glitter embossing powders, along with other types, such as ultra-high! Take a look at the demo and the inspiring projects made with their various embossing types!

CHA 2012 – The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils by Balzer Designs, Dyan Reavely, and More!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Stencils are definitely a huge trend in scrapbooking and papercrafting and The Crafter’s Workshop makes so many beautiful ones! You’ll find stencils by well-known designers like Dyan Reavely and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!

CHA 2012 – ThermoWeb Has New Glitter Dust

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Check out this new glitter spray by ThernoWeb! This is a spray you can use on just about anything! It doesn’t dry sticky, it won’t warp your paper, and it won’t ruin your ink. Watch the video and see why!

CHA 2012 – Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Clay is Not Your Regular Clay!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I walked by this Martha Stewart clay too many times, assuming it was not anything us scrapbookers would be interested in. Ummm, wow, I was wrong and I’m so glad someone suggested we take a look at it. This is not your ordinary clay (Hello – you mix colors together to get your desired shade, just like paint, and you can mix GLITTER into it!).

There are beautiful molds that aren’t too bulky for scrapbooking and will look great on pages, and amazing on mini-books. So don’t ignore this one! It’s near the top my list!

CHA 2012 – Cropodile’s New Power Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Ever wish your Cropodile could make a larger hole, like the size of a standard paper hole punch? How about tiny hole for things like brads? You’re not the only one, so We R Memory Keepers has delivered and we now have the Power Punch in two different sizes! Take a look at what it can do!

CHA 2012 – Prima Launched Their Prima Press Stamp System and Mixed Media Albums

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The Prima Press was in the top 20 innovations for CHA! Sharon shows it to us, along with their new Mixed Media Albums. They have a resist effect, which can be used with any color art medium.

CHA 2012 – The Ranger Designer Challenge!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

It’s always fun and inspiring to see the Design Challenge in the Ranger booth! Designers were challenged to dress up some forms with glitter and Perfect Pearls! Lots of favorite designers share their amazing talent here!!