ranger show recap 2013…

rangersignwell today starts my week long recap of the cha summer show along with some of the wonderful booth projects and displays.  before i get started i first want to thank my business manager mario for all of the BTS (behind the scenes) work, shipping, and organization that he continues to do to allow me to do all of the “fun stuff”.  next i want to thank my creative coordinator paula cheney who not only collaborates with me on all of the product designs we release, but also works her magic in the booth and coordinates with all of the project designers to get samples for the shows.  i honestly could not do what i do without these two amazing people who put up with me day after day – thanks guys…

of course i want to also that a number of people who shared their time and talents to make this show one of our most inspiring yet.  since i will be sharing many of their projects throughout the week, i’ve decided to list their blogs here in today’s post, and ask that you take some time to check them out.  it’s always so inspiring as a designer to see the products i launch come to life with other people’s creative visions, i am truly in awe of the talent here:
paula cheney
richele christensen
mou saha
debi adams
may flaum
chelle fowler
joy kennedy
– stephanie ackerman
gentleman crafter
paper phenomenon
tammy tutterow
dina wakley
shelly hickox
jan hobbins
heather smith
jack & cat curio
catherine scanlon

i will start by saying the biggest buzz that i certainly felt at the show was the launch of ranger’s mystery product not shared to anyone (including our distributors, retailers, etc.) prior to the opening morning of the show.  needless to say at 9am when the show floor opened there was literally a swarm of people that gathered at the ranger booth in anticipation of the product announcement which was a surprise to many…the new distress glitter!

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distress glitter is available in 24 nostalgic colors of the distress palette and designed to mimic the sparkle of vintage mica.  it’s unique twinkle certainly looks like glass glitter, or even actual mica, but it is neither.  however in true distress fashion it has some very cool properties which makes it a perfect addition to the distress collection of products.  check out this video from sara at craft test dummies as i demo the new distress glitter and see for yourself…

pretty cool huh?  well the display board showcasing the new distress glitter was equally impressive with the wonderful samples showing how the touch of a little vintage sparkle can really make a project complete with distress perfection.  i’ve also included some close up photos of several of these projects for your viewing inspiration…

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even though the initial hype was focused on the new distress glitter, many people were excited to see the 12 new colors of distress markers and the new distress watercolor cardstock in action and i was happy to share.  check out another video from sara at craft test dummies as i share a few new coloring tips that i learned from my friend chelle fowler…

of course ranger launched several other products at the show including the introduction of our newest signature designer wendy vecchi with her new designer series archival ink colors (way to go wendy).  also new were products from vintaj, claudine hellmuth, new ranger surfaces, and of course new creations from dylusions –  for more photos from the show, check out the ranger blog on rangerink.com.  here’s quick video from scrapbook.com featuring distress glitter and sharing some new dylusions products…

well we’re off to a very creative start this week don’t you think – so let the giveaways begin!

here’s how the giveaways work… post a comment each day right here on the blog for your chance to win one of the many prize giveaways we gathered at the show.  we will randomly select 4 winners from each day and ALL winners will be announced this friday 8/2.  remember if you follow my blog via a feed or reader, it usually posts the following day so check the blog directly all week so you don’t miss your chance to win some of the fun new stuff from the show.  i’ll be back tomorrow sharing stampers anonymous – see you then…t!m

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1,526 Comments to “ranger show recap 2013…”

  1. […] would love to just live in.  If you haven’t seen them yet, you really need to check them out on Tim’s blog.  Start at this post and click through to the next several posts.  They were so amazing it took […]

  2. Hamster says:

    I’m still not impressed by the Distress Glitters. I really thought you launch a different product not coloured Rock Candy dry glitter. The Christmas idea-ology doesn’t tickly my fancy either.

  3. Daphne says:

    will this glitter work with clear versa mark?

  4. gail kennaugh says:

    just love all the new things. love the glitter and the watercolor paper
    Thanks for sharing

  5. jillian fetters says:

    All of the holiday embellishments are so beautiful. You have such GREAT ideas ! So CREATIVE !!!!

  6. Judith Strausbaugh says:

    What great new products and I especially love the booths. Whoever planned and put them all together did a wonderful job.

  7. Patti Chubbuck says:

    I am just in awe!

  8. Valerie A. Bullock says:

    I am soooo wowed and amazed. Can’t wait to get my hands on the new Distress Markers, stencils, stamps, etc., etc. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. Glittery goodness and lots of new things to play with, I want them all but would be happy with any of it.

  10. sharon hare says:

    so wish i had been there love the distress glitter xxx sharon

  11. Carol b says:

    Glitter is a favorite of mine. Can’t wait for the new distress glitter to arrive in stores. A little bling never hurts.
    Carol b

  12. pat fitzgerald says:

    just looked at all the pics of the show set-up. What a wonderful array of neat,cool,amazing things! Must have taken a gazillion hours to haul it all in and set it up. I am SO impressed. Wish I could have been there, but thanks for the pics. They are awesome!

  13. Ellen says:

    Loved the new holiday items in the blog–fun to see the “real life” examples from cha!

  14. […] love to just live in.  If you haven’t seen them yet, you really need to check them out on Tim’s blog.  Start at this post and click through to the next several posts.  They were so amazing […]

  15. Ann Black says:

    I love the glitter, the stars and the Christmas stamps… Need those ice skates NOW! Love them…. Your booth was amazing. Love the periodical table and the sleigh… and all the bottle brush trees… beautiful!

  16. Cynthia Bliss-Hayford says:

    I have my eye on the new Christmas collection and will have to get this before it sells out! Just love it! There are so many new things to love though, it makes it hard to make a decission!!!

  17. Juli says:

    So much creativity. I wish I has just a small percentage of your talent!

  18. Jenna Batik says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on those stencils. Let the layering begin! Also, love the new framelit dies. No more cutting! Way to go Tim!

  19. Amy M says:

    I love it all and want it all, feel like a kid in a candy story

  20. Andi Szabo says:

    Love all the new products! Can’t wait to try them all out 🙂

  21. Amy M says:

    I love the science stuff and glitter.

  22. Lise Cooke says:

    WOW WOW WOW I, m in love. I want to live in your warehouse forever. I would be in craft heaven. I love all the new fabulous gorgeous yummy new products and I love all the brilliant ideas and demo, You guys Rock. Love and hugs LIse xxxxxxxxxx

  23. pebble falconer says:

    I love glitz!..Can’t wait to use the new distress glitters. Everything looks so yummy!


    I can’t wait to get the glitter and a few of the new stamp and framelits! Your Booth/display was amazing!!!!!

  25. Michele Taylor says:

    amazing inspiration, more than enough for a lifetime of creativity and yet we all look forward to each new idea that you so generously share, thank you for taking me on this adventure, I promise to try to keep up.

  26. Diana Garcia says:

    The “booth” is like a world of it’s own…..2can’t begin to imagine the shipping and set up…..amazing.

  27. Wow I love all this!!!!!

  28. Juanita Haney says:

    The stuff dreams are made of, please pick me. -Pookie

  29. Michelle S says:

    So many wonderful things!! My wish list grows everyday! Top of my list are all the new distress markers and a little of this and a little of that. Love all the displays–so much creativity! I’m overwhelmed!

  30. Cristina says:

    Love all the bright new colors!

  31. Lisa Woodhart says:

    Wow – awesome glitter – already ordered the new markers to complete my set@ Thanks Tim

  32. Kathy T says:

    Glitter, you can just never have enough of it. So exciting. Also loving the new distress marker colors.

  33. Lisa Russell says:

    Love the glitter!!

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