Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

An Invitiation to Gratitude...

An Inbox invitation piqued her curiosity. It was from the wonderful, crafty Lisa Clarke. She accepted and posted a photo to the Flickr group 'A Month of Gratitude'. Keeping in the spirit of Lisa's "I’ll focus more on the little things for this", Artistgirl's chose clouds.
Come and join in the fun! Share & celebrate what you're grateful for! Details are on Lisa's Blog!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

She had a 'Wonderful' time at the Ranger Halloween Party! Visit the Ranger Blog to see more photos! Party on & have a Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Her New Video Format Debut

Painting with Adirondack Pigment Inks is Ranger's feature video for the month of October! She found the new format, with Tim Holtz as host, both exciting and terrifying. No script? Oh no! She took the plunge, head first, as is her style, and had a great time. Her thanks go to Tim for being encouraging, patient & a whole lot of FUN! She also thanks Patti Behan for the great camera work, and just for being her amazing self!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bring Your Wagon...

...and stock up.

Ranger's 2010 Warehouse Sale!

Saturday October 2nd, 9am-3pm

A selection of discontinued and slightly imperfect
Arts & Crafts/Scrapbooking Supplies.

Stamp Pads * Glitter Glue * Embossing Powders
* Embellishments & More!*

Many Items priced 50-70% off wholesale!

15 Park Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
(Across from Applebee's Restaurant - off Hope Road)

Please note: Checks/Cash only. Credit Cards not accepted.

Store Owners: Please ask about bulk discounts.
732.389.3535 x35 for more info.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Strange Things Afoot...ahem!....Apaw...

Something went awry. I was sending her some inspiration.
Alas, an upsetting and curious thing happened.

I think I'll start over tomorrow...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ranger Video Party!!!

She's back from summer CHA in Chicago. She's all rested and spent a little time shooting a video with the fun and fabulous Tim Holtz. Tim liked her sample card and asked her if she would show the technique she used on the card in a video...it even made it on his blog today! The Amazing Suze Weinberg dropped by and joined in on the video making party. (Thanks Miss Patti for the wonderful camera work. Can't wait to see how all the videos turned out, especially yours!) I know I've been very neglectful of the blog. I'll be posting Artistgirl's adventures in Chicago soon! (Photo by Mario J Rossi king of tweets!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Back To Her Roots...

She's been playing with watercolors lately. Back to a medium she absolutely adores. Getting ideas for a class to post on CraftEdu.com. Warm weather and watercolors, a perfect combination!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

She Hammers In The Evening...

She loves textured metal! A really fun way to impart texture is with a hammer...

Tim Holtz has a really cool Texture Hammer that comes with several screw on heads.

She wanted to simulate the feeling of tree bark, so she took a riveting hammer and added a slew of blows to the flat metal screw on head that comes with Tim's Hammer Set. Now all she has to do to get a wonderful bark-like look is to hammer her annealed metal with her custom hammer. Her mind is swimming with design ideas. Hmmmm...maybe she could get Tim to sell her the metal screw on heads in bulk???? ;-)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

What She Saw...

...lately she has the inclination to turn everything her creative mind sees into metal. For now she's put down her brush and picked up a hammer and jeweler's saw.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Knitting is Her Bag....

...well, one of them anyway. She knit another iPod bag in between the metal work. Her brain is overflowing with creative ideas...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Storm = Studio Time

Lately, the thought of snow makes her happy. Being snowbound means more creative time in the studio. Playing with metal is her latest passion. She cut, hammered & texturized this copper heart and attached a filed a silver wire to make a pin. Let it snow!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Creative Cross Pollination...

After a week of CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) madness in Anaheim you might think she would just veg. It was much work, but lots of fun sharing the Ranger Make-it Take it table with Claudine Hellmuth, Suze Weinberg & Tim Holtz.
She got back to her studio and the what-if monster got into her head. She liked her Make-it Take-it Tim Holtz flower pin (below) but wanted a (another) purse for her iPod.
She covered The Grunge Paper (that was covered with a dictionary page adhered with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium, Matte and die cut with the new Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals die) with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas. She used the Sticky-Back Canvas to make the purse, and painted it and the flower with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint. She attached a black cord for the shoulder strap. The flower was adhered with Multi-Medium and a rose button she made with polymer clay. Just another fun Sunday in the studio.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ranger's Melt Art Challenge...

'Melt Art, The Hottest Ticket' was The Ranger Designer Challenge for CHA Winter 2010. She has spent many happy hours enthralled by the magic on the big screen with the smell of popcorn wafting through the darkened theater, so she decided her theme would be a movie ticket.

Each participant was given a 10" x 10" wooden board, a ticket shape and Ranger's Melt Art products.

She painted the board with Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint in Charcoal Black. Then drew swirls and embossed parts with Black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and glued UTEE on other parts with Ranger's Glossy Accents.

She cut the ticket & painted it with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint in Modern Red, then embossed it with UTEE in Red Poppy. She embossed the letters and outline in Black UTEE.

She made the top of the popcorn container with white oak tag and embossed it with White & Red Poppy UTEE.

The most fun, by far, was making the popcorn! She made real popcorn and made molds with Ranger's Mold-n-Pour ( a two part silicone molding compound). She colored White UTEE in Ranger's Melting Pot using To Dye For & poured the melted UTEE into the popcorn molds. After they cooled, she popped them out and adhered all the elements together with Ranger's Wonder Tape and Locktite. She added Tim Holtz's Film Strip Ribbon to accentuate the popcorn explosion.

She painted the crevices of the popcorn with a mixture of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints to complete the illusion.

Movies & Melt Art, wonderful together!

Monday, January 11, 2010


She painted on Type Charms by Tim Holtz Idea-ology with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints and sealed it with Glossy Accents by Ranger and put it together with Tim Holtz Idea-ology chain & toggle closure. She added some teardrop beads and wrapped it to give as a gift.