Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ranger U- Day 2

Good Evening Everybody...

Well, I cannot even begin to tell you what we did today!  LOL!  Totally serious!  So many things to take in and so many things to learn....But loved every minute of it!  I have been so blessed with meeting some AMAZING new friends from around the world!  It's been the coolest experience of my life!  For those of you who have applied...keep applying...for those of you thinking about applying...DO IT!  You will never have another experience quite like it...It's just been...Looking for words here.....Incredible...Just Incredible!

OK, where was I?  I had to stop to dig a pieces of ink covered Gesso, covered Glossy Accent, covered Dylusions from the tip of my finger it was impeding my typing...Maybe it would have made my writing more colorful...LOL!...There are multi colored layers all over my hands and I couldn't be any more proud than I am to display these stains of love. 

I wont go into the details of today really because I am pooped, but here is a quick rundown of the day's schedule....

Claudine Hellmuth in the morning.... Lunch....Adirondack paints and inks with Tim....and Dylusions with Dyan the rest of the day....30 tags in total today.....here are a few pictures that I took through the day...

Oh Yeah!  We had the Square Pizza Today!  YAHOOOO!  Pizza Heaven!  Man, I'm still thinking about that pizza!  Yummo!

OK...Pictures...

Claudine Hellmuth and myself...LOL!

The Infamous Square Pizza!  Yahooo!  It needed a little bacon though!  LOL!

Annette's tag that came out so amazing!

One of my FAVORITE TECHNIQUES TODAY!  So Cool!
Our Beginning Kit...
My New BFF, Annette...She really kept me in line today!  LOL!
My Other BFF...Ellen!  I accidentally sprayed her arm with Bubblegum Pink...Kinda...:)
Dyan being Dyan....LOL!
A really blurry picture of Claudine...
The tag collection about 10:30 this morning...It keeps growing!
Outside Ranger...Gorgeous...

Tim giving Dyan an intro.... 

Thanks Tons For Coming By!  I'm off to bed!
 
Night!
 
Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


36 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun! The tags are awesome!

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  2. I know u are SO happytired. The best kind!

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  3. Looks and sounds like you had so much fun! Thanks for sharing, can not wait until you do a stream when you get back!

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  4. It looks like your having a great time while working your butt off. Enjoy! I can't wait to hear all the details.

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  5. So much fun to be done. Kind of accidentally sprayed or kind of bubblegum pink??? LOL

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, WandaH! LOL

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  6. What a colorful post...LOL!!! You're really going to have to speak to Mario about the blessings of bacon...on everything...LOL...again! As always, your posts make me giggle...thank you for sharing your day with us. If I can't be there in person, this is the next best thing...I can't wait to learn what you've learned.

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  7. I bet you're exhausted !! But what a totally fabulous thing you're doing. And you need to use the Ranger scrubbie to get that ink and paint right off (unless it's you're badge of honor and you want to leave it on HAHA). Thanks for sharing this with us as tired as you are :)

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  8. LOL! When you get home you will need to take a day to just sleep and then a day to show us all the other pictures that you have! I am sure you have tons!!! I am so glad to see that you are having a fabulous time! Hugs!

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  9. What better way to be "pooped" than at Ranger U. Your head must be spinning with all the possiblities. Absolutely love the tags and Annette's really is amazing(thanks for sharing). So happy to see that with all the craziness and excitment that you still took time to "smell the roses" so to speak. It's hard to beat nature for producing a creative masterpiece! Sleep well :)

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  10. Hi Jim, Glad you're enjoying yourself. 30 tags in one day! No wonder your exhausted. Looking forward to hearing more about Ranger U. Hugs, Theresa

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  11. It's a good sign that you're exhausted! 30 tags is great, and they are looking fabulous!!! Dare I say, just as fabulous as Dyan??? Enjoy the rest of Ranger U!!

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  12. Wow looks like another amazing day - 30 tags that's some going no wonder you're exhausted - bet your head is full to bursting.

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  13. Having such a great time with you Jim. You summed up the day perfectly. It's a dream to be here and to share it with you makes it that much better.

