Sunday, April 28, 2013

I'm a RANGER GRAD! Yahooo!

Good Evening Everybody!  Day Three Ranger U!

My last blog in New Jersey!  What a beautiful place this is!  I will miss all the AMAZING blooming trees that can be found up and down the street!  Too beautiful really!

Well, Guess What????  I graduated Ranger U!  Yahoooooo!  I am now a Certified Ranger Instructor!  yep....happy dance...actually, I'm  wigglin' my toes in happiness.  Everything else is too tired to waddle, wiggle or wobble...WOW Folks!  Today was one tag after another in all  things Distress....Distress Inks, paints, pens, stains and embossing powders...Fantastic day!  So much fun!  So many cool techniques!  I can't wait to go into slow-mo so I can have time to pull things out of the cluster of what we learned today...Thank God for all the technique tags we did for reference. 

Well I'm on a jet plane out of here tomorrow afternoon!  Looking forward to getting back home for a few days in my own bed, in my own studio.  Ahhhhh!  Can't wait!

I leave you with a few pictures of today...To be honest, we were so busy today that I didn't even think about cameras or cell phones so I tried to grab what I could for you all....

Here we go.....










 








 I have had so much fun the last few days...I've learned so much, made so many new friends  (Just for fun...and a cool thing to note...There were 11 countries represented in this Ranger U class!  Too cool huh?!)  Thank You Tim, Dyan, Mario, Patti, Jackie and Ranger for an absolutely AMAZING experience...

Have an Awesome Week and Remember...Come on over to Chico Scrapbooks in Chico, California and join me as I show you how to make the Quote Wallet for National Scrapbook Day!  Sounds like the whole weekend there is going to be fun! So come on down and join us!

That's all the juice I have left y'all...My energizer battery has finally ran out of power...LOL! 
Have an awesome night and thanks for following me along on this cool adventure...

Night...

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter









 

45 comments:

  1. thanks for allowing me to be a fly on the wall.

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  2. Rest now, my friend!!! You deserve it!!! You've worked hard and gotten your degree...so proud of you!! Thanks for all the pictures...love the shirt!

    PLEASE get to the airport EARLY!!! Don't want to miss your flight home...LOL!!!

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  3. Great posts, Jim, sharing this incredible experience with us all. So happy for you. Now begins a GREAT year! :-)

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  4. I envy you... Someday I would like to become certified also, at Ranger U. I took my third class from Tim Holtz last Saturday the 20th, in CT. What an amazing instructor/designer he is. And, from what I see, you are just as amazing. Glad you had fun and earned a diploma.

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  5. Thank you Jim for taking us along on your journey! I knew you would pass the class. I can't wait for you to show us everything. Are you streaming Tues. night or resting up? I have to work but if you stream don't forget to record. Have a great flight home.

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  6. Congratulations and looks like you had a ball, cannot wait to see your makes and safe journey x trace x

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  7. the heartiest congratulations to your certificate, dear jim !
    i love your creative artworks !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    many greetings
    margit

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  8. Wow 11 countries? Any South Africans? Thanks for the virtual tour of your classroom and day to day experiences.

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  9. Congratulations on your graduation from Ranger - it's well deserved and certain a no-brainer that you'd achieve this.
    Thanks for sharing your journey

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  10. Congratulations and welcome to The Club! The awesome amazing Ranger Club. Have a safe trip back home. Thank you for sharing your time, I've enjoyed every moment of it.

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  11. "cool adventure" indeed, what a terrific time you've had - and now you're 'certified', woooohoooo!!!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure, I was riveted and envious all at the same time lol. I applied but unfortunately didn't make the grade this year, so definitely upping my game for next year!!!! Congratulations on your achievement and looking forward to seeing all that creativity .... : )

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  13. Congratulations Jim. Thanks for taking us along on your journey. Hope you get lots of rest when you get home. Hugs, Theresa

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  14. Congrats! Your shirt is looking great. Now get home, get some rest and start sharing!
    Pam P in NC

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  15. Congrats! I am so glad it was all you hoped for! I hope you can share some of what you learned. Glad you had a good time...good luck in Chico, but hurry back....I've been missing you on ustream!!!!

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  16. WOW! How cool is that, Congrats. Have a safe trip back to Texas....

    Chris B
    Http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations! Thank you soooo much for taking the time at the end of each exciting and exhausting day to share your Ranger U experience. Enjoy a few days well deserved rest.

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  18. You are too funny. I can't remember if I have ever heard the words "New Jersey" and "beautiful" in the same sentence!

    LOL. Glad you had fun though!

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  19. Congratulations! Looks you had a blast. Thanks so much for taking the time to post each day. So excited about this weekend in Chico. Yahoo!

