hello from ranger…

hi bloggers and greetings from ranger headquarters in new jersey.  it’s been a short week here at ranger but there are so many creative things going on.  as always, everyone at ranger is busy working away with the new cha releases shipping out the door as fast as they are being made, continuing to pack and ship set after set of distress markers (seriously distress marker heaven around here), and of course some exciting things we are working on that will be coming your way soon (just sayin’)…

my week here has gone by so fast…busy, but fun.  you know, i’ve been with ranger for over 9 years and i swear it’s like “wonka” for me every single time.  whether it’s working in the lab with our chemists, to seeing distress pads coming right off the line, or getting to see new filling lines for some of the new products – it’s always exciting for me (can you tell from this photo?)…

so today we’re packed up and headed back to arizona, but a visit to ranger just wouldn’t be complete without packing a few extra things in our suitcases to share with some of you.  how about some new distress metallic stains or maybe some new rock candy distress stickles dry glitter?   just post a comment saying what your favorite ranger product is and we’ll pick some winners to announce on monday.  have a great weekend and i hope you take time to do something creative…t!m

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  2. Marilyn says:

    Love everything I have tried from Ranger, but perhaps the inks or the embossing powders are used the most. Thank Tim!

  3. Jen Clark says:

    Surely you cannot expect us to pick ONE favorite…but I’ll go ahead and choose Distress Ink, since I cannot create a project without it, me thinks. But moving on…I’m totally blowing up these photos, trying to discern if there’s something new, some hint, something…trying to figure out what that “insp by Suzanne may 2012” sticker on the inside of the sticker roll is for. Trying to decide if those labels are just for Distress ink refills, or for something else…definitely not the right size for the ink pads. DEFINITELY cannot wait to see what new goodies Ranger has in store for us! 🙂

  4. Leonie says:

    love all your stuff
    but especially love the distress inks

  5. Pam C says:

    Rocky Candy glitter?!?
    Oh yes! (and I just ordered Sticky Embossing powder, too!)

  6. Gotta say Distress Inks are my favorite. They are so versatile; wet, dry, layered, they are what I reach for first I have never used the Rock Candy Distress Glitter, or Metallic inks. I think this would really be a great opportunity to stretch my artistic experiences and add to my scrapbook techniques! Thanks for all the great products and creativity you and Ranger bring to our playtime 🙂

  7. Suzanne Rivard says:

    Just started my distress marker collection. They are fabulous and I can’t wait to get ALL the colors. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

  8. Dana B says:

    how about rock candy distress stain? I don’t have a lot of your products yet ’cause I haven’t had a regular job for many years, but I started a new job Monday! Many more distress stains and stickles are going to find a home here soon 🙂

  9. maria zelinski says:

    my favorite ranger product at the moment is the distressed inks. thanks for the chance to win some goodies…….

  10. Eva says:

    Best Ranger ‘product’ … well – it’s Tim of course. Second choice (of way to many choices) would then have to go the classic ‘must have’ Distress Pads – the ‘staple’ for all crafters … cardmakers, mixed media artists, scrapbookers, etc.

  11. Inks4fun says:

    I can’t pick just one favorite, but if I did, it would have to be anything distressed.. pens, inks, stains, I’m addicted I tell you! But it’s an addiction I can truly live with!

  12. June says:

    I really love the mat : it can withstand highheat and is easy to clean. What’s not to love about it?

  13. Janice says:

    Ranger products -Fabulous and favorites says it all!

  14. Ruby C says:

    As much as I love my Distress Markers, I love my Distress Stains best!!! AND now they come in METALLICS!!! YEA!!!

  15. Cecile Palou says:

    My christmas will look great with these new metallic stains. and the copper for year round steampunk!!!!

  16. Jacquie says:

    HI! I love all the distress inks. My favorites are Antique Linen and Walnut.

  17. Grace says:

    I love both the metallic stains and glitter. Use them both together and u get miracles!

  18. Jan Hill says:

    Hi I’m loving distress stain picket fence!

  19. Sue says:

    So hard to decide which Ranger artist tool is my favorite, I go through bottles of Glossy Accents to seal and shine my ATC’s with all their Distress, Archival and Alcohol Ink surfaces! I’m always grabbing the Ranger Inks from my stash! They just work for my tastes!