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  14. What a dream!! Everything looks so fun and awesome. I'm so happy your having a wonderful time Jim.

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  15. Glad you are having the time of your life!

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  16. What great photos ... but no bacon!!! What an incredibly amazing inky time you are having - thanks so much for sharing and I'm eager to learn more when you get back.

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  17. Whooohooo! That's a whole pile of tags there! I'll sit patiently in hopes that you all will share some cool techniques with us common folk! LOL :D

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  18. Yahoo! Day two! Thanks so much for sharing. Sooooooo happy for you.

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  19. Super fabulous tags!!!!!!!! Wow, looks like serious fun was had by all. Thanks for introducing us to everyone. Great pics. I am sure the memory of this will always be held in a special place in your heart. Enjoy!!!!
    Marcie

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  20. "Happy tired" is the best kind. What are you dreaming about, dare we ask? Tags, inks, adhesives, new projects to construct? We're all looking forward to more pics. I hope you'll continue to introduce us to some of your new friends and maybe direct us to their blogs, too. Anyone with Ranger U experience has got to be worth checking out. BTW, I can't believe you didn't make room in your luggage for your own daily ration of bacon.... That pizza did look good as is, though.

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  21. I love that you got giddy when you toured Ranger. Now you know how I am feeling about meeting you next month! Forget what I am going to learn, I get to meet Jim. Now you will have enough things to teach us on Ustream for the remainder of the year. Love the tag idea with all the techniques....hey that's what you could do on ustream. We might even pay attention....allllll the way! Thanks for sharing, you are a lucky dog, a tired dog.

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    1. LOL, Lori!! We'll pay attention as long as we don't start talking about...
      B A C O N!!!! lol

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  22. Love that your sharing you experience with us, so sweet! I've been eagerly awaiting each new post to read about your Ranger U adventures :) Can't wait till you get back and show us how you made all those cool tags!

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  24. What a great time you seem to be having... the amount of tags by "just" 10:30am is amazing to me and yours are gorgeous. Thanks for taking time to share pics. I went on a 2 day shopping tour of 8 scrap/stamp stores this weekend with 20 women... now that is a fun time too! But like you, I am one tuckered out pup now. LOL

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  25. Love the notes on your experience. What a trip. Looks like you need more luggage to get eevrything home. A dream come true for me to be there with Tim and JIM!

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  26. I am so jealous. I think I'm just going to spray my fingers in ink, rub some gesso on and perhaps sprinkle bits of embossing powder about in solidarity with you! Keep enjoying!

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  27. What a day! Maybe you can ease Mario into using bacon and start him out with bacon bits. I hope today adds to the perfect experience for you. It's got to be awesome for Tim, Dyan and Claudine to have such a joyful student. (You are behaving yourself, aren't you?)
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing your exploits with these fab people. I love how you describe your day - I can see all this fun happening even though I'm not there. Hope you have a good sleep and wonderful dreams of colors intermingling.

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  29. Hugs, honey! I'm so impressed you've blogged twice already.... wonderful meeting you and will do my best to Blog Up manana.

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  30. I know your head is spinning and spinning with all of the info you're taking in at such a fast pace. Those rings of tags will be such a wonderful piece to have once you get back home. Can you believe how QUICKLY the time passes at Ranger U? Seems like you just sit down, have your mind completely BLOWN by all of the amazing products and techniques and then BAM!!! Time to go home! I am so happy for you, Jim, that you got to have that Ranger U experience. There truly are not words to adequately describe that experience, is there? So happy for you! Safe travels home, my friend. <3 Candy

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  31. Barb...LOL. Sounds like "he" did miss his bacon!

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  32. Fabulous photos, it's great to see what everyone really looks like. Maddy x

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  33. I'm really in need of pulling out my art journal & getting so inkified! Seeing your posts of Ranger boy oh boy & I would have to agree as so many Friends have gone it is an Owlmazing experience. I'm pretty sure I feel the same about meeting with you for the first time. & Without a doubt you will have tons & tons to Stream about throughout the year. I've heard the intensity of the elusive tag ring ;)
    HUGS xoxoxo

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