Welcome Winter with Ranger Ink

Hello, hello friends! Long time no see! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and New Year, and that 2019 is off to a good start. It has been crazy town here at my house lately, between Christmas and work and my parents and kids visiting… and more recently, being holed in up my craft room working on secret Creativation (CHA) projects. But probably the biggest time consumer has been this little guy right here.


The sweetest wee baby pup. He’s an American Eskimo (Eskie) dog, 10 weeks old, name still to be decided… and he’s definitely keeping me on my toes, and rather worn out. But I’m smitten. Quite honestly in love.

So I apologize for being a bit MIA lately. I miss you all, and hope to be around to visit soon! CHA work is wrapping up shortly, and little buddy here should be growing in independence, and then things can begin to get back to a more normal schedule.


In the meantime, I wanted to share a winter-inspired card project and tutorial that I have up on the Ranger Ink blog today, featuring some favorite Tim Holtz stamps and dies and lots of beautiful Distress ink and oxide.


The background of the card was heavily inked in colors of a winter stormy sky, and stamped and embossed with large swirly snowflakes. Last year’s snow globe die set was used to create a window opening for my woodland scene.


Several die sets were combined in this snow globe scene, including Festive Greens, Alphanumeric Thin letters, Snowglobe #2, and Winter Wonderland, all from the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix collection. The images were pieced from a variety of cardstock that were sanded, inked, or watercolored. Love the different textures those three mediums bring.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

The puppy is calling me, so off I go. Happy New Year, friends! May 2019 be good to us all!

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8 thoughts on “Welcome Winter with Ranger Ink

  1. Oh, Audrey! I am so excited for you! The little guy is adorable! I’m looking forward to following his progress over time. And, of course, you have created another fabulous card with those Tim dies! What a lot of time must have gone into it! It is uniquely perfect! I can’t wait to see what you have come up for CHA, too!

  2. Oh, my! What an adorable pup! We had one when I was young named Keema. Dogs are such great company. We haven’t decided if and when we want another one after losing our Shadow in November. Time will tell. I can’t wait to find out what you name him, so so cute!! And, your card is beautiful! Great use of distress inks! Such a lovely scene with the deer and beautiful snowflakes! Love how you added the twine, too! Great card as always, Audrey! Hugs to your sweet pup!!:-))

  3. Wow this is inking heaven. Just gorgeous. Everything looks so vivid. Okay I am a HUGE dog lover so this little sneaky peek is just teasing me. That little face is precious. I can tell he’s going to be a cuddler. πŸ™‚ Happy new year my friend!

  4. Oh my. Such a cutie! Glad you are having a little fun with the new little guy despite being so busy!

    That card is gorgeous! LOVE the details!

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