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I had a mind blowing weekend! I can honestly say I have never learned so much stamping related EVER! I had a wonderful time. Tim, Claudine and Suze were amazing! AMAZING! So were my classmates. It was very informative to tour the Ranger factory. Can you imagine a big barrel filled with just waterfall stickles…..I wanted to stick my hand in it so BAD!

What a incredible time!!!! I am still speechless. I meant to blog every night, but I had trouble with my internet connection. Not only that, but we never went home before 9 p.m. Well….Sunday we got out at 6 p.m. So instead of blogging every day, I just have one huge blog post today. Click on more if you want to check them out.

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Tim is interducing Claudine Hellmuth. She was amazing! I loved all her ideas!

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Claudine’s amazing paints!

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What a cool craft bucket is that? It holds water in the middle and you can fold it down for storage or travel. You know I NEED one, actually two. Rebecca will need one as well.

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Check out this gorgeous bag. Claudine used her Canvas sheets to create the different panels and then sewed the entire tote. It’s beautiful!

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Another gorgeous sample from Claudine. Gorgeous indeed.

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This was the amazing project Suze Weinberg taught us to do. Suze made me want a Melting Pot. I thought I could live without it. Boy was I wrong!!!

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A close up shot of parts of the frame. I LOVED adding UTEE into the Memory Frames. Other techniques we learned were Faux Soldering, Cloisonne, Image Transfer, working with Mold n’ Pour, making agate with black and colored UTEE and working with beeswax. I tell you…We learned so much.

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Our class working hard! Did I mention how much fun I had?

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Look at this big pile of Distress. I LOVE these ink pads. They were my favorite pads before I went to New Jersey….now I love them even more. But that wasn’t enough. We got to play with Distress Crackle Paint, Distress Stickles and Distress Embossing powder. Good times indeed! I was in Stamping Heaven!

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I LOVE these blending tools. Love them, love them, LOVE THEM! I had a BIG DUH moment during the class when Tim told us that you can stack these Ink Tool Spinner on top of each other. Say WHAT? I so need to order two or three more and stack them up!

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Look how pretty those inks are. Just drag them over your craft sheet (and if you don’t do it….you NEED one! Forget paper pads under your stamping area! That is so OVER for me!).

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Look at this wall of goodness. It was so much fun to choose the stamps for all our different tags. Now of course I want them all. I caught the TIM FEVER!

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Some of my table mates. Jane, Jennie, me and Allie.

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Cindy Lyles drove 2 hours in storm and rain to meet up with Ellen and I. She is such a sweetheart. Last time we all met was in 2005. Crazy! We had a great time together although Ellen was fighting a cold.

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The entire spring class of Ranger U 2010. If you are looking for me, check all the way in the back under the E from Ranger. I am sitting here shaking my head because I want to write how amazing it was…AGAIN. That’s what it was though. Simply amazing!

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

66 Responses to “SHUT UP! I am Ranger Certified!”

  1. Congrats, Beate!!!

  2. Glad you had such a wonderful time! So excited to see what you will soon be posting!

  3. I’m *sooooooo* glad that you went, Beate. Glad you loved it, can’t wait to see what you learned. . . hugs! Miss you!

  4. How exciting! I’m glad you had so much fun! Will look forward to hearing more. Congrats!!!

  5. oh, i’m so happy you had a great time!! i don’t think it was an option!! i can’t wait to see what fun you share!! yea for you!!! xoxoxo

  6. Welcome home! 🙂

  7. How fun! Congrats!

  8. SO awesome!!!! Congrats Beate. One of these days I hope I get the same privilege.

  9. How fun and congrats on the certification 😀 Looking forward to some tutorials on SCS and your blog 😀

  10. Wonderful you were able to go to this amazing certification class- the projects look totally awesome! You are all a lucky lot of ladies!!! Now, back to reality!!!

  11. What an amazing experience…I so wanted to go but couldn’t swing it. It’s for sure on my list of things to do…thanks for sharing such great pics and your thoughts on the certification weekend!

  12. AWESOME! I’m so glad for you…..and so envious too. Can’t wait until you are able to make videos to share your knowledge!

  13. WOW, it sounds like a lot of fun, Beate! I can’t wait to see all of your projects! 🙂

  14. Oh my gosh! Sounds like you had the BEST time!!!! I would love to do something like that

    Hugs

    Vicki

  15. How wonderful! Congratulations. Your sounding like a child in a candy store. That’s a good thing, by the way.:>}} Looking forward to what you will share with us.

  16. Congratulations Beate! What an awesome weekend you had!

  17. Congrats, Beate! Fantastic picture of you two! You are beaming!! Love it!

  18. how amazing, that’s awesome! congrats! 🙂 you look so happy!

  19. What an amazing event! I look forward to seeing all of the new techniques in your creations! And you are beaming! Congtratulations!

  20. I’m so glad you had such a great time sheltered at Ranger because our nor’easter in NJ was the worst! I felt for your family trying to enjoy NYC…doubtful! I’m looking forward to some melting pot projects because I bought one from a Suze demo awhile back and haven’t done anything with it yet.

  21. It’s hard to imagine you getting any more creative, but it sounds like you just might top yourself with all this Ranger Goodness!

  22. I am so glad you got to go..b/c I always learn SO much from you!! I can’t wait to go in the future!!!! looking forward to hearing of new projects from you!

  23. How Cool Beate! It looks like you had fun or something! Hugs Lori

  24. Congrats Beate!! I am green with envy!! That would be a dream vacation for me lol!

  25. WOW- did you feel like your head was going to burst… I bet you had one of the best stamping times of your life! Now get working on some nifty tutorials for all of us that did not attend… We wanna know all the details!

