Tuesday, May 15, 2012

RangerU, NSD Weekend and Dyan Reaveley.........

Wow it has been a crazy month packed with traveling, creating, learning, meeting new people and seeing some old friends. I am truly blessed to be doing something I love!

Every year Ranger Industries hosts a 3-day program with Tim Holtz, Ranger’s Creative Director and signature designer, Claudine Hellmuth, Mixed-media collage artist and licensed designer, and their newest signature designer, Dyan Reaveley. Only 24 people are picked for each session, shop owners, bloggers, designers and teachers. Ranger is one of my biggest manufactures and what I teach most with, so I applied. Surprised and excited would be an understatement when I received the email. I feel so honored, what an experience.......
I was even more excited when I found out my dear friend Lisa Pace was going and would be my travel buddy......

Learning with Tim Holtz........

Learning with Claudine Hellmuth.....

Learing with Dyan Reaveley.....

And 80 technique's later I am Ranger Certified!

Thank you Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Dyan Reaveley, Mario and everyone from Ranger for an fantastic experience.

As soon as I got back, the next day it was full speed ahead on the finishing touches for NSD Weekend. Not only did we host 30 women on a 4 day retreat we also had a 14 hour crop at the shop. A BIG thank you to MaryLou, Karen and Susie for running the crop at the shop.


Karen planned some fun make-n-takes for the day.....


And over at Our House In Milford Retreat, Caroline (from Maya Road), Gena, Joan and I were busy with lots of make-n-takes, giveaways and tons of laughter and creativity.....






Home on Sunday, Monday I was off to the airport to pick up Dyan Reaveley.......

Sometimes people come into your life, and you know that they are a friend for life, that is Dyan.


We had a couple of days until the classes started, so we headed off to Hobby Lobby. Little did I know that this was her first time, and what an experience it was.......


Before things got crazy with her 2 days of packed classes, I had everyone over for dinner. This is when I learned about Dyan's crazy obsession for deer heads and skulls. Well I told her she was in the right place because I had dead things all over my house, lol! This is what happens when you marry a country boy! My husband gave her, her pick of several.......


The next day started her workshops! When I went to open the door, I found several excited students.

2 days, 6 classes, lots of ink, creativity, laughter and a whole lot of diet dr. pepper..........
Thank you so much for coming to our little town in Texas, we miss you already!

It wouldn't have been a visit without the famous teeth!

 

3 comments:

Dylan said...

aww I miiiiiissssssssss you my sweet friend. I had a ball you are one gorgeous gorgeous bundle of gorgeousness. I will be back need some vintage cowboy boots xxx

Lori said...

Thank you for the fun classes with Dyan! She was awesome and I loved and absorbed everything! She was so fun to learn from and listen to!!

Lori

Paula Boudreaux said...

I am so glad I found your blog and website!
Beautiful cards and art!