  20. Dorothy says:

    Hi Tim – love all your videos. I’d have to say I am loving the new stains. Thanks for all your videos and creative ideas!!! I have literally evolved into someone who can create!!! LOL

  21. Sonia says:

    Hello Tim! So great to see you enjoying your adventures. Are you really asking us to pick a favorite? Aren’t they ALL our favorites? This is tough but I gotta say I love your trinkets and distress inks. Oopsies…see, I could not just stick with one. Your products are like Lay’s potato chips…you just can’t have one !
    Crafty best wishes,

  22. Renee M. says:

    Howdy, my name is Renée and I am a Stickles addict 🙂 Looking forward to seeing all of the new crafty goodness!

  23. Karen Rushton says:

    Love, love, love distress stains…

  24. Margriet says:

    My favourite product is distress ink. So many ways to make beautiful backgrounds with these inks that after hesitating to even buy these inks, i now want them all.

  25. How to choose just one Ranger product?!?!? I’d love to try the new metallic stains but until I get some I’d have to say the distress inks + blending tool are still my favourite.

  26. Victorierose says:

    So cool, love the metallic paints. I would love to win some. Thanks so much!

  27. Glenda Cashiola says:

    Without a doubt its distress ink!!!!! I use it for everything! But lately Distress Markers are coming up the back stretch fast! I made beautiful Christmas cards and that “huffing” on the marked stamp technique made them easy AND beautiful!

  28. marie049 says:

    Yessss more ranger products to play with.

  29. Valonda says:

    My favorite product of all time is Distress Ink. Distress Markers can be lumped right in with that, but there are so many other Ranger products that are in constant use in my craft room as well. Picket Fence Distress Stain, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Archival Ink, Alcohol Ink…

  30. Shirley D says:

    Distress ink pads offers so many options and you can mix the colours too, what more can you ask for?

  31. Kate says:

    I really, really, really love the distress stains – cannot wait to try the metallic ones – such fun!!

  32. Karen Christopherson says:

    I know it’s late for the drawing, but just had to comment. I have about 15 favorites, but if I have to choose just one from all of Ranger’s products, my favorite favorite favorite would be the Earthtone inks, both alcohol and pigment. I just love those colors and have used the on everything from cards to wooden thrift store fines to glass. Next, my favorite favorites, would of course be all the things with Tim Holtz written on it. Love the photo in your post.

  33. Barb says:

    Metallic distress markers…..be still my heart. I have loved all the distress markers I have had the chance to play with!!!

  34. Emily Barker says:

    The Distress Inks are my favorite; use them on everything!!!! But I love all the Distress line; my second favorite is the stains, but I have not used my markers yet. They may quickly move up!

  35. I love all of your inks and stains. I love how they blend and the different effects you get with the addition of water. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of the Metallic Distress Stains.

  36. tina says:

    I could see how trips to ranger would be like a Wonka moment – and better yet – it’s all your delish candy…lucky boy – and how sweet of you to share it with us all.


  37. I love all products but I guess my favorite is the distressed markers. But I *LOVE* everything you’ve brought to us. My creations and inspiration has increased a thousand times since I found you a few years ago. Thank you for bringing us such amazing products.

  38. Monique says:

    aching to try the metallic stains!

  39. Elise Gray says:

    Still love your distress pads the best! And love that you have the markers available to match! The season pads are great and I think you should make the permanent!

  40. Kimberly Monaghan says:

    My favorite is the configuration box. And I just bought the Printer’s Tray. Great way to expand your imagination.

  41. Paula says:

    Hope I’m not late…My favorite Ranger Product is everything in Distress. I’m all about Distress!!! When nothing works….Distress,Distress,Distress!!!! Love it all!!!

  42. Jean Mitchell says:

    Hope I’m not to late. Can’t wait to try the Metallics. I can only imagine the fun a visit to Ranger would be.

  43. RachelAnn says:

    Picking a favorite is very difficult. I will go with the Ink Blending tool as this was my first ever purchase from Ranger. Thanks for the giveaway Tim!

  44. Pai says:

    I love all the inks! Started out with adirondack’s and now distress!

  45. Christy says:

    Oh I am loving the distress markers. I can’t wait to get more colors!

  46. Janie T says:

    I don’t think I can pick a favorite Ranger product, love them all. I guess if I HAVE to pick one product it would be their inks.

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