  26. SHUT UP! (chest shove à la Seinfeld) That’s awesome, Beate!! Congratulations!

    xo Brandi

  27. WOW, how fun. Isn’t Tim just the nicest person, and so creative. All of your projects looked like they were just awesome. Looking forward to seeing what you create with all your new inspiration

  28. How fabulous is that! Congratulations – and what a great picture of you and Tim!! WHOO HOO~~

  29. Oh WOW lucky you! I was so going to try and sign up for that Ranger U and missed the deadline . . . I thought I saw you in a picture Suze posted . . . it was the back. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. I never would have guessed that you weren’t already Ranger-certified! You have so many wonderful skills to teach others. Now you can go even a different direction now and then! Congrats!

  31. I am glad you had a great time! Congrats to you.

  32. Congratulations Beate ….. I am so anxious to see the fun stuff you share now!
    Sandra

  33. Congrats Beate, I can just imagine all the fun you had there. How lucky you are to have experienced that. Now you can share all that knowledge with us, and believe me, we can hardly wait for all the neat stuff you can teach us. Rest up girl, cause we’re waiting!!
    Hugs,
    Sue

  34. WOW!!! That is fabulous Beate!! Congrats on getting certified, that is so cool!! Sounds like you had a great time – I can totally here your excitement coming through your post!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  35. Oh Beate ~ I can actually hear the enthusiasm in your voice as I read this…what I would give to go to a class like that!!! What fun…and glad to had it too!!

  36. Hey Beate –

    Wasn’t Ranger U a blast!! It was so great to meet you after watching you on Split Coast Stampers all of these years.

    Keep in touch!

    Cindy
    Ranger
    Customer Service

  37. Awesome! Congrats! What did you think of Jersey? Where abouts were you?

  38. very cool, sounds like so much fun!

  39. OMG I am seriously envious! That would have been AMAZING!!! I couldn’t wait to see posts from you before because you truly have a gift when it comes to being creative…now I really can’t wait to see all the fun stuff you will be posting and sharing with us! Thanks for sharing the enthusiasm and making me want to go too!!!!

  40. This is SO cool – congrats, girl! Now show-‘n-tell is in order when you use your newly learned techniques!

  41. congrats..I’m a little ignorant what is Ranger Certification??? and how do you go about getting it… cool looking products

  42. Beate –

    So glad you had fun, and learned some new techniques and got to try them out! You lucky duck – LOL! I am so envious, perhaps some day I’ll have the opportunity to go also. In the meantime, I’ll listen to all the wonderful stories you have for us!

    Elaine Allen

  43. Wow, Congratulations Beate. Looks like you had an absolutely ball.

  44. Very cool!!!
    🙂

  45. Yea, Beate has so many fantastic fun ideas that she will want to share with all of us. Yippee! The pictures were sooo much fun to look at…thanks for sharing!

  46. Ranger U is so crazy good! So glad you got to go get grungy.

  47. Thanks for sharing about your Ranger U experience. Looks like so much fun!

  48. SO cool, Beate! Congratulations!!! That picture with Tim peeking out with that cheesy grin is so funny! I totally love the box that you made and seeing you take what you learned and making such a beautiful project… can not wait to see more!

  49. Wow. I am so glad for you. I learn so much from you the way it is, I can’t wait to learn even more from you bogs and tutorials.

  50. SHUT UP! 🙂 I am so happy for you! What a dream! I can’t wait to see what all you will be creating & sharing with us! drool…

  51. Beate, I am so happy for you! can’t wait to see what you learned! Congrats & hugs, Gerrie (Lisa’s mom)

  52. Congrats on your certification, Beate! Very cool!

  53. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! I soooooo want to go next time! looks so informative, but also loads of fun! 🙂 can’t wait to read all about the neat things you have learned in your upcoming posts.

  54. I have just bought my first distress inks. Can you share how to color images with them. Do you us an aqua painter, blender pen, or what?

    Thanks. I am so grateful for all you share with the stamping community.

  55. Sounds like so much fun! I have a melting pot (have had it for years) and I don’t know what to do with it. I also have many distress inks unused so I can’t wait to see some of your new projects!

  56. So glad you had an awesome time! I would be shaking too and also pinching myself just to be sure it was real 🙂 I’ve been wanting to get the melting pot ever since running into the website Suze has out here and watching her videos on YouTube. It’s amazing what all can be made with that little device with hardly any effort or know-how. Mix, melt, pour into a mold & create. How simple is that!! Thanks for the post and all of the photos—it looks like everyone had a blast!

  57. Oh Wow! I would be beside myself to share in such an experience.

  58. Congratulations Beate, How wonderful you are a Ranger now!! Happy for you! Hugs always! G

  59. Are you black and blue all over from pinching yourself??? Holy cow! What a wonderful time you must have had! Cannot wait to see your new tutorials! (Actually, my motherboard died, and I’m on loaner computers until my new one is done about mid-April, so don’t post them TOO soon!!!).lol….. Hugs, dear girl – so glad you look so happy!

  60. Congratulations, Beate!! It looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos too!!

  61. I am so jealous because I so want to do this and become Ranger Certified, trying to talk my sis who owns a store into going.

  62. How exciting! I am a HUGE Ranger/Tim Holtz fan and would need to bring a drool cloth with me should I ever be lucky enough to attend one of his classes. Can’t wait to see what you share with us from all you’ve learned!

  63. O wow Beate, for this one I envy you – I do say that seldom, cause I try to be happy with what I have, but a TH class, God I would faint like a teeny…
    Lucky you and I am looking forward to see your change of style!

  64. Congrats! I just stumbled across your blog today for the first time and was so excited for you about this 😉 I’m applying for Ranger U in June… looks like a blast, here’s hoping I get in! Could you take sort of a ‘pile’ shot of everything you brought home (projects, tools, etc.) for people like me dreaming about going?

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