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  20. Congratulations Jim!! I'm excited for you.... and for us when you share the 'stuff' you learned!! Rest up this week and have fun at Chico's! Thanks again for sharing your cool adventures with us!

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  21. Congrats Jim! Yahoooooo, you graduated! It looks like everyone has a fabulous, but tiring time! Love the white shirt! Are you gonna frame it? Wow... 11 countries, that is amazing! You Rock My Friend!!! Have a wonderful week and rest up a bit!

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  22. Awesome Jim!! Congratulations!
    I hope once you come back to earth and have a chance to play with all the techniques you were taught that you will share! Have fun playing! :D

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  23. Congratulations on your graduation Jim! I'm so happy for you, but I'm sorry that it's all over in a way as I've loved reading about your creative adventures at Ranger U. Funnily enough, when I saw you were wearing a white shirt the other day I thought you were being a bit optimistic about keeping it clean with all that ink about! What a great souvenier of your exciting experiences there!
    Have a safe journey home (if you catch the 'plane) and get some well deserved rest. I'm sure that you're dying to tell Cesar all about it and I'm looking forward to hearing more soon too. Are you streaming tomorrow night?

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  24. Jim, thanks for the daily blog on RU! Did they make you design a project and then present it to the group as your graduation exam? You didn't say, and I am wondering if they have changed the format and eliminated that nerve-wracking step? :-)

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  25. HUGE congrats Gentleman Jim! Loved your blog posts! I'm so proud for you and all of your newfound "besties" and knowledge you've gotten from Ranger U. I know you're inspired!!! Much love! <3 Candy

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  26. Hey Chicklet! :) SO glad we got to share the Ranger U adventure together! Who else could I have sat with that would spray, stain and stamp my arm with all Rangers gorgeous products??? LOL! Still traces of jet black archival, but the sunburn/bruise blob has almost faded out... haha...Seriously, can't imagine getting through it all with anyone else. Get some rest, enjoy some time at home, and then have a great trip to Cali. Hugs, e. xxx

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  27. Sounds like you had a great adventure. So glad we get to be a part of it through your stories and the future projects you will share. Be safe. Theresa aka Mountain Dreamer

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  28. Glad you had an awesome time at Ranger U and got your diploma, Yaaaae. They are for the better because you were there.

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  29. Congratulations Jim! It looks and sounds like you have made memories to last a lifetime. I can't wait to see your creations. You are an inspiration to me. I can only dream of attending some day! Rest up! You earned it!

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  30. Congratulations Jim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to see more of your creations..... Hugs Rose

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  31. It's in the books now, Jim. Congratulations!!! A day to trade your top hat for a graduation cap. Hopefully you're too tired to worry about flying. Travel safe!
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  32. You may be on the plane now. I hope you can sleep all the way home so you don't have to think about flying, can catch up a bit on sleep and have pleasant dreams of the last few days. Congratulations graduate. Did you get to walk across a stage to accept your diploma? ;-)

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  33. Congrats!!!! Now it's official. Exciting. So happy for you. Now you can teach all of us.
    Marcie

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  34. I am totally green with envy :) Looks like you had lots of fun, I'd LOVE to go to Ranger U :) Have a safe trip home.

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  35. Congratulations Jim. I'll bet that you're full of ideas and inspiration and they'll pour out of you....once you get some good rest! Take care and happy flight home.

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  36. You survived !! You graduated !! You ROCKED :) Congratulations to you, Jim.

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  37. I agree with Jill from your first comment! Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful experience at Ranger U. Congratulations on becoming a Ranger Educator...wow that is fantastic and I am jealous lol. Jim your talent is great and it would be an honour to be in one of your classes even if I have to travel all the way from Australia!!

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  38. Congratulations! Let the crafting continue...

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  39. Congrats on graduating. Let the crafting begin.

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  40. Awesome. Can't wait for the recap.

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  41. Loved all of your pics from Ranger U, Jim. Congrats on being a graduate. Maybe now you can come back to Whim So Doodle as an instructor! I would love to know more about the Vintaj line. :::just sayin!:::

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  42. Fabaroonie wrap-up post, Jim! Nicking a few of your pics. Miss you. Hope your travels go well for Thursday... can't believe you have to get on a plane again so soon. xx

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  43. You will be an instructor before we turn around twice. Your talent just keeps growing. So proud and happy for you, Jim!

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  44. SaWeet! Congrats Sir Jim, you truly truly truly are completely the most Awesomeness person in the whole wide world & this is just another adventure to add to the many blessings of your heARTistry you share with all of us. HUGS Honey. xoxoxo

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