Saturday, January 17, 2015

CHA 2015 Ranger's Designer Challenge - Dina Wakley Media

She was thrilled to take part in Ranger's Designer Challenge for CHA 2015. She was especially psyched to use Dina Wakley Media Paints. The luscious colors & the creamy yet firm consistency that allows raised brushstrokes to caress the canvas is intoxicating. She loves that the paint comes in tubes and she has fallen in love with the color Night. She is always amazed at the diversity of creativity that comes from the challenge.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time to Get Inspired

     Have you taken time to just be in the moment? To let yourself be open to inspiration? Being a Muse, it's my job to  ignite the flames of passionate creativity. I applaud all who take time to create on a regular basis. Making creativity a habit and a sacred ritual is key to establishing a space for flow. Trusting in flow and where it takes you, can bring you to places planning and instructions just can't. Your mind shuts off, your soul takes over, and the unique expression of that soul shines through your art.
     Muse appreciation to the inspired Tim Holtz and his monthly inspiration, 12 tags of 2014 and the inspired/inspiring artists at Ranger.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Being There... Sort of

    A very foggy landing was the end to her trip to CHA Winter 2014. She came back with many great memories of a whirlwind adventure. The event was great fun to be sure, getting to show the vibrant new colors of the Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks on the versatile Ranger Foil Cardstock at the Make It Take it table at the Ranger booth. But it left precious little time to see the other fabulous demos by the talented, creative Ranger Signature Designers going on simultaneously. Never fear, everyone is able to get the CHA experience at Ranger's Blog. Pull up a chair, relax, see the new products, and techniques!
     If you scroll down on the Ranger blog page, or watch it on the Ranger Ink You Tube Channel, you can even watch the Make It Take it 'Foil Cardstock Tattered Flower' being made.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CHA Winter 2014 - Fast, Furious and Fun!

     Warm and wonderful Anaheim. She was back at the Anaheim Convention Center for CHA Winter 2014, ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work with the rest of the Ranger team. Glitch. The truck carrying the Ranger booth had mechanical difficulties and hadn't arrived yet.
There was concern, but she knew the the Ranger team could set up in time. So shopping and antiquing ensued.
     Early the next day on the show floor, there were no crates in sight. A teeny bit of panic danced around her mind. But no worries, the truck arrived and would soon be unloaded. Polar Vortex gremlins! Some of the booth contents on the stranded truck had frozen & burst! Ink was seeping through boxes! There were eager helpers around and with their help and the awesome Ranger team the booth was set up in near record time!

     This is her contribution to the Ranger 2014 Designer Challenge: How Do You Distress? She LOVES Distress Paint and was honored to be among those picked for the challenge. See their creative and diverse works on the Ranger Blog.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Making presents on a warm New Jersey day! She's recently discovered, and is loving, making bracelets with  Julianna  Hudgins  Beadalon Jewel Loom Kit: Beading Loom, Needle, Threader, Pouch. Fun, Fabulous and fast! Whatever you are up to, enjoy the weekend and the season!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


How do you make a Shark Fin Hat? And what the heck do you do with it after you make it? Check out Rangers blog for the answers!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Road Trip

She just got back from Vegas. Not really a road trip. More like flying the friendly skies. She made this card with Archival Ink in Jet Black, Distress Markers (In new yummy colors!) on the new Ranger Watercolor Paper (One side is smooth the other is textured!). She's decided to join in the fun on The Sketchbook Challenge. Why not come along? There are new wonderful art journeys to take!