Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ranger U 2013 rundown...

Ranger U 2013 has just finished and what a fabulous time we had.

Here's a quick run down...hold on to your hats...

The gorgeous Korean girls Miyake and Key

Miyake was so shy to start with but we soon got her out of her shell...

The lovely Mackie from Vintaj was teaching with Tim on the Friday.

My lovely friend Monica owner of the Beaver.

 Marjie, Annette and Ellen

Me bestie Mario

The Master himself, it is unbelievable how much you learn just listening to him.

I love to hang around with the lovely peeps in the Warehouse, they are so much fun. Here's the gorgeous America prepping a Dylusions order.

 George, the lovely Saul and She who never stops smiling, America.

Friday night is the traditional cookout. Love this as all of the Ranger family come along and join in the fun. Alain and Justin's wives, Liz and Danielle bring the children and we have fun and games as they always bring really cool toys with them..

At night we were celebrating the end of a long day with my latest obsession....


Day 2... Claudine taught her fabulous Studio techniques, Tim went through the Adirondack line and I finished it all off with Dylusions...

Here's who makes it all run like clockwork, The giggly sisters Patti and  Jackie...love these two.

Mario and I went shopping for new electrical equipment, here we are taking the mick out of the size of Chars phone...

Day 3 is a really tough day for Tim. lots of different techniques on Distress to be taught. We sneaked out to get ice creams and I found the perfect one for  me...

So that's it for another year, 24 students, 4 instructors, 80 techniques, lots of tired smiley people. 

So that's it for another year, 24 students, 4 instructors, 80 techniques, lots of tired smiley people. Time to decamp to the best Margarita tosser for miles. Look two at a time and both for me lol

Yesterday was spent making new videos, today is tying up all the loose ends and tomorrow I leave Ranger Headquarters ( sure will miss my besties :-( ) and head over to Florida to teach.

Enjoy xx

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My US shenanigans...

Yes I am back in the good old US of A. My journey started in Moline, Chicago at the fabulous Scrap booking Studio, where I taught 4 art journal workshops

The lovely Lynne made sure I was well catered for...

Now that is Dylusional...

 Amy... the big boss..

I then hot footed it to Ranger Headquarters

where I caught Patti sorting out me kitchen rolls

And then it was off to Long Island to revisit The Scrappers Playground and the lovely Sue

The fabby Terry was my bitch..ermmm assistant for the weekend and did a fabulous job of keeping me under control.!!

Always sad to leave this lovely lady, the gorgeous gorgeous Dee Momma, my adopted Mam, who celebrated her 75th birthday last week.

And what can I say about the fabulous Renee.??

Oooops seem to have left my mark...

 After 2 full days of teaching we had a 4 1/2 hr ride to Boston where we were teaching at a retailer group event. I arrived at 1.30 in the morning to find a man already sleeping in my bed...!! Room service has changed a lot these days lol. Anyway after a quick new allocation of rooms, I was rested and ready to go again.                                                  


I was wearing a stunning vintage dress especially..love it and feel fab in it.

Met up with some lovely peeps, fellow Brit and Twiglet lover, the fab Michelle.

The gorgeous Jen Starr, who now fits quite comfortably under my heaving bosoms...

Coleen from Viva

And me lovely old mucker Shari, always makes me laugh....can't wait for Vegas, lmao

Heres the best way to clean 200+ stencils..

Here we are ready to go the next morning, teaching 100 retailers. Tim had to come and rescue my projector as you all know how bad I am with technology.

And then it was time to repack the car and take the 5 hr trip back to Ranger. We had a quick 5 minute stop for a freshen up.

Tim treated me to the latest iPad, but for some reason I can't seem to get it to work properly.!

So we are now camped at Ranger for the next 10 days, prepping, designing, sorting and creating.

And hows this.? I get to look at two of my fave guys all day long..

And I have just pinched this pic from Mario... We are all ready to go tomorrow...

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott